New Non-Fiction Books

Gluten-free family favorites : 75 go-go recipes to feed kids and adults all day, every day / Kelli and Peter Bronski. cover
"Cooking and sharing meals is something every family should be able to enjoy together--however many family members eat gluten-free. If your household is avoiding gluten, this book will lead the way to recreating your family's old favorites, and introduce you to a few new ones, too! Gluten-Free Family Favorites makes gluten-free cooking fun, with 75 recipes designed to meet your family's everyday needs (and wants!), including: Breakfasts to start the day off right; Snacks and sides that satisfy; Balanced dinners; Familiar classics and Tasty treats. Each kid-tested and approved recipe includes "Kids Can" tips to get kids themselves helping with the cooking, plus modifications for families avoiding other allergens or eating a vegetarian or vegan diet. Authors Kelli and Peter Bronski also teach the ins and outs of a gluten-free diet, including how to maintain a gluten-free kitchen, avoid cross-contamination, reduce the higher grocery bills that can come with a gluten-free diet, and empower children to select and prepare food for themselves."-- Provided by publisher.
The inward empire : mapping the wilds of mortality and fatherhood / Christian Donlan. cover
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis shortly after his daughter's birth, the author compares the joy, heartbreak, and anxiety of his own neurological decline with his daughter's flourishing brain activity.
The clean 20 : 20 foods, 20 days, total transformation / Ian K. Smith, M.D. cover
A guide to clean eating outlines a diet and exercise program for minimizing unhealthy processed foods as part of a lifestyle practice for weight loss, disease prevention, and overall better health, citing the importance of not eliminating food groups and meeting nutritional needs.
Between hope and fear : a history of vaccines and human immunity / Michael Kinch. cover
Presents an informed examination of the science of immunity, the public policy implications of vaccine denial, and the real-world outcomes of failing to vaccinate.
The Finnish way : finding courage, wellness, and happiness through the power of sisu / Katja Pantzar. cover
"An engaging and practical guided tour of the simple and nature-inspired ways that Finns stay happy and healthy--including the powerful concept of sisu, or everyday courage Forget hygge--it's time to blow out the candles and get out into the world! Journalist Katja Pantzar did just that, taking the huge leap to move to the remote Nordic country of Finland. What she discovered there transformed her body, mind and spirit. In this engaging and practical guide, she shows readers how to embrace the "keep it simple and sensible" daily practices that make Finns one of the happiest populations in the world, year after year. Topics include: *Movement as medicine: How walking, biking and swimming every day are good for what ails us--and best done outside the confines of a gym *Forest therapy: Why there's no substitute for getting out into nature on a regular basis *Healthy eating: What the Nordic diet can teach us all about feeding body, mind and soul *The gift of sisu: Why Finns embrace a special form of courage, grit and determination as a national virtue - and how anyone can dig deeper to survive and thrive through tough times. If you've ever wondered if there's a better, simpler way to find happiness and good heath, look no further. The Finns have a word for that, and this empowering book shows us how to achieve it"-- Provided by publisher.
Ueli Steck : my life in climbing / Ueli Steck with Karin Steinbach ; translated by Billi Bierling ; afterword by Steve House. cover
"A climber of incredible strength, Ueli Steck set climbing records for speed and endurance that no one had previously thought possible. After withdrawing from the sport for a period, Ueli rediscovered his love of climbing, and in this memoir he explains how his perspective changed. While his drive to achieve in the mountains hadn't diminished, an evaluation of his experiences helped him find a new way to process the emotional and mental challenges that shaped his athletic outlook. Structured around key climbs, Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing provides the history of each mountain and route, Ueli's reasons for attempting it, what happened on each climb itself, and what he learned from the experience"-- Provided by publisher.
Low carb on the go : more than 80 fast, healthy recipes, anytime, anywhere / text and photography by Sandra and Mirco Stupning. cover
More than 80 fast, healthy low-carbohydrate recipes for meals and snacks you can eat anywhere, anytime. Low-carb eating is a sustainable lifestyle choice for people who want to lose weight, stabilize blood sugar, or simply avoid the afternoon carb coma. Fitting a low-carbohydrate diet into your busy day is easy with more than 80 meal and snack recipes bursting with modern, vegetable- and protein-packed ideas such as Chia Seed and Turmeric Pudding, Coconut and Vanilla Energy Balls, and Chicken Teriyaki with Cauliflower Rice. Discover tips and tricks for healthy meal prep, and the best way to store and transport your low-carb lunch to keep it looking and tasting fresh. Each recipe contains nutritional information, including the all-important carb count, as well as a handy guide to prep time and equipment you'll need. With Low Carb on the Go, you can plan your low-carb diet and stick to it with more than 80 delicious, healthy meals and snacks for anytime, anywhere.
