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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: January 2022

A list of new materials - books, DVDs, audiobooks, ebooks - added to the library collection each month. Click the title to see more information about it, to place a request, or begin using it.

Leisure Books

The Accomplice by Lisa Lutz

Owen Mann is charming, privileged, and chronically dissatisfied. Luna Grey is secretive, cautious, and pragmatic. Despite their differences, they form a bond the moment they meet in college. Their names soon become indivisible—Owen and Luna, Luna and Owen—and stay that way even after an unexplained death rocks their social circle.

They’re still best friends years later, when Luna finds Owen’s wife brutally murdered. The police investigation sheds light on some long-hidden secrets, but it can’t penetrate the wall of mystery that surrounds Owen. To get to the heart of what happened and why, Luna has to dig up the one secret she’s spent her whole life burying.

Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho

Best friends since second grade, Fiona Lin and Jane Shen explore the lonely freeways and seedy bars of Los Angeles together through their teenage years, surviving unfulfilling romantic encounters, and carrying with them the scars of their families' tumultuous pasts. Fiona was always destined to leave, her effortless beauty burnished by fierce ambition—qualities that Jane admired and feared in equal measure. When Fiona moves to New York and cares for a sick friend through a breakup with an opportunistic boyfriend, Jane remains in California and grieves her estranged father's sudden death, in the process alienating an overzealous girlfriend. Strained by distance and unintended betrayals, the women float in and out of each other's lives, their friendship both a beacon of home and a reminder of all they've lost.

In stories told in alternating voices, Jean Chen Ho's debut collection peels back the layers of female friendship—the intensity, resentment, and boundless love—to probe the beating hearts of young women coming to terms with themselves, and each other, in light of the insecurities and shame that holds them back.

Find Me by Alafair Burke

Some pasts won’t stay forgotten . . .

She calls herself Hope Miller, but she has no idea who she actually is. Fifteen years ago, she was found in a small New Jersey town thrown from an overturned vehicle, with no clue to her identity. Doctors assumed her amnesia was a temporary side effect of her injuries, but she never regained her memory. Hope eventually started a new life with a new name in a new town that welcomed her, yet always wondered what she may have left behind—or been running from. Now, she’s leaving New Jersey to start over once again.

Manhattan defense lawyer Lindsay Kelly, Hope’s best friend and the one who found her after the accident, understands why Hope wants a new beginning. But she worries how her friend will fare in her new East Hampton home, far away from everything familiar. Lindsay’s worst fears are confirmed when she discovers Hope has vanished without a trace—the only lead a drop of blood found where she was last seen. Even more ominously, the blood matches a DNA sample with a connection to a notorious Kansas murderer.

With nowhere else to turn, Lindsay calls NYPD homicide detective Ellie Hatcher, the daughter of the cop who dedicated his life to hunting the Kansas killer. Ellie has always believed there was more to the story of her father’s death twenty years earlier—and she now fears that Hope’s recent disappearance could be related.

In pursuit of answers, the women search for the truth beneath long-buried secrets. And when their searches converge, what they find will upend everything they’ve ever known. 

The Librarian Always Rings Twice by Mary Wingate

It has been nearly a year since I took up my position as curator of Lady Georgiana Fowling’s collection of Golden Age of Mystery writers’ first editions at her library in Middlebank House. I have learned that I need to take the good with the bad. The good: I have finally convinced Mrs. Woolgar to open up the collection to the public one day a week so that they too can share in Lady Fowling’s passion. The bad: although he would not be my first, or even tenth, choice, at the insistence of the board Charles Henry Dill, Lady Fowling’s unscrupulous nephew, is now my personal assistant.

On one of our first days open to the public, Mr. John Aubrey shows up at Middlebank House and insists that Lady Georgiana Fowling is his grandmother. Mrs. Woolgar is scandalized by his claims, and Charles Henry, who feels he has been cheated out of his rightful inheritance as Lady Fowling’s heir, is furious. I do not know that I believe Mr. Aubrey, yet he has knowledge of Lady Fowling’s life and writings that few possess. To further complicate matters, an associate of Mr. Aubrey’s intends to help us uncover the truth of John’s story. But before he can do that, he is murdered and the police have reason to suspect Charles Henry.

As much as I would like to lock up Charles Henry and throw away the key, I cannot believe he is a killer. And I also know there is something dead wrong about Mr. Aubrey’s tales regarding his “grandmother” Lady Fowling. I will need to make sense of her past in order to suss out the true villain of this story.

