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Dinner made easy with Six Sisters' Stuff : time-saving recipes for busy moms / Six Sisters' Stuff.
Dinner made easy with Six Sisters' Stuff : time-saving recipes for busy moms / Six Sisters' Stuff.


Nutrition stripped : whole-food recipes made deliciously simple / McKel Hill, MS, RDN
Nutrition stripped : whole-food recipes made deliciously simple / McKel Hill, MS, RDN
Discover just how deliciously simple whole foods cooking can be with this essential cookbook, based on the popular Nutrition Stripped blog, featuring more than 100 exciting and good-for-you recipes and color photography throughout--Amazon


Fashion is freedom : how a girl from Tehran broke the rules to change her world / Tala Raassi.
Fashion is freedom : how a girl from Tehran broke the rules to change her world / Tala Raassi.
Since she was young, Tala Raassi knew her fate lay in fashion. But growing up in her beloved homeland of Iran, a woman can be punished for exposing her hair in public, let alone wearing the newest trends. Despite strict regulations, Tala developed a keen sense of style in backroom cafes and secret parties. She never imagined her behavior would land her in prison, or bring the cruel sting of a whip for the crime of wearing a mini-skirt. Tala's forty lashes didn't keep her down they fanned the flames of individuality and inspired her to embrace a new freedom in the United States. As she developed her own clothing label, her exploration into the creative, cut throat community of Western fashion opened her eyes to the ups and downs of hard work, hard decisions, and hard truths. Fashion is Freedom takes us on a journey that crosses the globe, from Colombia to Miss Universe, and inspires women everywhere to be fearless...,--Amazon.com.


Damn delicious : 100 super easy, super fast recipes / Chungah Rhee.
Damn delicious : 100 super easy, super fast recipes / Chungah Rhee.
Quick and easy doesn't have to be boring, and Rhee presents recipes that are so simple and flavor-packed that you'll reach for them often. From quickie breakfasts to speedy takeout copycats, these recipes will inspire you to whip up homemade meals that are fast, healthy, and truly damn delicious!


What great parents do : 75 simple strategies for raising kids who thrive / Erica Reischer, PhD.
What great parents do : 75 simple strategies for raising kids who thrive / Erica Reischer, PhD.
A golden rule book to parenting best practices, What Great Parents Do concisely presents key strategies to help parents reshape kids' challenging behaviors, create strong family bonds, and guide children toward becoming happy, kind, responsible adults. What Great Parents Do is an everything-you-need-to-know road map for parenting that you will consult again and again. Psychologist Erica Reischer draws on research in child development and cognitive science to distill the best information about parenting today into bite-size pieces with real examples, useful tips, and tools and techniques that parents can apply right away. This book will show you how to do what great parents do so well, including: - Great parents start with empathy - Great parents accept their kids just as they are - Great parents avoid power struggles - Great parents see the goal of discipline as learning, not punishment - Great parents know they aren't perfect. A toolbox of the most effective parenting strategies known to man, What Great Parents Do is accessible, actionable, and easy to follow--


Bouncing forward : transforming bad breaks into breakthroughs / Michaela Haas.
Bouncing forward : transforming bad breaks into breakthroughs / Michaela Haas.
The first book of its kind in the new science of posttraumatic growth: A cutting-edge look at how trauma survivors find healing and new resilience, --Amazon.com.


Real life family photography : capture love & joy through the ages & stages / Amy Drucker.
Real life family photography : capture love & joy through the ages & stages / Amy Drucker.


Libertarians on the prairie : Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the making of the Little House books / Christine Woodside.
Libertarians on the prairie : Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the making of the Little House books / Christine Woodside.
Generations of children have fallen in love with the pioneer saga of the Ingalls family, of Pa and Ma, Laura and her sisters, and their loyal dog, Jack. Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books have taught millions of Americans about frontier life, giving inspiration to many and in the process becoming icons of our national identity. Yet few realize that this cherished bestselling series wandered far from the actual history of the Ingalls family and from what Laura herself understood to be central truths about pioneer life. In this groundbreaking narrative of literary detection, Christine Woodside reveals for the first time the full extent of the collaboration between Laura and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. Rose hated farming and fled the family homestead as an adolescent, eventually becoming a nationally prominent magazine writer, biographer of Herbert Hoover, and successful novelist, who shared the political values of Ayn Rand and became a mentor to Roger Lea MacBride, the second Libertarian presidential candidate. Drawing on original manuscripts and letters, Woodside shows how Rose reshaped her mother's story into a series of heroic tales that rebutted the policies of the New Deal. Their secret collaboration would lead in time to their estrangement. A fascinating look at the relationship between two strong-willed women, Libertarians on the Prairie is also the deconstruction of an American myth--


Amazing recipe makeovers: 1/2 the fat, calories, salt, sugar : *but with all the flavor! : over 200 recipes / by the editors of Cooking Light.
Amazing recipe makeovers: 1/2 the fat, calories, salt, sugar : *but with all the flavor! : over 200 recipes / by the editors of Cooking Light.


Improbable planet : how earth became humanity's home / Hugh Ross.
Improbable planet : how earth became humanity's home / Hugh Ross.


How to read water : clues and patterns from puddles to the sea : learn to gauge depth, navigate, forecast weather and make other predictions with water / Tristan Gooley ; illustrations by Neil Gower.
How to read water : clues and patterns from puddles to the sea : learn to gauge depth, navigate, forecast weather and make other predictions with water / Tristan Gooley ; illustrations by Neil Gower.
In his eye-opening books The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs and The Natural Navigator, Tristan Gooley helped readers reconnect with nature by finding direction from the trees, stars, clouds, and more. Now, he turns his attention to our most abundant--yet perhaps least understood--resource. Distilled from his far-flung adventures--sailing solo across the Atlantic, navigating with Omani tribespeople, canoeing in Borneo, and walking in his own backyard--Gooley shares hundreds of techniques in How to Read Water,--Amazon.com.


The book : a cover-to-cover exploration of the most powerful object of our time / Keith Houston.
The book : a cover-to-cover exploration of the most powerful object of our time / Keith Houston.
Reveals how books and the materials that make them reflect the history of human civilization, tracing the development of writing, printing, illustrating, and binding to demonstrate the transition from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls to the mass-distributed books of today.


Pancakes in Paris : living the American dream in France / Craig Carlson, owner of the Breakfast in America restaurant chain.
Pancakes in Paris : living the American dream in France / Craig Carlson, owner of the Breakfast in America restaurant chain.
The heartwarming story of how one hungry American with a hankering for pancakes founded the first American-style diner in Paris--


Inside the investments of Warren Buffett : twenty cases / Yefei Lu.
Inside the investments of Warren Buffett : twenty cases / Yefei Lu.


