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Notable New Nonfiction: July 2014

Pick up some of these titles for your summer reading! Here are some highlights from the new nonfiction titles added to the catalog recently.

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I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks by Gina Sheridan

Almost any conversation among librarians will inevitably include swapping stories about the goings on inside their libraries-usually of the "can you believe this?" genre. Here now compiled for you "civilians" to enjoy are the best of these stories.

Release date: 7/31/2014

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The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness by James Altucher

Saying "No" to bad relationships, overwhelming commitments and time consuming obligations might be easy for some, but if you're a "people pleaser" personality this n-word can be tough to use. Altucher shows how saying "No" can be liberating.

Release date: 7/15/2014

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The Book of Revelation Made Clear: A Down-to-Earth Guide to Understanding the Most Mysterious Book of the Bible by Tim F. LaHaye

The co-author of the "Left Behind" series now helps us understand the inscrutable Book of Revelation, moving through it verse by verse to explain it in layman's terms. Less scary, more inspiring and enjoyable.

Release date: 7/8/2014

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The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths are Solving America's Coldest Cases by Deborah Halber

There are tens of thousands of unidentified corpses in America, victims of accidents, murder, disease and suicide. Halber introduces us to a community of people devoted to identifying these remains in a book that's partially a who dunnit and a sociological study of these sleuths and their methods of investigation.

Release date: 7/1/2014

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The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills

Former Chicago Tribune reporter Mills befriended the Lee sisters, living next door to them for 18 months in 2004-2005. Mills was invited into their lives and allowed to tell the story of their life in Alabama, the stresses of fame and why Harper Lee never wrote another novel.

Release date: 7/15/2014

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The Chemistry of Alchemy: From Dragon's Blood to Donkey Dung, How Chemistry was Forged by Cathy Cobb

Alchemy can be considered the mad ancestor of the science of chemistry and this book provides the reader with instructions on how to perform alchemical experiments themselves; transmuting tin into gold, creating the Tree of Diana and more. All one needs are some easily obtained materials and a well ventilated space.

Release date: 7/1/2014

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Get Up! Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It by James A. Levine

Though it may be a little self-serving, coming from the inventor of a stand-up "treadmill desk", the advice in this book is quite practical and uncontroversial, we need to move more as our bodies aren't made to sit for 13 hours a day - the American average - and Levine recommends strategies to burn calories while performing mundane tasks.

Release date: 7/29/2014

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Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels by Brian Michael Bendis

If you've ever wanted to write your own comic or graphic novel, best-selling writer Bendis (The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-man) provides advice on creating scripts and translating them into sequential art and getting your creation published.

Release date: 7/22/2014

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Have a Nice Guilt Trip by Lisa Scottoline

A collection of 80 short essays by mystery writer Scottoline and her daughter Francesca on a variety of topics; politics, dogs, ex-husbands, and family. Frequently touching and hilarious.

Release date: 7/8/2014

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Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies by Alastair Bonnett

It turns out that Google hasn't mapped everything (yet). Bonnett journeys to various moving villages, secret cities, floating islands and no man's lands and describes them in 47 short essays that illuminate the human desire to find a home in the unlikeliest places.

Release date: 7/8/2014

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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby's Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre

The story of the most successful spy of the 20th century, who rose to the head of British counterintelligence while spying for the Soviet Union.

Release date: 7/29/2014