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Boy with thorn by Laurentiis, Rickey, author.

Boy with thorn

In a landscape at once the brutal American South as it is the brutal mind, Boy with Thorn interrogates the genesis of all poetic creation--the imagination itself, questioning what role it plays in both our fascinations with and repulsion from a national history of racial and sexual violence. The personal and political crash into one language here, gothic as it is supple, meditating on visual art and myth, to desire, the practice of lynching and Hurricane Katrina. Always at its center, though, is

May 31, 2016
Breaking Rockefeller - the incredible story of the ambitious rivals who toppled an oil empire by Doran, Peter B., author.

Breaking Rockefeller - the incredible story of the ambitious rivals who toppled an oil empire

"The author of the popular History of Oil podcast traces the early-20th-century rivalry between John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil and Royal Dutch Shell, describing the origins of partners Marcus Samuel, Jr. and Henri Deterding and how they used respective talents to break Rockefeller's daunting monopoly"--

May 31, 2016
Building blocks by Califano, Diane, author.

Building blocks

May 31, 2016
Charleston syllabus - readings on race, racism, and racial violence by

Charleston syllabus - readings on race, racism, and racial violence

May 31, 2016
Cake - a slice of history by Levene, Alysa, 1976- author.

Cake - a slice of history

Alysa Levene looks at cakes both ancient and modern, from the Fruit Cake, to the Pound Cake, from the ubiquitous birthday cake to the Angel Food Cake, all the way up to competitive baking shows on television and our modern obsession with macaroons and cup cakes. Along the way, she shows how cakes are so much more than just a delicious sugar hit, and reflects on how and why cakes became the food to eat in times of celebration. Cake reflects cultural differences, whether it is the changing role of

May 31, 2016
Best easy day hikes, Shenandoah National Park by Gildart, Robert C.

Best easy day hikes, Shenandoah National Park

May 31, 2016
Berries - the complete guide to cooking with power-packed berries by Pedersen, Stephanie, author.

Berries - the complete guide to cooking with power-packed berries

Berries have found a place among home cooks who wants a convenient, delicious way to add fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, and phytonutrients to their diets. Enjoy recipes for: Superfood Purple Smoothie, Blueberry banana oatmeal bread, Goji wild rice bowl, Avocadobeanberry sandwich, Chicken with berry sauce, Curried halibut with raspberry-mango relish, Berry kale quinoa, Flourless PB&B cookies, Lemon berry cornmeal cake, Key Lime avocado berry pie, Healthy berry streusel bars, Quinoa cranberry red

May 31, 2016
The Fire This Time - A New Generation Speaks About Race by Ward, Jesmyn

The Fire This Time - A New Generation Speaks About Race

May 31, 2016
Fine motor skills for children with down syndrome - a guide for parents and professionals by Bruni, Maryanne.

Fine motor skills for children with down syndrome - a guide for parents and professionals

May 31, 2016
Finding the supermodel in you - the insider's guide to teen modeling by Mason, Claudia, author.

Finding the supermodel in you - the insider's guide to teen modeling

Provides advice to teenage models, including how to get into the business, why chaperones are necessary until age eighteen, and how to be assertive with bookers and agents.

May 31, 2016
Financial literacy for millennials - a practical guide to managing your financial life for teens, college students, and young adults by Smith, Andrew O., 1962- author.

Financial literacy for millennials - a practical guide to managing your financial life for teens, college students, and young adults

May 31, 2016
The Fermented Man - A Year on the Front Lines of a Food Revolution by Dellinger, Derek

The Fermented Man - A Year on the Front Lines of a Food Revolution

May 31, 2016
Fascinate - how to make your brand impossible to resist by Hogshead, Sally, author.

Fascinate - how to make your brand impossible to resist

Suggests methods companies can use to attract consumers through the psychology of fascination with an assessment tool called the Brand Fascination Profile.

May 31, 2016
The fall of heaven - the Pahlavis and the final days of imperial Iran by Cooper, Andrew Scott, author.

The fall of heaven - the Pahlavis and the final days of imperial Iran

" An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late Shah's widow, Empress Farah In this remarkably human portrait of one of the twentieth century's most complicated personalities, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Andrew Scott Cooper traces the Shah's life from childhood through his ascension to the throne in 1941. He draws the turbulence of the post-war era during which the Shah survived assassination attempts and coup plots

May 31, 2016
Failed it! - how to turn mistakes into ideas and other advice for successfully screwing up by Kessels, Erik, author.

Failed it! - how to turn mistakes into ideas and other advice for successfully screwing up

Argues that failure is actually an early indicator of success and that people should be inspired by failures instead of regretting them.

May 31, 2016
Fail U. - the false promise of higher education by Sykes, Charles J.

Fail U. - the false promise of higher education

"The cost of a college degree has increased by 1,125% since 1978 - four times the rate of inflation. Total student debt is $1.3 trillion. Many private universities charge tuitions ranging from $60-70,000 per year. Nearly 2/3 of all college students must borrow to study, and the average student graduates with more than $30,000 in debt. 53% of college graduates under 25 years old are unemployed or underemployed (working part-time or in low-paying jobs that do not require college degrees). Profes

May 31, 2016
Executing grace - how the death penalty killed Jesus and why it's killing us by Claiborne, Shane, 1975- author.

Executing grace - how the death penalty killed Jesus and why it's killing us

"In this reasoned exploration of justice, retribution, and redemption, the champion of the new monastic movement, popular speaker, and author of the bestselling The Irresistible Revolution offers a powerful and persuasive appeal for the abolition of the death penalty.The Bible says an eye for an eye. But is the state's taking of a life true--or even practical--punishment for convicted prisoners? In this thought-provoking work, Shane Claiborne explores the issue of the death penalty and the contr

May 31, 2016
The everything dutch oven cookbook / Includes Overnight French Toast, Roasted Vegetable Lasagna, Chili With Cheesy Jalapeno Corn Bread, Char Siu Pork Ribs, Salted Caramel Apple Crumble... by Jaggers, Kelly, author.

The everything dutch oven cookbook / Includes Overnight French Toast, Roasted Vegetable Lasagna, Chili With Cheesy Jalapeno Corn Bread, Char Siu Pork Ribs, Salted Caramel Apple Crumble...

May 31, 2016
The essential guide to freelance writing - how to write, work, & thrive on your own terms by Petit, Zachary, author.

The essential guide to freelance writing - how to write, work, & thrive on your own terms

May 31, 2016
Engineering Eden - the true story of a violent death, a trial, and the fight over controlling nature by Smith, Jordan Fisher.

Engineering Eden - the true story of a violent death, a trial, and the fight over controlling nature

May 31, 2016