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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: March 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

Time's Undoing by Cheryl A. Head

Birmingham, 1929: Robert Lee Harrington, a master carpenter, has just moved to Alabama to pursue a job opportunity, bringing along his pregnant wife and young daughter. Birmingham is in its heyday, known as the “Magic City” for its booming steel industry, and while Robert and his family find much to enjoy in the city’s busy markets and vibrant nightlife, it’s also a stronghold for the Klan. And with his beautiful, light-skinned wife and snazzy car, Robert begins to worry that he might be drawing the wrong kind of attention. 
2019: Meghan McKenzie, the youngest reporter at the Detroit Free Press, has grown up hearing family lore about her great-grandfather’s murder—but no one knows the full story of what really happened back then, and his body was never found. Determined to find answers to her family’s long-buried tragedy and spurred by the urgency of the Black Lives Matter movement, Meghan travels to Birmingham. But as her investigation begins to uncover dark secrets that spider across both the city and time, her life may be in danger.  


The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz

Alex has all but given up on her dreams of becoming a published author when she receives a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: attend an exclusive, month-long writing retreat at the estate of feminist horror writer Roza Vallo. Even the knowledge that Wren, her former best friend and current rival, is attending doesn’t dampen her excitement.

But when the attendees arrive, Roza drops a bombshell—they must all complete an entire novel from scratch during the next month, and the author of the best one will receive a life-changing seven-figure publishing deal. Determined to win this seemingly impossible contest, Alex buckles down and tries to ignore the strange happenings at the estate, including Roza’s erratic behavior, Wren’s cruel mind games, and the alleged haunting of the mansion itself. But when one of the writers vanishes during a snowstorm, Alex realizes that something very sinister is afoot. With the clock running out, she must discover the truth—or suffer the same fate.


Murder Your Employer by Rupert Holmes

Who hasn’t wondered for a split second what the world would be like if a person who is the object of your affliction ceased to exist? But then you’ve probably never heard of The McMasters Conservatory, dedicated to the consummate execution of the homicidal arts. To gain admission, a student must have an ethical reason for erasing someone who deeply deserves a fate no worse (nor better) than death. The campus of this “Poison Ivy League” college—its location unknown to even those who study there—is where you might find yourself the practice target of a classmate…and where one’s mandatory graduation thesis is getting away with the perfect murder of someone whose death will make the world a much better place to live.


He Said He Would Be Late by Justine Sullivan

Liz Bennett knows that she is one of the lucky ones. Wealthy and charming, Arno is a supportive husband to Liz and a doting father to their daughter, Emma. A rising banker at a top firm in the Boston area, he is the picture of perfection, rounding off their idyllic New England life. But when Liz sees a text on Arno's phone with a kissy-face emoji, her anxiety kicks into overdrive and she begins to worry that her luck has run out.

Plagued by persistent skepticism and countless sleepless nights, Liz decides she must uncover the truth about her husband—as any wife would. So she takes a deep breath and dives down the rabbit hole. As Liz peels back layers of deceit and tracks down every lead, a frenzy begins to take over her life. Could Arno really be unfaithful? Or is Liz's imagination getting the best of her? When everyone around her is convinced she's become unhinged, she must prove, if only to herself, that a woman's intuition expands beyond a single cryptic text.


All That is Hidden by Rhys Bowen

New York, Autumn, 1907: Former private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is happy with her place in the world. She and her policeman husband, Daniel, have built quite a life for themselves in Greenwich Village, in their modest-yet-beautiful-home in Patchin Place, filled with family, friends, and laughter. Molly and Daniel have a good marriage, a true partnership where they value each other’s opinions in all things.

So when he tells her they’re moving to a fancy home on Fifth Avenue—and that he’s running for the sheriff of New York—Molly is left reeling. Daniel begs Molly to trust him, but why would he run for sheriff on the Tammany ticket? A party known more for kickbacks and quid pro quo than anything else, it used to be everything Daniel despised. So what’s changed? And why didn’t he discuss it with her beforehand? Molly can’t help but wonder what Daniel’s got himself tangled up in… and whether he needs her help to get out.


