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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: September 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

Holly by Stephen King

When Penny Dahl calls the Finders Keepers detective agency hoping for help locating her missing daughter, Holly is reluctant to accept the case. Her partner, Pete, has Covid. Her (very complicated) mother has just died. And Holly is meant to be on leave. But something in Penny Dahl’s desperate voice makes it impossible for Holly to turn her down.

Mere blocks from where Bonnie Dahl disappeared live Professors Rodney and Emily Harris. They are the picture of bourgeois respectability: married octogenarians, devoted to each other, and semi-retired lifelong academics. But they are harboring an unholy secret in the basement of their well-kept, book-lined home, one that may be related to Bonnie’s disappearance. And it will prove nearly impossible to discover what they are up to: they are savvy, they are patient, and they are ruthless.

The Stranger Upstairs by Lisa Martin

A therapist and self-help writer with all the answers, Sarah Slade has just bought a gorgeous Victorian in the community of her dreams. Turns out, you can get a killer deal on a house where someone was murdered. Plus, renovating Black Wood House makes for great blog content and a decent distraction from her failing marriage. Good thing nobody knows that her past is just as filthy as the bloodstain on her bedroom floor.

But the renovations are fast becoming a nightmare. Sarah imagined custom avocado wallpaper, massive profits, and an appreciative husband who wants to share her bed again. Instead, the neighbors hate her guts and her husband still sleeps on the couch. And though the builders attempt to cover up Black Wood’s horrifying past, a series of bizarre accidents, threatening notes, and unexplained footsteps in the attic only confirms for Sarah what the rest of the town already knew: Something is very wrong in that house.

With every passing moment, Sarah’s life spirals further out of control—and with it, her sense of reality. But as she peels back the curling wallpaper and discovers the house’s secrets, she realizes that the deadly legacy of Black Wood House has only just begun.


The Witching Tide by Margaret Meyer

East Anglia, 1645. Martha Hallybread, a midwife, healer, and servant, has lived peacefully for more than four decades in her beloved seaside village of Cleftwater. Having lost her voice as a child, Martha has not spoken a word in years.

One autumn morning, a sinister newcomer appears in town. The witchfinder, Silas Makepeace, has been blazing a trail of destruction along the coast, and now has Cleftwater in his sights. His arrival strikes fear into the heart of the community. Within a day, local women are being captured and detained, and Martha finds herself a silent witness to the hunt.

Powerless to protest, Martha is enlisted to search the accused women for “devil’s marks.” She is caught between suspicion and betrayal; between shielding herself or condemning the women of the village. In desperation, she revives a wax witching doll that belonged to her mother, in the hope that it will bring protection. But the doll’s true powers are unknowable, Martha harbors a terrible secret, and the gallows are looming…


What You are Looking for is in the Library by Michiko Aoyama

What are you looking for? So asks Tokyo’s most enigmatic librarian. For Sayuri Komachi is able to sense exactly what each visitor to her library is searching for and provide just the book recommendation to help them find it.

A restless retail assistant looks to gain new skills, a mother tries to overcome demotion at work after maternity leave, a conscientious accountant yearns to open an antique store, a recently retired salaryman searches for newfound purpose.

In Komachi’s unique book recommendations they will find just what they need to achieve their dreams. What You Are Looking For Is in the Library is about the magic of libraries and the discovery of connection. This inspirational tale shows how, by listening to our hearts, seizing opportunity and reaching out, we too can fulfill our lifelong dreams.


Saving Emma by Allen Eskens

When Boady Sanden first receives the case of Elijah Matthews, he’s certain there’s not much he can do. Elijah, who believes himself to be a prophet, has been locked up in a psychiatric hospital for the past four years, convicted of brutally murdering the pastor of a megachurch. But as a law professor working for the Innocence Project, Boady agrees to look into Elijah’s file. When he does, he is alarmed to find threads that lead back to the death of his colleague and friend, Ben Pruitt, a man shot to death four years earlier in Boady’s own home.
Ben’s daughter, Emma, has lived with Boady and Boady’s wife Dee ever since that awful night. Now fourteen years old, Emma has been growing distant, and soon makes a fateful choice that takes her far from the safety of her godparents. Desperate to bring her home, and to free an innocent man, Boady must do all he can to investigate Elijah’s case while fighting to save the family he has deeply come to love.


Starter Villain by John Scalzi

Charlie's life is going nowhere fast. A divorced substitute teacher living with his cat in a house his siblings want to sell, all he wants is to open a pub downtown, if only the bank will approve his loan.

Then his long-lost uncle Jake dies and leaves his supervillain business (complete with island volcano lair) to Charlie.

But becoming a supervillain isn't all giant laser death rays and lava pits. Jake had enemies, and now they're coming after Charlie. His uncle might have been a stand-up, old-fashioned kind of villain, but these are the real thing: rich, soulless predators backed by multinational corporations and venture capital.

