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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: March 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 Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

Jess needs a fresh start. She’s broke and alone, and she’s just left her job under less than ideal circumstances. Her half-brother Ben didn’t sound thrilled when she asked if she could crash with him for a bit, but he didn’t say no, and surely everything will look better from Paris. Only when she shows up – to find a very nice apartment, could Ben really have afforded this? – he’s not there.

The longer Ben stays missing, the more Jess starts to dig into her brother’s situation, and the more questions she has. Ben’s neighbors are an eclectic bunch, and not particularly friendly. Jess may have come to Paris to escape her past, but it’s starting to look like it’s Ben’s future that’s in question.

The socialite – The nice guy – The alcoholic – The girl on the verge – The concierge

Everyone's a neighbor. Everyone's a suspect. And everyone knows something they’re not telling.


Beneath the Stairs by Jennifer Fawcett

Few in sleepy Sumner’s Mills have stumbled across the Octagon House hidden deep in the woods. Even fewer are brave enough to trespass. A man had killed his wife and two young daughters there, a shocking, gruesome crime that the sleepy upstate New York town tried to bury. One summer night, an emboldened fourteen-year-old Clare and her best friend, Abby, ventured into the Octagon House. Clare came out, but a piece of Abby never did.

Twenty years later, an adult Clare receives word that Abby has attempted suicide at the Octagon House and now lies in a coma. With little to lose and still grieving after a personal tragedy, Clare returns to her roots to uncover the darkness responsible for Abby’s accident.


The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka

The swimmers are unknown to one another except through their private routines (slow lane, medium lane, fast lane) and the solace each takes in their morning or afternoon laps. But when a crack appears at the bottom of the pool, they are cast out into an unforgiving world without comfort or relief.
One of these swimmers is Alice, who is slowly losing her memory. For Alice, the pool was a final stand against the darkness of her encroaching dementia. Without the fellowship of other swimmers and the routine of her daily laps she is plunged into dislocation and chaos, swept into memories of her childhood and the Japanese American incarceration camp in which she spent the war. Alice's estranged daughter, reentering her mother's life too late, witnesses her stark and devastating decline.


The Lying Club by Annie Ward

At an elite private school nestled in the Colorado mountains, a tangled web of lies draws together three vastly different women. Natalie, a young office assistant, dreams of having a life like the school moms she deals with every day. Women like Brooke-a gorgeous heiress, ferociously loving mother and serial cheater-and Asha, an overachieving and overprotective mom who suspects her husband of having an affair.

Their fates are bound by their relationships with the handsome, charming assistant athletic director Nicholas, who Natalie loves, Brooke wants and Asha needs. But when two bodies are carried out of the school early one morning, it seems the jealousy between mothers and daughters, rival lovers and the haves and have-nots has shattered the surface of this isolated, affluent town-a town where people will stop at nothing to get what they want.

The Whispers by Heidi Perks


Anna Robinson hasn't been seen since she went on a night out with her four closest friends.
She has a loving husband and a son she adores. Surely she wouldn't abandon them and her perfect life...

But what has happened to her?

At the school gates, it's not long before the rumours start. Anna's oldest friend Grace is beside herself with worry - desperately searching for answers, and certain that someone is hiding the truth.

With each day that passes, Anna's life is under increasing threat. And a the pressure mounts, it won't be long before something cracks. . .

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

BF637.S4 K653 2018  The perfection detox : tame your inner critic, live bravely, and unleash your joy / Petra Kolber




BV353 .L68 2007  Let it shine : three favorite spirituals / [illustrated by] Ashley Bryan

D: World History

D 804.3 S64 1986  Maus : a survivor's tale / Art Spiegelman

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

E441 .S654 2021  How the word is passed : a reckoning with the history of slavery across America / Clint Smith




E913.3 .M47 2020  Demagogue for president : the rhetorical genius of Donald Trump / Jennifer Mercieca




F106 .D195 2021  The Appalachian Trail : a biography / Philip D'Anieri

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

GB2403.7 .W33 2021  Ice rivers : a story of glaciers, wilderness, and humanity / Jemma Wadham