A Likely Story by Leigh Abramson

Growing up in the nineties in New York City as the only child of famous parents was both a blessing and a curse for Isabelle Manning. Her beautiful society hostess mother, Claire, and New York Times bestselling author father, Ward, were the city’s intellectual It couple. Ward’s glamorous obligations often took him away from Isabelle, but Claire made sure her childhood was always filled with magic and love.

Now an adult, all Isabelle wants is to be a successful writer like her father but after many false starts and the unexpected death of her mother, she faces her upcoming thirty-fifth birthday alone and on the verge of a breakdown. Her anxiety only skyrockets when she uncovers some shocking truths about her parents and begins wondering if everything she knew about her family was all based on an elaborate lie.


A House with Good Bones by T. Kingfisher

"Mom seems off." Her brother's words echo in Sam Montgomery's ear as she turns onto the quiet North Carolina street where their mother lives alone.

She brushes the thought away as she climbs the front steps. Sam's excited for this rare extended visit, and looking forward to nights with just the two of them, drinking boxed wine, watching murder mystery shows, and guessing who the killer is long before the characters figure it out.

But stepping inside, she quickly realizes home isn’t what it used to be. Gone is the warm, cluttered charm her mom is known for; now the walls are painted a sterile white. Her mom jumps at the smallest noises and looks over her shoulder even when she’s the only person in the room. And when Sam steps out back to clear her head, she finds a jar of teeth hidden beneath the magazine-worthy rose bushes, and vultures are circling the garden from above.

To find out what’s got her mom so frightened in her own home, Sam will go digging for the truth. But some secrets are better left buried.

A: General Works

AM11 .R43 2022  The museum : a short history of crisis and resilience / Samuel J. Redman

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

BD331 .C53 2022  Reality+ : virtual worlds and the problems of philosophy / David J. Chalmers




BL2525 .D46 2022  Religion and war : exploring the issues / Timothy J. Demy and Gina Granados Palmer




BL535 .O54 2022  The afterlife in popular culture : heaven, hell, and the underworld in the American imagination / Kevin O'Neill

D: World History

DS135.L53 K75 2021  When I grow up : the lost autobiographies of six Yiddish teenagers / Ken Krimstein




DT532.2 .N513 2006  Sundiata : an epic of old Mali / D.T. Niane

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

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




E185.97.T8 R63 2000  Only passing through : the story of Sojourner Truth / by Anne Rockwell


E807.1.R48 D44 2022  Eleanor Roosevelt : a life in American history / Keri F. Dearborn




E98.C67 N47 2022  We had a little real estate problem : the unheralded story of Native Americans in comedy / Kliph Nesteroff




F787 .L46 2022  The U.S.-Mexico border : a reference handbook / Michael C. LeMay

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

G1201.S5 U6 2003  The official military atlas of the Civil War / by George B. Davis, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley




GT525 .B37 2022  Dressed : the philosophy of clothes / Shahidha Bari

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HD9697.V544 N4829 2022  Binge times : inside Hollywood's furious billion-dollar battle to take down Netflix / Dade Hayes and Dawn Chmielewski



HQ1136 .P49 2022  Daily life of women in ancient Rome / Sara Elise Phang




HQ1137.E3 S23 2022  Daily life of women in ancient Egypt / Lisa K. Sabbahy




HQ1147.E85 T87 2022  Daily life of women in Medieval Europe / Belle S. Tuten




HV4504 .W3244 2022  Homelessness in America : a reference handbook / Michele Wakin




HV6080 .H69 2022  Introduction to forensic and criminal psychology / Dennis Howitt, Loughborough University




HV6626 .H46 2020  How he wins / Don Hennessy




HV6773.15.C97 S355 2022  Weaponizing cyberspace : inside Russia's hostile activities / Nicholas Michael Sambaluk