The Hard Sell by Evan Hughes

John Kapoor had already amassed a small fortune in pharmaceuticals when he founded Insys Therapeutics. It was the early 2000s, a boom time for painkillers, and he developed a novel formulation of fentanyl, the most potent opioid on the market.
Kapoor, a brilliant immigrant scientist with relentless business instincts, was eager to make the most of his innovation. He gathered around him an ambitious group of young lieutenants. His head of sales—an unstable and unmanageable leader, but a genius of persuasion—built a team willing to pull every lever to close a sale, going so far as to recruit an exotic dancer ready to scrape her way up. They zeroed in on the eccentric and suspect doctors receptive to their methods. Employees at headquarters did their part by deceiving insurance companies. The drug was a niche product, approved only for cancer patients in dire condition, but the company’s leadership pushed it more widely, and together they turned Insys into a Wall Street sensation.
But several insiders reached their breaking point and blew the whistle. They sparked a sprawling investigation that would lead to a dramatic courtroom battle, breaking new ground in the government’s fight to hold the drug industry accountable in the spread of addictive opioids.
In The Hard Sell, National Magazine Award–finalist Evan Hughes lays bare the pharma playbook. He draws on unprecedented access to insiders of the Insys saga, from top executives to foot soldiers, from the patients and staff of far-flung clinics to the Boston investigators who treated the case as a drug-trafficking conspiracy, flipping cooperators and closing in on the key players.
With colorful characters and true suspense, The Hard Sell offers a bracing look not just at Insys, but at how opioids are sold at the point they first enter the national bloodstream—in the doctor’s office.

Such a Pretty Smile by Kristi Demeester

There’s something out there that’s killing. Known only as The Cur, he leaves no traces, save for the torn bodies of girls, on the verge of becoming women, who are known as trouble-makers; those who refuse to conform, to know their place. Girls who don’t know when to shut up.

2019: Thirteen-year-old Lila Sawyer has secrets she can’t share with anyone. Not the school psychologist she’s seeing. Not her father, who has a new wife, and a new baby. And not her mother―the infamous Caroline Sawyer, a unique artist whose eerie sculptures, made from bent twigs and crimped leaves, have made her a local celebrity. But soon Lila feels haunted from within, terrorized by a delicious evil that shows her how to find her voice―until she is punished for using it.

2004: Caroline Sawyer hears dogs everywhere. Snarling, barking, teeth snapping that no one else seems to notice. At first, she blames the phantom sounds on her insomnia and her acute stress in caring for her ailing father. But then the delusions begin to take shape―both in her waking hours, and in the violent, visceral sculptures she creates while in a trance-like state. Her fiancé is convinced she needs help. Her new psychiatrist waives her “problem” away with pills. But Caroline’s past is a dark cellar, filled with repressed memories and a lurking horror that the men around her can’t understand.

As past demons become a present threat, both Caroline and Lila must chase the source of this unrelenting, oppressive power to its malignant core. Brilliantly paced, unsettling to the bone, and unapologetically fierce, Such a Pretty Smile is a powerful allegory for what it can mean to be a woman, and an untamed rallying cry for anyone ever told to sit down, shut up, and smile pretty.

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

BJ1581.2 .R8418 2010  El quinto acuerdo : una guía práctica para la maestría personal / Miguel Ruiz, Jose Ruiz, with Janet Mills




BR563.A82 C45 2019  Disciplined by race : theological ethics and the problem of Asian American identity / Ki Joo Choi

D: World History

D570.8.I6 M43 2021  The first code talkers : Native American communicators in World War I / William C. Meadows




DS668 .R66 2019  The Philippines : what everyone needs to know / Steven Rood

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

E184.A1 B695 2021  Race against time : the politics of a darkening America / Keith Boykin




E184.A75 A78 2017  Asian America : a primary source reader / edited by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, K. Scott Wong, Jason Oliver Chang



E185.61 .D646 2021  Documents of the Harlem Renaissance / [edited by] Thomas J. Davis and Brenda M. Brock




E185.61 .S6535 2022  Black liberation from Reconstruction to Black Lives Matter / Robert Smith, Marquette University



E76.8 .R49 2016  A field of their own : women and American Indian history, 1830-1941 / John M. Rhea




E78.S7 L49 2019  Divided peoples : policy, activism, and indigenous identities on the U.S.-Mexico border / Christina Leza




