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Cover Image: They were here before us: a novella in pieces

They were here before us: a novella in pieces LaRocca, Eric

From the author of the viral sensation Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke comes They Were Here Before Us, a novella written in pieces, designed to be consumed as a single, thematically cohesive work. The only thing more brutal than nature is love.

Cover Image: My mothers secret: a novel of the Jewish Autonomous Region

My mother's secret: a novel of the Jewish Autonomous Region Adams, Alina

As her revolutionary neighbor mysteriously disappears during Josef Stalin's Great Terror purges, 18-year-old Regina suspects that she's the Kremlin's next target. Under cover of the night, she flees from her parents' communal apartment in 1930s Moscow to the 20th century's first Jewish state, Birobidzhan, on the border between Russia and China. Once there, Regina has to grapple with her preconceived notions of socialism and Judaism while asking herself the eternal question: What do we owe each other? How can we best help one another? While she contends with these queries and struggles to help Birobidzhan establish itself, love and war are on the horizon.

Cover Image: Finale: late interviews with Stephen Sondheim

Finale: late interviews with Stephen Sondheim Max, D. T

"In 2017, New Yorker staff writer D.T. Max began working on a major profile of Stephen Sondheim that would be timed to the eventual premiere of a new musical Sondheim was writing. Sadly , that process - and the years of conversation - was cut short by Sondheim's own hesitations, then the global pandemic, and finally by the great artist's death in November 2021. Now, Max has taken the raw version of these conversations and knit them together into an unforgettable work of literature and celebration. Finale reveals Sondheim--a star who disliked the spotlight--at his most relaxed, thoughtful, sardonic, and engaging, as he talks about work, music, movies, family, New York City, aging, the creative process, and much more.Max brings you into the room and gives you a front row seat for their unusual and intimate three-year-long "pas de deux." The two bond, spar, separate, and reunite, as Max elicits from Sondheim a candor and vulnerability he seldom displayed in public. This is a unique portrait of an artist in his twilight, offering remarkable insight into the mind and heart of a genius whose work changed American musical theater and popular culture forever." -- An intimate portrait of a genius: the late Stephen Sondheim in a series of illuminating and deeply personal interviews from the last years of his life--conversations that show the composer-lyricist as he has likely never been seen before.

Cover Image: Sound within sound: radical composers of the twentieth century

Sound within sound: radical composers of the twentieth century Molleson, Kate

"Think of a composer right now. Was it a white man? Perhaps in old-fashioned clothing and wild hair? The music history we're told is one dominated by men, and even then, only a select few enter the zeitgeist. This conventional history perpetuates the myth of "great works" created by "genius" artists. Men who enjoyed institutional privilege during their lifetimes and have since been enshrined by an industry of publishers and record labels. But just because we haven't heard of spectacular female composers, doesn't mean they weren't creating music all the same. Profiling a dozen pioneering 20th-century composers--including American modernist Ruth Crawford Seeger (mother of Pete and Peggy Seeger), French electronic artist Éliane Radigue, Soviet visionary Galina Ustvolskaya, and Ethiopian pianist Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou--acclaimed journalist and BBC broadcaster Kate Molleson reexamines the canon while bringing to life largely forgotten sonic revolutionaries whose dramatic lives and bursts of creativity played out against a backdrop of seismic geopolitical and social change. These composers, working at a remove from London, Paris, Vienna, and New York, were sidelined and ignored for systemic, structural reasons. This is a landmark alternative history of 20th-century composers; a radical, new, and truly global work of revisionist history. It is a campaigning book that challenges the status quo while introducing you to a world of groundbreaking music."--

Cover Image: The progress illusion: reclaiming our future from the fairytale of economics

The progress illusion: reclaiming our future from the fairytale of economics Erickson, Jon D

"Economics has become the principal way we define ourselves in the modern era. We are all taught to think like an economist, with total faith in the power of the individual, the purity of the free market, and our boundless future. The problem is that economics is a fairy tale-one that perpetuates vast inequality and environmental devastation. The Progress Illusion charts the rise of the economic worldview and its infiltration into our daily lives as a theory of everything. As private interest and market choice filled the void left by failing democracies and wilting public dialogue, a pseudo-science of neoclassical economics came to dominate public policy. It was I over us, private over public, consumption over community. Ecological economist Jon Erickson calls for a challenge to this destructive philosophy, both within academia and in 'the real world,' through educational reform and grassroots social movements. By recognizing the realities of our finite planet, he shows, we can turn away from endless growth and toward enduring prosperity"--Publisher.