HV7436 .Y68 2017  Another day in the death of America / Gary Younge




HV875.55 .V55 2022  Foster care in America : a reference handbook / Christina G. Villegas




Under the skin: racism, inequality, and the health of a nation / Linda Villarosa  online

L: Education

LB2376.4 .I59 2022  International students at US community colleges : opportunities, challenges, and successes / edited by Gregory F. Malveaux and Krishna Bista




LB2822.7 .H55 2015  Management of child development centers / Patricia F. Hearron, Appalachian State University, Verna Hildebrand, emerita, Michigan State University

N: Fine Arts

NK1980 .N43 2021  Midcentury modern : 15 interior design ideas, as seen in the Queen's Gambit / I. Ngeow




NK2004.3.C68 A4 2022  Billy Cotton : interior & design work / Billy Cotton with Mayer Rus

P: Language, Literature

PK1718.B48 A22 2018  Breast stories / Mahasweta Devi ; translated with introductory essays by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak





PN1995.9.B598 C73 2022  The American blockbuster : movies that defined their generations / Benjamin Crace




PN1995.9.H6 W418 2021  Lost in the dark : a world history of horror film / Brad Weismann




PN3448.E36 H65 2022  Climate change in popular culture : a warming world in the American imagination / James Craig Holte




PN56.A69 D97 2022  Dystopian states of America : apocalyptic visions and warnings in literature and film / Matthew B. Hill, editor



PN6728.A88 .B87 2022  Astro City. Metrobook. 1 / Kurt Busiek, writer ; Brent Eric Anderson, artist




PN6728.A88 .B875 2022  Astro City. Metrobook. 2 / Kurt Busiek, writer ; Brent Eric Anderson, artist




PN6728.D64 M63 2016  Doom patrol. Book one / Grant Morrison, writer




PN6728.M6576 L58 2017  Monstress The blood, Volume two / Marjorie Liu, writer ; Sana Takeda, artist




PN6728.M6576 L58 2018  Monstress. Volume three, Haven / Marjorie Liu, writer ; Sana Takeda, artist




PN6728.M6576 L58 2019  Monstress. Volume four, The chosen / Marjorie Liu, writer ; Sana Takeda, artist




PN6728.M6576 L58 2020  Monstress. Volume five, Warchild / Marjorie Liu, writer ; Sana Takeda, artist




PN6728.M6576 L58 2021  Monstress. Volume six, The vow / Marjorie Liu, writer ; Sana Takeda, artist




PN6728.M6576 L58 2022  Monstress. Volume seven, Devourer / writer, Marjorie Liu ; artist, Sana Takeda




PR6104.A83495 T48 2023  The things we do to our friends : a novel / Heather Darwent

PS3569.M537556 G54 2022  A gift for Nana / Lane Smith


PS3604.U43 H57 2022  A history of fear : a novel / Luke Dumas




PS3618.I233 P38 2019  Patron saints of nothing / Randy Ribay




PS3619.H6425 T63 2019  Today I am Carey / Martin L. Shoemaker




PZ7.1.A728 Wo 2021  Wonder walkers / Micha Archer



PZ7.1.S434 Be 2021  The best Diwali ever / Sonali Shah



PZ7.A54385 Sp 2011  Speak / Laurie Halse Anderson




PZ7.W58277 Ch 2022  Charlotte's web / E.B. White ; illustrated by Garth Williams




PZ8.3.E514 Bab 2008  Bebe goes shopping / Susan Middleton Elya ; illustrated by Steven Salerno

Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

R: Medicine, Nursing

R724 .M94 2022  Clinical ethics : a graphic medicine casebook / Kimberly R. Myers, Molly L. Osborne, Charlotte A. Wu




RA644.C67 N37 2022  How COVID crashed the system : a guide to fixing American health care / David B. Nash, MD, and Charles Wohlforth




