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09/17/2014 - 3:22pm

Slow dancing with a stranger : lost and found in the age of Alzheimer's Cover
Meryl Comer
A broadcast journalist and leading Alzheimer's advocate shares her husband's battle with Alzheimer's disease, examining this devastating condition and its effects on the people who have it and those who care for them.
362.19 Com
Book
Sep 3, 2014
The half has never been told : slavery and the making of American capitalism Cover
Edward E Baptist
Historian Edward Baptist reveals how the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States.
306.362 Bap
Book
Sep 11, 2014
The learning habit : a groundbreaking approach to homework and parenting that helps our children succeed in school and life Cover
Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman
Rebecca (Rebecca P.) Jackson
Robert M Pressman
Overscheduled kids (and parents) complain that homework is pointless busy work without academic value. The truth is, homework helps our kids learn much more than what will be "on the test"--including life skills and learning habits that will help them succeed in a highly competitive job market. These skills include concentration and focus, time management, decision-making, goal-setting, and self-discipline. This practical and parent-friendly book presents a blueprint for navigating the maze of homework, media use, and the stress of everyday routine, getting beyond the daily struggle to harness the true value of homework.
371.3028 Don
Book
Sep 2, 2014
The price of silence : a mom's perspective on mental illness Cover
Liza Long
Liza Long is the single mother of a child with an undiagnosed mental disorder. When she heard about the Newtown shooting her first thought was, "What if my son does that someday?" She wrote an emotional response to the tragedy, posted to an online journal. Now, in The Price of Silence she takes a look at how we address mental illness, especially in children, who are funneled through a system of education, mental healthcare, and juvenile detention that leads far too often to prison. In the end she asks one central question: If there's a poster child for cancer why can't there be one for mental illness?
362.2 Lon
Book
Aug 28, 2014
The village effect : how face-to-face contact can make us healthier, happier, and smarter Cover
Susan Pinker
Resonating with our most profound life experiences, this book explains why we trust other people and form lifelong bonds, and why we ignore these connections at our peril. Pinker answers crucial questions about human relationships in a digital age, such as: How important is face-to-face interaction as children develop new skills, when adults fall in love, when they negotiate business transactions, and as they age? How did humans evolve such finely-tuned barometers of trust and betrayal--and do these mechanisms work if you're not face-to-face with your partner? Here Pinker combines compelling human stories with cutting-edge science.
302 Pin
Book
Aug 26, 2014
World order Cover
Henry Kissinger
Kissinger offers his analysis of the twenty-first century's ultimate challenge: how to build a shared international order in a world of divergent historic perspectives, violent conflict, proliferating technology, and ideological extremism.
327.1 Kis
Book
Sep 17, 2014
The hidden life of wolves Cover
Jim Dutcher
Jamie Dutcher
James Manfull
Robert Redford
Detailing the emotional and social lives of the Sawtooth Pack, the authors recount wolf behavior rarely documented: grief at the death a pack mate; exuberant play and friendships; excitement over the birth of pups; and the shared role of raising young pack members, teaching them needed skills. They describe the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park and the cascade of positive results that followed. The return of wolves has helped revitalize the park's ecosystem, but the demonization of wolves continues as they struggle to reestablish their foothold in the American West.
599.773 Dut
Book
Sep 11, 2014
Budget bytes : over 100 easy, delicious recipes to slash your grocery bill in half Cover
Beth Moncel
The debut cookbook from the Internet expert on making eating cheap dependably delicious. Beth's cookbook proves cutting back on cost does not mean cutting back on taste. Budget Bytes has more than 100 simple, healthy, and delicious recipes. It also contains expert principles for saving in the kitchen--including how to combine inexpensive ingredients with expensive and information to help anyone get acquainted with his or her kitchen and get maximum use out of the freezer.
