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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: August 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 Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean

Out on the Yorkshire Moors lives a secret line of people for whom books are food, and who retain all of a book's content after eating it. To them, spy novels are a peppery snack; romance novels are sweet and delicious. Eating a map can help them remember destinations, and children, when they misbehave, are forced to eat dry, musty pages from dictionaries.

Devon is part of The Family, an old and reclusive clan of book eaters. Her brothers grow up feasting on stories of valor and adventure, and Devon―like all other book eater women―is raised on a carefully curated diet of fairy tales and cautionary stories.

But real life doesn't always come with happy endings, as Devon learns when her son is born with a rare and darker kind of hunger―not for books, but for human minds.


Stay Awake by Megan Goldin

Liv Reese wakes up in the back of a taxi with no idea where she is or how she got there. When she’s dropped off at the door of her brownstone, a stranger answers—a stranger who claims to live in her apartment. She reaches for her phone to call for help, only to discover it’s missing. In its place is a bloodstained knife. Her hands are covered in scribbled messages, like graffiti on her skin: STAY AWAKE.

Two years ago, Liv was thriving as a successful writer for a trendy magazine. Now, she’s lost and disoriented in a New York City that looks nothing like what she remembers. Catching a glimpse of the local news, she’s horrified to see reports of a crime scene where the victim’s blood has been used to scrawl a message across a window, similar to the message that’s inked on her hands. What did she do last night? And why does she remember nothing from the past two years? Liv finds herself on the run for a crime she doesn’t remember committing. But there’s someone who does know exactly what she did, and they’ll do anything to make her forget—permanently.


All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers

You can’t ever know for sure what happens behind closed doors.

Everyone from Wakarusa, Indiana, remembers the infamous case of January Jacobs, who was discovered in a ditch hours after her family awoke to find her gone. Margot Davies was six at the time, the same age as January—and they were next-door neighbors. In the twenty years since, Margot has grown up, moved away, and become a big-city journalist. But she’s always been haunted by the feeling that it could’ve been her. And the worst part is, January’s killer has never been brought to justice.

When Margot returns home to help care for her uncle after he is diagnosed with early-onset dementia, she feels like she’s walked into a time capsule. Wakarusa is exactly how she remembers—genial, stifled, secretive. Then news breaks about five-year-old Natalie Clark from the next town over, who’s gone missing under circumstances eerily similar to January’s. With all the old feelings rushing back, Margot vows to find Natalie and to solve January’s murder once and for all.

But the police, Natalie’s family, the townspeople—they all seem to be hiding something. And the deeper Margot digs into Natalie’s disappearance, the more resistance she encounters, and the colder January’s case feels. Could January’s killer still be out there? Is it the same person who took Natalie? And what will it cost to finally discover what truly happened that night twenty years ago?


Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie have worked for the Museum, an elite network of assassins, for forty years. Now their talents are considered old-school and no one appreciates what they have to offer in an age that relies more on technology than people skills.
When the foursome is sent on an all-expenses paid vacation to mark their retirement, they are targeted by one of their own. Only the Board, the top-level members of the Museum, can order the termination of field agents, and the women realize they’ve been marked for death.
Now to get out alive they have to turn against their own organization, relying on experience and each other to get the job done, knowing that working together is the secret to their survival. They’re about to teach the Board what it really means to be a woman—and a killer—of a certain age.


Black Hamptons by Carl Weber

Hidden away near the end of Long Island, New York, is a community where affluent African Americans, their friends, and the wannabes have secretly vacationed for more than 75 years. Unlike the bluffs of Martha’s Vineyard, black folks here own five miles of prime beachfront. With a mix of legacy families, new money, hangers-on, and thirsty developers, drama can never be far behind in a place called . . . the BLACK HAMPTONS.

The Brittons are the owners of Amistad Bank, the nation’s largest minority-owned bank. They consider themselves the “First Family” of the Black Hamptons and have owned their estate home for three generations. Their matriarch, Carolyn Britton, and her two sons, Malcolm and Martin, are not to be played with. They truly embody the Black Hamptons’ old guard and will do whatever they feel is necessary to maintain their place at the top.The Johnsons are relatively new to the Black Hamptons, having summered there only five years. Sometimes they still feel like outsiders, but that might be because Anthony Johnson is viewed as competition by the Brittons. He’s the handsome CEO of Sydney Tech, a company he built from the ground up. Many people consider him the most powerful man in the Black Hamptons, but don’t say that around the Britton boys.

