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The beauty of living twice

The beauty of living twice

Stone, Sharon, 1958- author
2021

The Nobel Peace Summit Award-winning actress, activist, and humanitarian chronicles her efforts to recover and rebuild after a massive stroke, discussing how her health challenges were also shaped by industry standards, childhood traumas, and family bonds.

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The better brain : overcome anxiety, combat depression, and reduce ADHD and stress with nutrition

The better brain : overcome anxiety, combat depression, and reduce ADHD and stress with nutrition

Kaplan, Bonnie J., author
2021

What if the key to treating mental illness can't be found at the pharmacy, but lies in the very foods and nutrients we eat? Leading scientists Bonnie J. Kapla and Julia J. Rucklidge's ground breaking research reveals the surprising role that nutrients - minerals and vitamins - play in brain health. They share a comprehensive program for better brain health, featuring the ideal diet for your brain, and crucial advice on when to supplement and how.

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Blood washing blood : Afghanistan's hundred-year war

Blood washing blood : Afghanistan's hundred-year war

Halton, Phil, author
2021

A clear-eyed view of the conflict in Afghanistan and its century-deep roots. The war in Afghanistan has consumed vast amounts of blood and treasure, causing the Western powers to seek an exit without achieving victory. The seemingly never-ending conflict has become synonymous with a number of issues -- global jihad, rampant tribalism, and the narcotics trade -- but despite being cited as causes of the conflict, they are in fact symptoms. Rather than beginning after 9/11, or with the Soviet "invasion" in 1979, the current conflict in Afghanistan began with the social reforms imposed by Amanullah Amir in 1919. Western powers have failed to recognize that legitimate grievances dating back as long ago as that are driving the local population to turn to insurgency in Afghanistan. The issues they are willing to fight over today -- secularism, modernity, and centralized power -- are not new ones; in fact, they have been the source of a hundred-year-long social conflict. The first step toward achieving a "solution" to the Afghanistan "problem" is to have a clear-eyed view of what is really driving it

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Bloodline

Bloodline

Lourey, Jess, 1970- author.
2021

In a tale inspired by real events, pregnant journalist Joan Harken is cautiously excited to follow her fiance back to his Minnesota hometown. And yet, something is off in the picture-perfect village. The friendliness borders on intrusive. Joan can't shake the feeling that every move she makes is being tracked.

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Broken horses : a memoir

Broken horses : a memoir

Carlile, Brandi, author.
2021

Brandi Carlile was born into a musically gifted, impoverished family on the outskirts of Seattle and grew up in a constant state of change, moving from house to house, trailer to trailer, fourteen times in as many years. Though imperfect in every way, her dysfunctional childhood was as beautiful as it was strange, and as nurturing as it was difficult. At the age of five, Brandi contracted bacterial meningitis, which almost took her life, leaving an indelible mark on her formative years and altering her journey into young adulthood. As an openly gay teenager, Brandi grappled with the tension between her sexuality and her faith when her pastor publicly refused to baptize her on the day of the ceremony. Shockingly, her small town rallied around Brandi in support and set her on a path to salvation where the rest of the misfits and rejects find it: through twisted, joyful, weird, and wonderful music.

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Can't buy me love

Can't buy me love

Warren, Susan May, 1966-
2021

"Housekeeper-slash-entrepreneur Ella Bradley prides herself on being ready for anything. After all, with a father who died--and lied to her--and a stepmon and stepsister who despise her, she has no one else to depend on. But on the biggest night of her life, she'd unprepared to be trapped in an elevator with the man of her dreams. Wealthy prince-to-a-fortune Adrian Vassos wants nothing more than to shed his reputation as a party boy and prove that he is a savvy businessman. Even, a gentleman. But when he's trapped with a woman who knows his reputation but not his face, he gives into the temptation to be someone else--and lies. When serendipity brings them together again--this time to work off community service--can their combined sentences spark a new ending? Maybe...if Adrian's lies don't find him out. Again."--Page 4 of cover.

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Cook, eat, repeat : ingredients, recipes and stories

Cook, eat, repeat : ingredients, recipes and stories

Lawson, Nigella, 1960- author
2021

A delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food, all written in Nigella Lawson's engaging and insightful prose. Within these chapters are more than a hundred new recipes for all seasons and tastes. Nigella reveals the rhythms and rituals of her kitchen through recipes that make the most of her favourite ingredients, with inspiration for family dinners, vegan feasts, and solo suppers, as well as new ideas for cooking during the holidays.

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Country proud

Country proud

Miller, Linda Lael, author
2021

There's something missing from Eli Garrett's life. He loves being the sheriff of Painted Pony Creek, Montana, so it's not his job. He's had the same two best friends since he was a kid and he's grateful for them, so it's not that, either. But ever since his buddy Cord's recent marriage, Eli has a nagging suspicion that he wants what Cord has. And there's a beautiful woman who has caught his eye - someone who's returned to town that he can't get off his mind. But he suspects there's more to her than she is letting on, and he is determined to get to the bottom of it.