641.552 Mon
Book
Aug 27, 2014
Danielle Walker's against all grain : meals made simple : gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo recipes to make anytime Cover
Danielle (Chef) Walker
Danielle Walker has over 100 more recipes is this Meals Made Simple cookbook collection of gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo-friendly ideas for easy weeknight meals.
641.5637 Wal
Book
Sep 2, 2014
Dish do-over : swap in Greek yogurt, bake your bacon & other secrets to delicious, guilt-free cooking Cover
Jo Lusted
Dish Do-Over takes foods that you can't live without and transforms them--same great taste, but lower in calories, and healthier!
641.5638 Lus
Book
Aug 28, 2014
Everyday vegan eats : family favorites from my kitchen to yours Cover
Zsu Dever
Everyday Vegan Eats features recipes to make your own plant-based proteins and vegan dairy alternatives, making it easy, delicious, and economical to eat vegan. The book is filled with helpful tips to get the most out of vegan living, how to shop and stock the pantry, and recipes that are soy-free or gluten-free, as well.
641.5636 Dev
Book
Aug 28, 2014
Honey & oats : everyday favorites baked with whole grains and natural sweeteners Cover
Jennifer Katzinger
This whole grain, low-sugar baking book, filled with 75 recipes for light, moist, and flavorful cakes, pies, scones, cookies, muffins, bars, and breads, proves that baking with healthy ingredients doesn't have to mean sacrificing flavor or texture. These classic baked-good recipes replace sugar with honey, coconut palm sugar, maple syrup, and Sucanat and use oats and whole grains, such as teff, kamut, spelt, buckwheat, einkorn, barley, and whole-wheat flour to make delicious and more nutritious baked treats.
641.865 Kat
Book
Aug 27, 2014
In search of the perfect loaf : a home baker's odyssey Cover
Samuel Fromartz
An account of bread, bread baking, and one home baker's journey to master his craft. In 2009 Fromartz traveled to France to work in a boulangerie. So began his quest to hone his homemade baguette and his knowledge of bread, from seed to table. For the next four years, he traveled across the U.S.and Europe perfecting his breads. Along the way, he met historians, millers, farmers, wheat geneticists, sourdough biochemists, and everyone in between, learning about the history of breadmaking, the science of fermentation, and more.
641.815 Fro
Book
Sep 8, 2014
Power hungry : the ultimate energy bar cookbook Cover
Camilla V. Saulsbury
Power Hungry is the ultimate energy bar cookbook, complete with recipes and over 150 variations for protein bars, granola bars, endurance gels and more.
641.5637 Sau
Book
Aug 28, 2014
Prepare to defend yourself : ... how to navigate the healthcare system & escape with your life Cover
Matthew Minson
Now more than ever people need some form of advocacy or at least a guide to navigating some of the assaults they encounter when they are at their weakest, most vulnerable, and frightened. In here you will find tools that you can use to provide notification, capture medical information, and otherwise serve you as you deal with the healthcare system.
610 Min
Book
Aug 22, 2014
Skinny slow cooker : more than 150 calorie-smart recipes that cook while you're away Cover
A book of healthful, hearty, and delicious slow cooker recipes, from breakfast to dessert.
641.588 Ski
Book
Sep 4, 2014
The best things you can eat : for everything from aches to zzzz, the definitive guide to the nutrition-packed foods that energize, heal, and help you look great Cover
David W Grotto
The Best Things You Can Eat is a book devoted to food rankings, drawing on the latest research on food and nutrition to provide readers with an irresistible compendium of food knowledge--an authoritative, informative, and enlightening go-to resource that pits one food against and another and reveals the most beneficial foods in a variety of categories. If you've always wondered what varieties of apple pack the biggest antioxidant punch or which foods you should rely on when you've got an upset stomach (is ginger ale at the top of the list?), The Best Things You Can Eat has the answers, and even a few surprises.
