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All in her head : the truth and lies early medicine taught us about women's bodies and why it matters today
Comen, Elizabeth, author
Much of what we know about women's bodies and health has come from men. The result is a cultural and societal legacy that continues to shape our health, despite recent advances that challenge it. In this informative, eye-opening book, Elizabeth Comen, M.D. unpacks this legacy, taking us on a tour of each of our body's systems to (re-)introduce how they work and the historical doctors and patients whose perspectives and experiences laid the foundation for our current understanding, as well as the many oversights which remain unaddressed.
The antique hunter's guide to murder : a novel
Miller, C. L. (Cara L.), author.
What antique would you kill for? Freya Lockwood is shocked when she learns that Arthur Crockleford, antiques dealer and her estranged mentor, has died under mysterious circumstances. She has spent the last twenty years avoiding her quaint English hometown, but when she receives a letter from Arthur asking her to investigate-sent just days before his death-Freya has no choice but to return to a life she had sworn to leave behind. Joining forces with her eccentric Aunt Carole, Freya follows clues and her instincts to an old manor house for an advertised antiques enthusiast's weekend. But not all is as it seems. It's clear to Freya that the antiques are all just poor reproductions and her fellow guests are secretive and menacing. What is going on at this estate and how was Arthur involved?
Baking for pleasure : comforting recipes to bring you joy
Gill, Ravneet (Pastry chef), author
This book is all about baking for the pure joy of it - classic comfort bakes made with love for friends and family. Join Ravneet Gill as she reconnects with the simple pleasures that made her fall in love with baking in the first place. Packed with more than 80 tried and tested recipes for brownies, tray bakes, cookies, tarts, puddings and cakes. From chocolate malt baked custard to the ultimate apple pie, Ravneet brings us back to basics, sharing her easiest tips for everything you need to whip up and enjoy your favourite home bakes.
Becoming Gandhi : my experiment living the Mahatma's 6 moral truths in immoral times
Garfinkel, Perry, author.
Veteran journalist and author Perry Garfinkel sets out on a three-year quest to examine how Mahatma Gandhi's ideals have held up in a world beset with troubling trends. Committing to practice the Mahatma's six main principles - truth, nonviolence, vegetarianism, simplicity, faith, and celibacy - he seeks to better himself, facing successes and failures that at times lead to self-effacing humour. He traces Gandhi's footsteps from India to England to South Africa and even American communities where Gandhi's spirit endures.
Better days : tame your inner critic
Allen, Neal (Spiritual coach), author
Spiritual coach, Neal Allen, examines a critical aspect of the human psyche that often gets ignored - the superego. Building on Freud's idea that the superego necessarily forms a person's moral conscience, Neal explains how this voice in your head develops in childhood as a survival mechanism, but when no longer needed for protection, camps out in your mind like a personal parasite. By shedding off the burden of the superego, you can overcome tired patterns of reward and punishment, reduce the self-talk that harms you, and ultimately clear an open space for the life you deserve, one that is gentler and more peaceful.
The chaos agent
Greaney, Mark, author
Someone is killing the world's leading experts on robotics and computers. A desperate Russian scientist approaches Court Gentry and Zoya Zakharova to ask for their protection, but before they can help, they are attacked by a team of professional assassins. They escape, but wherever they turn, it's clear that whoever's tracking them is always going to be one step ahead. With a danger of this level, there's no choice but to attack into the threat.
Patterson, James, 1947- author
Officer Rob Trilling doesn't like to talk about himself. But he has an impressive resume as a former Army Ranger and as a sniper with NYPD's Emergency Services Unit. Detective Michael Bennett struggles to connect with the soldier, especially when Trilling begins to log unexplained absences from duty. Trilling may be more comfortable with rifles than he is with people, but only Bennett can prove whether his partner is a lonely hunter or a hardened assassin.
Done and dusted : a novel
Sage, Lyla, author
For the first time in her life, Clementine "Emmy" Ryder has no idea what she's doing. She's accomplished everything on her to-do list. She left her small hometown of Meadowlark, Wyoming; went to college; and made a career for herself by doing her favorite thing: riding horses. But after an accident makes it impossible for her to get back into the saddle, she has no choice but to return to the hometown she always wanted to escape. Luke Brooks is Meadowlark's most notorious bad boy, bar owner, and bachelor. He's also the unofficial fifth member of the Ryder family. As Emmy's older brother's best friend, Luke spent most of his childhood antagonizing her. It's been years since he's seen her, but when she walks into his bar and back into his life, he can't take his eyes off her. Despite his better judgment, he wants to do a whole lot more than just look at her. Emmy's got too much on her mind to think about romance. And Luke knows he should stay away from his best friend's younger sister. But what if Luke is just what Emmy needs to get her spark back? Or will they both go up in flames?