GN285 .W73 2020  Kindred : Neanderthal life, love, death and art / Rebecca Wragg Sykes

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HE9713 .C45 2021  Always on : hope and fear in the social smartphone era / Rory Cellan-Jones




HM883 .P685 2021  Save it for later : promises, parenthood, and the urgency of protest / by Nate Powell




HQ767.5.U5 K65 2021  Controlling women : what we must do now to save reproductive freedom / Kathryn Kolbert & Julie F. Kay




HV5825 .H274 2021  Drug use for grown-ups : chasing liberty in the land of fear / Dr. Carl L. Hart




HV6529 .H93 2021  Active shooter response training : lone wolf to complex coordinated attacks / Scott Hyderkhan




HV741 .O35 2019  Free lunch / Rex Ogle




Inequality for all / the Weinstein Company ; Radius TWC  online




The meaning of everyday occupation / Betty Risteen Hasselkus, Virginia Allen Dickie  online

L: Education

LB1139.25 .D48 2022  Developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs serving children from birth through age 8 / volume editors and contributing editors Sue Bredekamp, Marie Masterson, Barbara Willer, Brian L. Wright

M: Music

ML3930.L465 L55 2021  C is for country / Lil Nas X ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III

N: Fine Arts

N7630 .M39 2021  Women in the picture : what culture does with female bodies / Catherine McCormack




NC1639.R595 A77 2021  Arrugas / Paco Roca




NC975.5.B79 A2 2019  Infinite hope : a Black artist's journey from World War II to peace / Ashley Bryan


P: Language, Literature

P301.5.P75 M66 2021  Cultish : the language of fanaticism / Amanda Montell




P371 .D67 2019  Babel : around the world in twenty languages / Gaston Dorren




P96.V48 F73 2022  The villain's journey : descent and return in science fiction and fantasy / Valerie Estelle Frankel




PC1121 .E23 2020  Easy Italian phrase book : over 1500 common phrases for everyday use and travel




PC2121 .C66 2018  Conversational French dialogues : over 100 French conversations and short stories




PC2121 .E23 2020  Easy French phrase book : over 1500 common phrases for everyday use and travel




PC4121 .E27 2020  Easy Spanish phrase book : over 1500 common phrases for everyday use and travel




PE1449 .O933 1995  I can / Helen Oxenbury



PE1449 .O9335 1995  I hear / Helen Oxenbury



PG3097.S28 S95 2021  A swim in a pond in the rain : in which four Russians give a master class on writing, reading, and life / George Saunders



PN1590.B53 A23 2021  A little devil in America : notes in praise of Black performance / Hanif Abdurraqib




PN6071.G54 T35 2020  Tales of two planets : stories of climate change and inequality in a divided world / edited by John Freeman



PN6727.B37578 H63 2021  Himawari House / Harmony Becker




PN6727.M283 A66 2018  The adventure zone : here there be gerblins / based on the podcast by Griffin McElroy, et al




PN6727.O784 G575 2021  The girl from the sea / Molly Knox Ostertag




PN6727.R334 S44 2021  Seek you : a journey through American loneliness / Kristen Radtke




PN6727.R683 P86 2019  Pumpkinheads : a graphic novel / written by Rainbow Rowell




PN6727.Y36 A54 2021  American born Chinese / Gene Luen Yang




PN6728.B83 M67 2021  Bubble / created by Jordan Morris ; written by Jordan Morris and Sarah Morgan




PN6728.R425 B78 2021  Friend of the devil : a Reckless book / by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips




PN6728.S26 G27 2019  The Sandman : brief lives / Neil Gaiman, writer




PN6728.S26 G28 2018  The doll's house / Neil Gaiman, writer




PN6728.S26 G285 2018  The sandman. Dream country / Neil Gaiman, writer




PN6728.S26 G287 2019  Endless nights / Neil Gaiman, writer

PN6728.S26 G293 2019  Fables & reflections / Neil Gaiman, writer




PN6728.S26 G295 2019  A game of you / Neil Gaiman, writer




PN6728.S26 G34 2018  The Sandman. Vol. 1, Preludes & nocturnes / Neil Gaiman, writer




