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Patterson, James, 1947- author.
2022

22 seconds...until Lindsay Boxer loses her badge--or her life. SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer has guns on her mind. There's buzz of a last-ditch shipment of drugs and weapons crossing the Mexican border ahead of new restrictive gun laws. Before Lindsay can act, her top informant tips her to a case that hits disturbingly close to home. Former cops. Professional hits. All with the same warning scrawled on their bodies: You talk, you die. Now it's Lindsay's turn to choose.

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24 hours in Paris

24 hours in Paris

Moondi, Romi.
2022

After calling off her engagement, Mira escapes on an all-expense paid business trip to Paris. Despite the delicious food and flowing wine, she can't forget the ache of leaving her fiancé behind or the fact that she's just blown up her personal life. And messing up simply isn't Mira. She's used to being in control. Meticulously planning. But now she's at the mercy of the travel gods, and they are not acting in her favor. Subways are missed. Trains don't run. Flights are overbooked. And by the time she arrives at the airport to go home, there are no new flights to NYC until the next day. The worst part? She's now stuck in Paris for twenty-four hours with her arrogant and insufferable co-worker Jake whose constant flirting and annoying optimism is more than she can handle. But as they spend the next twenty-four hours in Paris, exploring the city in all its beauty, Mira realizes that she and Jake have more in common than they thought, and he may turn out to be the best thing she discovers in the City of Love.

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Alone together : a pandemic photo essay

Alone together : a pandemic photo essay

Hennel, Leah, author, photographer
2022

Leah Hennel has been documenting Alberta's frontline workers and the COVID-19 patients they care for as an Alberta Health Services staff photographer since the early days of the pandemic. Hennel's photographs beautifully illustrate how citizens, doctors, nurses, and patients in Alberta have adapted and found safe new ways to celebrate, socialize, and work during a time of global chaos. At the same time, these sensitive and haunting images dramatically illustrate how Albertans have dealt with the death, tragedy, and uncertainty that the pandemic has wrought upon the province.

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The annual migration of clouds

The annual migration of clouds

Mohamed, Premee, author
2021

The world is nothing like it once was: climate disasters have wracked the continent, causing food shortages, ending industry, and leaving little behind. Then came Cad, mysterious mind-altering fungi that invade the bodies of the now scattered citizenry. Reid, a young woman who carries this parasite, has been given a chance to get away -- to move to one of the last remnants of pre-disaster society -- but she can't bring herself to abandon her mother and the community that relies on her. When she's offered a coveted place on a dangerous and profitable mission, she jumps at the opportunity to set her family up for life, but how can Reid ask people to put their trust in her when she can't even trust her own mind?

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Antarctic pioneer : the trailblazing life of Jackie Ronne

Antarctic pioneer : the trailblazing life of Jackie Ronne

Kafarowski, Joanna, 1962- author.
2022

"Jackie Ronne reclaims her rightful place in polar history as the first American woman in Antarctica. Jackie was an ordinary American girl whose life changed after a blind date with rugged Antarctic explorer Finn Ronne. After marrying, they began planning the 1946–48 Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition. Her participation was not welcomed by the expedition team of red-blooded males eager to prove themselves in the hostile environment. On March 12, 1947, Jackie Ronne became the first American woman in Antarctica, and, months later, one of the first women to overwinter there. The Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition secured its place in Antarctic history, but its scientific contributions have been overshadowed by conflict and the dangerous accidents that occurred. Jackie dedicated her life to Antarctica through promoting the achievements of the expedition and her husband’s legacy. She was also a pioneer in polar tourism and an early supporter of the Antarctic Treaty. In doing so, she helped shape the narrative of twentieth-century Antarctic exploration."-- Provided by publisher.

