News from the Reference Desk

New and Forthcoming Nonfiction Titles – February 2016

New Books

Almost everyday new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!

Newly Arrived Nonfiction:

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The Road to Little Dribbling


by Bill Bryson
This hilarious and loving sequel to Notes from a Small Island stands as the author’s tribute to his adopted country of England and describes his riotous return visit two decades later to rediscover the country, its people, and its culture.

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Always Hungry?


by David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D.
A groundbreaking diet program that debunks the myth that calorie balance is the key to weight loss and teaches readers how to reprogram their fat cells to lose weight without counting calories or feeling hungry.

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Maggie Smith: A Biography


by Michael Coveney
An intimate portrait of a remarkable performer, known most recently for her star turn in Downton Abbey, whose stage and screen career spans 60 years, is written with her blessing and drawn from her personal archives as well as interviews with family and friends.

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Excellent Daughters


by Katherine Zoepf
An exploration of a new generation of Arab women who are questioning authority, changing societies and leading revolutions brings a new understanding of the changing Arab societies and gives voice to the extraordinary women at the forefront of this change.

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Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine


by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich & Tanya Bastianich Manuali
The Emmy-winning host of Lidia’s Kitchen, along with her daughter, provides an authoritative guide to Italian cooking that features 400 recipes along with the techniques needed to master Italian cuisine.

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Crisis Point


by Trent Lott and Thomas Daschle
Two former U.S. Senate majority leaders team up to identify the most corrosive sources of U.S. political dysfunction, stress the importance of compromise, and point the way forward.

Forthcoming Titles:

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The Happiness Track


by Emma Seppala, Ph.D.
An expert on health psychology and well-being dispels counterproductive, outdated theories about achieving fulfillment through stress and iron discipline and describes how finding happiness in other areas first can give rise to professional success.

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In a Different Key


by John Donvan & Caren Zucker
In a Different Key takes us on a journey from an era when families were shamed and children were condemned to institutions, to one in which a cadre of parents and people with autism push for inclusion, but for a new understanding of autism.

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Dream Cities


by Wade Graham
A California-based garden designer, historian, and writer presents a highly accessible and entertaining cultural history of modern cities as told through the eyes of the pivotal dreamers and brilliant, obsessed and sometimes megalomaniacal designers behind the concepts.

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The Geography of Genius


by Eric Weiner
An acclaimed travel writer examines the connection between surroundings and innovative ideas, profiling examples in such regions as early-twentieth-century Vienna, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens, and Silicon Valley.

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Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter


by Erin Rooney Doland
This organizational daily devotional shares practical advice and small project ideas for enabling a cleaner, better organized, and less cluttered home in spite of busy schedules, sharing a year’s worth of suggestions.

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Blood Brothers


by Randy Roberts & Johnny Smith
The first book to bring to life the friendship and disastrous estrangement between Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, sharing insights into Malcolm’s alleged role in shaping Clay’s double life as a patriotic athlete and Islamic reformer.

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