It's up to Charlie to win the war his uncle started against a league of supervillains. But with unionized dolphins, hyper-intelligent talking spy cats, and a terrifying henchperson at his side, going bad is starting to look pretty good.

In a dog-eat-dog a cat.

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

BF511 .M47 2022  Between us : how cultures create emotions / Batja Mesquita




BF575.H27 L6528 2022  Happiness / Tim Lomas




BQ8502.U72 G8587 2021  Pure land in the making : Vietnamese Buddhism in the US Gulf South / Allison J. Truitt

D: World History

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

GB618.88.S23 W55 2021  When the Sahara was green : how our greatest desert came to be / Martin Williams




GV1785.N59 G37 2022  La Nijinska : choreographer of the modern / Lynn Garafola




GV697.S65 A3 2022  Victory. Stand! : raising my fist for justice / Tommie Smith, Derrick Barnes, Dawud Anyabwile




GV742.4 .L36 2022  Who let them in? : pathbreaking women in sports journalism / Joanne Lannin

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HD7105.25.U6 M675 2022  Nolo's guide to social security disability : getting & keeping your benefits / David A. Morton III, M.D.




HD75.6 .B354 2022  Economics for a fragile planet / Edward B. Barbier




HD9539.C463 C7553 2023  Cobalt red : how the blood of the Congo powers our lives / Siddharth Kara




HD9698.U52 H25 2021  The wretched atom : America's global gamble with peaceful nuclear technology / Jacob Darwin Hamblin



HD9999.I492 E33 2022  Content / Kate Eichhorn




HE8699.S714 H83 2023  Radio for the millions : Hindi-Urdu broadcasting across borders / Isabel Huacuja Alonso




HF5548.4.M523 M343 2022  Microsoft Excel formulas and functions (Office 2021 and Microsoft 365) / Paul McFedries



HG177 .L35 2023  The grant writing guide : a roadmap for scholars / Betty S. Lai




HM831 .C354 2022  How to care more : seven skills for personal and social change / Miranda Campbell, PhD, Ryerson University



HQ1075 .S755 2021  Gender(s) / Kathryn Bond Stockton




HQ1143 .J36 2023  The once and future sex : going medieval on women's roles in society / Eleanor Janega




HQ1438.N7 B74 2021  The Barbizon : the hotel that set women free / Paulina Bren




HQ1438.W45 H53 2022  Brave hearted : the women of the American West 1836-1880 / Katie Hickman




HQ75.4.H15 A3 2023  Hijab butch blues : a memoir / Lamya H




HV6535.G6 L6578 2020  The five : the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper / Hallie Rubenhold




HV7936.P75 R63 2023  Practical psychology for policing / Jason Roach




HV9105.F72 F56 2022  We carry their bones : the search for justice at the Dozier School for Boys / Erin Kimmerle

K: Law

K120 .W35 2021  AI for lawyers : how artificial intelligence is adding value, amplifying expertise, and transforming careers / Noah Waisberg and Dr. Alexander Hudek



K5210 .C37 2021  Hate speech / Caitlin Ring Carlson  print & online




KF8742.A35 S8 2012  The Supreme Court A to Z / Kenneth Jost  print & online




KF8745.J25 M67 2022  Who is Ketanji Brown Jackson? / by Shelia P. Moses




KF9678 .D93 2023  When innocence is not enough : hidden evidence and the failed promise of the Brady rule / Thomas L. Dybdahl

L: Education

LB1590.3 .H327 2020  Critical thinking / Jonathan Haber




LC89 .S89 2023  It's all about learning : the struggle in choosing traditional public education or privatization / Jeff Swensson

P: Language, Literature

P119.3 .P46 2022  Voicing politics : how language shapes public opinion / Efren Perez, Margit Tavits




P53.27 .S78 2022  Student writing tutors in their own words : global voices on writing centers and beyond / edited by Max Orsini and Loren Kleinman




PE1065 .P46 2023  Teaching English through ELA, mathematics, science, and social studies : a content-based language teaching approach / Long Peng



PE1112 .P34 2022  ESL, English as a second language : grammar, intermediate & advanced / Mary Ellen Munoz Pag




PN1995.9.C5128 L43 2023  Visions of invasion : alien affects, cinema, and citizenship in settler colonies / Michael Lechuga




PN2071.I5 J3613 2021  Creating improvised theatre : tools, techniques, and theories for short form and narrative improvisation / Mark Jane



PN4756 .M845 2023  Undercover reporting, deception, and betrayal in journalism / Denis Muller and Andrea Carson




PN511 .N24 2022  Read dangerously : the subversive power of literature in troubled times / Azar Nafisi




PN6231.R25 R84 2022  The world record book of racist stories / Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar




