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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: January 2023

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

Please Report Your Bug Here by Josh Riedel

Once you sign an NDA it's good for life. Meaning legally, I shouldn't tell you this story. But I have to.

A college grad with the six-figure debt to prove it, Ethan Block views San Francisco as the place to be. Yet his job at hot new dating app DateDate is a far cry from what he envisioned. Instead of making the world a better place, he reviews flagged photo queues, overworked and stressed out. But that's about to change.

Reeling from a breakup, Ethan decides to view his algorithmically matched soulmate on DateDate. He overrides the system and clicks on the profile. Then, he disappears. One minute, he’s in a windowless office, and the next, he’s in a field of endless grass, gasping for air. When Ethan snaps back to DateDate HQ, he’s convinced a coding issue caused the blip. Except for anyone to believe him, he’ll need evidence. As Ethan embarks on a wild goose chase, moving from dingy startup think tanks to Silicon Valley’s dominant tech conglomerate, it becomes clear that there’s more to DateDate than meets the eye. With the stakes rising, and a new world at risk, Ethan must choose who—and what—he believes in.


A History of Fear by Luke Dumas

The Devil is in Scotland.

Grayson Hale, the most infamous murderer in Scotland, is better known by a different name: the Devil’s Advocate. The twenty-five-year-old American grad student rose to instant notoriety when he confessed to the slaughter of his classmate Liam Stewart, claiming the Devil made him do it.

When Hale is found hanged in his prison cell, officers uncover a handwritten manuscript that promises to answer the question that’s haunted the nation for years: was Hale a lunatic, or had he been telling the truth all along?

Unnervingly, Hale doesn’t fit the bill of a killer. The first-person narrative that centers this novel reveals an acerbic young atheist, newly enrolled at the University of Edinburgh to carry on the legacy of his recently deceased father. In need of cash, he takes a job ghostwriting a mysterious book for a dark stranger, but has misgivings when the project begins to reawaken his satanophobia, a rare condition that causes him to live in terror that the Devil is after him. As he struggles to disentangle fact from fear, Grayson’s world is turned upside-down after events force him to confront his growing suspicion that he’s working for the one he has feared all this time—and that the book is only the beginning of their partnership.​​


We Knew All Along by Mina Hardy

Blame the booze, her shaky marriage, her troubled son, or a thousand other things. Jewelann Jordan has one thing on her mind when she attends her class reunion, and that's making sure her old crush Christian Campbell sees exactly what he lost all those years ago. A late night, a hotel room, a rekindled flame that burns even hotter than it did back then. What could go wrong?
The night with Christian isn't the first secret Jewelann has kept from her husband Ken, so one more shouldn't be much harder--except that Christian shows up without warning, seemingly determined to do his best to mess up Jewelann's life in any way he can. Worse than that, he seems to have his sights set on charming her son, Eli, and befriending her husband. Revenge isn't so sweet when it bites you back, but Jewelann is determined to keep Christian from ruining everything she's worked so hard to keep safe, including her son.
Fighting to keep it all from spiraling out of control, Jewelann discovers Christian is not the man he claims to be. When darker secrets emerge, even closer to home, Jewelann takes the chance to turn the tables on him. The more Jewelann digs for the truth, the uglier--and the deadlier--it gets.


All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham

One year ago, Isabelle Drake's life changed forever: her toddler son, Mason, was taken out of his crib in the middle of the night while she and her husband were asleep in the next room. With little evidence and few leads for the police to chase, the case quickly went cold. However, Isabelle cannot rest until Mason is returned to her―literally.

Except for the occasional catnap or small blackout where she loses track of time, she hasn’t slept in a year.

Isabelle's entire existence now revolves around finding him, but she knows she can’t go on this way forever. In hopes of jarring loose a new witness or buried clue, she agrees to be interviewed by a true-crime podcaster―but his interest in Isabelle's past makes her nervous. His incessant questioning paired with her severe insomnia has brought up uncomfortable memories from her own childhood, making Isabelle start to doubt her recollection of the night of Mason’s disappearance, as well as second-guess who she can trust... including herself. But she is determined to figure out the truth no matter where it leads.


The Things We Do to Our Friends by Heather Darwent

Edinburgh, Scotland: a moody city of labyrinthine alleyways, oppressive fog, and buried history; the ultimate destination for someone with something to hide. Perfect for Clare, then, who arrives utterly alone and yearning to reinvent herself. And what better place to conceal the secrets of her past than at the university in the heart of the fabled, cobblestoned Old Town?