Being human in God's world : an Old Testament theology of humanity / J. Gordon McConville.
Being human in God's world : an Old Testament theology of humanity / J. Gordon McConville.


The born again runner : a guide to overcoming excuses, injuries, and other obstacles--for new and returning runners / Pete Magill ; photographs by Diana Hernandez.
The born again runner : a guide to overcoming excuses, injuries, and other obstacles--for new and returning runners / Pete Magill ; photographs by Diana Hernandez.
From the lead author of Build Your Running Body (the best running book ever--Runners World founder Bob Anderson), a one-of-a-kind guide for everyone who wants to run but feels they can't,--Amazon.com.


The curse of cash / Kenneth S. Rogoff.
The curse of cash /  Kenneth S. Rogoff.


Wasting time on the Internet / Kenneth Goldsmith.
Wasting time on the Internet /  Kenneth Goldsmith.


The making of a racist : a Southerner reflects on family, history, and the slave trade / Charles B. Dew.
The making of a racist : a Southerner reflects on family, history, and the slave trade / Charles B. Dew.
This unique blend of memoir and history interweaves autobiography with the history of the slave trade and the American South--Provided by publisher.


Living with no excuses : the remarkable rebirth of an American soldier / Noah Galloway with Rebecca Angel Baer.
Living with no excuses : the remarkable rebirth of an American soldier / Noah Galloway with Rebecca Angel Baer.
Galloway sheds light on his upbringing in rural Alabama, his military experience, and the battle he faced to overcome losing two limbs during Operation Iraqi Freedom. From reliving the early days of life to his acceptance of his new normal after losing his arm and leg in combat, he reveals his ambition to succeed against all odds. Whether it be overcoming injury, conquering the Dancing with the Stars ballroom, or taking the next steps forward in life with his young family, Galloway demonstrates how to live life to the fullest, with no excuses.~Military hero and beloved Dancing with the Stars alum Noah Galloway shares his life story, and how losing his arm and leg in combat forced him to relearn how to live--and live to the fullest,--Amazon.com.


AARP meditations for caregivers : practical, emotional, and spiritual support for you and your family / Barry J. Jacobs, PsyD, and Julia L. Mayer, PsyD.
AARP meditations for caregivers : practical, emotional, and spiritual support for you and your family / Barry J. Jacobs, PsyD, and Julia L. Mayer, PsyD.
Being a caregiver brings strain, including burnout, depression, anxiety, missed work, adult sibling conflicts, and marital issues; but caregivers can often also grow personally and spiritually through providing care to a loved one. In AARP Meditations for Caregivers, clinical psychologists Barry Jacobs and Julie Mayer blend emotional and spiritual inspiration to minimize caregiving's strains and maximize the gains. The book helps the reader to understand caregiving as a mission and encourages her to keep one's values in mind even in the midst of caregiving stress. Divided into sections by topic of interest, each section offers meditations for caregivers. Each meditation will have three parts: an inspirational quotation at the top by a literary figure, spiritual leader, business guru, or another cultural influencer, or by a caregiver; a short, poignant story about caregivers or a telling caregiving moment drawn from our clinical and personal experiences followed by brief commentary with lessons to be learned or inspiration to be drawn; and at the end, direct psychological or hands-on advice to foster increased coping and life satisfaction--~Family caregiving has its challenges: emotional overload, time constraints, anxiety, burnout, missed work, adult sibling conflicts, and marital issues. But caregivers also grow personally and spiritually by ensuring the well-being of a loved one. In AARP Meditations for Caregivers, clinical psychologists Barry J. Jacobs and Julia L. Mayer blend emotional and spiritual motivation to maximize the gains of caregiving while minimizing the strains. The book helps readers view their caregiving as a mission from the heart, complete with chapters on accepting your feelings, embracing rewards, seeking support, and managing stress. Each section offers three-part meditations for caregivers: an inspirational quote, an anecdote drawn from the authors' personal or clinical experience, and direct psychological or hands-on advice to foster coping and life satisfaction--


The geek feminist revolution / Kameron Hurley.
The geek feminist revolution /  Kameron Hurley.
The book collects dozens of Hurley's essays on feminism, geek culture, and her experiences and insights as a genre writer, including We Have Always Fought, which won the 2013 Hugo for Best Related Work. The Geek Feminist Revolution will also feature several entirely new essays written specifically for this volume.--Amazon.com.


Autism spectrum disorder : the ultimate teen guide / Francis Tabone.
Autism spectrum disorder : the ultimate teen guide / Francis Tabone.


Naturally sweet : bake all your favorites with 30% to 50% less sugar / by the editors at America's Test Kitchen.
Naturally sweet : bake all your favorites with 30% to 50% less sugar / by the editors at America's Test Kitchen.
It's no secret that sugar is in the crosshairs right now--but simply taking the sugar out of your favorite dessert recipes can have disastrous results. Add to that the challenges inherent in using natural sweeteners (like coconut sugar, honey, and maple syrup), and it becomes clear that baking this way requires creative techniques and thoughtful solutions. Enter America's Test Kitchen. We've developed more than 100 revolutionary recipes for great-tasting baked goods and desserts that rely only on natural, less processed sweeteners. Plus, every recipe contains 30 to 50 percent less sugar overall,--back cover.


Natural color : vibrant plant dye projects for your home and wardrobe / Sasha Duerr ; photography by Aya Brackett.
Natural color : vibrant plant dye projects for your home and wardrobe / Sasha Duerr ; photography by Aya Brackett.
A book of seasonal projects using the brilliant spectrum of colors derived from plants to naturally dye your clothing and home textiles.


