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What if this is heaven? - how our cultural myths prevent us from experiencing heaven on earth by Moorjani, Anita, 1959- author. What if this is heaven? - how our cultural myths prevent us from experiencing heaven on earth

"Following her near-death experience as shared in the New York Times bestseller Dying to Be Me, Anita Moorjani knows well the truths that exist beyond common knowledge and acceptance. The clarity she has gained has led her to further understand who she was born to be. Part of that truth has involved contemplating the cultural myths infused into our everyday lives. Passed down from generation to generation, these myths are pervasive and influential. From the belief we reap what we sow to the idea

Sep 23, 2016
What the f - what swearing reveals about our language, our brains, and ourselves by Bergen, Benjamin K, author. What the f - what swearing reveals about our language, our brains, and ourselves

"Everyone swears. Only the rare individual can avoid ever letting slip an expletive, whether after a few cocktails, a stubbed toe, or in flagrante delicto. And yet at the same time, we all accept all limits on swearing--tacitly, through censorship, and actively, as we hold our tongues around children in the vain effort to shield them. We even punish children for uttering, in passing, the very same words that we use to release tension, express pain, or inflame passions. Swearing is the part of us

Sep 19, 2016
When in French - love in a second language by Collins, Lauren (Journalist) When in French - love in a second language

"A language barrier is no match for love. Lauren Collins discovered this firsthand when, in her early thirties, she moved to London and fell for a Frenchman named Olivier--a surprising turn of events for someone who didn't have a passport until she was in college. But what does it mean to love someone in a second language? Collins wonders, as her relationship with Olivier continues to grow entirely in English. Are there things she doesn't understand about Olivier, having never spoken to him in h

Sep 21, 2016
When Paris sizzled - the 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and their friends by McAuliffe, Mary Sperling, 1943- author. When Paris sizzled - the 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and their friends

Sep 21, 2016
When strangers meet - how people you don't know can transform you by Stark, Kio. author. When strangers meet - how people you don't know can transform you

Sep 19, 2016
Where am I now? - true stories of girlhood and accidental fame by Wilson, Mara, author. Where am I now? - true stories of girlhood and accidental fame

""Growing up, I wanted to BE Mara Wilson. Where Am I Now? is a delight."--Ilana Glazer, cocreator and star of Broad City "Genuine and authentic, funny and heartbreaking, Where Am I Now? reminds you that no matter how unique your life is, some things bind us all together." --Jenny Lawson, author of Furiously Happy A former child actress best known for her starring roles in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and out of place: as the onlykid on a film set full of

Sep 20, 2016
Wild and precious life by Ziegler, Deborah, 1956- author. Wild and precious life

"Written by Deborah Ziegler, the mother of Brittany Maynard--a twenty-nine-year-old woman with a terminal brain tumor--this touching and beautiful memoir captures and celebrates her daughter's spirit and the mostly untold story of Brittany's last year oflife as she chose her right to die with dignity, a journey that inspired millions. On October 6, 2014, a video of my daughter, Brittany Maynard, was posted on YouTube. Brittany asked me to do the video with her, to support her. The first words m

Sep 24, 2016
Wild things, wild places - adventurous tales of wildlife and conservation on planet Earth by Alexander, Jane, 1939- author. Wild things, wild places - adventurous tales of wildlife and conservation on planet Earth

In Wild Things, Wild Places, Jane Alexander movingly, with a clear eye and a knowing, keen grasp of the issues and on what is being done in conservation and the worlds of science to help the planet's most endangered species to stay alive and thrive, writes of her steady and fervent immersion into the worlds of wildlife conservation, of her coming to know the scientists throughout the world--to her, the prophets in the wilderness--who are steeped in this work, of her travels with them--and on her

Sep 24, 2016
Winchester - the gun that built an American dynasty by Trevelyan, Laura, author. Winchester - the gun that built an American dynasty

Sep 22, 2016
Windows 10 for seniors for dummies by Weverka, Peter, author. Windows 10 for seniors for dummies

Step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and easy explanations will help you understand Windows 10.

Sep 20, 2016
Windy City bags - 12 handbags and totes sewn with structure and style by Lawson, Sara, author. Windy City bags - 12 handbags and totes sewn with structure and style

"Known for the gorgeous purses and bags that made Big-City Bags such a hit, Sara Lawson presents a fabulous new collection of high-fashion designs. Carry a designer bag that has great shape and style and is affordable to construct. These bags have it all! Expand your skills with patterns for 12 sophisticated, structured bags. Create impressive gifts--alternate fabric styles provide even more inspiration. Confidently choose interfacing and add design details: fabric accents, purse hardware, zippe

Sep 21, 2016
Wolf boys - two American teenagers and Mexico's most dangerous drug cartel by Slater, Dan, author. Wolf boys - two American teenagers and Mexico's most dangerous drug cartel

The story of two American teens recruited as killers for a Mexican cartel, and their pursuit by a Mexican-American detective who realizes the War on Drugs is unwinnable.

Sep 19, 2016
Wonderland - how play made the modern world by Johnson, Steven, 1968- author. Wonderland - how play made the modern world

"From the New York Times-bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From, a look at he world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes along-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. Steven Johnson argues that, throughout history, the cutting edge of innovation lies wherever people are working the hardest

Sep 24, 2016
World of the Teton Sioux Indians - their music, life & culture by Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957, author. World of the Teton Sioux Indians - their music, life & culture

Sep 21, 2016
Worst. President. Ever. - James Buchanan, the POTUS rating game, and the legacy of the least of the lesser presidents by Strauss, Robert, 1951- author. Worst. President. Ever. - James Buchanan, the POTUS rating game, and the legacy of the least of the lesser presidents

Sep 21, 2016
Woven shibori by Ellis, Catharine, 1951- author. Woven shibori

Sep 20, 2016
Yoga and Parkinson's disease - a journey to health and healing by Van Hulsteyn, Peggy. Yoga and Parkinson's disease - a journey to health and healing

Encourages the use of yoga as a complimentary therapy for Parkinson's disease, including step-by-step instructions and seated and assisted postures for those with limited mobility.

Sep 24, 2016
You can knit that - foolproof instructions for fabulous sweaters by Herzog, Amy, 1975- author. You can knit that - foolproof instructions for fabulous sweaters

Intends to provide knitters of all skill levels with the sweater-making confidence they need through instructions for six sweater styles--vests, all-in-one construction, drop shoulders, raglans, yokes, and set-in sleeves.

Sep 24, 2016
You gotta get bigger dreams - my life in stories and pictures by Cumming, Alan, 1965- author, photographer. You gotta get bigger dreams - my life in stories and pictures

"A magical concoction of the mischievous, tender, whimsical, and debauched real-life adventures of Alan Cumming, told in his own words and pictures... In these forty-five picture essays, Cumming recounts his real-life adventures (and often, misadventures), illustrated by his own equally entertaining photographs. From an awkward bonding session with Elizabeth Taylor to poignant stories about his family and friends to some harsh words of widsom imparted by Oprah that make up the title of this coll

Sep 20, 2016
You have the right to remain innocent by Duane, James J., author. You have the right to remain innocent

Using actual case histories of innocent men and women exonerated after decades in prison because of information they voluntarily gave to police, Professor Duane demonstrates the critical importance of a constitutional right not well or widely understood by the average American.

Sep 22, 2016