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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: July 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

Point Last Seen by Christina Dodd


When you’ve already died, there should be nothing left to fear… When Adam Ramsdell pulls Elle’s half-frozen body from the surf on a lonely California beach, she has no memory of what her full name is and how she got those bruises ringing her throat.


Elle finds refuge in Adam’s home on the edge of Gothic, a remote village located between the steep lonely mountains and the raging Pacific Ocean. As flashes of her memory return, Elle faces a terrible truth—buried in her mind lurks a secret so dark it could get her killed.


Everyone in Gothic seems to hide a dark past. Even Adam knows more than he will admit. Until Elle can unravel the truth, she doesn’t know who to trust, when to run and who else might be hurt when the killer who stalks her nightmares appears to finish what he started…


Honey and Spice by Bolu Babalola

Sweet like plantain, hot like pepper. They taste the best when together...

Sharp-tongued (and secretly soft-hearted) Kiki Banjo has just made a huge mistake. As an expert in relationship-evasion and the host of the popular student radio show Brown Sugar, she’s made it her mission to make sure the women of the African-Caribbean Society at Whitewell University do not fall into the mess of “situationships”, players, and heartbreak. But when the Queen of the Unbothered kisses Malakai Korede, the guy she just publicly denounced as “The Wastemen of Whitewell,” in front of every Blackwellian on campus, she finds her show on the brink.

They’re soon embroiled in a fake relationship to try and salvage their reputations and save their futures. Kiki has never surrendered her heart before, and a player like Malakai won’t be the one to change that, no matter how charming he is or how electric their connection feels. But surprisingly entertaining study sessions and intimate, late-night talks at old-fashioned diners force Kiki to look beyond her own presumptions. Is she ready to open herself up to something deeper?

A gloriously funny and sparkling debut novel, Honey and Spice is full of delicious tension and romantic intrigue that will make you weak at the knees.


The It Girl by Ruth Ware

April Clarke-Cliveden was the first person Hannah Jones met at Oxford.

Vivacious, bright, occasionally vicious, and the ultimate It girl, she quickly pulled Hannah into her dazzling orbit. Together, they developed a group of devoted and inseparable friends—Will, Hugh, Ryan, and Emily—during their first term. By the end of the year, April was dead.

Now, a decade later, Hannah and Will are expecting their first child, and the man convicted of killing April, former Oxford porter John Neville, has died in prison. Relieved to have finally put the past behind her, Hannah’s world is rocked when a young journalist comes knocking and presents new evidence that Neville may have been innocent. As Hannah reconnects with old friends and delves deeper into the mystery of April’s death, she realizes that the friends she thought she knew all have something to hide…including a murder.

Upgrade by Blake Crouch

“You are the next step in human evolution.”

At first, Logan Ramsay isn’t sure if anything’s different. He just feels a little . . . sharper. Better able to concentrate. Better at multitasking. Reading a bit faster, memorizing better, needing less sleep.

But before long, he can’t deny it: Something’s happening to his brain. To his body. He’s starting to see the world, and those around him—even those he loves most—in whole new ways.

The truth is, Logan’s genome has been hacked. And there’s a reason he’s been targeted for this upgrade. A reason that goes back decades to the darkest part of his past, and a horrific family legacy.

Worse still, what’s happening to him is just the first step in a much larger plan, one that will inflict the same changes on humanity at large—at a terrifying cost.

Because of his new abilities, Logan’s the one person in the world capable of stopping what’s been set in motion. But to have a chance at winning this war, he’ll have to become something other than himself. Maybe even something other than human.

And even as he’s fighting, he can’t help wondering: what if humanity’s only hope for a future really does lie in engineering our own evolution?


The Disinvited Guest by Carol Goodman

Lucy Harper still has traumatic memories and lingering health problems from the 2020 pandemic. So, when a new virus surfaces years later, she and her husband, Reed, seek refuge on his family’s private island off the coast of Maine. Ostensibly safely sequestered with their five closest friends and family, Lucy should feel at ease. So why does she feel the weight of the island’s dark history pushing down on the group?

As Lucy uncovers Reed’s family secrets and the island’s history as a quarantine hospital for typhus patients, she becomes obsessed with the past and feels her own grip on reality slipping. Tempers flare, strange signs appear in the woods, and accidents turn deadly. Is the island haunted by the dead? Or is someone amongst the living taking their revenge? 


Wake of War by Zac Topping

“I just hope I’m on the right side of history.”