Cover Image: Lesser known monsters of the 21st century: stories

Lesser known monsters of the 21st century: stories Fu, Kim

"In the twelve unforgettable tales of Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century, the strange is made familiar and the familiar strange, such that a girl growing wings on her legs feels like an ordinary rite of passage, while a bug-infested house becomes an impossible, Kafkaesque nightmare. Each story builds a new world all its own: a group of children steal a haunted doll; a runaway bride encounters a sea monster; a vendor sells toy boxes that seemingly control the passage of time; an insomniac is seduced by the Sandman. These visions of modern life wrestle with themes of death and technological consequence, guilt and sexuality, and unmask the contradictions that exist within all of us. Mesmerizing, electric, and wholly original, Kim Fu's Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century blurs the boundaries of the real and fantastic, offering intricate and surprising insights into human nature"--

Cover Image: The best intentions

The best intentions Eden, Sarah M

"In the eyes of London Society, Gillian Phelps is suitable enough. Though the ton whispers about her change of residence, any speculation remains just that: ballroom gossip. No one--not even the other Huntresses, the group of ladies she calls her dearest friends--knows that she is harboring a devastating family secret. Gillian has become adept at hiding the reality of her circumstances, but the close quarters of a house party will test her ability to conceal the crushing truth. And with so many people to deceive, the late arrival of another guest is a most unwelcome surprise. Despite his standing as a gentleman of the ton, in truth, Scott Sarvol possesses little more than two debt-riddled estates. When an opportunity arises to survey one of his properties, he travels north, only to find himself an unwitting guest at Artemis Jonquil?s house party. He is warmly welcomed by all--except the aloof Miss Gillian Phelps. But when Scott proves himself unexpectedly helpful in a crisis, his acquaintance with Gillian shifts from wariness to something warmer. As both her charade and her feelings for Scott deepen, Gillian realizes that the truth could spell not only a devastating fall from Society but also a shattered heart" -- Back cover.

Cover Image: Surprised again!: the COVID crisis and the new market bubble

Surprised again!: the COVID crisis and the new market bubble Pollock, Alex J

"About every ten years, we are surprised by a financial crisis. In 2020, we were Surprised Again! by the financial panic of the spring triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. Not one of the 30 official systemic risk studies developed in 2019 had even hinted at this financial crisis as a possibility, or at the frightening economic contraction which resulted from the political responses to control the virus. In response came the unprecedented government fiscal and monetary expansions and bailouts. Later 2020 brought a second big surprise: the appearance of an amazing boom in asset prices, including stocks, houses, and cryptocurrencies. Alex Pollock and Howard Adler lived through this historic instability while serving as senior officials of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Their book lays out the many elements of the panic and its aftermath, from the massive elastic currency operations which rode to the rescue by financing the bust with unprecedented government debt, to the consequent asset price boom, which included a renewed bubble in house prices financed by government guarantees. It considers key leveraged sectors such as commercial real estate, student loans, pension funds, banks, and the government itself. It reflects on how to understand these events both in retrospect and prospect."--Amazon.

Cover Image: The symmetry of fish

The symmetry of fish Cho, Su

"From National Poetry Series winner Su Cho, chosen by Paige Lewis, a debut poetry collection about immigration, memory, and a family's lexicon. Language and lore are at the core of The Symmetry of Fish, a moving debut about coming-of-age in the middle of nowhere. With striking and tender insight, it seeks to give voice to those who have been denied their stories, and examines the way phrases and narratives are passed down through immigrant families-not diluted over time, but distilled into potency over generations. In this way, a family's language is not lost but continuously remade, hitched to new associations, and capable of blooming anew, with the power to cut across space and time to unearth buried memories. The poems in The Symmetry of Fish insist that language is first and foremost a bodily act; even if our minds can't recall a word or a definition, if we trust our mouths, expression will find us-though never quite in the forms we expect"--

Cover Image: Harbinger: poems

Harbinger: poems Puhak, Shelley

Shows us the reality of the constantly evolving and unstable self, a portrait of the artist as fragmentary, impressionable, and always in flux.

Cover Image: Nonverts: the making of ex-Christian America

Nonverts: the making of ex-Christian America Bullivant, Stephen Sebastian

"The United States is in the midst of a religious revolution. Or, perhaps it is better to say a non-religious revolution. Around a quarter of US adults now say they have no religion. The great majority of these religious "nones" also say that they used to belong to a religion but no longer do. These are the nonverts: think "converts," but from having religion to having none. Even on the most conservative of estimates, there are currently about 59 million of them in the United States. Nonverts explores who they are, and why they joined the rising tide of the ex-religious. It draws on dozens of interviews, original analysis of high-quality survey data, and a wealth of cutting-edge studies, to present an entertaining and insightful exploration of America's ex-religious landscape. While American religion is not going to die out any time soon, ex-Christian America is a growing presence in national life. America's religious revolution is not just a religious revolution : it is catalyzing a profound social, cultural, moral, and political impact"--

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Aesthetica Rowbottom, Allie

"At 19, she was an Instagram celebrity. Now, at 35, she works behind the cosmetic counter at the "black and white store," peddling anti-aging products to women seeking physical and spiritual transformation. She too is seeking rebirth. She's about to undergo the high-risk, elective surgery Aesthetica, a procedure that will reverse all her past plastic surgery procedures, returning her, she hopes, to a truer self. Provided she survives the knife. But on the eve of the surgery, her traumatic past resurfaces when she is asked to participate in the public takedown of her former manager/boyfriend, who has rebranded himself as a paragon of "woke" masculinity in the post-#MeToo world. With the hours ticking down to her surgery, she must confront the ugly truth about her experiences on and off the Instagram grid. Propulsive, dark, and moving, Aesthetica is a Veronica for the age of "Instagram face," delivering a fresh, nuanced examination of feminism, MeToo, and mother-daughter relationships, all while confronting our collective addiction to followers, filters, and faux realities"--

