Southeast Kansas Library Newsletter June 2021

The SEKnFind Newsletter
June 2021

This newsletter about new books is distributed to people who are registered adult users at a southeast Kansas library participating in the SEKnFind catalog. We hope you find it useful, but if you don’t wish to receive this anymore, you can click on the “Manage Subscriptions or Unsubscribe” link at the bottom.
All the books included in this newsletter are new additions in one or more SEKnFind libraries–and since the catalog is shared, that means they are available to you whether they are in your local library or not!  Just place a hold on the item(s) you want.  If you don’t know how, your librarian can show you.

New Nonfiction

On Juneteenth
by Annette Gordon-Reed

In this intricately woven tapestry of American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, the descendant of enslaved people brought to Texas in the 1850s, recounts the origins of Juneteenth and explores the legacies of the holiday that remain with us.

Mom genes : inside the new science of our ancient maternal instinct
by Abigail Tucker

Part scientific odyssey, part memoir, this fascinating and thought-provoking exploration of the biology of motherhood reveals the hard science behind our tenderest maternal impulses. 75,000 first printing.

The music advantage : how music helps your child develop, learn, and thrive
by Anita Collins

An expert in cognitive development and music education explains how learning music and listening to it can positively impact numerous aspects of a child’s development, improving language abilities, social skills, concentration, impulse control, emotional development, working memory, and planning competence.

Vibrant : a groundbreaking program to get energized, own your health, and glow
by Stacie Stephenson

“With pracitcal steps to improve everything from brain health and energy to immunity and weight, Vibrant introduces readers to a new way of looking at health, as something each person can control for themselves, rather than something that happens to them”

100 plants to feed the monarch : create a healthy habitat to sustain North America’s most beloved butterfly
by Eric Lee-Mäder

An in-depth portrait of the endangered North American monarch butterfly describes its life cycle and extraordinary migration and provides instructions for designing monarch-friendly landscapes with plants that provide it nourishment, including milkweed and flowering plants and shrubs. Original. Illustrations.

Cook for your gut health : quiet your gut, boost fiber, and reduce inflammation
by America’s Test Kitchen (Firm)

This cookbook presents nutritious, high-fiber meals that promote gut health and are perfect for those trying to calm occasional gastrointestinal symptoms, those who are among the 1 in 5 Americans who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or those simply seeking to nourish themselves with whole foods. Illustrations.

Craft your own happy : a collection of 25 creative projects to craft your way to mindfulness
by Becci Mai Ford

“Craft Your Own Happy is a collection of mindful craft projects to make you smile! Perfect for those moments when you need a bit of self-care and relaxation time.Do you ever feel like you spend too much of your day staring at screens, feeling anxious or stressed out? If the answer is yes – then you need this book! The cute colorful projects have all been designed with the feel-good-factor in mind. Crafting can help to take you away from the worries and pressures of your daily life, and give you back those moments of slowness and focus which can help to reduce anxiety.Unlike other craft books, this is a book that you can dip into and find projects based upon how you are feeling. So you can craft to suit your mood! There are 25 beginner friendly projects to choose from including cross stitching, embroidery, paper craft and more…”

Dream first, details later : how to quit overthinking and make it happen
by Ellen Bennett

A former line cook shares her experiences about turning a flash of inspiration about better kitchen aprons into an internationally-recognized brand as well as presenting her creative problem-solving tactics to encourage would-be entrepreneurs to follow in her footsteps. Illustrations.