E98.F7 I53 2019  Indigenous food sovereignty in the United States : restoring cultural knowledge, protecting environments, and regaining health / edited by Devon A. Mihesuah and Elizabeth Hoover



E98.M5 H37 2020  Why we serve : Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces / Alexandra N. Harris, Mark G. Hirsch




E98.W8 I45 2021  Indigenous activism : profiles of Native women in contemporary America / edited by Clifford E. Trafzer, Donna L. Akers, and Amanda K. Wixon




E99.A35 R68 2021  Manteo's world : Native American life in Carolina's Sound Country before and after the Lost Colony / Helen C. Rountree with Wesley D. Taukchiray ; original paintings by Karen Harvey



E99.C5 L397 2019  Sovereign entrepreneurs : Cherokee small-business owners and the making of economic sovereignty / Courtney Lewis



E99.C6 C45 2000  Boarding school seasons : American Indian families, 1900-1940 / Brenda J. Child




E99.C91 L68 2018  The Lumbee Indians : an American struggle / Malinda Maynor Lowery




E99.D1 E87 2019  Our history is the future : Standing Rock versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the long tradition of Indigenous resistance / Nick Estes




E99.N5 W27 1998  Nez Perce Coyote tales : the myth cycle / Deward E. Walker, Jr. in collaboration with Daniel N. Matthews




E99.S3 M64 2010  Thinking in Indian : a John Mohawk reader / edited by Jose Barreiro




E99.T34 H35 2019  Lakota America : a new history of indigenous power / Pekka Hamalainen

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

GN380 .D55 2020  Virtual tribe : indigenous identity in social media / Steven C. Dinero




GV1594 .C4713 2021  Dancing is the best medicine : the science of how moving to a beat is good for body, brain, and soul / Julia F. Christensen & Dong-Seon Chang

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HF5548.8 .H353 2020  Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace : a practical guide for employers and employees / Gill Hasson, Donna Butler




HQ1155 .C67 2021  Feminist AF : a guide to crushing girlhood / Brittney Cooper, Chanel Craft Tanner, Susana Morris




HQ1233 .B423 2021  White feminism : from the suffragettes to influencers and who they leave behind / Koa Beck




HV1568 .A53 2020  Disability as diversity : developing cultural competence / Erin E. Andrews, PsyD, ABPP




HV640 .L627 2021  Refugees : a very short introduction / Gil Loescher




HV8705 .L38 2020  Prisons make us safer: and 20 other myths about mass incarceration / Victoria Law




The ethos of black motherhood in America : only white women get pregnant / Kimberly C. Harper  online




Black millennials : identity, ambition, and activism / edited by Jacquelin Darby online




Everyday violence against Black and Latinx LGBT communities / Siobhan Brooks  online

K: Law

KF8390 .H39 2020  American Indian sovereignty : the struggle for religious, cultural, and tribal independence / J. Mark Hazlett II




KF8748 .G69 2017  The Burger Court and the rise of the judicial right / Michael J. Graetz and Linda Greenhouse

L: Education

LB1065 .C68 2018  Mindfulness for students / Stella Cottrell

M: Music

ML3531 .H67 2021  The motherlode : 100+ women who made hip-hop / Clover Hope ; illustrations by Rachelle Baker

N: Fine Arts

P: Language, Literature

PN6747.C396 B4813 2018  About Betty's boob / written by Vero Cazot




PS3515.U789 Z945 2021  Jump at the sun : the true life tale of unstoppable storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston  / Alicia D. Williams



PS3557.R39416 T48 2019  Thinker : my puppy poet and me / words by Eloise Greenfield




PS3602.O88955 F57 2021  Firekeeper's daughter / Angeline Boulley




PS3612.O526 A6 2017  Whereas / Layli Long Soldier




PS3613.O68 Dre 2018  Dreamers / Yuyi Morales



PZ7.1.G878 Pl 2019  A place to stay : a shelter story / written by Erin Gunti




PZ7.1.M34682 F7 2019  Fry bread : a Native American family story / written by Kevin Noble Maillard



PZ7.1.S5907 Can 2017  Cancer hates kisses / Jessica Reid Sliwerski 




PZ7.D9315  The one day house / Julia Durango



PZ7.F548 We 2021  We all play = Kimetawanaw / Julie Flett



PZ7.H55743 Mo 2019r  Moon's first friends : how the moon met the astronauts from Apollo 11 / words by Susanna Leonard Hill



