Nonfiction


Lisa Swerling, Ralph Lazar
Description: Slow down, de-stress, unplug, connect with others, and relish the simple moments in life. Here are some ideas--500 of them.
Call Number: 158.1 Swe
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2016
James Martin Stone
Description: America today confronts a host of urgent problems, many of them seemingly intractable, but some we are entirely capable of solving. Stone presents specific, common-sense solutions to a handful of our most pressing challenges, showing how simple it would be to shore up Social Security, rein in an out-of-control financial sector, reduce inequality, and make healthcare and education better and more affordable. The means are right in front of us, Stone explains, in various policy options that--if implemented--could preserve or enhance government revenue while also channeling the national economy toward the greater good.
Call Number: 330.973 Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 8, 2016
Joseph Madison Beck
Description: As a child, Joseph Beck heard the stories--when other lawyers came up with excuses, his father courageously defended a black man charged with raping a white woman. Now a lawyer himself, Beck reconstructs his father's role in State of Alabama vs. Charles White, Alias, a trial that was much publicized when Harper Lee was twelve years old.
Call Number: 345.761 Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2016
Shefali Tsabary
Description: The Awakened Family, will show you how you can cultivate a relationship with your children so they can thrive; moreover, you can be transformed to a state of greater calm, compassion, and wisdom as well. This book will take you on a journey to transcending your fears and illusions around parenting and help you become the parent you always wanted to be: fully present and conscious. It will arm you with practical, hands-on strategies and real-life examples from the author as a parent and clinical psychologist that show the power of being a conscious parent. Everyone in your family is ready to be awakened.
Call Number: 306.874 Tsa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2016
Anu Partanen
Description: A Finnish journalist and naturalized American citizen compares and contrasts life in the U.S. with life in the Nordic region to encourage Americans to draw on practices from the Nordic way of life to create a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society.
Call Number: 306.0948 Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2016
Clara Bingham
Description: Clara Bingham's oral history of tumultuous end to the 1960s, unveils anew that moment when America careened to the brink of a civil war at home, as it fought a long, futile war abroad. The book provides a firsthand narrative of that period of upheaval in the words of those closest to the action--the activists, organizers, radicals, and resisters. We witness how the killing of four students at Kent State turned a straitlaced social worker into a hippie, how the civil rights movement gave birth to the women's movement, and how opposition to the war in Vietnam turned college students into prisoners, veterans into peace marchers, and intellectuals into bombers. Today, when America is once again enmeshed in racial turmoil, extended wars overseas, and distrust of the government, the insights contained in this book are more relevant than ever.
Call Number: 303.484 Bin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2016
Jonathan P Balcombe
Description: Jonathan Balcombe challenges popular misconceptions to explore the complex lives of the planet's diverse fish species, drawing on the latest understandings in animal behavior and biology to reveal their self-awareness, elaborate courtship rituals and cooperative intelligence.
Call Number: 597.15 Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2016
Teresa Marrone
Description: 150 Recipes from the Land of 10,000 Lakes
Call Number: 641.5977 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2016
Jennifer Carlson, Jennifer House
Description: Here are 125 healthy, delicious, kitchen-tested, and pediatric dietician-approved baby food recipes that will nurture your child's adventurous palate. Baby Gourmet is a total guide to your baby and toddler's diet. These nutritious, delicious, home-cooked meals will complement your child's development schedule and make everyone else in the family happy too. The recipes reduce picky eating and introduce your baby to the wide world of textures and tastes, from veggies to grains to herbs and spices that will help you avoid added sugar, salt, colorings, and preservatives.This book lays out everything you need to know about feeding your baby: when to wean; how to get the right nutrients at every stage; how to deal with finicky eating habits; which foods will treat gassiness, colic, constipation, low iron, or poor sleep; and how to adapt your special dietary considerations for your child.