The ground breaking : an American city and its search for justice
by Scott Ellsworth

“The definitive, newsbreaking account of the ongoing investigation into the Tulsa race massacre In the late spring of 1921, Tulsa, Oklahoma, erupted into the worst single incident of racial violence in American history. Over the course of sixteen hours, mobs of white men and women looted and burned to the ground a prosperous African American community, known today as Black Wall Street. More than one thousand homes and businesses were destroyed, and scores, possibly hundreds, of people lost their lives. Then, for nearly a half century, the story of the massacre was actively suppressed. Official records disappeared, history textbooks ignored the tragedy, and citizens were warned to keep silent. Now nearly one hundred years after that horrible day, historian Scott Ellsworth returns to his hometown to tell the untold story of how America’s foremost hidden racial tragedy was finally brought to light, and the unlikely cast of characters that made it happen. Part true-crime saga, part archaeological puzzle, andpart investigative journalism, The Ground Breaking weaves in and out of recent history, the distant past, and the modern day to tell a compelling story of a city-and a nation-struggling to come to terms with the dark corners of its past”

New Fiction

The plot
by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Wildly successful author Jacob Finch Bonner, who had stolen the plot of his book from a late student, fights to hide the truth from his fans and publishers, while trying to figure out who wants to destroy him. 200,000 first printing.

Lemon drop dead
by Amanda Flower

When a surprise guest at Emily Esh’s lemon-themed baby shower claims to know about her secret shame, and then winds up dead, Emily’s sister, Esther, is accused of the crime and Bailey King must put the squeeze on the real killer to keep this family together. Original.

The lost village
by Camilla Sten

Obsessed with the vanishing residents of an old mining town, dubbed “The Lost Village,” documentary filmmaker Alice Lindstedt and her crew set up camp and are soon plagued by strange events that makes them realize they are not alone. 100,000 first printing.

Local woman missing
by Mary Kubica

When Delilah, who disappeared 11 years earlier when she was only 6 years old, shockingly returns, the residents of a quiet suburban neighborhood want to know what happened to her, but no one is prepared for what they’ll find. 200,000 first printing.

What’s mine and yours : a novel
by Naima Coster

When the community rises in outrage of the integration in the Piedmont schools, two students, Gee and Noelle set off a chain of events that will bring their two families together in unexpected ways

Like cats and dogs
by Kate McMurray

“The fur flies when new veterinarian Caleb Fitch moves in next door to the Whitman Street Cat Cafe and gets on the wrong side of cafe owner Lauren Harlow. Caleb is cute and Lauren is instantly attracted, but he’s a dog person through and through, and Lauren is a dyed-in-the-wool cat person. Still, the friction between them is fascinating, and they can’t seem to stay away from each other. Determined to smooth things over, Caleb comes to the rescue when a litter of abandoned kittens is left on Lauren’s doorstep. But the kittens are only the first obstacle Lauren and Caleb are about to face, and they’ll have to learn to work together and confront the fiery attraction that’s been building between them from the start”

One last stop
by Casey McQuiston

Cynical August starts to believe in the impossible when meets Jane on the subway, a mysterious punk rocker she forms a crush on, who is literally displaced in time from the 1970s and is trying to find her way back. Original. 250,000 first printing.

Project Hail Mary : a novel
by Andy Weir

The sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission to save both humanity and the earth, Ryland Grace is hurtled into the depths of space when he must conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.

Breakout : a thriller
by Paul Herron

An imprisoned ex cop and a rookie correctional officer team up to survive and exact vengeance when their Miami jail is abandoned in the wake of two colliding Category 5 hurricanes. 40,000 first printing.

Surviving Savannah
by Patti Callahan Henry

A tale based on the Pulaski disaster of 1838 follows the efforts of a Savannah history professor to guest-curate a museum collection of wreck artifacts while researching the stories of 11 family members who were aboard the doomed steamship.

The Warsaw orphan
by Kelly Rimmer

Set during World War II in Poland, this novel, based on real-life heroes, follows Emilia over the course of the war, her involvement with the Resistance, and her love for a young man imprisoned in the Jewish ghetto who’s passion leads him to fight in the Warsaw Uprising. 10,000 first printing.

Branded
by Eric Red

Joe Noose, with the help of two U.S. Marshals, hunts down a serial killer who is cutting a bloody swath through the American frontier, branding his victims with a “Q” as he goes. Original.

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