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Back to the prairie : a home remade, a life rediscovered

Back to the prairie : a home remade, a life rediscovered

Gilbert, Melissa, 1964- author
2022

Known for her childhood role as Laura Ingalls Wilder on the classic show Little House on the Prairie, Melissa Gilbert has spent nearly her entire life in Hollywood. She was always on the lookout for her next project - she just had no idea that her latest one would be completely life changing. When her husband introduces her to the wilds of rural Michigan, Melissa begins to fall back in love with nature. A new hilarious and heartfelt memoir chronicling Melissa's journey from Hollywood to a ramshackle house in the Catskills during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Brit happens, or, Living the Canadian dream

Brit happens, or, Living the Canadian dream

Mullinger, James, author.
2022

One Sunday afternoon in a tiny postage-stamp garden, James Mullinger made the life-altering decision to give it all up: the London pubs, bustling city streets, and a flourishing comedy career. But where in the world would he and his partner raise a family? The English countryside? Toronto? New York? Hmmm. How about St. John ... sorry, Saint John, New Brunswick? Brit Happens chronicles Mullinger's lifetime of adventures, from his beginnings as a shy and nervous kid collecting comedy records at the neighborhood video store, to rising through the ranks of GQ magazine and meeting his personal idols Jerry Seinfeld and Paul McCartney, to imagining the possibility of another life in Canada. From the highs and lows of London to beginning anew in New Brunswick, Brit Happens tells gut-busting stories of success and failure and the unpredictable grind of stand-up comedy. It also offers a laugh-out-loud look at life in Atlantic Canada from the region's funniest outsider-turned-local.

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Every summer after

Every summer after

Fortune, Carley, author
2022

"Five summers to fall in love. One moment to fall apart. A weekend to get it right. A magazine writer has to make a choice when she returns to the lake she grew up on--and to the man she thought she’d never have to live without--in this sweeping and achingly nostalgic romantic debut."--Publisher's descrition.

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How the world really works : the science behind how we got here and where we're going

How the world really works : the science behind how we got here and where we're going

Smil, Vaclav, author.
2022

"An essential analysis of the modern science and technology that makes our twenty-first century lives possible--a scientist's investigation into what science really does, and does not, accomplish. We have never had so much information at our fingertips and yet most of us don't know how the world really works. This book explains seven of the most fundamental realities governing our survival and prosperity. From energy and food production, through our material world and its globalization, to risks, our environment and its future, How the World Really Works offers a much-needed reality check--because before we can tackle problems effectively, we must understand the facts. In this ambitious and thought-provoking book we see, for example, that globalization isn't inevitable--the foolishness of allowing 70 per cent of the world's rubber gloves to be made in just one factory became glaringly obvious in 2020--and that our societies have been steadily increasing their dependence on fossil fuels, such that any promises of decarbonization by 2050 are a fairy tale. For example, each greenhouse-grown supermarket-bought tomato has the equivalent of five tablespoons of diesel embedded in its production, and we have no way of producing steel, cement or plastics at required scales without huge carbon emissions. Ultimately, Smil answers the most profound question of our age: are we irrevocably doomed or is a brighter utopia ahead? Compelling, data-rich and revisionist, this wonderfully broad, interdisciplinary guide finds faults with both extremes. Looking at the world through this quantitative lens reveals hidden truths that change the way we see our past, present and uncertain future"-- Provided by publisher.

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How to draw bold manga characters

How to draw bold manga characters

Ebimo (Illustrator)
2022

Elevate your manga drawings to the next level with help from a Japanese professional! Manga drawing expert and author Ebimo is an action film junkie who taught herself to draw by studying martial arts films. In this book, she brings those techniques, tips, and tricks to you! Learn how to draw every detail of exciting action characters - from the muscles used in fight scenes to the 3-D arc of a flying frontal kick. What sets Ebimo apart is her fusion of the basics of figure drawing and proper posing with cutting-edge digital-age illustration and coloration techniques. Artists working on paper or a screen will learn to bring greater depth and complexity to their characters with these expert tutorials. This all-in-one guide is unlike any other, offering: Dual-format step-by-step tutorials for those who draw on paper, on screen, or both Up-close "studio visits" where you can follow along as characters are drawn; An essential reference guide to all the key poses in action scenes and sequences; Dynamic full-colour examples with single, dual and multiple characters; Over 1,350 sample illustrations to study and learn from! How to Draw Bold Manga Characters presents the best of both worlds - hand-drawn detail with digital dynamics - in one essential volume.

