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From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list on a particular topic, but lately we’ve had some books  come in that are too good not to share, even if they don’t fit with a particular theme. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Popular Books

Just One Day by Gayle Forman, Call Number: PB FOR

The Lost Queen of Crocker County: A Novel by Elizabeth Leiknes, Call Number: PB LEI

Nonfiction Books

Cover of The Addiction SolutionThe Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence On Opioids and Other Drugs by Lloyd I. Sederer, Call Number: 362.29 S447a

American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse, Call Number: 364.164 H587s

Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna by Edith Sheffer, Call Number: 618.92 S542a

Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience by Allison Pataki, Call Number: PB PAT
NOTE: “Five months pregnant, on a flight to their “babymoon,” Allison Pataki turned to her husband when he asked if his eye looked strange and watched him suddenly lose consciousness. After an emergency landing, she discovered that Dave—a healthy thirty-year-old athlete and surgical resident—had suffered a rare and life-threatening stroke. Next thing Allison knew, she was sitting alone in the ER in Fargo, North Dakota, waiting to hear if her husband would survive the night. When Dave woke up, he could not carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next. Allison had lost the Dave she knew and loved when he lost consciousness on the plane. Within a few months, she found herself caring for both a newborn and a sick husband, struggling with the fear of what was to come.”

Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World by Joshua B. Freeman, Call Number: 338.6 F855b

Blind Justice: A Former Prosecutor Exposes the Psychology and Politics of Wrongful Convictions by Mark Godsey, Call Number: 345.73 G589b

Blood and Ivy: The 1849 Murder that Scandalized Harvard by Paul Collins, Call Number: 364.152 C712B
NOTE: “On November 23rd of 1849, in the heart of Boston, one of the city’s richest men simply vanished. Dr. George Parkman, a Brahmin who owned much of Boston’s West End, was last seen that afternoon visiting his alma mater, Harvard Medical School. Police scoured city tenements and the harbor, and offered hefty rewards as leads put the elusive Dr. Parkman at sea or hiding in Manhattan. But one Harvard janitor held a much darker suspicion: that their ruthless benefactor had never left the Medical School building alive….it became a landmark case in the use of medical forensics and the meaning of reasonable doubt.”

The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson, Call Number: 364.134 T994b

Cover of BuzzBuzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hansen, Call Number: 595.79 H251b

Careers in Media and Communication by Stephanie A. Smith, Call Number: 302.23 S661c

Corridor Rising: A Decade of Reinvestment Following the 2008 Floods, Call Number: 977.7 C825

Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process by John McPhee, Call Number: 808.08 P995d

Essential Type: An Illustrated Guide to Understanding and Using Fonts by Tony Seddon, Call Number: 686.224 S447e

Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman by Robert L. O’Connell, Call Number: 973.709 O182f

Cover of George Washington Carver in his own wordsGeorge Washington Carver: In His Own Words (2nd ed.), Edited by Gary R. Kremer, Call Number: 630.92 C331kr

Guide to Financial Markets: Why They Exist and How They Work by Marc Levinson, Call Number: 332.64 L665g

Happy Brain: Where Happiness Comes From, and Why by Dean Burnett, Call Number: 612.82 B964h

In the Field: Life and Work in Cultural Anthropology by George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch, Call Number: 306.072 G569i

Inc.: Start a Successful Business – Expert Advice To Take Your Startup From Idea to Empire by Colleen DeBaise, Call Number: 658.1 D286s

The Internet Trap: Five Costs of Living Online by Ashesh Mukherjee, Call Number: 302.23 M953i
NOTE: “Whether we are checking emails, following friends on Facebook and Twitter, catching up on gossip from TMZ, planning holidays on TripAdvisor, arranging dates on Match.com, watching videos on Youtube, or simply browsing for deals on Amazon, the internet pervades our professional and personal environments. The internet has revolutionized our lives, but at what cost? Mukherjee uses the latest research in consumer psychology to highlight five hidden costs of living online: too many temptations, too much information, too much customization, too many comparisons, and too little privacy.”

Life on Mars: What To Know Before We Go by David A. Weintraub, Call Number: 523.43 W424L

Cover of The Internet TrapLock, Stock, and Barrel: The Origins of American Gun Culture by Clayton E. Cramer, Call Number: 683.4 C889L

Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World’s Greatest Art Heist by Stephen Kurkjian, Call Number: 364.16 K968m

Millennials and the Moments That Made Us: A Cultural History of the U.S. from 1982-Present by Shaun Scott, Call Number: 305.209 S429m

One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter (Essays) by Scaachi Koul, Call Number:813.6 K881o

Pandora’s Box: A History of the First World War by Jorn Leonhard, Call Number: 940.3 L584p

The Power of Framing: Creating the Language of Leadership by Gail T. Fairhurst, Call Number: 658.4 F171
NOTE: Defining the meaning of a situation to gain control of it.

Practical English Usage (Fully Revised 4th ed.) by Michael Swan, Call Number: ELA 428.2 S972p

Psychology in the Classroom: A Teacher’s Guide to What Works by Marc Smith and Jonathan Firth, Call Number: 370.15 S655p

Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It’s Doing to Us by Will Stohr, Call Number: 155.2 S886

Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth’s Most Awesome Creatures by Nick Pyenson, Call Number: 599.5 P995s

A Student Guide to Study Abroad by Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, Allan Goodman, and Sir Cyril Taylor, Call Number: 370.116 B486s

Superbugs: An Arms Race Against Bacteria by William Hall, Anthony McDonnell, and Jim O’Neill, Call Number: 616.9 H181s

Superhero Ethics: 10 Comic Book Heroes, 10 Ways to Save the World, Which One Do We Need Most Now? by Travis Smith, Call Number 741.509 S662s

Cover of Super-BugsTwenty Years of Life: Why the Poor Die Earlier and How to Challenge Inequality by Suzanne Bohan, Call Number: 362.5 B676t

Undocumented by John Moore, Call Number: 304.873 M822u

Using Picture Books to Enhance Children’s Social and Emotional Literacy: Creative Activities and Programs for Parents and Professionals by Susan Elswick, Call Number: 372.133 E499u

Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World by Andrea Barnet, Call Number: 305.409 B261v

Weather: A Concise Introduction by Gregory Hakim and Jerome Patoux, Call Number: 551.5 H155w

Why? Explaining the Holocaust by Peter Hayes, Call Number: 940.53

You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, and Other Mixed Messages (Essays) by Carina Chocano, Call Number: 305.42 C545Y

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