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Celebrate wool appliqué : 30 folk art projects 7 gift sets / Deborah Gale Tirico.

Celebrate wool appliqué : 30 folk art projects 7 gift sets / Deborah Gale Tirico.


Dairy-free keto cooking : a nutritional approach to restoring health and wellness with 160 squeaky-clean low-carb, high-fat recipes / Kyndra D. Holley.

Dairy-free keto cooking : a nutritional approach to restoring health and wellness with 160 squeaky-clean low-carb, high-fat recipes / Kyndra D. Holley.
Dairy-Free Keto Cooking features something for everyone. If you suffer from dairy intolerances or food allergies, this is the book for you. If you are someone who just loves easy to make, delicious food, then this book is for you. Kyndra has truly thought of everything, including suggestions for adding or reintroducing dairy for all the cheese loving, quesophiles.--


Ten years a nomad : a traveler's journey home / Matthew Kepnes.

Ten years a nomad : a traveler's journey home / Matthew Kepnes.
New York Times bestselling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, Matthew Kepnes knows what it feels like to get the travel bug. After meeting some travelers on a trip to Thailand in 2005, he realized that living life meant more than simply meeting society's traditional milestones, such as buying a car, paying a mortgage, and moving up the career ladder. Inspired by them, he set off for a year-long trip around the world before he started his career. He finally came home after ten years. Over 500,000 miles, 1,000 hostels, and 90 different countries later, Matt has compiled his favorite stories, experiences, and insights into this travel manifesto. Filled with the color and perspective that only hindsight and self-reflection can offer, these stories get to the real questions at the heart of wanderlust. Travel questions that transcend the basic how-to, and plumb the depths of what drives us to travel -- and what extended travel around the world can teach us about life, ourselves, and our place in the world. Ten Years a Nomad is for travel junkies, the travel-curious, and anyone interested in what you can learn about the world when you don't have a cable bill for a decade or spend a month not wearing shoes living on the beach in Thailand.--Amazon.com.


The fifth domain : defending our country, our companies, and ourselves in the age of cyber threats / Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake.

The fifth domain : defending our country, our companies, and ourselves in the age of cyber threats / Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake.
Presents an urgent assessment of how governments, businesses, and everyday citizens can counter and prevent attacks by criminal hackers determined to create a digital war zone.


They called us enemy / George Takei, Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott ; [art by] Harmony Becker.

They called us enemy / George Takei, Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott ; [art by] Harmony Becker.
A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's -- and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten relocation centers, hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard. They Called Us Enemy is Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future. What is American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do? To answer these questions, George Takei joins co-writers Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker for the journey of a lifetime.


American carnage : on the front lines of the Republican civil war and the rise of President Trump / Tim Alberta.

American carnage : on the front lines of the Republican civil war and the rise of President Trump / Tim Alberta.
Politico Magazine's chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider's look at the making of the modern Republican Party--how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the unlikeliest of insurgents: Donald J. Trump.--Page [2] of cover.


On the clock : what low-wage work did to me and how it drives America insane / Emily Guendelsberger.

On the clock : what low-wage work did to me and how it drives America insane / Emily Guendelsberger.
When Guendelsberger took a pre-Christmas job at an Amazon fulfillment center outside Louisville, Kentucky, the vending machines were stocked with painkillers, and the staff turnover was dizzying. In the new year she traveled to North Carolina to work at a call center, a place where even bathroom breaks were timed to the second. Then she was hired at a San Francisco McDonald's, narrowly escaping revenge-seeking customers who pelted her with condiments. Here she takes us behind the scenes of the fastest-growing segment of the American workforce to understand how workers went from being the most expensive element of production to the cheapest-- and how low wage jobs have been remade to serve the ideals of efficiency, at the cost of humanity. -- adapted from jacket~A college-educated young professional details the grueling realities of hourly labor for the fastest-growing segment of the American workforce while outlining strategies for more humane employment practices.


A beginner's guide to the end : practical advice for living life and facing death / Bruce J Miller, Shoshana Berger ; illustrations by Marina Luz.

