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Welcome to the goddamn ice cube - chasing fear and finding home in the great white north by Braverman, Blair, author.

Welcome to the goddamn ice cube - chasing fear and finding home in the great white north

"A revelatory memoir of the author's efforts to develop the strength and resilience to survive in the demanding landscapes of Norway and Alaska describes her physically exhausting survival endeavors on a ruthless arctic tundra marked by violent natural and human threats. 30,000 first printing,"--NoveList.

Jul 18, 2016
What great parents do - 75 simple strategies for raising kids who thrive by Reischer, Erica, author

What great parents do - 75 simple strategies for raising kids who thrive

"A golden rule book to parenting best practices, What Great Parents Do concisely presents key strategies to help parents reshape kids' challenging behaviors, create strong family bonds, and guide children toward becoming happy, kind, responsible adults.What Great Parents Do is an everything-you-need-to-know road map for parenting that you will consult again and again. Psychologist Erica Reischer draws on research in child development and cognitive science to distill the best information about pa

Jul 24, 2016
What is a garden? by Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927- author.

What is a garden?

"Poet and environmentalist W.S. Merwin moved to Hawaii in 1976 and has spent the last forty years planting nineteen acres with more than eight hundred species of palm, creating a lush garden on a ruined former pineapple plantation. Now the Merwin Conservancy, this land has served as Merwin's muse and his passion, appearing as a consistent subject of his poems and his germinal essays on conservation. What Is a Garden? collects eight of Merwin's poems and three of his essays emblematic of his palm

Jul 18, 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

Jul 19, 2016
What the Luck? - The Surprising Role of Chance in Our Everyday Lives by Smith, Gary

What the Luck? - The Surprising Role of Chance in Our Everyday Lives

Jul 24, 2016
What you must know about liver disease - a practical guide to using conventional and complementary treatments by Snyder, Rich, author.

What you must know about liver disease - a practical guide to using conventional and complementary treatments

Jul 24, 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

Jul 19, 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

Jul 19, 2016
When Things Fall Apart - Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Chodron, Pema

When Things Fall Apart - Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Jul 19, 2016
When things fall apart - heart advice for difficult times by Chödrön, Pema, author.

When things fall apart - heart advice for difficult times

Describes a traditional Buddhist approach to suffering and how embracing the painful situation and using communication, negative habits, and challenging experiences leads to emotional growth and happiness.

Jul 24, 2016
When women were birds - fifty-four variations on voice by Williams, Terry Tempest.

When women were birds - fifty-four variations on voice

In fifty-four chapters that unfold like a series of yoga poses, each with its own logic and beauty, Williams (beloved author of "Refuge") creates a lyrical and caring meditation of the mystery of her mother's journals . and what it means to have a voice beyond a selfless existence informed by children and a husband.

Jul 24, 2016
Where am I eating? - an adventure through the global food economy by Timmerman, Kelsey, 1979-

Where am I eating? - an adventure through the global food economy

"Bridges the gap between global farmers and fishermen and American consumers America now imports twice as much food as it did a decade ago. What does this increased reliance on imported food mean for the people around the globe who produce our food? Kelsey Timmerman set out on a global quest to meet the farmers and fisherman who grow and catch our food, and also worked alongside them: loading lobster boats in Nicaragua, splitting cocoa beans with a machete in Ivory Coast, and hauling tomatoes in

Jul 18, 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

Jul 19, 2016
Whistlestop - My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History by Dickerson, John

Whistlestop - My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History

Jul 24, 2016
Why diets make us fat - the unintended consequences of our obsession with weight loss by Aamodt, Sandra.

Why diets make us fat - the unintended consequences of our obsession with weight loss

A neuroscientist uses her knowledge of brain science and biology to explain why dieting does not work and that a cycle of dieting and gaining is actually worse for one's health than being overweight.

Jul 18, 2016
William Eggleston Portraits by Prodger, Phillip

William Eggleston Portraits

Jul 19, 2016
Windows 10 for Seniors for Dummies by Weverka, Peter

Windows 10 for Seniors for Dummies

Jul 24, 2016
Winning arguments - what works and doesn't work in politics, the bedroom, the courtroom, and the classroom by Fish, Stanley Eugene, author.

Winning arguments - what works and doesn't work in politics, the bedroom, the courtroom, and the classroom

"Stanley Fish, the notoriously brash and brilliant English and Law professor, has authored dozens of academic books on subjects ranging from Milton to freedom of speech. In 2011, Fish turned his eye to a more popular subject, the art of writing great sentences. His short, wise book How to Write a Sentence became an instant New York Times Bestseller and continues to be read by students and aspiring writers. Adam Haslet called the book, "deeper and more democratic than The Elements of Style." If g

Jul 19, 2016
Winning isn't luck - how to succeed in racing dinghies and yachts by Imhoff, Fred.

Winning isn't luck - how to succeed in racing dinghies and yachts

Jul 24, 2016
Winning on the ground - training and techniques for judo and MMA fighters by De Mars, AnnMaria, author.

Winning on the ground - training and techniques for judo and MMA fighters

A variety of winning judo techniques developed over years of teaching are presented in this guide that prepares mixed martial artists for transcending numerous scenarios. Based on the same training methods that have produced multiple Olympic medalists, the book demonstrates how any opponent can be overcome, even from a position that may seem hopeless. It is generously illustrated with techniques and exercises that are proven winners and is appropriate for beginning judo practitioners.

Jul 21, 2016