Cover Image: A return to Ireland: a culinary journey from America to Ireland

A return to Ireland: a culinary journey from America to Ireland McLoughlin, Judith

An exceptional cookbook featuring over 100 recipes celebrating Irish-American heritage. A Return to Ireland showcases fresh, innovative food and drink recipes which celebrate Irish-American heritage as it weaves the culinary and cultural journey of these two places that the author have come to call home. From the lush green fields of Gilford in County Armagh now settled in Atlanta, Georgia, author Judith McLoughlin shares her love of whole, fresh Irish ingredients with readers, sending them, one plate at a time, back to a simpler time. A Return to Ireland also highlights stories and Irish food to celebrate the relationship between Ireland and America. Just a few recipes featured in this outstanding cookbook: Paddy's Potato and Leek Soup with Chive Puree, Beef and Oyster Pie, Connemara Mountain Lamb with Mixed Carrots and Rosemary Jus, Cead Mile Failte Kale Dip, Oaty Apple Crumble with Pouring Cream, Loin of Bacon with Crispy Cabbage, Colcannon, Irish Stout Chocolate Cake, Crumbled Corn Beef and Sweet Potato Tart, Irish Stout and Onion Soup with Blue Cheese Croutons, Dublin Lawyer Lobster, Pan Roasted Fillet of Halibut with a Lemon and Herb Butter Sauce, Gaelic Steaks, Wexford Strawberry Salad, Barmbrack Charm Bread, Cullen Skink Seafood Bake, Heaney's Hedgerows Pavlova, Celtic Sea Smocked Mackerel with Crispy Toasts, Marmalade Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey Sauce.

Cover Image: Through the liquor glass

Through the liquor glass Fox, Sarah

When her boyfriend, Grayson Blake, is accused of murdering a food critic, who was linked to his past as a private investigator, pub proprietor Sadie Coleman, while serving up literary-themed cocktails during the A Taste of Shady Creek festival, shakes things up while trying to clear Grayson's name.

Cover Image: Are you Sara?: a novel

Are you Sara?: a novel Lalli, Sonya

"Two women named Sara each get into a rideshare but only one makes it home alive. Was it the right Sara? Law student Saraswati "Sara" Bhaduri holds down two jobs and a scholarship in order to make her way through school, but it's still a struggle. She's had to do things to pay the bills that most people wouldn't expect from "a nice Indian girl." At the end of Sara's shift at the local campus bar, her boss tells her to deal with a drunk girl in the bathroom. Sara helps the girl outside and the two share a brief conversation, where they learn they have the same name, and form a brief kinship despite their different circumstances. Sara and Sarah Ellis both order rideshares home. Exhausted from the late shift, Sara falls asleep in the car and wakes up on the wrong side of town--the wealthy side. She realizes she and Sarah had mistakenly taken each other's rides. Broke, she's forced to walk home, only to discover on arrival that the other Sarah has been killed on her doorstep. Was it supposed to be Sarah Ellis or Sara Bhaduri who died? And why would anyone want them dead? In this smart, twisty novel about ambition, wealth and dangerous longing, the layers are peeled back on two young women desperate to break out of the expectations placed on them, with devastating results."--

Cover Image: The home-scale forest garden: how to plan, plant, and tend a resilient edible landscape

The home-scale forest garden: how to plan, plant, and tend a resilient edible landscape Baker, Dani

"Learn how to create an edible forest garden-perfect for gardeners and growers at any scale! Includes over 100 cold-hardy berry bushes, fruit and nut trees, perennial vegetables, herbs, edible flowers, mushrooms, and more. When market gardener Dani Baker attended a permaculture workshop at her local Cooperative Extension office in upstate New York, she was inspired by its message of working with nature to create a thriving edible garden ecosystem. She immediately launched a new experiment she dubbed the "Enchanted Edible Forest." In The Home-Scale Forest Garden, Baker shares what she learned as she became a forest gardener, providing a practical, in-depth guide to creating a beautiful, bountiful edible landscape at any scale-from a few dozen square feet to an acre or more. Baker provides information on planning, planting, and maintaining a resilient forest garden ecosystem, including: Using permaculture principles Observing and mapping your space Building planting beds, including hügelkultur mounds Coping with saturated soil Matching perennial edible plants to the right growing conditions Grouping plants in diverse layers that attract and shelter beneficial insects and birds Creating microclimates to increase the range of plants you can grow Pruning, propagating, managing pests, and more Expending less energy for greater reward The Home-Scale Forest Garden is complete with descriptions of over 100 food-bearing and multifunctional plants for every layer of a forest garden: overstory and understory trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, groundcovers, vines, and mushrooms, too. The book includes over 200 photographs taken over 10 years of forest development, along with illustrations of a garden layout and special plant groupings for a range of conditions, including hot, dry sites and shady, moist sites. Throughout, Baker candidly shares both her mistakes and her successes to help readers better understand the dynamics of a forest garden as it grows and changes over time. From her Asian Pear Adventure and Tamarack Travesty to her discoveries of unique ways to rescue and transplant tree seedlings, readers will appreciate the practical advice as she recounts lessons learned from her grand edible gardening experiment. This is the perfect guide for gardeners of all experience levels who want to work with nature's model and expand the range of food crops they grow as they embark on their own forest garden adventure"--