A beginner's guide to the end : practical advice for living life and facing death / Bruce J Miller, Shoshana Berger ; illustrations by Marina Luz.
The first ever practical, compassionate, and comprehensive guide to dying--and living fully until you do. There is nothing wrong with you for dying, palliative care doctor BJ Miller and Shoshana Berger write in A Beginner's Guide to the End. Our ultimate purpose here isn't so much to help you die as it is to free up as much life as possible until you do. Theirs is a clear-eyed and big-hearted action plan for approaching the end of life, written to help readers feel more in control of an experience that so often seems anything but. Their book offers everything from step-by-step instructions for how to do your paperwork and navigate the healthcare system to answers to questions you might be afraid to ask your doctor, like whether or not sex is still okay when you're sick. You'll be walked through how to break the news to your employer, whether to share old secrets with your family, how to face friends who might not be as empathetic as you'd hoped, and to how to talk to your children about your will. (Don't worry: if anyone gets snippy, it'll likely be their spouses, not them.) There are also lessons for survivors, like how shut down a loved one's social media accounts, clean out the house, and write a great eulogy. An honest, surprising, and detailed-oriented guide to the most universal of all experiences, A Beginner's Guide to the End is the one book that everyone needs--


Magician trilogy Volume 1, Alice's story / story based on the novel The magicians by Lev Grossman ; written by Lilah Sturges; illustrated by Pius Bak ; colored by Dan Jackson ; lettered by Mike Fiorentino.

Magician trilogy Volume 1, Alice's story /  story based on the novel The magicians by Lev Grossman ; written by Lilah Sturges; illustrated by Pius Bak ; colored by Dan Jackson ; lettered by Mike Fiorentino.
The Magicians : Alice's Story is an all new chapter set in the world of The Magicians trilogy of novels by New York Times bestselling author Lev Grossman that retells the events of the first novel through fan-favorite character Alice Quinn. Alice Quinn is manifestly brilliant, and she's always known that magic is real. During her years at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, she rises to the top of her class, falls in love with Quentin Coldwater, and witnesses a horrifically magical creature invade their dimension. It's not soon after graduation when Alice, Quentin, and their friends set their sights on the idyllic setting of Fillory--a place thought to only live in the pages of their favorite children's books--where magic flows like rivers . . . But in this magical realm nothing is what it seems and something darker lies behind the spellbinding facade. It is in the darkness where Alice will discover her true calling and her life, and those friends, forever changed--Amazon.com.


Powerful teaching : unleash the science of learning / Pooja K. Agarwal and Patrice M. Bain.

Powerful teaching : unleash the science of learning / Pooja K. Agarwal and Patrice M. Bain.


The adventure zone Volume 2, Murder on the Rockport Limited! / based on the podcast by Griffin McElroy, Clint McElroy, Travis McElroy, Justin McElory ; adaptation by Clint McElroy, Carey Pietsch ; art by Carey Pietsch.

The adventure zone Volume 2, Murder on the Rockport Limited! /  based on the podcast by Griffin McElroy, Clint McElroy, Travis McElroy, Justin McElory ; adaptation by Clint McElroy, Carey Pietsch ; art by Carey Pietsch.
In the second Adventure Zone graphic novel (adapted from the McElroy family's wildly popular D&D podcast), we rejoin hero-adjacent sort-of-comrades-in-arms Taako, Magnus, and Merle on a wild careen through a D&D railroad murder mystery. This installment has a little of everything: a genius child detective, an axe-wielding professional wrestler, a surly wizard, cursed magical artifacts, and a pair of meat monsters. You know, the usual things you find on a train--


I'm staying at Richard's : raising the exceptional son I never expected / Bernadette Agius.

I'm staying at Richard's : raising the exceptional son I never expected / Bernadette Agius.
When Bernadette Agius--an ambitious career-focused woman--became pregnant, she imagined her unborn child attending the best schools and dazzling everyone with his impressive wit, charm, and intelligence. But when the doctors placed her baby boy in her arms and told Bernadette he had Down syndrome, those dreams instantly disappeared. While her first impulse was to fight against this new reality, she soon found the strength to become the champion her son, Richard, would need and deserved. With the help of her husband and a newfound village of professionals, Bernadette forged a new life, discovering along the way that everyone has a different version of normal. Ultimately Richard, now thirty, was able to defy expectation and become an independent adult.--Goodreads.