When Clare meets Tabitha, a charismatic, beautiful, and intimidatingly rich girl from her art history class, she knows she’s destined to become friends with her and her exclusive circle: raffish Samuel, shrewd Ava, and pragmatic Imogen. Clare is immediately drawn into their libertine world of sophisticated dinner parties and summers in France. The new life she always envisioned for herself has seemingly begun.

Then Tabitha reveals a little project she’s been working on, one that she needs Clare’s help with. Even though it goes against everything Clare has tried to repent for. Even though their intimacy begins to darken into codependence. But as Clare starts to realize just what her friends are capable of, it’s already too late. Because they’ve taken the plunge. They’re so close to attaining everything they want. And there’s no going back.

The Mitford Affair by Marie Benedict

Between the World Wars, the six Mitford sisters—each more beautiful, brilliant, and eccentric than the next—dominate the English political, literary, and social scenes. Though they've weathered scandals before, the family falls into disarray when Diana divorces her wealthy husband to marry a fascist leader and Unity follows her sister's lead all the way to Munich, inciting rumors that she's become Hitler's mistress.

As the Nazis rise in power, novelist Nancy Mitford grows suspicious of her sisters' constant visits to Germany and the high-ranking fascist company they keep. When she overhears alarming conversations and uncovers disquieting documents, Nancy must make excruciating choices as Great Britain goes to war with Germany.


All Hallows by Christopher Golden

It’s Halloween night, 1984, in Coventry, Massachusetts, and two families are unraveling. Up and down the street, secrets are being revealed, and all the while, mixed in with the trick-or-treaters of all ages, four children who do not belong are walking door to door, merging with the kids of Parmenter Road. Children in vintage costumes with faded, eerie makeup. They seem terrified, and beg the neighborhood kids to hide them away, to keep them safe from The Cunning Man.

There’s a small clearing in the woods now that was never there before, and a blackthorn tree that doesn’t belong at all. These odd children claim that The Cunning Man is coming for them...and they want the local kids to protect them. But with families falling apart and the neighborhood splintered by bitterness, who will save the children of Parmenter Road?


How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix

When Louise finds out her parents have died, she dreads going home. She doesn’t want to leave her daughter with her ex and fly to Charleston. She doesn’t want to deal with her family home, stuffed to the rafters with the remnants of her father’s academic career and her mother’s lifelong obsession with puppets and dolls. She doesn’t want to learn how to live without the two people who knew and loved her best in the world.
Most of all, she doesn’t want to deal with her brother, Mark, who never left their hometown, gets fired from one job after another, and resents her success. Unfortunately, she’ll need his help to get the house ready for sale because it’ll take more than some new paint on the walls and clearing out a lifetime of memories to get this place on the market.
But some houses don’t want to be sold, and their home has other plans for both of them…


Just the Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica

Jake Hayes is missing. This much is certain. At first, his wife, Nina, thinks he is blowing off steam at a friend’s house after their heated fight the night before. But then a day goes by. Two days. Five. And Jake is still nowhere to be found.

Lily Scott, Nina’s friend and coworker, thinks she may have been the last to see Jake before he went missing. After Lily confesses everything to her husband, Christian, the two decide that nobody can find out what happened leading up to Jake’s disappearance, especially not Nina. But Nina is out there looking for her husband, and she won’t stop until the truth is discovered.


What Lies in the Woods by Kate Alice Marshall

Naomi Shaw used to believe in magic. Twenty-two years ago, she and her two best friends, Cassidy and Olivia, spent the summer roaming the woods, imagining a world of ceremony and wonder. They called it the Goddess Game. The summer ended suddenly when Naomi was attacked. Miraculously, she survived her seventeen stab wounds and lived to identify the man who had hurt her. The girls’ testimony put away a serial killer, wanted for murdering six women. They were heroes.

And they were liars.

For decades, the friends have kept a secret worth killing for. But now Olivia wants to tell, and Naomi sets out to find out what really happened in the woods―no matter how dangerous the truth turns out to be.

