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Caste : the origins of our discontents / by Wilkerson, Isabel,author.;
Includes bibliographic references and index (pages 687-706).Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people’s lives and behavior and the nation’s fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more.
Subjects: Social classes; Classism; Caste; Social stratification; Ethnicity; Power (Social sciences);
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Age later : Health span, life span, and the new science of longevity / by Barzilai, Nir,author.; Robino, Toni,author.;
Is it possible to grow older without getting sicker? Can you look and feel fifty through your eighties and nineties? Barzilai's life's work is tackling the challenges of aging to delay and prevent the onset of all age-related diseases including 'the big four': diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer's. His studies include SuperAgers: individuals who maintain active lives well into their nineties and even beyond-- and reached that ripe old age never having experienced cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, or cognitive decline. Here Barzilai reveals the secrets his team has unlocked about SuperAgers and the scientific discoveries that show we can mimic some of their natural resistance to the aging process.
Subjects: Longevity.; Health.; Aging;
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Before she disappeared / by Gardner, Lisa,author.(GaAaGPL)301391;
Frankie Elkin is a recovering alcoholic with more regrets than belongings. But she spends her life doing what no one else will--searching out missing people the world has stopped looking for. When the police have given up and the public no longer remembers, Frankie starts looking. A new case brings her to Mattapan, a Boston neighborhood with a rough reputation. She is searching for Angelique Badeau, a Haitian teenager who vanished from her high school. Resistance from the Boston police department and the victim's wary family tells Frankie she's on her own. But Frankie will stop at nothing to discover the truth, even if it means the next person to go missing could be her.
Subjects: Detective and mystery fiction.; Thrillers (Fiction); Missing persons; Women private investigators; Cold cases (Criminal investigation); Women alcoholics; Haitian Americans; Teenage girls; Large type books.;
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Robert B. Parker's someone to watch over me / by Atkins, Ace,author.(GaAaGPL)305880; Parker, Robert B.,1932-2010,creator.(GaAaGPL)54284;
Ten years ago, Spenser helped a teenage girl named Mattie Sullivan find her mother's killer. Now Mattie is a college student with a side job working for the tough but tender private eye. In her first big case, Mattie links the exploitation of dozens of girls to an eccentric billionaire and his sadistic henchwoman. Spenser and trusted ally Hawk must again watch out for Mattie as she unravels a massive sex-trafficking ring that will take them from Boston to Boca Raton to the Bahamas, crossing paths with an old enemy of Spenser's--the Gray Man--for a final epic showdown.
Subjects: Large type books; Detective and mystery fiction.; Fiction.; Thrillers (Fiction); Detective and mystery fiction.; Thrillers (Fiction); Spenser (Fictitious character); Private investigators; Missing persons; Human trafficking; Spenser (Fictitious character); Human trafficking.; Missing persons.; Private investigators.;
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Pinebox Collins / by Miller, Rod,1952-author.;
"Jonathan Collins is a relatively young man when he loses a leg in the Civil War, but he quickly learns to cope. He carves his own wooden leg, then he turns his skills to making coffins and, finally, undertaking. Since both trades are best plied where there's a constant need, he sets up shop in violent towns, and in one of those towns he meets Wild Bill Hickock. These towns are no place for a lonely man, so Jon, now nicknamed "Pinebox," relocates to Utah, meets a girl, and learns real carpentry; but then his hopes for the future are dashed and the girl is lost. Pinebox takes up drinking alone. Soon, his story revolves around meetings with Hickock. Each visit involves outlawry and requires a new wooden leg. Even after Hickock dies, he still calls to Pinebox, and there is a story there in the cards carved on Pinebox's latest leg. Miller's latest (Father unto Many Sons, 2018) is a mystery for Western lovers"--
Subjects: Large print edition.;
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Firestick / by Johnstone, William W,author.; Johnstone, J. A.,author.;
"In his mountain-man days, Elwood "Firestick" McQueen was practically a living legend. His hunting, tracking, and trapping skills were known far and wide. But it was his deadly accuracy with a rifle that earned him the Indian name "Firestick." His two best buddies are Malachi "Beartooth" Skinner-whose knife was as fatal as a grizzly's chompers-and Jim "Moosejaw" Hendricks, who once wielded the jawbone of a moose to crush his enemies in the heat of battle. Of course, things are different nowadays. The trio have finally settled down, running a horse ranch in West Texas-and spending quality time with their lady friends. But if you think these old boys are ready for lives of leisure, think again . . . Firestick is the town marshal. Beartooth and Moosejaw are his deputies. And when a hired gunman shows up with bullets blazing, these three hard-cases are ready to prove they aren't getting older. They're getting deadlier "--
Subjects: Western stories.; Large type books.; Large type books.;