Cover Image: The old woman with the knife: a novel

The old woman with the knife: a novel Ku, Pyŏng-mo

At sixty-five, Hornclaw, an assassin who kills with ruthless efficiency, is ready to cash out on her share of the company, but when a slip-up results in an unexpected connection, Hornclaw's final chapter in her career may also mark a bloody end to her life.

Cover Image: The vibrant years: a novel

The vibrant years: a novel Dev, Sonali

"When sixty-five-year-old Bindu Desai inherits a million dollars, she's astounded--and horrified. The windfall threatens to expose a shameful mistake from her youth. Desperate to keep the secret, Bindu quickly spends it on something unexpected: a condo in a posh retirement community in Florida. The impulsive decision blindsides Bindu's daughter-in-law, Aly. At forty-seven, Aly still shares a home with Bindu even after her divorce from Bindu's son. But maybe this change is just the push Aly needs to fight for the segment she's been promised for years at the news station where she works. As Bindu and Aly navigate their new dynamic, Aly's daughter, Cullie, is faced with losing the business that made her a tech-world star. The only way to save it is to deliver a new idea to her investors--and of course they want the half-baked dating app she pitched them in a panic. Problem is, Cullie has never been on a real date. Naturally, enlisting her single mother and grandmother to help her with the research is the answer"--

Cover Image: The world record book of racist stories

The world record book of racist stories Ruffin, Amber

"Families may not always see eye to eye; we get on each other's nerves, have different perspectives and lives--especially if we've grown up in different generations. But for the Ruffin family and many others, there has been one constant that connects them: racism hasn't gone anywhere. From her raucous musical numbers to turning upsetting news into laughs as the host of The Amber Ruffin Show or in her Late Night with Seth Meyers segments, Amber is no stranger to finding the funny wherever she looks. With equal parts heart and humor, she and her sister Lacey Lamar shared some of the eye-opening and outrageous experiences Lacey had faced in Nebraska in their first book. Now, the dynamic duo makes it clear--Lacey isn't the only one in the family with ridiculous encounters to share! Amber and Lacey have many more uproarious stories, both from their own lives and the entire Ruffin family, in chapters awarding superlatives ranging from "The Most Racist Dog" to "Worst Gifted Program." Recounting the wildest tales of racism from their parents, their siblings, and Amber's nieces and nephews, this intergenerational look at ludicrous (but all too believable) everyday racism as experienced across age, gender, and appearance will have you gasping with shock and laughter in turn. Validating for anyone who has first-hand experience, and revealing for anyone who doesn't, Amber and Lacey's next book helps us all find the absurdity in the pervasive frustrations of racism. Illuminating and packed with love and laughter, this is a must-read for just about everyone"--

Cover Image: The best American mystery & suspense 2022

The best American mystery & suspense 2022

"A collection of the year's best mystery and suspense short fiction selected by #1 New York Times bestselling author and guest editor Jess Walter and series editor Steph Cha"--

Cover Image: None of this would have happened if Prince were alive: a novel

None of this would have happened if Prince were alive: a novel Prusa, Carolyn

Ramona's got a bratty boss, a toddler teetering through toilet training, a critical mom who doesn't mind sharing, and oops, a cheating husband. That's how a Category Four hurricane bearing down on her life in Savannah becomes just another item on her to-do list. In the next forty-eight hours she'll add a neighborhood child and the class guinea pig named Clarence Thomas to her entourage as she struggles to evacuate town. Ignoring the persistent glow of her minivan's check engine light, Ramona navigates police check points, bathroom emergencies, demands from her boss, and torrential downpours while fielding calls and apology texts from her cheating husband and longing for the days when her life was like a Prince song, full of sexy creativity and joy.

Cover Image: The mammoth book of folk horror: evil lives on in the land!

The mammoth book of folk horror: evil lives on in the land!