A: General Works

AZ101 .F6913 1994  The order of things : an archaeology of the human sciences / Michel Foucault

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

B105.A55 Z66 2003  Zoontologies : the question of the animal / Cary Wolfe, editor




B819 .S27213 2021  Being and nothingness : an essay on phenomenological ontology / Jean-Paul Sartre




BF241 .G683 2022  Visual thinking : the hidden gifts of people who think in pictures, patterns, and abstractions / Temple Grandin




BF431 .C47 2013  Matter and consciousness / Paul M. Churchland




BF723.P75 B77 2021  Unraveling bias : how prejudice has shaped children for generations and why its time to break the cycle / Christia Spears Brown, PhD



BL240.2 .M413 2020  Science & religion : a new introduction / Alister E. McGrath




BL240.2 .R79 1997  Religion and science / Bertrand Russell 




BL2525 .C444 2017  American religion : contemporary trends / Mark Chaves




BL2747.3 .L67 2021  Atheism considered : a survey of the rational rejection of religious belief / C.M. Lorkowski




BL783 .M55 2022  Ancient Greek religion / Jon D. Mikalson, Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia




BT26 .V36 2022  Introduction to medieval theology / Rik Van Nieuwenhove, University of Durham

C: History of Civilization, Biography

CB478 .T96 2022  Starry messenger : cosmic perspectives on civilization / Neil deGrasse Tyson

D: World History

D628 .H35 2021  Veiled warriors : Allied nurses of the First World War / Christine E. Hallett




D769.8.A6 P365 2022  Seen and unseen : what Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake and Ansel Adams's photographs reveal about the Japanese American incarceration / Elizabeth Partridge, Lauren Tamaki



D804.3 .B77 2017  Ordinary men : Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland / Christopher R. Browning




D804.3 .F753 2008  The years of extermination : Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 / Saul Friedlander




D810.B53 D45 2022  Half American : the epic story of African Americans fighting World War II at home and abroad / Matthew F. Delmont



DS134.255 .W66 2021  Women defying Hitler : rescue and resistance under the Nazis / edited by Nathan Stoltzfus, Mordecai Paldiel, and Judy Baumel-Schwartz

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

E169.12 .K556 2022  The nineties : a book / Chuck Klosterman




E184.A1 F578 2022  One quarter of the nation : immigration and the transformation of America / Nancy Foner




E184.A1 M312 2022  White fear : how the browning of America is making white folks lose their minds / Roland S. Martin ; with Leah Lakins



E184.C34 P33 2022  From threatening guerrillas to forever illegals : US Central Americans and the cultural politics of non-belonging / Yajaira M. Padilla



E185.86 .H8652 2022  My people : five decades of writing about Black lives / Charlayne Hunter-Gault 




E185.86 .K46 2021  Hood feminism : notes from the women that a movement forgot / Mikki Kendall




E468.9 .B58 2001  Race and reunion : the Civil War in American memory / David W. Blight




E491 .A95 2017  Armies south, armies north : the military forces of the Civil War compared and contrasted / Alan Axelrod, PHD



E81 .B75 2007  Bury my heart at Wounded Knee : an Indian history of the American West / Dee Brown



E98.F7 S54 2017  The Sioux Chef's indigenous kitchen / Sean Sherman




E99.I7 P676 2008  And Grandma said-- : Iroquois teachings, as passed down through the oral tradition / Tom Porter


G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

GN451 .L3813 1966  The savage mind / Claude Levi-Strauss




GN671.N5 M45 2001  Sex and temperament in three primitive societies / Margaret Mead




GV1019.2 .C43 2022  Racing green : how motorsport science can save the world / Kit Chapman




GV951 .C78 2021  When the cheering stops : life after the NFL / Gay Culverhouse

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HC110.I55 K43 2022  Dignity in a digital age : making tech work for all of us / Ro Khanna




HD7125 .A765 2022  Fixing Social Security : the politics of reform in a polarized age / R. Douglas Arnold




HD9696.E574 P395  2022  The founders : the story of PayPal and the entrepreneurs who shaped Silicon Valley / Jimmy Soni




HD9696.I582 M53 2022  Chip war : the fight for the world's most critical technology / Chris Miller




HF5548.32 .W466 2022  Buy now : how Amazon branded convenience and normalized monopoly / Emily West




HF5549.5.S45 S485 2021  Pain generation : social media, feminist activism, and the neoliberal selfie / L. Ayu Saraswati




HG1710 .P46 2021  Building the new economy : data as capital / Alex Pentland, Alexander Lipton, and Thomas Hardjono




HG179 .R54414 2022  Your money mentors : expert advice for millennials / Russell Robb and Katharine Robb Meehan, with David Tabatsky




HM1211 .F75 2021  Transforming racial and cultural lines in health and social care : listening, loving, and lifting spirits when you can / Jan Froehlich and June Thornton-Marsh