PZ7.L6613 We 2020  We are water protectors / written by Carole Lindstrom



PZ7.R25844 St 2017  Still a family / Brenda Reeves Sturgis


Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

R: Medicine, Nursing

R853.H8 L96 2019  The origins of bioethics : remembering when medicine went wrong / John A. Lynch




RA418 .T354 2020  Health equity, social justice, and human rights / Fiona H. McKay and Ann Taket




RA440.9 .S45 2022  101+ careers in public health / Beth Seltzer, Heather Krasna




RA563.M56 R67 2021  Health equity, diversity, and inclusion : context, controversies, and solutions / Patti R. Rose




RA644.C672 M66 2022  Collateral damage : the mental health effects of the pandemic / Carla Mooney




RA781.7 .S723 2017  Every body yoga : let go of fear, get on the mat, love your body / Jessamyn Stanley




RA784 .R668 2019  Integrative nutrition : a whole-life approach to health and happiness  / Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd




RA999.H66 A24 2018  Prelude to hospice : Florence Wald, dying people and their families / Emily K. Abel




RB111 .K45 2020  Introduction to human disease : pathophysiology for health professionals / Agnes G. Loeffler and Michael N. Hart



RB38.3 .D68 2021  Mathematics for the clinical laboratory / Lorraine J. Doucette, MS, MLS (ASCP)



RC268 .C64 2018  Anti cancer living : the six-step solution to transform your health / Dr. Lorenzo Cohen and Alison Jefferies




RC280.B8 B7287 2011  Promise me : how a sister's love launched the global movement to end breast cancer / Nancy G. Brinker with Joni Rodgers




RC280.B8 H635 2017  The black woman's breast cancer survival guide : understanding and healing in the face of a nationwide crisis / Cheryl D. Holloway



RC280.B8 H87 2015  Bald Is better with earrings : a survivor's guide to getting through breast cancer / Andrea Hutton




RC386.2 .N35 2020  This is your brain on food : an indispensable guide to the surprising foods that fight depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and more / Uma Naidoo, MD

RC451.4.G39 H43 2019  Headcase : LGBTQ writers & artists on mental health and wellness / edited by Stephanie Schroeder and Teresa Theophano



RC451.4.G39 L475 2020  Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer psychology : an introduction / Sonja J. Ellis, et al




RC451.5.I5 I64 2018  Indigenous cultures and mental health counselling : four directions for integration with counselling psychology / edited by Suzanne L. Stewart, Roy Moodley, and Ashley Hyatt



RC46 .R45 2022  Crowley's an introduction to human disease : pathology and pathophysiology correlations / Emily G. Reisner, Howard M. Reisner



RC489.S676 R37 2019  Evil eye, Jinn possession, and mental health issues : an Islamic perspective / G. Hussein Rassool




RC553.A88 C88 2019  Keep clear : my adventures with Asperger's / Tom Cutler




RC606.64 .G35 2021  100 questions & answers about HIV and AIDS / Paul E. Sax




RC78.7.D53 H45 2020  Fundamentals of skeletal radiology / Clyde A. Helms, MD



RM666.H33 K46 2017  Herbal medicine natural remedies : 150 herbal remedies to heal common ailments / Anne Kennedy




RT41 .H66 2021  Introduction to evidence-based practice : a practical guide for nursing / Lisa Hopp, Leslie Rittenmeyer




RT55 .S6664 2020  NCLEX-RN for dummies / by Rhoda L. Sommer and Patrick R. Coonan




RT68 .D67 2021  Dosage calculations for nursing students : A complete step-by-step guide for quick drug dosage calculation. Dosing math tips & tricks for students, nurses, and paramedics




RT86.54 .A53 2020  Transcultural concepts in nursing care / [edited by] Margaret M. Andrews, Joyceen S. Boyle, John W. Collins



RT86.7 .F88 2021  The future of nursing 2020-2030 : charting a path to achieve health equity / Mary K. Wakefield, et al




RT98 .C44 2022  Community and public health nursing : promoting the public's health / Cherie Rector, Mary Jo Stanley

S: Agriculture

T: Technology

TK3285 .M57 2015  House wiring simplified : based on the 2014 NEC / Floyd M. Mix




TL152.8 .M37 2021  Sustainability prospects for autonomous vehicles  : environmental, social, and urban/   George Martin




TL782.5 .F47 2017  Rocket science for babies / Chris Ferrie



TX311 .G55 2021  Interior design materials and specifications / Lisa Godsey




TX741 .B43 2021  Beets, thyme and love : recipes for health and happiness / Jamie Beaton