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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: June 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

Psyche and Eros by Laura McNamara

Who said true love is a myth?

A prophecy claims that Psyche, princess of Mycenae, will defeat a monster feared even by the gods. Rebelling against her society’s expectations for women, Psyche spends her youth mastering blade and bow, preparing to meet her destiny.

When Psyche angers the love goddess Aphrodite, she sends Eros, god of desire, to deliver a cruel curse. After eons watching humanity twist his gifts, the last thing Eros wants is to become involved in the chaos of the mortal world. But when he pricks himself with the arrow intended for Psyche, Eros finds himself doomed to yearn for a woman who will be torn from him the moment their eyes meet.

Thrown together by fate, headstrong Psyche and world-weary Eros will face challenges greater than they could have ever imagined. And as the Trojan War begins and divine powers try to keep them apart, the pair must determine if the curse could become something more . . . before it’s too late.


The Couples Trip by Ulf Kvensler

Anna, Henrik and Milena's annual hiking trip is just around the corner. This year, however, Anna and Henrik have a hard time saying no when Milena asks if her boyfriend, Jacob, can tag along. The hike soon spirals into mayhem when the three friends come to realize that taking Jacob was a decision that could change their lives forever.

From the austere mountaintops of northern Sweden, this highly anticipated thriller traverses through the unexplored wilderness—here, there's nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.


The Only One Left by Riley Sager

At seventeen, Lenora Hope
Hung her sister with a rope

Now reduced to a schoolyard chant, the Hope family murders shocked the Maine coast one bloody night in 1929. While most people assume seventeen-year-old Lenora was responsible, the police were never able to prove it. Other than her denial after the killings, she has never spoken publicly about that night, nor has she set foot outside Hope’s End, the cliffside mansion where the massacre occurred.

Stabbed her father with a knife
Took her mother’s happy life

It’s now 1983, and home-health aide Kit McDeere arrives at a decaying Hope’s End to care for Lenora after her previous nurse fled in the middle of the night. In her seventies and confined to a wheelchair, Lenora was rendered mute by a series of strokes and can only communicate with Kit by tapping out sentences on an old typewriter. One night, Lenora uses it to make a tantalizing offer—I want to tell you everything.

“It wasn’t me,” Lenora said
But she’s the only one not dead
As Kit helps Lenora write about the events leading to the Hope family massacre, it becomes clear there’s more to the tale than people know. But when new details about her predecessor’s departure come to light, Kit starts to suspect Lenora might not be telling the complete truth—and that the seemingly harmless woman in her care could be far more dangerous than she first thought.


My Murder by Kate Williams

Lou is a happily married mother of an adorable toddler. She’s also the victim of a local serial killer. Recently brought back to life and returned to her grieving family by a government project, she is grateful for this second chance. But as the new Lou re-adapts to her old routines, and as she bonds with other female victims, she realizes that disturbing questions remain about what exactly preceded her death and how much she can really trust those around her.


Zero Days by Ruth Ware

Hired by companies to break into buildings and hack security systems, Jack and her husband, Gabe, are the best penetration specialists in the business. But after a routine assignment goes horribly wrong, Jack arrives home to find her husband dead. To add to her horror, the police are closing in on their suspect—her.

Suddenly on the run and quickly running out of options, Jack must decide who she can trust as she circles closer to the real killer in this unputdownable and heart-pounding mystery from an author whose “propulsive prose keeps readers on the hook and refuses to let anyone off until all has been revealed” (Shelf Awareness).

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

B1649.R93 P65 2022  The problems of philosophy / Bertrand Russell




B1875 .S495 2009  Descartes' bones : a skeletal history of the conflict between faith and reason / Russell Shorto




B2779 .G89 2021  Introducing Kant's Critique of pure reason / Paul Guyer, Allen Wood




B430.A5 N5313 2020  The Nicomachean ethics / Aristotle ; translated by Adam Beresford




B580 .L6 2021  The meditations of Marcus Aurelius / translated by George Long with an introduction by W.L. Courtney




BF175.5.P75 A85 2022  Emotional inheritance : a therapist, her patients, and the legacy of trauma / Galit Atlas, PhD




BP605.S2 W37 2019  Among the Scientologists : history, theology, and praxis / Donald A. Westbrook  print & online




Rousseau, Nietzsche, and the image of the human / Paul Franco  online

C: History of Civilization, Biography

CB151 .C57 2021  All societies die : how to keep hope alive / Samuel Cohn  print & online

D: World History

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

E159 .T39 2022  Smashing statues : the rise and fall of America's public monuments / Erin L. Thompson




