New & Notable - Adult

You don't know what war is : the diary of a young girl from Ukraine

Skalietska, Yeva, author.
2022

Yeva Skalietska's story begins on her twelfth birthday in Kharkiv, where she has been living with her grandmother since she was a baby. Ten days later, the only life she'd ever known was shattered. On February 24, 2022, her city was suddenly under attack as Russia launched its horrifying invasion of Ukraine. Yeva and her grandmother took shelter in a basement bunker, where she began writing this diary. She describes the bombings she endured while sheltering underground and her desperate journey west to escape the conflict raging around them. After many endless train rides and a prolonged stay in an overcrowded refugee center in Western Ukraine, Yeva and her beloved grandmother eventually find refuge in Ireland. There, she bravely begins to forge a new life, hoping she'll be able to return home one day.

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All my rage

All my rage

Tahir, Sabaa, author
2022

A family extending from Pakistan to California, deals with generations of young love, old regrets, and forgiveness.

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All the living and the dead : from embalmers to executioners, an exploration of the people who have made death their life's work

All the living and the dead : from embalmers to executioners, an exploration of the people who have made death their life's work

Campbell, Hayley, author
2022

Embarking on a three-year trip across the US and the UK, journalist Hayley Campbell met with a variety of professionals in the death industry to see how they work. Along the way, Campbell encountered funeral directors, embalmers, a man who dissects cadavers for anatomy students, and a former executioner who is responsible for ending 62 lives. Campbell weaves together reportage with memoir, history, and philosophy, to offer readers a fascinating look into the psychology of Western death.

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The ballad of never after

The ballad of never after

Garber, Stephanie, author
2022

After the discovery of a murderous curse, Evangaline Fox once again enters into a tenuous partnership with Jacks, the Prince of Hearts, and to break the spell they go on a journey of magic, mystery, and possible heartbreak.

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The double agent : a novel

The double agent : a novel

Christie, William, 1960- author.
2022

Alexsi Smirnoff - a Russian orphan - was trained as an agent by the Russian Secret Service and inserted into Nazi Germany, where he rose to a position in German intelligence services. As the war grinds on, trapped between two brutal dictatorships, Alexsi betrays both sides in a desperate ploy that succeeds...and fails. His false identities burned, his life at risk, Alexsi attempts to disappear in the hills - but is caught by the British. Recruited by the SIS, and by "C" himself, Alexsi is once again a double agent. Initially betrayed by a Soviet agent inside the SIS (Kim Philby), Alexsi is sent beyond the reach of the Soviets, into Italy with a new identity as a sergeant in the German army. Settled into the headquarters of Field Marshall Albert Kesselring, Alexsi finds himself at the nexus at a critical point in World War II, balancing between the various forces vying for control in the Vatican, the Italian resistance, and the brutal German Army determined to maintain control of Northern Italy. And Alexsi, finally forced to choose sides over his own survival.

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The happy vagina

The happy vagina

Simmons, Mika.
2022

The Happy Vagina shines a light on both the unique and sometimes awkward facts about everything gynaecological, creating an open dialogue for all sexes and generations. In a world where the vagina is still, too frequently, considered taboo, this book aims to entertain, educate and enlighten. Mika Simmons, creator and host of 'The Happy Vagina' podcast, rightly believes that this taboo is problematic and can lead to a whole host of health issues. Intimate health and pleasure can be hard to talk about, regardless of background or experience, The Happy Vagina is here to smash this stigma for women, and men. Medicine, politics, religion, and social conditioning have all had a thoroughly improper and exaggerated influence on women's being - with many of the falsehoods told still negatively impacting us. Mika's intention is to re-educate us all by shining a light on these ridiculous, historical myths and then debunk them by sharing the most unique, incredible, and empowering facts about the vagina, thereby encouraging a more open dialogue for everyone. Covering everything from the myth of the wandering womb to mindful masturbation and orgasms to period poverty, the history of contraception, pregnancy and being childfree, Mika's approachable and positive message urges all of us to know, and appreciate, our own bodies.

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Hellsing. 2

Hellsing. 2

Hirano, Kohta author
2004

Follows the Hellsing Organization, an old institution created by English royalty to squash the ghoulish undead of the world, as they face an insurgence of murderous monsters running rampant across the isles, fueled by...could it be...Nazi's?

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Hellsing. 3

Hellsing. 3

Hirano, Kohta author
2004


Jujutsu kaisen. 5, Kyoto sister-school goodwill event

Jujutsu kaisen. 5, Kyoto sister-school goodwill event

Akutami, Gege, 1992- author, illustrator.
2020

Everyone's surprised (and not necessarily in a good way) when they find out Itadori is still alive, but there's no time for a heartwarming reunion when Jujutsu High is in the midst of an intense competition with their rivals from Kyoto! But good sportsmanship doesn't seem to be in the cards once the authorities decide to eliminate the Sukuna threat once and for all...

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Jujutsu kaisen. 6, Black flash

Jujutsu kaisen. 6, Black flash

Akutami, Gege, 1992- author, artist.
2021

During the Goodwill Event, the Kyoto School's authorities order their students to assassinate Itadori. However, Mahito and a horde of special grade curses and curse users complicate matters by attacking the students. The teachers move quickly to counterattack but find themselves cut off by a barrier. Can the students survive this demonic onslaught?!

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Kingdom of the feared

Kingdom of the feared

Maniscalco, Kerri, author
2022

Emilia is determined to clear Vittoria's name when she is implicated in the murder of a high-ranking member of a rival demon court--even when her investigation forces Emilia to face the demons of her own past.

