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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: February 2020

A list of new materials added to the library collection each month. Click the title to see more information about it, to place a request, or begin using it.

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

​BF293 .H37 2000  Pattern fish / Trudy Harris ; illustrated by Anne Canevari Green

 

 

BF575.H27 M395 2016  Have you filled a bucket today? : a guide to daily happiness for kids / by Carol McCloud ; illustrated by David Messing

 

​BF76 .C37 2019  Careers in psychology & behavioral health

 

 

 

BF723.S43 W45 2018  Why siblings matter : the role of brother and sister relationships in development and well-being / Naomi White and Claire Hughes

 

 

BF724.3.E5 C46 2019  Just feel : how to be stronger, happier, healthier, and more / Mallika Chopra; illustrated by Brenna Vaughan

 

 

​BJ1853 .F52 2019  50 essential etiquette lessons: how to eat lunch with your boss, handle happy hour like a pro, and write a thank you note in the age of texting and tweeting / Katherine Flannery; illustrations by Rinee Shah

 

 

​BL310 .H3 2017  Mythology : timeless tales of gods and heroes / Edith Hamilton ; illustrated by Jim Tierney

 

 

 

​BJ1401 .L354 2017  Most people / words by Michael Leannah ; pictures by Jennifer E. Morris

C & D: World History

​D790 .P394 2018  Fly girls : the daring American women pilots who helped win WWII / P. O'Connell Pearson

 

 

 

​DS145 .O84 1995  Myth and madness : the psychodynamics of anti -semitism / Israeli, Raphael

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

E176.1 .G65 2018  Leadership in turbulent times / Doris Kearns Goodwin

 

 

 

E185.97.T8 S34 2018  So tall within : Sojourner Truth's long walk toward freedom / Gary D. Schmidt ; illustrated by Daniel Minter

 

 

E185.97.W7345 A3 2019  Self-portrait in black and white : unlearning race / Thomas Chatterton Williams

 

 

 

​E441 .S54 2019  Slavery / editor, Michael Shally-Jensen, PhD

 

 

 

E840.8.J62 B37 2018  What do you do with a voice like that? : the story of extraordinary congresswoman Barbara Jordan / written by Chris Barton ; illustrated by Ekua Holmes

 

 

E184.J27 G67 2018  All the colors we will see : reflections on barriers, brokenness, and finding our way / Patrice Gopo

 

 

 

E185.615 .L393 2017  The making of Black lives matter : a brief history of an idea / Christopher J. Lebron

 

 

 

E185.615 .T595 2019  The color of compromise : the truth about the American church's complicity in racism / Jemar Tisby

 

 

 

E185.97.T8 G55 1997  Narrative of Sojourner Truth / Sojourner Truth

 

 

 

E444.T82 D86 2019  She came to slay : the life and times of Harriet Tubman / Erica Armstrong Dunbar

 

 

F1035.A1 M32 2019  The cure for hate : a former white supremacist's journey from violent extremism to radical compassion / Tony McAleer

 

 

F548.9.N4 B558 2019  Sacred ground : the Chicago streets of Timuel Black / Timuel D. Black Jr. as told to Susan Klonsky 

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HD57.7 .P75 2019  Principles of business : leadership. edited by Frederic B. Mayo, Ph.D., M.B.A.

 

 

 

​HD6053 .F47713 2019  It's a girl thing! : smart, fierce, and leading the way / by Pri Ferrari

 

 

HD9000.5 .L57 2019  The fate of food : what we'll eat in a bigger, hotter, smarter world / Amanda Little

 

 

 

​HF1365 .P75 2019  Principles of business : globalization / edited by Michael J. O'Neal

 

 

 

​HF5381 .Y698 2019  Ultralearning : master hard skills, outsmart the competition, and accelerate your career / Scott H. Young

 

 

HF5387.5.U6 B87 2019  Business ethics / editor,  Michael Shally-Jensen, PhD

 

 

 

​HQ1190 .M383 2007  Anna Julia Cooper, visionary Black feminist : a critical introduction / Vivian M. May

 

 

 

HQ76.965.G38 T485 2014  This day in June / by Gayle E. Pitman

 

HQ77.9 .T497 2019  It feels good to be yourself : a book about gender identity / written by Theresa Thorn

 

 

HV6432.7 .G6975 2019  The only plane in the sky : an oral history of 9/11 / Garrett M. Graff

 

 

 

​HV6626 .M35 2019  Smart, successful & abused : the unspoken problem of domestic violence and high-achieving women / Dr. Angela Mailis