Call Number: 641.5622 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2016
Sue Doeden
Description: Across the country, communities are looking for ways to help increase and support local bee populations. Never has honey, aptly described as "liquid gold," seemed more precious. Sue Doeden applies this ambrosial ingredient to a wide variety of dishes-- from cupcakes with frosting and pancakes to savory salsa and salads and flavorful beverages. Doeden offers tips for storing honey during its unlimited shelf life and for rescuing honey that has crystallized. She empowers home cooks to go beyond her recipes by offering a primer on different varieties and explaining how to substitute honey for sugar. Homemade with Honey helps you make the tastiest use of this precious ingredient.
Call Number: 641.68 Doe
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2016
Stacie Billis
Description: Cooking doesn't have to be a chore. Why make it difficult--when it can be easy? When you’re juggling a job, kids, pet, house, spouse--it can be tough to resist the urge to toss a frozen meal in the oven and call it a day. Stacie Billis knows the challenge of feeding your family well, without stress. The recipes here prove that you don’t have to be only a scratch cook or convenience cook. You can be both, and there’s no shame in using store-bought ingredients when you’re in a pinch. Stacie’s got a guide to the healthiest shortcuts in the supermarket and three big tips for making it easy..
Call Number: 641.512 Bil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2016
My Nguyen
Description: From the creator of the food blog My Healthy Dish, a collection of recipes for everyone in the family. On her blog, My endorses the idea of a whole, healthy lifestyle while embracing a healthy diet. Her recipes are simple, delicious, and nutritious, taking the dishes we already love and making them healthier with ingredients attractive to anyone looking to go back to the basics, cook more, and choose real foods over processed ones. In her first cookbook, My presents more than eighty-five recipes that are not only healthy, but also easy--sure to please every type of eater. Includes tips related to quality over quantity and organic versus nonorganic, as well as notes on meal prepping and pages of photos.
Call Number: 641.563 Ngu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2016
Jenny Peterson
Description: Jenny Peterson is a breast cancer survivor. Her long road through cancer treatment was hard, emotional and often deeply depressing. The one thing that pulled her out of the darkness was her desire to be able to garden again. Peterson credits her garden with clearing her mental fog and overcoming her depression, physical limitations and pain. The Cancer Survivor's Garden Companion explores the therapeutic benefits of this vital "earth connection." With gentle empathy, beautiful photographs and easy how-to steps, she shows others how to create their own backyard haven for healing--a personal restorative garden--with a bonus of well-grounded guidance about diet, exercise, mental focus and spiritual renewal.
Call Number: 615.8515 Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2016
Dina Cheney
Description: The definitive guide to nondairy milks--a comprehensive cookbook demystifying milk alternatives--shows how to make and customize all types of vegan milks, with one hundred recipes and handy comparison charts, tips, and guidance for choosing the right dairy-free milks for cooking and baking.
Call Number: 641.563 Che
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 6, 2016
Elaine Rose Glickman
Description: Elaine Rose Glickman shows readers how loving your kid enough to be the boss will result in happier, healthier, and much easier-to-be-around children! Combining incisive commentary with grounded, practical advice, this book will have you recognizing and laughing at yourself, your fellow parents, and a culture that seems determined to turn our precious angels into not-so-precious brats. Divided into three sections--"Your Budding Brat", "Your Bratty Child", and "Your Bratty Tween"--this book is packed with wisdom and tips culled from the trenches of child-rearing. It will not only help you grow adept at responding to specific misbehaviors, but will encourage and empower you to become the confident, respected parent you yearn to be.
Call Number: 649.1 Gli
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2016
Cyd Zeigler
Description: Discover key moments and issues that have shaped and transformed sports for LGBT people today.
Call Number: 796.08 Zei
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2016
Clara Parkes
Description: Clara Parkes delves into her storied travels with this inspiring and witty memoir on a creative life enriched by her adventures around the world. Parkes's essays invite readers and crafters on excursions to be savored, from a guide who quickly comes to feel like a trusted confidante. In Knitlandia, she takes readers along on 17 of her most memorable journeys across the globe over the last 15 years, with stories spanning from the fjords of Iceland to a cozy yarn shop in Paris's 13th arrondissement. Also known for her PBS television appearances and popular line of small-batch handcrafted yarns, Parkes weaves her personal blend of wisdom and humor into this down-to-earth guide that is part personal travel narrative and part cultural history, touching the heart of what it means to live creatively.
