Skinny bitch : a no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous! / by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin (2005 non-fiction, 613.25 Freedman)
Presents advice on following a vegan diet which eliminates meat, dairy products, and eggs, and concentrates on vegetables, fruits, and soy products, to promote a healthier body free of toxins and the harmful ingredients present in overly processed foods.
Savages / Don Winslow (2010 fiction, F Winslow)
Running a lucrative marijuana operation in Laguna Beach, sometime environmentalist Ben and mercenary Chon confront a dangerous adversary in the Mexican Baja cartel, which kidnaps their playmate and confidante Ophelia, compelling the duo to plot ingenious negotiations.
The sleepwalker : a novel / Chris Bohjalian (2017 fiction, F Bohjalian)
When a sleepwalker who has experienced episodes of near violence while unconscious goes missing, her eldest daughter, Lianna, finds herself drawn to a lead detective who seems to know more than he is revealing.
The dollhouse : a novel / Fiona Davis (2016 fiction, F Davis)
Arriving at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952 where she is instantly rendered a misfit, a plain, self-conscious secretarial school student is befriended and introduced by a hotel maid to the city’s jazz and drug counterculture and is involved in a deadly skirmish that reverberates half a century later in the life of an obsessed journalist.
Eye of the storm : NASA, drones, and the race to crack the hurricane code / Amy Cherrix (2017 children’s non-fiction, J 551.55)
Describes the ways in which technology is being used to study hurricanes in order to predict both the timing and strength of these storms, focusing on NASA’s Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel mission (HS3) mission that uses drone technology.
Salt, fat, acid, heat : mastering the elements of good cooking / by Samin Nosrat and art by Wendy MacNaughton (2017 non-fiction, 641.5 Nosrat)
A master class in cooking distills decades of professional experience into four elements: salt, fat, acid, and heat, which when properly applied in the kitchen will produce delicious meals, and includes recipes to put the lessons into practice.
Sh*tty mom : the parenting guide for the rest of us / Laurie Kilmartin .. [and others] (2012 non-fiction, 649.1 Kilmartin)
Sh*tty Mom is the ultimate parenting guide, written by four moms who have seen it all. As hilarious as it is universal, each chapter presents a common parenting scenario with advice on how to get through it in the easiest and most efficient way possible. With chapters such as “How to Sleep Until 9 A.M. Every Weekend” and “When Seeing an Infant Triggers a Mental Illness That Makes You Want to Have Another Baby,” as well as a Sh*tty Mom quiz, this is a must-have, laugh-out-loud funny book for the sh*tty parent in all of us.
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel / Kathleen Rooney (2017 fiction, F Rooney)
Embarking on a walk across Manhattan on New Year’s Eve in 1984, eighty-five-year-old Lillian Boxfish recalls her long and eventful life, which included a brief reign as the highest-paid advertising woman in America, whose career was cut short by marriage and loss.
Miss Fisher’s murder mysteries. Series 1 / Acorn Media, All3Media, ABC Television, Film Victoria (2013 DVD, DVD Miss Fisher’s)
Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit.
Losers take all / David Klass (2015 teen book, Teen Klass)
Forced to join a sports team with his ragtag band of anti-athletic friends, Jack starts a rebel soccer team that is secretly dedicated to avoiding victory and undermining his school’s jock culture, with unexpected results.