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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: April 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 Long Weekend by Gilly Macmillan

Three couples - Two bodies - One secret

Dark Fell Barn is a “perfectly isolated” retreat, or so says its website when Jayne books a reservation for her friends. A quiet place, far removed from the rest of the world, is exactly what they need.

The women arrive for a girls’ night ahead of their husbands. There’s ex-Army Jayne, hardened and serious, but also damaged. Ruth, the driven doctor and new mother who is battling demons of her own. Young Emily, just wed and insecure, the newest addition of this tight-knit band. Missing this year is Edie, who was the glue holding them together, until her husband died suddenly.

But what they hoped would be a relaxing break soon turns to horror. Upon arrival at Dark Fell Barn, the women find a devastating note claiming one of their husbands will be murdered. There are no phones, no cell service to check on their men. Friendships fracture as the situation spins wildly out of control. Betrayal can come in many forms.

This group has kept each other’s secrets for far too long.


The Caretakers by Amanda Bester-Siegal

Paris, 2015. A crowd gathers outside the Chauvet home in the affluent suburban community of Maisons-Larue, watching as the family’s American au pair is led away in handcuffs after the sudden death of her young charge. The grieving mother believes the caretaker is to blame, and the neighborhood is thrown into chaos, unsure who is at fault—the enigmatic, young foreigner or the mother herself, who has never seemed an active participant in the lives of her children.  

The truth lies with six women: Géraldine, a heartbroken French teacher struggling to support her vulnerable young students; Lou, an incompetent au pair who was recently fired by the family next door; Charlotte, a chilly socialite and reluctant mother; Nathalie, an isolated French teenager desperate for her mother’s attention; Holly, a socially anxious au pair yearning to belong in her adopted country; and finally, Alena, the one accused of the crime, who has gone to great lengths to avoid emotional connection, and now finds herself caught in the turbulent power dynamics of her host family’s household.

Set during the weeks leading up to the event, The Caretakers is a poignant and suspenseful drama featuring complicated women. It’s a sensitive exploration of the weight of secrets, the pressures of country, community, and family—and miscommunications and misunderstandings that can have fatal consequences.


Woman, Eating by Claire Kohda

Lydia is hungry. She's always wanted to try Japanese food. Sashimi, ramen, onigiri with sour plum stuffed inside - the food her Japanese father liked to eat. And then there is bubble tea and iced-coffee, ice cream and cake, and foraged herbs and plants, and the vegetables grown by the other young artists at the London studio space she is secretly squatting in. But, Lydia can't eat any of these things. Her body doesn't work like those of other people. The only thing she can digest is blood, and it turns out that sourcing fresh pigs' blood in London - where she is living away from her vampire mother for the first time - is much more difficult than she'd anticipated.

Then there are the humans - the other artists at the studio space, the people at the gallery she interns at, the strange men that follow her after dark, and Ben, a boyish, goofy-grinned artist she is developing feelings for. Lydia knows that they are her natural prey, but she can't bring herself to feed on them. In her windowless studio, where she paints and studies the work of other artists, binge-watches Buffy the Vampire Slayer and videos of people eating food on YouTube and Instagram, Lydia considers her place in the world. She has many of the things humans wish for - perpetual youth, near-invulnerability, immortality – but she is miserable; she is lonely; and she is hungry - always hungry.

As Lydia develops as a woman and an artist, she will learn that she must reconcile the conflicts within her - between her demon and human sides, her mixed ethnic heritage, and her relationship with food, and, in turn, humans - if she is to find a way to exist in the world. Before any of this, however, she must eat.


The Vanishing Type by Ellery Adams

While January snow falls outside in Miracle Springs, North Carolina, Nora Pennington is encouraging customers to cozy up indoors with a good book. Even though the shop and her bibliotherapy sessions keep Nora busy during the day, her nights are a little too quiet—until Deputy Andrews pulls Nora into the sci-fi section and asks her to help him plan a wedding proposal.
His bride-to-be, Hester, loves Little Women, and Nora sets to work arranging a special screening at the town’s new movie theater. But right before the deputy pops the question, Nora makes an unsettling discovery—someone has mutilated all her store’s copies of The Scarlet Letter, slicing angrily into the pages wherever Hester Prynne’s name is mentioned.
The coincidence disturbs Nora, who’s one of the few in Miracle Springs who knows that Hester gave up a baby for adoption many years ago. Her family heaped shame on her, and Hester still feels so guilty that she hasn’t even told her future husband. But when a dead man is found on a hiking trail just outside town, carrying a rare book, the members of the Secret, Book, and Scone Society unearth a connection to Hester’s past. Someone is intent on bringing the past to light, and it’s not just Hester’s relationship at stake, but her life. . .


