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December 12, 2017

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Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Nonfiction books for adults.

 

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Holy Rascals: Advice for Spiritual Revolutionaries

Holy Rascals: Advice for Spiritual Revolutionaries
Shapiro, Rami M.

To Shapiro, "holy rascals" are those who use humor, play, creativity, and critical thinking to reveal the human origins of religions, and how religions mask their true origins behind the conceit of divine origins. Their task of unmasking unhealthy and harmful religions and religious beliefs is serious-- but their attitudes are not. Here he presents one-of-a-kind inspiration, humor, and practical insights to help you on your mission.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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How to Speak Chicken

How to Speak Chicken
Caughey, Melissa


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 5 copies

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Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia: The Fabric of Life

Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia: The Fabric of Life
Suleman, Fahmida

Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia' explores the significance and beauty of textiles from across the Middle East, Turkey, and Central Asia. This vast region has been the focus of population movements, exploration, and trade for thousands of years and is home to a wealth of textile traditions. From the intricate embroidery on a Palestinian wedding dress to the complex iconography on an Afghan war rug, textiles reflect the beliefs, practices, and experiences of people from these lands.The book is arranged thematically with pieces grouped according to their purpose or meaning, enabling, for example, the comparison of domestic furnishings, wedding attire, and children's garments from across the region. The book also includes contemporary works that grapple with modern political issues.The textiles featured include male and female garments, hats and headdresses, rugs and felts, children's clothing, dolls, tent hangings, amulets and animal harnesses.


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Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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Adolescent Therapy That Really Works: Helping Kids Who Never Asked for Help in the First Place

Adolescent Therapy That Really Works: Helping Kids Who Never Asked for Help in the First Place
Edgette, Janet Sasson


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Paddling With Spirits: A Solo Kayak Journey

Paddling With Spirits: A Solo Kayak Journey
Skyriver, Irene

"Inspired partly by her own spirit of adventure, and partly by the stories of her native coastal ancestors, Irene Skyriver celebrated her fortieth year of life with a solo kayak voyage, paddling from Alaska to her home in Washington's San Juan Islands. Paddling with Spirits: A Solo Kayak Journey interweaves the true account of her journey with generational stories handed down and vividly re-imagined. Beginning with her great-grandmother's seduction of an Indian fighter turned trader, and following her ancestors on both sides through oil booms, orphanages, wartime romances, dance halls and cattle ranches, Paddling with Spirits dips like a paddle itself between the stories of those who inspired her, and Irene's own journey down a lonely coast. As she encounters harsh weather, wolves, bears, whales, and the wild beauty of the coastal waters, she reflects upon her own life and on the lives of the many people she meets along the way before her final, triumphant return home. Paddling with Spirits is a wild, brave, and thrillingly original adventure."--Amazon.com.


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Holds: 11 on 4 copies

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The Light That Shines Through Infinity: Zen and the Energy of Life

The Light That Shines Through Infinity: Zen and the Energy of Life
Katagiri, Dainin, 1928-1990


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Oz Clarke's World of Wine: A Grand Tour of the Great Wine Regions

Oz Clarke's World of Wine: A Grand Tour of the Great Wine Regions
Clarke, Oz


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Planet of the Blind

Planet of the Blind
Kuusisto, Stephen

Kuusisto translates his opaque, kaleidoscopic world of sahpe and color into poetic and luminous prose.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Catalonia: Recipes From Barcelona and Beyond

Catalonia: Recipes From Barcelona and Beyond
Pizarro, José

"In Catalonia, Jose Pizarro shows readers how to create some of the best-loved dishes from the Catalonian region at home. Dispelling the myth that creating tapas and traditional Spanish fare is scary, he shows us how to take the experience of eating in the little bars of Barcelona to your own kitchen. Set to the backdrop of the stunning views of Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia, you'll really feel like you're on a magical holiday in Spain. The book also includes menus and drinks suggestions to help you plan, shop, cook and, most importantly, enjoy this wonderful way of eating and socializing."--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living

A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living
Ley, Emily

Offers strategies, systems, and methods for simplifying, prioritizing, and living life intentionally, focusing on the areas of living space, style, food, scheduling, finance, hospitality, technology, self care, motherhood, and faith.


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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