The perfect horse : the daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis / Elizabeth Letts.
The perfect horse : the daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis / Elizabeth Letts.
In the chaotic last days of World War II, a small troop of American soldiers captures a German spy and learns that on a secret farm behind enemy lines, Hitler has stockpiled the world's finest purebred horses in order to breed the perfect military machine--an equine master race. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food. With only hours to spare, one of the U.S. Army's last great cavalrymen, Colonel Hank Reed, makes a bold decision--with General George Patton's blessing--to mount a covert rescue operation. Racing against time, Reed's small but determined force of soldiers, aided by several turncoat Germans, steals across enemy lines in a last-ditch effort to save the horses. Pulling together this multistranded story, Elizabeth Letts introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters: Alois Podhajsky, director of the famed Spanish Riding School of Vienna, a former Olympic medalist forced to flee the bomb-ravaged Austrian capital with his entire stable in tow; Gustav Rau, Hitler's imperious chief of horse breeding, a proponent of eugenics who dreams of genetically engineering the perfect warhorse for Germany; and Tom Stewart, a senator's son who makes a daring moonlight ride on a white stallion to secure the farm's surrender. Elizabeth Letts's exhilarating tale of behind-enemy-lines adventure, courage, and sacrifice brings to life for the first time one of the most inspiring chapters in the annals of human valor.--Adapted from dust jacket.~Traces the lesser-known efforts of Hitler to build a master race of the finest purebred horses and the heroic achievements of American soldiers to rescue imperiled stolen equines from a hidden Czechoslovakian farm during a 1945 battle between Third Reich and Allied forces,--NoveList.


Pets on the couch : neurotic dogs, compulsive cats, anxious birds, and the new science of animal psychiatry / by Nicholas H. Dodman, BVMS, DACVB.
Pets on the couch : neurotic dogs, compulsive cats, anxious birds, and the new science of animal psychiatry / by Nicholas H. Dodman, BVMS, DACVB.
A celebrated veterinary behaviorist describes the practice of One Medicine, which hinges on the belief that humans and other animals have minds that work the same way, experience similar emotions and share the same neurochemistry,--NoveList.


Easy vegan breakfasts & lunches : the best way to eat plant-based on the go / Maya Sozer, chef & founder of Dreamy Loaf.
Easy vegan breakfasts & lunches : the best way to eat plant-based on the go / Maya Sozer, chef & founder of Dreamy Loaf.
Energize Your Body Throughout the Day with Flavorful Plant-Based Breakfasts, Lunches and Healthy Snacks,--NoveList.


The hungry fan's game day cookbook : 165 recipes for eating, drinking & watching sports / Daina Falk.
The hungry fan's game day cookbook : 165 recipes for eating, drinking & watching sports / Daina Falk.
Whether you're at home or in the parking lot outside the stadium, Falk wants you help you make your game day eats as exciting as the game itself. Many of the recipes in this book can be started at home and taken to the be finished at the location of your choice. Falk includes recipes from professional athletes, and includes profiles of the contributors.~Offers game-day recipes from a nationally recognized sports expert and fan, including such options as Cajun shrimp skewers, empanadas, buffalo chicken salad, and Italian hero sandwich, along with signature recipes from professional athletes.


Unlikely friendships: dogs : 37 stories of canine compassion and courage / by Jennifer S. Holland.
Unlikely friendships: dogs : 37 stories of canine compassion and courage / by Jennifer S. Holland.
A heartwarming and inspirational book for the tens of millions of dog owners and dog lovers-and the newest addition to the phenomenal Unlikely Friendship series, a publishing program with three New York Times bestselling books and, with its bestselling calendars, nearly two million copies in print. Unlikely Friendships: Dogs brings together twenty-seven new stories of canine kindness and courage, plus a handful of classic tales involving dogs from Unlikely Friendships, Unlikely Loves, and Unlikely Heroes. Meet Rex, a Belgian Malinois who learned to love and trust again through the improbable friendship of a goose. Popeye the Mastiff, who ran into a burning stable and saved seventeen terrified horses by nibbling at their hooves. And a pit bull named Dolly, whose antics with her best friend, Sheldon the tortoise, include games of tag. (Yes, picture a tortoise running after a dog!) Enhanced with beautiful full-color photographs, these true stories of camaraderie, affection, remarkable bravery are more than a lovely tribute; they are proof that dogs are every creature's best friend--


The cyber effect : a pioneering cyberpsychologist explains how human behavior changes online / Mary Aiken, PhD.
The cyber effect : a pioneering cyberpsychologist explains how human behavior changes online / Mary Aiken, PhD.
From one of the world's leading experts in cyberpsychology--a discipline that combines psychology, forensics, and technology--comes a groundbreaking exploration of the impact of technology on human behavior. In the first book of its kind, Mary Aiken applies her expertise in cyber-behavioral analysis to a range of subjects, including criminal activity on the Deep Web and Darknet; deviant behavior; Internet addictions; the impact of technology on the developing child; teenagers and the Web; cyber-romance and cyber-friendships; cyberchondria; the future of artificial intelligence; and the positive effects on our digital selves, such as online altruism--


Rampage nation : securing America from mass shootings / by Louis Klarevas.
Rampage nation : securing America from mass shootings / by Louis Klarevas.
In the past decade, no individual act of violence has killed more people in the United States than the mass shooting. This well-researched, forcefully argued book answers some of the most pressing questions facing our society: Why do people go on killing sprees? Are gun-free zones magnets for deadly rampages? What can we do to curb the carnage of this disturbing form of firearm violence? Contrary to conventional wisdom, the author shows that gun possession often prods aggrieved, mentally unstable individuals to go on shooting sprees; these attacks largely occur in places where guns are not prohibited by law; and sensible gun-control measures like the federal Assault Weapons Ban—which helped drastically reduce rampage violence when it was in effect—are instrumental to keeping Americans safe from mass shootings in the future. To stem gun massacres, the author proposes several original policy prescriptions, ranging from the enactment of sensible firearm safety reforms to an overhaul of how the justice system investigates potential active-shooter threats and prosecutes violent crimes. Calling attention to the growing problem of mass shootings, Rampage Nation demonstrates that this unique form of gun violence is more than just a criminal justice offense or public health scourge. It is a threat to American security. --Amazon.com.


The Iran wars : spy games, bank battles, and the secret deals that reshaped the Middle East / Jay Solomon.
The Iran wars : spy games, bank battles, and the secret deals that reshaped the Middle East / Jay Solomon.
This is the deeply reported, riveting account of a war waged on many levels--military, financial, covert--that most don't realize America has been engaged in for years. For over a decade, against the backdrop of the Middle East, Central Asia and the Far East, the United States and Iran have been engaged in a conflict as significant as it is hidden from view. Using a combination of economic sanctions, assassinations, global diplomacy and intelligence work, the United States has struggled to stabilize and contain what it sees as the most alarming foreign policy threat we face, while at the same time Iran has used the overthrow of Saddam Hussein and their own formidable intelligence networks and proxies to undermine the United States' foothold in the Middle East. Through missed opportunities, miscommunication, and mistrust the two nations periodically moved toward and backed away from moments of understanding and compromise. Even as Iran built up their nuclear technologies, they were eventually brought to the negotiation table under crushing sanctions. Jay Solomon provides an unprecedented glimpse into the power struggle that the United States and Iran are locked into and the machinations that led to a historic agreement.