All my friends have issues : building remarkable relationships with imperfect people (like me) / Amanda Anderson.

All my friends have issues : building remarkable relationships with imperfect people (like me) / Amanda Anderson.


Escalante's dream : on the trail of the Spanish discovery of the Southwest / David Roberts.

Escalante's dream : on the trail of the Spanish discovery of the Southwest / David Roberts.
In July 1776 a pair of Franciscan friars, Francisco Atanasio Domínguez and Silvestre Vélez de Escalante, were charged by the governor of New Mexico with discovering a route across the unknown Southwest to the new Spanish colony in California. They had other goals as well, some of them secret: converting the indigenous natives along the way to the true faith, discovering a semi-mythical paradise known as Teguayó, hunting for sources of gold and silver, and paving the way for Spanish settlements from Santa Fe to Monterey.In strict terms, the expedition failed. Running out of food and beset by an early winter, the twelve-man team gave up in what is now western Utah. The retreat to Santa Fe became an ordeal of survival. The men were reduced to eating their own horses while they searched for a crossing of the raging Colorado River in Glen Canyon. Seven months after setting out, Domínguez and Escalante staggered back to Santa Fe. Yet in the course of their 1,700-mile voyage, the explorers discovered more land unknown to Europeans than Lewis and Clark would encounter a quarter-century later.Other writers, using Escalante's brilliant and quirky diary as a guide, have retraced the expedition route, but David Roberts is the first to dig beneath its pages to question and ponder every turn of the team's decision-making and motivation. Roberts weaves the personal and the historical narratives into a gripping journey of discovery through the magnificent American Southwest. --Publisher


Super thinking : the big book of mental models / Gabriel Weinberg [and] Lauren McCann.

Super thinking : the big book of mental models / Gabriel Weinberg [and] Lauren McCann.
The world's greatest problem-solvers, forecasters, and decision-makers all rely on a set of frameworks and shortcuts that help them cut through complexity and separate good ideas from bad ones. They're called mental models, and you can find them in dense textbooks on psychology, physics, economics, and more.--Page [4] of cover.


Proclaim liberty throughout the land : the Hebrew bible in the United States : a sourcebook / editors: Meir Y. Soloveichik, Matthew Holbreich, Jonathan Silver, Stuart Halpern.

Turning to the Hebrew Bible for inspiration, solidarity, comfort, and purpose, as the members of the First Continental Congress did, is a common theme in American history. In fact, one cannot understand the American political tradition without understanding America's relationship with the Five Books of Moses. This sourcebook assembles the primary sources of American public history and allows the reader to hear the Hebraic echoes that have formed the cultural vocabulary of the Puritan settlers, revolutionaries, African slaves, leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, and the broader population.--Goodreads.


Raised-bed gardening for beginners : everything you need to know to start and sustain a thriving garden / Tammy Wylie.

Raised-bed gardening for beginners : everything you need to know to start and sustain a thriving garden / Tammy Wylie.
Learn all about raised beds--and up your gardening game. Worried about space? Interested in bigger and better yields? Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners shows you all the amazing advantages of raised-bed gardens--and how easy creating them can be. A complete primer for fresh and experienced planters alike, this book contains everything you need to know to start a happy and healthy raised-bed garden. Learn to build your bed, select the right plants, and so much more. Simple guides will have even the greenest gardeners serving up freshly picked vegetables in no time. Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners includes: Raised-bed gardening 101--From constructing a planting box to mixing and maintaining soil, step-by-step instructions make getting started easy. From greenhouse to green thumb--Help your garden thrive with detailed suggestions for crop rotation, partner planting, and seed starting. Perfect picks--Full profiles--plus growing and harvesting tips--for 30 popular and beginner-friendly plants make choosing the right ones for your garden a cinch.


Break through the noise : the nine rules to capture global attention / Tim Staples and Josh Young.