E182 .T65 2006  Six frigates : the epic history of the founding of the U.S. Navy / Ian W. Toll




E183.7 .M287 2022  The four ages of American foreign policy : weak power, great power, superpower, hyperpower / Michael Mandelbaum



E184.A1 D86 2022  Mine eyes have seen the glory : religion and the politics of race in the Civil War era and beyond / Steven L. Dundas



E184.A2 H64 2017  The Acadian diaspora : an eighteenth-century history / Christopher Hodson  print & online




E184.S75 M5953 2018  Understanding Latino history : excavating the past, examining the present / Pablo R. Mitchell




E185.615 .M525 2022  Racism in the United States : implications for the helping professions / Ann Marie Garran, PhD, MSW , et al



E271 .D65 2022  Rebels at sea : privateering in the American Revolution / Eric Jay Dolin




E276 .W55 2022  Women of the American Revolution / Samantha Wilcoxson




E302.5 .R36 2022  The founders' fortunes : how money shaped the birth of America / Willard Sterne Randall




E312.17 .W66 2022  Women in George Washington's world / edited by Charlene M. Boyer Lewis and George W. Boudreau




E335 .K55 2016  Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli pirates : the forgotten war that changed American history / Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger




E477.7 .D65 2022  Hearts torn asunder : trauma in the Civil War's final campaign in North Carolina / Ernest A. Dollar Jr.




E77 .H197 2022  Indigenous continent : the epic contest for North America / Pekka Hamalainen




E81 .A488 2022  American Indian Wars : the essential reference guide / Justin D. Murphy, editor




E98.P86 C58 2018  Bowwow powwow = bagosenjige-niimi'idim / by Brenda J. Child



E99.C9 G36 2022  We refuse to forget : a true story of Black Creeks, American identity, and power / Caleb Gayle




F1226 .M53 2022  The Mexico reader : history, culture, politics / Gilbert M. Joseph and Timothy J. Henderson, editors




F1231 .V368 2022  Stormy passage : Mexico from colony to republic, 1750-1850 / Eric Van Young




F189.B19 N395 2022  The Black butterfly : the harmful politics of race and space in America / Lawrence T. Brown




F3429 .L36 2022  The Inca : lost civilizations / Kevin Lane




F591 .H993 2022  Born of lakes and plains : mixed-descent peoples and the making of the American West / Anne F. Hyde

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

GV1624.7.A34 G53 2012  African American dance : an illustrated history / Barbara S. Glass

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HD6331.2.U5 R45 2021  Labor's end : how the promise of automation degraded work / Jason Resnikoff  print& online




HD8039.B32 U6195 2015  Knights of the razor : black barbers in slavery and freedom / Douglas W. Bristol, Jr




HD9744.F553 U62355 2021  Gunfight : my battle against the industry that radicalized America / Ryan Busse




HE5620.W54 P37 2017  Women at the wheel : a century of buying, driving, and fixing cars / Katherine J. Parkin




HQ1034.U5 M47 2022  Same-sex marriage : exploring the issues / Scott A. Merriman




HQ1121 .B395 2022  On this day she : putting women back into history one day at a time / Jo Bell, Tania Hershman, Ailsa Holland



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




HQ18.552 .W35 2022  Whoever you are : a baby book on love & gender / Josephine Wai Lin ; illustrations by Sandy Lopez



HV1568 .P5337 2022  The future is disabled : prophecies, love notes, and mourning songs / Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha



HV1568.2 .R68 2020  Routledge handbook of disability studies / edited by Nick Watson and Simo Vehmas  print & online




HV6505 .V76 2018  Sons of Cain : a history of serial killers from the stone age to the present / Peter Vronsky




HV6549 .B73 2022  A taste for poison : eleven deadly molecules and the killers who used them / Neil Bradbury, Ph.D.




HV6574.G7 K44 2019  Say nothing : a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland / Patrick Radden Keefe




HV6626.2 .D35 2019  Killing you softly : a guide to understanding domestic violence and abuse / Evin M. Daly, with Dr. Natasha N. Bray



HV7436 .A94 2023  Bloodbath nation / Paul Auster ; photographs by Spencer Ostrander




Weapons of mass delusion: when the Republican Party lost its mind / Robert Draper  online




Trash talk : anti-Obama lore and race in the twenty-first century / Patricia A. Turner  online




God, grades and graduation : religion's surprising impact on academic success / Ilana M. Horwitz  online