RC108 .D58 2020  Disease management sourcebook : basic consumer health information about coping with chronic and serious illnesses, navigating the healthcare system, communicating with healthcare providers, assessing healthcare quality, and making informed healthcare decisions, including facts about second opinions, hospitalization, surgery, and medications ; along with a section about children with chronic conditions, information about legal, financial, and insurance issues, a glossary of related terms, and directories of additional resources / [Angela L. Williams, managing editor]

RC168.M4 C53 2022  What you need to know about measles / Patricia Clayton-LeVasseur




RC392 .B83 2022  What you need to know about headaches / Claudio Buttica




RC523 .D66 2022  What you need to know about Alzheimer's disease / Matthew Domico and Valerie Hill




RC565 .C37 2021  Allen Carr's quit drinking without willpower




RC591 .K443 2022  What you need to know about asthma / Evelyn B. Kelly




RC88.9.T47 M38 2022  Biocrisis : defining biological threats in u.s. policy / Albert J. Mauroni




RD129.5 .B67 2022  Organ donation / Sarah Boslaugh




RJ506.S3 V57 2022  What you need to know about schizophrenia / Romeo Vitelli

RK60.5 .T49 2018  This is your passbook for Dental Hygiene Aptitude Test (DHAT)




RM147 .D47 2022  Understanding medicines management for nursing students / Paul Deslandes, Ben Pitcher, Simon Young




RT41 .D355 2023  Fast facts about diversity, equity, and inclusion in nursing : building competencies for an antiracism practice / Sandra Davis




RT41 .L57 2023  Lippincott nursing procedures




RT41 .T396 2023  Fundamentals of nursing : the art and science of person-centered care / Carol Taylor, Pamela Lynn, Jennifer L. Bartlett



RT41 .U53 2023  Understanding decision-making in nursing practice / [edited by] Karen Holland, Debbie Roberts




RT42 .E45 2023  Evidence-based practice in nursing / Peter Ellis




RT50.5 .N8692 2022  Nursing informatics : a health informatics, interprofessional and global perspective / Ursula H. Habner




RT68 .B67 2022  Calculation skills for nurses / Claire Boyd




RT82 .C37 2022  Your first year as a nurse : making the transition from total novice to successful professional / Donna Wilk Cardillo



RT82 .G74 2021  Nurses' station 101 : the frontline, flatlines, and burnout / Robert L. Greene




RT82.8 .A384 2023  Advanced practice nursing (Hamric);"Hamric & Hanson's advanced practice nursing : an integrative approach / [edited by] Mary Fran Tracy



RT84 .N87 2021  The nursing associate's handbook of clinical skills/ edited by Ian Peate




RT86.7 .B47 2022  Principles in nursing practice in the era of COVID-19 / Amanda Bergeron, Russell Perkins, Emily Ingebretson, Linda Holifield, editors




Health for everyone: a guide to politically and socially progressive healthcare / edited by Zackary Berger  online

T: Technology, Culinary

TA174 .P75 2022  Principles of computer-aided design / editor, Joy Crelin




TR897.7 .W55 2006  Animation from pencils to pixels : classical techniques for digital animators / Tony White




TT502 .C375 2022  Fashion reimagined : themes and variations, 1760-now / Annie Carlano, Lauren D. Whitley, Ellen C. Walker Show, Anna Sui



TT957 .M5518 2023  Milady standard cosmetology



TX765 .O84 2022  Bake it, slice it, eat it : one pan, over 90 unbeatable recipes and a lot of fun / Tom Oxford & Oliver Coysh




TX769 .H235 2021  Bread : a baker's book of techniques and recipes / Jeffrey Hamelman




TX791 .G786 2013 Chocolates and confections : formula, theory, and technique for the artisan confectioner / Peter P. Greweling




TX837 .H7918 2021  High-protein plant-based diet for beginners : quick & easy recipes for everyday meals / Maya A. Howard with Ariel Warren, RDN, CD, CDCES