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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: September 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

Wake by Shelley Burr

The tiny outback town of Nannine lies in the harsh red interior of Australia. Once a thriving center of stockyards and sheep stations, years of punishing drought have petrified the land and Nannine has been whittled down to no more than a stoplight, a couple bars, and a police station. And it has another, more sinister claim to fame: the still-unsolved disappearance of young Evelyn McCreery nineteen years ago.

Mina McCreery’s life has been defined by the intense public interest in her sister’s case—which is still a hot topic in true-crime chat rooms and on social media. Now an anxious and reclusive adult, Mina lives alone on her family’s sunbaked destocked sheep farm.

Enter Lane Holland, a young private investigator who dropped out of the police academy to earn a living cracking cold cases. Before she died, Mina’s mother funded a million-dollar reward for anyone who could explain how Evelyn vanished from her bed in the family’s farmhouse. The lure of cash has only increased public obsession with Evelyn and Mina—but yielded no answers.

Lane wins Mina’s trust when some of his more unconventional methods show promise. But Lane also has darker motivations, and his obsession with the search will ultimately risk both their lives—and yield shocking results.


The Butcher and the Wren by Alaina Urquhart

Something dark is lurking in the Louisiana bayou: a methodical killer with a penchant for medical experimentation is hard at work completing his most harrowing crime yet, taunting the authorities who desperately try to catch up.

But forensic pathologist Dr. Wren Muller is the best there is. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of historical crimes, and years of experience working in the Medical Examiner's office, she's never encountered a case she couldn't solve. Until now. Case after case is piling up on Wren's examination table, and soon she is sucked into an all-consuming cat-and-mouse chase with a brutal murderer getting more brazen by the day.


Steeped to Death by Gretchen Rue

Phoebe Winchester’s beloved aunt Eudora has a taste for adventure—and a knack for making magical tea. It’s even rumored that she just might be a witch. So when Eudora passes away and leaves everything to her niece—her Victorian mansion, her bookshop/tea store, The Earl’s Study, and one very chubby orange cat named Bob—Phoebe gets more than she bargained for. And she knows she’s in deep when a dead man is found on the shop’s back step, apparently killed while trying to break in.

Two suspects immediately emerge among the townspeople of Raven Creek, Washington. There’s village busybody Dierdre Miller, who seems desperate to buy Eudora’s house, and handsome PI Rich, one of Phoebe’s childhood friends—but how well does she really know him after all these years apart?

Phoebe knows she should leave it to the professionals, but as she starts to dig into the underbelly of Raven Creek, she begins to uncover the truth about Eudora. What’s more, her aunt might not have been the only witch in the family, as Phoebe soon discovers she has unique and unexpected gifts of her own.


Marple: Twelve New Mysteries

One doesn't stop at one murder...

Jane Marple is an elderly lady from St Mary Mead who possesses an uncanny knack for solving even the most perplexing puzzles. Now, for the first time in 45 years, Agatha Christie’s beloved character returns to the page for a globe-trotting tour of crime and detection.

Join Marple as she travels through her sleepy English village and around the world. In St Mary Mead, a Christmas dinner is interrupted by unexpected guests; the Broadway stage in New York City is set for a dangerous improvisation; bad omens surround an untimely death aboard a cruise ship to Hong Kong; and a bestselling writer on holiday in Italy is caught in a nefarious plot. These and other crimes committed in the name of love, jealousy, blackmail, and revenge are ones that only the indomitable Jane Marple can solve.

Bringing a fresh twist to the hallmarks of a classic Agatha Christie mystery, these twelve esteemed writers have captured the sharp wit, unique voice, and droll ingenuity of the deceptively demure detective. A triumphant celebration of Christie’s legacy and essential reading for crime lovers, Marple is a timely reminder why Jane Marple remains one of the most famous detectives of all time.


Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

Can you stop a murder after it’s already happened?

Late October. After midnight. You’re waiting up for your seventeen-year-old son. He’s late. As you watch from the window, he emerges, and you realize he isn’t alone: he’s walking toward a man, and he’s armed.

You can’t believe it when you see him do it: your funny, happy teenage son, he kills a stranger, right there on the street outside your house. You don’t know who. You don’t know why. You only know your son is now in custody. His future shattered.

That night you fall asleep in despair. All is lost. Until you wake . . .

. . . and it is yesterday.

And then you wake again . . .

. . . and it is the day before yesterday.