Break through the noise : the nine rules to capture global attention / Tim Staples and Josh Young.
The internet is an extremely noisy place. Why does some content break through and reach millions of people--while so much else doesn't? The odds of landing your video on YouTube's front page are a staggering one in two million. But Tim Staples has beaten those odds thirty-five times and has built a thriving business in the process. As the CEO of Shareability, Staples launched a multimillion-dollar headphone brand by filming soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo in disguise--all while not spending a nickel on traditional advertising. Staples and his colleagues lifted a small pet food company from obscurity to an IPO on the power of two hit YouTube videos. Plus, they helped propel Cricket Wireless to the most shared brand of its kind, by using social media to make people smile. In [this book], Staples reveals his pioneering nine-step approach to winning global mention for your brand--without spending a fortune. Far from being just another empty promise on how to make your content go viral, this book offers a real roadmap to understanding how content spreads online. Through the powerful concept of 'shareability' you'll learn how to make the intricate algorithms of major social platforms work for you. Whether you're an executive, an entrepreneur, or an Instagram star in the making, this is the one book that will give you the secret sauce on how to break through the noise and to take your brand farther than you ever thought possible.--Dust jacket.


What do we need men for? : a modest proposal / E. Jean Carroll.

What do we need men for? : a modest proposal / E. Jean Carroll.
When E. Jean Carroll--possibly the liveliest woman in the world and author of the Ask E. Jean advice column in Elle Magazine, realized that her eight million readers and question-writers all seemed to have one thing in common--problems caused by men--she hit the road. Crisscrossing the country with her blue-haired poodle, Lewis Carroll, E. Jean stopped in every town named after a woman between Eden, Vermont and Tallulah, Louisiana to ask women the crucial question: What Do We Need Men For? E. Jean gave her rollicking road trip a sly, stylish turn when she deepened the story, creating a list called The Most Hideous Men of My Life, and began to reflect on her own sometimes very dark history with the opposite sex. What advice would she have given to her past selves--as Miss Cheerleader USA and Miss Indiana University? Or as the fearless journalist, television host, and eventual advice columnist she became? E. Jean intertwines the stories of the fascinating people she meets on her road trip with her horrible history with the male sex (including mafia bosses, media titans, boyfriends, husbands, a serial killer, and a president), creating a decidedly dark yet hopeful, hilarious, and thrilling narrative. Her answer to the question What Do We Need Men For? will shock men and delight women.


Unfuck your intimacy : using science for better relationships, sex, & dating / Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN.

Unfuck your intimacy : using science for better relationships, sex, & dating / Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN.
Explore your relationships and sexuality, with yourself and with others, with this new book by Dr. Faith, author of bestselling Unfuck Your Brain. Written particularly for people who are in intimate relationships, but also incredibly useful if you're single or dating and trying to unpack your past or plan for your future. With science and humor, Dr. Faith demystifies topics such as kink, consent, shame, and trauma recovery. Contains many exercises and questions to think, talk, or write about, on your own or with a partner. Read this book to learn vital life skills like listening to your body and your gut, setting boundaries, and communicating your needs. If you're looking to heal from past wounds, make better choices, or improve an existing relationship, this book is for you. Better sex and relationships are totally possible! You've got this. This book speaks to so many of the possible ways of being intimate with yourself and others. Whether you're queer, straight, trans, ace, demi, aro, are dealing with past abuse or societal bullshit, or have no freaking clue what's going on with you yet, Dr. Faith's got you covered.--Amazon.com.


Survive and thrive in your job search : the team networking group process to your next job / Dale hinshaw, Tom Falconer, and Mike Johnson

Survive and thrive in your job search : the team networking group process to your next job / Dale hinshaw, Tom Falconer, and Mike Johnson


Zak George's guide to a well-behaved dog : proven solutions to the most common training problems for all ages, breeds, and mixes / by Zak George with Dina Roth Port.

Zak George's guide to a well-behaved dog : proven solutions to the most common training problems for all ages, breeds, and mixes / by Zak George with Dina Roth Port.


It's the manager : Gallup finds the quality of managers and team leaders is the single biggest factor in your organization's long-term success / Jim Clifton, Jim Harter.