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The invisible kingdom : reimagining chronic illness

The invisible kingdom : reimagining chronic illness

O'Rourke, Meghan, author.
2022

"A landmark exploration of one of the most consequential and mysterious issues of our time: the rise of chronic illness and autoimmune diseases A silent epidemic of chronic illnesses afflicts tens of millions of Americans: these are diseases that are poorly understood, frequently marginalized, and can go undiagnosed and unrecognized altogether. Renowned writer Meghan O'Rourke delivers a revelatory investigation into this elusive category of "invisible" illness that encompasses autoimmune diseases, post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome, and now long COVIDynthesizing the personal and the universal to help all of us through this new frontier. Drawing on her own medical experiences as well as a decade of interviews with doctors, patients, researchers, and public health experts, O'Rourke traces the history of Western definitions of illness, and reveals how inherited ideas of cause, diagnosis, and treatment have led us to ignore a host of hard-to-understand medical conditions, ones that resist easy description or simple cures. And as America faces this health crisis of extraordinary proportions, the populations most likely to be neglected by our institutions include women, the working class, and people of color. Blending lyricism and erudition, candor and empathy, O'Rourke brings together her deep and disparate talents and roles as critic, journalist, poet, teacher, and patient, synthesizing the personal and universal into one monumental project arguing for a seismic shift in our approach to disease. The Invisible Kingdom offers hope for the sick, solace and insight for their loved ones, and a radical new understanding of our bodies and our health."-- Provided by publisher.

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iPad for seniors

iPad for seniors

Spivey, Dwight, author.
2022

The iPad can do almost anything: entertain you, help you stay in touch with the world, boost your productivity, and more. If you have lots of life experience but are a little less tech savvy, iPad For Seniors For Dummies is here to help you make the most of your wireless device. Learn the essentials of any model of iPad with this friendly, easy-to-follow guide. You'll learn to connect to the Internet, play games, watch movies, listen to music, use video chat, update your social media accounts, read the news, and just about anything else you might want to do.

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Line of duty. Series 5

Line of duty. Series 5

2019

Series follows anti-corruption unit 12 (AC-12) as they investigate fellow police officers accused of corruption. In series five, Stephen Graham stars as John Corbett, the ruthless leader of an organized crime group who hijacks a seized drugs transport. AC-12 investigators suspect corrupt police officers of leaking information. As the body count rises, AC-12 realize they2re facing their most vicious adversary yet.

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The lioness

The lioness

Bohjalian, Chris, 1962- author
2022

Tanzania, 1964. Katie Barstow, an A-list actress, decides to bring her Hollywood friends to the Serengeti. The wealthy Americans expect civilized adventure. What Katie and her glittering entourage do not expect is a kidnapping gone wrong as their guides bleed out in the dirt and a team of Russian mercenaries herding their hostages into Land Rovers, guns to their heads. As the powerful sun gives way to night, the gunmen shove them into abandoned huts and Katie prays for a simple thing: to see the sun rise one more time.

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Living untethered : beyond the human predicament

Living untethered : beyond the human predicament

Singer, Michael A., author
2023

At once profoundly transcendent and powerfully practical, Michael Singer provides clear guidance for moving beyond the thoughts, feelings, and habits that keep you stuck - so you can heal the pain of the past and let your spirit soar. On each page, you'll discover a deeper understanding of where your thoughts and emotions come from, and how they affect your natural energy flow. Finally, you'll find freedom from the psychological scars, or samskaras, that block you and keep you from reaching your highest potential.