613.2 Gro
Book
Sep 11, 2014
The new puberty : how to navigate early development in today's girls Cover
Louise Greenspan
Julianna Deardorff
The coming-of-age experience has changed dramatically, with girls maturing sooner than ever. Early puberty is not merely a reflection of physical changes--it's deeply psychological, too, with effects that can put a girl at higher risk for behavioral problems and long-term health challenges. The New Puberty is a guide for parents--as well as teachers, coaches, pediatricians, and family members. Drs. Greenspan and Deardorff offer strategies for supporting girls entering this complex stage of their lives and provide the roadmap to help young girls move forward with confidence, ensuring their optimal health and happiness for the future.
613.0424 Gre
Book
Sep 16, 2014
The paleo approach cookbook : a detailed guide to heal your body and nourish your soul Cover
Sarah Ballantyne
A companion cookbook to Ballantyne's The Paleo Approach--includes more than 200 recipes using healing foods; offers hundreds of recipe variations; presents food lists, meal plans, and shopping guides; shows how to keep it simple with time-saving tips and kitchen how-tos.
641.563 Bal
Book
Aug 26, 2014
Make it mighty ugly : exercises & advice for getting creative even when it ain't pretty Cover
Kim P. Werker
Fans of DIY projects and crafts will conquer their fear of failure and create their own masterpieces using this fun and inspiring handbook.The number one fear of all creative types--crafters, DIYers, makers, artists--is that failure lurks right around the corner. Crafty blogger Kim Piper Werker urges everyone to pick up their pen or paintbrush or scissors and make something mighty ugly: get that "failure" out of the way. This friendly book offers up a multi-pronged approach to overcoming creative fears through inspiring essays and anecdotes, interviews, exercises and prompts, and sage advice from all over the creative spectrum to help individuals slay their creative demons.
745.5 Wer
Book
Aug 26, 2014
Project teen : handmade gifts your teen will actually love : 21 projects to sew Cover
Melissa Mortenson
Most of us would agree that sewing something that teens will like is, without a doubt, a challenge. In Project Teen, Melissa Mortenson, sewist and mother of three teenagers, shares not only her 21 teen-approved designs, but also invaluable tips and tricks for sewing for this unique (a.k.a. picky) age group. Whether you make a stylish tech cover, a cushy study pillow, or a personalized quilt, your teen will love these handmade gifts as much as you love them.
745.59 Mor
Book
Sep 17, 2014
Why football matters : my education in the game Cover
Mark Edmundson
Essayist Mark Edmunson reflects on his own rite of passage as a high school football player to get to larger truths about the ways America's game shapes its men.
796.332 Edm
Book
Sep 4, 2014
After we kill you, we will welcome you back as honored guests : unembedded in Afghanistan Cover
Ted Rall
An account--in words and pictures--of America's longest war by graphic journalist Ted Rall. Rall traveled deep into Afghanistan--without embedding himself with U.S. soldiers, without insulating himself with flak jackets and armored SUVs--where no one else would go--to see what a decade of U.S. occupation had wrought. Kickstarter funded his effort to publish an online real-time blog of graphic journalism, documenting what was really happening on the ground, filed daily by satellite. This is the result of his reporting, an account of his effort to bring the realities of life in twenty-first-century Afghanistan to the world in the best way he knows how.
958.1047 Ral
Book
Sep 4, 2014
Canoeing the Boundary Waters wilderness : a Sawbill log Cover
Stephen Wilbers
This second volume from Stephen Wilbers holds more of the stories and adventures of canoe travels in the Boundary Waters with family and friends.
977.67 Wil
Book
Sep 11, 2014
Elvis & Ginger : Elvis Presley's fiancée and last love finally tells her story Cover
Ginger Alden
Ginger Alden has waited more than three decades to tell the story of her whirlwind romance and engagement to Elvis Presley. She sheds a frank yet personal light on the legend's final year, revealing the man behind the myth.