Yarnitecture : a knitter's guide to spinning : building exactly the yarn you want / Jillian Moreno.
Yarnitecture : a knitter's guide to spinning : building exactly the yarn you want / Jillian Moreno.


We're still right, they're still wrong : the Democrats' case for 2016 / James Carville with Ryan Jacobs.
We're still right, they're still wrong : the Democrats' case for 2016 / James Carville with Ryan Jacobs.
In We're Still Right, They're Still Wrong, Carville analyzes how the Republican party has ultimately failed to deliver on its promises and how Donald J. Trump--the party's likely nominee in the 2016 presidential election--is the embodiment of that failure--and worse...--Dust jacket.


Love is all you need : the revolutionary bond-based approach to educating your dog / Jennifer Arnold.
Love is all you need : the revolutionary bond-based approach to educating your dog / Jennifer Arnold.
Arnold has always approached the education of dogs with kindness and compassion. And she'd always understood dogs to be uniquely, uncannily attuned to their human companions. She knew that the bond that developed between a person and their service dog was the single greatest predictor of that partnership's success and, conversely, failure to bond brought about anxiety and distress in dogs. But it wasn't until recent scientific findings confirmed her hands-on experience with dogs' intuitive social skills that she was willing to put this bold idea to the test: dogs who bond with us completely and unconditionally will seek to please us and, with minimal cues, can learn to make remarkably sophisticated decisions about their own behavior.


Raising wild : dispatches from a home in the wilderness / Michael P. Branch.
Raising wild : dispatches from a home in the wilderness / Michael P. Branch.
Reflections on raising two young daughters in an extreme desert landscape--Author's website.


The Mannings : the fall and rise of a football family / Lars Anderson.
The Mannings : the fall and rise of a football family / Lars Anderson.
From New York Times bestselling author Lars Anderson comes a revealing portrait of the first family of American sports,--Amazon.com.


The 15:17 to Paris : the true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes / Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Jeffrey E. Stern.
The 15:17 to Paris : the true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes / Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Jeffrey E. Stern.
On August 21, 2015, Ayoub al-Khazzani boarded the 15:17 train in Brussels, bound for Paris. Khazzani's mission was clear: he had an AK-47, a pistol, a box cutter, and enough ammunition to obliterate every passenger on the crowded train. Slipping into the bathroom in secret, he armed his weapons and prepared to launch his attack. But when he emerged, he encountered something he hadn't anticipated: three Americans who refused to give in to fear. Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone were childhood friends, taking a vacation together. They had some relevant training: Stone is a martial arts enthusiast and Airman First Class in the US Air Force; Skarlatos is an active duty member of the Oregon National Guard; and not one of the three was afraid of a fight. But their decision--to charge the gunman, then overpower him even as he turned first his gun, then his knife, on Stone--would never have happened if they hadn't had a lifetime of trust, support, and loyalty between them. This book is the gripping, true story of a terrorist attack that would have killed more than 500 people if not for their actions, but it is also the story of three American boys and their friendship. Using each hero's point of view in sequence, The 15:17 to Paris skillfully builds the drama of the attack, while weaving in the stories of the protagonists' lives, the friendship and loyalty that would come to define them, and the events that led them, inexorably, to that fateful day. The 15:17 to Paris is an amazing true story of unparalleled, unexpected courage, and people coming together against fear rather than splitting apart. It is a story of near tragedy averted by three young men who found the heroic unity and strength inside themselves that we all aspire to--


Counting the days while my mind slips away : a love letter to my family / Ben Utecht ; with Mark Tabb.
Counting the days while my mind slips away : a love letter to my family / Ben Utecht ; with Mark Tabb.
After five major concussions, NFL tight-end Ben Utecht of the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals is losing his memories. This is his powerful and emotional love letter to his wife and daughters--whom he someday may not recognize--and an inspiring message for all to live every moment fully. Emotionally powerful, inspiring, and uplifting, Ben's story will captivate and encourage you to make the most of every day and treasure all of your memories--Provided by publisher.


In Trump we trust : e pluribus awesome! / Ann Coulter.
In Trump we trust : e pluribus awesome! / Ann Coulter.
Donald Trump isn't a politician--he's a one man wrecking ball against our dysfunctional and corrupt establishment. Now Ann Coulter, with her unique insight, candor, and sense of humor, makes the definitive case for why we should all join his revolution.--


Literary Starbucks : fresh-brewed, half-caf, no-whip bookish humor / Jill Poskanzer, Wilson Josephson, and Nora Katz ; illustrated by Harry Bliss.
Literary Starbucks : fresh-brewed, half-caf, no-whip bookish humor / Jill Poskanzer, Wilson Josephson, and Nora Katz ; illustrated by Harry Bliss.
Ever wonder which intricate, elaborately-named drinks might be consumed if your favorite authors and characters wandered into a Starbucks? How many pumpkin lattes J.K. Rowling would drink? Or if Cormac McCarthy needed caffeine, which latte would be laconic enough? Look no further; LITERARY STARBUCKS explores such pressing matters with humor and erudition. Set over the course of a single day, and replete with puns and satirized literary styles, the three authors go darker, stronger, and more global than the blog in book format, including illustrations by acclaimed New Yorker cover artist and cartoonist Harry Bliss,--Amazon.com.


Writings on the wall : searching for a new equality beyond black and white / Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld.
Writings on the wall : searching for a new equality beyond black and white / Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld.
Traces the evolution of the author's views on social justice, from his youth in the civil rights era to his current role as a cultural commentator on topics ranging from race and economic inequality to music and the influence of the media.


