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Whole - T. Colin Campbell; Howard Jacobson (As told to)
Call Number: Campbell
ISBN: 1937856240
Publication Date: 2013
In 2005, the author's The China Study showed that a diet based on whole, plant-based foods dramatically reduces the risk of a broad spectrum of diseases, including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. It revealed what we should eat and provided the powerful empirical support for this answer. This new book picks up where the previous one left off. It answers the question of why. Why does a whole-food, plant-based diet provide optimal nutrition? It demonstrates how far the scientific reductionism of the nutrition orthodoxy has gotten off track and reveals the elegant wonders of the true holistic workings of nutrition, from the cellular level to the operation of the entire organism. This is a journey through cutting-edge thinking on nutrition with implications for our health.

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The Theory of Opposites - Allison Winn Scotch
Call Number: Scotch
ISBN: 0989499006
Publication Date: 2013
What happens when you think you have it all, and then suddenly it's taken away? Willa Chandler-Golden's father changed the world with his self-help bestseller, Is It Really Your Choice? Why Your Entire Life May Be Out of Your Control. Millions of devoted fans now find solace in his notion that everything happens for a reason. Though Willa isn't entirely convinced of her father's theories, she readily admits that the universe has delivered her a solid life: a reliable husband, a fast-paced career. Sure there are hiccups - negative pregnancy tests, embattled siblings - but this is what the universe has brought, and life, if she doesn't think about it too much, is wonderful. Then her (evidently not-so-reliable) husband proposes this: a two-month break. Two months to see if they can't live their lives without each other. And before Willa can sort out destiny and fate and what it all means, she's axed from her job, her 12 year-old nephew Nicky moves in, her ex-boyfriend finds her on Facebook, and her best friend Vanessa lands a gig writing for Dare You!, the hottest new reality TV show. And then Vanessa lures Willa into dares of her own - dares that run counter to her father's theories of fate, dares that might change everything...but only if Willa is brave enough to stop listening to the universe and instead aim for the stars

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands - Chris Bohjalian
Call Number: Bohjalian
ISBN: 0385534833
Publication Date: 2014
Living in an igloo of ice and trash bags half a year after a cataclysmic nuclear disaster, Emily, convinced that she will be hated as the daughter of the drunken father who caused the meltdown, assumes a fictional identity while protecting a homeless boy.

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The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
Call Number: Simsion
ISBN: 1476729085
Publication Date: 2013
Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her try and find her biological father.

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A Life in Men - Gina Frangello
Call Number: Frangello
ISBN: 1616201630
Publication Date: 2014
When Mary revisits Europe to find out what went wrong on an earlier trip with her friend, Nix, she experiences an awakening in her sexual, spiritual, and emotional life.

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City of Heavenly Fire - Cassandra Clare
Call Number: Clare
ISBN: 1442416890
Publication Date: 2014
Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian--but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance..

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City of Lost Souls - Cassandra Clare
Call Number: Clare
ISBN: 1442416866
Publication Date: 2012
When Jace vanishes with Sebastian, Clary and the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world and Clary infiltrates the group planning the world's destruction.

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City of Fallen Angels - Cassandra Clare
Call Number: Clare
ISBN: 1442403543
Publication Date: 2011
As mysterious murders threaten the new peace between Shadowhunters and Downworlders, only Simon, the Daylighter vampire, can help bring both groups together.

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Say What You Will - Cammie McGovern
Call Number: McGovern
ISBN: 0062271105
Publication Date: 2014
Born with cerebral palsy, Amy can't walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. Plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder, Matthew is consumed with repeated thoughts, neurotic rituals, and crippling fear. Both in desperate need of someone to help them reach out to the world, Amy and Matthew are more alike than either ever realized. When Amy decides to hire student aides to help her in her senior year at Coral Hills High School, these two teens are thrust into each other's lives. As they begin to spend time with each other, what started as a blossoming friendship eventually grows into something neither expected.

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The Fever - Megan Abbott
Call Number: Abbott
ISBN: 0316231053
Publication Date: 2014
The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community. The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hocky star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community. As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security

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The End of Everything - Megan Abbott
Call Number: Abbott
ISBN: 0316097799
Publication Date: 2011
Thirteen-year old Lizzie Hood thought that she and her best friend Evie Verver shared everything, but when Evie disappears from their suburban Midwestern community, Lizzie's search uncovers secrets and lies that make her wonder if she knew her friend at all.

 

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