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Love marriage : a novel

Love marriage : a novel

Ali, Monica, 1967- author.
2022

In training to be a doctor, and engaged to upper-class Joe Sangster, whose formidable mother is a famous feminist, 26-year-old Yasmin Ghorami, as the wedding quickly approaches, finds her relationship upended by misunderstandings, infidelities, long-buried-secrets and the truth about her parents supposed "love marriage.".

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The maid : a novel

The maid : a novel

Prose, Nita, author
2022

Since Gran died a few months ago, twenty-five-year-old Molly Gray throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. But Molly's orderly life is turned on its head the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself very dead in his bed. Molly quickly finds herself caught in a web of deception, one she has no idea how to untangle. Fortunately for Molly, friends she never knew she had unite with her in a search for clues to what really happened to Mr. Black.

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Mansions of the moon

Mansions of the moon

Selvadurai, Shyam, 1965- author.
2022

"This stunning portrait of a famous marriage in ancient India tells the story of Yasodhara, wife of the Buddha, as intimately reimagined by the bestselling author of Funny Boy. In this sweeping story, at once epic and startlingly intimate, Shyam Selvadurai introduces us to Siddhartha Gautama, otherwise known as the Buddha, a promising and politically astute young man settling into his life as a newlywed to Yasodhara, a young woman of great intelligence and spirit. The novel traces their early life together, and then the unthinkable turmoil as Siddhartha's spiritual calling takes over and their partnership slowly, inexorably crumbles. How does a woman live in ancient India if her husband abandons her? Even a well-born woman with a revered husband? And what path might she take towards enlightenment herself? Selvadurai examines these questions with empathy and insight, creating a rich, strikingly relevant portrait of a singular marriage, and of the woman who until now has been a shadow in the historical record. Mansions of the Moon is a literary event, and a remarkable moment in a beloved author's career."-- Provided by publisher.

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No escape : the true story of China's genocide of the Uyghurs

No escape : the true story of China's genocide of the Uyghurs

Turkel, Nury, author.
2022

In recent years, the People's Republic of China has rounded up as many as three million Uyghurs, placing them in what it calls "reeducation camps," facilities most of the world identifies as concentration camps. There, the genocide and enslavement of the Uyghur people are ongoing. As a human rights attorney and Uyghur activist, Nury Turkel tells his personal story to help explain the urgency and scope of the Uyghur crisis.

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Queen of our times : the life of Elizabeth II

Queen of our times : the life of Elizabeth II

Hardman, Robert.
2022

The definitive biography of Her Majesty The Queen by one of Britain's leading royal authorities. 'This is a beautifully-crafted, deeply informed and rounded portrait of the gold standard monarch and the age to which she has given her name. Queen of Our Times has depth, feel and insight in abundance' - historian, Peter Hennessy. With original insights from those who know her best, new interviews with world leaders and access to unseen papers, author Robert Hardman explores the full, astonishing life of our longest reigning monarch in this compellingly authoritative yet intimate biography. Elizabeth II was not born to be queen. Yet from her accession as a young mother of two in 1952 to the age of Covid-19, she has proved an astute and quietly determined figure, leading her family and her people through more than seventy years of unprecedented social change. She has faced constitutional crises, confronted threats against her life, rescued the Commonwealth, seen her prime ministers come and go, charmed world leaders, been criticised as well as feted by the media, and steered her family through a lifetime in the public eye. Queen of Our Times is a must-read study of dynastic survival and renewal, spanning abdication, war, romance, danger and tragedy. It is a compelling portrait of a leader who remains as intriguing today as the day she came to the throne aged twenty-five.

