The Dark Remains by William McIlvanney
Lawyer Bobby Carter did a lot of work for the wrong kind of people. When his body is found in an alley behind a pub that is known to be under the protective wing of a local crime boss, the fragile equilibrium that has been keeping Glasgow relatively safe for months is shattered. Besides a distraught family and any number of powerful friends, Carter has left behind his fair share of enemies. So who is responsible for his death?
The Husbands by Chandler Baker
Nora Spangler is a successful attorney but when it comes to domestic life, she packs the lunches, schedules the doctor appointments, knows where the extra paper towel rolls are, and designs and orders the holiday cards. Her husband works hard, too… but why does it seem like she is always working so much harder?
The Fugitivities by Jesse McCarthy
Like most recent college graduates, Jonah Winters is unsure of what’s next. A young black American raised in France and living in New York City, he tries on a couple of careers only to find that nothing feels right. And as Jonah struggles to envision his future, he feels pressured by his friends and family to put the struggles of his community before his search for self.
Home Front Girls by Suzanne Hayes
It’s January 1943 when Rita Vincenzo receives her first letter from Glory Whitehall. Glory is an effervescent young mother from New England, impulsive and free as a bird. Rita is a Midwestern professor’s wife with a love of gardening and a generous, old soul. These two women have nothing in common except one powerful bond: the men they love are fighting in a war a world away from home.
The End of Bias: A Beginning: The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias by Jessica Nordell
Unconscious bias: persistent, unintentional prejudiced behavior that clashes with our consciously held beliefs. We know that it exists, to corrosive and even lethal effect. We see it in medicine, the workplace, education, policing, and beyond. But when it comes to uprooting our prejudices, we still have far to go.
The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat by Matt Siegel
The Secret History of Food is a rich and satisfying exploration of the historical, cultural, scientific, sexual, and, yes, culinary subcultures of this most essential realm. Siegel is an armchair Anthony Bourdain, armed not with a chef’s knife but with knowledge derived from medieval food-related manuscripts, ancient Chinese scrolls, and obscure culinary journals. Funny and fascinating, this book is essential reading for all foodies.
The Devil You Know: Stories of Human Cruelty and Compassion by Gwen Adshead
What drives someone to commit an act of terrible violence? Drawing from her 30 years’ experience in working with people who have committed serious offenses, Dr. Gwen Adshead provides fresh and surprising insights into violence and the mind. Through a collaboration with coauthor Eileen Horne, Dr. Adshead brings her extraordinary career to life in a series of unflinching portraits.
Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion by Dr Wendy Suzuki
We are living in the age of anxiety, a situation that often makes us feel as if we are locked into an endless cycle of stress, sleeplessness, and worry. But what if we had a way to leverage our anxiety to help us solve problems and fortify our wellbeing? What if, instead of seeing anxiety as a curse, we could recognize it for the unique gift that it is?
Robots (series) by World Book
In 2021, the future is now! Robots are all around us, doing all kinds of jobs once only done by humans or that we only dreamed of being able to do. Robots can go places humans can’t, like into active volcanoes, disaster zones, minefields, outer space … even into the human body! Check out the vast number of jobs robots are doing in this exciting new series from World Book. Chockful of great photographs of robots of all shapes, sizes and abilities strutting their stuff. Titles in the series include: Robot Basics, Robots: Sensing and Doing; Robots: Thinking and Learning; Robots on the Move; Robots at Work; Robots at Play; Robots in Action; Robots Helping Out; Robots and People and Weird Robots.