HM585 .L495 2022  Ten lessons in introductory sociology / Kenneth A. Gould, Tammy L. Lewis




HM742 .F53 2022  The chaos machine : the inside story of how social media rewired our minds and our world / Max Fisher




HM851 .A44 2022  Freedom to think : the long struggle to liberate our minds / Susie Alegre




HM851 .R6647 2022  The immersive enclosure : virtual reality in Japan / Paul Roquet




HN59.2 .F63 2021  Focus on social problems : a contemporary reader 



HN90.S6 H87 2023  Social inequality : forms, causes, and consequences / Heather M. Fitz Gibbon, Anne M. Nurse and Charles E Hurst



HN90.V5 W55 2022  Gang politics : revolution, repression, and crime / Kristian Williams ; foreword by Robert Evans




HQ1122 .C54713 2022  In defense of witches : the legacy of the witch hunts and why women are still on trial / Mona Chollet

HQ1178 .T54 2022  Everything I need I get from you : how fangirls created the Internet as we know it / Kaitlyn Tiffany




HQ12 .B2813 2007  Forget Foucault / Jean Baudrillard




HQ1460.5 .T84 2021  Twenty-first-century feminismos : women's movements in Latin America and the Caribbean / edited by Simone Bohn and Charmain Levy



HQ18.552 .G68 2022  Seeing gender : an illustrated guide to identity and expression / by Iris Gottlieb ; foreword by National Book Award Winner and Stonewall Book Award Honoree Kacen Callender



HT111 .N54 2022  Earthopolis : a biography of our urban planet / Carl H. Nightingale




HT1563 .J33 2022  White women : everything you already know about your own racism and how to do better / Regina Jackson and Saira Rao




HV3006.M42 J865 2021  Pain and shock in America : politics, advocacy, and the controversial treatment of people with disabilities / Jan Nisbet



HV4708 .L57 2016  The lives of animals / J.M. Coetzee




HV5822.M3 C43 2022  Getting high : marijuana in world history / John Charles Chasteen




HV6295.L29 R65 2022  Conspiracy theories and Latin American history : lurking in the shadows / Luis Roniger and Leonardo Senkman




HV6432.7 .W344 2021  The day that shook America : a concise history of 9/11 / J. Samuel Walker




HV6533.M9 F73 2022  ShadowMan : an elusive psycho killer and the birth of FBI profiling / Ron Franscell




HV7436 .G8767 2022  Guns 360 : differing perspectives and common-sense approaches to firearms in America




HV91 .R364 2021  Poorly understood : what America gets wrong about poverty / Mark Robert Rank, Lawrence M. Eppard, and Heather E. Bullock



HV9276.5 .K43 2021  An abolitionist's handbook : 12 steps to changing yourself and the world / Patrisse Cullors




HV9950 .A437 2020  The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness (2020 Edition) / Michelle Alexander 




HV9950 .D53 2021  Broken scales : race and the crisis of justice in a divided America / Tom Diaz

J: Political Science

JC423 .B7835 2022  Debating democracy : do we need more or less? / Jason Brennan and Helene Landemore




JC596 .R534 2022  Why privacy matters / Neil Richards




JK468.I6 Z418 2022  Spies, lies, and algorithms : the history and future of American intelligence / Amy B. Zegart




JV6483 .D423 2018  Debating immigration / edited by Carol M. Swain

K: Law

KF8745.G56 L44 2022  The legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg / edited by Scott Dodson, University of California Hastings College of the Law

M: Music

ML3506 .S4704 2022  On jazz : a personal journey / Alyn Shipton




ML3531 .A27 2022  The come up : an oral history of the rise of hip-hop / Jonathan Abrams

N: Fine Arts

N6538.B53 P64 2021  Black art : a cultural history / Richard J. Powell




N71 .B398 1991  About looking / John Berger




N8353 .D47 2020  The death of the artist : how creators are struggling to survive in the age of billionaires and big tech / William Deresiewicz



NA1088.M65 Z56 2015  Mies van der Rohe, 1886-1969 : the structure of space / Claire Zimmerman

P: Language, Literature

P96.T42 B585 2021  Reality media / Jay David Bolter, Maria Engberg, and Blair MacIntyre




PN1993.5.M4 L58 2022  The lost cinema of Mexico : from lucha libre to cine familiar and other churros / edited by Olivia Cosentino and Brian Price



PN1995.9.L37 L38 2023  Latin American history at the movies / edited by Donald F. Stevens




PN3433.7 .W47 2022  The stuff of science fiction : hardware, settings, characters / Gary Westfahl