The Shadow House by Anna Downes

Alex, a single mother-of-two, is determined to make a fresh start for her and her children. In an effort to escape her troubled past, she seeks refuge in a rural community. Pine Ridge is idyllic; the surrounding forests are beautiful and the locals welcoming. Mostly.

But Alex finds that she may have disturbed barely hidden secrets in her new home. As a chain of bizarre events is set off, events eerily familiar to those who have lived there for years, Alex realizes that she and her family might be in greater danger than ever before. And that the only way to protect them all is to confront the shadows lurking in Pine Ridge


The Club by Ellery Lloyd

Everyone's Dying to Join . . .

The Home Group is a glamorous collection of celebrity members' clubs dotted across the globe, where the rich and famous can party hard and then crash out in its five-star suites, far from the prying eyes of fans and the media.

The most spectacular of all is Island Home—a closely-guarded, ultraluxurious resort, just off the English coast—and its three-day launch party is easily the most coveted A-list invite of the decade.

But behind the scenes, tensions are at breaking point: the ambitious and expensive project has pushed the Home Group's CEO and his long-suffering team to their absolute limits. All of them have something to hide—and that's before the beautiful people with their own ugly secrets even set foot on the island. 

As tempers fray and behavior worsens, as things get more sinister by the hour and the body count piles up, some of Island Home’s members will begin to wish they’d never made the guest list.

Because at this club, if your name’s on the list, you’re not getting out.

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

B821 .O365 2018  To be a machine : adventures among cyborgs, utopians, hackers, and the futurists solving the modest problem of death / Mark O'Connell




BF697.5.S47 K76 2021  Chatter : the voice in our head, why it matters, and how to harness it / Ethan Kross




BF721 .A45 2021  Advances in child development and behavior. Volume 60 / edited by Sarah E. Berger, Regina T. Harbourne, Anat Scher



BJ21 .C65 2021  College ethics : a reader on moral issues that affect you / Bob Fischer, editor




BL482 .M355 2015  American possessions : fighting demons in the contemporary United States / Sean McCloud




18 wellbeing hacks for students : using psychology's secrets to survive and thrive. / Aidan Harvey-Craig  online

C: History of Civilization, Biography

CB19 .G69 2021  The dawn of everything : a new history of humanity / David Graeber and David Wengrow

D: World History

D13 .B26 2021 The ever-changing past : why all history is revisionist history / James M. Banner, Jr  print & online




DT16.5 .H66 2018  Uncut funk : a contemplative dialogue / bell hooks and Stuart Hall





E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

E185.615 .W275 2021  The Black Panther Party : a graphic novel history / David F. Walker




E185.86 .H736 2018  Homegrown : engaged cultural criticism / bell hooks and Amalia Mesa-Bains




E185.86 .H7417 2004  We real cool : black men and masculinity / bell hooks  print & online




E573.5 30th .C36 2021  Tar Heels in gray : life in the 30th North Carolina infantry in the Civil War / John B. Cameron




E645 .C698 2021  No common ground : Confederate monuments and the ongoing fight for racial justice / Karen L. Cox




E860 .D643 2021  King Richard : Nixon and Watergate : an American tragedy / Michael Dobbs




E93 .E88 2021  Red nation rising : from bordertown violence to native liberation / Nick Estes, Melanie K. Yazzie, Jennifer Nez Denetdale, and David Correia



F379.N557 A95 2021  Whiskey, women, and war : how the Great War shaped Jim Crow New Orleans / Brian Altobello

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

GE196 .P75 2017  Principles of sustainability / editor, Lerner Media Group




GT2853.U5 B59 2021  Black food : stories, art & recipes from across the African diaspora / edited & curated by Bryant Terry