The United States of America is a crumbling republic. With the value of the dollar imploding, the government floundering, and national outrage and resentment growing by the hour, a rebellion has caught fire. The Revolutionary Front, led by Joseph Graham, has taken control of Salt Lake City.

In a nation where opportunity is sequestered behind the gilded doors of the rich and powerful, joining the Army seemed like James Trent’s best option. He just never thought he’d see combat. Now Trent finds himself on the front lines fighting for something he doesn’t even know if he believes in. Destroying innocent lives wasn’t what he signed on for, and he can feel himself slipping away with every casualty.

Sharpshooter Sam Cross was just fourteen when American soldiers gunned down her parents and forced her brother into conscription. Now, five years later, retribution feels like her only option to stitch the wound of her past. She has accepted Joseph Graham’s offer to be his secret weapon. His Reaper in the Valley. But retribution always comes at a cost.

When forces clash in Salt Lake City, alliances will be shattered, resolve will be tested, and when the dust clears nobody will be able to lie to themselves, or be lied to, again.

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

B802 .R635 2021  The Enlightenment : the pursuit of happiness, 1680-1790 / Ritchie Robertson




BF723.E6 M34 2022  My body sends a signal : helping kids recognise emotions and express feelings / written by Natalia Maguire



BQ4360 .B63 2004  Radical acceptance : embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha / Tara Brach, Ph.D.




BR1643.5 .B68 2018  Blessed : a history of the American prosperity gospel / Kate Bowler




Cyberethics : morality and law in cyberspace / Richard A. Spinello  online




The Democracy reader : from classical to contemporary philosophy / edited by Steve M. Cahn, City University of New York, et al  print and online



Jung : An Introduction  online

D: World History

DS119.7 .S29 2010  Footnotes in Gaza / Joe Sacco




The Oxford history of modern China / edited by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom  online

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

GC21 .S33 2021  The brilliant abyss : exploring the majestic hidden life of the deep ocean and the looming threat that imperils it / Helen Scales



GV1450 .S375 2014  Winning chess openings / Yasser Seirawan




GV1469.3 .L46 2021  A playful production process : for game designers (and everyone) / Richard Lemarchand 




GV1469.3 .S955 2021  Homebrew gaming and the beginnings of vernacular digitality / Melanie Swalwell




GV1469.3 .W462 2020  How Pac-Man eats / Noah Wardrip-Fruin




GV939.A1 L663 2020  Latinos in American football : pathbreakers on the gridiron, 1927 to the present / Mario Longoria and Jorge Iber  print and online

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HB1323.A2 S56 2022  There are no accidents : the deadly rise of injury and disaster--who profits and who pays the price / Jessie Singer



HC79.I55 K43 2020  The ethical algorithm : the science of socially aware algorithm design / Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth




HD62.7 .A254 2022  Level up : rise above the hidden forces holding your business back / Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson, with Heather Cabot



HG4521 .T38 2008  Investing the Templeton way : the market-beating strategies of value investing's legendary bargain hunter / Lauren C. Templeton, Scott Phillips



HM1261 .N67 2022  Leadership : theory and practice / Peter G. Northouse, Western Michigan University




HQ1090.3 .O58 2020  Mediocre : the dangerous legacy of white male America / Ijeoma Oluo




HV2476 .K83 2004  My first signs / illustrated by Annie Kubler



HV6080 .F69 2021  Evidence-based offender profiling /Bryanna Fox, David P. Farrington, Andreas Kapardis and Olivia C. Hambly




HV6080 .P87 2019  Psychology and crime / Aidan Sammons and David Putwain




HV6465.G4 W55 2021  Elegy for Mary Turner : an illustrated account of a lynching / by Rachel Marie-Crane Williams 




Skills for Success : Personal Development and Employability  online




/ Kimberley Kinsley and Robert S. Rycroft, editors  online




Food inequalities / Tennille Nicole Allen  online

K: Law

KF1659.Z9 P35 2022  The small business start-up kit : a step-by-step legal guide / Peri H. Pakroo, J.D.