PN6727.F584 S77 2021  Stray dogs / Tony Fleecs, writer




PN6728.B36 M543 2005  Batman : year one / Frank Miller, writer




PN6728.U54 S69 2020  Undiscovered country. Volume one, Destiny / written by Scott Snyder & Charles Soule




PN6728.U54 S693 2021  Undiscovered country. Volume two. Unity / written by Scott Snyder & Charles Soule




PN6728.U54 S6934 2022  Undiscovered country. Volume three, Possibility / written by Scott Snyder & Charles Soule




PQ2191.P3 E58 1996  Artificial paradises : Baudelaire's masterpiece on hashish / by Charles Baudelaire




PQ4829.O565 O313 1987  The occasions / Eugenio Montale




PR4532 .M55 2003  Confessions of an English opium-eater and other writings / Thomas De Quincey

PR6039.O32 L63236 2022  How to misunderstand Tolkien : the critics and the fantasy master / Bruno Bacelli




PR9199.3.A8 H3 1998  The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood




PR9387.9.E42 Y68 2022b  You made a fool of death with your beauty / Akwaeke Emezi




PS3569.E314 A6 2022  Happy-go-lucky / David Sedaris




PS3614.O7838 R47 2022  The resemblance / Lauren Nossett




PZ7.1.J3545 Hen 2022  The henna wars / Adiba Jaigirdar




PZ7.7.O7656 He 2020  Heartstopper. Volume 4 / Alice Oseman




PZ7.7.P295 Gar 2021  Garlic & the vampire / Bree Paulsen




PZ7.7.P64 Fal 2013  The fall of the house of Usher / by Edgar Allan Poe




PZ7.7.P64 Tel 2013  The tell-tale heart / by Edgar Allan Poe ; retold by Benjamin Harper




PZ7.A434 He 2021  Here's to us / Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera




PZ7.R79835 Har 2018  Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone / by J.K. Rowling




PZ7.Z618 Sma 2020  Smashy town / by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha

Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

Q162 .N674 2022  The skeptics' guide to the future : what yesterday's science and science fiction tell us about the world of tomorrow / Dr. Steven Novella with Bob Novella and Jay Novella



Q172.5.C45 W44 2019  Everyday chaos : technology, complexity, and how we're thriving in a new world of possibility / David Weinberger



Q335 .C63 2021  Atlas of AI : power, politics, and the planetary costs of artificial intelligence / Kate Crawford




Q335 .L423 2021  AI 2041 : ten visions for our future / Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Qiufan




QA76.546.E84 B88 2022  Proof of stake : the making of Ethereum, and the philosophy of blockchains / Vitalik Buterin




QA76.592 .S26 2022  Skin-close computing and wearable technology / Andrews Samraj





QA76.76.D47 C583 2009  Clean code : a handbook of agile software craftsmanship / the Objective Mentors




QA76.9.D343 N56 2021  97 things every data engineer should know : collective wisdom from the experts / [edited by] Tobias Macey



QA76.9.M65 H37 2022  Technology is not neutral : a short guide to technology ethics / Stephanie Hare




QC173 .A778 1992  Atom : Journey across the subatomic cosmos / Isaac Asimov




QH361 .G65 2007  Ever since Darwin : reflections in natural history / Stephen Jay Gould




QH577 .M83 2022  The song of the cell : an exploration of medicine and the new human / Siddhartha Mukherjee

QR41.2 .P75 2022  Principles of microbiology / editor, Michael A. Buratovich, PhD

R: Medicine, Nursing

R857.T55 R36 2021  Biofabrication / Ritu Raman




RC1210 .P7563 2022  Principles of sports medicine & exercise science / editor, Michael A. Buratovich, PhD




RC394.L37 O94 2019  Oxford handbook of learning and intellectual disability nursing / [edited by] Owen Barr





RC735.5 .O9894 2021  Oxford handbook of respiratory nursing / edited by Terry Robinson and Jane Scullion





RJ249 .O94 2021  Oxford textbook of palliative care for children




RK60.8 .F45 2021  Basic guide to oral health education and promotion / Alison Chapman, Simon H. Felton




RT120.R87 R873 2022  Rural health nursing : barriers and benefits  / [edited by] Laurie Anne Ferguson, Kenneth Lowrance




RT62 .S532 2023  Saunders Q&A review for the NCLEX-PN examination / Linda Anne Silvestri, Angela E. Silvestri

Z: Publishing, Library Science, Information Resources