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

BF575.H3 B76 2020  Hatred : understanding our most dangerous emotion / Berit Brogaard

D: World History

D769.8.A6 T356 2020  They called us enemy / written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott ; art by Harmony Becker




D804.3 .S64 1997  Maus : a survivor's tale / Art Spiegelman




DD247.E5 B374 2018  The Nazi hunters : how a team of spies and survivors captured the world's most notorious Nazi / Neal Bascomb




The Great Pyramid of Giza  online video

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

E184.A75 Y358 2022  Rise : a pop history of Asian America from the nineties to now / Jeff Yang, Phil Yu, Philip Wang ; illustrated by Julia Kuo



E184.V53 T713 2010  Vietnamerica : a family's journey / written and illustrated by GB Tran




E185.93.M6 B69 2010  Spies of Mississippi : the true story of the spy network that tried to destroy the civil rights movement / by Rick Bowers



E91 .S27 2020  Voting in Indian country : the view from the trenches / Jean Reith Schroedel

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

GV1449.5 .S45 2005  Winning chess tactics / Yasser Seirawan with Jeremy Silman




GV1469.15 .B935 2022  Game design deep dive : horror / Joshua Bycer




GV1469.3 .S2133 2019  Video game design : principles and practices from the ground up / Michael Salmond

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HC79.C6 M3324 2021  The day the world stops shopping : how ending consumerism saves the environment and ourselves / J. B. MacKinnon




HD57.7 .K47766 2017  Lead yourself first : inspiring leadership through solitude / with a foreword by Jim Collins ; Raymond M. Kethledge and Michael S. Erwin



HD6054.4.I5 N66 2021  My life in full : work, family and our future / Nooyi, Indra




HD9993.E452 D748 2020  One up : creativity, competition, and the global business of video games / Joost van Dreunen  print and online



HD9993.E452 S37 2021  Press reset : ruin and recovery in the video game industry / Jason Schreier




HF5548.4.M523 D383 2021  Data visualization with Excel dashboards and reports / Dick Kusleika




HG179 .B485 2021  Personal financial planning / Randall S. Billingsley, Lawrence J. Gitman, Michael D. Joehnk




HQ792.C33 E4513 2021  A house without windows / Marc Ellison & Didier Kassai


The Intersectional Environmentalist : How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet / Leah Thomas online




Advertising at the edge of the apocalypse  Part of the Series:  MEF Debt & Consumerism Collection Media Education Foundation  online video


The illusionists : a film about the globalization of beauty  online video


Ken Burns: The Central Park five online video Kanopy or Films on Demand

J: Political Science

JQ1850.A91 B38 2021  Revolutionary life : the everyday of the Arab Spring / Asef Bayat

M: Music

ML3930.S49 A53 2017  Symphony for the city of the dead : Dmitri Shostakovich and the siege of Leningrad / M. T. Anderson




ML420.R73 R83 2020  Ballad of an American : a graphic biography of Paul Robeson / art and text by Sharon Rudahl



MT64.V53 B75 2021  Leading with sound : proactive sound practices in video game development / Rob Bridgett

N: Fine Arts

NA1123.R616 G45 2019  Aldo Rossi and the spirit of architecture / Diane Y.F. Ghirardo



NC1000 .S74 2020  Powered by design : an introduction to problem solving with graphic design / Renee Stevens




NC1764.5.U62 S262 2018  Pittsburgh / by Frank Santoro




NC1850.E25 R44 2021  Tom Eckersley : a mid-century modern master / Paul Rennie



NC998.4 .I545 2019  Mid-century modern graphic design / Theo Inglis



NC999.4.B87 R458 2021  Communicating knowledge visually : Will Burtin's scientific approach to information design / R. Roger Remington, Sheila Pontis, Ph.D.



NK1390 .B733 2020  Mid-century modern design : a complete sourcebook / Dominic Bradbury




NK1505 .M55 2021  Why design matters : conversations with the world's most creative people / Debbie Millman 



Sagrada : the mystery of creation  online video

P: Language, Literature

P93.5 .I36 2020  Iconism : designing modern icons and pictograms




PN6725 .D197 2022  American comics : a history / Jeremy Dauber




PN6727.B3757 Z46 2013  Are you my mother? : a comic drama / Alison Bechdel




PN6727.C565 G49 1998   Ghost world / Daniel Clowes




PN6727.F5869 H68 2020  Hot comb / Ebony Flowers




PN6727.H475 M37 2013  Marble season / by Gilbert Hernandez




PN6727.M2476 A77 2009  Asterios Polyp / David Mazzucchelli




PN6727.M41 I26 2017  I am Alfonso Jones / written by Tony Medina




PN6727.T64 Z46 2020  The loneliness of the long-distance cartoonist / Adrian Tomine