 

 

HC79.E5 G6916 2019  Green planet blues : critical perspectives on global environmental politics / edited by Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko

 

 

HC79.I55 M3668 2017  Machine, platform, crowd : harnessing our digital future / Andrew McAfee & Erik Brynjolfsson

 

 

 

​HD1691 .B365 2019  The water paradox : overcoming the global crisis in water management / Edward B. Barbier

 

 

 

HD9581.A2 M33 2019  Blowout : corrupted democracy, rogue state Russia, and the richest, most destructive industry on Earth / Rachel Maddow

 

​HF1017 .A524 2013  Business statistics for dummies / by Alan Anderson, PhD

 

 

 

HF5718.5 .F74 2011  Writing winning business proposals / Richard C. Freed, Shervin Freed, Joe Romano

 

 

​HJ5021 .P54 2019  Tar Heel lightnin' : how secret stills and fast cars made North Carolina the moonshine capital of the world / Daniel S. Pierce

 

 

​HM671 .N35 2013  A is for activist / written and illustrated by Innosanto Nagara

 

 

HN90.R3 J37 2019  American radicals : how nineteenth-century protest shaped the nation / Holly Jackson

 

 

 

​HT867 .B35 2012  Disposable people : new slavery in the global economy / Kevin Bales

 

 

 

HV6250.4.W65 F385 2019  Catch and kill : lies, spies, and a conspiracy to protect predators / Ronan Farrow

 

 

 

​HV6695 .M84 2019  Crisis of conscience : whistleblowing in an age of fraud / Tom Mueller

 

 

 

HV9305.W35 D49 2019  Outlaw women : prison, rural violence, and poverty in the American West / Susan Dewey

 

 

 

​HV9469 .M38 2018  Mass incarceration / Rebecca Aldridge, book editor

 

 

 

​HV9950  .C79 2019  Open season : legalized genocide of colored people / Ben Crump

J: Political Science

​JK529 .A694 2019  Representation and the Electoral College / Robert M. Alexander

K: Law

​K1773 .W48 2020  Whistleblowers / Anna E. Lindner, book editor

 

 

 

K3611.G46 G425 2018  Gene editing, law, and the environment : life beyond the human / edited by Irus Braverman

 

 

 

​KF4774 .F74 2019  The free press / editor, Michael Shally-Jensen, PhD

 

 

 

​KF154 .A42  American jurisprudence : a modern comprehensive text statement of American law, State and Federal

 

 

 

​KF4510 .L45 2019  The Constitutional Convention of 1787 : a reference guide / Stuart Leibiger

 

 

 

​KF4819 .W34 2019  Banned : immigration enforcement in the time of Trump / Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

L: Education

LB2345.3.R37 F74 2018  Consent on campus : a manifesto / Donna Freitas

 

 

 

LB3013.32 .H55 2019  School shootings and the Never Again Movement / Laurie Collier Hillstrom

 

 

 

​LC1045 .N49 2016  Reskilling America : learning to labor in the twenty-first century / Katherine S. Newman, Hella Winston

M: Music

ML3930.H677 W43 2017  The legendary Miss Lena Horne / Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

N: Fine Arts

N8217.B56 M67 2019  Postures : body language in art / Desmond Morris

 

 

 

​N8354 .I39 2019  Women in art : 50 fearless creatives who inspired the world / written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky.

 

 

​ND2300 .H33 2018  Atmospheric flowers in watercolour : painting with energy and life / Jean Haines

 

 

 

ND553.M7 A4 2019  Monet : the late years / George T.M. Shackelford

 

 

NA737.L48 H38 2017  Maya Lin : artist-architect of light and lines / Jeanne Walker Harvey ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk

P: Language, Literature

PR9387.9 A3 T5 1994  Things fall apart / Chinua Achebe

 

 

 

PS3563.I422837 M672 2012  Moses goes to a concert / Isaac Millman

 

 

 

PS3602.Y39 I23 2018  I am enough / Grace Byers ; pictures by Keturah A. Bobo

 

 

PS3608.E76845 Z46 2020  Children of the land / Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

 

 

 

PZ7.1.D4988 Isl 2018  Islandborn / Junot Di­az ; illustrated by Leo Espinosa

 

 

 

PZ7.1.L7298 Ju 2018  Julian is a mermaid / Jessica Love

 

 

PZ7.1.M435145 Com 2017  Come with me / Holly M. McGhee ; illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre

 

 

PZ7.1.M76 Pro 2019  The proudest blue : a story of hijab and family / by Ibtihaj Muhammad with S. K. Ali ; illustrated by Hatem Aly

 

PZ7.1.S5155 Su 2017  Superheroes Club / by Madeleine Sherak ; illustrator, Esther Yee Sol Choi

 

 

 

PZ7.1.T29 Ft 2018  Fox the tiger / by Corey R. Tabor

 

 

 

PZ7.1.V46 Iaae 2018  I am human : a book of empathy / by Susan Verde ; art by Peter H. Reynolds

 

 

PZ7.B4483 Bemke 2001  The Berenstain Bears' dollars and sense / Stan & Jan Berenstain

 

 

PZ7.B9759 Ki 2018  King & Kayla and the case of the lost tooth / written by Dori Hillestad Butler ; illustrated by Nancy Meyers

 

 

 

PZ7.C997 One 2007  Kindness is cooler, Mrs. Ruler / written by Margery Cuyler ; illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa

 

 

PZ7.D6236 Ch 2015  Chocolate milk, por favor! : celebrating diversity with empathy / by Maria Dismondy ; illustrated by Donna Farrell

PZ7.D6934 Rab 2018  The rabbit listened / by Cori Doerrfeld

 

 

PZ7.H3912 Pas 2017  Pass it on / by Sophy Henn

 

 

 

PZ7.K15645 Wolfs 1996  The wolf's chicken stew / Keiko Kasza

 

 

PZ7.L463 St 2011b  The story of Ferdinand / by Munro Leaf ; illustrated by Robert Lawson

 

 

PZ7.L8555 Ots 2014  Otis and the scarecrow / Loren Long

 

 

PZ7.M31433 Wh 2019  What every girl should know : Margaret Sanger's journey : a novel / by J. Albert Mann

 

 

 

PZ7.M56775 W47 2008  We're going on a leaf hunt / by Steve Metzger ; illustrated by Miki Sakamoto

 

 

 

PZ7.M63224 Be 2018  Be kind / Pat Zietlow Miller ; illustrated by Jen Hill

 

 

PZ7.P17526 We 2017  We're all wonders / written and illustrated by R.J. Palacio

 

 

 

PZ7.R9475 P37 2018  The party and other stories / Sergio Ruzzier

 

 

PZ7.S43334 Jer 2018  Jerome by heart / words by Thomas Scotto ; illustrations by Olivier Tallec 

 

PZ7.T36694 Pu 2011  Pumpkin trouble / Jan Thomas

 

 

PZ8.3.E29 Bo 2009  Boo to you! / Lois Ehlert

 

 

PZ8.3.H1156 Mo 2012  The monster who lost his mean / Tiffany Strelitz Haber ; illustrated by Kirstie Edmunds

 

 

PZ8.3.L27672 Fam 2015  Families, families, families! / by Suzanne Lang & Max Lang

 

 

PZ8.3.L28 Fr 1991 Frog went a-courtin' / retold by John Langstaff ; with pictures by Feodor Rojankovsky

 

 

 

PZ8.3.M5599 Ev 2001  Everywhere babies / Susan Meyers ; illustrated by Marla Frazee

 

 

PZ8.3.N4655 Don 2011  Donovan's big day / by Leslea Newman ; illustrations by Mike Dutton

 

 

PZ8.3.P376 All 2018  All are welcome / Alexandra Penfold, Suzanne Kaufman

 

 

PZ8.3.S29717 Lit 2008  Little Blue Truck / Alice Schertle ; illustrated by Jill McElmurry

 

PZ7.1.S597 E46 2018  Empathy is my superpower! : a story about showing you care / written by Bryan Smith ; illustrated by Lisa Griffin

 

PZ7.7.T476 Tig 2018  Tiger vs. nightmare / Emily Tetri

 

 

 

PZ7.L618 R68 2018  The rough patch / [written and illustrated by] Brian Lies

 

PZ7.L9763 Inv 2013  The invisible boy / by Trudy Ludwig ; illustrated by Patrice Barton

 

 

PZ7.M9273 En 2000  Enemy pie / by Derek Munson ; illustrated by Tara Calahan King

 

 

PZ7.O8777 On 2008  One / by Kathryn Otoshi

 

 

PZ8.3.C456 Fi 2014  Five little monkeys jumping on the bed / retold and illustrated by Eileen Christelow

​PA4167 .M97 2019  Reading Homer's Odyssey / Kostas Myrsiades

 

 

 

​PB35 .T526 2019  A short introduction to the study of language / Ellen Thompson

 

 

 

​PE1128 .M778 2019  English the American way : a fun ESL guide to language and culture in the U.S. / Sheila MacKechnie Murtha, M.A., Jane Airey O'Connor. Ed. D.

