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05/27/2015 - 1:15pm

The world between two covers : reading the globe Cover
Ann (Ann Beatrice) Morgan
An exploration of the joys of reading across boundaries, inspired by the author's year-long journey through a book from every country. To read more internationally, journalist Ann Morgan undertook first to define "the world" and then to find a story from each of 196 nations. She discovered a treasury of world literature and the keys to unlock it. Whether considering the difficulties faced by writers in developing nations, tracing the use of local myths, delving into questions of censorship and propaganda, or simply getting hold of the first Qatari novel to be translated into English, Morgan illuminates how stories are written the world over and how place--geographical, historical, virtual--shapes the books we read and write.
028.9 Mor
Book
May 20, 2015
How to read the Bible Cover
Harvey Cox
Harvey Cox deepens our experience of the Bible, revealing the primary ways we read it, why each is important, and how we can integrate these approaches for a richer understanding and appreciation of key texts throughout both testaments. Cox explores the Bible through 3 lenses: Literary, History, Activism. Bringing these together, He shows the Bible in all its rich diversity and meaning and offers us a contemporary activist version. The result is a living resource that is perpetually evolving as our understanding changes and deepens from generation to generation.
220.61 Cox
Book
May 15, 2015
The measure of success : uncovering the biblical perspective on women, work & the home Cover
Carolyn McCulley
Nora Shank
Whether you are married or single, young or old, and whether you work inside the home or in the marketplace, Carolyn McCulley and Nora Shank create a rich vision for fulfillment through an understanding of the compelling foundation for the biblical call of productivity. Carolyn and Nora show how the redemptive message of the gospel allows the Bible's teaching on the role of women to coexist with ambition. It creates a fresh vision for the profit we all gain from encouraging female contribution in the home, society, and church.
248.843 McC
Book
May 20, 2015
Blended : writers on the stepfamily experience Cover
Samantha Waltz
Blended explores stepfamilies from the inside out through the perspectives of thirty writers who know what it's like first hand. Sometimes funny, often poignant, and always deeply personal, the stories in Blended capture the essence of stepfamilies in all of their weird and wonderful varieties. Parents, children, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins: all of these relationships change when families are melded into one, and the writers of Blended help explore the truth of what these new relationships look like, and, especially, feel like.
306.874
Book
May 26, 2015
Flight of gold : two pilots' true adventure discovering Alaska's legendary gold wreck Cover
Kevin A McGregor
In 1948, Northwest Airlines Flight 4422, with a crew of 6, carrying merchant marines from Shanghai to New York, crashed on Alaska's Mt. Sanford. The site was too remote for recovery teams. Rumors that the plane had been transporting gold and diamonds enticed treasure hunters, but life threatening conditions kept them from reaching "Alaska's Legendary Gold Wreck." This is the account of McGregor and Millican, as they attempted to discover the remains of the plane and solve the mystery of the reputed treasure.
363.1246 McG
Book
Apr 30, 2015
Raising kids who read : what parents and teachers can do Cover
Daniel T Willingham
This new book combines evidence-based analysis with insightful recommendations. Willingham reveals the three elements essential for kids to enjoy reading--decoding, comprehension, and motivation--and provides practical tips for supporting all three from birth through adolescence.
372.4 Wil
Book
May 4, 2015
Between you & me : confessions of a Comma Queen Cover
Mary (Editor) Norris
Mary Norris, after more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a book as full of life as it is of practical advice. Between You & Me features Norris's descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage--comma faults, danglers, "who" vs. "whom," "that" vs. "which," compound words, gender-neutral language and her clear explanations of how to handle them.
428.2 Nor
Book
Apr 24, 2015
Cuckoo : cheating by nature Cover
N. B. Davies
illustrations by James McCallum
How does the cuckoo get away with laying its eggs in the nests of other birds and tricking them into raising young cuckoos rather than their own offspring? For the last three decades, Davies has employed observation and field experiments to unravel the details of the evolutionary relationship between cuckoos and their hosts. Like a detective, Davies and his colleagues studied adult cuckoo behavior, cuckoo egg markings, and cuckoo chick begging calls to discover exactly how cuckoos trick their hosts into raising their offspring.
598.74 Dav
Book
Apr 30, 2015
Rain : a natural and cultural history Cover
Cynthia Barnett
Cynthia Barnett's "Rain "begins four billion years ago with the torrents that filled the oceans, and builds to the storms of climate change. It weaves together science--the true shape of a raindrop, the mysteries of frog and fish rains--with the human story of our ambition to control rain, from ancient rain dances to the 2,203 miles of levees that attempt to straitjacket the Mississippi River. As climate change upends rainfall patterns and unleashes increasingly severe storms and drought, Barnett shows rain to be a unifying force in a fractured world.