It's the manager : Gallup finds the quality of managers and team leaders is the single biggest factor in your organization's long-term success / Jim Clifton, Jim Harter.
Who is the most important person in your organization to lead your teams through these changes? It's your managers. They're the ones who make or break your organization's success. Packed with 52 discoveries from Gallup's largest study of the future of work, It's the Manager shows leaders and managers how to adapt their organizations to rapid change- from new workplace demands to the challenges of managing remote employees, the rise of artificial intelligence, gig workers, and attracting and keeping today's best employees.--book jacket


No shadow of a doubt : the 1919 eclipse that confirmed Einstein's theory of relativity / Daniel Kennefick.

No shadow of a doubt : the 1919 eclipse that confirmed Einstein's theory of relativity / Daniel Kennefick.
In 1919, British scientists led extraordinary expeditions to Brazil and Africa to test Albert Einstein's revolutionary new theory of general relativity in what became the century's most celebrated scientific experiment. The result ushered in a new era and made Einstein a global celebrity by confirming his dramatic prediction that the path of light rays would be bent by gravity. Today, Einstein's theory is scientific fact. Yet the effort to weigh light by measuring the gravitational deflection of starlight during the May 29, 1919, solar eclipse has become clouded by myth and skepticism. Could Arthur Eddington and Frank Dyson have gotten the results they claimed? Did the pacifist Eddington falsify evidence to foster peace after a horrific war by validating the theory of a German antiwar campaigner?


Jerky : the Fatted Calf's guide to preserving & cooking dried meaty goods / Taylor Boetticher & Toponia Miller ; photography by Ed Anderson.

Jerky : the Fatted Calf's guide to preserving & cooking dried meaty goods / Taylor Boetticher & Toponia Miller ; photography by Ed Anderson.
A cookbook dedicated to homemade jerky from the founders of San Francisco's Fatted Calf Charcuterie, with 40 easy-to-follow recipes perfect for home canners and preservers; hunters; followers of a Paleo, Keto, or high-protein diet; fans of dehydrators; or anyone looking to explore the centuries-old craft of drying meat--~Perfect for home canners and preservers; hunters; followers of a Paleo, Keto, or high-protein diet; fans of dehydrators; or anyone looking to explore the centuries-old craft of drying meat, thisbeautifully photographed cookbook contains 40 easy-to-follow recipes for making and cooking with homemade jerky. From the IACP and James Beard Award-nominated authors of In the Charcuterie comes this concise guide to the art of making jerky at home. Approximately 40 recipes teach you how to make jerky and other dried meat dishes from a variety of proteins, including beef, pork, venison, and wild game. Clear step-by-step instructions plus beautiful and informative photographs show you how to butcher and season your meat, use a range of techniques and equipment, and even cook with your homemade jerky. These globally inspired recipes pull from Italian, French, Vietnamese, and Mexican culinary traditions, making this the perfect book for the modern meat enthusiast--


Outspoken : why women's voices get silenced and how to set them free / Veronica Rueckert.

Outspoken : why women's voices get silenced and how to set them free / Veronica Rueckert.
Are you done with the mansplaining? Have you been interrupted one too many times? Dont stop talking. Take your voice back. Womens voices arent being heardat work, at home, in public, and in every facet of their lives. When they speak up, theyre seen as pushy, loud, and too much . When quiet, theyre dismissed as meek and mild. Everywhere they turn, theyre confronted by the assumptions of a male-dominated world. From the Supreme Court to the conference room to the classroom, women are interrupted far more often than their male counterparts. In the lab, researchers found that female executives who speak more often than their peers are rated 14 percent less competent, while male executives who do the same enjoy a 10 percent competency bump. In Outspoken , Veronica Rueckerta Peabody Awardwinning former host at Wisconsin Public Radio, trained opera singer, and communications coachteaches women to recognize the value of their voices and tap into their inherent power, potential, and capacity for self-expression. Detailing how to communicate in meetings, converse around the dinner table, and dominate political debates, Outspoken provides readers with the tools, guidance, and encouragement they need to learn to love their voices and rise to the obligation to share them with the world. Outspoken is a substantive yet entertaining analysis of why women still havent been fully granted the right to speak, and a guide to how we can start changing the culture of silence. Positive, instructive, and supportive, this welcome and much-needed handbook will help reshape the world and make it better for womenand for everyone. Its time to stop shutting up and start speaking out.


