New & Notable - Adult

Leonard Cohen : on a wire

Girard, Philippe, author
2021

A captivating, revealing biography of the legendary musician and poet Leonard Cohen opens in Los Angeles on the last night of the man's life in 2016. Alone in his final hours, the beloved writer and musician ponders his existence in a series of flashbacks that reveal the ups and downs of a storied career. Written with careful attention to detail and drawn with a palette of warm, lush colors by the Quebec-based cartoonist Philippe Girard, Leonard Cohen is an engaging portrait of a cultural icon.

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The allergen-free family cookbook : gluten-free, dairy-free, casein-free, soy-free, and nut-free recipes

The allergen-free family cookbook : gluten-free, dairy-free, casein-free, soy-free, and nut-free recipes

Daniels, Erica.
2021

A mother's love letter to her son -- featuring more than sixty gluten, dairy, soy, casein, and nut-free recipes. A portion of proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to autism research. This heartfelt cookbook tells the story of a mother desperate to heal and connect with her hard-to-reach, severely autistic son, Leo, through the most vital everyday activity -- cooking. For many years, Erica Daniels had been out to find a successful dietary intervention for eleven-year-old Leo, who suffers from significant food allergies, gastrointestinal disease, and autism. Through trial and error in her own kitchen, she finally hit her gastronomic stride of preparing nourishing meals for her entire family without gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, additives, or GMOS--with Leo by her side. Part cookbook and part love story, Cooking with Leo takes you into the real life messy kitchen of a family affected by autism and food allergies. You will laugh and cry along with Erica and Leo as they cook, create, dance, act silly, and, most importantly, bond. A family-inspired collection of over 60 allergen-free and autism diet-friendly recipes to be prepared and shared together by your whole family, you will make meaningful connections with your child and nurture their passion for cooking with nutritious recipes such as: Teff-Tough Honey Waffles Football Sunday Turkey Chili Grandma's Healing Chicken Soup Leo's Italian Artichokes Nanny's Rhubarb Sauce YouTube Organic Gummy Candies, and more! Learn not only to cook nutritiously for your whole family, but also to connect with your children, find their gifts and develop their strengths, impart life skills, and tie the family together with healthy food and happy guts.

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Behind love's wall

Behind love's wall

Pagels, Carrie Fancett.
2021

Visit the Grand Hotel of Mackinac Island where Lily, a popular soloist, is questioning her sanity in a journal rediscovered 125 years later.

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Deadly target

Deadly target

Goddard, Elizabeth, author
2021

"Criminal psychologist Erin Larson's dreams of a successful career come to a screeching halt when she nearly loses her own life in a boating accident on Puget Sound and then learns that her mother tried to commit suicide. She leaves her job as a criminal psychologist to care for her mother in Montana. At least she is able to produce her podcast, which focuses on solving missing persons cold cases. Nathan Campbell's father was investigating such a case when he was shot, and now Nathan needs to enlist Erin's help to solve the case. She's good at what she does. The only problem? She's his ex. As the two dig deeper, it becomes clear that they, too, are being targeted--and that the answers to their questions are buried deep within the past Erin struggles to explain and longs to forget."-- Provided by publisher.

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The devil's own duke

The devil's own duke

Bell, Lenora, author.
2021

Forced to marry gambler Ash Ellis to keep her beloved vineyards, Lady Henrietta Prince finds that all bets are off when his kisses are more intoxicating than the finest of wines even though he will never have her trust.

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The dig

The dig

Preston, John, 1953-, author
2021

"In the long hot summer of 1939 Britain is preparing for war. But on a riverside farm in Suffolk there is excitement of another kind: Mrs Pretty, the widowed farmer, has had her hunch proved correct that the strange mounds on her land hold buried treasure. As the dig proceeds against a background of mounting national anxiety, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary find... John Preston's recreation of the Sutton Hoo dig - the greatest Anglo-Saxon discovery ever in Britain - brilliantly and comically dramatizes three months of intense activity when locals fought outsiders, professionals thwarted amateurs, and love and rivalry flourished in equal measure."--Provided by publisher.

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The duchess hunt

The duchess hunt

Heath, Lorraine, author.
2021

Hugh Brinsley-Norton, the Duke of Kingsland, is in need of a duchess. However, restoring the dukedom--left in ruins by his father--to its former glory demands all his time, with little room for sentiment. He places an advert encouraging the single ladies of the ton to write why they should be the one chosen, and leaves it to his efficient secretary to select his future wife. If there exists a more unpleasant task in the world than deciding who is to marry the man you love, Penelope Pettypeace certainly can't imagine what it might be. Still, she is determined to find the perfect bride for her clueless, yet ruthlessly charming employer. But when an anonymous note threatens to reveal truths best hidden, Kingsland has no choice but to confront the danger with Penelope at his side.