"Illustrated with the atmospheric photography of Michael Marshall Smith, the stories in The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror tap into an aspect of folkloric tradition that has long been dormant, but never quite forgotten, while the depiction of these forces as being in some way "natural" in no way detracts from the sense of nameless dread and escalating horror that they inspire"--

Cover Image: Dear Denise: letters to the sister I never knew

Dear Denise: letters to the sister I never knew McNair, Lisa

"Lisa McNair was born in 1964, one year after her older sister, Denise, was murdered in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Dear Denise is a collection of forty letters from Lisa addressed to the sister she never knew, but in whose shadow of sacrifice and lost youth she was raised. These letters offer an intimate look into the life of a family touched by one of the most heinous tragedies of the Civil Rights Movement. Written from the heart and with unflinching honesty, Lisa's letters apprise her late sister of all that has come to pass in the years since her death. Lisa considers her own challenges and accomplishments as a student in remarkably different--and very racially complex--schools; the birth of their baby sister, Kim; their father's election to the Alabama legislature; her evolving sense of faith and place, and sometimes lack thereof, within the Black church; her college experiences; and her own sense of self as she's matured into adulthood. She reveals some of the family's difficulties and health challenges, and shares some of their joys and celebrations. The letters are accompanied by twenty-nine black-and-white photographs, most of them from the McNair family collection, many of them taken by her father, a professional photographer who documented the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama both before and after Denise's murder. An unswervingly candid, gentle, and nuanced book, Dear Denise is a testament to one singular life lived bravely and truthfully (if sometimes confusedly or awkwardly), during decades of bewildering social change and in the shadow of one life never fully lived." --

Cover Image: Pride of a nation: a celebration of the U.S. Womens National Soccer Team

Pride of a nation: a celebration of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team

Drawing from extensive photo and print archives, this first official history of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team pays tribute to one of the most beloved teams in sports, revisiting their historic four World Cup titles and four Olympic gold medals, as well as unforgettable players across the generations.

Cover Image: Overcoming parental anxiety: rewire your brain to worry less and enjoy parenting more

Overcoming parental anxiety: rewire your brain to worry less and enjoy parenting more Kissen, Debra

"All parents worry about their kids. But for some parents, worry and anxiety about their children can be constant and overwhelming. In Overcoming Parental Anxiety, three anxiety specialists team up to offer parents essential skills for "rewiring" their anxious brain using the core principles of neuroscience and practices from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Using the targeted exercises in this book, parents can stop worrying and start enjoying being a parent!"-- "Be the calm and collected parent you aspire to be with this powerful, neuroscience-based guide.Do you worry about your child all the time? Maybe they are behind on certain milestones, struggling in school, having difficulty making friends, or heading off to college and away from home for the first time. Their problems or struggles become your own, and you end up feeling so anxious that you forget what it's like to just enjoy being their parent. The good news is that you can rewire your "parent brain" to respond differently to these challenges. This book will show you how to replace parental anxiety with parental effectiveness.In Overcoming Parental Anxiety, three anxiety specialists team up to help you change your anxious brain using the core principles of neuroscience and exercises from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness. You'll learn how to overcome worry by identifying your parental values, paying attention to the moment, and cultivating self-compassion. Most importantly, you'll find targeted exercises to help minimize parenting related worry and anxiety, so you can live more fully and enjoy the shared experiences you have with your children.Thanks to the brain's lifelong ability to create new neural connections, you can achieve that coveted and elusive sense of calm that seems to come so easily to some parents. And by practicing the simple neuroscience-based skills in this book, you can overcome your parental anxiety, stress less, and be more present with your kids. Why not get started now?"--

Cover Image: Intuitive eating for life: how mindfulness can deepen and sustain your intuitive eating practice

Intuitive eating for life: how mindfulness can deepen and sustain your intuitive eating practice Hollenstein, Jenna

"For anyone who struggles with food, eating, and body image, Intuitive Eating for Life presents easy and effective mindfulness skills to help readers enhance, sustain, and deepen their intuitive eating practice. Based on the popular anti-diet book program, Intuitive Eating, renowned nutrition therapist and mediation teacher Jenna Hollenstein provides tools to help readers find stability, discover self-awareness, and self-regulate-so they can respect their body and honor their health"-- "For anyone who struggles with food, eating, and body image, Intuitive Eating for Life presents easy and effective mindfulness skills to enhance, sustain, and deepen your intuitive eating practice! Intuitive eating is a great way to get off the diet roller coaster, stay healthy, build confidence in your body, and take the guesswork out of mealtime. But if you're like many people, you may have trouble staying on track. Enter mindfulness! Based on the popular anti-diet book program, Intuitive Eating, renowned nutrition therapist and meditation teacher Jenna Hollenstein provides powerful mindfulness tools to help you find stability, discover self-awareness, and self-regulate-so you can respect your body and honor your health.In this step-by-step guide, you'll learn to practice intuitive eating using the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, a classic Buddhist framework. The Four Foundations include:Mindfulness of body, in which you will examine how the body awareness enhances your ability to practice the principles of intuitive eating-honor your hunger, respect your fullness, and exercise. Mindfulness of feeling, in which you will explore the ways that mindfulness and meditation can provide stability and self-awareness, allowing you to experience the full spectrum of your emotions in real time.Mindfulness of mind, in which you will examine your own beliefs and misconceptions about eating and the body and respond to them with compassionMindfulness of dhammas (or phenomena), in which you will learn how phenomena such as the impermanence of life can shift our focus from improving our bodies to caring for them. Using these simple and easy-to-remember foundations, you'll discover that you can easily stay on track with your intuitive eating path, and actually improve it for better health and overall well-being. So, what are you waiting for?"--

