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Float plan / by Doller, Trish,author.(GaAaGPL)656189;
"Critically acclaimed author Trish Doller's unforgettable and romantic adult debut about setting sail, starting over, and finding yourself. Since the loss of her fiancé, Anna has been shipwrecked by grief--until a reminder goes off about a trip they were supposed to take together. Impulsively, Anna goes to sea in their sailboat, intending to complete the voyage alone. But after a treacherous night's sail, she realizes she can't do it by herself and hires Keane, a professional sailor, to help. Much like Anna, Keane is struggling with a very different future than the one he had planned. As romance rises with the tide, they discover that it's never too late to chart a new course. Trish Doller's unforgettable adult debut, Float Plan, reminds readers that starting over doesn't mean forgetting: you can build a new home, right alongside the old"--
Subjects: Love stories.; Grief;
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Leave out the tragic parts : a grandfather's search for a boy lost to addiction / by Kindred, Dave,author.(GaAaGPL)178361;
"Dave Kindred's extraordinary investigation of the death of his grandson yields a powerful memoir of addiction, grief, and the stories we choose to tell our families and ourselves. Jared Kindred left his home and family at the age of eighteen, choosing a life of riding train cars and making friends on the street. He was an addict for most of his short life, drinking far too much and lying about it he was ultimately killed by an overdose. Yet he inspired the deepest love of Dave Kindred's life. Leave Out the Tragic Parts is not merely a reflection on love and addiction and loss. It is a hard-won, and remarkably fair-minded, account of the life Jared chose for himself and the colorful people around him--people with names like Puzzles, Stray, and Booze Cop people with stories to tell. Kindred asks painful but important questions about the lies we tell to get along, and what binds families together or allows them to fracture. Jared's story ended in tragedy, but the act of telling it is an act of healing and redemption. This is an important book on how to love your family, from a great writer who has lived its lessons"--
Subjects: Biographies.; Kindred, Jared Glenn, 1988-; Drug addicts; Drug addicts;
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Beyond : the astonishing story of the first human to leave our planet and journey into space / by Walker, Stephen,1961-author.(PINES)508936;
"Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2021 by William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers." -- Verso.Prologue: Fifteen minutes before launch -- Four months earlier. Pallo's dogs ; Who let a Russian in here? ; The house in the forest ; Inauguration ; Shame and danger ; The American team ; The Soviet Team ; The King ; Subject 65 ; A hell of a ride -- Decision. The risk equation ; At our heals ; Ivan Ivanovich ; The biggest missile site in the world ; The price of progress ; Boosters and dummies ; The Military-Industrial Commission -- Final countdown. Brinkmanship ; Just in case ; The egg timer ; Chimp barbecue ; Chosen ; Opening pitch ; Roll out ; Night -- Launch. A mother's love ; Key to start ; The first seventeen minutes ; The next thirty-two minutes ; Moscow calling ; A beautiful halo ; Ba-boom! ; Gagarin's field ; Triumph and defeat ; The ball on the hill ; Party time -- Epilogue: Endgame."A young Russian sits inside a tiny capsule on top of the Soviet Union's most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile--originally designed to carry a nuclear warhead--and blasts into the skies. His name is Yuri Gagarin. And he is about to make history. Traveling at almost 18,000 miles per hour--ten times faster than a rifle bullet--Gagarin circles the globe in just 106 minutes. From his windows he sees the earth as nobody has before, crossing a sunset and a sunrise, crossing oceans and continents, witnessing its beauty and its fragility. While his launch begins in total secrecy, within hours of his landing he has become a world celebrity--the first human to leave the planet."--Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-486) and index.
Subjects: Soviet Union.; Biographies.; History.; Biographies.; Gagarin, Yuri Alekseyevich, 1934-1968.; Astronauts; Astronautics; Manned space flight; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology.; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Aeronautics & Astronautics.; HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union.; Gagarin, Yuri Alekseyevich, 1934-1968.; Astronautics.; Astronauts.;
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When women invented television : the untold story of the female powerhouses who pioneered the way we watch today / by Armstrong, Jennifer Keishin,author.(GaAaGPL)659456;
Includes bibliographical references and index.The best-selling author of Seinfeldia documents the lesser-known story of how four trailblazing women from the radio era, including Irna Phillips, Gertrude Berg, Hazel Scott and Betty White, helped establish the foundation of the modern television industry.Introduction: Bold claims -- Yoo-hoo, Gertrude Berg! -- Predicament, villainy, and female suffering -- Women's realm -- A holy terror -- One of us -- What are you going to do about your girl? -- Aren't you ashamed? -- A note of sadness -- Dramatic pause -- Black and white and red -- The scourge of 1955 -- The world turns.