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The yellow house / by Broom, Sarah M.author.(GaAaGPL)1242324;
"A book of great ambition, Sarah M. Broom's The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America's most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother's struggle against a house's entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina. The Yellow House expands the map of New Orleans to include the stories of its lesser known natives, guided deftly by one of its native daughters, to demonstrate how enduring drives of clan, pride, and familial love resist and defy erasure. Located in the gap between the "Big Easy" of tourist guides and the New Orleans in which Broom was raised, The Yellow House is a brilliant memoir of place, class, race, the seeping rot of inequality, and the internalized shame that often follows. It is a transformative, deeply moving story from an unparalleled new voice of startling clarity, authority, and power." --
Subjects: Autobiographies.; Broom, Sarah M.; Broom, Sarah M.; African American women authors; African Americans; African American families;
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The queen's gambit / by Tevis, Walter S.,author.(GaAaGPL)62404;
Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she's competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting.
Subjects: Bildungsromans.; Psychological fiction.; Chess players; Women chess players; Orphans; Chess; Chess; Competition (Psychology);
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Shuggie Bain : a novel / by Stuart, Douglas,1976-author.(GaAaGPL)1250975;
"Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh "Shuggie" Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. Thatcher's war on heavy industry has put husbands and sons out of work, and the city's notorious drugs epidemic is waiting in the wings. Shuggie's mother Agnes walks a wayward path: she is Shuggie's guiding light but a burden for his artistic brother and practical sister. She dreams of a house with its own front door while she flicks through the pages of the Freemans catalogue, ordering a little happiness on credit, anything to brighten up her grey life. Married to a "whoremaster" of a husband, Agnes keeps her pride by looking good - her beehive, make-up, and pearly-white false teeth offer a glamourous image of a Glaswegian Elizabeth Taylor. But under the surface, Agnes finds increasing solace in drink, and she drains away the lion's share of each week's benefits - all the family has to live on - on cans of extra-strong lager hidden in handbags and poured into tea mugs. Agnes's older children find their own ways to get a safe distance from their mother, abandoning Shuggie to look after her as she swings between alcoholic binges and sobriety. He is meanwhile doing all he can to somehow become the normal boy he desperately longs to be, but everyone has realized that Shuggie is "no right," and now Agnes's addiction has the power to eclipse everyone close to her-even and especially her beloved Shuggie." --1992: The South Side -- 1981: Sighthill -- 1982: Pithead -- 1989: The East End -- 1992: The South Side.Hugh "Shuggie" Bain spends his 1980s childhood in public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. Thatcher's war on heavy industry has put husbands and sons out of work, and the city's notorious drugs epidemic is waiting in the wings. His mother Agnes is Shuggie's guiding light but a burden for his siblings. Dreaming of a house with its own front door and ordering happiness on credit as her husband philanders, Agnes keeps her pride by looking good but finds solace in drink. As she swings between alcoholic binges and sobriety, Agnes's addiction has the power to eclipse everyone close to her-- especially her beloved Shuggie. -- adapted from jacket
Subjects: Domestic fiction.; Bildungsromans.; Fiction.; Domestic fiction.; Bildungsromans.; Boys; Working class families; Mothers and sons; Women alcoholics; FICTION / Literary.; FICTION / Family Life / General.; Women alcoholics.; Mothers and sons.; Boys.; Working class families.; Working class; Mother-son relationship; Children of alcoholics;
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National Geographic complete guide to pet health, behavior, and happiness : the veterinarian's approach to at-home animal care / by Weitzman, Gary,author.(GaAaGPL)737382; National Geographic Society (U.S.)(GaAaGPL)49870;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-390) and index.Introduction -- Animal happiness and responsible pet ownership -- Everyday pet health and nutrition -- Pet behavior and training -- Emergencies and disaster preparedness -- Common health issues -- Diagnostics, aging, and holistic medicine -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: The status of animal welfare -- Appendix B: Over-the-counter drugs and dosages for dogs -- Appendix C: Common behavior drugs for dogs and cats."Combining first aid, medical reference, and tips and tricks of the trade, here is your go-to-guide for at-home animal care, focusing on dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and more! Building on more than two decades of veterinary experience, Dr. Gary Weitzman covers topics including upset stomachs, house training, physical ailments and behavior tips. The president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and former co-host of the weekly NPR show The Animal House, 'Dr. Gary' brings a wealth of experience to essential veterinary questions, revealing basic first-aid techniques, when a trip to the vet is necessary, dietary recommendations, simple training techniques, necessary supplies, essential behavior cues, and much more."--Publisher's website.