Call Number: 746.432 Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 11, 2016
edited by Liesa Mignogna
Description: Out of the growing cultural fascination with caped crusaders comes this anthology. Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life gives readers the chance to connect to their beloved authors, while those same authors connect to their beloved superheroes, and within that feedback loop of respect and admiration lies an anthology full of thrills, chills, and spills. The authors share their most hilarious and most heart wrenching experiences with their chosen defender to explain why superheroes matter, what they tell us about who we are, and what they mean for our future.
Call Number: 741.5352 Las
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2016
Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell
Description: Living Large in Our Little House is a practical and inspirational memoir about the joy and freedom of tiny house living.
Call Number: 728.37 Fiv
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2016
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
Description: A behind-the-scenes account of the creation of the hit television series describes how comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld dreamed up the idea for an unconventional sitcom over coffee and how, despite network skepticism and minimal plotlines, achieved mainstream success.
Call Number: 791.4572 Arm
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2016
Paul Ruditis, Sanford Galden-Stone
Description: Celebrate 50 years of the long running sci-fi franchises with "The Star Trek Book." This comprehensive guide to the series delves into the myriad worlds and different dimensions visited by the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. For fans of the various "Star Trek" TV series, including "The Next Generation," "Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "Enterprise," "The Star Trek Book" details everything you need to know about 50 years of excitement and adventure on the final frontier.
Call Number: 791.4572 Rud
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 11, 2016
Deborah Green
Description: Take your coloring to the next level! From cups and saucers to sneakers and tote bags, this book is guaranteed to transform your home and your garments with stylish and colorful designs. Clear and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions take you through the basics of working with a variety of Sharpie pens, from oil-based and water-based markers to paint pens and more!
Call Number: 745.5 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 11, 2016
Rita Dove
Description: Rita Dove's Collected poems, 1974-2004 showcases the wide-ranging diversity in her thirty years and seven books of poetry.
Call Number: 811 Dov
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 8, 2016
Peter McPhee
Description: The French Revolution was a seismic event that radically transformed France and sent shock waves across the world. Peter McPhee draws on his study of eighteenth-century France and Europe to create a fresh account of the world's first great modern revolution: its origins, drama, complexity and significance. Was the Revolution a major turning point in French and world history, or was it a period of violent upheaval and warfare that wrecked millions of lives? McPhee evaluates the Revolution within a global context and investigates the changing personal, social and cultural world of the eighteenth century. His startling conclusions redefine and illuminate both the experience and the legacy of France's transformative age of revolution.
Call Number: 944.04 McP
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 8, 2016
Lawrence Alan Rosenwald, editor
Description: Americans have been at war for most of our history as a people. Wars of conquest gave way to wars of empire, the Civil War to the World Wars, and the Cold War to the War on Terror. At every turn in this history, Americans have questioned and resisted both particular wars and justifications for war in general. Taking up the pen instead of the sword, they have produced a body of literature of great passion and power, a homegrown American tradition that refuses the proposition that war is the inevitable price of liberty or prosperity. Gathering essays, letters, speeches, memoirs, songs, poems, cartoons, leaflets, stories, and other works by nearly 150 writers from the colonial era to the present, War No More brings this writing together for the first time in a single volume.
Call Number: 973 War
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 20, 2016
Larry Tye
Description: Draws on unpublished memoirs, unreleased government files, private papers, and interviews with Kennedy's close family and colleagues to chronicle his transformation from 1950s cold warrior to a liberal champion of the working class, the poor, and minorities.