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Lady Whistledown strikes back

Lady Whistledown strikes back

2022

A dashing fortune hunter is captivated by the most desired debutante. An innocent miss who has spent her life scrupulously avoiding scandal is suddenly - and secretly - courted by London's most notorious rogue. A roving viscount comes home to rekindle the passionate fires of his marriage. A lovely, free-spirited servant is dazzled by the romantic attentions of a charming earl - sparking a scandalous affair that could ruin them both.

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Long shadows

Long shadows

Baldacci, David, author
2022

When Amos Decker is called to South Florida to investigate a double homicide, the case appears straightforward: A federal judge and her bodyguard have been found dead, the judge's face sporting a blindfold with two eye holes crudely cut out, a clear sign that she'd made one too many enemies over her years on the bench. What at first seems cut and dry is anything but: Not only did the judge have more enemies than Decker can count--from violent gang members, drug dealers, and smugglers to a resentful ex-husband--but the bodyguard presents additional conundrums that muddy the waters even further. Who was the real target in this vicious attack?

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Lovers & gamblers

Lovers & gamblers

Collins, Jackie, author
2022

A book that left burn marks on night tables across continents, Lovers and Gamblers has become a Collins classic. It features two of her most memorable characters: Al King, the rock-and-roll super-stud who is everything any sex-crazed groupie ever imagined her hero to be; and Dallas, the beauty queen whose sky-high ambitions stem from a sordid secret - the type that tabloids tingle to tell. Together, they're on a wild ride from London to New York, from Hollywood to Rio and the steaming jungles of the Amazon - where all their dreams and nightmares are about to come true.

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Marie Kondo's kurashi at home : how to organize your space and achieve your ideal life

Marie Kondo's kurashi at home : how to organize your space and achieve your ideal life

Kondō, Marie, author
2022

Inspired by the Japanese concept of kurashi, or "way of life," Marie Kondo invites you to visualize your ideal life from the moment you wake up until the end of each day. This vision then becomes a touchpoint that helps you make conscious, mindful choices - from how you use every corner of your living space to how you take advantage of every moment. In this inspirational visual guide, beautiful photographs and Kondo's unique suggestions empower you to embrace what you love about your life and then reflect it in your home, activities, and relationships.

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The Noom mindset : learn the science, lose the weight.

The Noom mindset : learn the science, lose the weight.

2022

"The Noom Mindset, created by the leading digital health company that has helped millions achieve their weight and health goals, deconstructs habits around the core drivers of body weight: what we eat and how much we move. You'll discover how your habits around eating and weight management are impacted by your own self-confidence, stress, habits, lifestyle choices, and the rollercoaster of motivation (yes, it's supposed to go up and down). Best of all, you'll learn skills that can be applied to any behavior you want to change, habit you want to break, or life you want to create"-- Provided by publisher.

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Nubia, Queen of the Amazons

Nubia, Queen of the Amazons

Williams, Stephanie (Stephanie Renee), writer.
2022

After the events of Trial of the Amazons, a new era for these warriors has dawned. Amazons from around the world have come to Themyscira to witness history and the crowning of their new leader. She stood between Man's World and the dangers of Doom's Doorway for centuries; when she was called upon to serve her people, she stood strong and clear-eyed, unafraid to look certain death in the face; she has united peoples on the brink of war.

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The perfect assassin

The perfect assassin

Patterson, James, 1947- author.
2022

Forced into a top-secret training program, Dr. Brandt Savage, on sabbatical from the University of Chicago, is mentally and physically transformed into the perfect assassin and must prevent a new class of killers from escaping this harsh place where their ancestors first fought to make a better world.

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Slaying the dragon : a secret history of Dungeons & Dragons

Slaying the dragon : a secret history of Dungeons & Dragons

Riggs, Ben, 1978- author
2022

"Role-playing game historian Ben Riggs unveils the secret history of TSR- the company that unleashed imaginations with Dungeons & Dragons, was driven into ruin by disastrous management decisions, and then saved by their bitterest rival. Co-created by wargame enthusiasts Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, the original Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game released by TSR (Tactical Studies Rules) in 1974 created a radical new medium: the role-playing game. For the next two decades, TSR rocketed to success, producing multiple editions of D&D, numerous settings for the game, magazines, video games, New York Times bestselling novels by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, and R. A. Salvatore, and even a TV show! But by 1997, a series of ruinous choices and failed projects brought TSR to the edge of doom-only to be saved by their fiercest competitor, Wizards of the Coast, the company behind the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. Unearthed from Ben Riggs's own adventurous campaign of in-depth research, interviews with major players, and acquisitions of secret documents, Slaying the Dragon reveals the true story of the rise and fall of TSR. Go behind the scenes of their Lake Geneva headquarters where innovative artists and writers redefined the sword and sorcery genre, managers and executives sabotaged their own success by alienating their top talent, ignoring their customer fanbase, accruing a mountain of debt, and agreeing to deals which, by the end, made them into a publishing company unable to publish so much as a postcard."-- Provided by publisher.

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Sweat and soap. Vol. 4

Sweat and soap. Vol. 4

Yamada, Kintetsu, author, illustrator.
2020

Natori and Asako are back from their first trip together: a romantic getaway to Hokkaido. But when Asako returns to the office, her anxiety comes back, too, because it's time to let their secret out and reveal their relationship to their co-workers. Natori sets up an outing to introduce Asako to his team-mates in product development. But this is a far cry from the accounting department, and Natori's co-workers all seem fashionable, ambitious, cool - on a whole different level! Suddenly those moments spent soaking in the hot spring bath seem so far away!

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Sweat and soap. Vol. 5

Sweat and soap. Vol. 5

Yamada, Kintetsu, author, artist.
2020

With great effort, the notorious workaholic Natori has managed to carve out a real holiday break, with time away from the office to spend with his girlfriend Asako. For her part, Asako's been completely swamped--the books have to be closed for the end of the year, so 'tis the season to log overtime in the accounting department!

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