PN6728.S26 G4543 2018  Season of mists / Neil Gaiman, writer




PN6728.S26 G473 2019  The Sandman : The wake / Neil Gaiman, writer




PN6728.S26 G474 2019  World's end / Neil Gaiman, writer




PN6790.J34 S532 2021  Attack on Titan omnibus. Vols. 1-2-3 / Hajime Isayama




PR9199.4.B75857 S55 2021  Skin of the sea / Natasha Bowen




PS3551.S5 F599 2021  Foundation / Icsaac Asimov




PS3558.A443357 Z55 2011  Reading Laurell K. Hamilton / Candace R. Benefiel




PS3562.E42 L38 2009  Lavinia / Ursula K. Le Guin




PS3572.A41367 S94 1993  The sweetest fig / Chris van Allsburg




PS3602.O89774 M9 2021  My two border towns / by David Bowles


PS3612.E27 B66 2021  The book of difficult fruit : arguments for the tart, tender, and unruly (with recipes) / Kate Lebo




PS3612.I456 S59 2021  Six crimson cranes / Elizabeth Lim




PS3620.O32577 S68 2021  Squad / Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle




PS3622.E435 W44 2021  When we make it / Elisabet Velasquez




PZ10.3.S816 Re 2007  The real thief / story and pictures by William Steig




PZ7 .C783 Mi 2012  Miss Rumphius / story and pictures by Barbara Cooney


PZ7.1.B386 Cin 2021  Cinderella is dead / Kalynn Bayron




PZ7.1.C5943 Wh 2021  When we say Black lives matter / written and illustrated by Maxine Beneba Clarke




PZ7.1.F5735 Pas 2021  The passing playbook / Isaac Fitzsimons




PZ7.1.H3975 One 2021  The ones we're meant to find / Joan He




PZ7.1.I25 Ray 2021  Raybearer / Jordan Ifueko




PZ7.1.L8456 Whe 2019  When Aidan became a brother / by Kyle Lukoff



PZ7.1.R5765 Nev 2021  Never look back / Lilliam Rivera




PZ7.1.R6635 Ve 2021  Vespertine / Margaret Rogerson




PZ7.1.R674 Ev 2020  Everybody counts / Kristin Roskifte




PZ7.1.W653 Fr 2021  Fresh / Margot Wood




PZ7.1.Z64 Pun 2021  Punching the air / written by Ibi Zoboi with Yusef Salaam




PZ7.7.B715 Wi 2021  Clockwork curandera. Volume 1, The witch owl parliament / created by David Bowles & Raul the Third




PZ7.7.D6495 Be 2021 Between shades of gray : the graphic novel / written by Ruta Sepetys




PZ7.7.K48 Le 2021  The legend of Auntie Po / Shing Yin Khor




PZ7.7.N6756 My 2021  The mystery of the meanest teacher : a Johnny Constantine graphic novel / written by Ryan North




PZ7.7.T355 I25 2021  I am not Starfire / written by Mariko Tamaki




PZ7.B5319 Ne 2021  Negative cat / Sophie Blackall

PZ7.G77224 Gt 2021  Ground Zero : a novel of 9/11 / Alan Gratz




PZ7.H5516 Smr 2001  Spot goes to the farm / by Eric Hill



PZ7.J857 Le 2017  The Leaf Men and the brave good bugs / William Joyce



PZ7.L13577 We 2019  We are okay : a novel / by Nina LaCour




PZ7.P38448 Ki 2006  The kissing hand / by Audrey Penn




PZ7.P52112 Zan 2015  Zane and the hurricane : a story of Katrina / Rodman Philbrick




PZ7.S8177 Br 2011  Brave Irene / by William Steig



PZ7.V266 Po 2014  The Polar Express / written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg


PZ7.V266 Zat 2002  Zathura : a space adventure / written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg




PZ7.W87 P15L  Wonder / R.J. Palacio




PZ73 .P3849934 2021  The family book = El libro de la familia / Todd Parr



PZ8.3.A54865 Li 1998  The lion who wanted to love / Giles Andreae




PZ8.3.G666 Ch 2021  Change sings : a children's anthem / Amanda Gorman



PZ8.3.M4113 Po 1991  Polar bear, polar bear, what do you hear? / by Bill Martin, Jr.