Alive at work : the neuroscience of helping your people love what they do / Daniel M. Cable.

Alive at work : the neuroscience of helping your people love what they do / Daniel M. Cable.
Social psychologist Dan Cable argues that the reason for workforce unhappiness is biological: organizations, in an effort to routinize work and establish clear-cut performance metrics, are suppressing what neuroscientists call our Seeking Systems, the part of our brain that craves exploration and learning. Filled with real-life examples from the author's own research and consulting, Alive at Work equips managers--and anyone looking to find more joy in their nine-to-five existence--with the guidance to maximize the curiosity and passion that lives within themselves and others


Still winning : why America went all in on Donald Trump--and why we must do it again / Charles Hurt.

Still winning : why America went all in on Donald Trump--and why we must do it again / Charles Hurt.
Argues that President Trump is the ideal change-maker that can put an end to America's uncontrollable and corrupt system of government ruled by special interests.


The Code : Silicon Valley and the remaking of America / Margaret O'Mara.

The Code : Silicon Valley and the remaking of America / Margaret O'Mara.


How to make a plant love you : cultivate green space in your home and heart / Summer Rayne Oakes ; illustrations by Mark Conlan.

How to make a plant love you : cultivate green space in your home and heart / Summer Rayne Oakes ; illustrations by Mark Conlan.
Summer Rayne Oakes, an urban houseplant expert and environmental scientist, is the icon of wellness-minded millennials who want to bring nature indoors, according to a New York Times profile. Summer has managed to grow 1,000 houseplants in her Brooklyn apartment (and they're thriving!) Her secret? She approaches her relationships with plants as intentionally as if they were people. --Amazon.com.


The method to the madness : Donald Trump's ascent as told by those who were hired, fired, inspired--and inaugurated / Allen Salkin and Aaron Short.

The method to the madness : Donald Trump's ascent as told by those who were hired, fired, inspired--and inaugurated / Allen Salkin and Aaron Short.
Between 2000 and 2015, when Trump announced his candidacy, he was able to identify an unserved political constituency, hone a persuasive message that appealed to their needs, and deliver it effectively, despite intense media opposition. Salkin and Short provide a nonpartisan oral history which shows that Trump had carefully planned his bid for the presidency since he launched what many considered to be a joke candidacy in 1999. His business, media, and political dealings from this era serve as a guide for understanding the man, his mindset, and his every action. -- adapted from jacket


Three women / Lisa Taddeo.

Three women /  Lisa Taddeo.
Desire as we've never seen it before: a riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting. It thrills us and torments us. It controls our thoughts, destroys our lives, and it's all we live for. Yet we almost never speak of it. And as a buried force in our lives, desire remains largely unexplored--until now. Over the past eight years, journalist Lisa Taddeo has driven across the country six times to embed herself with ordinary women from different regions and backgrounds. The result, Three Women, is the deepest nonfiction portrait of desire ever written and one of the most anticipated books of the year. We begin in suburban Indiana with Lina, a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage, after a decade, has lost its passion. She passes her days cooking and cleaning for a man who refuses to kiss her on the mouth, protesting that the sensation offends him. To Lina's horror, even her marriage counselor says her husband's position is valid. Starved for affection, Lina battles daily panic attacks. When she reconnects with an old flame through social media, she embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming. In North Dakota we meet Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student who finds a confidant in her handsome, married English teacher. By Maggie's account, supportive nightly texts and phone calls evolve into a clandestine physical relationship, with plans to skip school on her eighteenth birthday and make love all day; instead, he breaks up with her on the morning he turns thirty. A few years later, Maggie has no degree, no career, and no dreams to live for. When she learns that this man has been named North Dakota's Teacher of the Year, she steps forward with her story--and is met with disbelief by former schoolmates and the jury that hears her case. The trial will turn their quiet community upside down. Finally, in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, we meet Sloane--a gorgeous, successful, and refined restaurant owner--who is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women. He picks out partners for her alone or for a threesome, and she ensures that everyone's needs are satisfied. For years, Sloane has been asking herself where her husband's desire ends and hers begins. One day, they invite a new man into their bed--but he brings a secret with him that will finally force Sloane to confront the uneven power dynamics that fuel their lifestyle. Based on years of immersive reporting, and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, Three Women is a groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today's America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality of female desire with unprecedented depth and emotional power. It is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy, that introduces us to three unforgettable women--and one remarkable writer--whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.--Dust jacket.


