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The useful book - 201 life skills they used to teach in home ec and shop by Bowers, Sharon, author.

The useful book - 201 life skills they used to teach in home ec and shop

"A modern and energetically designed encyclopedia of DIY with everything you need to know to roll up your sleeves and cook it, build it, sew it, clean it, or repair it yourself. In other words, everything you would have learned from your shop and home ec teachers, if you had them. Features practical projects and how-tos, with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, relevant charts, sidebars, lists, and handy toolboxes. There's a kitchen crash course. Sewing 101. Housecare tips. Plus, in sho

Jun 24, 2016
White trash - the 400-year untold history of class in America by Isenberg, Nancy, author.

White trash - the 400-year untold history of class in America

"A history of the class system in America from the colonial era to the present illuminates the crucial legacy of the underprivileged white demographic, citing the pivotal contributions of lower-class white workers in wartime, social policy, and the rise of the Republican Party,"--NoveList.

Jun 24, 2016
Will and I - a memoir by Byars, Clay, author.

Will and I - a memoir

Twins Clay and Will Byars have different lives after Clay is in a traffic accident and suffers a stroke.

Jun 24, 2016
Yoga for teens by Schenk, Shawna, author

Yoga for teens

"Yoga shows that all beings (regardless of age) desire the same thing : peace. Yoga for Teens teaches how to attain this peace, for intermediate and high school aged kids, through using different yoga poses, breathing techniques, meditations, and writing "AUMwork" exercises. Each chapter focus on how using yoga can help teens properly cope with one emotion that they often face in their daily lives. Combining the teachings of yoga with the personal stories provided by the author and other yoga te

Jun 24, 2016
The yoga lifestyle - using the flexitarian method to ease stress, find balance and create a healthy life by Hanoch, Doron, 1971- author.

The yoga lifestyle - using the flexitarian method to ease stress, find balance and create a healthy life

Jun 24, 2016
In gratitude by Diski, Jenny, author.

In gratitude

In July 2014, Jenny Diski was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and given "two or three years" to live. She didn't know how to react. All responses felt scripted, as if she were acting out her part. To find the response that felt wholly her own, she had to face the cliches and try to write about it. And there was another story to write, one she had not yet told: that of being taken in at age fifteen by the author Doris Lessing, and the subsequent fifty years of their complex relationship. In

Jun 24, 2016
February house by Tippins, Sherill.

February house

This volume presents the story of an extraordinary experiment in communal living, one involving young but already iconic writers--and the country's best-known burlesque performer--in a house in Brooklyn during 1940 and 1941. It was a fevered yearlong party fueled by the appetites of youth and by the shared sense of urgency to take action as artists in the months before America entered the war. In spite of the sheer intensity, the house was for its residents a creative crucible. Carson McCullers'

Jun 24, 2016
Food from across Africa by Timothy, Duval author, illustrator.

Food from across Africa

Jun 24, 2016
Grace without God - the search for meaning, purpose, and belonging in a secular age by Ozment, Katherine, author.

Grace without God - the search for meaning, purpose, and belonging in a secular age

"Looks at the trends and ramifications of a country increasingly leaving organized religion behind, focusing on how this growing number of nonreligious Americans find meaning, purpose, and community,"--NoveList.

Jun 24, 2016
Garth Williams, American illustrator - a life by Wallace, Elizabeth K., 1954-

Garth Williams, American illustrator - a life

Jun 24, 2016
The great British bake off - big book of baking by Collister, Linda, author.

The great British bake off - big book of baking

Bake along with the hit BBC series and set yourself challenges that will rival the show! Whether you're a complete novice or a well-practised home cook, Collister shows you the tricks and techniques of making baked goods for any occasion. The recipes-- some from the show, others inspired or featuring a new twist-- are suitable for any skill level.

Jun 24, 2016
Growing up gourmet - 125 all-natural recipes for babies & toddlers by Carlson, Jennifer, 1975- author.

Growing up gourmet - 125 all-natural recipes for babies & toddlers

"Garlic, cinnamon, cardamom, sage, basil--you'll be amazed by what your baby will eat! Here are 125 healthy, delicious, kitchen-tested, and pediatric dietician-approved baby food recipes that will nurture your child's adventurous palate and guarantee smiles from everyone at the dinner table. Baby Gourmet is a total guide to your baby and toddler's diet. Jennifer Carlson built her business, Baby Gourmet, into one of the top-selling organic baby food brands in North America--and she'll show you ho

Jun 24, 2016
I am here now - a creative mindfulness guide and journal by

I am here now - a creative mindfulness guide and journal

Jun 24, 2016
I'm just a person by Notaro, Tig, author.

I'm just a person

In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro was hospitalized for a debilitating intestinal disease called C-diff, her mother unexpectedly died, she went through a breakup, and she was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. Days after her diagnosis, Tig took her grief onstage, opening an unvarnished set with, "Good evening. Hello. I have cancer." The set went viral instantly and was later released as an album, Live, and was nominated for a Grammy. This book takes stock of that no good, very b

Jun 24, 2016
Keep watching the skies! Volume 2, L-Z - American science fiction movies of the fifties by Warren, Bill, 1943- author.

Keep watching the skies! Volume 2, L-Z - American science fiction movies of the fifties

Bill Warren's Keep Watching the Skies! was originally published in two volumes, in 1982 and 1986. It was then greatly expanded in what we called the 21st Century Edition, with new entries on several films and revisions and expansions of the commentary on every film. In addition to a detailed plot synopsis, full cast and credit listings, and an overview of the critical reception of each film, Warren delivers richly informative assessments of the films and a wealth of insights and anecdotes about

Jun 24, 2016
Famous Nathan - a family saga of Coney Island, the American dream, and the search for the perfect hot dog by Handwerker, Lloyd, author.

Famous Nathan - a family saga of Coney Island, the American dream, and the search for the perfect hot dog

"Beginning with just five feet of counter space on Coney Island in 1916, Nathan's Famous - based on the basic principles of quality ingredients, hard work and a price everyone could afford -soon stretched across the globe, launching the hotdog as an American food staple and Nathan Handwerker to national fame. But the story behind the dog is even tastier ... Fleeing Eastern Europe as the shadow of WWI looms large with nothing but twenty dollars in his socks, Nathan arrives in New York with the in

Jun 24, 2016
Face value - the hidden ways beauty shapes women's lives by Whitefield-Madrano, Autumn, author.

Face value - the hidden ways beauty shapes women's lives

"Part social commentary, part cultural analysis, part careful investigation and part powerful personal anecdotes, a provocative book explores the relationship between appearance and science, social media, sex, friendship, language and advertising to show how beauty actually affects us day to day,"--NoveList.

Jun 24, 2016
Machine learning for dummies by Mueller, John, 1958- author.

Machine learning for dummies

Jun 24, 2016
Lament for a son by Wolterstorff, Nicholas.

Lament for a son

A loving father explores with honesty and intensity all facets of his grief at the death of his 25-year-old son.

Jun 24, 2016
A million years in a day - a curious history of everyday life from the Stone Age to the phone age by Jenner, Greg, author.

A million years in a day - a curious history of everyday life from the Stone Age to the phone age

"Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock? Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old. Structured around one ordinary day, [this book] reveals the astonishing origins and development of the daily practices we take for granted. In this gloriously entertaining

Jun 24, 2016