 

 

​PE1408 .C5485 2015  Writing logically, thinking critically / Sheila Cooper, Rosemary Patton

 

 

 

PN2287.N557 A3 2016ab  Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood / Trevor Noah

 

 

 

PN6727.G55 A7 2017  As the crow flies / by Melanie Gillman

 

 

 

PN6727.V46 K57 2019  Kiss number 8 / written by Colleen AF Venable ; artwork by Ellen T. Crenshaw

 

 

 

​PR2983 .M326 1993  Everybody's Shakespeare : reflections chiefly on the tragedies / Maynard Mack

 

 

 

PS310.N4 R357 2019  A history of African American poetry / Lauri Ramey, Hunan Normal University

 

 

 

PS3511.A86 Z9466 1985  Genius of place : William Faulkner's triumphant beginnings / Max Putzel

 

 

 

PS3558.A62423 A6 2015  Conflict resolution for holy beings : poems / Joy Harjo

 

 

 

PS3558.A62423 A64 2019  An American sunrise : poems / Joy Harjo

 

 

 

PS3558.A62423 S5 2008  She had some horses / Joy Harjo

 

 

 

PS3558.A62423 Z46 2012  Crazy brave : a memoir / Joy Harjo

 

 

 

PS3562.I46774 B54 2018  A big mooncake for Little Star / Grace Lin

 

PS3613.A78688 A46 2018  Alma and how she got her name / Juana Martinez-Neal

 

 

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

 

 

 

​PS501 .S85 2009  For a girl becoming / written by Joy Harjo ; illustrations by Mercedes McDonald

 

 

PR9199.4.S86 S33 2018  Sadie / Courtney Summers

Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

​QA248 .P58 2018  Sorting / by Henry Pluckrose ; mathematics consultant, Ramona G. Choos, Professor of Mathematics

 

 

QA76.76.C672 S34 2020  The art of game design : a book of lenses  / Jesse Schell

 

 

QL737.C27 T477 2018  Camp Panda : helping cubs return to the wild / Catherine Thimmesh

 

 

Q334.7 .C646 2019  A human algorithm : how artificial intelligence is redefining who we are / Flynn Coleman

 

 

 

QA11.2 .H35 2016  The math myth : and other STEM delusions / Andrew Hacker

 

 

 

​QA159 .M34 2011  Hot X : algebra exposed / Danica McKellar

 

 

 

QA76.76.C672 F56 2013  3D game programming all in one / Kenneth C. Finney

 

 

QC23.2 .L44 2009  Barron's E-Z physics / Robert L. Lehrman

 

 

 

QH541.5.R27 J865 2019  Rainforest : dispatches from earth's most vital frontlines / Tony Juniper ; color images by Thomas Marent

R: Medicine, Nursing

RA410.53 .R448 2019  Priced out : the economic and ethical costs of American health care / Uwe E. Reinhardt

 

 

 

​RT41 .F86 2018  Fundamentals of nursing / edited by Yvonne Cowell

 

 

 

RT50.5 .T483 2019  Informatics and nursing : opportunities and challenges / Jeanne Sewell

S: Agriculture

SF442.63.I72 K86 2017  Lost and found cat : the true story of Kunkush's incredible journey / Doug Kuntz and Amy Shrodes ; illustrated by Sue Cornelison

T: Technology

​TA1160 .C374 2019  Careers in transportation.

 

 

 

TK7881.4 .M368 2017  Aaron Marks' complete guide to game audio : for composers

 

 

 

TL540.A38 E54 2018  The flying girl : how Aida de Acosta learned to soar / Margarita Engle ; illustrated by Sara Palacios

 

 

TL789.8.U5 U83 2019  USA in space / edited by David G. Fisher

 

 

 

TT140.H37 A3 2018  Handcrafted : a woodworker's story / Clint Harp

 

 

 

​TX763 .S397 2019  The joys of baking : recipes and stories for a sweet life / Samantha Seneviratne

 

 

​TX769 .O382 2018  Bread baking for beginners : the essential guide to baking kneaded breads, no-knead breads, and enriched breads / Bonnie Ohara

 

 