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Days of the Bagnold summer

Days of the Bagnold summer

2021

Sue works in a library. Daniel eats chips and listens to Metallica. This was the summer Daniel was due to spend with his dad and his dad's new wife in Florida. But when they cancel his trip at the last minute, Sue and Daniel suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in the unassuming battleground of their suburban home as they each reckon with private tragedies, and pursue their passions. Featuring original songs by Belle and Sebastian.

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Dial A for aunties : a novel

Dial A for aunties : a novel

Sutanto, Jesse Q., author.
2021

What happens when you mix 1 (accidental) murder with 2 thousand wedding guests, and then, toss in a possible curse on 3 generations of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family? You get 4 meddling Asian aunties coming to the rescue! When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate-especially when it is accidentally shipped in a cake cooler to the over-the-top billionaire wedding that Meddy, her Ma, and her aunties are working, at an island resort on the California coastline. Is it possible to escape murder charges, charm her ex back into her life, and pull off a stunning wedding, all in one weekend?

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A distant shore : a novel

A distant shore : a novel

Kingsbury, Karen, author
2021

A girl is caught in a riptide in the Caribbean Sea about to drown, when a teenage boy swims out to rescue her. But when he brings her back to shore, she is hurried off by her caretaker without a word. Ten years later, unbeknownst to them, the two meet again. Jack Ryder is now a fearless FBI agent and Lizzie James is on a pristine island trapped in an unthinkable nightmare. Once again, the stakes are incredibly high with both their lives on the line.

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Don't call it a cult : the shocking story of Keith Raniere and the women of NXIVM

Don't call it a cult : the shocking story of Keith Raniere and the women of NXIVM

Berman, Sarah, author
2021

Sex trafficking. Self-help coaching. Forced labour. Mentorship. Multi-level marketing. Gaslighting. Investigative journalist Sarah Berman explores the shocking practices of NXIVM. Through the accounts of central NXIVM figures, Berman shows that these abuses looked very different from the inside, where young women initially received mentorship and protection. Berman explores why so many were drawn to its message of empowerment yet could not recognize its manipulative and harmful leader for what he was - a criminal.

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Early morning riser

Early morning riser

Heiny, Katherine, author.
2021

Jane easily falls in love with Duncan: he's charming, good-natured, and handsome. He has also slept with nearly every woman in Boyne City, Michigan. Jane sees Duncan's old girlfriends everywhere - at restaurants, at the grocery store, even three towns away. While she may be able to come to terms with dating the world's most prolific seducer of women, she wishes she didn't have to share him quite so widely. His ex-wife, Aggie, still has Duncan mow her lawn. And his coworker Jimmy comes and goes from Duncan's apartment at the most inopportune times. Jane wonders how the relationship is supposed to work with all these people in it. But any notion Jane has of love and marriage changes with one tragic accident. Now her life is permanently intertwined with Duncan's, Aggie's, and Jimmy's, and she knows she will never have Duncan to herself. But is it possible that a deeper kind of happiness is right in front of her eyes?

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Everything is fine : a memoir

Everything is fine : a memoir

Granata, Vince, author
2021

Vince Granata received the shocking news that would change his life - his younger brother, Tim, propelled by unchecked schizophrenia, had killed their mother in their childhood home. In an extraordinary feat of willpower, he decides to examine the disease that irrecoverably changed his family's destiny and piece together his brother's story. In this vibrant combination of personal memoir and journalism, Vince begins the painstaking process of recovering the image of his remarkable mother and salvaging the love for his brother as he faces trial for their mother's murder.

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Finding Ashley : a novel

Finding Ashley : a novel

Steel, Danielle, author.
2021

At sixteen, a pregnant Melissa was sent to a gloomy convent in Ireland to have - and give up - her baby, to spare the family shame. All these years later, Melissa's sister, Hattie, feels compelled to embark on a journey that will change both their lives forever, and track down the child Melissa gave up.

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The good father : a novel

The good father : a novel

Grady, Wayne, author.
2021

Every story has two sides, two perspectives. And when it comes to a relationship between a daughter and her father, separated first by divorce and then by both generational gaps and physical and emotional distance, those perspectives can colossally diverge. Such is the case with Harry Bowes and his only daughter, Daphne. Harry is a mild mannered journalist turned teacher turned wine merchant who is content to putter around his home in Toronto eating things straight out of the fridge that both his doctor and his second wife, Elinor, would disapprove of, and procrastinate calling his daughter even though he senses something is amiss. Meanwhile, in Vancouver, Daphne seems intent on a course of nihilism, having gone from being a loving girl to a top student to a hostile young woman who is determined to destroy her life and relationships by self-medicating with drugs and alcohol. When a catastrophic event wrenches them out of their states, one of stasis and one of chaos, Harry and Daphne are forced to examine the ways in which their self-absorption has eroded their connection and discover whether a family's bond is truly ironclad or if their damage is irreparable.

