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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: July 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

Honey Drop Dead by Laura Childs

Theodosia’s Honey Bee Tea was an elegant affair set in Charleston’s new Petigru Park amid newly planted native grasses and a community beekeeping project. But when a phony beekeeper shows up and sprays toxic smoke at the guests, the party erupts in chaos. Worse yet, a shot rings out and Osgood Claxton III, candidate for state legislature, falls to the ground—dead.

Holly Burns, the gallery owner who asked Theodosia to cater the tea, is understandably heartbroken. A man is dead, her guests are angry and injured, and the paintings that were on display are left in tatters. When the police don’t seem to have a clue, when old-line politicos don’t want questions asked, Holly begs Theodosia to run a shadow investigation and help restore her gallery’s good name.

Between hosting a Wind in the Willows Tea and a Glam Girl Tea, Theodosia questions everyone that had a bone to pick with Claxton. This includes Booker, an angry outsider artist; Lamar Lucket, Claxton’s political opponent; and Mignon Merriweather, the dead man’s soon-to-be ex-wife. But the investigation becomes a political hot potato following a second murder, the revelation of a messy affair, a chase through a swamp, and a vandalized shop.


Cutting Teeth by Chandler Baker

Darby, Mary Beth, and Rhea are on personal quests to reclaim aspects of their identities subsumed by motherhood―their careers, their sex lives, their bodies. But their children disrupt their plans when an unsettling medical condition begins to go around the Little Academy preschool: the kids are craving blood.

Then a young teacher is found dead, and the only potential witnesses are ten adorable four-year-olds.
Soon it becomes clear that the children are not just witnesses, but also suspects . . . and so are their mothers.

As the police begin to look more closely, the children’s ability to bleed their parents dry becomes deadly serious. Part murder mystery, part motherhood manifesto, Cutting Teeth explores the standards society holds mothers to―along with the ones to which we hold ourselves―and the things no one tells you about becoming a parent.


The Murder Wheel by Tom Mead

“Can you solve the Ferris wheel murder case?”

When a sensational killing rocks 1938 London, local newspaper ads offer a hefty sum to the person who can say whodunnit. A man has been shot dead at the top of a Ferris wheel, and his wife ― the only other person in their carriage ― insists on her innocence. But who else could have fired the deadly bullet and escaped unseen? The sheer implausibility of the claim is enough to whip the press into a frenzy and, for young and idealistic Edmund Ibbs, the lawyer representing the accused, that frenzy may be his only hope at discovering the truth of the mysterious murder.

As he digs into the case, Ibbs unwittingly enters a shadowy web of conspiracy and murder, soon finding himself implicated in not one but two seemingly impossible crimes. First, a corpse appears out of thin air during a performance by a famed illusionist, then a second victim is mortally wounded in a locked dressing room backstage.

Edmund is in exactly the wrong place at the wrong time, attracting the suspicion of Scotland Yard inspector George Flint. His only hope at freedom comes in the form of retired stage magician Joseph Spector, a man steeped in the art of misdirection, who happens to be in the audience for the deadly show. Spector’s mastery of illusion is capable of piercing the veil of deceit, but will his deductive powers be strong enough to explain this utterly confounding series of crimes?

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

BF311 .B27 2022  The book of minds : how to understand ourselves and other beings, from animals to AI to aliens / Philip Ball




BF511 .M59 2022  Emotional : how feelings shape our thinking / Leonard Mlodinow




BJ214.S4 E7313 2020  Letters from a Stoic / Lucius Seneca




BQ882 .C37 2001  The Buddha : a very short introduction / Michael Carrithers  print & online




BR1640 .S6835 2022  Evangelicalism : a very short introduction / John G. Stackhouse Jr  print & online




BR563.W45 G677 2022  The flag and the cross : white Christian nationalism and the threat to American democracy / Philip S. Gorski and Samuel L. Perry ; foreword by Jemar Tisby



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

C: History of Civilization, Biography

CB69 .P83 2023  Culture : the story of us, from cave art to K-pop / Martin Puchner




Shirley Chisholm : the last interview and other conversations / with an introduction by Representative Barbara Lee  online

D: World History

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

E176.472.A34 K56 2020  Prejudential : black America and the Presidents / Margaret Kimberley




E179 .M993 2022  Myth America : historians take on the biggest legends and lies about our past / edited by Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer




