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The girl behind the door - a father's quest to understand his daughter's suicide by Brooks, John, 1956- author.

The girl behind the door - a father's quest to understand his daughter's suicide

"An award-winning, candid, and compelling story of an adoptive father's search for the truth about his teenage daughter's suicide: "Rarely have the subjects of suicide, adoption, adolescence, and parenting been explored so openly and honestly" (John Bateson, Former Executive Director, Contra Costa Crisis Center, and author of The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge). Early one Tuesday morning John Brooks went to his teenage daughter's room to make sure she was getting up for school and

Feb 10, 2016
The golden condom - and other essays on love lost and found by Safer, Jeanne, author.

The golden condom - and other essays on love lost and found

"Dr. Jeanne Safer has dedicated much of her decades' long career in psychotherapy to exploring taboo subjects that we all think about in private but seldom discuss in public. From conflicted sibling relationships to the choice not to have children, Safer's work has always been unflinching in its aim to dive deep into topics that make most of us blush, but which are present in all of our lives. In The Golden Condom, Safer turns her sharp and fearless eye to a subject perhaps more universal t

Feb 10, 2016
The golden lad - the haunting story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt by Burns, Eric, author.

The golden lad - the haunting story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt

Explores the relationship between president Theodore Roosevelt and his youngest and favorite son Quentin, who died in an air fight during the first World War.

Feb 8, 2016
The iceberg by Coutts, Marion, author.

The iceberg

The author recounts the painful time in her life when her husband was dying of a brain tumor while her young son was just developing language.

Feb 4, 2016
The importance of being little - what preschoolers really need from grownups by Christakis, Erika, author.

The importance of being little - what preschoolers really need from grownups

""Teach your children well. It's easier to sing than do. Erika Christakis wants to foment a revolution in early childhood education, and with this deeply insightful, scientifically grounded, and utterly original book, she may just get her way." --Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness A bold challenge to the conventional wisdom about early childhood, with a pragmatic program to encourage parents and teachers to rethink how and where young children learn best by taking the child's eye view

Feb 10, 2016
The industries of the future by Ross, Alec, 1971- author.

The industries of the future

"Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what's next for the world, mapping out the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next ten years--for businesses, governments, and the global community--and how we can navigate them. Ross highlights the best opportunities for progress and explains why countries thrive or sputter. He examines the specific fields that will most shape our economic future over the next ten years, including cybercrime and cybersecurity, the commercializatio

Feb 4, 2016
The Jazz harmony book - a course in adding chords to melodies by Berkman, David, author.

The Jazz harmony book - a course in adding chords to melodies

This book teaches the ideas behind adding chords to melodies. It begins with basic chords and progressions, and moves to more complex ideas. With an introduction and two appendices. Two CDs of additional material.

Feb 9, 2016
The Jemima code - two centuries of African American cookbooks by Tipton-Martin, Toni, author.

The Jemima code - two centuries of African American cookbooks

Women of African descent have contributed to America's food culture for centuries, but their rich and varied involvement is still overshadowed by the demeaning stereotype of an illiterate "Aunt Jemima" who cooked mostly by natural instinct. Tipton-Martin looks at black cookbooks that range from a rare 1827 house servant's manual, the first book published by an African American in the trade, to modern classics. These cookbooks offer firsthand evidence that African Americans cooked creative master

Feb 9, 2016
The Joy of Discipleship - Reflections from Pope Francis on Walking With Christ by Francis, Pope/ Campbell, James P. (EDT)

The Joy of Discipleship - Reflections from Pope Francis on Walking With Christ

Feb 10, 2016
The Knitter's Book of Knowledge - A Complete Guide to Essential Knitting Techniques by Bliss, Debbie/ Brear, Cathy (ILT)/ Lightbody, Kim (PHT)

The Knitter's Book of Knowledge - A Complete Guide to Essential Knitting Techniques

Feb 10, 2016
The lady with the Borzoi - Blanche Knopf, literary tastemaker extraordinaire by Claridge, Laura P, author.

The lady with the Borzoi - Blanche Knopf, literary tastemaker extraordinaire

"Based on exclusive access to papers amassed by Susan Sheehan and Peter Prescott over the course of a quarter-century, this will be the definitive life of the legendary publisher"--

Feb 10, 2016
The living bird - 100 years of listening to nature by Cornell Lab of Ornithology (COR)/ Vyn, Gerrit (PHT)/ Kingsolver, Barbara (FRW)/ Weidensaul, Scott (CON)/ Haupt, Lyanda Lynn (CON)

The living bird - 100 years of listening to nature

Feb 10, 2016
The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts - Murder and Memory in an American City by Tillman, Laura

The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts - Murder and Memory in an American City

Feb 10, 2016
The Longevity Book - The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time by Diaz, Cameron/ Bark, Sandra

The Longevity Book - The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time

Feb 10, 2016
The lost book of Moses - the hunt for the world's oldest bible by Tigay, Chanan, author.

The lost book of Moses - the hunt for the world's oldest bible

Recounts the story of the Hebrew scrolls claimed to have been discovered by nineteenth-century antiquities dealer Moses Wilhelm Shapira, as well as the author's attempts to track them down and uncover the truth about them and Shapira.

Feb 10, 2016
The Love of Strangers - what six Muslim students learned in Jane Austen's London by Green, Nile, author.

The Love of Strangers - what six Muslim students learned in Jane Austen's London

Feb 10, 2016
The Mafia hit man's daughter by Scarpa, Linda, author.

The Mafia hit man's daughter

"Gregory Scarpa, Sr. was a stone-cold killer in the Colombo crime family, but to Linda, he was also a loving, devoted father. She reveals what it was like to grow up in the violent world of the mob and to come to grips with the truth about her father and the devastation he wrought"--

Feb 10, 2016
The Mafia Hit Man's Daughter by Scarpa, Linda/ Rosencrance, Linda/ Songini, Marc (FRW)

The Mafia Hit Man's Daughter

Feb 4, 2016
The man who invented fiction - how Cervantes ushered in the modern world by Egginton, William, 1969-

The man who invented fiction - how Cervantes ushered in the modern world

"In the early seventeenth century, a crippled, graying, almost toothless veteran of Spain's wars against the Ottoman Empire published a book. It was the story of a poor nobleman, his brain addled from reading too many books of chivalry, who deludes himself that he is a knight errant and sets off on hilarious adventures. That book, Don Quixote, went on to sell more copies than any other book beside the Bible, making its author, Miguel de Cervantes, the single most-read author in human history. Ce

Feb 9, 2016
The man's guide to women - scientifically proven secrets from the "love lab" about what women really want by Gottman, John Mordechai, author.

The man's guide to women - scientifically proven secrets from the "love lab" about what women really want

Feb 4, 2016