The terror years : from al-Qaeda to the Islamic State / Lawrence Wright.
The terror years : from al-Qaeda to the Islamic State / Lawrence Wright.
Eleven powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from a more peaceful time in 1990s Israel to the recent beheadings of reporters by ISIS.With the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. This collection draws on several articles he wrote while researching that book as well as many that he's written since, following where and how Al Qaeda and its core cult-like beliefs have morphed and spread. They include: a picture of Saudi Arabia under the control of the religious police; the Syrian film industry, then compliant at the edges but already exuding a feeling of the barely masked fury that erupted into civil war; Israel and Hamas waging war over Gaza. Others continue to look into Al-Qaeda as it forms a master plan for its future, experiences a rebellion from within the organization, and spins off a growing web of terror in the world. The American response is covered in profiles of two FBI agents and a head of the CIA. It ends with the recent devastating capture and beheadings by ISIS of four American journalists and how our government handled the situation--


Company confessions : secrets, memoirs, and the CIA / Christopher Moran.
Company confessions : secrets, memoirs, and the CIA / Christopher Moran.
The absorbing and untold story of how the CIA, the world's most famous and controversial intelligence agency, has managed the problem of whistleblowers and dealt with the age-old puzzle of secrecy in an open society--~Spies are supposed to keep quiet, never betraying their agents nor discussing their operations. Somehow, this doesn't apply to the CIA, which routinely vets, and approves, dozens of books by former officers. Many of these memoirs command huge advances and attract enormous publicity. Take Valerie Plame, the CIA officer whose identity was leaked by the Bush White House in 2003 and who reportedly received $2 million for her book Fair Game. Or former CIA director George Tenet whose 2007 memoir reached no. 2 in the Amazon bestseller list, beaten only by the final Harry Potter novel. If the CIA director is allowed to publish his story, it is little wonder that regular agents are choosing to tell theirs. Company Confessions delves into the motivations those spies that write memoirs as well as the politics and policies of the CIA Publication Review Board. Astonishing facts include: the steps taken by the agency to counter such leaks including breaking into publishing houses, putting authors on trial, and secretly authorizing pro-agency 'memoirs' to repair damage to its reputation. Based on interviews, private correspondence, and declassified files, Christopher Moran examines why America's spies are so happy to spill the beans and looks at the damage done when they leak America's secrets.--


Sixty : a diary of my sixty-first year : the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning? / Ian Brown.
Sixty : a diary of my sixty-first year : the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning? / Ian Brown.
From the author of the award-winning The Boy in the Moon comes a wickedly honest and brutally funny account of the year in which Ian Brown truly realized that the man in the mirror was actually...sixty. Sixty is a report from the front, a dispatch from the Maginot Line that divides the middle-aged from the soon to be elderly. As Ian writes, 'It is the age when the body begins to dominate the mind, or vice versa, when time begins to disappear and loom, but never in a good way, when you have no choice but to admit that people have stopped looking your way, and that in fact they stopped twenty years ago.' Ian began keeping a diary with a Facebook post on the morning of February 4, 2014, his sixtieth birthday. As well as keeping a running tally on how he survived the year, Ian explored what being sixty means physically, psychologically and intellectually. 'What pleasures are gone forever? Which ones, if any, are left? What did Beethoven, or Schubert, or Jagger, or Henry Moore, or Lucien Freud do after they turned sixty?' And most importantly, 'How much life can you live in the fourth quarter, not knowing when the game might end?' With formidable candour, he tries to answer this question: 'Does aging and elderliness deserve to be dreaded--and how much of that dread can be held at bay by a reasonable human being?' For that matter, for a man of sixty, what even constitutes reasonableness?--Amazon.com.~Ian Brown began keeping a diary of his sixty-first year with a Facebook post on the morning of February 4, 2014, his sixtieth birthday. As well as wanting to maintain a running tally on how he survived the year, Brown set out to explore what being sixty means physically, psychologically, and intellectually. 'What pleasures are gone forever? Which ones, if any, are left? What did Beethoven, or Schubert, or Jagger, or Henry Moore, or Lucian Freud do after they turned sixty?' And more importantly, 'How much life can you live in the fourth quarter, not knowing when the game might end?'--Provided by publisher.


Where the Jews aren't : the sad and absurd story of Birobidzhan, Russia's autonomous region / Masha Gessen.
Where the Jews aren't : the sad and absurd story of Birobidzhan, Russia's autonomous region / Masha Gessen.
The story of the Jews in twentieth-century Russia as told through the strange history of the Soviet solution to the Jewish question. In 1929, the Soviet Union declared the area of Birobidzhan a homeland for Jews. In the late 1920s and early 19302, tens of thousands of Jews moved to Birobidzhan, chased from the shtetl by poverty, hunger, and fear. Birobidzhan was written about breathlessly by a small group of intellectuals who envisioned a home built by Jews for Jews-- a place where Jews worked the land and where Yiddish would become the common language of a post-oppression Jewish culture. The short period of state-building ended in the late 1930s with arrests and purges of the Communist Party and cultural elite. After the Second World War, Birobidzhan, now called the Jewish Autonomous Region, received a new influx of Jews. These were the dispossessed from what had once been the Pale, and most of them had lost families in the Holocaust. They had no one and no place to return to. Once again, in the late 1940s, a wave of arrests swept through Birobidzhan, frightening the Jews into silence and making them invisible. WHERE THE JEWS AREN'T is the story of the dream of Birobidzhan-- and how it became a nightmare. In Masha Gessen's haunting and haunted account, Birobidzhan becomes the cracked and crooked mirror that allows us to see the story of the history of absence and silence that is the story of Jews in twentieth-century Russia--


The private lives of the Tudors : uncovering the secrets of Britain's greatest dynasty / Tracy Borman.
The private lives of the Tudors : uncovering the secrets of Britain's greatest dynasty / Tracy Borman.
BRITISH & IRISH HISTORY. 'I do not live in a corner. A thousand eyes see all I do.' Elizabeth I. The Tudor monarchs were constantly surrounded by an army of attendants, courtiers and ministers. Even in their most private moments, they were accompanied by a servant specifically appointed for the task. A groom of the stool would stand patiently by as Henry VIII performed his daily purges, and when Elizabeth I retired for the evening, one of her female servants would sleep at the end of her bed. These attendants knew the truth behind the glamorous exterior. They saw the tears shed by Henry VII upon the death of his son Arthur. They knew the tragic secret behind 'Bloody' Mary's phantom pregnancies. And they saw the 'crooked carcass' beneath Elizabeth I's carefully applied makeup, gowns and accessories. It is the accounts of these eyewitnesses, as well as a rich array of other contemporary sources that historian Tracy Borman has examined more closely than ever before.


