A Fractured Mind: My Life with Multiple Personality Disorder
Robert B. Oxnam
Dec 2, 2012 - Dec 5, 2012
In 1989, Robert B. Oxnam, the successful China scholar and president of the Asia Society, faced up to what he thought was his biggest personal challenge: alcoholism. But this dependency masked a problem far more serious: Multiple Personality Disorder. Oxnam was haunted by periodic blackouts and episodic rages. After his family and friends intervened, Oxnam received help from a psychiatrist, Dr. Jeffrey Smith, and entered a rehab center. During a session with Dr. Smith the first of Oxnam's eleven alternate personalities suddenly emerged. With Dr. Smith' s help, Oxnam began the exhausting and fascinating process of uncovering his many personalities and the childhood trauma that caused his condition.
With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his "child" Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot--which is much more complicated than she knows.
Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Dec 1, 2012 - Dec 3, 2012
Hirsi Ali follows up her highly acclaimed book Infidel (2007), which described her transition from obedient Muslim woman to international feminist, with a closer look at her nomadic journey from Somalia to Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia to Kenya to Holland, where she was a member of parliament, and now the U.S
Seal Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden
Nov 28, 2012 - Dec 1, 2012
SEAL Target Geronimo is the story of Bin Laden's relentless hunters and how they took down the terrorist mastermind, told by Chuck Pfarrer, a former assault element commander of SEAL Team Six ... After talking to members of the SEAL team involved in the raid, Pfarrer shares never-before-revealed details of the historic raid and the men who planned and conducted it in an exclusive boots-on-the-ground account of what happened during each minute of the mission.
Four years after the unsolved disappearance of her sixteen-year-old daughter, Lauren Lawton is the only one still chasing the ghosts of her perfect Santa Barbara life. The world has given her daughter up for dead. Her husband ended his own life in the aftermath. Even Lauren's younger daughter is desperate to find what's left of the childhood she hasn't been allowed to have. Lauren knows exactly who took her oldest child, but there is not a shred of evidence against the man."This taut novel of suspense is a true nail-biter." (Library Journal)
Weiner, a former NPR foreign correspondent heads around the world on a humorous and thoughtful quest for spirituality. "Well-researched, informative and engaging, MAN SEEKS GOD is packed with facts and wisdom that, regardless of which God you root for, will leave what a Buddhist friend of Weiner's calls 'Post-it Notes on the brain.'" (Washington Post)
Healing at the Speed of Sound: How What We Hear Transforms Our Brains and Our Lives
Don Campbell & Alex Doman
Nov 22, 2012 - Nov 26, 2012
Based on more than a decade of new research, Campbell ("The Mozart Effect") and Doman, an expert in the practical application of sound and listening, show how anyone can use music--and silence--to become more efficient, productive, relaxed, and healthy.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Nov 22, 2012 - Nov 26, 2012
Winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction, Boo has written a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the 21st century's great, unequal cities. "A jaw-dropping achievement, an instant classic ...With a cinematic intensity...Boo transcends and subverts every cliche, cynical or earnest, that we harbor about Indian destitution and gazes directly into the hearts, hopes, and human promise of vibrant people whom you'll not soon forget." (Elle)
Creative Paper Cutting: Basic Techniques and Fresh Designs for Stencils, Mobiles, Cards, and More
Nov 20, 2012 - Nov 22, 2012
Transform a simple sheet of paper into a delicate snowflake, a sweet flower, or a dainty doily--or create an enchanted forest using a modern twist on the traditional technique for making paper dolls. Paper cutouts get a fresh look in this contemporary approach to the practice of transforming paper into art.
The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food
Nov 19, 2012 - Nov 22, 2012
Gopnik traces our rapid evolution from commendable awareness to manic compulsion and how, on the way, we lost sight of a timeless truth: what goes on around the table--families, friends, lovers coming together, or breaking apart; conversation across the simplest or grandest board--is always more important than what we put on the table.
Marking the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth, this marvelous short biography by a leading historian offers an illuminating portrait of one of the giants in the American story. "A gem. Beautifully written, it is clear, concise, and correct. This is the best, very brief, biography of our sixteenth president ever written." (David Herbert Donald)