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Scoundrel : how a convicted murderer persuaded the women who loved him, the conservative establishment, and the courts to set him free

Scoundrel : how a convicted murderer persuaded the women who loved him, the conservative establishment, and the courts to set him free

Weinman, Sarah, author.
2022

"A true-crime masterpiece, this is a story of wrongful exoneration of killer Edgar Smith and the prominent crusaders who fell prey to his charm. Having spent almost half his lifetime in California's state penitentiary system, convicted killer Edgar Smith died in obscurity in 2017 at the age of eighty-three--a miracle, really, as he was meant to be executed nearly six decades earlier. Tried and convicted in the state of New Jersey for the 1957 murder of fifteen-year-old Victoria Zielinski, Smith was once the most famous convict in America. Scoundrel tells the true, almost-too-bizarre story of a man saved from Death Row by way of an unlikely friendship--developed in nearly 2000 pages of prison correspondence--with National Review founder William F. Buckley, Jr., one of the most famous figures in the neo-conservative movement. Buckley wrote articles, fundraised and hired lawyers to fight for a new trial, eventually enlisting the help of Sophie Wilkins, a book editor with whom Smith would have a torrid epistolary affair. As a result of these friends' advocacy, Smith not only gained his freedom, he vaulted to the highest intellectual echelons as a bestselling author, an expert on prison reform, and a minor celebrity--only to fall, spectacularly, back to earth, when his murderous impulses once more prevailed. Weinman's Scoundrel is a gripping investigation into a case where crime and culture intersect, where recent memory begins to slide into history and where the darkest of violent impulses meet literary ambition, human ego and hunger for fame."-- Provided by publisher.

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Secrets of the sprakkar : Iceland's extraordinary women and how they are changing the world

Secrets of the sprakkar : Iceland's extraordinary women and how they are changing the world

Reid, Eliza, author
2022

For the past twelve years, the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report has ranked Iceland number one on its list of countries closing the gap in equality between men and women. Eliza Reid - Canadian born and raised, and now first lady of Iceland - examines her adopted homeland's attitude toward women. She interviews dozens of "sprakkar" to tell their inspirational stories. The result is an illuminating discussion of what it means to move through the world as a woman and how the rules of society play more of a role in who we view as equal than we may understand.

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So you girls remember that : Memories of a Haida elder

So you girls remember that : Memories of a Haida elder

Bellis, Gaadgas Nora, author
2022

This is an oral history of a Haida Elder, Naanii Nora, who lived from 1902 to 1997. Compiled by Jenny Nelson, this is a window into Nora's life and her family. This book also contains the larger story of Nora's times, a representation of changing political relationships between Canada and the Haida people and a personal part of the Haida tale.

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Stuck with you

Stuck with you

Whelan, Fortune, author
2022

NHL all-star Clark Dorsey is still at the top of his game, but he's done with hockey. The night of the championship, Clark announces his retirement and returns to Seattle to spend time with his sick brother and figure out his next move. He needs to unwind, but his interfering brother sets him up by renting half of their shared condo to a beautiful, opinionated and fascinating woman. Nurse Leena Lopez is done with the spotlight. When her whirlwind fairy tale romance ends in a cheating scandal, Leena's suddenly broke, alone and hounded by paparazzi in a new city. Desperate to put down roots, Leena says yes when a patient offers her the condo he shares with his Canadian hockey star brother. She can ignore the teenage crush she had on Clark Dorsey-he won't even be in town. But Clark arrives and they're both thrust back into the headlines they've been desperately avoiding. Can they figure out how to be alone together? Do they want to?

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Such big dreams : a novel

Such big dreams : a novel

Patel, Reema, author
2022

Rakhi is a twenty-three-year-old former street child haunted by the grisly aftermath of an incident that led her to lose her best friend eleven years ago. Constantly reminded she doesn't belong, Rakhi lives alone in a Mumbai slum, working as a lowly office assistant at Justice For All, a struggling human rights law office. As old guilt and new aspirations collide, everything Rakhi once knew to be true is set ablaze. And as the stakes mount, she will come face to face with the difficult choices and moral compromises that people are prepared to make in order to survive, no matter the costs.

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