Every morning you wake up a day earlier, another day before the murder. With another chance to stop it. Somewhere in the past lies an answer. The trigger for this crime—and you don’t have a choice but to find it . . .


A Dark and Snowy Night by Sally Goldenbaum

The Christmas trees are up, the Seaside Knitters are crafting warm and beautiful gifts for the holidays, and friends and families are gathering in picturesque Sea Harbor, Massachusetts—a place where traditions run deep, but so do some treacherous family secrets . . .
Winter in Sea Harbor is a feast for the senses—crackling bonfires, the scent of snow in the salty air, carols ringing out on the village green. This year, the Seaside Knitters have a sackful of obligations in addition to their usual Christmas preparations. Izzy is so overloaded with knitting classes that she hires an extra salesperson, but the new addition has trouble fitting into the yarn shop’s holiday spirit. Cass, juggling the stresses of running her lobster fishery, has finally found a nanny for her active toddler. Molly Flanigan seems practically perfect in every way—until she suddenly disappears, taking Cass’s beloved rescue mutt with her . . .
Meanwhile, the holidays are kicking off in style at Mayor Beatrice Scaglia’s holiday party, where a well-dressed crowd admires the mayor’s sumptuous new home and the celebrity chef catering the event.  An additional treat for Ben and Nell Endicott at the festive affair is reconnecting with a dear college friend, Oliver Bishop. But it’s not just reunions and the appetizers that are to-die-for. Before the party-goers can toast the beginning of Sea Harbor’s festive season, the chef—and young wife of the Endicott’s old Harvard friend—is found dead beneath the mistletoe . . .
Izzy, Birdie, Nell, and Cass must uncover the pattern to these mysteries to remove suspicion from those they love, bring a murderer to justice—and keep Sea Harbor’s holiday magic from vanishing into the chill winter air . . .

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

BF575.E83 S64 2022  One night on the island : a novel / Josie Silver




BL2747.3 .B34 2021  Atheism : a very short introduction / Julian Baggini




BV330.N48 W43 2018  How sweet the sound : the story of Amazing grace / Carole Boston Weatherford

D: World History

D21 .W925 2022  World histories from below : disruption and dissent, 1750 to the present / edited by Antoinette Burton and Tony Ballantyne

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

E185.86 .K27 2021  Black lives matter : grassroots movement to global phenomenon / by Stuart A. Kallen




E185.97.G37 A3 2019  There will be no miracles here / Casey Gerald




E807.1.R48 C66 1999  Eleanor / story and pictures by Barbara Cooney

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

GT2853.J3 J33 2022  Food cultures of Japan : recipes, customs, and issues / Jeanne Jacob




GV1469.25.J34 K39 2014  Jagged Alliance 2 / Darius Kazemi




GV1469.35.S658 Y82 2016  Spelunky / Derek Yu




GV1469.35.S96 I79 2014  Super Mario Bros. 2 / Jon Irwin




GV942.7.R623 A3 2014  Coming out to play / Robbie Rogers with Eric Marcus

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HD5713.3 .C58 2011  The coming jobs war : what every leader must know about the future of job creation / Jim Clifton, chairman of Gallup




HD58.7 .R4388 2015  Trust and betrayal in the workplace : building effective relationships in your organization / Dennis Reina, PhD and Michelle Reina, PhD



HD9993.E453 S876 2020  The dream architects : adventures in the video game industry / David Polfeldt




HN90.S6 F67 2015  Plutocracy in America : how increasing inequality destroys the middle class and exploits the poor / Ronald P. Formisano




HQ1062 .D69 2018  Peace of mind for your aging parents : a financial, legal, and psychological toolkit for adult children, advisors, and caregivers / Kenneth O. Doyle, PhD, and Larry K. Houk, JD



HQ1075 .C678 2020  Gaming sexism : gender and identity in the era of casual video games / Amanda C. Cote




HQ1163 .H86 2020  Girl gurl grrrl : on womanhood and belonging in the age of Black girl magic / Kenya Hunt




HQ75.8.C665 A3 2017  Boy erased : a memoir of identity, faith, and family / Garrard Conley




HQ773.8 .P44 2016  Same but different : teen life on the autism express / Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Elizabeth Peete, RJ Peete




HT1126 .S23 2017  Run for it : stories of slaves who fought for their freedom / Marcelo D'Salete ; translator




HV6432 .K344 2021  Homegrown hate : why White nationalists and militant Islamists are waging war against the United States / Sara Kamali



HV6773.5 .I53 2022  Indoctrination to hate : recruitment techniques of hate groups and how to stop them / Edward W. Dunbar, editor