Beyond human : how cutting-edge science is extending our lives / Eve Herold.
Beyond human : how cutting-edge science is extending our lives / Eve Herold.
Never before in the history of medicine has mankind faced such hope and peril as those of us poised to embrace the radical medical technologies of today. Beyond Human examines the medical technologies taking shape at the nexus of computing, microelectronics, engineering, nanotechnology, cellular and gene therapies, and robotics. These technologies will dramatically transform our lives and allow us to live for hundreds of years. Yet, with these blessings come complicated practical and ethical issues, some of which we can predict, but many we cannot. Beyond Human taps the minds of doctors, scientists, and engineers engaged in developing a host of new technologies while telling the stories of some of the patients courageously testing the radical new treatments about to come into the market. Beyond Human asks the difficult questions of the scientists and bioethicists who seek to ensure that as our bodies and brains become ever more artificial, we hold onto our humanity. In this new world, will everyone have access to technological miracles, or will we end up living in a world of radical disparities? How will society accommodate life spans that extend into hundreds of years? Will we and our descendants be able to bring about the dream of a future liberated by technology, or will we end up merely serving the machines and devices that keep us healthy, smart, young, and alive? --


Necessary trouble : Americans in revolt / Sarah Jaffe.
Necessary trouble : Americans in revolt / Sarah Jaffe.


Why knowledge matters : rescuing our children from failed educational theories / E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
Why knowledge matters : rescuing our children from failed educational theories / E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
In this provocative book, influential scholar E.D. Hirsch, Jr., addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform - over-testing, teacher blaming, preschool fadeout, and the persistence of achievement gaps over time. In each case, he shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences. Drawing on recent findings in neuroscience and new data from France, he provides new evidence for the argument that a coherent, knowledge-based elementary curriculum is essential to providing the foundations for children's life success and ensuring equal opportunity for students of all backgrounds.


A return to justice : rethinking our approach to juveniles in the system / Ashley Nellis.
A return to justice : rethinking our approach to juveniles in the system / Ashley Nellis.
Juveniles who commit crimes often find themselves in court systems that do not account for their young age, but it wasn't always this way. The original aim of a separate juvenile justice system was to treat young offenders as the children they were, considering their unique child status and potential for reform. Now, after years punishing young offenders as if they were adults, the justice system is slowly making changes that would allow the original vision for juvenile justice to finally materialize. The original tenets of the juvenile justice system were slowly dismantled and replaced with a system more like the adult criminal system, one that takes no account of age. In recent years, the tide has turned again. The number of incarcerated youth has been cut in half nationally. In addition, juvenile justice practices are increasingly guided by scholarship in adolescent development that confirms important differences between youth and adults. Also, states and localities are choosing to invest in evidence-based approaches to juvenile crime prevention and intervention rather than in facilities to lock up errant youth. This book assesses the strategies and policies that have produced these important shifts in direction. Yet more needs to be done. This question now is how to take advantage of the opportunity for juvenile justice reform of the kind that would reorient the juvenile justice system to its original intent in both policy and practice, and that would return to a system that treats children as children.--Back cover.


Out of the wreck I rise : a literary companion to recovery / Neil Steinberg and Sara Bader.
Out of the wreck I rise : a literary companion to recovery / Neil Steinberg and Sara Bader.


Scrappy : a little book about choosing to play big / Terri L. Sjodin.
Scrappy : a little book about choosing to play big / Terri L. Sjodin.


Career courage : discover your passion, step out of your comfort zone, and create the success you want / Katie C. Kelley.
Career courage : discover your passion, step out of your comfort zone, and create the success you want / Katie C. Kelley.
What do you want to be when you grow up? That question nags at us long after childhood. Why is it so hard to figure out? Because finding your true calling takes courage. It means conquering fears, shedding misguided ideas, and mustering the strength to let go of a safe job and stage your next act. Career Courage serves as a personal coach through the soul-searching and planning process ahead, whether you're a college grad contemplating choices, a seasoned professional seeking new directions, or a stay-at-home mom preparing to reenter the workplace. Packed with exercises and stories of inspiring second acts, the book poses tough questions about motivation, confidence, character, risk tolerance, and more. The answers will power your journey forward as you learn to: Clarify what really matters - Express your point of view - Build strong relationships and a robust network - Stay focused on finances - Think like an entrepreneur - Prioritize a truly fulfilling life - And more A career that seemed promising can feel like a dead end today.


One : sons & daughters / photographs by Edward Mapplethorpe ; poem by Patti Smith ; foreword by Edward Mapplethorpe ; introduction by Samantha Boardman, M.D. ; essays by Andrew Solomon, Francine Prose, Adam Gopnik, Susan Orlean.
One : sons & daughters / photographs by Edward Mapplethorpe ; poem by Patti Smith ; foreword by Edward Mapplethorpe ; introduction by Samantha Boardman, M.D. ; essays by Andrew Solomon, Francine Prose, Adam Gopnik, Susan Orlean.
This publication celebrates the first birthday as a pivotal milestone in life's journey and the hope and promise of what is to come--Foreword.


Tell the truth & shame the devil : the life, legacy, and love of my son Michael Brown / Lezley McSpadden, with Lyah Beth LeFlore.
Tell the truth & shame the devil : the life, legacy, and love of my son Michael Brown / Lezley McSpadden, with Lyah Beth LeFlore.
When Michael Orlandus Darrion Brown was born, he was adored and doted on by his aunts, uncles, grandparents, his father, and most of all by his sixteen-year-old mother, who nicknamed him Mike Mike. Lezley McSpadden never imagined that her son's name would inspire the resounding chants of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. In Tell the truth & shame the devil, McSpadden picks up the pieces of the tragedy that shook her life and the country to its core, and reveals the unforgettable story of her life, her son, and their truth.--Dust jacket.


How everything became war and the military became everything : tales from the Pentagon / Rosa Brooks.
How everything became war and the military became everything : tales from the Pentagon / Rosa Brooks.
A former top Pentagon official, daughter of anti-war activists, wife of an Army Green Beret and human rights activist presents a scholarly examination of how a constant state of war is contrary to America's founding values, undermines international rules and compromises future security. --Publisher


Almighty : courage, resistance, and existential peril in the nuclear age / Dan Zak.
Almighty : courage, resistance, and existential peril in the nuclear age / Dan Zak.
A riveting, chilling tale of how a group of ragtag activists infiltrated one of the most secure nuclear weapons sites in the United States, told alongside a broader history of America's nuclear stewardship, from the early stages of the Manhattan Project to our country's never-ending investment in nuclear weaponry. On Saturday, July 28, 2012, three senior citizens broke into one of the most secure nuclear weapons facilities in the world. An eighty-two-year-old Catholic nun, a Vietnam veteran, and a house painter infiltrated the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, complex in the dead of night, smearing the walls with human blood and spray-painting quotes from the Bible. Then they waited to be arrested. What was a simple plan--one far more successful than even its perpetrators expected -- spawned a complex discussion. Among the questions that the infiltration raised: How did three unarmed civilians manage to penetrate one of the most heavily guarded locations in the world, nicknamed the 'Fort Knox of Uranium'? Why does the United States continue to possess more nuclear weaponry than is needed to destroy global civilization many times over? And what does this mean for the day-to-day safety of Americans? In Almighty, Washington Post writer Dan Zak begins with the present-day axis of a seventy-year-old story, exploring how events of the twentieth century -- including the prophecies of a farmer-turned-ascetic named John Hendrix and the early stages of the Manhattan Project in Morningside Heights -- led to one of the most successful and high-profile demonstrations of anti-nuclear activism--Amazon.com.