End of story : a novel
Finn, A. J., author
Invited by a reclusive mystery novelist to help draft his life story, a longtime correspondent and detective fiction expert finds herself in a real whodunnit when she learns the writer's first wife and son mysteriously vanished.
Fight right : how successful couples turn conflict into connection
Gottman, Julie Schwartz, author
Conflict is the top reason couples seek help - but it's also an opportunity for greater intimacy, deeper connection, and lasting love. Through decades of research, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, founders of the world-famous Love Lab, have identified the five common mistakes we make when we are at odds. Readers learn the five secrets to help get back on track and harness conflict to build stronger, healthier relationships. This is an essential resource that will help couples escape the win-or-lose mentality in favour of a collaborative approach
Goodbye girl : a novel
Grippando, James, 1958- author
Grammy-winning popstar Imani takes to social media and tells her millions of fans to download her music illegally. Now, she needs Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck's help. The case takes a deadly turn when salacious allegations of infidelity send Imani and her ex-husband Shaky implicating each other in the unsolved murder of Imani's extra-marital lover twelve years ago. Yet as Jack discovers, uncovering the truth about the killing won't just exonerate or convict his client, her ex, and their music empire. It may shape the future of the entire recording industry.
Paris, B. A., author
"Some secrets never leave. Iris and Gabriel have just arrived home from a make-or-break holiday. But a shock awaits them. One of their closest friends, Laure, is in their house. The atmosphere quickly becomes tense as she oversteps again and again: sleeping in their bed, wearing Iris' clothes, even rearranging the furniture. Laure has walked out on her husband -- and their good friend -- Pierre, over his confession of an affair and a secret child. Iris and Gabriel want to be supportive of their friends, but as Laure's mood becomes increasingly unpredictable, her presence takes its toll. Iris and Gabriel's only respite comes in the form of a couple new to town. But with them comes their gardener, who has a checkered past. Soon, secrets from all their pasts will unravel, some more dangerous than they could have known."-- Provided by publisher.
Hurwitz, Gregg, author
Not his usual mission, but this unlikely, tiny job finds Evan Smoak battered between twisted AI technocrat billionaires, a mysterious female assassin who seems a mirror of himself, and personal stakes so gut-wrenching he can scarcely make sense of them. Evan's mission pushes him to his limit - he must find and take down the assassin known only as the Wolf, before she succeeds in completing her mission and killing the people who can identify her. Matched skill for skill, instinct for instinct, Evan must outwit an opponent who will literally stop at nothing if he is to survive.
Murder by lamplight
McDonough, Patrice, author
November 1866: the grisly murder site in London's East End is thronged with onlookers. Days later, another body is found with links to the first, and Inspector Richard Tennant calls for Dr. Julia Lewis. The murderer begins sending the police taunting letters and tantalizing clues. But there is new urgency, for the doctor's role appears to have shifted from expert to target. And this killer is no impulsive monster, but a fiendishly calculating opponent, determined to see his plan through to its terrifying conclusion.
The other significant others : reimagining life with friendship at the center
Cohen, Rhaina, author
Rhaina Cohen invites us into the lives of people who have defied convention by choosing a friend as a life partner. Platonic partners reveal how freeing and challenging it can be to embrace a relationship model that society doesn't recognize. Based on years of original reporting and striking social science research, Cohen argues that we undermine romantic relationships by expecting too much of them, while we diminish friendships by expecting too little of them. Cohen challenges us to ask what we want from our relationships - not just what we're supposed to want - and transforms how we define a fulfilling life.
Sanderson, Brandon, author.
A companion story to the original Mistborn trilogy. Building upon the characterization, events, and worldbuilding of the original trilogy, this novella offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes at the fate of a certain reader-favorite character.
Hannah, Kristin, author
"Women can be heroes." When twenty-year-old nursing student Frances "Frankie" McGrath hears these unexpected words, it is a revelation. Raised on idyllic Coronado Island and sheltered by her conservative parents, she has always prided herself on doing the right thing, being a good girl. But in 1965 the world is changing, and she suddenly imagines a different choice for her life. When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, she impulsively joins the Army Nurse Corps and follows his path. As green and inexperienced as the men sent to Vietnam to fight, Frankie is overwhelmed by the chaos and destruction of war, as well as the unexpected trauma of coming home to a changed and politically divided America.