GT3203 .F88 2021  The future of the corpse : changing ecologies of death and disposition / Karla Rothstein and Christina Staudt, editors

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HC103.L38 A34 2021  Ages of American capitalism : a history of the United States / Jonathan Levy




HD75 .N697 2021  Wretched refuse? : the political economy of immigration and institutions / Alex Nowrasteh, Cato Institute, Benjamin Powell, Texas Tech University



HN80.P23 M66 2021  The woman they could not silence : one woman, her incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear / Kate Moore



HN90.S6 B357 2021  American ideas of equality : a social history, 1750-2020 / Carl L. Bankston III




HQ1061 .C79 2020  The cultural context of aging : worldwide perspectives / Jay Sokolovsky, editor




HQ773 .G73 2021  The explosive child : a new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children / Ross W. Greene, Ph. D.



HT871 .P79 2021  The psychological legacy of slavery : essays on trauma, healing and the living past / edited by Benjamin P. Bowser and Aimee Charles-Nicola



HV5748 .E57 2021  The Devil's playbook : big tobacco, Juul, and the addiction of a new generation / Lauren Etter




HV7924 .C64 2021  Power and restraint : the moral dimensions of police work / Howard Cohen, Michael Feldberg, and Monica M. Moll



HV9950 .O25 2019  Shadows of doubt : stereotypes, crime, and the pursuit of justice / Brendan O'Flaherty, Rajiv Sethi




Poverty, Inc. / Ro*co Films ; Brainstrom Media  online




For the many : American feminists and the global fight for democratic equality / Dorothy Sue Cobble  online




Uprising : how women used the us west to win the right to vote / Tiffany Lewis  online




Vaccine hesitancy : public trust, expertise, and the war on science / Maya J. Goldenberg  online

J: Political Science

JC423 .L4855 2019  How democracies die / Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt

K: Law

L: Education

LB2806 .K24 2021  Addressing challenging behavior in young children : the leader's role / Barbara Kaiser & Judy Sklar Rasminsky

N: Fine Arts

NK9205  .R58 2019  Kawaii cross stitch : 80 cute simple patterns / Olga Ritchie

P: Language, Literature

PC4115 .O74 2017  Spanish short stories for beginners + audio : improve your reading and listening skills in Spanish / Claudia Orea and Abel Franc



PE1464 .G74 2019  The great book of American idioms : a dictionary of American idioms, sayings, expressions, & phrases




PN6725 .L56 2021  Good white queers? : racism and whiteness in queer U.S. comics / Kai Linke




PN6725 .Q38 2020  Invisible men : the trailblazing Black artists of comic books / Ken Quattro




PN6728.S26 G4 2019  The Sandman : overture / Neil Gaiman, writer




PN6790.A353 C37513 2021  Madame Livingstone : Congo




PS3566.R36 I828 2000  It's raining pigs & noodles / poems by Jack Prelutsky




PS3572.A41367 S77 1986  The stranger / Chris Van Allsburg



PS3608.O594 A84 2012  Appalachian elegy : poetry and place / bell hooks




PS3610.E265 T65 2021  Tokyo ever after / Emiko Jean




PS3610.E693 C38 2021  Caul baby : a novel / Morgan Jerkins




PS3612.O744 T84 2020  Tweet cute / Emma Lord




PS3613.I755 L37 2019  The last house guest : a novel / Megan Miranda




PS3623.R628 T48 2022  Construction people : poems / selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins



PZ7.1.L4894 Wha 2017  What should Danny do? / Ganit & Adir Levy 




PZ7.1.V6735 Be 2021  Before we sleep / Giorgio Volpe & Paolo Proiett




PZ7.B81984 Be 2010  Bear hunt / Anthony Browne



PZ7.H638 Bk 2007  Black & white / Tana Hoban



PZ7.T2186 Cay 2017  The cay / Theodore Taylor




PZ8.3.M775 Gat 2016  Los gatos black on Halloween / Marisa Montes




PZ8.S3294 Wh 2013  Where the wild things are / story and pictures by Maurice Sendak

Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

Q130 .W666 2017  Women of color in STEM : navigating the workforce / edited by Julia Ballenger, Barbara Polnick, Beverly lrby




Q158.5 .P755 2017  Principles of physical science / editor, Donald R. Franceschetti, PhD




Q325.5 .Z56 2021  Machine learning / Zhi-Hua Zhou




QA152.3 .F57 2018  No-nonsense algebra : master algebra the easy way! / Richard W. Fisher




QA36 .P75 2020  Principles of mathematics / editor, Sarah Boslaugh, Ph.D.