Call Number: B Ken Kennedy, Robert F.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2016
Jenny Diski
Description: In 2014, Diski was diagnosed with lung cancer and given two or three years to live. She didn't know how to react, but knew she had to write about it. There was another story to write, one she had not yet told: that of being taken in at age fifteen by the author Doris Lessing, and the fifty years of their complex relationship. In the pages of the London Review of Books, Diski unraveled her history with Lessing: the fairy-tale rescue as a teenager, the difficulties of being absorbed into an unfamiliar family, the modeling of a literary life, the hysterical battlefield of her parental home, her expulsion from school, the drug-taking twenty-something in and out of psychiatric hospitals--and all through the lens of living with terminal cancer, . A candid piece about an uneasy relationship; about memory and writing, ingratitude and anger; about living with illness and facing death.
Call Number: B Dis Diski, Jenny
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 14, 2016
Michael Shelden
Description: Shelden sheds light on the literary mystery that is the story of Melville's passionate, obsessive, and clandestine affair with a married woman named Sarah Morewood, whose libertine impulses encouraged and sustained Melville's own. In his research, Shelden discovered unexplored documents suggesting that, in their shared resistance to the "iron rule" of social conformity, Sarah and Melville had forged an illicit and enduring romantic and intellectual bond. Emboldened by the thrill of courting Sarah in secret, the pleasure of falling in love, and the excitement of spending time with literary luminaries--like Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and Nathaniel Hawthorne--Melville found the courage to take the leap from light works of adventure to the brilliant, subversive Moby-Dick.
Call Number: B Mel Melville, Herman
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 7, 2016
Paul Levy
Description: This is LeDoux's story, the life and times of a Minnesota Rocky making the most of the hard knocks that bruise the American Dream. He was never a world champion, but Scott LeDoux was always the people's champ. A small-town miner's son, he was a big, good-natured kid, with a ready wit and the will to take all comers along on a ride he himself found hard to believe. From the mining community of Crosby, Minnesota, to the minor-league towns like Sioux Falls and Billings, to Madison Square Garden, Levy gives us a sense of what it was like to spar with fighters such as Tyson and Ali. The buried secrets of childhood abuse and the harrowing sadness of death and disease in his family make LeDoux's triumphs and defeats all the more poignant and unforgettable.
Call Number: B LeD LeDoux, Scott
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2016
James L. McDonough
Description: General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family. As a soldier, Sherman evolved from West Point into a general who steered the Civil War's most decisive campaigns. Sherman sought the war's swift end by devastating Southern resources in the Carolinas and on his famous March to the Sea. This biography explores Sherman's warm friendship with Ulysses S. Grant, his strained relationship with his wife, Ellen, and his grief over the death of his young son, Willy.
Call Number: B She Sherman, William T.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2016
Lisa Swerling, Ralph Lazar
158.1 Swe
Cyd Zeigler
796.08 Zei
James Martin Stone
330.973 Sto
Clara Parkes
746.432 Par
Joseph Madison Beck
345.761 Bec
edited by Liesa Mignogna
741.5352 Las
Shefali Tsabary
306.874 Tsa
Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell
728.37 Fiv
Anu Partanen
306.0948 Par
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
791.4572 Arm
Clara Bingham
303.484 Bin
Paul Ruditis, Sanford Galden-Stone
791.4572 Rud
Jonathan P Balcombe
597.15 Bal
Deborah Green
745.5 Gre
Teresa Marrone
641.5977 Mar
Rita Dove
811 Dov
Jennifer Carlson, Jennifer House
641.5622 Car
Peter McPhee
944.04 McP
Sue Doeden
641.68 Doe
Lawrence Alan Rosenwald, editor
973 War
Stacie Billis
641.512 Bil
Larry Tye
B Ken Kennedy, Robert F.
My Nguyen
641.563 Ngu
Jenny Diski
B Dis Diski, Jenny
Jenny Peterson
615.8515 Pet
Michael Shelden
B Mel Melville, Herman
Dina Cheney
641.563 Che
Paul Levy
B LeD LeDoux, Scott
Elaine Rose Glickman
649.1 Gli
James L. McDonough
B She Sherman, William T.