Cover Image: American caliph: the true story of a Muslim mystic, a Hollywood epic, and the 1977 siege of Washington, DC

American caliph: the true story of a Muslim mystic, a Hollywood epic, and the 1977 siege of Washington, DC Mufti, Shahan

"The riveting true story of America's first homegrown Muslim terror attack, the 1977 Hanafi siege of Washington, D.C"-- Late in the morning of March 9, 1977, seven men stormed the Washington, D.C., headquarters of B’nai B’rith International, the largest and oldest Jewish service organization in America. The heavily armed attackers quickly took control of the building and held more than a hundred employees of the organization hostage inside. A little over an hour later, three more men entered the Islamic Center of Washington, the country’s largest and most important mosque, and took hostages there. Two others subsequently penetrated the District Building, a few hundred yards from the White House. When a firefight broke out, a reporter was killed, and Marion Barry, later to become mayor of Washington, D.C., was shot in the chest. The deadly standoff brought downtown Washington to a standstill. The attackers belonged to the Hanafi Movement, an African American Muslim group based in D.C. Their leader was a former jazz drummer named Hamaas Abdul Khaalis, who had risen through the ranks of the Nation of Islam before feuding with the organization’s mercurial chief, Elijah Muhammad, and becoming a spiritual authority to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Like Malcolm X, Khaalis had become sharply critical of the Nation’s unorthodox style of Islam. And, like Malcolm X, he paid dearly for his outspokenness: In 1973, followers of the Nation murdered seven Hanafis at their headquarters, including several members of Khaalis’s family. When they took hostages in 1977, one of the Hanafis’ demands was for the murderers, along with Muhammad Ali and Elijah’s son, to be turned over to the group to face justice. They also demanded that the American premiere of Mohammad: Messenger of God—an epic about the life of the prophet Muhammad financed and supported by the Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi—be canceled and the film destroyed. The lives of 149 hostages hung in the balance, and the United States’ fledgling counterterrorism forces—as yet untested—would have to respond.

Cover Image: Beasts of the Earth: a novel

Beasts of the Earth: a novel Wade, James

The story of Harlen LeBlanc, who leads a quiet life until it is overthrown by an act of violence, and of Michael Fischer, who, twenty years earlier, goes on the run from evil until he is rescued by a dying poet and his lover. They extract his promise to be a good man, no matter the cost.

Cover Image: How to write chord sequences: a harmony sourcebook for songwriters

How to write chord sequences: a harmony sourcebook for songwriters Rooksby, Rikky

"Originally published in 2003, the revised and updated third edition of The Songwriting Sourcebook is the third entry in Rikky Rooksby's bestselling How to Write Songs series. This easy-to-use book will help you write better songs by explaining the art of writing effective chord sequences. It shows: How three and four chords can lay the foundation for a simple song, and how to move on to progressions using five and six chords, how to give your chord sequences additional color by adding chords that are not strictly in key, including blues chords, how to write chord sequences for songs in minor keys as well as major keys, and how to take progressions into new territories by changing key, how to fine-tune the color of your chords by understanding the emotional potential of sevenths, sixths and ninths. All examples come with easy-to-read guitar chord boxes, and the accompanying tracks feature original recordings that illustrate key points made in the book."--Amazon.

Cover Image: The birth of rock n roll: the illustrated story of Sun records and the 70 recordings that changed the world

The birth of rock 'n' roll: the illustrated story of Sun records and the 70 recordings that changed the world Guralnick, Peter

The Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll: 70 Years of Sun Records is the official history of this legendary label, and looks at its story in a unique way: through the lens of 70 of its most iconic recordings. From the early days with primal blues artists like Howlin’ Wolf and B.B. King to long nights in the studio with Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, you will see how the label was shaped and how it redefined American music. Accompanying the recordings is the label’s origin story and a look at the mission of the label today, as well as “Sun Spot” sidebars—a fascinating dive into subjects such as how the iconic logo was created, the legendary Million Dollar Quartet sessions, and how the song “Harper Valley, PTA” funded the purchase of the label.

Cover Image: The green amendment: the peoples fight for a clean, safe, and healthy environment

The green amendment: the people's fight for a clean, safe, and healthy environment Van Rossum, Maya K

"We have reached a critical tipping point in our fight for the environment: Corporations profit off climate change, natural disasters devastate homes, and the most vulnerable suffer the health effects of pollution. Yet our laws are designed to accommodate this destruction rather than prevent it. Without government support, it's no wonder people feel powerless. But there is a solution. In The Green Amendment, veteran environmentalist Maya K. van Rossum presents her radically simple plan for a green future: bypass local laws and turn to the ultimate authority--our state and federal constitutions--to ensure we have the right to a healthy environment."--

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The personal assistant Belle, Kimberly

