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All the dangerous things
Willingham, Stacy, author
One year ago, Isabelle Drake's life changed forever: her toddler son, Mason, was taken out of his crib in the middle of the night. Isabelle's entire existence now revolves around finding him, but she knows she can't go on this way forever. In an interview with a true-crime podcaster, his incessant questioning paired with her severe insomnia has brought up uncomfortable memories from her own childhood, making Isabelle start to doubt her recollection of the night of Mason's disappearance, as well as second-guess who she can trust - including herself.
Autistic adults : exploring the forgotten end of the spectrum
Smeenk, Daniel, author
"An accessible and comprehensive look at autistic adults, written with an aim towards understanding and empathy. Most research and writing about autism is focused on children, although most autistic people are adults. In this book, Daniel Smeenk addresses this gap by looking at how autistic adults present and how they see themselves and offers insights on autistic adults, from an autistic writer. He provides information and practical advice to inspire neurotypicals to a greater empathy and understanding of the autistic adults in their lives. Unlike most books on autism, Autistic Adults: Exploring the Forgotten End of the Spectrum explores the subject from multiple points of view. Daniel Smeenk examines autism research, self-advocacy communities and the fundamental differences between groups that want to help autistic people but disagree on how to do so. Thoroughly researched yet accessible, Smeenk takes an even- handed approach to current debates such as how funding should be spent and what kind of supports are most beneficial. He also addresses topics such as employment, lack of research on autistic adults and issues with public perception."-- Provided by publisher.
Daughter of the Moon Goddess : a novel
Tan, Sue Lynn, author
Forced to flee her home on the moon after her magic flares up, Xingyin embarks on a perilous quest to save her mother, in a new fantasy novel inspired by the legend of the Chinese moon goddess.
The housemates : everything one young student learnt about love, care and dementia from living in a nursing home
Toebes, Teun, author
Twenty-one-year-old nursing student Teun Toebes decided to move into a nursing home and experience the daily life of elderly residents, not as a nurse or a carer - but as a housemate. He initiated Friday drinks, trips out and camping evenings, and reintroduced pleasure in the small things in life: a laugh, a dance, a cup of good coffee, a chance to sit in the sun. As he became embedded in the community, however, Teun became more and more distressingly aware of how society and the care system diminishes the elderly and particularly people living with dementia - and he resolved to do something about it.
In the hand of the goddess
Pierce, Tamora, author
Pursuing her desire to be a knight, Alanna learns many things in her role as squire to Prince Jonathan, but fears Duke Roger, an ambitious sorcerer with whom she knows she will one day have to deal.
Yarros, Rebecca, author
Everyone expected Violet Sorrengail to die during her first year at Basgiath War College--Violet included. But Threshing was only the first impossible test meant to weed out the weak-willed, the unworthy, and the unlucky. Now the real training begins, and Violet's already wondering how she'll get through. It's not just that it's grueling and maliciously brutal, or even that it's designed to stretch the riders' capacity for pain beyond endurance. It's the new vice commandant, who's made it his personal mission to teach Violet exactly how powerless she is-unless she betrays the man she loves. Although Violet's body might be weaker and frailer than everyone else's, she still has her wits--and a will of iron.
A kids book about racism
Memory, Jelani, 1983- author.
"Yes, this really is a kids book about racism. Inside, you'll find a clear description of what racism is, how it makes people feel when they experience it, and how to spot it when it happens. This is one conversation that's never too early to start, and this book was written to be an introduction for kids on the topic."-- Publisher's description.
The Kingdom of Sweets : a novel of The Nutcracker
Johansen, Erika, author.
Light and dark: this is the destiny placed upon Natasha and Clara, the birthright bestowed by their godfather, the mysterious sorcerer Drosselmeyer. Clara, the favorite, grows into beauty and ease, while Natasha is cursed to live in her sister's shadow. But one fateful Christmas Eve, Natasha gets her chance at revenge. For Drosselmeyer has brought the Nutcracker, an enchanted present that offers entry into a deceptively beautiful world: the Kingdom of Sweets. In this land of snow and sugar, Natasha is presented with a power far greater than Drosselmeyer: the Sugar Plum Fairy, who is also full of gifts--and dreadful bargains.
Lucky iron fish : a social enterprise tackling iron deficiency
Armstrong, Gavin (Founder of Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise), author
When Canadian researcher Dr. Christopher Charles was studying the devastation caused by iron deficiency in impoverished populations in Southeast Asia, he discovered an innovative way to help people get iron into their diets: place an iron ingot right into their cooking pots. Dr. Gavin Armstrong, a biomedical scientist and entrepreneur, built upon Charles's findings to develop, manufacture, and distribute that ingot, which became the Lucky Iron Fish, a cost-effective solution to iron deficiency.
Miles Morales. Great responsibility
Bendis, Brian Michael, author
"None of Miles Morales' incredible powers could prevent his mother's death or spare his father from a life-changing injury in a brutal fight against Venom. Miles is convinced he caused the tragedy -- so in an emotion-filled decision, he has put away the costume, swearing never to fight as Spider-Man again! But when two new super-powered teenagers, Cloak and Dagger, emerge and the Taskmaster breaks up their fight with the juvenile delinquent Bombshell, innocent lives are at stake! It's a job for someone with great power and great responsibility -- but will that be Miles? And if he returns to the suit, will it be just in time for his universe to face Cataclysm?