PN6727.A447 B69 2022  Edmund White's a boy's own story : the graphic novel / adapted by Brian Alessandro and Michael Carroll ; illustrated by Igor Karash

PN6727.G733 R635 2023  Rockstar and Softboy go to space / completely & utterly by Sina Grace except for lettering by Rus Wooton




PN6727.M234 H43 2023  The heavy bright / Cathy Malkasian




PN6728.B488 W35 2023  Bitter root : omnibus. Book one / created by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, Sanford Greene




PN6728.H8 R84 2022  Hulk. grand design / written, drawn, colored, lettered, and designed by Jim Rugg




PN6733.R697 P4813 2020  Little victories : autism through a father's eyes / Yvon Roy




PN6737.T86 Q54 2017  Quiet girl in a noisy world : an introvert's story / Debbie Tung

PN6747.R87 P37 2023  The extraordinary part. 1, Orsay's hands / Ruppert & Mulot




PN6790.B43 Z338 2022  Sophie's world : a graphic novel about the history of philosophy. Vol. I, From Socrates to Galileo / written by Vincent Zabus



PN6790.J33 D438 2005  Death note. Vol. 1, Boredom / story by Tsugumi Ohba




PN6790.J33 D438 2005  Death note. Vol. 2, Confluence / story by Tsugumi Ohba




PN6790.J33 D438 2005  Death note. Vol. 3, Hard run / story by Tsugumi Ohba




PN6790.J33 D438 2006  Death note. Vol. 4, Love / story by Tsugumi Ohba




PN6790.J33 D438 2006  Death note. Vol. 6, Give-and-take / story by Tsugumi Ohba




PN6790.J33 D438 2006  Death note. Vol. 7, Zero / story by Tsugumi Ohba




PN6790.J33 D438 2006  Death note. Vol. 8, Target / story by Tsugumi Ohba




PN6790.J33 D438 2007  Death note. Vol. 9, Contact / story by Tsugumi Ohba 




PN6790.J33 D438 2007  Death note. Vol. 10, Deletion / story by Tsugumi Ohba




PN6790.J33 D438 2007  Death note. Vol. 11, Kindred spirit / story by Tsugumi Ohba




PN6790.J33 D438 2007  Death note. Vol. 12, Finis / story by Tsugumi Ohba




PN6790.J33 D438 2008  Death note. 13, How to read / story by Tsugumi Ohba




PN6790.J33 G686 2018  Demon slayer = Cruelty / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2018  It was you / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2018  Believe in yourself / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge

PN6790.J33 G686 2019  Robust blade / Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2019  To hell / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2019  The demon slayer corps gathers / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2019  Trading blows at close quarters / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2019  The strength of the hashira / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2019  Operation : entertainment district / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2020  Human and demon / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2020  A close fight / Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2020  The upper ranks gather / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2020  Transitions / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2020  The mu of Muichiro / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2020  Daybreak and first light / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2020  Undying / story and art by Koyoharu




PN6790.J33 G686 2020  Successors / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2020  Assaulted by memories / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge

PN6790.J33 G686 2020  Flapping butterfly wings / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2021  The path of opening a steadfast heart / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2021  Ancient memories / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2021  The wheel of fate / story and art by Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 G686 2021  Life shining across the years / Koyoharu Gotouge




PN6790.J33 Y664 2022  Beast code / story: Takahiro Yonemura ; artwork




PN6790.J34 C53 2020  Chainsaw man. 1, Dog and chainsaw  / story & art, Tatsuki Fujimoto




PN6790.J34 C53 2021  Chainsaw man. 2, Chainsaw vs. Bat / story & art, Tatsuki Fujimoto




PN6790.J34 C53 2021  Chainsaw man. 3, Kill Denji / story & art, Tatsuki Fujimoto




PN6790.J34 D438 2006  Death note. Vol. 5, Whiteout / story by Tsugumi Ohba




PN6790.J34 L585 2015  Livingstone. 1 / story by Tomohiro Maekawa ; art by Jinsei Kataoka




PN6790.J34 L585 2016  Livingstone. 2 / story by Tomohiro Maekawa




PN6790.J34 L585 2016  Livingstone. 3 / story, Tomohiro Maekawa 




PN6790.J34 L585 2016  Livingstone. 4 / story, Tomohiro Maekawa




PR6013.L8 Z655 2022  Inventing the It girl : how Elinor Glyn created the modern romance and conquered early Hollywood / Hilary A. Hallett




PS3535.O254 Z86 2022  Listen, world! : how the intrepid Elsie Robinson became America's most-read woman / Julia Scheeres and Allison Gilbert



PS508.B53 D37 2023  A darker wilderness : Black nature writing from soil to stars / edited by Erin Sharkey




PS866.W5 Z88 2023  The odyssey of Phillis Wheatley : a poet's journeys through American slavery and independence / David Waldstreicher



