Nonfiction


Brooke McAlary
Description: It's easy to feel consumed with the desire to "succeed" and "acquire" and miss the simple opportunities waiting for you to slow down. When McAlary realized that the key to happiness was discovering a simpler, more fulfilling existence, she put the brakes on her stressful path, and reorganized her life to live outside the status-quo, emphasizing depth, connection and meaningful experiences. Slow provides practical advice and insights into the benefits and challenges of the slow life. It is an inspirational guide on creating a life filled with the things that really matter, and is meant for anyone seeking peace, meaning, and joy in their otherwise rapid lives.
Call Number: 158.1 McA
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2018
Barbara Bush, Taylor Noel, illustrator
Description: As a beloved first lady and both the wife and mother of a president, Barbara Bush is celebrated for her wit and candor, and was embraced on both sides of the political aisle. Following her death in the spring of 2018 at age 92, many remembered this commencement address she gave to the Wellesley College Class of 1990. She urges the graduates to believe in something larger than themselves and find one's own true colors, citing her own commitment to literacy and her belief that 'if more people could read, write, and comprehend, we would be much closer to solving so many of the problems plaguing our society.'
Call Number: 155.2 Bus
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2018
Jill Donovan
Description: In 2004 Jill Donovan's guest appearance on Oprah ignited a change within her heart that would have a ripple effect on thousands of lives. This book shows what happens when you give generously to others, pursue your dreams and never give up. For Rustic Cuff creator Donovan, it's not about the bracelet. It's about the connection that is made between two people in gift giving. This practicing attorney transformed her handmade cuffs into a flourishing business. Now she is a motivational speaker who encourages women to pursue their passions and discover the power in generous giving for a fulfilling journey through life.
Call Number: 248.6 Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Lis W. Wiehl, Caitlin Rother
Description: Author and former federal prosecutor Lis Wiehl uses new research and first-hand interviews to tell the story of Charles Manson's horrific crimes, the painstaking investigation that followed, and the inspired prosecution that put him away.
Call Number: 364.1523 Wie
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2018
Martin Arnold
Description: Dragons are a global phenomenon, one that has troubled mankind for thousands of years. From the fire-breathing beasts of North European myth and legend to the Book of Revelation's Great Red Dragon of Hell, from those supernatural agencies of imperial authority in ancient China to those dragon-women posing a threat to male authority, dragons have a wide variety of forms and meanings. One thing they all have in common is our fear of their formidable power and our need to overcome them, to appease them or in some way to assume their power as our own.
Call Number: 398.2454 Arn
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Bennett Coffey, Kyleen Keenan, Rebecca Miller Ffrench
Description: Kyleen and Bennett make it easy for people to enjoy chocolate--guilt-free, packed with antioxidants and healthy fats, and wholesome enough to enjoy every day. These plant-based recipes are for treats made from cacao, non-dairy milk, and nut butters, so you really can eat chocolate every day.
Call Number: 641.6374 Cof
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 6, 2018
Jennifer Trainer Thompson, Johanna M Seddon, American Macular Degeneration Foundation
Description: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of central vision loss in adults over the age of fifty. It can wreak havoc on the ability to see faces, read, drive, and move about safely. Millions of people are at risk, and we still don't have a cure. Healthy lifestyle choices, including a diet rich in lutein, zeaxanthin, and other key nutrients, can delay the onset and progress of AMD. Eat Right for Your Sight provides a delicious way to add the best ingredients for eye health to every meal of the day. Recipes have been crafted to act like medicine, but not taste like it.
Call Number: 641.563 Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 20, 2018
Joyce Esersky Goldstein, Ed (Edward Charles) Anderson, photographer
Description: Joyce Goldstein provides straightforward, no-fail instructions for all-natural fruit preserving, with sections focusing on specific fruits from peaches and nectarines to berries, tomatoes, figs, and fourteen others. Along with descriptions of the best varieties for preserving, Goldstein also includes ideas for using fruit preserves to elevate common foods, from pork chops to cake. With more than one hundred recipes for delicious fruit jams, butters, jellies, chutneys, sauces, and conserves, this reliable manual takes the guesswork out of putting up fruit and celebrates the bounty of every season.