"When Alex first began posting unscripted family moments and motivational messages online, she had no intention of becoming an influencer. Overnight it seemed she'd amassed a huge following, and her hobby became a full-time job--one that was impossible to manage without her sharp-as-a-tack personal assistant, AC. But all the good-will of her followers turns toxic when one controversial post goes viral in the worst possible way. Alex reaches out to AC for damage control, but her assistant has gone silent. This young woman Alex trusted with all her secrets, who had access to her personal information and front row seats to the pressure points in her marriage and family life, is now missing and the police are looking to Alex and her husband for answers. As Alex digs into AC's identity--and a woman is found murdered--she'll find the greatest threat isn't online, but in her own living room" --

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Steeped in secrets Elliott, Lauren

Taking over an estate bequeathed to her by Bridget Early, a woman she had barely known, intuitive gemologist Shay Myers finds her heightened senses going into overdrive as she runs Bridget's eclectic tea and psychic shop and discovers she inherited an eclectic mix of customers--and the attention of a killer.

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Angels of the resistance Salazar, Noelle

"As bombs fall across Europe, fourteen-year-old Lien Vinke fears that the reality of war is inescapable. Though she lives a quiet life with her mother and older sister, Elif, in their small town of Haarlem, they are no strangers to heartache, having recently suffered an immeasurable loss. And when the Nazis invade the Netherlands, joining the Dutch resistance with Elif offers just the atonement Lien craves. Trained to shoot by their late father, the sisters are deadly wolves in sheep's clothing. They soon find themselves entrenched in the underground movement, forging friendships with the other young recruits, and Lien even discovers a kindred spirit in a boy named Charlie. But in wartime, emotional attachments are a liability she can't afford, especially when a deeply personal mission jeopardizes everything she holds dear--her friendships, her family, and her one shot at redemption"--

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My first Popsicle: an anthology of food and feelings

"From a spectrum of talented authors, a collection of essays on food, and its entwinement with our emotions and our lives. Of all the essentials for survival: oxygen, water, sleep, and food, only food is a vast treasure trove of memory and of sensory experience. Food is a portal to culture, to times past, to disgust, to comfort, to love: no matter one's feelings about a particular dish, they are hardly ever neutral. In MY FIRST POPSICLE, Zosia Mamet has curated some of the most prominent voices in art and media to tackle the topic of food in its elegance, its profundity, and its incidental charm. With contributions from Stephanie Danler on vinaigrette and starting over, Anita Lo on the cultural responsibility of dumplings, Tony Hale on his obsession with desserts at chain restaurants, Patti LuPone on childhood memories of seeking out shellfish, Gabourey Sidibe on her connections with her father and the Senegalese dish Poullet Yassa, Andrew Rannells on his nostalgia for Jell-O Cake, Sloane Crosley on the pesto that got her through the early months of the pandemic, Michelle Buteau on her love for all things pasta, Jia Tolentino on the chicken dish she makes to escape reality, and more, MY FIRST POPSICLE is as much an ode to food and emotion as it is to life. After all, the two are inseparable"--

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Making videogames: the art of creating digital worlds Harris, Duncan

An in-depth visual guide presenting the captivating creative journeys behind the world's leading videogames. Making Videogames is an unprecedented snapshot of modern interactive entertainment, with insight from true pioneers about the most important games in the world. Illustrated with some of the most arresting in-game images ever seen in print, the book explores the unique alchemy of technical and artistic endeavor that constitutes the magic of videogames, striking a captivating balance between insight and accessibility. Across eleven chapters, each focusing on a specific game from AAA blockbusters such as Tom Clancey's The Division, Control and Gran Turismo to cult breakthrough games including No Man's Sky and Fortnite, the book will document the incredible craft of videogame world building and visual storytelling via the world's most popular, but seldom fully understood, entertainment medium. The book's text orbits breathtaking, specially created imagery 'photographed' in-engine by the author, demonstrating the magic and method behind each studio's work. A book not only for die-hard videogame fanatics, but also for designer-creatives and the visually curious, Making Videogames is a thrilling showcase of the boundless creativity of this amazing industry.

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Death by smoothie Levine, Laura

Freelance writer Jaine Austen and her cat Prozac investigate the murder of a demanding actress set to star in a play based on a short-lived zombie sitcom.

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Pride & puppies Shane, Lizzie

"Dr. Charlotte Rodriguez has a history of dating jerks--and she blames Jane Austen. She made the brooding Darcy types sound so appealing, but when Charlotte is dumped by the latest in a long line of not Darcy-caliber boyfriends she decides to swear off men and convinces her best friends to join her in a Puppy Pact, lavishing all their affection on sweet little puppies who actually deserve it instead of the man-children who most definitely do not. The absolute last person she expects to tempt her back into the dating pool is the new physical therapist in town, George Leneghan. George is a total teddy bear--and not at all Charlotte's type--but he's kind, he's patient, and he's determined to get out of the Friend Zone. Now all he has to do is convince Charlotte that the best heroes wear their hearts on their sleeves"--

