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Alone with you in the ether : a love story

Alone with you in the ether : a love story

Blake, Olivie, author
2022

Two people meet in the armory of the Art Institute by chance. Prior to their encounter, he is a doctoral student who manages his destructive thoughts with compulsive calculations about time travel; she is a bipolar counterfeit artist undergoing court-ordered psychotherapy. By the end of the story, these things will still be true. But this is not a story about endings. For both of them, life is a matter of resigning themselves to the blueprints of inevitability, until six conversations with a stranger form the variable that glitches the entire simulation.

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Beyond the wand : the magic and mayhem of growing up a wizard

Beyond the wand : the magic and mayhem of growing up a wizard

Felton, Tom, 1987-, author
2022

"From Borrower to wizard, Tom Felton's childhood was anything but ordinary. Even as his parents' skepticism colored his early forays into acting, his childhood passion for performance buoyed him through a few inauspicious false starts, and he began booking major roles, rubbing shoulders with the likes of 007 and Hannibal Lecter. It wasn't until he landed the role of Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter's Slytherin supervillain, that he was catapulted into the limelight at just twelve years old. With candor and his own trademark humor, Tom shares his experience of growing up on screen and as part of the wizarding world for the very first time. He shares all about the Harry Potter auditioning process, his big break and the lasting friendships he made during ten years of part of the franchise, as well as the highs and lows of worldwide fame and the reality of navigating adult life after filming finished. From flying lessons to run-ins with Death Eaters, prepare to meet a real-life wizard!"-- Provided by publisher.

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Big book of botanical crafts : how to make candles, soaps, scrubs, sanitizers & more with plants, flowers, herbs & essential oils

Big book of botanical crafts : how to make candles, soaps, scrubs, sanitizers & more with plants, flowers, herbs & essential oils

Rose, Stephanie, author
2022

aGo green, get clean, and be serene with these 30 all-naturalsoap, candle, and cleaner recipes from renowned herbalist Stephanie Rose! If you are looking for creative ways to reduce chemicals, harness the healing power of nature, and pamper yourself withhealing herbs, fresh flowers, and essential oils, look no further. Author, avid gardener, and herbalist Stephanie Rose has rounded up herbest-loved botanical recipes in this massive book to teach you how easy,inexpensive, and relaxing it is to make your own natural cleaners,cleansers, and candles. Learn to make: * Homemade hand sanitizers with healing aloe * Soothing botanical bath salts with rose and citrus * Aromatherapy soy wax candles with lavender * Natural housecleaners with refreshing orange and cleansing sage * Disinfecting kitchen cleaners with lemongrass and pine * Reusable lemon and rosemary citrus hand wipes * Invigorating peppermint sugar scrubs * Moisturizing hand soaps with basil and bergamot * And many more! Withdetailed instructions, step-by-step photographs, and an herbalappendix, you'll have everything you need to make beautiful (andbeneficial!) all-natural products from your own kitchen.

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Billy no-mates : how I realised men have a friendship problem

Billy no-mates : how I realised men have a friendship problem

Dickins, Max, author
2022

When Max Dickins started to think about proposing to his girlfriend, he realized there was no one he could call on to be his best man. This realization sent him to examine the friendships he had had over the years, and where they had floundered. Men are, on average, more isolated and lonelier than women. Dickins' disarmingly honest and witty interrogation of traditional masculinity is a personal quest borne of inner crisis, providing a platform to intelligently explore the connection between widespread male loneliness and isolation and the recently christened social phenomenon of toxic masculinity.

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Come tumbling down : a novel

Come tumbling down : a novel

McGuire, Seanan, author.
2020

"Come Tumbling Down picks up the threads left dangling by Every Heart a Doorway and Down Among the Sticks and Bones. It's both a standalone delight and a treat for longtime fans of the series. When Jack left Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children she was carrying the body of her deliciously deranged sister--whom she had recently murdered in a fit of righteous justice--back to their home on the Moors. But death in their adopted world isn't always as permanent as it is here, and when Jack is herself carried back into the school, it becomes clear that something has happened to her. Something terrible. Something of which only the maddest of scientists could conceive. Something only her friends are equipped to help her overcome. Eleanor West's "No Quests" rule is about to be broken. Again."-- Provided by publisher.

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Deadly triangle : the famous architect, his wife, their chauffeur, and murder most foul

Deadly triangle : the famous architect, his wife, their chauffeur, and murder most foul

Goldenberg, Susan. 1944- author
2022

The 1935 murder of architect Francis Mawson Rattenbury, world famous for his design of the iconic Parliament Buildings and Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, and the arrest and lurid trial of his thirty years younger second wife, Alma, and the family chauffeur, George Percy Stoner, her lover, who was half her age, riveted people. The lovers were tried together - a trial that became one of the twentieth century's most sensational cases, sparking widespread debate over sexual mores and social strata distinctions

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Dickens and Prince : a particular kind of genius

Dickens and Prince : a particular kind of genius

Hornby, Nick, author
2022

When Prince's 1987 record Sign o' the Times was rereleased in 2020, the iconic album now came with dozens of songs that weren't on the original. In awe, Nick Hornby began to wonder, "Who else ever produced this much?" He soon found his answer in Victorian novelist and social critic Charles Dickens. Nick Hornby examines the cosmic link between two unlikely artists, geniuses in their own rights, spanning race, class, and centuries. In the process, he creates a lively, stimulating rumination on the creativity, flamboyance, discipline, and soul it takes to produce great art.