KF3650 .M37 2022  Social Security, Medicare & government pensions : get the most out of your retirement & medical benefits / Attorney Joseph L. Matthews



KF5107.5 .C63 2019  Prosecuting the president : how special prosecutors hold presidents accountable and protect the rule of law / Andrew Coan



KF750.Z9 C585 2020  Estate planning basics / Attorney Denis Clifford




KF8769 .O54 2022  Everybody's guide to small claims court / attorney Cara O'Neill

L: Education

M: Music

ML421.R45 S7313 2020  Redbone : the true story of a Native American rock band / written by Christian Staebler & Sonia Paoloni 

N: Fine Arts

NA737.H63 M33 2021  James Hoban : designer and builder of the White House / Stewart D. McLaurin with Matthew R. Costello




NC730 .S785 2021  Understanding - combining typefaces : typeface combination as typographic stimulus / Philipp Stamm



NC998.6.A65 S54 2020  A history of Arab graphic design / Bahia Shehab and Haytham Nawar  print and online



ND1489 .H67 2021  Color : a workshop for artists & designers / David Hornung

P: Language, Literature

PC4120.M3 M43 2019  Medical Spanish : real Spanish medical conversations for healthcare professionals / Lingo Mastery




PE1127.M4 B65 2021  Medical English dialogues : clear & simple medical English vocabulary for ESL/EFL learners / Jackie Bolen



PE1128 .B653 2020  1001 English expressions and phrases / by Jackie Bolen




PE1128 .B654 2021  Advanced English conversation dialogues : speak English like a native speaker with common idioms and phrases in American English / Jackie Bolen



PE1128 B65 2021  102 simple English conversation dialogues for beginners in American English : gain confidence and improve your spoken English / Jackie Bolen



PN6231.P42 E95 2021  Campaigns & companions : the complete role-playing guide for pets / written by Andi Ewington & Rhianna Pratchett ; illustrated by Calum Alexander Watt ; edited by Alex de Campi



PN6727.D2628 U64 2018  Upgrade soul : a graphic novel / Ezra Claytan Daniels ; letters, Deron Bennett ; inking assistance, Tyrell Cannon ; color assistance, Ben Passmore




PN6728.B36 M6633 2019  Batman, the killing joke / Alan Moore, writer




PN6728.P36 V38 2021  Paper girls : the complete story / Brian K. Vaughan




PN6728.Y2 V478 2016  Y, the last man. Book five / Brian K. Vaughan, writer




PN6733.D53 C93 2021  Cyclopedia exotica / Aminder Dhaliwal ; color by Nikolas Ilic




PN6733.L354 S76 2021  Stone fruit / Lee Lai ; editor, Gary Groth



PN6790.B73 M66 2011  Daytripper / Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba




PN6790.K63 G46513 2021  The waiting / Keum Suk Gendry-Kim ; translated by Janet Hong



PN6727.F477 I54 2021  Infinitum : an Afrofuturist tale / Tim Fielder


PN6727.S6 I5 2004  In the shadow of no towers / Art Spiegelman




PN6727.W564 M66 2021  Monsters / Barry Windsor-Smith




Harlem Shadows : Poems   online




Simply notetaking and speedwriting : learn how to take notes simply and effectively / Kristine Setting Clark  online

PS3557.A5196 A66 2020  Apple : skin to the core : a memoir in words and pictures / Eric Gansworth




PS3601.L3485 S57 2021  Sisters in arms : a novel of the daring Black women who served during World War II / Kaia Alderson




PS3607.R455 L53 2021b  Libertie : a novel / by Kaitlyn Greenidge  print and online




PS3613.A956 T66 2019  Tomorrow's bread / Anna Jean Mayhew




PS3618.I533 I85 2021  Island queen : a novel / Vanessa Riley




PS586.3 .J86 2015  Jumping off library shelves : a book of poems / selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins




PZ.B81984 Ern 2021  Ernest the elephant / Anthony Browne



PZ7.1.Z64 Pri 2018  Pride / Ibi Zoboi




PZ7.7.Y35 Su 2020  Superman smashes the Klan : the graphic novel / written by Gene Luen Yang




PZ7.B1984 Sto 2020  Little Frida : a story of Frida Kahlo / Anthony Browne



PZ7.N47988 He 2015  Heather has two mommies / Leslea Newman



PZ7.W3535 Dr 2021  Dreams for a daughter / Carole Boston Weatherford



PZ8.2.B668 On 1989  Once a mouse-- : a fable cut in wood / by Marcia Brown



PZ8.3.B815 Tw 2020  Two little trains / story by Margaret Wise Brown



PZ8.3.S2795 Be 2013  Beep beep goes the bus driver / Vincent Scala


PZ8.3.Y76 Not 2010  Not all princesses dress in pink / by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

QA76.9 .C65 L566 2020  Unity 2020 virtual reality projects : learn VR development by building immersive applications and games with Unity 2019.4 and later versions / Jonathan Linowes