920 Ald
Book
Sep 2, 2014
Infidel kings and unholy warriors : faith, power, and violence in the age of crusade and jihad Cover
Brian A Catlos
Brian Catlos puts us on the ground in the Mediterranean world of 1050-1200, experiencing the sights and sounds of the region just as enlightened Islamic empires and primitive Christendom began to contest it. We learn about the siege tactics, theological disputes, and poetry of this time. And we see that people of different faiths coexisted far more frequently than we are commonly told.
909.07 Cat
Book
Aug 26, 2014
The perilous St. Croix River Valley frontier Cover
Ken Martens
This is the story of early frontier life on the St. Croix River Valley and the accidents and hardships involved in its settlement.
977.51 Mar
Book
Aug 25, 2014
Daring : my passages : a memoir Cover
Gail Sheehy
Relating the story of her unconventional life, the author of the self-help classic "Passages" recounts her challenges and victories as a groundbreaking female journalist in the 1960s, reflects on ambition, and shares her own major life passages.
B She Sheehy, Gail
Book
Sep 2, 2014
Dr. Mütter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine Cover
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
A biography of the eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities. Thomas Dent Mütter began his career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the mid-nineteenth century. Although he died at just 48, Mütter was a medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time. Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, Mütter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities as the basis of Philadelphia's Mütter Museum.
B Mut Mütter, Thomas D.
Book
Sep 4, 2014
Off the sidelines : raise your voice, change the world Cover
Kirsten Gillibrand
Elizabeth Weil
Kirsten Gillibrand, the senator, wife, and mother of two, recounts her personal journey in public service and galvanizes women to reach beyond their busy lives and make a meaningful difference in the world around them. Off the Sidelines is a playbook for women who want to step up, whether in Congress or the boardroom or the local PTA. Gillibrand shares stories of growing up the daughter and granddaughter of two trailblazing feminists in a politically active family in Albany, New York, and retraces her nonlinear path to public office.
B Gil Gillibrand, Kirsten
Book
Sep 16, 2014
Prince Harry : brother, soldier, son Cover
Penny Junor
Offers an insider's look at the life of the man who is fourth in line to Britain's throne.
B Hen Henry, Prince, grandson of Elizabeth II
Book
Sep 17, 2014
What I know for sure Cover
Oprah Winfrey
After film critic Gene Siskel asked her, "What do you know for sure?" Oprah Winfrey began writing the "What I Know For Sure" column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Saying that the question offered her a way to take "stock of her life," Oprah has penned one column a month over the last fourteen years. Now these thoughtful gems have been revised, updated, and collected in a book packed with insight and revelation from Oprah Winfrey.
B Win Winfrey, Oprah
Book
Sep 2, 2014
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Meryl Comer
362.19 Com
David W Grotto
613.2 Gro
Edward E Baptist
306.362 Bap
Louise Greenspan
Julianna Deardorff
613.0424 Gre
Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman
Rebecca (Rebecca P.) Jackson
Robert M Pressman
371.3028 Don
Sarah Ballantyne
641.563 Bal
Liza Long
362.2 Lon
Kim P. Werker
745.5 Wer
Susan Pinker
302 Pin
Melissa Mortenson
745.59 Mor
Henry Kissinger
327.1 Kis
Mark Edmundson
796.332 Edm
Jim Dutcher
Jamie Dutcher
James Manfull
Robert Redford
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Ted Rall
958.1047 Ral
Beth Moncel
641.552 Mon
Stephen Wilbers
977.67 Wil
Danielle (Chef) Walker
641.5637 Wal
Ginger Alden
920 Ald
Jo Lusted
641.5638 Lus
Brian A Catlos
909.07 Cat
Zsu Dever
641.5636 Dev
Ken Martens
977.51 Mar
Jennifer Katzinger
641.865 Kat
Gail Sheehy
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Samuel Fromartz
641.815 Fro
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
B Mut Mütter, Thomas D.
Camilla V. Saulsbury
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Kirsten Gillibrand
Elizabeth Weil
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Matthew Minson
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Penny Junor
B Hen Henry, Prince, grandson of Elizabeth II
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Oprah Winfrey
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