QA76.6 .P75 2018  Principles of programming & coding / editor, Donald R. Franceschetti, PhD




QB500.262 .H68 2021  How space works / contributors, Abigail Beall, Philip Eales, John Farndon, Giles Sparrow, Colin Stuart



QB651 .C86 2021  Asteroids / Clifford J. Cunningham




QC161 .K43 2018  Caesar's last breath : and other true tales of history, science, and the sextillions of molecules in the air around us / Sam Kean



QC7 .P75 2016  Principles of physics / editor, Donald R. Franceschetti




QC73 .P75 2021  Principles of energy / editor, Richard M. Renneboog, MsC

QC793.5.B62 D47 2021  A day at CERN : guided tour through the heart of particle physics / Gautier Depambour




QC861.3 .D49 2018  18 miles : the epic drama of our atmosphere and its weather / Christopher Dewdney




QC902.9 .C67 2021  Communicating the climate crisis : new directions for facing what lies ahead / Julia B. Corbett




QC902.9 .R66 2018  Climate change : what everyone needs to know / Joseph Romm




QC981.8.C53 F86 2021  Drought, flood, fire : how climate change contributes to catastrophes / Chris Funk, University of California, Santa Barbara




QD256 .K54 2020  Organic chemistry as a second language : second semester topics / David Klein




QD31.2 .H66 2020  Chemistry : a self-teaching guide / Richard Post, Chad A. Snyder, Clifford C. Houk




QD33.2 .C446 2021  Chemistry made easy : An illustrated guide for students to easily learn chemistry




QE26.3 .P75 2021  Principles of geology / editor, Richard Renneboog, PhD




QH365.D8 M67 2021  A most interesting problem : what Darwin's Descent of man got right and wrong about human evolution / edited by Jeremy M. DeSilva



QH366.2 .C385 2021  Biological evolution : an introduction / Mike Cassidy, Durham University




QH442 .A44 2020  Are we slaves to our genes? / Denis R. Alexander




QH541 .P744 2019  Principles of ecology / editor, Jennifer Heath




QL719.S84 B47 2020  Mammals of the southeastern United States / Troy L. Best and John L. Hunt




QL751.P454 U53 2021  Understanding animal behaviour : what to measure and why / Sergio Pellis, University of Lethbridge, Vivien Pellis, University of Lethbridge



QL76 .F73 2021  The social value of zoos / John Fraser, Tawnya Switzer




QR177 .C43 2019  Challenges to tackling antimicrobial resistance : economic and policy responses / edited by Michael Anderson, et al

R: Medicine, Nursing

RA395.A3 H3314 2021  Today's health care issues : Democrats and Republicans / Robert B. Hackey and Todd M. Olszewski




RA418 .G67 2021  Denying to the grave : why we ignore the science that will save us / Sara E. Gorman, Jack M. Gorman




RA564.9.T73 S48 2021  Trans medicine : the emergence and practice of treating gender / stef m. shuster




RA644.C67 B35 2021  Fighting the first wave : why the coronavirus was tackled so differently across the globe / Peter Baldwin




RA644.C67 C677 2021  Coronavirus politics : the comparative politics and policy of COVID-19 / Scott L. Greer, et al




RA649.H274 P53 2021  Plagues upon the earth : disease and the course of human history / Kyle Harper




RC523.2 .G54 2021  A tattoo on my brain : neurologist's personal battle against Alzheimer's disease / Daniel Gibbs with Teresa H Barker




RC547 .P43 2021  What you need to know about sleep disorders / John T. Peachey and Diane C. Zelman




RC547 .S474 2022  Sleep disorders : elements, history, treatments, and research / Kathleen J. Sexton-Radek and Gina Graci




