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    • Great classic family favorites
      Great classic family favorites

      This inspiring anthology collects enduring and entertaining stories that have enthralled young and old ever since they were first published. Perfect for the family car trip or at-home listening, these brand new recordings sparkle with the wit and wonder of time-tested storytelling.
    • Trauma farm [electronic resource] : a rebel history of rural life
      Trauma farm [electronic resource] : a rebel history of rural life
      Brian Brett.
      Both a celebration and excoriation of farm life, Brett examines his family homestead on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, and the state of contemporary farming. Raising fruits and vegetables, a small group of cows, chickens and pigs, Brett airs some strong criticisms of modern agriculture, such as cattle slaughterhouses, tempered by light-hearted passages and grim humour: "How do you make a small fortune at farming? Start with a large fortune."
    • The speed of trust [electronic resource] : live from L.A
      The speed of trust [electronic resource] : live from L.A
      stephen M.R. Covey.
      Examines the power of trust, demonstrating it to be a learnable and measurable skill that improves organizations and their employees.
    • Not my father's son : a memoir
      Not my father's son : a memoir
      by Alan Cumming.
      Dark, painful memories can be like a cage. Or, in the case of Alan Cumming, they can be packed away in a box, stuck in the attic to be forgotten. Until one day the box explodes and all the memories flood back in horrible detail. Alan Cumming grew up in the grip of a man who held his family hostage, someone who meted out violence with a frightening ease, who waged a silent war with himself that sometimes spilled over onto everyone around him. That man was Alex Cumming, Alan's father...
    • Herbie Hancock : possibilities
      Herbie Hancock : possibilities
      Herbie Hancock with Lisa Dickey.
      The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time In Herbie Hancock the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on a life and a thriving career that has spanned seven decades. A true innovator, Hancock has had an enormous influence on both acoustic and electric jazz, R&B and hip-hop, with his ongoing exploration of different musical genres, winning fourteen Grammy awards along the way...
    • Uncle Remus, his songs and his sayings [electronic resource]
      Uncle Remus, his songs and his sayings [electronic resource]
      by Joel Chandler Harris.
      Presents the legends, songs, and sayings of Uncle Remus, following the text of the first edition of Joel Chandler Harris' attempt to record traditional black stories of his time.
    • How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world
      How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world
      Steven Johnson.
      From the New York Times--bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences...
    • God is not one [electronic resource] : the eight rival religions that run the world--and why their differences matter
      God is not one [electronic resource] : the eight rival religions that run the world--and why their differences matter
      Stephen Prothero.
      At the dawn of the twenty-first century, dizzying scientific and technological advancements, interconnected globalized economies, and even the so-called New Atheists have done nothing to change one thing: our world remains furiously religious. For good and for evil, religion is the single greatest influence in the world ...
    • A deadly wandering : a tale of tragedy and redemption in the age of attention
      A deadly wandering : a tale of tragedy and redemption in the age of attention
      Matt Richtel.
      An ordinary Utah college student named Reggie Shaw fatally strikes two rocket scientists while texting and driving. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Matt Richtel follows Reggie from the moment of the tragedy, through the police investigation, the state's groundbreaking prosecution, and ultimately, Reggie's wrenching admission of responsibility...
    • Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America
      Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America
      Linda Tirado.
      From the author of the eye-opening and controversial essay on poverty that was read by millions comes the real-life Nickel and Dimed, as Linda Tirado explains what it's like to be working poor in America, and why poor people make the decisions they do. We in America have certain ideas of what it means to be poor. Linda Tirado, in her signature brutally honest yet personable voice, takes all of these preconceived notions and smashes them to bits...