551.577 Bar
Book
May 14, 2015
The intimate bond : how animals shaped human history Cover
Brian M Fagan
Animals, and our ever-changing relationship with them, have left an indelible mark on human history. Through an in-depth analysis of six transformative human-animal relationships, Fagan shows how our habits and our very way of life were considerably and irreversibly altered by our intimate bond with animals. Among other stories, Fagan explores how herding changed human behavior; how the humble donkey helped launch the process of globalization; and how the horse carried a hearty band of nomads across the world and toppled the emperor of China.
591.5 Fag
Book
May 7, 2015
Beyond : our future in space Cover
Chris Impey
A report on humanity's imminent potential for living in space covers topics ranging from China's 2020 space station and the colonization of Mars to space-elevator innovations and the mapping of Earth-like exo-planets.
629.4 Imp
Book
May 7, 2015
Date night in : more than 120 recipes to nourish your relationship Cover
Ashley Rodriguez
Ashley and Gabe Rodriguez found themselves deep into marriage and child-rearing when they realized they were spending most of their evenings at their computers. Determined not to let their relationship deteriorate, they instituted a weekly date night: they sauté, roast, mix and dice and spend time reconnecting over simple but thoughtful dishes. Carving out time to talk, cook, and eat together became the marriage-booster they needed. Now with Date Night In Ashley invites you to make date night an integral part of your week and shows you how to woo your partner all over again with food, drink, and conversation.
641.561 Rod
Book
May 11, 2015
Doughnuts! : 100 dough-licious recipes Cover
Carol Beckerman
Dawn Otwell
Collects one hundred recipes for homemade doughnuts, including powdered sugar minis, blueberry doughnut muffins, chocolate and coconut snowballs, and chocolate beignets.
641.8653 Bec
Book
May 13, 2015
Good food, good life : 130 simple recipes you'll love to make and eat Cover
Curtis Stone
Shares a collection of the chef's favorite easy-to-prepare recipes, including options for breakfasts, light meals, dinners, family-style sides, snacks, and desserts.
641.512 Sto
Book
May 11, 2015
Grow a living wall : create vertical gardens with purpose : pollinators, herbs and veggies, aromatherapy, many more Cover
Shawna Coronado
You will find clear, step-by-step information that explains everything you need to know to create your own vertical gardens. Choosing equipment and plants, making growing medium, planting and watering, and even hanging your creation are covered in full detail. Each featured garden has its own chapter filled with useful tips, photographs, and background stories that point out how much difference a small garden can make.
635 Cor
Book
May 26, 2015
Guerilla furniture design : how to build lean, modern furniture with salvaged materials Cover
Will Holman
This innovative collection features 35 simple, inexpensive projects that you can make from salvaged and upcycled materials--cardboard, metal, plastic, and wood. The projects include tables, shelving units, chairs, lamps, and more, in a variety of styles. Many are stackable and easily portable, most can be made in a weekend, and all include instructions for disassembly and disposal when you're ready to repurpose the materials. If you'd rather make than buy, these low-budget, high-style designs are just what you're looking for.
684.1 Hol
Book
May 4, 2015
Robin Robertson's vegan without borders : easy everyday meals from around the world Cover
Robin Robertson
Sara Remington, photographer
Robertson believes that great flavors should have no boundaries, and the dishes in this book represent more than two countries from around the world. It is a celebration of culinary traditions with plant-based ingredients, including twists on dishes inspired by tradition without being bound by them.
641.5636 Rob
Book
May 13, 2015
Superfood snacks : 100 delicious, energizing & nutrient-dense recipes Cover
Julie Morris
Satisfy your cravings with these bars, crisps, dips, candies, pastries, and frozen treats that deliver flavor and satisfaction, plus the power of superfoods. Look for the icons representing benefits like Heart Health, Immunity, Low Calorie, Protein, and Beauty and Aging that accompany each recipe.
641.563 Mor
Book
May 21, 2015
The girl who ate everything : easy family recipes from a girl who has tried them all Cover
Christy Denney
With five hunry kids, a husband in the NFL, and her own insatiable appetite, Christy Denney has plenty of mouths to feed. She's created a playbook full of recipes guaranteeed to get any crowd cheering. From breakfast to dinner to dessert--and all the snacks and munchies in between--you're sure to find something for everyone.
