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Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines with Marah Stets
COOKING REGIONAL GAI
Collects more than one hundred classic recipes for meals, snacks, desserts, and small plates, including chicken pot pie, asparagus and fontina quiche, overnight French toast, and fried chicken with sticky poppy seed jam.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
GARDEN KIN
"Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, [this book] makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life, and diversified farms at the center of the American diet" Big Fiction Author
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker
HEALTH WAL
Offers a look at sleep and dreaming that incorporates the important discoveries of the last two decades regarding their purpose, addressing their importance in such functions as learning, logical thinking, emotional regulation, and metabolism.
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger, Gene Stone
HEALTH NUTRITION GRE
The founder of NutritionFacts.org provides a guide to the foods proven to help prevent the fifteen leading causes of disease-related death. also a cookbook in COOKING HEALTHY
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
HISTORY US COA
Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings--moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of race, whether through his myth-busting professors at Howard University, a trip to a Civil War battlefield with a rogue historian, a journey to Chicago's South Side to visit aging survivors of 20th century America's 'long war on black people, ' or a visit with the mother of a beloved friend who was shot down by the police."
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
HISTORY US 20TH ORL
Reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, the 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire, while exploring the crucial role that libraries play in modern American culture.
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things that Happened by Allie Brosh
HUMOR GRAPHIC BRO
Collects autobiographical, illustrated essays and cartoons from the author's popular blog and related new material that humorously and candidly deals with her own idiosyncrasies and battles with depression.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
LAW STE
The executive director of a social advocacy group that has helped relieve condemned prisoners explains why justice and mercy must go hand-in-hand through the story of Walter McMillian, a man condemned to death row for a murder he didn't commit.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
SCIENCE HAR
Explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human. Sequels now available.
Rising Strong by Brené Brown
SELFHELP BRO
The author explores what it takes to get back up in times of vulnerability, and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Big self help author - lots of titles.
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmon
SOCSCI DES
A Harvard sociologist examines the challenge of eviction as a formidable cause of poverty in America, revealing how millions of people are wrongly forced from their homes and reduced to cycles of extreme disadvantage that are reinforced by dysfunctional legal systems.
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
SOCSCI VANC
Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
SOCSCI DEATH ROA
A look inside the world of forensics examines the use of human cadavers in a wide range of endeavors, including research into new surgical procedures, space exploration, and a Tennessee human decay research facility. Roach has great titles all over ANF on different subjects.
Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
SOCSCI PSYCH GLA
Explores the process by which people make decisions, explaining how the difference between good and bad decision making is directly related to the details on which people focus, and offers advice on how to improve decision making skills. Huge author, many titles current best seller.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
SOCSCI PSYCH GOT
From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world—where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
SPORTS BRO
Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder and a homeless teen rower.
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson.
TRAVELOG BRY
Bryson shares his breath-taking adventures and the fascinating history of the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, as he travels slowly on foot. Big author with lots of titles.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
TCRIME GRA
Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe
TCRIME KEE
Documents the notorious abduction and murder of Jean McConville in 1972 Belfast, exploring how the case reflected the brutal conflicts of Northern Ireland and their ongoing repercussions.
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
TCRIME LAR
An account of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 relates the stories of two men who shaped the history of the event--architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and serial killer Herman Mudgett.