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The Every : or, at last a sense of order; or, the final days of free will; or, limitless choice is killing the world

The Every : or, at last a sense of order; or, the final days of free will; or, limitless choice is killing the world

Eggers, Dave, author
2021

When the world's largest search engine/social media company, the Circle, merges with the planet's dominant e-commerce site, it creates the richest and most dangerous - and, oddly enough, most beloved-monopoly ever known: the Every. Delaney Wells charms her way into an entry-level job with one goal in mind: to take down the company from within. With her compatriot, Wes Kavakian, they look for the company's weaknesses, hoping to free humanity from all-encompassing surveillance and the emoji-driven infantilization of the species. But does humanity truly want to be free?

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Exchange-traded funds

Exchange-traded funds

Wild, Russell.
2021

Become an ETF expert with this up-to-date investment guide Want to expand your portfolio beyond stocks and mutual funds? (Of course you do, you smart investor you.) Then take a look at exchange-traded funds (ETFs)! A cross between an index fund and a stock, they're transparent, easy to trade, and tax-efficient. They're also enticing because they consist of a bundle of assets (such as an index, sector, or commodity), so diversifying your portfolio is easy. You might have even seen them offered in your 401(k) or 529 college plan. Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies is your primer on ETFs. It gives you an insider (the legal kind!) perspective on the investment process, starting with an overview of ETFs and how they differ from stocks and mutual funds. The book also helps you measure risk and add on to your portfolio, and offers advice on how to avoid the mistakes even professionals sometimes make. Throughout, you'll also find plenty of tips, tricks, and even sample portfolios to set you up on the right path for investment success. With Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies, you will: Find out exactly what exchange-traded funds are and why they make good investments Mix and match stock portfolios to diversify yours Go beyond stocks for maximum diversification: bonds, real estate, and commodity ETFs Maintain your portfolio for future growth With the tricks of the trade in Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies, you can easily apply the knowledge you gain to turn good investments into great ones. Happy earning!

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Forgotten in death

Forgotten in death

Robb, J. D., 1950- author
2021

The body was left in a dumpster, the victim a woman known for keeping the cops informed of any infractions she witnessed on the street. But the notebook where she scribbled her intel on offenders is nowhere to be found. Then Eve is summoned to a nearby building site to view more remains unearthed by recent construction work. She isn't happy when she realizes that the scene of the crime belongs to her husband, Roarke. Now Eve must enter a complex world of real estate development, family history, shady deals, and shocking secrets to find justice for two women whose lives were thrown away.

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The generation myth : why when you're born matters less than you think

The generation myth : why when you're born matters less than you think

Duffy, Bobby.
2021

"One of the simplest and most powerful ways we understand people is as members of a generation. Your uncle is a bit racist because he's a baby boomer; your gen x boss is not a good team player; your cousin is constantly trying to go viral because he's gen z, and his generation is obsessed with fame. We also use generations as a tool for tracking how a society's values change over time (baby boomers liberated sex; millennials made it problematic), and how to appeal to the generations that hold them. What we assume when we talk about generations is that our values and habits are fixed by the time we turn 18, and that generational conflict is inevitable: a generation matures into adulthood and takes control of our artistic, commercial, and political tastes, which then become obsolete and are replaced by succeeding generations. It's a compelling story - after all, it is natural to think you have more in common with your peers than with your parents. But it is also wrong. Bobby Duffy has spent decades studying how social values and beliefs change. In The Generation Myth, he argues that generations do not have fixed or monolithic identities, nor is one unavoidably distinct from all the rest. Rather, generational identities are fluid, forming and reforming throughout life. Gen xers aren't just a product of the Reagan years - their values have been shaped equally by the Iraq War, two financial collapses, and the simple fact that they have gotten older. A generation isn't an identity as much as a process. Duffy shows that differences between generations aren't nearly as sharp as we think. Political engagement, for example, has not declined in younger generations - younger people are always less politically active. Older generations have different expectations of their employers than younger generations simply because they entered different labor markets. Baby boomers had more sex in their youth than millennials, but millennials are actually happier with their sex lives. Young adults are no likelier to buy a product based on the company's ethics than their parents or grandparents. Through these insights, we find not only a truer picture of real generational differences, but a better way of understanding how societies change, and where ours may be headed. An analysis of breathtaking scale, based on data collected from over three million people, The Generation Myth is a vital rejoinder to alarmist books like iGen, The Coddling of the American Mind, and A Generation of Sociopaths. The kids are alright. Their parents are too"-- Provided by publisher.

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Her renegade cowboy

Her renegade cowboy

Leigh, Lora, author.
2021

The oh-so-proper school teacher, Lily Donovan has learned, the hard way, that men are not to be trusted. Period. Until Levi Roberts, the new cowboy working at her cousin's ranch, tempts her carefully-built resolve and awakens an all-consuming passion she thought lay dormant. But when she discovers his deadly secret, and her own secrets come to light, Lily unwittingly joins the lethal cat and mouse race between Levi and the man he's been hunting for weeks.