Trump : a graphic biography / Ted Rall.
Trump : a graphic biography / Ted Rall.


Carry on : a story of resilience, redemption, and an unlikely family / Lisa Fenn.
Carry on : a story of resilience, redemption, and an unlikely family / Lisa Fenn.
Leroy Sutton, who lost his legs in a childhood train accident, could often be found riding on the back of Dartanyon Crockett, who was legally blind and had no permanent place to call home. Initially drawn together by their handicaps, the boys soon developed a brother-like bond. When one wrestled, the other sat on the edge of the mat, and their cheerful friendship was a source of inspiration throughout the halls of their high school. As Lisa Fenn filmed a feature about this remarkable friendship for ESPN, she grew to understand the suffering Leroy and Dartanyon had endured, and she fought for their trust and their confidence. The three formed a surprising and meaningful connection, and once the television story ended, Lisa realized she couldnt just walk away.


A square meal : a culinary history of the Great Depression / Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe.
A square meal : a culinary history of the Great Depression / Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe.
From the author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced--the Great Depression--and how it transformed America's culinary culture. The decade-long Great Depression, a period of shifts in the country's political and social landscape, forever changed the way America eats. Before 1929, America's relationship with food was defined by abundance. But the collapse of the economy, in both urban and rural America, left a quarter of all Americans out of work and undernourished--shattering long-held assumptions about the limitlessness of the national larder... A Square Meal examines the impact of economic contraction and environmental disaster on how Americans ate then--and the lessons and insights those experiences may hold for us today. A Square Meal features 25 black-and-white photographs--


Uproot : travels in twenty-first-century music and digital culture / Jace Clayton.
Uproot : travels in twenty-first-century music and digital culture / Jace Clayton.


Crochet taxidermy : 30 quirky animal projects, from mouse to moose / Taylor Hart.
Crochet taxidermy : 30 quirky animal projects, from mouse to moose / Taylor Hart.


Close encounters of the furred kind / Tom Cox.
Close encounters of the furred kind /  Tom Cox.
Close Encounters of the Furred Kind is the follow-up to the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller The Good, The Bad, and the Furry. Like The Good, The Bad, and the Furry, it tells the story of Tom Cox's life with his charismatic cats--The Bear, Shipley, Ralph, and recent recruit Roscoe.--


Camp Sunset : a modern camper's guide to the great outdoors / edited by Elaine Johnson and the editors of Sunset ; with Matt Jaffe.
Camp Sunset : a modern camper's guide to the great outdoors / edited by Elaine Johnson and the editors of Sunset ; with Matt Jaffe.


Wild America / David Muench & Roly Smith.
Wild America /  David Muench & Roly Smith.
Wild America : A personal celebration of the National Parks. Wild America brings together David Muench, the eminent wilderness photographer, with Roly Smith, the respected travel writer. This book celebrates their personal selection of America's National Parks and protected areas. Its publication marks the centenary of the 'Organic Act', the federal law that established the world's first National Park Service. Share their personal experiences, in words and superb photographs, of 21 of America's stunning wilderness,--page [4] of cover.


The after party : poems / Jana Prikryl.
The after party : poems / Jana Prikryl.
A debut collection from a major new voice in contemporary poetry--


Make your own ideabook : create handmade art journals and bound keepsakes to store inspiration and memories / photography, Ragnar Hartvig ; [illustrations and collages, Arne & Carlos ; stylist, Ingrid Skaansar].
Make your own ideabook : create handmade art journals and bound keepsakes to store inspiration and memories / photography, Ragnar Hartvig ; [illustrations and collages, Arne & Carlos ; stylist, Ingrid Skaansar].
A keepsake; a treasure trove; a work of art; a source of inspiration; a method of organization; a peek inside the chaos and creativity of our own minds. An ideabook can be any one of these, or all of them, or something else entirely: a collection of memories, a way to store recipes or patterns, a genealogical journal, a planner for a wedding or renovation or garden ... With Arne and Carlo's ... handcrafting genius to guide you, learn how you can make and enjoy your own ideabooks--to celebrate, remember, or reach out for all that lies ahead--Amazon.com.


Favorite fabric bowls, boxes & vases : 15 quick-to-make projects - 45 inspiring variations / Linda Johansen.
Favorite fabric bowls, boxes & vases : 15 quick-to-make projects - 45 inspiring variations / Linda Johansen.


Modern roots--today's quilts from yesterday's inspiration : 12 projects inspired by patchwork from 1840 to 1970 / Bill Volckening.
Modern roots--today's quilts from yesterday's inspiration : 12 projects inspired by patchwork from 1840 to 1970 / Bill Volckening.


Building wealth one house at a time / John W. Schaub.
Building wealth one house at a time /  John W. Schaub.
Make your first million and earn a steady income with this updated, essential guide to real estate investing. The collapse in real estate prices from 2007 through 2012 was the most significant event in the real estate industry since the Great Depression. But today, with the real estate market rebounding, a new generation of investors is entering the field, eager to make their fortune. Building Wealth One House at a Time, 2nd Edition provides you with a practical way to create wealth through an ethical approach of buying, financing, and managing property. Renowned real estate expert John W. Schaub takes you through his 9-step program and explains how to accumulate one million dollars worth of houses debt free in any market, while earning a steady cash flow. This invaluable guide presents fresh strategies for buying and financing property, reflected in six new chapters on topics such as real estate cycles, financing real estate purchases, negotiation techniques, and retirement investing.


A farmer's world : the 1861 diary of Harvey Devoe, Knox County, Ohio / by Alan Borer.
A farmer's world : the 1861 diary of Harvey Devoe, Knox County, Ohio / by Alan Borer.


The boy who runs : the odyssey of Julius Achon / John Brant.
The boy who runs : the odyssey of Julius Achon / John Brant.
Julius Achon is the director of the Achon Uganda Children's Fund, a charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life in rural Uganda. He was captured at 12 and turned into a boy soldier; then miraculously found a career as one of the world's foremost middle-distance runners. How these life jumps happened is told here.