The vagabonds : the story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's ten-year road trip / Jeff Guinn.

The vagabonds : the story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's ten-year road trip / Jeff Guinn.
A brilliant portrait of two American giants, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, and America entering the automobile age, told through the fascinating but little-known narrative of the summer road trips taken by Edison and Ford--


The bastard brigade : the true story of the renegade scientists and spies who sabotaged the Nazi atomic bomb / Sam Kean.

The bastard brigade : the true story of the renegade scientists and spies who sabotaged the Nazi atomic bomb / Sam Kean.
Scientists have always kept secrets. But rarely have the secrets been as vital as they were during World War II. In the middle of building an atomic bomb, the leaders of the Manhattan Project were alarmed to learn that Nazi Germany was far outpacing the Allies in nuclear weapons research. Hitler, with just a few pounds of uranium, would have the capability to reverse the entire D-Day operation and conquer Europe. So they assembled a rough and motley crew of geniuses - dubbed the Alsos Mission - and sent them careening into Axis territory to spy on, sabotage, and even assassinate members of Nazi Germany's feared Uranium Club.


Hungry : eating, road-tripping, and risking it all with the greatest chef in the world / Jeff Gordinier.

Hungry : eating, road-tripping, and risking it all with the greatest chef in the world / Jeff Gordinier.
A food critic chronicles four years spent traveling with renowned chef Rene Redzepi in search of the most tantalizing flavors the world has to offer. Hungry is a book about not only the hunger for food, but for risk, for reinvention, for creative breakthroughs, and for connection. Feeling stuck in his work and home life, writer Jeff Gordinier happened into a fateful meeting with Danish chef Rene Redzepi, whose restaurant, Noma, has been called the best in the world. A restless perfectionist, Redzepi was at the top of his game but was looking to tear it all down, to shutter his restaurant and set out for new places, flavors, and recipes. This is the story of the subsequent four years of globe-trotting culinary adventure, with Gordinier joining Redzepi as his Sancho Panza. In the jungle of the Yucatan peninsula, Redzepi and his comrades go off-road in search of the perfect taco and the secrets of mole. In idyllic Sydney, they forage for sea rocket and wild celery on surf-lashed beaches. On a boat in the Arctic Circle, a lone fisherman guides them to what may or may not be his secret cache of the world's finest sea urchins. And back in Copenhagen, the quiet canal-lined city where Redzepi started it all, he plans the resurrection of his restaurant on the unlikely site of a garbage-filled empty lot. Along the way, readers meet Redzepi's merry band of friends and collaborators, including acclaimed chefs such as Danny Bowien, Kylie Kwong, Rosio Sanchez, David Chang, and Enrique Olvera. Hungry is a memoir, a travelogue, a portrait of a chef, and a chronicle of the moment when daredevil cooking became the most exciting and groundbreaking form of artistry--


Can you die of a broken heart? : a heart surgeon's insight into what makes us tick / Dr Nikki Stamp.

Can you die of a broken heart? : a heart surgeon's insight into what makes us tick / Dr Nikki Stamp.
Heart and lung surgeon Nikki Stamp explains how the heart works, what factors contribute to heart disease, the whole-of-life experiences that affect it, what she sees in patients with heart complications, and insights into maintaining heart health.


Archaeology from space : how the future shapes our past / Sarah Parcak.

Archaeology from space : how the future shapes our past / Sarah Parcak.
A down-and-out so-and-so gets more than she bargained for when new technologies developed for use in space allow an anthropologist a new perspective on earth's ancient histories and new ways of coping with those--


Hawking / written by Jim Ottaviani ; art by Leland Myrick ; coloring by Aaron Polk.