A history of false hope : investigative commissions in Palestine / Lori Allen  online




City of refuge : slavery and petit marronage in the Great Dismal Swamp, 1763-1856 / Marcus P. Nevius  online




Mixed blessing : embracing the fullness of your multiethnic identity / Chandra Crane  online




Black Lives Matter : from hashtag to the streets / Dr. Artika R. Tyner  online




Carving out a humanity : race, rights, and redemption / Vincent Southerland  online




What white parents should know about transracial adoption : an adoptee's perspective on its history, nuances, and practices / Melissa Guida-Richards  online




Do right by me : learning to raise black children in white spaces / Valerie I. Harrison and Kathryn Peach D'Angelo  online

J: Political Science

JC423 .D381247 2021  The democracy reader : from classical to contemporary philosophy / edited by Steve M. Cahn, Andrew T. Forcehimes, Robert B. Talisse  print and online



JK2214 .C44 2020  This is what democracy looked like : a visual history of the printed ballot / Alicia Yin Cheng

K: Law

KF1659.A65 S74 2022  Legal forms for starting & running a small business / attorney Fred S. Steingold




KF228.B76 G65 2021  Separate no more : the long road to Brown v. Board of Education / Lawrence Goldstone




KF2995 .C74 2020  Copyright law for librarians and educators : creative strategies and practical solutions / Kenneth D. Crews  print and online


N: Fine Arts

N8354 .G72813 2021  The women who changed art forever : feminist art - the graphic novel / Valentina Grande [text] and Eva Rossetti [illustrations]



NC1810 .L37 202  Making posters : from concept to design / Scott Laserow and Natalia Delgado




NC997 .A43 2020  The fundamentals of graphic design / Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris & Nigel Ball



NK1390 .A45 2018  Mid-century modern : icons of design / illustrations by Here Design ; texts by Frances Ambler




NK1510 .A58 2019  Solving critical design problems : theory and practice / Tania Allen

P: Language, Literature

PN6727.H2556 W35 2021  Wake : the hidden history of women-led slave revolts / Rebecca Hall




PN6728.H8 E95 2019  The Immortal Hulk Omnibus / writer Al Ewing with Jim Zub & Mark Waid




PN6728.S225 V38 2015  Saga. Volume five / Fiona Staples, artist ; Brian K. Vaughan, writer




PN6728.S225 V38 2016  Saga. Volume six / Fiona Staples, artist ; Brian K. Vaughan, writer




PN6728.S225 V38 2017  Saga. Volume seven / writer, Brian K. Vaughan ; artist, Fiona Staples




PN6728.S225 V38 2017  Saga. Volume eight / Fiona Staples, artist ; Brian K. Vaughan, writer




PN6728.S225 V38 2018  Saga. Volume nine / Fiona Staples, artist ; Brian K. Vaughan, writer 




PN6728.X2 H54 2020  House of X/Powers of X / writer




PN6733.L45 E87 2009  Essex County / Jeff Lemire




PN6777.D53 B53 2012  Blacksad. A silent hell / written by Juan Daiaz Canales




PN6777.D53 B53 2014  Blacksad. Amarillo / written by Juan Daiaz Canales




PN6778.D53 B53 2010  Blacksad 1-3 / written by Juan Diaz Canales




PN6790.J34 D42 2005  Boredom / story by Tsugumi Ohba




PR6102.L3343 U56 2022  Yinka, where is your huzband? / Lizzie Damilola Blackburn




PR9199.4.K377 A6 2015  Milk and honey / Rupi Kaur




PR9619.4.M45 M87 2022  The murder rule : a novel / Dervla McTiernan




PR9619.4.P369 S54 2021  She who became the sun / Shelley Parker-Chan

PS3552.O914 Z477 2013  She's not there : a life in two genders / Jennifer Finney Boylan




PS3602.A369 W4 2020  What kind of woman : poems / Kate Baer




PS3602.E363 R43 2022  Real phonies and genuine fakes : poems / Nicky Beer




PS3603.O7988 R39 2021  Razorblade tears / S. A. Cosby




PS3606.I5528 N54 2022  The night shift / Alex Finlay




PS3611.U415 N68 2022  Notes on an execution : a novel / Danya Kukafka




PS3612.O8348 A6 2018  The witch doesn't burn in this one / Amanda Lovelace




PS3617.U578 D53 2022  Ramon and Julieta : love & tacos / Alana Quintana Albertson