PN6728.B36 M545 2016  Batman, the Dark Knight returns / Frank Miller, writer & penciller 




PN6728.M53 K56 2019  Mister Miracle / Tom King, writer 




PN6728.Y2 V47 2015  Y, the last man. Book four / Brian K. Vaughan, writer




PN6747.S245 P4713 2003  Persepolis / Marjane Satrapi




PS3549.O63 B5217 2020  Big sister and little sister. Korean




PS3610.O627677 P76 2021  The prophets : a novel / Robert Jones, Jr




PZ7.1.K41513 Sum 2021  Summer in the city of roses / Michelle Ruiz Keil




PZ7.N8153 Str 2021  Strange creatures / Phoebe North




PZ8.3.T328 Ro 2014  Round is a mooncake : a book of shapes / written by Roseanne Thong


Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

QA76.73.P98 B43 2022  Python for data analysis / Ike Beck




QA76.76.C672 .S6584 2021  Unity 2021 cookbook : over 140 recipes to take your Unity game development skills to the next level / Matt Smith, Shaun Ferns



QA76.76.C672 B88 2018  Unity game development cookbook : essentials for every game / Paris Buttfield-Addison, Jon Manning and Tim Nugent



QA76.76.C672 H37 2020  Game programming with Unity and C# : a complete beginner's guide / Casey Hardman




QA76.76.C672 L43 2021  Creating Games with Unreal Engine, Substance Painter, & Maya : Models, Textures, Animation, & Blueprint / Jingtian Li, Kassandra Arevalo, and Matthew Tovar



QA76.76.C672 T38 2019  Game development and simulation with Unreal technology / by Alireza Tavakkoli




QA76.9.A25 P594 2021  Data stewardship : an actionable guide to effective data management and data governance / by David Plotkin



QD33.2 .F57 2020  General chemistry / Rainer Roldan Fiscal




QH307.2 .P87 2018  Basic biology : an introduction / written by Adam Purcell




QK938.F6 R37 2022  The treeline : the last forest and the future of life on earth / Ben Rawlence




QL403 .B27 2021  The sound of the sea : seashells and the fate of the oceans / Cynthia Barnett




Love thy nature  a vital journey Into the natural world online video

R: Medicine, Nursing

R724 .B47 2022  Clinical ethics for consultation practice/ by Joseph T. Bertino




RA1221 .R355 2021  The poison trials : wonder drugs, experiment, and the battle for authority in Renaissance science / Alisha Rankin



RA655 .Y36 2022  The Wuhan lockdown / Guobin Yang




RC339.52.R353 E37 2022  The brain in search of itself : Santiago Ramon y Cajal and the story of the neuron / Benjamin Ehrlich




RC394.C7 I47 2021  Impact : women writing after concussion / E.D. Morin and Jane Cawthorne, editors




RC455.2.C4 D536 2022  Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : DSM-5-TR / American Psychiatric Association




RC78.7.D53 M34 2008  Imaging in rehabilitation / Terry R. Malone, Charles Hazle, Michael L. Grey




RG951 .R538 2021  Maternity and pediatric nursing / Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle, Susan Carman




RM301.12 .S55 2021  Mosby's drug guide for nursing students / Linda Skidmore-Roth




RT71 .V48 2021  Veteran-centered care in education and practice : an essential guide for nursing faculty / Brenda Elliott, Katie A Chargualaf, Barbara Patterson, editors

T: Technology

TK152 .M55 2020  Ugly's electrical safety and NFPA 70E / Charles R. Miller




TK2511 .U3 2020  Ugly's electric motors and controls




TK3261 .S73 2020  Ugly's conduit bending / Dr. Alan W. Standfield




TK3285 .M55 2020  Ugly's residential wiring




TK7816 .W42 2020  Basic electronics : theory and practice / Sean Westcott, Jean Riescher Westcott




TL440 .A23 2017  Modern motorcycle technology / Edward Abdo




TR897.72.M39 B75 2021  An essential introduction to Maya character rigging / Cheryl Briggs




TT820 .H3174 2013  Crochet stitch dictionary : 200 essential stitches with step-by-step photos / Sarah Hazell




TT820 .K365 2011  Crochet / Cecily Keim and Kim P. Werker



TT820 .S857 2006  The happy hooker : stitch 'n bitch crochet / Debbie Stoller 



TT820 .T877 2011  Knitting stitches visual encyclopedia : 350 stitch patterns, edgings, and more / Sharon Turner



TX769 .V47 2020  Mastering bread : the art and practice of handmade sourdough, yeasted bread, and pastry / Marc Vetri and Claire Kopp McWilliams