The mystery guest
Prose, Nita, author
Molly Gray is not like anyone else. With her flair for cleaning and proper etiquette, she has risen through the ranks of the glorious five-star Regency Grand Hotel to become the esteemed Head Maid. But just as her life reaches a pinnacle state of perfection, her world is turned upside down when J.D. Grimthorpe, the world-renowned mystery author, drops dead-very dead-on the hotel's tea room floor. When Detective Stark, Molly's old foe, investigates the author's unexpected demise, it becomes clear that this death was murder most foul. As the case threatens the hotel's pristine reputation, Molly knows that she alone holds the key to unlocking the killer's identity. But that key is buried deep in her past-because long ago, she knew J.D. Grimthorpe.
The Old Gays guide to the good life : lessons learned about love and death, sex and sin, and saving the best for last
Old Gays, author.
America's most beloved foursome, the TikTok sensation @theoldgays, share humorous, heartbreaking, shocking and profound tales from their generation, revealing who they are beyond TikTok and offering collective wisdom on a rainbow of topics as they prove age is just a number and getting older can be fabulously fun.
Salthouse Place : a novel
Sogn, Jamie Lee, author
In the far reaches of the Pacific Northwest, three best friends spend a day at the lake - but only two come home. Ten years later, Delia Albio receives an email from Cara, the remaining friend in the trio, about "life-changing" news. Cara is gone by the time she gets there, setting off another mystery. When Delia hears about the women's empowerment group that Cara joined, she uncovers a possessive group with a dark agenda. As their leadership closes in, Delia hurtles ever closer to the truth - if only she can survive a cult that will protect its secrets at any cost.
The scenic geology of Alberta : a roadside touring and hiking guide
Leckie, Dale Allen, author
Dale Leckie guides you to Alberta’s most scenic sites with intriguing stories of Alberta’s landscape evolution.
This winter : a Solitaire novella
Oseman, Alice, author
"A short novella based on the beloved characters from the graphic novel Heartstopper and Alice Oseman's debut novel Solitaire, which was praised as 'The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age' by The Times. The festive season isn't always happy for Tori Spring and her brother Charlie. And this year's going to be harder than most. I used to think that difficult was better than boring, but I know better now... I'm not going to think about the past few months, about Charlie and me, and all of the sad. I'm going to block it all out Just for today. "Happy Christmas," I say."--Back cover.
Throne of glass
Maas, Sarah J., author
After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
Shusterman, Neal, author
"Citra and Rowan have disappeared. Endura is gone. It seems like nothing stands between Scythe Goddard and absolute dominion over the world scythedom. With the silence of the Thunderhead and the reverberations of the Great Resonance still shaking the earth to its core, the question remains: Is there anyone left who can stop him? The answer lies in the Tone, the Toll, and the Thunder"-- Provided by publisher.
The unofficial Ted Lasso cookbook : from biscuits to BBQ, 50 recipes inspired by TV's most lovable football team
Berry, Aki, author
A very Chinese cookbook : 100 recipes from China and not China (but still really Chinese)
Pang, Kevin, author
The 100 recipes in this cookbook are for newbies and experienced folk alike, whether you're seasoning your first wok or ready to earn the merit badge. James Beard Award-winning writer Kevin Pang and his dad Jeffrey bring a wide-ranging and affectionately irreverent look at Chinese cooking that's entertaining, delicious, and totally achievable as they spotlight recipes that have been rigorously tested by the cooks at ATK to ensure success. Includes how to build a pantry, how to use a wok and cleaver, review popular brands of instant noodles, and offer a visual guide to dim sum.
The water outlaws
Huang, S. L., author.
"Lin Chong is an expert arms instructor, training the Emperor's soldiers in sword and truncheon, battle axe and spear, lance and crossbow. Unlike bolder friends who flirt with challenging the unequal hierarchies and values of Imperial society, she believes in keeping her head down and doing her job. Until a powerful man with a vendetta rips that carefully-built life away. Disgraced, tattooed as a criminal, and on the run from an Imperial Marshall who will stop at nothing to see her dead, Lin Chong is recruited by the Bandits of Liangshan. Mountain outlaws on the margins of society, the Liangshan Bandits proclaim a belief in justice--for women, for the downtrodden, for progressive thinkers a corrupt Empire would imprison or destroy. They're also murderers, thieves, smugglers, and cutthroats. Apart, they love like demons and fight like tigers. Together, they could bring down an empire"-- Provided by publisher.
We ship it
Kay, Lauren, author.
The last thing highly organized Olivia Schwartz wants to do the summer before her senior year of high school is go on a cruise with her parents and younger brothers, so when Olivia meets charming, exciting Sebastian, she feels like she can have fun, but when past secrets come to light, Olivia must face the long-ignored truths about herself, Sebastian, her older brother's death years before, the past she thought she understood and the future she's always planned.
Wolfpack : a novel
Brunskill, Amelia, author
A group of teenage girls living in a cult are ensnared by suspicion and paranoia when one of them goes missing