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The intrusive thoughts toolkit: quick relief for obsessive, unwanted, or disturbing thoughts

Quiet your noisy mind--and find peace of mind--with fast-acting, on-the-spot relief for persistent, painful, and intrusive thoughts. Do you have unwanted, repetitive, negative, or intrusive thoughts that are getting in the way of your life, keeping you up at night, or making you downright miserable? If so, you need quick tools you can use right now--whenever and wherever you are--to soothe the disruption of intrusive thoughts. This emergency toolkit has you covered. Written by a team of mental health experts and grounded in evidence-based therapy, Intrusive Thoughts Toolkit provides fast-acting tools for soothing distressing thoughts in the moments when you need it most. With this take-anywhere guide, you'll learn proven techniques to get unstuck from negative thoughts and feelings, adopt healthier thinking habits, and increase overall well-being. You'll also find easy and doable ways to help you press pause on spiraling thinking, and in-the-moment interventions to help you quiet your mind before your thoughts get out of control. If you're looking for quick solutions to help you move beyond intrusive thoughts and improve your mental health, this powerfully effective pocket guide has everything you need to find lasting peace of mind.

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The man I never met: a novel Cook, Elle

"Is it possible to love someone you've never met? A young woman finds out in this sweeping will-they-or-won't-they love story that begins with a chance wrong number dial... When Hannah picks up a call from an unknown number, she doesn't imagine it will change her life. After all, it's just an easygoing American named Davey who misdialed her while calling into a job interview. And when Hannah jokingly wishes him luck after clearing up the confusion, she never actually expects to hear from him again. Then she gets a text saying he got the job and he'll be moving to London, and she can't help but smile. As they continue to message and their texts become phone calls that become video calls, their friendship becomes a relationship that they can't wait to start in earnest as soon as Davey lands in London in a month's time. But when Hannah goes to the airport to meet him, she finds herself standing alone in the terminal, Davey nowhere to be found. Then comes another life-changing phone call--Davey won't be able to move to London anytime soon, if ever. And it's for a reason neither of them could ever have anticipated. With their future so uncertain, they don't know what else to do but try to move on from each other, even if nothing feels right anymore. Even as months go by and their love seems lost forever, neither is ever far from the other's thoughts. Will fate intervene one last time to finally bring them together, or will Davey always be the man that Hannah never met?"--

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Love and war in the Jewish quarter Levy Mossanen, Dora

"A breathtaking journey across Iran where war and superstition, jealousy and betrayal, and passion and loyalty rage behind the impenetrable walls of mansions and the crumbling houses of the Jewish Quarter. Against the tumultuous background of World War II, Dr. Yaran will find himself caught in the thrall of the anti-Semitic Governor General, the most powerful man in the country. Dr. Yaran falls in love with the Governor General's defiant wife, Velvet, upending not only the life of the doctor's beloved daughter, but the entire community. In his quest to save everything and everyone he loves, Dr. Yaran will navigate the intersections of magic, science, lust, and treachery. His sole ally is the Governor General's servant, an exotic eunuch, who will do anything to aid his mistress in her dangerous quest to attain forbidden love." --

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Astrid Parker doesn't fail Blake, Ashley Herring

"An interior designer learns to rebuild her love life from the ground up with zero blueprints in this new romantic comedy by Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn't Care. For Astrid Parker, failure is unacceptable. Ever since she broke up with her fiancé a year ago, she's been focused on her career--her friends might say she's obsessed, but she's just driven. When Pru Everwood asks her to be the designer for the Everwood Inn's renovation that will be broadcasted on a popular home improvement show, Innside America, Astrid knows this is the answer to everything that is wrong with her life. It'll be the perfect distraction from her failed love life, and her perpetually displeased mother might finally give her nod of approval. However, Astrid never planned on Jordan Everwood, Pru's granddaughter and lead carpenter for the inn's renovation, who despises every modern design decision Astrid makes. Jordan is determined to preserve the history of her family's inn, particularly as the rest of her life is in shambles. When that determination turns into a little light sabotage, ruffling Astrid's perfect little feathers, the showrunners ask them to play up the tension. But somewhere along the way, their dislike for each other turns into something quite different, and Astrid must decide what success truly means. Is she going to pursue the life that she's expected to lead, or the one she wants?"--

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Codependent no more: how to stop controlling others and start caring for yourself Beattie, Melody

"Melody Beattie's compassionate and insightful look into codependency--the concept of losing oneself in the name of helping another--has guided millions of readers toward the understanding that they are powerless to change anyone but themselves and that caring for the self is where healing begins. Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to a loved one's self-destructive behavior, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book. With personal reflections, exercises, and instructive stories drawn from Beattie's own life and the lives of those she's counseled, Codependent No More helps you break old patterns and maintain healthy boundaries and offers a clear and achievable path to healing, hope, freedom, and happiness. This revised edition includes an all-new chapter on trauma and anxiety--subjects Beattie has long felt necessary to address within the context of codependency--making it even more relevant today than it was when it first entered the national conversation over 35 years ago."--