E183 .L38 2022  We are not one people : secession and separatism in American politics since 1776 / Michael J. Lee and R. Jarrod Atchison



E741 .Y37 2023  Winds of hope, storms of discord : the United States since 1945 / Salim Yaqub, University of California, Santa Barbara



E743 .H38 2022  Partisans : the conservative revolutionaries who remade American politics in the 1990s / Nicole Hemmer




E99.H7 B425 2021  Becoming Hopi : a history / edited by Wesley Bernardini, et al




F1413 .W75 2022  Latin America since independence : two centuries of continuity and change / Thomas C. Wright and Robert L. Smale



F1923 .P66 2022  A concise history of the Haitian Revolution / Jeremy D. Popkin, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky




F209 .W563 2022  The southern way of life : meanings of culture and civilization in the American South / Charles Reagan Wilson



F260.42. B447 W58 2008  The wit & wisdom of John Montgomery Belk / edited by Dr. Tony Zeiss



F334.M753 A2 2023  Rosa Parks & Claudette Colvin : civil rights heroes / written by Tracey Baptiste ; art by Shauna J. Grant

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

GN476.7 .H47 2022  Fresh banana leaves : healing indigenous landscapes through indigenous science / Jessica Hernandez, PhD




GT2320 .O43 2016  Of beards and men : the revealing history of facial hair / Christopher Oldstone-Moore




GV1785.A1 E55 2007  Dancing lives : five female dancers from the Ballet d'Action to Merce Cunningham / Karen Eliot

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HC79.T4 I459 2023  Implications of industry 5.0 on environmental sustainability / Muhammad Jawad Sajid, et al




HD2796.P373 S73 2023  Unscripted : the epic battle for a media empire and the Redstone family legacy / James B. Stewart and Rachel Abrams



HD9999.U52 C36 2022  All the living and the dead : from embalmers to executioners, an exploration of the people who have made death their life's work / Hayley Campbell




HF5548.8 .N55 2022  Working with influence : nine principles of persuasion to accelerate your career / Dr. Amanda Nimon-Peters




HM1166 .T875 2022  Being present : commanding attention at work (and at home) by managing your social presence / Jeanine W. Turner



HM851 .L56 2022  Digital media & society / Simon Lindgren




HN49.C6 A688 2022  Arts and culture in global development practice : expression, identity and empowerment / edited by Cindy Maguire and Ann Holt



HQ1596 .W6 1996  A vindication of the rights of woman / Mary Wollstonecraft




HQ18.55 .Y67 2023  Say the right thing : how to talk about identity, diversity, and justice / Kenji Yoshino and David Glasgow




HQ76.25 .G39 2010  Gay life and culture : a world history / edited by Robert Aldrich




HQ801 .W7144 2022  Heartbreak : a personal and scientific journey / Florence Williams




HT167 .J33 1992  The death and life of great American cities / Jane Jacobs




HV5831.M46 B68 2015  A narco history : how the United States and Mexico jointly created the Mexican drug war / Carmen Boullosa & Mike Wallace



HV6556 .W77 2018  Written on the body : letters from trans and non-binary survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence / edited by Lexie Bean




HV6626.W348 B8 2020  But, why did you stay? / Mekisha Jane Walker




HV8139 .V58 2021  The end of policing / Alex S. Vitale




HV8666 .F6813 2020  Discipline and punish : the birth of the prison / Michel Foucault




How free speech saved democracy  : the untold history of how the First Amendment became an essential tool for securing liberty and social justice / by Christopher M. Finan   online




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

J: Political Science

JC423 .B79 2022  We the people! / Don Brown




JC591 .S58 2022  Social media, freedom of speech, and the future of our democracy / edited by Lee C. Bollinger and Geoffrey R. Stone

N: Fine Arts

N72.H64 P55 2017  A queer little history of art / Alex Pilcher



NA1153.K64 S63 1995  Small, medium, large, extra-large : Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rem Koolhaas, and Bruce Mau / edited by Jennifer Sigler



NA1223.B485 A4 2020  Formgiving




NA2520 .L3613 1986  Towards a new architecture / by Le Corbusier 




NA2540 .C476 2022  The happy design toolkit : architecture for better mental wellbeing / Ben Channon