Seven skeletons : the evolution of the world's most famous human fossils / Lydia Pyne.
Seven skeletons : the evolution of the world's most famous human fossils / Lydia Pyne.
A science historian describes seven famous ancestral fossils that have become known around the world, including the three-foot tall hobbit from Flores, the Neanderthal of La Chapelle, the Taung Child, the Piltdown Man hoax, Peking Man, Australopithecus sediba and Lucy,--NoveList.


The rest I will kill : William Tillman and the unforgettable story of how a free black man refused to become a slave / Brian McGinty.
The rest I will kill : William Tillman and the unforgettable story of how a free black man refused to become a slave / Brian McGinty.


The euro : how a common currency threatens the future of Europe / Joseph E. Stiglitz.
The euro : how a common currency threatens the future of Europe / Joseph E. Stiglitz.
Discusses how the 2008 financial crisis revealed the shortcomings of the euro and how it has caused Europe's economic stagnation, and outlines three possible plans for moving forward.


Troubled refuge : struggling for freedom in the Civil War / Chandra Manning.
Troubled refuge : struggling for freedom in the Civil War / Chandra Manning.
Even before shots were fired at Fort Sumter, slaves recognized that their bondage was at the root of the war, and they began running to the Union army. By the war's end, nearly half a million had taken refuge behind Union lines in improvised contraband camps. These were crowded and dangerous places, with conditions approaching those of a humanitarian crisis, yet families and individuals took unimaginable risks to reach them, and they became the first places where many Northerners would come to know former slaves en masse. Drawing on records of the Union and Confederate armies, the letters and diaries of soldiers, transcribed testimonies of former slaves, and more, Manning sweeps us along, from the contraband camps, sharing insight and stories of individuals and armies on the move, to debates in the halls of Congress. The alliances between former slaves and Union soldiers which were warily begun in the contraband camps would forge a dramatically new but highly imperfect alliance between the government and the African Americans. That alliance would outlast the war, and help destroy slavery and ward off the very acute and surprisingly tenacious danger of re-enslavement. It also raised, for the first time, humanitarian questions about refugees in wartime and legal questions about civil and military authority with which we still wrestle, as well as redefined American citizenship, to the benefit but also to the lasting cost of African Americans. --


The kite and the string : how to write with spontaneity and control-- and live to tell the tale / Alice Mattison.
The kite and the string : how to write with spontaneity and control-- and live to tell the tale / Alice Mattison.
A targeted and insightful guide to the stages of writing fiction and memoir without falling into common traps, while wisely navigating the writing life, from an award-winning author and longtime teacher.


A call to mercy : hearts to love, hands to serve / Mother Teresa ; compiled and with a preface and introduction by Brian Kolodiejchuk, MC.
A call to mercy : hearts to love, hands to serve / Mother Teresa ; compiled and with a preface and introduction by Brian Kolodiejchuk, MC.
A collection of unpublished material from the remarkable woman of faith offers her wisdom on showing compassion in daily life and includes prayers and suggestions for putting these ideas into practice.


Inspiralize everything : an apples-to-zucchini encyclopedia of spiralizing / Ali Maffucci.
Inspiralize everything : an apples-to-zucchini encyclopedia of spiralizing / Ali Maffucci.
Since Ali Maffucci first launched Inspiralized, home cooks have been able to turn their favorite high-carb, high-calorie dishes into clean meals that fit into any diet, from paleo to vegan to gluten-free to raw. The creator of the wildly popular blog and the author of the runaway bestselling cookbook spiralizing, Ali is indisputably the authority on the topic. Now, with this ultimate guide, shes making it easier than ever for you to spiralize every meal,--Amazon.com.


Born bright : a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America / C. Nicole Mason.
Born bright : a young girl's journey from nothing to something in America / C. Nicole Mason.
'Standing on the stage, I felt exposed and like an intruder. In these professional settings, my personal experiences with hunger, poverty, and episodic homelessness, often go undetected. I had worked hard to learn the rules and disguise my beginning in life ... ' So begins C. Nicole Mason's powerful memoir, a story of reconciliation, constrained choices and life on the other side of the tracks. Born in the 1970s in Los Angeles, California, Mason was raised by a beautiful, but volatile 16-year-old single mother. Early on, she learned to navigate between an unpredictable home life and school where she excelled. By high school, Mason was seamlessly straddling two worlds. The first, a cocoon of familiarity where street smarts, toughness and the ability to survive won the day. The other, foreign and unfamiliar with its own set of rules, not designed for her success. In her Advanced Placement classes and outside of her neighborhood, she felt unwelcomed and judged because of the way she talked, dressed and wore her hair. After moving to Las Vegas to live with her paternal grandmother, she worked nights at a food court in one of the Mega Casinos while finishing school. Having figured out the college application process by eavesdropping on the few white kids in her predominantly Black and Latino school along with the help of a long ago high school counselor, Mason eventually boarded a plane for Howard University, alone and with $200 in her pocket. While showing us her own path out of poverty, Mason examines the conditions that make it nearly impossible to escape and exposes the presumption harbored by many--that the poor don't help themselves enough--


Artist's painting techniques / Bob Bridle, senior editor ; Alison Gardner, senior art editor.
Artist's painting techniques /  Bob Bridle, senior editor ; Alison Gardner, senior art editor.


The art of rivalry : four friendships, betrayals, and breakthroughs in modern art / Sebastian Smee.
The art of rivalry : four friendships, betrayals, and breakthroughs in modern art / Sebastian Smee.
Picasso & Matisse. Manet & Degas. Pollack & de Kooning. Lucian Freud & Francis Bacon. This is the story of four pairs of artists-- each linked by friendship and a spirit of competitiveness. Taken together, they form an impressive lineage stretching across more than 150 years. But in each case, these relationships had a flashpoint, a damaging psychological event that seemed to mark both an end and a new beginning, a break that led onto new creative innovations--


Leave this song behind : teen poetry at its best / edited by Stephanie H. Meyer, John Meyer, Adam Halwitz, and Cindy W. Spertner.
Leave this song behind : teen poetry at its best / edited by Stephanie H. Meyer, John Meyer, Adam Halwitz, and Cindy W. Spertner.
This anthology of poems written by teens was selected and assembled from the 27 years of submissions to Teen Ink magazine.


Fix-it and forget-it 5-ingredient favorites : comforting slow-cooker recipes / by Phyllis Good.
Fix-it and forget-it 5-ingredient favorites : comforting slow-cooker recipes / by Phyllis Good.


 

 

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