Call Number: 641.852 Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2018
Karen Tack, Alan Richardson
Description: Tack and Richardson show you how to start with a batch of plain cupcakes, and turn them into fun creations such as robots, farm- or zoo-animals, and even a cookie village!
Call Number: 641.8653 Tac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2018
Tovah Martin, Kindra Clineff, photographs
Description: So much of gardening is focused on the long list of chores--the weeding, the planting, and the pruning. But what about the joy a garden can provide? In The Garden in Every Sense and Season, Tovah Martin mindfully explores the sensory delights her own garden and discovers the pleasures that can be find in focusing on sight, smell, sound, touch, and taste. In 100 essays, Martin shares sage garden advice, offers intimate reflections on her own garden, and urges gardeners to inhale, savor, and become more attuned with their gardens..
Call Number: 635 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2018
Helen Thomson
Description: Science writer Helen Thomson unlocks the biggest mysteries of the human brain by examining nine extraordinary cases.
Call Number: 612.82 Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2018
Jackie Sobon
Description: If you're a vegan and frequently on the go, it can be hard to eat well while still maintaining your plant-based lifestyle. You need options you can make in advance, take with you, or prepare quickly and easily once you get home. Here are recipes developed for real life. Jackie Sobon offers recipes you not only want to eat, but can whip up in any slice of time you can carve out, whether it's at night, in the morning, or on a lazy Sunday. Packed with everything from car breakfasts and work lunches, to airplane snacks and potluck fare, you'll feel confident knowing you can go anywhere, do anything, and still eat delicious food.
Call Number: 641.5636 Sob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2018
Jonathan Cain
Description: From one of the greatest bands in history comes a reminder to never give up hope. In this long-awaited memoir, songwriter and keyboardist Jonathan Cain takes us on an odyssey from center stage with Journey when all America was listening to songs like "Don't Stop Believin', "Faithfully," and "Open Arms," to his hope and faith today. He tells of the thrilling moments when the music came together and offers an inside look at why Steve Perry left and the story of their new vocalist, Arnel Pineda.
Call Number: 780.92 Cai
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 11, 2018
Daniel De Visé
Description: In July 1986, Greg LeMond became the first American to win the Tour de France, defeating French cycling legend Bernard Hinault. Nine months later, after a hunting accident, LeMond's career as a bicycle racer seemed over. Yet, two years after this crisis, LeMond mounted a comeback and in summer 1989, he again won the Tour by the narrow margin of 8 seconds, the closest Tour de France in history. De Visé chronicles the life of one of America's greatest athletes, from his roots in Nevada and California to the heights of global fame, to a falling out with his own family and a confrontation with Lance Armstrong over allegations the latter was doping.
Call Number: 796.62 De V
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 11, 2018
Tom Santopietro
Description: Tom Santopietro's book takes a 360-degree look at the Mockingbird phenomenon both on page and screen. Santopietro traces the writing of To Kill a Mockingbird, the impact of the Pulitzer Prize, and investigates both the claims that Lee's book is actually racist and the controversy surrounding the 2015 publication of Go set a watchman. Here is the behind-the-scenes story regarding the creation of the 1962 film. Santopietro examines what makes the movie and Gregory Peck's performance as Atticus Finch so captivating.
Call Number: 813.09 Lee Lee, Harper
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2018
Ellie LeBlond Sosa, Kelly Anne Chase
Description: Ellie LeBlond Sosa tells the secret of her grandparents' 77-year love affair. The love between Barbara Bush and President George H.W. Bush withstood World War II separation, a leap of faith into the oil fields of West Texas, the painful loss of a child, a political climb to the highest office, and after the White House, the transition back to a "normal" life. Through a lifetime's worth of letters, photographs, and stories, Sosa and coauthor Kelly Anne Chase paint the portrait of the enduring relationship of George and Barbara Bush with this look into the private life of a very public couple.