QB981 .A538 2021  Fear of a black universe : an outsider's guide to the future of physics / Stephon Alexander




QD37 .B46 2021  It's elemental : the hidden chemistry in everything / Kate Biberdorf




QE522 .A56 2022  Super volcanoes : what they reveal about Earth and the worlds beyond / Robin George Andrews




QE714.3 .H34 2022  Otherlands : a journey through Earth's extinct worlds / Thomas Halliday




QE761 .L66 2021  Locked in time : animal behavior unearthed in 50 extraordinary fossils / Dean R. Lomax




QH438.7 .W43 2022  The genesis machine : our quest to rewrite life in the age of synthetic biology / Amy Webb and Andrew Hessel




QH541.5.B63 S77 2021  Swamplands : tundra beavers, quaking bogs, and the improbable world of peat / Edward Struzik




QL696.F32 D375 2022  The bald eagle : the improbable journey of America's bird / Jack E. Davis




QL775 .W36 2022  The social lives of animals / Ashley Ward




QP301 .L628 2020  Exercised : why something we never evolved to do is healthy and rewarding / Daniel E. Lieberman




QP431 .H53 2022  Sentient : how animals illuminate the wonder of our human senses / Jackie Higgins




QP483 .R64 2021  Full spectrum : how the science of color made us modern / Adam Rogers

R: Medicine, Nursing

R118 .H26 2022  The Routledge handbook of health communication / edited by Teresa L. Thompson and Nancy Grant Harrington



RA644.C67 W47 2022  The invisible siege : the rise of coronaviruses and the search for a cure / Dan Werb




RA665 .V53 2021  Germs at bay : politics, public health, and American quarantine / Charles Vidich




RA998.C3 M33 2021  Dying for attention : a graphic memoir of nursing home care / Susan MacLeod




RC183 .K35 2022  Smallpox : a vaccine success / Brianna Kaiser




RM267 .T46 2022  Antibiotics : a graphic history / Brandon Terrell




RS73.T83 P38 2022  Fever : how Tu Youyou adapted traditional Chinese medicine  to find a cure for malaria / by Darcy Pattison



Nurses! test yourself in anatomy and physiology / Katherine Rogers, William Scott  online




Critical thinking for nursing, health and social care / Rena Frohman & Karen Lupton  online




Understanding and Assisting Low-Income Women with Cancer   online




A handbook for student nurses : introducing key issues relevant for practice / Wendy Benbow [and three others]  online

S: Agriculture

SB434 .A75 2021  Armitage's garden perennials / Allan M. Armitage




SD390.7.C55 R353 2022  Ever green : saving big forests to save the planet / John W. Reid and Thomas E. Lovejoy

T: Technology

TK7895.E42 W68 2022  The hardware hacking handbook : breaking embedded security with hardware attacks / by Jasper van Woudenberg and Colin O'Flynn



TL220 .D295 2020  Managing electric vehicle power / Samuel Davis




TR140.P35 W43 2015  Gordon Parks : how the photographer captured black and white America / Carole Boston Weatherford 



TX715 .T598 2019  Jubilee : recipes from two centuries of African American cooking / Toni Tipton-Martin



TX724.5.C5 L676 2022  The wok : recipes and techniques / J. Kenji Lopez-Alt




TX745 .S74 2022  The Fresh Eggs Daily cookbook : over 100 fabulous recipes to use eggs in unexpected ways / Lisa Steele




Practical Python Data Wrangling and Data Quality online




The Analytics Lifecycle Toolkit / Ann Jackson,; Luke Stanke  online




SQL cookbook : query solutions and techniques for all SQL users / Anthony Molinaro and Robert de Graaf  online




Design Thinking : Beyond the Sticky Notes  online




Healthy homes : designing with light and air for sustainability and wellbeing / Nick Baker and Koen Steemers  online



Electricians : a practical career guide / Marcia Santore  online

U & V: Military Science

U167.5.C92 D38 2021  Shadow warfare : cyberwar policy in the United States, Russia, and China / Elizabeth Van Wie Davis

Z: Publishing, Library Science, Information Resources

Z246 .H447 2020  Vintage graphic design : type, typography, monograms & decorative design from the late 19th & early 20th centuries / Steven Heller & Louise Fili



Z250 .C44 2020  Designing type / Karen Cheng




Using technology in the library workplace : an introduction for support staff / Marie Keen Shaw  online




The academic teaching librarian's handbook / Claire McGuinness  online