PS3618.O5355 F78 2019  Fruit of the drunken tree : a novel / Ingrid Rojas Contreras




PS3623.A86737 M46 2021  Memorial : a novel / Bryan Washington




PS3623.O64 R43 2021  Red at the bone / Jacqueline Woodson




PS3625.U545 A6 2018  Inward / Yung Pueblo




PS53632.I55643 O87 2021  Our woman in Moscow / Beatriz Williams




PZ7.1.D39814 Don 2020  Don't ask me where I'm from / Jennifer De Leon




PZ7.1.H8645 Re 2022  The red palace / June Hur




PZ7.1.S336574 Ana 2022  Anatomy : a love story / Dana Schwartz




PZ7.1.S633 You 2021  You can go your own way / Eric Smith




PZ7.7.A356 Sq 2022  Squire / Sara Alfageeh ; Nadia Shammas




PZ7.F246  Bl 2022  Blood scion / Deborah Falaye




PZ7.H11132 Ki 2002  King & King / Linda de Haan & Stern Nijland



PZ7.H39863 Wr 2021  Wrecked / Heather Henson




PZ7.M927 P37 2018  The paper bag princess / story by Robert Munsch



Chasing me to my grave : an artist's memoir of the Jim Crow South / Winfred Rembert, as told to Erin I. Kelly  online




Deaf Utopia : A Memoir--And a Love Letter to a Way of Life  online

Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

R: Medicine, Nursing

R123 .J686 2023  Acquiring medical language / Steven L. Joness, PhD, et al




R728 .B47 2021  Best practice in health care / Mieczyslaw Pokorski, editor




RA563.M56 R336 2019  Racism : science & tools for the public health professional / edited by Chandra L. Ford, PhD, et al




RA644.C67 A13 2021  3D printing in medicine and its role in the COVID-19 pandemic : personal protective equipment (PPE) and other novel medical and non-medical devices / Frank J. Rybicki, editor



RC265.6.L24 S55 2011  The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot





RC489.M55 W5 2021  Mindfulness : a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world / Mark Williams and Danny Penman




RC927 .N87 2020  Nursing older people with arthritis and other rheumatological conditions / Noreen Ryan, editor




RM300 .G84 2022  Pharmacology made simple : an introduction for the health professions / Anthony Guerra, MHCI, PharmD




RS122.95 .H67 2022  Mosby's pharmacy technician : principles and practice / Karen Davis, BHS, CPht, Anthony Guerra, PharmD, RPH



RT120.E4 E48 2020  Sheehy's emergency nursing : principles and practice / edited by Vicki Sweet, Andi Foley




RT82 .H66 2022  Leddy & Pepper's professional nursing / Lucy Jane Hood




Sweetness in the blood : race, risk, and type 2 diabetes / James Doucet-Battle  online




Bodies and barriers : queer activists on health / edited by Adrian Shanker ; foreword by Rachel L. Levine, MD ; afterword by Kate Kendell  online

T: Technology

T36 .M36 2021  Mother of invention : how good ideas get ignored in an economy built for men / Katrine Marça




TA417.2 .H45 2020  Handbook of nondestructive evaluation / Charles J. Hellier




TH6235 .T46 2021  2022 national plumbing & HVAC estimator / by James A. Thomson




TK3283 .M85 2019  Electrical wiring commercial : based on the 2020 National Electrical Code / Phil Simmons, Ray C. Mullin




TK435 .T95 2021  2022 national electrical estimator / by Mark C. Tyler




TK6680.5 .B58 2021  Intelligent image and video compression : communicating pictures / David R. Bull, Fan Zhang



TS280 .J44 2017  Pipe welding / Larry Jeffus, Bryan Baker




TT187 .S75 2022  The wisdom of our hands : crafting, a life / Doug Stowe




TT879.B3 M35 2010  Pine needle basketry : from forest floor to finished project / Judy Mofield Mallow




TX715 .S526 2019  If I can cook, you know God can : African American food memories, meditations, and recipes / Ntozake Shange




TX724.5.K65 L48 2021  The Korean vegan cookbook : reflections and recipes from Omma's kitchen / Joanne Lee Molinaro



TX817.C6 M64 2021  The coffee book / Anette Moldvaer



TX837 .J54274 2022  One : pot, pan, planet : a greener way to cook for you and your family / Anna Jones

Z: Publishing, Library Science, Information Resources

Z678.9 .S47 2021  Using technology in the library workplace : an introduction for support staff / Marie Keen Shaw  print & online