Call Number: 920 Sos
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2018
Peter Mayle
Description: Peter Mayle, in his final volume of all new writing, offers recollections from his 25 years in the South of France--lessons learned, culinary delights enjoyed, and changes observed. Twenty-five years ago, Mayle and his wife discovered Aix-en-Provence; enchanted by the world and life they found there, they decided to uproot their lives in England and settle in Provence--never looking back. A cup of cafe still buys you a front-row seat to the charming parade of village life. After the coffee, you might drive to see a lavender field that has bloomed every year for centuries, or stroll through the ancient history that coexists alongside metropolitan bustle. Modern life may have seeped into sleepy Provence, but its magic remains.
Call Number: 914.49 May
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2018
Don Diamont
Description: Soap star Don Diamont is the father and ringleader of his 7 rambunctious boys. He has written a fatherhood book for today's modern, blended family; a book that doesn't shy away from an emotional body slam; and, a book that is a love song to a magnificent mom. With humor and compassion, Don takes the readers on a rollercoaster ride from sorrow to the heights of Hollywood and global glam, to becoming a father himself and the assemblage of his blended brood. Looking back on the men who raised, coached, and mentored him, and looking forward, as his boys become men, he reflects on the manly art of fatherhood and leaves us with a portrait of an American family.
Call Number: B Dia Diamont, Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 9, 2018
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Slow : Simple Living For A Frantic World
Brooke McAlary
158.1 McA
The Garden In Every Sense And Season
Tovah Martin, Kindra Clineff, photographs
635 Mar
Your Own True Colors : Commencement Address Wellesley College June 1, 1990
Barbara Bush, Taylor Noel, illustrator
155.2 Bus
Unthinkable : An Extraordinary Journey Through The World's Strangest Brains
Helen Thomson
612.82 Tho
The Kindness Effect : Experience The Power Of Irrational Giving
Jill Donovan
248.6 Don
Vegan Yack Attack On The Go! : Plant-Based Recipes For Your Fast-Paced Vegan Lifestyle
Jackie Sobon
641.5636 Sob
Hunting Charles Manson : The Quest For Justice In The Days Of Helter Skelter
Lis W. Wiehl, Caitlin Rother
364.1523 Wie
Don't Stop Believin' : The Man, The Band, And The Song That Inspired Generations
Jonathan Cain
780.92 Cai
The Dragon : Fear And Power
Martin Arnold
398.2454 Arn
The Comeback : Greg Lemond, The True King Of American Cycling, And A Legendary Tour De France
Daniel De Visé
796.62 De V
Chocolate Every Day : 85+ Plant-Based Recipes For Cacao Treats That Support Your Health And Well-being
Bennett Coffey, Kyleen Keenan, Rebecca Miller Ffrench
641.6374 Cof
Why To Kill A Mockingbird Matters : What Harper Lee's Book And The Iconic America Film Mean To Us Today
Tom Santopietro
813.09 Lee Lee, Harper
Eat Right For Your Sight : Simple, Tasty Recipes That Help Reduce The Risk Of Vision Loss From Macular Degeneration
Jennifer Trainer Thompson, Johanna M Seddon, American Macular Degeneration Foundation
641.563 Tho
George And Barbara Bush : A Great American Love Story
Ellie LeBlond Sosa, Kelly Anne Chase
920 Sos
Jam Session : A Fruit-preserving Handbook
Joyce Esersky Goldstein, Ed (Edward Charles) Anderson, photographer
641.852 Gol
My Twenty-Five Years In Provence : Reflections On Then And Now
Peter Mayle
914.49 May
Make It Easy, Cupcake! : Fabulously Fun Creations In 4 Simple Steps
Karen Tack, Alan Richardson
641.8653 Tac
My Seven Sons And How We Raised Each Other : They Only Drive Me Crazy 30% Of The Time
Don Diamont
B Dia Diamont, Don