RD110 .C68 2021  Why surgeons struggle with work-hour reforms / James E. Coverdill and John D. Mellinger
 .S5677 2021  AWHONN's perinatal nursing / edited by Kathleen Rice Simpson  print & online




RJ245 .W46 2022  Wong's essentials of pediatric nursing / [edited by] Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et al




RJ499 .C482175 2021  Child and adolescent behavioral health : a resource for advanced practice psychiatric and primary care practioners in nursing / edited by Edilma L. Yearwood, Geraldine S. Pearson, Jamesetta A. Newland



RJ505.P6 C58 2021  Clinical applications of the therapeutic powers of play : case studies in child and adolescent psychotherapy / edited by Eileen Prendiville and Judi A. Parson



RJ53.P5 M446 2021  Meeting the physical therapy needs of children / [edited by] Susan K. Effgen, Alyssa LaForme Fiss




RK60.5 .C677 2020  Dental Assistant: Passbooks Study Guide




RK60.5 .T67 2021  Modern dental assisting / Doni L. Bird, Debbie S. Robinson




RM300 .P75 2019  Principles of pharmacology / editor, Richard Renneboog, MSc




RM700 .P78 2021  Therapeutic modalities in rehabilitation / William E. Prentice

RM735.3 .F47 2021  An occupational therapist's role in health literacy and integrated care / Brittany Ferri

Anatomy trains : myofascial meridians for manual and movement therapists / Thomas W. Myers  online



Clinical exercise pathophysiology for physical therapy : examination, testing, and exercise prescription for movement-related disorders / editor, Debra Coglianese, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC  online


Fundamental orthopedic management for the physical therapist assistant / [edited by] Gary A. Shankman, Robert C. Manske  online


Natural posture for pain-free living : the practice of mindful alignment / Kathleen Porter  online



Orthopaedics for the physical therapist assistant / Mark Dutton  online



Procedures and patient care for the physical therapist assistant / Jennifer Memolo  online



Labor and delivery nursing : a guide to evidence-based practice / Michelle L. Murray, et al  online




Introduction to clinical methods in communication disorders / edited by Rhea Paul, and Elizabeth Schoen Simmons  online




Interventions for speech sound disorders in children / edited by A. Lynn Williams, Sharynne McLeod, and, Rebecca J. McCauley  online



Survey of audiology : fundamentals for audiologists and health professionals / David A. DeBonis, Constance L. Donohue  online




Multicultural perspectives in working with families : a handbook for the helping professions / Elaine P. Congress, Manny John Gonzalez, editors  online



Rapid access guide for pediatric emergencies : providing expert nursing care  online


Fast Facts for the ER Nurse, Fourth Edition : Guide to a Successful Emergency Department Orientation  online




COVID-19 pandemic : lessons from the frontline / edited by Jorge Hidalgo, et al  online

S: Agriculture

SB351.H5 T456 2021  Herb gardening for beginners : a simple guide to growing & using culinary and medicinal herbs at home / Marc Thoma ; illustrations by Ellen Korbonski



SB415 .N44 2011  Greenhouse operation and management / Paul V. Nelson




SB435 .D57 2011  Dirr's encyclopedia of trees and shrubs / Michael A. Dirr




SB449 .G685 2019  Floriculture : designing & merchandising / Charles Griner

T: Technology

T58.5 .P75 2020  Principles of information technology / editor, Joy Crelin, BFA




TJ211 .P7525 2018  Principles of robotics & artificial intelligence / editor, Donald R. Franceschetti, PhD




TK146 .H15 2020  Electrical engineering : fundamentals / Viktor Hacker, Christof Sumereder




TP1120 .N484 2021  Plastics and microplastics : a reference handbook / David E. Newton




TT860 .L454 2019  Bead jewelry making for beginners : step-by-step instructions for beautiful designs / Cecilia Leibovitz



TX773 .F38813 2020  Patisserie : mastering the fundamentals of French pastry 




Bioelectronics and medical devices : applications and technology / edited by Garima Srivastava, Manju Khari  online




Surveying with Geomatics and R  online




Machining of Nanocomposites  online




Extra bold : a feminist inclusive anti-racist non-binary field guide for graphic designers / Ellen Lupton, et al  online