NA2540 .D34 2008  The architecture of happiness / Alain de Botton




NA2700 .C46 2015  Architectural graphics / Francis D.K. Ching




NA2760 .V46 1977  Complexity and contradiction in architecture / Robert Venturi


NA500 .F75 2020  Modern architecture : a critical history / Kenneth Frampton




NA687 .K66 2018  Elements of architecture / Rem Koolhas ; editors in chief, James Westcott, Stephan Petermann



NA7110 .A767 2022  Safe as houses : the more-than-human home / Rachel Armstrong




NA7235.C22 S688 2021  Case study houses : the complete CSH program, 1945-1966 / Elizabeth A.T. Smith




NA735.L3 V4 1977  Learning from Las Vegas : the forgotten symbolism of architectural form / Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Steven Izenour



NA9095 .L413 1987  The city of to-morrow and its planning / by Le Corbusier



P: Language, Literature

P40 .J66 2022  Introducing language and society / Rodney H. Jones, University and Christiana Themistocleous




P93.5 .H43 2022  Making numbers count : the art and science of communicating numbers / Chip Heath and Karla Starr




P93.5 .T84 2008  Envisioning information / Edward R. Tufte




P94.5.W65 D36 2022  Women in media : a reference handbook / Amy M. Damico




PN1993.92 .S38 2023  Oscar wars: a history of Hollywood in gold, sweat, and tears / Michael Schulman




PN1995.9.H6 L693 2022  Horror film and otherness / Adam Lowenstein




PN1995.9.S557 K53 2023  American slavery on film / Caron Knauer




PN6733.C485 Z46 2020  Dancing after TEN / by Vivian Chong and Georgia Webber


Black women's yoga history : memoirs of inner peace / Stephanie Y. Evans  online

Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

QA303.2 .P37 2022  Calculus : 1001 practice problems for dummies / by PatrickJMT



QA614.86 .F796 2021  Geometry of grief : reflections on mathematics, loss, and life / Michael Frame




QA76 .S469 2020  A hands-on introduction to data science / Chirag Shah




QA76.17 .S93 2022  The history of computing : a very short introduction / Doron Swade




QA76.73.P98 M397 2023  Dead simple Python : idiomatic Python for the impatient programmer / Jason C. McDonald




QA76.9.I52 B76 2021  Tableau Desktop cookbook : quick & simple recipes to help you navigate Tableau Desktop / Lorna Brown




QA76.9.I52 T84 2020  Seeing with fresh eyes : meaning, space, data, truth / Edward Tufte




QC20 .P2675 2022  Fantastic numbers and where to find them : a cosmic quest from zero to infinity / Antonio Padilla




QC21.3 .B84 2018  College physics / Eugene Hecht, PhD, Professor of Physics, Adelphi University




QC6 .H656 2022  Existential physics : a scientist's guide to life's biggest questions / Sabine Hossenfelder




QC866 .T74 2022  The changing flow of energy through the climate system / Kevin E. Trenberth




QC903 .W683 2021   Miseducation : how climate change is taught in America / Katie Worth




QH343.4 .W55 2022  The Cosmic Oasis : The Remarkable Story Of Earth's Biosphere / Mark Williams & Jan Zalasiewicz




QL751 .Z85 2022  Dancing cockatoos and the dead man test : how behavior evolves and why it matters / Marlene Zuk




QR364 .C39 2022  Viruses : a very short introduction / Dorothy H. Crawford




An immense world : how animal senses reveal the hidden realms around us / Ed Yong online

R: Medicine, Nursing

RA644.C67 Q832 2022  Breathless : the scientific race to defeat a deadly virus / David Quammen




RC386.2 .M67 2018  Brain food : the surprising science of eating for cognitive power / Lisa Mosconi, PhD




RC46 .T27 2022  Diseases of the human body / Carol D. Tamparo, Jennifer T. Davis




RC480.515 .P35 2022  Brain energy : a revolutionary breakthrough in understanding mental health--and improving treatment for anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and more / Christopher M. Palmer, MD



RC523.2 .H47 2022  Diary of an Alzheimer's caregiver / Robert Hershberger




RC523.2 .M68 2020  The XX brain : the groundbreaking science empowering women to maximize cognitive health and prevent Alzheimer's disease / Lisa Mosconi, PHD



RC643 .P5613 2022  Down to the bone : a leukemia story / Catherine Pioli




RT62 .H44 2024  HESI comprehensive review for the NCLEX-PN examination / editor, Denise M. Korniewicz




Four Good Days evideo


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

T: Technology, Culinary