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The pawnbroker's daughter - a memoir by Kumin, Maxine, 1925-2014.

The pawnbroker's daughter - a memoir

"From Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Maxine Kumin, a timeless memoir of life, love, and poetry. Maxine Kumin left an unrivaled legacy as a pioneering poet and feminist. The Pawnbroker's Daughter charts her journey from a childhood in the Jewish community inDepression-era Philadelphia, where Kumin's father was a pawnbroker, to Radcliffe College, where she comes into her own as an intellectual and meets the soldier-turned-Los Alamos scientist who would become her husband; to her metamorphosis from a

May 30, 2015
The pet poo pocket guide - how to safely compost and recycle pet waste by Seemann, Rose, author.

The pet poo pocket guide - how to safely compost and recycle pet waste

Eighty-three million dogs and ninety-six million cats call the United States home. Dogs alone produce enough waste to fill more than 1,127 football fields 10 feet deep in a single year. Add billions of plastic pick-up bags to the mix and season well with tons of litter box waste. Scoop a hefty portion into local landfills and seal it tightly to ensure optimal methane production. Clearly, this is a recipe for disaster.Dog and cat owners who trash their pets' offerings daily are in denial about ho

May 30, 2015
The physicist and the philosopher - Einstein, Bergson, and the debate that changed our understanding of time by Canales, Jimena, author.

The physicist and the philosopher - Einstein, Bergson, and the debate that changed our understanding of time

"On April 6, 1922, in Paris, Albert Einstein and Henri Bergson publicly debated the nature of time. Einstein considered Bergson’s theory of time to be a soft, psychological notion, irreconcilable with the quantitative realities of physics. Bergson, who gained fame as a philosopher by arguing that time should not be understood exclusively through the lens of science, criticized Einstein’s theory of time for being a metaphysics grafted on to science, one that ignored the intuitive aspects of time.

May 30, 2015
The Pine Tar Game - the Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and baseball's most absurd and entertaining controversy by Bondy, Filip.

The Pine Tar Game - the Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and baseball's most absurd and entertaining controversy

May 30, 2015
The power playbook - rules for independence, money, and success by Anthony, La La.

The power playbook - rules for independence, money, and success

"The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Love Playbook, La La Anthony is again opening up her playbook to share her no-nonsense advice. La La is a self-made entrepreneur with a successful fashion line, a cosmetics company, a reality show, and a budding acting career to her credit. From humble beginnings, she created a career that she loves through sheer determination and hard work, and now she shares her hard-won wisdom on how her readers can do the same. With her unparalleled drive a

May 29, 2015
The prisoners of Breendonk - personal histories from a World War II concentration camp by Deem, James M, author.

The prisoners of Breendonk - personal histories from a World War II concentration camp

"This absorbing and captivating nonfiction account (with never-before-published photographs) offers readers an in-depth anthropological and historical look into the lives of those who suffered and survived Breendonk concentration camp during the Holocaust of World War II"--

May 30, 2015
The Purity Myth - How America's Obsession With Virginity Is Hurting Young Women by Valenti, Jessica

The Purity Myth - How America's Obsession With Virginity Is Hurting Young Women

May 30, 2015
The Reason for Flowers - Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives by Buchmann, Stephen

The Reason for Flowers - Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives

May 30, 2015
The Right Way to Lose a War - America in an Age of Unwinnable Conflicts by Tierney, Dominic

The Right Way to Lose a War - America in an Age of Unwinnable Conflicts

May 29, 2015
The Saint John's Bible. Gospels and Acts by

The Saint John's Bible. Gospels and Acts

"A full-color reproduction of the handwritten and illuminated work, The Saint John's Bible, in seven volumes."--Provided by publisher.

May 27, 2015
The selfish gene by Dawkins, Richard, 1941-

The selfish gene

An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit.

May 29, 2015
The seven principles for making marriage work - a practical guide from the country's foremost relationship expert by Gottman, John Mordechai.

The seven principles for making marriage work - a practical guide from the country's foremost relationship expert

Drawing on research into the dynamics of healthy relationships, a study of the basic principles that make up a happy, long-lasting marriage shares advice on how to cope with such issues as work, children, money, sex, and stress.

May 30, 2015
The sexual healing journey - a guide for survivors of sexual abuse by Maltz, Wendy.

The sexual healing journey - a guide for survivors of sexual abuse

Examines the harmful effects of sexual abuse on sexual development and behavior and offers its adult victims a program to rebuild their sexual identity and enjoy healthy sexual relations.

May 30, 2015
The shed that fed a million children - the extraordinary story of Mary's Meals by MacFarlane-Barrow, Magnus, author.

The shed that fed a million children - the extraordinary story of Mary's Meals

"Magnus retells how a series of miraculous circumstances and an overwhelming display of love from those around him led to the creation of Mary’s Meals; an organisation that could hold the key to eradicating child hunger altogether. This humble, heart-warming yet powerful story has never been more relevant in our society of plenty and privilege. It will open your eyes to the extraordinary impact that one person can make."--

May 30, 2015
The sisters are alright - changing the broken narrative of black women in America by Winfrey Harris, Tamara.

The sisters are alright - changing the broken narrative of black women in America

May 30, 2015
The Sketchbook Project World Tour by Peterman, Steven (Steven Eric), author.

The Sketchbook Project World Tour

"Destined to go down as one of the era's most astonishing global art projects, the Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook Project has, in less than a decade, amassed more than thirty thousand sketchbooks submitted by people of all ages and artistic abilities from more than 130 countries. Bursting with color, vivid imagery, and bouts of whimsy mixed with deeply intimate insights, the sketchbooks capture the texture of personal experience in a dizzying variety of illustrative styles and layouts that ru

May 29, 2015
The Snowden Reader by

The Snowden Reader

May 27, 2015
The Southern Living community cookbook - celebrating food & fellowship in the American South by Castle, Sheri, author.

The Southern Living community cookbook - celebrating food & fellowship in the American South

Brings together the best recipes from Southern hometown cooks, including Mom's signature pot roast, cream of peanut soup, and hummingbird cake.

May 30, 2015
The speechwriter - a brief education in politics by Swaim, Barton, 1972-

The speechwriter - a brief education in politics

May 30, 2015
The spiral notebook - the Aurora theater shooter and the epidemic of mass violence committed by American youth by Singular, Stephen, author.

The spiral notebook - the Aurora theater shooter and the epidemic of mass violence committed by American youth

May 30, 2015