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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 popular Nonfiction Books for adults.

 

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Bravetart: Iconic American Desserts

Bravetart: Iconic American Desserts
Parks, Stella


Format: Book
Holds: 99 on 18 copies

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Notes on A Foreign Country: An American Abroad in A Post-American World

Notes on A Foreign Country: An American Abroad in A Post-American World
Hansen, Suzy, 1977-

"A revelatory reflection on America's role in the world from the perspective of a young woman who has been living in Istanbul for the past six years"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 97 on 22 copies

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The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896

The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896
White, Richard, 1947-

"During Reconstruction Northerners attempted to remake the United States in their own image. They would make incarnate the new world Republicans imagined at the end of the Civil War. That new world seemed possible because the Republican Party controlled the Union in 1865 as fully as any political party would ever control the country. Reconstruction would produce a nation built around free labor with a homogeneous citizenry whose rights would be guaranteed by a newly empowered federal government. Black as well as white citizens would inhabit a largely Protestant country of independent producers. They never realized that dream. The government's attempts to implement this vision confronted significant obstacles. Southern whites successfully resisted, and Indians resisted with far less success. Freedpeople both grasped the opportunities that the Republican vision offered them and attempted to articulate their own version of republican America. The United States became a nation of immigrants, Catholic and Jewish as well as Protestant. New technologies transformed the economy, as Americans significantly shifted into wage workers instead of independent producers. Capitalism produced the very rich and the very poor. The Gilded Age thrived where Reconstruction failed, the template of American modernity. The era was full of paradoxes. Notoriously corrupt, it also formed a seedbed of reform. It spawned racial, religious, and social conflicts as deep as the country had seen to date, but a newly diverse nation emerged. The newest volume in the acclaimed Oxford History of the United States series, The Republic for Which It Stands offers a magisterial account of the Gilded Age's real legacy that lies buried beneath its capitalists of legend and its corrupt politicians."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 96 on 19 copies

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The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for your Instant Pot: 80 Easy and Delicious Plant-based Recipes That You Can Make in Half the Time

The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for your Instant Pot: 80 Easy and Delicious Plant-based Recipes That You Can Make in Half the Time
Hester, Kathy


Format: Book
Holds: 96 on 19 copies

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The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
Perelman, Deb

"The long-awaited cookbook from the food blogging phenom, Deb Perelman -- home cook, mom, photographer, and celebrated author of SmittenKitchen.com." --Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 95 on 18 copies

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The Keto Reset Diet: Reboot your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever

The Keto Reset Diet: Reboot your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever
Sisson, Mark, 1953-

"Mounting scientific research suggests that eating a ketogenic diet could represent one of the greatest nutritional breakthroughs of our time--and that it might be the healthiest and most effective weight-loss strategy ever. Going "keto" by eating in a high-fat, moderate-protein, and low-carb pattern enables you to break free from the disastrous effects of carbohydrate dependency. Instead, you'll reset your metabolism to promote metabolic flexibility--where your body learns to burn fat instead of sugar for energy, even when you take a break from the plan. Many ketogenic programs require challenging restrictions and deprivation or offer misinformation, but Mark Sisson, bestselling author of The Primal Blueprint and publisher of the number one paleo blog MarksDailyApple.com, presents a unique, two-step, scientifically validated approach for going keto the right way. He first reveals the real secret to rapid and sustained weight loss, which is in becoming "fat-adapted" before entering full nutritional ketosis, a process that allows your body to learn to burn fat more efficiently. It takes as little as twenty-one days to reprogram your metabolism to burn fat for fuel by ditching processed grains, sugars, and refined vegetable oils in favor of nutrient-dense, high-fat, primal/paleo foods--and you'll see immediate results. Next, you'll fine-tune with Intermittent Fasting and then foray into full ketogenic eating for a further weight-loss boost and improved health. With The Keto Reset Diet, you can eat to total satisfaction by enjoying rich, high-satiety foods, and even weather occasional slipups. You'll use keto as a lifelong tool to stay trim, healthy, energetic, and free from the disastrous health conditions caused by the typical American diet. With step-by-step guidance, daily meal plans, and a recipe section with more than 100 delicious keto-friendly recipes, this is the definitive guide to help the keto beginner or the experienced health enthusiast understand the what, why, and how to succeed with ketogenic eating."--Jacket.


Format: Book
Holds: 95 on 17 copies

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The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity

The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity
Perel, Esther

A guide for loving couples who are looking to renew sexual passion in their lives explains how societal taboos and ideals about domestic equality have compromised the healthy expression of eroticism in today's relationships.


Format: Book
Holds: 95 on 15 copies

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Dining in: Highly Cookable Recipes

Dining in: Highly Cookable Recipes
Roman, Alison

Collects trendsetting, quality recipes for home cooks, including such dishes as crispy kimchi and cheddar omelette, clam pasta with chorizo and walnuts, and cumin lamb chops with charred scallions and peanuts.


Format: Book
Holds: 94 on 18 copies

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No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters

No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters
Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-

"From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, and with an introduction by Karen Joy Fowler, a collection of thoughts--always adroit, often acerbic--on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation. Ursula K. Le Guin has taken readers to imaginary worlds for decades. Now she's in the last great frontier of life, old age, and exploring new literary territory: the blog, a forum where her voice -- sharp, witty, as compassionate as it is critical -- shines. No Time to Spare collects the best of Ursula's blog, presenting perfectly crystallized dispatches on what matters to her now, her concerns with this world, and her wonder at it. On the absurdity of denying your age, she says, "If I'm ninety and believe I'm forty-five, I'm headed for a very bad time trying to get out of the bathtub." On cultural perceptions of fantasy: "The direction of escape is toward freedom. So what is 'escapism' an accusation of? " On her new cat: "He still won't sit on a lap"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 93 on 242 copies

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The Sun and Her Flowers

The Sun and Her Flowers
Kaur, Rupi


Format: Book
Holds: 93 on 237 copies

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