Subjects: Pets; Pets; Pets; PETS / General.;
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A beginner's guide to essential oils : 65+ essential oils for a healthy mind and body / by Butterworth, Lisa,1977-author.(GaAaGPL)1247235;
"An clear-cut guide to understanding the curative power of plant essences, using essential oils safely, and concocting your own therapeutic blends. Essential oils give us the ability to take our health into our own hands, supplying natural, easy ways to address a wide range of issues from the mental to the physical. There's a lot of information to explore, and those unfamiliar with essential oils may feel overwhelmed. A Beginner's Guide to Essential Oils is the perfect introduction to the curative properties of essential oils, from lavender and lemongrass to sweet orange and sandalwood. The 70 most helpful oils are divided into categories based on their scent, ranging from herbaceous to citrus, floral to spicy. Each oil profile provides readers with benefits, origin, effective application methods, and safety precautions. Readers will be able to easily incorporate essential oils into daily life, learning to make their own blends and discovering natural solutions to boost skin and hair health, alleviate anxiety and depression, support digestion, and treat inflammation. Succinct, useful, and easy-to-digest, A Beginner's Guide to Essential Oils can help anyone tap into the natural world and cultivate an intuition for healing"--"A straightforward guide to understanding the curative power of plant essences, using essential oils safely, and creating your own therapeutic blends"--
Subjects: Essences and essential oils.; Aromatherapy.; HEALTH & FITNESS / Aromatherapy.; HEALTH & FITNESS / Naturopathy.; HEALTH & FITNESS / Alternative Therapies.; Aromatherapy.; Essences and essential oils.;
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CBD & you : straight facts about the plant-based health supplement for anxiety, pain, insomnia & more / by Peña, Nelson(Partner of Green Leaf Communications),author.; Meyer, Scott,(Partner of Green Leaf Communications),author.;
CBD 101: the basics about the popular health supplement everyone is talking about -- The rise of CBD: a brief look at the incredible history of CBD and the current boom -- How it works: where CBD comes from, how it affects out bodies, plus common misconceptions and the truths you should know -- Good for what ails you?: what science and experienced users say about the effects of CBD on specific conditions -- Shop smart: how to find and choose CBD products -- What comes next: the next frontiers in health research, production, and usage."CDB is the health sensation of the decade. Millions are using this natural remedy to ease their symptoms of pain, anxiety, insomnia, and more. CBD & You will help you decide if this plant-based supplement will benefit you and your family. Inside you'll find: A simple explanation of how CBD works -- Expert medical opinions on its benefits and risks when used for common conditions -- Up-to-date research from experts around the world -- Common myths dispelled -- Real-life testimonials -- Clear facts about CBD's legal status -- A buying guide to help you sort through the confusing array of products."--Page 4 of cover.