641.512 Den
Book
May 13, 2015
The Mystery Writers of America cookbook Cover
edited by Kate White
Mystery Writers of America
Hard-boiled breakfasts, thrilling entrées, cozy desserts, and more--this illustrated cookbook features more than 100 recipes from legendary mystery authors. Whether you're planning a sinister dinner party or whipping up some comfort food perfect for a day of writing, you'll find plenty to savor in this cunning collection.
641.5 Mys
Book
May 13, 2015
The perfection of the paper clip : curious tales of invention, accidental genius, and stationery obsession Cover
James Ward
This quirky book will change the way you look at your desk forever with stories of accidental genius, bitter rivalries, and an appreciation for everyday objects, like the paper clip and the pencil. James Ward explores the secret histories of deskbound supplies, from pencils to fluorescent ink, and the reams of white paper we all take for granted, encouraging a deeper appreciation and fascination for the things that surround us each day. Ward transforms the mundane into stories of invention, discovery, and even awe. A tour of the objects that touch our daily lives, filled with drawings, stories, and humor.
651.2 War
Book
May 15, 2015
Three many cooks : one mom, two daughters : their shared stories of food, faith & family Cover
Pam Anderson
Maggy Keet
Sharon Damelio
When the women behind the blog Three Many Cooks gather in the busiest room in the house, there are never too many cooks in the kitchen. Now cookbook author Pam Anderson and her daughters Maggy Keet and Sharon Damelio blend reflections and well-loved recipes into one book.
641.5 And
Book
May 1, 2015
Broadcast hysteria : Orson Welles's War of the worlds and the art of fake news Cover
A. Brad Schwartz
Schwartz retells the story of Welles's War of the Worlds radio play and its impact following its broadcast October 30, 1938. With findings that challenge the conventional wisdom, Schwartz shows that few listeners believed an actual attack was under way. Even so, it became a major scandal, with mass panic as Americans debated the power of radio and the country's vulnerability in a time of crisis. American broadcasting had changed for good, but not for the better.
791.447 Sch
Book
May 27, 2015
The game believes in you : how digital play can make our kids smarter Cover
Greg Toppo
The Game Believes in You presents the story of a small group of visionaries who, for the past 40 years, have been pushing to get game controllers into the hands of learners. Experts argue that games do truly "believe in you." They focus, inspire and reassure people in ways that many teachers can't. Games give people a chance to learn at their own pace, take risks, cultivate deeper understanding, fail and want to try again--right away--and ultimately, succeed in ways that too often elude them in school.
794.8 Top
Book
May 27, 2015
The St. Paul Saints : baseball in the capital city Cover
Stew Thornley
The Minnesota Twins aren't the only baseball team in the Twin Cities--the St. Paul Saints played in the American Association minor league from 1902 until 1961; since 1993, the team was reformed to play in the Northern League; and now has a new ballpark. Thornley tells the history of the Saints and the many great players that passed through the team on their way to the major leagues.
796.357 Tho
Book
May 21, 2015
Listen to your mother : what she said then, what we're saying now Cover
edited by Ann Imig
A collection of personal stories celebrating motherhood. Listen to Your Mother is an awakening of why our mothers are important, taking readers on a journey through motherhood in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor. It showcases the experiences of ordinary people of all racial, gender, and age backgrounds, from every corner of the country. The essays celebrate and validate what it means to be a mother today, with honesty and candor. They range from adoption, assimilation to emptying nests; first-time motherhood, foster-parenting, to infertility; single-parenting, LGBTQ parenting, to special-needs parenting; step-mothering; never mothering, to surrogacy; and mothering through illness to mothering through unsolicited advice.
808.8 Lis
Book
Apr 28, 2015
Abroad at home : the 600 best international travel experiences in North America Cover
National Geographic Society
You can experience hundreds of destinations and cultures across the globe without ever leaving North America. You will discover old-country neighborhoods, authentic international restaurants, foreign festivals, unique markets and bazaars, pockets of foreign culture, and landscapes that resemble foreign destinations.
917.3 Abr
Book
May 22, 2015
Behind every great man : the forgotten women behind the world's famous and infamous Cover
Marlene Wagman-Geller
Discover the little-known women who have put their men on the map. The stories of forty capitvating females reveal how they stood behind their legendary partners and helped to humanize them, often at the cost of their own careers, reputations and happiness. These powerful women quietly propelled their men to the top and changed the course of history.
920.72 Wag
Book
Apr 28, 2015
Daughters of the samurai : a journey from east to west and back Cover
Janice P Nimura
In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan. Raised in traditional samurai households during the turmoil of civil war, three of these ambassadors grew up as typical American schoolgirls. In San Francisco they became celebrities, their travels feted by newspapers across the nation. The friendships they formed reveal an intimate world of cross-cultural fascination and connection. Ten years later, they returned to Japan--a land grown foreign to them--determined to revolutionize women's education.