J: Political Science

JC421 .D4629 2021  Democracy and the history of political thought / edited by Patrick N. Cain, Stephen Patrick Sims, and Stephen A. Block



JC571 .M3985 2022  The trial of Julian Assange : a story of persecution / Nils Melzer




JF801 .H23 2023  The bill of obligations : the ten habits of good citizens / Richard Haass




JK1846 .V65 2020  Voter suppression in U.S. elections / edited by Jim Downs




JK2356 .M57 2022  Why we did it : a travelogue from the Republican road to Hell / Tim Miller

K: Law

KF4886 .W35 2023  States of confusion : how our voter ID laws fail democracy and what to do about it / Don Waisanen, Sonia R. Jarvis, and Nicole A. Gordon

L: Education

LB1050.5 .S462 2021  Dyslexia defused : reading struggles and reading solutions / Nickie Simonetti





LB2328 .S945 2021  Student success in the community college : what really works? / edited by Terry U. O'Banion, Marguerite M. Culp


N: Fine Arts

NC1764 .C654 2022  Cartooning made easy : circle, triangle, square / Margherita Cole



NK2113 .D87 2020  Vegan interior design / Aline Durr




NK2115 .B673 2021  Atlas of interior design / Dominic Bradbury




The visual language of Herbert Matter / a PiXiU Films production  evideo


P: Language, Literature

PN1997.2 .P37 2020  Parasite video




PS153.N5 G72 2018  Reimagining the Middle Passage : Black resistance in literature, television, and song / Tara T. Green




PS3554.E1155 M39 1964  May I bring a friend? / Beatrice Schenk de Regniers ; illustrated by Beni Montresor




PS374.N4 H34 2021  Re-membering and surviving : African American fiction of the Vietnam War / Shirley A. James Hanshaw




PZ7.1.J26 He 2020  Heroes wear masks : Elmo's super adventure / words by Lillian Jane ; pictures by Ernie Kwiat



Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

QA76.73.P98 M38 2023  Python crash course : a hands-on, project-based introduction to programming / by Eric Matthes




QC794.6.R3 M35 2011  Radioactivity : a history of a mysterious science / Marjorie C. Malley  print & online




QC903 .T59 2023  The climate book / created by Greta Thunberg.




No dinosaurs in heaven / written, produced and directed by Greta Schiller  evideo

R: Medicine, Nursing

R697.A4 C65 2022  Decision making in paramedic practice / Andy Collen




RA427.8.M53 T75 2020  The triumph of doubt : dark money and the science of deception / David Michaels




RA643 .A24 2007  The first horseman : disease in human history / John Aberth




RB45.2 .A24 2020  ABG interpretation for nurses : everything you need to know to interpret arterial blood gases




RC568.O45 H346 2021  Opioids and population health : a primer / Sean J. Haley, Linda J. Frazier, James A. Johnson




RC582 .P73 2021  Principles of health. Allergies & immune disorders / editor, Michael A. Buratovich, PhD




RM300 .F86 2022  Fundamentals of pharmacology for paramedics / edited by Ian Peate, Suzanne Evans and Lisa Clegg  print & online



RM301 .L466 2023  Pharmacology and the nursing process / Linda Lane Lilley, Shelly Rainforth Collins, Julie S. Snyder




RT23 .W45 2022  Effective communication for nursing associates / Kerry Welch




RT55 .I36 2022  Developing clinical judgment for practical/vocational nursing and the next-generation NCLEX-PN examination / Donna D. Ignatavicius



RT81.5 A93 2022  How to read and critique research : a guide for nursing and healthcare students / Helen Aveyard, Nancy Preston, Morag Farquhar



RT82.8 .B53 2023  Team working and professional practice for nursing associates / Safina Bibi, Enrika Comley, Joanne Forman




RT82.8 .E87 2022  Essential procedures for emergency, urgent, and primary care settings : a clinical companion / Theresa M. Campo, DNP, APRN, FAANP, FAAN, et al



RT84 .A24 2022  Nursing assistant : a nursing process approach / Barbara Acello, Barbara R. Hegner

T: Technology, Culinary

TL152 .D3935 2023  Automobile mechanical and electrical systems / Tom Denton and Hayley Pells




TL152.8 .U84 2022  User experience design in era of automated driving / Andreas Riener, Myounghoon Jeon, Ignacio Alvarez, editors



TX301 .L46 2023  Housing and interior design / Evelyn L. Lewis, Carolyn Turner Smith




TX392 .I23 2004  Vegetarian America : a history / Karen Iacobbo and Michael Iacobbo ; foreword by Andrew Linzey