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Letters across the sea : a novel

Letters across the sea : a novel

Graham, Genevieve, author
2021

1933. At eighteen years old, Molly Ryan dreams of becoming a journalist, but instead she spends her days working any job she can to help her family through the Depression crippling her city. The one bright spot in her life is watching baseball with her best friend, Hannah Dreyfus, and sneaking glances at Hannah's handsome older brother, Max. When tensions between the Irish and Jewish communities erupt in a riot one smouldering day in August, Molly and Max are caught in the middle, with devastating consequences for both their families. 1939 Six years later, the Depression has eased and Molly is a reporter at her local paper. But a new war is on the horizon, putting everyone she cares about most in peril. As letters trickle in from overseas, Molly is forced to confront what happened all those years ago, but is it too late to make things right?

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The light of days : the untold story of women resistance fighters in Hitler's ghettos

The light of days : the untold story of women resistance fighters in Hitler's ghettos

Batalion, Judith, author
2020

One of the most important untold stories of World War II. The light of days is a soaring landmark history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who helped weaponize Poland's Jewish youth groups to resist the Nazis. Witnesses to the brutal murder of their families and the violent destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in Poland--some still in their teens--became the nerves of a wide-ranging resistance network that fought the Nazis.

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Man enough : undefining my masculinity

Man enough : undefining my masculinity

Baldoni, Justin, 1984- author.
2021

Actor, director, and ... social activist Justin Baldoni [takes] on the issues of toxic masculinity. He tackles his own struggles and brings up previously unspoken taboos to help create a new understanding and system of accountability. It is not just about becoming better men, but becoming more human. Topics ... include redefining masculinity, female empowerment, relationships, violence and abuse, sex and sexuality, infidelity, body image, work-life balance, and fatherhood. Justin arms readers with new tools and the ability to have both compassion and empathy for themselves and the men in their lives in this ... reimagining of what it means to be man enough.

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Molly falls to Earth : a novel

Molly falls to Earth : a novel

Mutch, Maria.
2020

I feel in some strange place. In late January 2010, choreographer Molly Volkova has a seizure on a crowded Manhattan sidewalk. As Molly experiences the singularity of the seizure over the course of seven minutes, she is haunted by her past: memories of love and infidelity, thoughts of her family and her work, and of the city itself. She also reflects on the disappearance of a lover she last saw ten years earlier, his sister, and the secrets that connect all three of them. Flickering through time and space and from character to character, Molly Falls to Earth forms a constellation around the spot where Molly lies on the edge of Washington Square Park. Interwoven throughout are documentary segments featuring the voices of others who search for the lost, obsessed with those who have gone missing.

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The new wedding book : a guide to ditching all the rules

The new wedding book : a guide to ditching all the rules

Bilodeau, Michelle, 1979, author.
2021

Plan your wedding without the weight of outdated customs and get hitched in a way that is authentic, fun, and true to who you are. From the minute couples become engaged, they are pressured to buy into a one-size-fits-all wedding. By breaking down the antiquated traditions of that #blessedweddingday, The New Wedding Book will help you and your betrothed throw those icky traditions to the curb in honour of having the wedding of your actual dreams -- not the one you've been force-fed for decades by the wedding-industrial complex. Inspiring couples to plan their wedding in a way that is meaningful to them, Bilodeau and Cleveland debunk the manufactured traditions, advocate for realistic budgets, offer brilliant advice from real-life couples, and confront the crushing pressure for weddings to be perfect.

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News of the world

News of the world

2020

Five years after the Civil War, Captain Kidd moves from town to town as a storyteller. In Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna, a ten-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier. She is being returned to her biological aunt and uncle against her will. Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles, the two will face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place that either can call home.

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Park bagger : adventures in the Canadian national parks

Park bagger : adventures in the Canadian national parks

Butcher, Marlis, author.
2021

Distributed across the second-largest country in the world, the Canadian national parks can be challenging to get to. Many of them are so remote that they have no road access or infrastructure of any kind, but they are not impossible to visit. Although much of the vast Canadian wilderness is fraught with challenging terrain, unpredictable weather, and sometimes threatening wildlife, there are also pleasant beaches, waterfalls, and places to kick back and relax in. Explorer Marlis Butcher has "bagged" all of the Canadian national parks. In her quest to visit and get to know the parks, Marlis canoed, kayaked, mountain biked, backpacked, hiked, snowshoed, snorkelled, and trekked by whatever means of travel she could devise. During her park explorations she's encountered grizzly and black bears, polar bears, wolves, and wolverines. She's survived incredible storms, falls off mountainsides, and sinking boats. Marlis has investigated uncharted lands and travelled down quaint country roads.

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