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Fresh Off the Cart: Adult Non-fiction Oct. 2016

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Here's a sample of new titles that have recently been added to our adult non-fiction collection. There are new titles for a variety of different subject areas within the nonfiction collection. Take a look, you might just find some new books to read or discover an interest in a new subject area!

 

Religion

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The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Two of the most renowned spiritual leaders share their wisdom about living with joy, even in the hardest of times.

 

 

 

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A Call to Mercy by Mother Theresa

A collection of unpublished material from Mother Theresa in which she discusses compassion and how to show it in everyday life. Also includes prayers.

 

 

 

Social Science

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Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

The author shares his story of growing up in a poverty-stricken part of Kentucky and his family’s move to Ohio to try and escape poverty. His story paints a vivid picture of the struggles of America’s white working class.

 

 

 

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America the Anxious by Ruth Whippman

Whippman, a British journalist, movies to the United States and sets out on a pilgrimage to try and understand America’s obsession with happiness.

 

 

 

Health

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Breast Cancer Clear & Simple by The American Cancer Society

The go-to guide for those who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer. It includes tips for choosing the right doctor, understanding treatment choices, dealing with the effects of treatment, seeking support groups, and much more

 

 

 

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Let Them Eat Dirt by B. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta

Two microbiologists describe the microbes that live in and on our bodies and explain how they influence childhood development.

 

 

 

Cookbooks

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Guy Fieri Family Food by Guy Fieri

A collection of 125 recipes for All-American, family-friendly meals, along with tips and fun ideas to make family meal planning even easier.

 

 

 

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Skinnytaste Fast and Slow by Gina Homolka

Over 80 recipes for under 30 minute dishes, as well as 60 slow cooker recipes. The recipes cover a variety of categories and include nutritional information.

 

 

 

Essays

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Soul at the White Heat by Joyce Carol Oates

With this collection of essays, Oates shares what life as a writer is like. She also writes about authors that inspired her and provides a look into her own writing process.

 

 

 

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Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner

In these intimate and honest essays, Weiner discusses all parts of her life, not only as a writer but also as a mom, daughter, and wife.

 

 

 

History

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The Plots Against Hitler by Danny Orbach

A thrilling story about underground anti-Nazi networks in Germany and their numerous attempts at assassinating Adolf Hitler.

 

 

 

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Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

This book tells the story of a family separated by the Berlin Wall and all the hardships they endured, as well as the emotional reunion after the wall came down.

 

 

 

Biographies & Memoirs

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A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston

Breaking Bad and Malcolm in the Middle star Bryan Cranston discusses his life in this inspiring memoir. From his early life and the disappearance of his father to his adult life as an accomplished actor, Cranston discusses all the parts he’s played in real life and on screen.

 

 

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Around the Way Girl by Taraji P. Henson

Henson, currently starring as Cookie on Empire, shares stories about her family, opens up about her experiences being a single mother, and discusses the pitfalls that come with being a black actress.