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    • New life, no instructions : a memoir
      New life, no instructions : a memoir
      Gail Caldwell.
      The Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author of Let's Take the Long Way Home now gives us a stunning, exquisitely written memoir about a dramatic turning point in her life, which unexpectedly opened up a world of understanding, possibility, and connection. New Life, No Instructions is about the surprising way life can begin again, at any age...
    • William Shakespeare's The empire striketh back [electronic resource] : Star Wars part the fifth
      William Shakespeare's The empire striketh back [electronic resource] : Star Wars part the fifth
      by Ian Doescher
      A retelling of The Empire strikes back in iambic pentameter, the style of Shakespeare. Many a fortnight have passed since the destruction of the Death Star, and the evil Darth Vader has hatched a plan to capture the rebels. Will Lord Vader learn how sharper than a tauntaun's tooth it is to have a Jedi child?
    • The conservationist [electronic resource]
      The conservationist [electronic resource]
      by Nadine Gordimer.
      Mehring, a rich, powerful and vital industrialist, has all the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to offer. But his possessions refuse to remain objects: his wife, son, and mistress leave him; his foreman and workers become increasingly indifferent to his stewardship; and even the land rises up, as drought, then flood, destroy his farm...
    • The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery
      The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery
      by Sam Kean.
      From the author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon comes this tale of the brain and the history of neuroscience.Early studies of the functions of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike--strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, lobotomies, horrendous accidents--and see how the victim coped. In many cases survival was miraculous, and observers could only marvel at the transformations that took place afterward, altering victims' personalities...
    • Now I see you : a memoir
      Now I see you : a memoir
      Nicole C. Kear.
      At nineteen years old, Nicole C. Kear's biggest concern is choosing a major--until she walks into a doctor's office in midtown Manhattan and gets a life-changing diagnosis. She is going blind, courtesy of an eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa, and has only a decade or so before lights-out. Instead of making preparations as the doctor suggests, Kear decides to carpe diem and make the most of the vision she has left. She joins a circus school, tears through boyfriends, travels the world, and through all these high jinks, she keeps her vision loss a secret. When Kear becomes a mother, just a few years shy of her vision's expiration date, she amends her carpe diem strategy, giving up recklessness in order to relish every moment with her kids. Her secret, though, is harder to surrender--and as her vision deteriorates, harder to keep hidden. As her world grows blurred, one thing becomes clear: no matter how hard she fights, she won't win the battle against blindness. But if she comes clean with her secret, and comes to terms with the loss, she can still win her happy ending. Told with humor and irreverence, Now I See You is an uplifting story about refusing to cower at life's curveballs, about the power of love to triumph over fear. But at its core, it's a story about acceptance: facing the truths that just won't go away and facing yourself, broken parts and all.
    • Love life
      Love life
      Rob Lowe.
      A collection of personal writings by the actor and producer discusses such topics as his work on a flop television show, an actor's preparation exercises, and his experiences while coaching a kids' basketball team dominated by omnipresent helicopter parents.
    • The president and the assassin : McKinley, terror, and empire at the dawn of the American century
      The president and the assassin : McKinley, terror, and empire at the dawn of the American century
      Scott Miller.
      A sweeping tale of turn-of-the-century America and the irresistible forces that brought President William McKinley and Leon Czolgosz together on one fateful day.
    • Grain brain : the surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar -- your brain's silent killers
      Grain brain : the surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar -- your brain's silent killers
      David Perlmutter, MD, with Kristin Loberg.
      Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. He offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our "smart genes" through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs. With a revolutionary thirty-day plan, Grain Brain teaches us how we can reprogram our genetic destiny for the better.
    • The Romanov sisters : the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
      The Romanov sisters : the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
      Helen Rappaport.
      They were the Princess Dianas of their day perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore and their privileged lifestyle. Over the years, the story of the four Romanov sisters and their tragic end in a basement at Ekaterinburg in 1918 has clouded our view of them, leading to a mass of sentimental and idealized hagiography. With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution, the nightmare that would sweep their world away, and them along with it.The Romanov Sisters sets out to capture the joy as well as the insecurities and poignancy of those young lives against the backdrop of the dying days of late Imperial Russia, World War I and the Russian Revolution. Helen Rappaport aims to present a new and challenging take on the story, drawing extensively on previously unseen or unpublished letters, diaries and archival sources, as well as private collections.