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Kinauvit? : what's your name? : the Eskimo disc system and a daughter's search for her grandmother

Kinauvit? : what's your name? : the Eskimo disc system and a daughter's search for her grandmother

Dunning, Norma, author
2022

In 2001, Dr. Norma Dunning applied to the Nunavut Beneficiary program, requesting enrolment to legally solidify her existence as an Inuk woman. But in the process, she was faced with a question she could not answer, tied to a colonial institution retired decades ago: "What was your disc number?" Still haunted by this question years later, Dunning took it upon herself to reach out to Inuit community members who experienced the Eskimo Identification Tag System first-hand, providing vital perspective and nuance to the scant records available on the subject. Written with incisive detail and passion, Dunning provides readers with a comprehensive look into a bureaucracy sustained by the Canadian government for over thirty years, neglected by history books but with lasting echoes revealed in Dunning's intimate interviews with affected community members. Not one government has taken responsibility or apologized for the E-number system to date -- a symbol of the blatant dehumanizing treatment of the smallest Indigenous population in Canada.

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The LEGO story : how a little toy sparked the world's imagination

The LEGO story : how a little toy sparked the world's imagination

Andersen, Jens, 1955- author
2022

"The extraordinary inside story of the LEGO company--producer of the most beloved and popular toy on the planet--based on unprecedented access to the founding family that still owns the company, chronicling the brand's improbable journey to become the empire that it is today"-- Provided by publisher.

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The light we carry : overcoming in uncertain times

The light we carry : overcoming in uncertain times

Obama, Michelle, 1964- author.
2022

"Mrs. Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new pathways for progress. Drawing from her experiences as a mother, daughter, spouse, friend, and First Lady, she shares the habits and principles she has developed to successfully adapt to change and overcome various obstacles--the earned wisdom that helps her continue to "become." She details her most valuable practices, like "starting kind," "going high," and assembling a "kitchen table" of trusted friends and mentors. With trademark humor, candor, and compassion, she also explores issues connected to race, gender, and visibility, encouraging readers to work through fear, find strength in community, and live with boldness"--Publisher's description.

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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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Mouth to mouth

Mouth to mouth

Wilson, Antoine, author
2022

In a first-class lounge at JFK airport, Jeff Cook runs into a former classmate who only vagues remember him. Jeff reveals that he once resuscitated a drowning man, and, after that traumatic morning on the beach was compelled to learn more about the man whose life he had saved. Discovering that the man is renowned art dealer Francis Arsenault, Jeff begins to surreptitiously visit his Beverly Hills gallery. Although Francis does not seem to recognize him as the man who saved his life, he takes the younger man under his wing, initiating him into his world, where knowledge, taste, and access are currency; a world where value is constantly shifting and calling into question what is real, and what matters.

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Shopomania : our obsession with possession

Shopomania : our obsession with possession

Berton, Paul, author.
2022

Shopping in one form or another has existed for millennia. In the past fifty years, shopping - and its associated carbon footprint - has grown exponentially. Paul Berton argues that if we invented today's consumer culture, then we can invent something to replace it. We can do a better job of making the cycle of stuff truly circular rather than linear. We can be more environmentally, socially, and politically conscious of what we buy and how it comes to us - and where it will go after we are finished with it.

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Smitten kitchen. Keepers : new classics for your forever files

Smitten kitchen. Keepers : new classics for your forever files

Perelman, Deb, author
2022

Deb Perelman presents 100 new recipes (plus a few old favourites from her site) that aim to make shopping easier, preparation more practical and enjoyable and food more reliably delicious for the home cook. What's a keeper? It's a brilliantly fuss-free lemon poppy seed cake. It's Perelman's favourite roasted winter squash. It's an epic quiche. It's the only apple crisp she will personally ever make. It's perfect spaghetti and meatballs. These are the fail-safe, satisfying recipes you'll rely on for years to come.

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Soccer in sun and shadow

Soccer in sun and shadow

Galeano, Eduardo, 1940-2015, author
2022

"In this witty and rebellious history of world soccer, award-winning writer Eduardo Galeano searches for the styles of play, players, and goals that express the unique personality of certain times and places. In Soccer in Sun and Shadow, Galeano takes us to ancient China, where engravings from the Ming period show a ball that could have been designed by Adidas to Victorian England, where gentlemen codified the rules that we still play by today and to Latin America, where the "crazy English" spread the game only to find it creolized by the locals. All the greats-Pele;, Di Ste;fano, Cruyff, Euse;bio, Pusk, Gullit, Baggio, Beckenbauer- have joyous cameos in this book. yet soccer, Galeano cautions, "is a pleasure that hurts." Thus there is also heartbreak and madness. Galeano tells of the suicide of Uruguayan player Porte, who shot himself in the center circle of the Nacional's stadium; of the Argentine manager who wouldn't let his team eat chicken because it would bring bad luck; and of scandal-riven Diego Maradona whose real crime, Galeano suggests, was always "the sin of being the best." Soccer is a game that bureaucrats try to dull and the powerful try to manipulate, but it retains its magic because it remains a bewitching game-"a feast for the eyes... and a joy for the body that plays it"-exquisitely rendered in the magical stories of Soccer in Sun and Shadow"-- Provided by publisher.