Subjects: Informational works.; Cannabinoids; Cannabinoids;
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You'll never believe what happened to Lacey : crazy stories about racism / by Ruffin, Amber,author.; Lamar, Lacey,author.;
Writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers Amber Ruffin writes with her sister Lacey Lamar with humor and heart to share absurd anecdotes about everyday experiences of racism. Now a writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers and host of The Amber Ruffin Show, Amber Ruffin lives in New York, where she is no one's First Black Friend and everyone is, as she puts it, "stark raving normal." But Amber's sister Lacey? She's still living in their home state of Nebraska, and trust us, you'll never believe what happened to Lacey. From racist donut shops to strangers putting their whole hand in her hair, from being mistaken for a prostitute to being mistaken for Harriet Tubman, Lacey is a lightning rod for hilariously ridiculous yet all-too-real anecdotes. She's the perfect mix of polite, beautiful, petite, and Black that apparently makes people think "I can say whatever I want to this woman." And now, Amber and Lacey share these entertainingly horrifying stories through their laugh-out-loud sisterly banter. Painfully relatable or shockingly eye-opening (depending on how often you have personally been followed by security at department stores), this book tackles modern-day racism with the perfect balance of levity and gravity.
Subjects: Humor.; Biographies.; Anecdotes.; African Americans; African American wit and humor.; Racism; Ruffin, Amber.; Lamar, Lacey.;
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Doggie gets scared / by Patricelli, Leslie,author,illustrator.(GaAaGPL)466036;
A baby offers comfort to a stuffed dog that might be afraid of shadows, swimming pools, strangers, and loud noises.Ages 0-3.
Subjects: Board books.; Fear; Toys; Infants; Stories in rhyme.;
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Mad, mad, mad / by Patricelli, Leslie,author,illustrator.(GaAaGPL)466036;
"Baby is MAD. Very, very mad. What will make the mad go away?" --Ages 0-3.
Subjects: Stories in rhyme.; Board books.; Infants; Anger;
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Maisy's construction site : push, slide, and play! / by Cousins, Lucy,author,illustrator.(GaAaGPL)213485;
Maisy is building a house with all her friends! Push, slide, and play in this interactive construction site adventure. -- Page [4] cover.Ages 0-3.
Subjects: Board books.; Fiction; Juvenile works; Picture books; Toy and movable books; Toy and movable books.; Picture books.; Maisy (Fictitious character from Cousins); Building sites; House construction; Mice; Board books.; Picture books for children.; Maisy (Fictitious character from Cousins); Board books; Building sites; House construction; Mice; Picture books for children;
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My little super hero word book.
"Fast! Strong! Brave! Your little hero will love learning these words and more along with their favorite DC Super Heroes, like Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman!"--Back cover.
Subjects: Board books.; Board books.; Juvenile works.; Vocabulary; Superheroes; Superheroes.; Vocabulary.;
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Big round red baloon / by Italiano, Lee,designer.(GaAaGPL)2291103; Peppiatt, Jasmin,editor.(GaAaGPL)1240819; McLean, Rachael,illustrator.(GaAaGPL)1240984; Igloo (Firm)(GaAaGPL)702689;
"Discover all the colors of the rainbow, with clever peep-through pages."--Back cover.
Subjects: Shapes; Board books.;
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Grumpy Monkey's little book of grumpiness / by Lang, Suzanne,author.(GaAaGPL)846706; Lang, Max,1982-illustrator.(GaAaGPL)846709;
Jim Panzee decides that all he really needs to take away his grumpiness is a friend.
Subjects: Board books.; Mood (Psychology); Chimpanzees; Animals; Friendship;
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Elbow Grease vs. Motozilla / by Cena, John,author.(GaAaGPL)621033; McWilliam, Howard,1977-illustrator.(GaAaGPL)643614;
Elbow Grease is back and about to face off against the gnarly monster machine Motozilla, but it's going to take teamwork. Luckily, Elbow Grease can count on his four big brothers to rev their engines and help him try to beat the beast!
Subjects: Board books.; Humorous fiction.; Monster trucks; Brothers; Demolition derbies; Teamwork (Sports); Humorous stories.; Monster trucks; Brothers; Cooperativeness;
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