Hawking /  written by Jim Ottaviani ; art by Leland Myrick ; coloring by Aaron Polk.
From his early days at the St Albans School and Oxford, Stephen Hawking's brilliance and good humor were obvious to everyone he met. A lively and popular young man, it's no surprise that he would later rise to celebrity status.


Taken from memory / Sheron Rupp ; essay by Peter Galassi.

Taken from memory /  Sheron Rupp ; essay by Peter Galassi.
Taken From Memory der amerikanischen Fotografin Sheron Rupp (*1943 in Mansfield, Ohio) ist das Ergebnis eines 25 Jahre währenden Langzeitprojekts. Auf der Suche nach ihren biografischen Wurzeln fotografierte Rupp das ländliche Amerika, um ein verlorenes Gefühl der Zugehörigkeit wiederzuentdecken. Doch sind die Bilder kein persönliches Manifest, sie bieten vielmehr einen einzigartigen Einblick in das Leben in den ländlichen Regionen und Kleinstädten Amerikas zwischen den Metropolen an Ost- und Westküste. Ohne Überheblichkeit und Ironie, ohne Beschönigung oder Verurteilung beleuchten Rupps Bilder aus der Vergangenheit so auch die amerikanische Gesellschaft von heute. Rupps preisgekrönte Arbeiten wurden vielfach publiziert und ausgestellt und sind Teil der Sammlungen u.a. des MoMA in New York, des Museum of Fine Arts in Boston und des J. Paul Getty Museums in Los Angeles.


Some stories : lessons from the edge of business and sport / Yvon Chouinard.

Some stories : lessons from the edge of business and sport / Yvon Chouinard.
Through a compilation of his many articles on sports, from falconry to fishing and climbing to surfing, along with musings on the purpose of business and the importance of environmental activism, the author reveals his extraordinary and varied life experiences.


Quit like a millionaire : no gimmicks, luck, or trust fund required / Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung.

Quit like a millionaire : no gimmicks, luck, or trust fund required / Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung.


Cardboard loom weaving / Harumi Kageyama.

Cardboard loom weaving /  Harumi Kageyama.
Start weaving today on your own handmade cardboard looms! With the instructions in this book, you are only minutes away from creating your own one-of-a-kind woven scarves, pillows, handbags, and more. Step-by-step instructions walk you through how to make simple looms from cardboard. Make flat looms, circular looms, and three-dimensional looms for tubular weaving. Then follow the instructions to learn to weave a variety of textile patterns, and make the 25 original projects. Hats, wrist warmers, boot toppers, blankets, seat cushions, pot holders, and more--there is no limit to what you can weave once you know how! --


Apollo 11 : the moon landing in real time / Ian Passingham.

Apollo 11 : the moon landing in real time / Ian Passingham.


Smokelore : a short history of barbecue in America / Jim Auchmutey.

Smokelore : a short history of barbecue in America / Jim Auchmutey.
Barbecue: It's America in a mouthful. The story of barbecue touches almost every aspect of our history. It involves indigenous culture, the colonial era, slavery, the Civil War, the settling of the West, the coming of immigrants, the Great Migration, the rise of the automobile, the expansion of suburbia, the rejiggering of gender roles. It encompasses every region and demographic group. It is entwined with our politics and tangled up with our race relations. Jim Auchmutey follows the delicious and contentious history of barbecue in America from the ox roast that celebrated the groundbreaking for the U.S. Capitol building to the first barbecue launched into space almost two hundred years later. The narrative covers the golden age of political barbecues, the evolution of the barbecue restaurant, the development of backyard cooking, and the recent rediscovery of traditional barbecue craft. Along the way, Auchmutey considers the mystique of barbecue sauces, the spectacle of barbecue contests, the global influences on American barbecue, the roles of race and gender in barbecue culture, and the many ways barbecue has been portrayed in our art and literature. It's a spicy story that involves noted Americans from George Washington and Abraham Lincoln to Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Martin Luther King Jr., and Barack Obama--


 

 

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