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Toad

Toad

Dunn, Katherine, 1945-2016, author.
2022

"A previously unpublished novel of the reflections of a deeply scarred and reclusive woman from the cult icon Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love. Sally Gunnar has withdrawn from the world. She spends her days alone at home, reading drugstore mysteries, polishing the doorknobs, waxing the floors. Her only companions are a vase of goldfish, a garden toad, and the door-to-door salesman who sells her cleaning supplies once a month. She broods over her deepest regrets: her blighted romances with self-important men, her lifelong struggle to feel at home in her own body, and her wayward twenties, when she was a fish out of water among a group of eccentric, privileged young people at a liberal arts college. There was Sam, an unabashed collector of other people's stories; Carlotta, a troubled free spirit; and Rennel, a self-obsessed philosophy student. Self-deprecating and sardonic, Sally recounts their misadventures, up to the tragedy that tore them apart."-- Provided by publisher.

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Tracers in the dark : the global hunt for the crime lords of cryptocurrency

Tracers in the dark : the global hunt for the crime lords of cryptocurrency

Greenberg, Andy, author
2022

A propulsive story of a new breed of investigators who have cracked the Bitcoin blockchain, taking once-anonymous realms of money, drugs, and violence and holding them up to the light.

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The twist of a knife : a novel

The twist of a knife : a novel

Horowitz, Anthony, 1955- author
2022

When the critic who gave his new play scathing reviews is murdered, stabbed in the heart with his ornamental dagger, author Anthony Horowitz is arrested by an old enemy out for revenge and the only man who can help him is his estranged partner in solving crime, Daniel Hawthorne.

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The wall of Winnipeg and me

The wall of Winnipeg and me

Zapata, Mariana, author
2016

"Vanessa Mazur knows she's doing the right thing. She shouldn't feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary. But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she's beyond shocked. For two years, the man known as The Wall of Winnipeg couldn't even find it in him to tell her good morning or congratulate her on her birthday. Now? He's asking for the unthinkable. What do you say to the man who is used to getting everything he wants?"--Page [4] of cover.

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What we both know

What we both know

Parker, Fawn, 1994-, author
2022

Hillary Greene's father, once a celebrated author and public figure, is now losing his memory and, with it, his ability to write. As her father's primary caretaker, each day begins with two eggs, boiled and Charlie Rose or some other host on the iPad screen. Her father compulsively watches himself in old interviews, memorizing his own speech, trying to hang on to who he was. An aspiring author herself, Hillary impulsively agrees to ghost-write his final work--a memoir spanning his career--and release it in his name. Diving deep into her father's past, and in turn her own, a horrifying truth begins to piece itself together. With full control over her father's memoir, Hillary is faced with a stark choice: reveal her father as a monster or preserve his legacy as a respected literary figure.

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Where the road bends

Where the road bends

Rawlings, David, 1971- author.
2020

"Fifteen years after their college graduation, four friends reunite for a trip to Australia, each with their carefully constructed facade. But when they are mystically separated in a sandstorm, they must face what really brought them to this point"--Provided by publisher.

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Wired for music : a search for health and joy through the science of sound

Wired for music : a search for health and joy through the science of sound

Barton, Adriana (Journalist), author.
2022

Music isn't just background noise. In the right doses, music can double as a mild antidepressant, painkiller, sleeping pill, memory aid - and enhance athletic performance while supporting healthy aging. Adriana Barton sets out to discover what music is really for, combing through medical studies, discoveries by pioneering neuroscientists, and research from biology and anthropology. Travelling from state-of-the-art science labs to a remote village in Zimbabwe, her investigation gets to the heart of music's profound effects on the human body and brain.

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A world of curiosities

A world of curiosities

Penny, Louise, author
2022

It's spring and Three Pines is reemerging after the harsh winter. As the villagers prepare for a special celebration, Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir find themselves increasingly worried. A young man and woman have reappeared in the Sûreté du Québec investigators' lives after many years. The two were young children when their troubled mother was murdered, leaving them damaged, shattered. Gamache and Beauvoir's memories of that tragic case, the one that first brought them together, come rushing back. As Chief Inspector Gamache works to uncover answers, his alarm grows when a letter written by a long dead stone mason is discovered. In it the man describes his terror when bricking up an attic room somewhere in the village. When the room is found, the villagers decide to open it up. As the bricks are removed, Gamache, Beauvoir and the villagers discover a world of curiosities.

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