​TX771 .B93 2018  Fantastical cakes : incredible creations for the baker in anyone / Gesine Bullock-Prado ; photos by Julia A. Reed and Raymond Prado

 

 

​TX773 .M33 2019  Easy as pie : the essential pie cookbook for every season and reason / Saura Madani ; photography by Darren Muir

 

 

​TX715 .O548 2008  Hog & hominy : soul food from Africa to America / Frederick Douglass Opie

Z: Publishing, Library Science, Information Resources

Z716.37 .A15 2018  63 ready-to-use maker projects / edited by Ellyssa Kroski

Leisure Books

A Perfect Explanation by Eleanor Anstruther

Enid Campbell, granddaughter of a duke, grew up surrounded by servants, wanting for nothing except love. But when her brother died in the First World War, a new heir was needed, and it was up to Enid to provide it.

A troubled marriage and three children soon followed. Broken by postpartum depression, overwhelmed by motherhood and a loveless marriage, Enid made the shocking decision to abandon her family, thereby starting a chain of events—a kidnap, a court case, and selling her son to her sister for £500—that reverberated through the generations.

The Chill by Scott Carson

Far upstate, in New York’s ancient forests, a drowned village lays beneath the dark, still waters of the Chilewaukee reservoir. Early in the 20th century, the town was destroyed for the greater good: bringing water to the millions living downstate. Or at least that’s what the politicians from Manhattan insisted at the time. The local families, settled there since America’s founding, were forced from their land, but they didn’t move far, and some didn’t move at all…

Now, a century later, the repercussions of human arrogance are finally making themselves known. An inspector assigned to oversee the dam, dangerously neglected for decades, witnesses something inexplicable. It turns out that more than the village was left behind in the waters of the Chill when it was abandoned. The townspeople didn’t evacuate without a fight. A dark prophecy remained, too, and the time has come for it to be fulfilled. Those who remember must ask themselves: who will be next? For sacrifices must be made. And as the dark waters begin to inexorably rise, the demand for a fresh sacrifice emerges from the deep...

The Antidote for Everything by Kimmery Martin

Georgia Brown’s profession as a urologist requires her to interact with plenty of naked men, but her romantic prospects have fizzled. The most important person in her life is her friend Jonah Tsukada, a funny, empathetic family medicine doctor who works at the same hospital in Charleston, South Carolina and who has become as close as family to her.

Just after Georgia leaves the country for a medical conference, Jonah shares startling news. The hospital is instructing doctors to stop providing medical care for transgender patients. Jonah, a gay man, is the first to be fired when he refuses to abandon his patients. Stunned by the predicament of her closest friend, Georgia’s natural instinct is to fight alongside him. But when her attempts to address the situation result in incalculable harm, both Georgia and Jonah find themselves facing the loss of much more than their careers.

The Only Child by Mi-ae Seo

Criminal psychologist Seonkyeong receives an unexpected call one day. Yi Byeongdo, a serial killer whose gruesome murders shook the world, wants to be interviewed. Yi Byeongdo, who has refused to speak to anyone until now, asks specifically for her. Seonkyeong agrees out of curiosity. 

That same day Hayeong, her husband’s eleven-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, shows up at their door after her grandparents, with whom she lived after her mother passed away, die in a sudden fire. Seonkyeong wants her to feel at home, but is gradually unnerved as the young girl says very little and acts strangely. 

At work and at home, Seonkyeong starts to unravel the pasts of the two new arrivals in her life and begins to see startling similarities. Hayeong looks at her the same way Yi Byeongdo does when he recounts the abuse he experienced as a child; Hayeong’s serene expression masks a temper that she can’t control. Plus, the story she tells about her grandparents’ death, and her mother’s before that, deeply troubles Seonkyeong. So much so that Yi Byeongdo picks up on it and starts giving her advice. 

Secrets of My Heart by Tracie Peterson

Portland, Oregon, 1879. Nancy Pritchard finds herself a widow with a world of problems when her deceased husband's schemes start to come to light. As she searches through the pieces of her loveless marriage, Nancy realizes there is a lot that she didn't know about this man.

Seth Carpenter is a childhood friend of Nancy's who has recently returned to Portland. He's delighted to see her again, and as a lawyer, he is able to help her sort through the legal aspects of her husband's death. But there's more to him than meets the eye, and his job will take him into a darker side of Nancy's life--a side she didn't even know existed. As they search for the truth behind her husband's death, their attraction to each other creates complications, and the threat to Nancy increases. Can Seth be honest with her about who he really is and why he's come to Portland? And can Nancy bear another betrayal?