920.72 Nim
Book
May 22, 2015
Gironimo! : riding the very terrible 1914 Tour of Italy Cover
Tim Moore
The 1914 Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) was the hardest bike race in history. Eighty-one riders started and only eight finished after enduring cataclysmic storms, roads strewn with nails, and even the loss of an eye by one competitor. And now Tim Moore is going to ride it, and he's committed to total authenticity.
914.5 Moo
Book
May 21, 2015
Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley Cover
Charlotte Gordon
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) and her daughter Mary Shelley (1797-1851) have rarely been written about together, perhaps because these two women never knew each other--Wollstonecraft died a week after giving birth to her daughter. Nevertheless their lives were closely intertwined, their choices, dreams and tragedies so similar, it seems impossible to consider one without the other: both became famous writers; both fell in love with brilliant but impossible authors; both were single mothers and had children out of wedlock; both broke out of the rigid conventions of their era and lived in exile; and both played important roles in the Romantic era during which they lived.
920 Gor
Book
May 20, 2015
Unofficial guide to Ancestry.com : how to find your family history on the #1 genealogy website Cover
Nancy Hendrickson
Discover the secrets to Ancestry.com success! This book will help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription by showing you how to take advantage of all the world's biggest genealogy website has to offer--and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its 14 billion records, 60 million family tree and 32,000 databases.
929.1 Hen
Book
May 20, 2015
Born with teeth : a memoir Cover
Kate Mulgrew
A star known for her strong female roles in Star Trek: Voyager and Orange Is the New Black offers a deeply moving account of the price and rewards of a passionate life. Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones; in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, she saw the consequences of a dream deferred. She discusses the daughter she gave up for adoption; the challenging roles she has taken on both on and off screen; and the decisions she has made to live life to the fullest, on her own terms.
B Mul Mulgrew, Kate
Book
Apr 24, 2015
Fortune's fool : the life of John Wilkes Booth Cover
Terry Alford
With a single shot, John Wilkes Booth catapulted into history on the night of April 14, 1865. The assassination of President Lincoln stunned a nation, and his untimely death altered postwar history. Those who knew Booth could not have imagined that this gifted actor and well-liked man could commit such an atrocity. Alford looks at the life of an enigmatic figure whose life has been overshadowed by his final, infamous act and offers the definitive portrait of John Wilkes Booth.
B Boo Booth, John Wilkes
Book
Apr 28, 2015
The year my mother came back : a memoir/ Alice Eve Cohen Cover
Alice Eve Cohen
Thirty years after her death, Alice Eve Cohen's mother appears to her, seemingly in the flesh, and continues to do so during the hardest year Alice has had to face: the year her youngest daughter needs a harrowing surgery, her eldest daughter decides to reunite with her birth mother, and Alice herself receives a daunting diagnosis. As it turns out, it's entirely possible for the people we've lost to come back to us when we need them the most.
B Coh Cohen, Alice Eve
Book
Apr 22, 2015
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Ann (Ann Beatrice) Morgan
028.9 Mor
Christy Denney
641.512 Den
Harvey Cox
220.61 Cox
edited by Kate White
Mystery Writers of America
641.5 Mys
Carolyn McCulley
Nora Shank
248.843 McC
James Ward
651.2 War
Samantha Waltz
306.874
Pam Anderson
Maggy Keet
Sharon Damelio
641.5 And
Kevin A McGregor
363.1246 McG
A. Brad Schwartz
791.447 Sch
Daniel T Willingham
372.4 Wil
Greg Toppo
794.8 Top
Mary (Editor) Norris
428.2 Nor
Stew Thornley
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N. B. Davies
illustrations by James McCallum
598.74 Dav
edited by Ann Imig
808.8 Lis
Cynthia Barnett
551.577 Bar
National Geographic Society
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Brian M Fagan
591.5 Fag
Marlene Wagman-Geller
920.72 Wag
Chris Impey
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Janice P Nimura
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Ashley Rodriguez
641.561 Rod
Tim Moore
914.5 Moo
Carol Beckerman
Dawn Otwell
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Charlotte Gordon
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Curtis Stone
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Nancy Hendrickson
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Shawna Coronado
635 Cor
Kate Mulgrew
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Will Holman
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Terry Alford
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Robin Robertson
Sara Remington, photographer
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Alice Eve Cohen
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Julie Morris
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