Subjects: Annals and chronicles.; Biographies.; Television and women; Women in television broadcasting; Women in television broadcasting; Phillips, Irna, 1901-1973.; Berg, Gertrude, 1899-1966.; Scott, Hazel.; White, Betty, 1922-; Women.;
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The climate diet : 50 simple ways to trim your carbon footprint / by Greenberg, Paul,1967-author.(GaAaGPL)321209;
Includes bibliographical references."A celebrated writer on food and sustainability offers fifty straightforward, impactful rules for climate-friendly living "Some strong and rational suggestions for reducing your personal impact here--and when you're eating smart, you'll have the energy to do the movement building we need to change systems too! This book integrates the individual and the societal in a powerful way."--Bill McKibben We all understand just how dire the circumstances facing our planet are and that we all need to do our part to stem the tide of climate change. When we look in the mirror, we can admit that we desperately need to go on a climate diet. But the task of cutting down our carbon emissions feels overwhelming and the discipline required hard to summon. With The Climate Diet, award-winning food and environmental writer Paul Greenberg offers us the practical, accessible guide we all need. It contains fifty achievable steps we can take to live our daily lives in a way that's friendlier to the planet--from what we eat, how we live at home, how we travel, and how we lobby businesses and elected officials to do the right thing. Chock-full of simple yet revelatory guidance, The Climate Diet empowers us to cast aside feelings of helplessness and start making positive changes for the good of our planet"--
Subjects: Food; Carbon dioxide mitigation.;
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The little French bridal shop / by Dupee, Jennifer,author.;
"Is a lie of omission still a lie? Larisa Pearl didn't think so and it got her into a heap of trouble. When Larisa Pearl returns to her small seaside hometown in Massachusetts to manage her beloved great aunt's estate, she's a bit of an emotional mess. She's just lost her job and her boyfriend and she's struggling to cope with her mother's failing health. When she passes by the window of The Little French Bridal Shop, a beautiful ivory satin wedding gown catches her eye... Now, to the delight of everyone in town, Larisa is planning her wedding. She has her dress, made floral arrangements, and set the date. The only thing missing is the groom. How did this happen? All she did was try on a dress and let her fantasy take flight. But word about her upcoming nuptials has reached the ears of Jack Merrill. As teenagers, they spent time together on her great aunt's estate, building a friendship that could have become something more had they chosen different paths. Lost in a web of her own lies, Larisa must first face some difficult truths, including her mother's fragile future, before she can embrace her family, straighten out her life, and open her heart to finding love."--Amazon.
Subjects: Love stories.; Romance fiction.; Novels.; Truthfulness and falsehood; Small cities; Bridal shops; Weddings;
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The book of lost names : a novel / by Harmel, Kristin,author.(GaAaGPL)619944;
"Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a magazine lying open nearby. She freezes; it's an image of a book she hasn't seen in sixty-five years--a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names. The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe during World War II--an experience Eva remembers well--and the search to reunite people with the texts taken from them so long ago. The book in the photograph, an eighteenth-century religious text thought to have been taken from France in the waning days of the war, is one of the most fascinating cases. Now housed in Berlin's Zentral- und Landesbibliothek library, it appears to contain some sort of code, but researchers don't know where it came from--or what the code means. Only Eva holds the answer--but will she have the strength to revisit old memories and help reunite those lost during the war? As a graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew. Finding refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and along with a mysterious, handsome forger named Rémy, Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are. The records they keep in The Book of Lost Names will become even more vital when the resistance cell they work for is betrayed and Rémy disappears."--
Subjects: War stories.; Fiction.; Historical fiction.; History.; War fiction.; War stories.; Historical fiction.; Historical fiction.; War fiction.; Women librarians; Photographs; Code and cipher stories.; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945; Jews; FICTION / Historical / World War II.; FICTION / Women.; FICTION / War & Military.; Code and cipher stories.; Jews.; Photographs.; Underground movements, War.; Women librarians.;
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This is the fire : what I say to my friends about racism / by Lemon, Don,1966-author.;
Prologue: A letter to my nephew -- Do I but dream -- We didn't get here by accident -- My Lord, what a mourning when the stars begin to fall -- Seeking justice in the land of law and order -- Of movies, myths, and monuments -- About the Benjamins -- How change happens."The host of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon is more popular than ever. As America's only Black prime-time anchor, Lemon and his daily monologues on racism and antiracism, on the failures of the Trump administration and of so many of our leaders, and on America's systemic flaws speak for his millions of fans. Now, in an urgent, deeply personal, riveting plea, he shows us all how deep our problems lie, and what we can do to begin to fix them"--
Subjects: Racism; African Americans; African Americans; Anti-racism; POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy.; HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General.; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Black Studies (Global).; African Americans; African Americans; Anti-racism.; Racism.; Race relations.;
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All that we carried / by Bartels, Erin,1980-author.(GaAaGPL)1229899;
"Estranged sisters embark on a hiking trip on the tenth anniversary of their parents' deaths in an attempt to reconnect. In the wilderness of Michigan's Upper Peninsula they'll face their deepest fears, question their most dearly held beliefs, and begin to see that perhaps the best way to move forward is the one way they had never considered"--Ten years ago sisters Olivia and Melanie Greene were on a hiking trip when their parents were in a fatal car accident. Olivia coped by plunging herself into law school, and developing a minimalist view of the world. Melanie dropped out of college and developed an online life coaching business. On the tenth anniversary of their parents' death they embark on a hiking trip in the wilderness of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. As they question their most dearly held beliefs, they begin to see that perhaps the best way to move forward is the one way they had never considered. -- adapted from back cover
Subjects: Domestic fiction.; Fiction.; Domestic fiction.; Sisters; Families; Women lawyers; Personal coaching; Hiking; Families.; Family secrets.; Interpersonal relations.; Sisters.;
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When twilight breaks / by Sundin, Sarah,author.(GaAaGPL)647643;
"Two Americans meet in 1938 in the heart of Nazi Germany. Their efforts to expose oppression attract unwanted attention, pulling them deeper into danger as the world marches toward war"--
Subjects: Christian fiction.; Fiction.; Historical fiction.; History.; Historical fiction.; Historical fiction.; Christian fiction.; Jews; Journalists; Antisemitism; Citizenship; Liberty; Order;
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