Adult Non-Fiction

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    The Janus point : a new theory of time

    Barbour, Julian B., author.

    Time seems commonplace, but it is perhaps the Universe's greatest mystery. At a basic level, the laws of physics say it should be able to flow either forward or backward. And yet we -- and it seems everything in the entire Universe -- experience it in onl....

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    Beyond Faberge& : Imperial Russian jewelry / Marie Betteley, David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye.

    Betteley, Marie, author.

    Imperial Russia evokes images of a vanished court's unparalleled splendor: magnificent tiaras, gem-encrusted necklaces, snuffboxes, and other diamond-studded baubles of the tsars and tsarinas. During that time, jewelry symbolized power and wealth, and no ....

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    Breath from salt : a deadly genetic disease, a new era in science, and the patients and families who changed medicine forever

    Trivedi, Bijal P., 1970- author.

    In 1974, Joey O'Donnell was born with strange symptoms. His insatiable appetite, incessant vomiting, and a relentless cough-which shook his tiny, fragile body and made it difficult to draw breath-confounded doctors and caused his parents agonizing, sleepl....

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    The Heralds of Valdemar are the kingdom's ancient order of protectors. They are drawn from all across the land, from all walks of life, and at all ages--and all are Gifted with abilities beyond those of normal men and women. They are Mindspeakers, FarSeer....

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    7 days of simplicity : a season of living lightly

    Hatmaker, Jen, author.

    Inspired by her iconic 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess, New York Times-bestselling author Jen Hatmaker explores the spiritual side of a simpler life and the way our choices affect our spirit, our loved ones, our community, and the earth in her ne....

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    Sewing scrap blocks with character

    Lebedenko, Olesya, author.

    This one-of-a-kind scrap block pattern book features more than 60 fresh and modern patchwork character patterns organized by season, holiday, and category-including baby animals, Christmas, Halloween, Easter, and even cat yoga poses! These charismatic, ea....

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    The ultimate guide to rulerwork quilting : from buying tools to planning the quilting to successful stitching

    Murphy, Amanda, 1971- author.

    The perfect technical companion to Amanda Murphy's Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book, this in-depth guide has everything you need to know about rulerwork quilting on domestic and longarm machines. Learn how to choose the right rulers and feet, plan out your qu....

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    Fast-fold hexie quilting : a quick & easy technique for hexagon quilting

    Hogan, Mary M., author.

    You asked, we listened! Newly expanded with tons of new quilt projects - from baby quilts, tote bags, and a holiday tree skirt to table toppers, full-size quilts, wall hangings, and more - create an array of hexagons with less cutting in less time with th....

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    Paper piecing all year round : mix & match 24 blocks : 7 projects to sew

    Hertel, Mary, 1955- author.

    Quilt your way through the calendar with Mary Hertel's cute and oh-so-easy paper-pieced blocks! Assemble 24 blocks, with a pair of pretty paper-pieced designs for every month of the year. Seasonal motifs like snowmen, gnomes, butterflies, and turkeys impr....

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    This just speaks to me : words to live by every day

    Kotb, Hoda, 1964- author.

    In this all-new collection of beloved quotes, This Just Speaks to Me, #1 New York Times bestselling author Hoda Kotb offers inspiration, wisdom, and hope 365 days a year. When her first collection of quotes, I Really Needed This Today, was published in 20....

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    House lessons : renovating a life

    Bauermeister, Erica, author.

    In this mesmerizing memoir-in-essays, Erica Bauermeister renovates a trash-filled house in eccentric Port Townsend, Washington, and in the process takes readers on a journey to discover the ways our spaces subliminally affect us. A personal, accessible, a....

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    Fight house : rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump

    Troy, Tevi, 1967- author.

    President Trump's White House is famously tumultuous. But as presidential historian and former White House staffer Tevi Troy reminds us, bitter rivalries inside the White House are nothing new. From the presidencies of Harry S. Truman, when the modern Whi....

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    Sons of the waves : the common seaman in the heroic age of sail, 1740-1840

    Taylor, Stephen, 1948- author.

    British maritime history in the age of sail is full of the deeds of officers like Nelson but has given little voice to plain, "illiterate" seamen. Now Stephen Taylor draws on published and unpublished memoirs, letters, and naval records, including court-m....

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    Fundamentals : ten keys to reality

    Wilczek, Frank, author.

    One of our great contemporary scientists presents ten insights that illuminate what every thinking person needs to know about what the world is and how it works. Nobel Prize winner Frank Wilczek's Fundamentals is built around a simple but profound idea: t....

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    Wild ride home : love, loss, and a little white horse : a family memoir

    Hemp, Christine, author.

    Christine Hemp's debut work of nonfiction, Wild Ride Home, is a brilliant memoir, looping themes of finding love and losing love, of going away and coming home, of the wretched course of Alzheimer's, of cancer, of lost pregnancies, of fly fishing and hors....

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