PZ8.3.M4189 Br 1992  Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? / by Bill Martin, Jr.




PZ8.M4327 Han 1990  Hansel and Gretel / retold and illustrated by James Marshall




PZ8.M4327 Re 1987  Red Riding Hood / retold and illustrated by James Marshall



Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

Q124.97 .F35 2020  The light ages : the surprising story of medieval science / Seb Falk




Q141 .R37 2021  Forces of nature : the women who changed science / Anna Reser & Leila McNeill




QA152.3 .W36 2021  Everything you need to ace pre-algebra & algebra 1 in one big fat notebook : the complete high school study guide / writer: Jason Wang



QA445.5 .N44 2020  Everything you need to ace geometry in one big fat notebook : the complete high school study guide / Christy Needham



QA446.E45 S53 2021  Shape : the hidden geometry of information, biology, strategy, democracy, and everything else / Jordan Ellenberg



QA76.27 .A48 2022  The self-taught computer scientist : the beginner's guide to data structures & algorithms / Cory Althoff




QB44.3 .L45 2020  The last stargazers : the enduring story of astronomy's vanishing explorers / Emily Levesque




QB63 .M38 2017  Astronomy for dummies / by Stephen P. Maran, PhD




QB631.2 .K66 2021  A brief history of Earth : four billion years in eight chapters / Andrew H. Knoll




QC23.2 .H66 2011  Physics I for dummies / by Steven Holzner




QC23.2 .K74 2020  Basic physics : a self-teaching guide / Karl F. Kuhn, Frank Noschese




QC981.45 .L45 2020  The power of narrative : climate skepticism and the deconstruction of science / Raul P. Lejano and Shondel J. Nero



QD253.2 .M66 2010  Organic chemistry II for dummies / by John T. Moore and Richard H. Langley

QD257 .W56 2016  Organic chemistry I for dummies / by Arthur Winter, PhD




QD31.3 .M66 2011  Chemistry for dummies / by John T. Moore




QD35 .S93 2020  Everything you need to ace chemistry in one big fat notebook / Jennifer Swanson




QE31 .S66 2020  Geology / by Alecia M. Spooner




QE861.4 .B79 2019  The rise and fall of the dinosaurs : a new history of their lost world / Steve Brusatte




QH325 .S544 2020  Some assembly required : decoding four billion years of life, from ancient fossils to DNA / Neil Shubin




QH543 .H36 2021  Hurricane lizards and plastic squid : the fraught and fascinating biology of climate change / Thor Hanson




QK603 .B453 2021  In search of mycotopia : citizen science, fungi fanatics, and the untapped potential of mushrooms / Doug Bierend



QL698.9 .W455 2021  A world on the wing : the global odyssey of migratory birds / Scott Weidensaul




QP251 .S943 2021  Count down : how our modern world is threatening sperm counts, altering male and female reproductive development, and imperiling the future of the human race / Shanna H. Swan, PhD




QP34.5 .D385 2021  The secret body : how the new science of the human body is changing the way we live / Daniel M. Davis




QP456 .D86 2021  Delicious : the evolution of flavor and how it made us human / Rob Dunn and Monica Sanchez

R: Medicine, Nursing

R692.N56 D63 2021  The doctors Blackwell : how two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women--and women to medicine / Janice P. Nimura



R733 .L56 2022 Against medical advice : addressing treatment refusal / Luanne Linnard-Palmer, Ellen Christiansen  print & online 



RA1270.P4 S446 2021  Toxic legacy : how the weedkiller glyphosate is destroying our health and the environment / Stephanie Seneff, PhD