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In the company of witches

In the company of witches

Wallace, Auralee, author
2021

"For four hundred years, the Warren witches have used their magic to quietly help the citizens of the sleepy New England town of Evenfall thrive. There's never been a problem they couldn't handle. But then Constance Graves--a local known for being argumentative and demanding--dies while staying at the bed and breakfast Brynn Warren maintains with her aunts. At first, it seems like an accident...but it soon becomes clear that there's something more sinister at work, and Aunt Nora is shaping up to be the prime suspect. There's nothing Brynn wants more than to prove Nora's innocence, and it hurts her to know that even two years ago that might have been easier. Brynn, after all, is a witch of the dead--a witch who can commune with ghosts. Ghosts never remember much about their deaths, but Constance might remember something about her life that would help crack the case. But Brynn hasn't used her powers since her husband died, and isn't even sure she still can. Brynn will just have to hope that her aunts' magic and her own investigative skills will lead her to answers--and maybe back to the gift she once thought herself ready to give up forever."--Provided by publisher.

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Killing in a koi pond

Killing in a koi pond

Fletcher, Jessica, author
2021

Jessica Fletcher decides to visit her old college friend Dolores. Dolores has just married her third husband, Willis Nickens, a wealthy and cutthroat businessman. The morning after she arrives, Jessica discovers Willis facedown in a koi pond. The police think it might be a freak accident, but Jessica isn't so sure. In her short time there, it had already become apparent that Willis wasn't interested in making friends. In her mind, the question isn't if Willis was murdered, but by whom.

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Last one at the party

Last one at the party

Clift, Bethany, author
2021


Latitude : the astonishing adventure that shaped the world

Latitude : the astonishing adventure that shaped the world

Crane, Nicholas, author.
2021

Crane, the former president of the Royal Geographic Society, documents the remarkable expedition undertaken by a group of twelve European adventurer-scientists in the mid-eighteenth century. The team spent years in South America, scaling volcanoes and traversing jungles before they achieved their goal of establishing the exact shape of the Earth by measuring the length of 1 degree latitude at the equator.

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Penal theories and institutions : lectures at the Collège de France, 1971-1972

Penal theories and institutions : lectures at the Collège de France, 1971-1972

Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984.
2021

"The thirteenth and final English volume of Michel Foucault's Lectures at the Collège de France"-- Provided by publisher.

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The perfect neighbors : a novel

The perfect neighbors : a novel

Pekkanen, Sarah, author
2021

Bucolic Newport Cove may be one of the top twenty safest neighborhoods in the US, but it is also one of the most secret-filled. When a new family moves to the quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sac, they may be hiding the biggest secret of all.

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The sipster's pocket guide to 50 must-try BC wines, Vol. 1

The sipster's pocket guide to 50 must-try BC wines, Vol. 1

Whittall, Luke, author.
2021

"In this handy portable guide to the top 50 British Columbia wines under $50 a bottle, wine expert Luke Whittall abandons the usual language of tasting notes in favour of a more personalized, approachable style, focusing on experiences, good company, and where a wine might take your thoughts. As a wine industry professional, Whittall found himself inspired more by the way non-professionals talk about wine than the 'hints of fresh cherries, dried herbs, and soupçons of eucalyptus' style often favoured in traditional wine writing. Sipster's Pocket Guide describes the experiences bound up in the tasting of 50 of the most amazing wines this province has produced, including reds, whites, rosés, sparkling, and dessert wines."--Provided by publisher.

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The ultimate marketing engine : 5 steps to ridiculously consistent growth

The ultimate marketing engine : 5 steps to ridiculously consistent growth

Jantsch, John.
2021

"Learn proven principles to create and maintain a clear, effective marketing strategy that attracts your ideal clients, generates greater profits, and is easy for you and your team to follow"-- Provided by publisher.

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What storm, what thunder : a novel

What storm, what thunder : a novel

Chancy, Myriam J. A., 1970- author.
2021

At the end of a long, sweltering day, as markets and businesses begin to close for the evening, an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude shakes the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Myriam J. A. Chancy masterfully charts the inner lives of the characters affected by the disaster, artfully weaving together these lives, this gripping story gives witness to the desolation wreaked by nature and by man.

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Wild cowboy wolf

Wild cowboy wolf

Ballenger, Kait, author.
2021

One of the pack’s first female elite warriors, veterinarian Dakota Cassidy, seeing her best friend, Grey Wolf security technologist Blaze Carter, in a whole new light, is afraid to act on her desires because they could have deadly consequences for them both.

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Wreathing havoc

Wreathing havoc

Henry, Julia, 1962- author.
2021

Lilly Jayne typically spends the harvest season baking festive pies and crafting colorful wreaths to enter in the library's annual fundraising contest. But this year, autumn opens on a somber note when beloved local theater owner, Leon Tompkin, dies unexpectedly. His memorial sets the scene for a mini reunion of The Goosebush Players best and brightest alumni, including Hollywood star, Jeremy Nolan...until someone plucks Jeremy from the spotlight, permanently. Now, as dedicated theater volunteer, Scooter McGee, falls under suspicion, Lilly and her Garden Squad must spring into action.

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You got anything stronger? : stories

You got anything stronger? : stories

Union, Gabrielle, author
2021

Remember when we hit it off so well that we decided We're Going to Need More Wine? Well, this time you and I are going to turn to our friend the bartender and ask, You Got Anything Stronger? I promise to continue to make you laugh, but with this round, the stakes get higher as the conversation goes deeper.

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