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Saturday, May 18, 2013

You CAN handle the truth: New non-fiction picks for May

Posted by the Information Services Department (Gwen B., Amanda E., Lisa E., & Pam O.)

Every month, the cataloging department gets to see new books before everyone else.  Listed below, along with their Dewey Decimal classification, are our top picks of the non-fiction books that looked most interesting, ultra-informative, or just plain fun.

0-999 General Works
001.73 SMO  Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School by Kevin Smokler. "The author guides you through books commonly assigned in high school English classes and describes why you would enjoy re-reading them again." -Amazon

600-699  Technology
640.73 AND  Jane Austen's Guide to Thrift by Kathleen Anderson and Susan Jones.  A must-read for those who love everything Austen.  The authors highlight usable wisdom and good advice from a variety of books.

641.5 CUN  Eat St.: Recipes From the Tastiest, Messiest and Most Irresistible Food Trucks by James Cunningham.  No food trucks cruising through your neighborhood?  You don't have to miss the latest food trend because this book provides the best food-truck recipes from around the country.

646.77 AND  Red Flags of Love Fraud: 10 Signs You're Dating a Sociopath by Donna Andersen.  Although you might think this book is humorous, the author is very serious.  She discusses how to avoid bad relationships of all kinds and how social predators target and exploit other people.

900-999  Geography, History & Biography
B ANGELOU  Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou.  The author describes the complex, and sometimes difficult, relationship with her mother.

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