PZ7.1.K87 El 2022  Elephant's big solo / written and illustrated by Sarah Kurpiel


PZ7.1.Y365 Key 2022  Key player / Kelly Yang

Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

Q130 .S488 2022  Female innovators who changed our world : how women shaped STEM / Emma Shimizu print & online




Q334.7 .B53 2022  Ethical machines : your concise guide to totally unbiased, transparent, and respectful AI / Reid Blackman




Q334.7 .Z47 2021  A citizen's guide to artificial intelligence / John Zerilli, et al




Q335 .B695 2022  Machines like us : toward AI with common sense / Ronald J. Brachman and Hector J. Levesque




QA29.J64 S53 2019  A computer called Katherine : how Katherine Johnson helped put America on the moon / written by Suzanne Slade


QA76.2.A2 K56 2022  Proving ground : the untold story of the six women who programmed the world's first modern computer / Kathy Kleiman



QA76.76.E95 P48 2021  AI assistants / Roberto Pieraccini




QA76.9.A25 W554 2021  Cybersecurity / Duane C. Wilson




QA76.9.I52 J33 2021  Tableau strategies : solving real, practical problems with data analytics / Ann Jackson and Luke Stanke  print & online



QB755 .B67 2022  Impact : how rocks from space led to life, culture, and Donkey Kong / Greg Brennecka




QC902.8 .G73 2022  From big oil to big green : holding the oil industry to account for the climate crisis / Marco Grasso




QE5 .B56 2022  Geopedia : a brief compendium of geologic curiosities / Marcia Bjornerud




QE711.3 .P56 2022  Explorers of deep time : paleontologists and the history of life / Roy Plotnick




QE77 .K37 2021  A slice through America : a geological atlas / David Kassell


QE861.4 .H66 2022  How fast did T. rex run? : unsolved questions from the frontiers of dinosaur science / David Hone




QH327 .M33 2022  Life in space : NASA life sciences research during the late twentieth century / Maura Phillips Mackowski




QH541.15.B56 A754 2022  The hidden universe : adventures in biodiversity / Alexandre Antonelli




QK603 .B87 2022  The lives of fungi : a natural history of our planet's decomposers / Britt A. Bunyard




QL775 .C66 2022b  Bitch : on the female of the species / Lucy Cooke.




QL83.4 .K47 2022  Wilder : how rewilding is transforming conservation and changing the world / Millie Kerr




QP81.5 .W33 2022  Different : gender through the eyes of a primatologist / Frans de Waal

R: Medicine, Nursing

RA651 .I56 2021  Inoculating cities : case studies of urban pandemic preparedness / edited by Rebecca Katz [and] Matthew Boyce



RA975.5.E5 N34 2023  Code gray : death, life, and uncertainty in the ER / Farzon A. Nahvi, M.D.




RC394.A85 B385 2022  Taking charge of adult ADHD : proven strategies to succeed at work, at home, and in relationships / Russell A. Barkley, PhD. ; with Christine M. Benton



RC440 .A516 2022  Addictions nursing : scope and standards of practice / American Nurses Association, International Nurses Society on Addictions print & online



RC480.5 .K68 2022  On being a therapist / Jeffrey A. Kottler




RC533 .F46 2022  The world of obsessive-compulsive disorder : the experiences of living with OCD / Dana Fennell




RC568.O45 G66 2022  Rhetoric of the opioid epidemic : deaths of despair in America / Tiara K. Good




RG136.2 .D78 2020  Contraception : a concise history / Donna J. Drucker




RK281 .S67 2018  Nutrition for dental health / Rebecca Sroda




RK701 .R46 2020  Applied pharmacology for the dental hygienist / Elena Bablenis Haveles, BS Pharmacy, PharmD, RPh, et al


T: Technology, Culinary

T14 .P587 2023  Unconscious networks : philosophy, psychoanalysis, and artificial intelligence / Luca M. Possati




T59.6 .B54 2022  Big data applications in industry 4.0 / edited by P. Kaliraj, T. Devi




TJ211.15 .A95 2021  Living with robots : what every anxious human needs to know / Ruth Aylett and Patricia A. Vargas 




TK7895.E43 G74 2021  The internet of things / Samuel Greengard




TT778.C76 R647 2019  Feminist cross-stitch : 40 bold & fierce patterns / Stephanie Rohr

U & V: Military Science

U264 .W65 2022  Nuclear weapons / Mark Wolverton

Z: Publishing, Library Science, Information Resources

Z720.J75 C47 2020  E. J. Josey : transformational leader of the modern library profession




ZA3084 .S37 2020  Recommendation engines / Michael Schrage




ZA3088.5.C65 D38 2022  The data literacy cookbook / edited by Kelly Getz and Meryl Brodsky