RA418 .J643 2021  Extra life : a short history of living longer / Steven Johnson




RA781.63 .M33 2014  Facilitated stretching / Robert E. McAtee, Jeff Charland




RJ506.S55 W56 2021  The rested child : why your tired, wired, or irritable child may have a sleep disorder--and how to help / W. Chris Winter, MD



RM705 .B57 2022  Documentation for physical therapist assistants / Wendy D. Bircher




RM735.4 .P38 2021  Early's physical dysfunction practice skills for the occupational therapy assistant / edited by Mary Elizabeth Patnaude



HIV essentials  online




Preventing occupational exposures to infectious disease in health care : a practical guide / Amber Hogan Mitchell  online




Handbook of nursing diagnosis / Lynda Juall Carpenito  online




Evaluation and testing in nursing education / Marilyn H. Oermann, Kathleen B. Gaberson  online




Scope and standards of practice for professional telehealth nursing / Co-chairs and co-editors: Tabitha Anglea, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, et al  online



Labor and delivery nursing : a guide to evidence-based practice / Michelle L. Murray, Gayle M. Huelsmann  online



Clinical practice guidelines for midwifery & women's health / Nell L. Tharpe, et al  online




Global health care : issues and policies / [edited by] Carol Holtz  online



Occupational therapy for adults with intellectual disability / [edited by] Kimberly Bryze  online




What's so funny? : humor-based activities for social skill development / Rachel Chaiet, MS, OTR/L  online




Intellectual and developmental disability nursing : scope and standards of practice / ANA  online




FNP and AGNP certification express review  online




Global population health : a primer / Richard Skolnik  online




Clinical kinesiology and anatomy / Lynn S. Lippert  online

S: Agriculture

SB403.2 .A438 2019  Encyclopedia of plants & flowers / editor-in-chief, Christopher Brickell



SB423 .F47 2011  Garden ponds, fountains & waterfalls for your home / Kathleen Fisher




SB428 .A43 2021  Growing conifers : the complete illustrated gardening and landscaping guide / John J. Albers




SB433 .C55 2017  Fundamentals of turfgrass management / Nick E. Christians, Aaron J. Patton, Quincy D. Law



SB470.5 .H63 2020  The story of gardening / Penelope Hobhouse with Ambra Edwards



SF411.35 .B73 2017  The animals among us : how pets make us human / John Bradshaw

T: Technology, Culinary

TL540.W7 F69 1991 The Wright brothers : how they invented the airplane / Russell Freedman



TR140.L3 W43 2017  Dorothea Lange : the photographer who found the faces of the depression / Carole Boston Weaterford



TT23 .A33 2021  Craft : an American history / Glenn Adamson




TT820 .F7 2014  The manly art of knitting / by Dave Fougner




TT848 .M587 2015  Inventive weaving on a little loom : discover the full potential of the Rigid-Heddle loom, for beginners and beyond / Syne Mitchell



TT870 .M554 1992  Easy origami / John Montroll




TX652 .D73 2011  Math for the professional kitchen / Laura Dreesen, Michael Nothnagel, and Susan Wysocki




TX714 .B38455 2021  Cook this book : techniques that teach & recipes to repeat / Molly Baz



TX715.2.S68 D436 2021  Cheryl Day's treasury of Southern baking / Cheryl Day



TX715.2.S68 F45 2020  The good book of Southern baking : a revival of biscuits, cakes, and cornbread / Kelly Fields with Kate Heddings



TX763 .C4344 2019  Pastry love / Joanne Chang  print and online




TX770.S66 F67 2012  New world sourdough : artisan techniques for creative homemade fermented breads : with recipes for birote, bagels, pan de coco, beignets, and more / Bryan Ford



TX772 .H625 2019  The cookie collection : artisan baking for the cookie enthusiast / Brian Hart Hoffman



TX772 .K564 2021  The essential cookie companion



TX773 .B3683 2018  Pie squared : irresistibly easy sweet & savory slab pies / Cathy Barrow




TX773 .S34 2020  Dessert person : recipes and guidance for baking with confidence / Claire Saffitz




TX808 .J85 2021  Mother grains : recipes for the grain revolution / Roxana Jullapat