The Body Double by Emily Beyda

A strange man discovers our nameless narrator selling popcorn at a decrepit small-town movie theater and offers her an odd and lucrative position: she will forget her job, her acquaintances, even her name, and move to Los Angeles, where she will become the body double of the famous and troubled celebrity Rosanna Feld. A nervous breakdown has forced Rosanna out of the public eye, and she needs a look-alike to take her place in the tabloid media circus of Hollywood. Overseen by Max, who hired her for the job, our narrator spends her days locked up in a small apartment in the hills watching hidden camera footage of Rosanna, wearing Rosanna's clothes, eating the food Rosanna likes, practicing her mannerisms, learning to become Rosanna in every way. But as she makes her public debut as Rosanna, dining at elegant restaurants, shopping in stylish boutiques, and finally risking a dinner party with Rosanna's true inner circle, alarming questions begin to arise. What really caused Rosanna's mental collapse? Will she ever return? And is Max truly her ally, or something more sinister?

Lavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs

Tea maven Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier Drayton Conneley are guests at a bird hunt styled in the precise manner of an English shooting party. Which means elevenses (sloe gin fizzes), gun loaders, the drawing of pegs, fine looking bird dogs, and shooting costumes of tweed, herringbone, and suede.

But as gunshots explode like a riff of Black Cat firecrackers, another shot sounds too close for comfort to Theodosia and Drayton. Intrigued but worried, Theodosia wanders into the neighbor's lavender field where she discovers their host, Reginald Doyle, bleeding to death.

His wife, Meredith, is beside herself with grief and begs Theodosia and Drayton to stay the night. But Theodosia awakens at 2:00A.M. to find smoke in her room and the house on fire. As the fire department screams in and the investigating sheriff returns, Meredith again pleads with Theodosia for help.

As Theodosia investigates, fingers are pointed, secrets are uncovered, Reginald's daughter-in-law goes missing presumed drowned, and Meredith is determined to find answers via a séance. All the while Theodosia worries if she's made a mistake in inviting a prime suspect to her upscale Lavender Lady Tea. 

No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez

Driving home one rainy night, Cassie Larkin sees a man and woman fighting on the side of the road. After calling 911, the veterinarian makes a split-second decision that will throw her sedate suburban life into chaos. Against all reason and advice, she gets out of her minivan and chases after the violent man, trying to help his victim. When Cassie physically tries to stop him, he suddenly turns on her and spits out an ominous threat: “Let her die, and I’ll let you live.”

A veterinarian trained to heal, Cassie can’t let the woman die. But while she’s examining the unconscious victim, the attacker steals her car. Now he has her name. Her address. And he knows about her children. Though they warn her to be careful, the police assure her that the perpetrator—a criminal named Carver Sweet—won’t get near her. Cassie isn’t so sure.

The next day—Halloween—her husband disappears while trick-or-treating with their six-year-old daughter. Are these disturbing events a coincidence or the beginning of a horrifying nightmare? Her husband has been growing distant—is it possible he’s become involved with another woman? Is Cassie’s confrontation with the road-side attacker connected to her husband’s disappearance? With all these questions swirling in her mind Cassie can trust no one, maybe not even herself. The only thing she knows for sure is that she can’t sit back while the people she loves are in danger.

As she desperately searches for answers, Cassie discovers that nothing is as random as it seems, and that she is more than willing to fight—to go the most terrifying extremes—to save her family and her marriage.

Trouble Is What I Do by Walter Mosley

Leonid McGill's spent a lifetime building up his reputation in the New York investigative scene. His seemingly infallible instinct and inside knowledge of the crime world make him the ideal man to help when Phillip Worry comes knocking.
Phillip "Catfish" Worry is a 92-year-old Mississippi bluesman who needs Leonid's help with a simple task: deliver a letter revealing the black lineage of a wealthy heiress and her corrupt father. Unsurprisingly, the opportunity to do a simple favor while shocking the prevailing elite is too much for Leonid to resist.


But when a famed and feared assassin puts a hit on Catfish, Leonid has no choice but to confront the ghost of his own felonious past. Working to protect his client and his own family, Leonid must reach the heiress on the eve of her wedding before her powerful father kills those who hold their family's secret.


Joined by a team of young and tough aspiring investigators, Leonid must gain the trust of wary socialites, outsmart vengeful thugs, and, above all, serve the truth -- no matter the cost. 

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