Perfectly creamy frozen yogurt : 56 amazing flavors plus recipes for pies, cakes & other frozen desserts / Nicole Weston ; photography by Matt Armendariz. cover
Learn to make frozen yogurt at home thats just as light, smooth, and delightful as what you buy. Youll use Greek yogurt as a base and a basic ice cream machine to make these 56 flavor recipes that range from traditional to artisanal, including black cherry vanilla, toasted coconut, peach Melba, chai spice, watermelon, maple bacon, chocolate malted, pistachio, and browned butter pecan. An additional 50 recipes for treats like blueberry sugar cookie sandwiches, brownie baked Alaska, Neapolitan semifreddo, cinnamon bun pops, and salted caramel swirl bonbons ensure this is the sweetest guide ever to making and enjoying frozen yogurt.
Tasting the past : the science of flavor and the search for the original wine grapes / Kevin Begos. cover
"When journalist Kevin Begos sets out to discover the origins of wine, he finds a whole world of forgotten grapes and meets the archaeologists, chemists, and botanists who are deciphering wine down to molecules of flavor"-- Provided by publisher.
An excellent choice : panic and joy on my solo path to motherhood / Emma Brockes. cover
"From the author of She Left Me The Gun, an explosive and hilarious memoir about the exceptional and life-changing decision to conceive a child on one's own via assisted reproduction. When British journalist, memoirist, and New York-transplant Emma Brockes decides to become pregnant, she quickly realizes that, being single, 37, and in the early stages of a same-sex relationship, she's going to have to be untraditional about it. From the moment she decides to stop "futzing" around, have her eggs counted, and "get cracking"; through multiple trials of IUI, which she is intrigued to learn can be purchased in bulk packages, just like Costco; to the births of her twins, which her girlfriend gamely documents with her iPhone and selfie-stick, Brockes is never any less than bluntly and bracingly honest about her extraordinary journey to motherhood. She quizzes her friends on the pros and cons of personally knowing one's sperm donor, grapples with esoteric medical jargon and the existential brain-melt of flipping through donor catalogues and conjures with the politics of her Libertarian OB/GYN--all the while exploring the cultural circumstances and choices that have brought her to this point. Brockes writes with charming self-effacing humor about being a British woman undergoing fertility treatment in the US, poking fun at the starkly different attitude of Americans. Anxious that biological children might not be possible, she wonders, should she resent society for how it regards and treats women who try and fail to have children? Brockes deftly uses her own story to examine how and why an increasing number of women are using fertility treatments in order to become parents--and are doing it solo. Bringing the reader every step of the way with mordant wit and remarkable candor, Brockes shares the frustrations, embarrassments, surprises, and, finally, joys of her momentous and excellent choice"-- Provided by publisher.
Get it together! : an interior designer's guide to creating your best life / Orlando Soria ; photographs by Zeke Ruelas. cover
"After getting his start years ago on HGTV, Orlando Soria has made his way to the upper strata of the blogosphere with Hommemaker, his blog about home decor, art, style, and life. His distinctive voice-funny, confessional, and honest-has made him the Dan Savage of millennial homemaking. Now he brings together his most original, endearing, and irreverent advice in one gorgeous book that will help readers out of all kinds of tight spots-whether it's throwing a dinner party when you're broke, hanging art like a gallery owner, or preparing your home for an unwanted guest. In sections on interior style, design, Homme Life, DIY, and general life lessons, Orlando offers advice on topics such as How to Make Non-Garbagey Flower Arrangements and How to Deal with a Soul-Sucking Breakup. He helps readers problem solve, avoid rookie mistakes, and choose a wall color that won't make them puke. Photographer Zeke Ruelas's stunning images accompany Orlando's tips on designing for dudes, making your own coffee table, and decorating a kid's room. Whether you're short on cash or have money to burn, Orlando's unique and highly contagious take on life will inspire, comfort, and reassure you that anyone can Get It Together!"-- Provided by publisher.
Plant style : how to greenify your space / Alana Langan & Jacqui Vidal of Ivy Muse ; photography by Annette O'Brien. cover
"This book is a guide on how to turn your home into a jungle-like retreat with styling tips from design experts"--Publisher's description.
Garden wisdom & know-how : everything you need to know to plant, grow, and harvest / from the editors of Rodale Gardening Books. cover
Classic information, contemporary feel: Garden Wisdom & Know-How shows green-thumbs and novices alike everything they need to know about gardening; from soil composition to fertilizers to planting and landscaping on your dream-acres or in small containers. Charmingly illustrated with 1,000 illustrations and photographs, Garden Wisdom & Know-How is packed with must-have information including techniques for maintaining a garden year-round; harvesting herbs; designing by bloom season; turning garden refuse into garden rewards; building teepees, trellises, and other plant supports; and much more. Chapters are organized into topics such as garden techniques and tricks; the flower garden; the edible garden; container gardening; garden design and landscaping; and attracting wildlife. With nearly 1,000 pages of indispensable information, Garden Wisdom & Know-How is comprehensive and comforting for both the novice and experienced gardener.--AMAZON.
Styling with salvage : designing and decorating with reclaimed materials / Joanne Palmisano ; photography by Susan Teare. cover
"An essential guide for those who can't walk by a secondhand store or salvage yard with taking a peek, or for those who just want to decorate in a more sustainable, mindful way. Incorporating found objects into your decor forges a sense of connection impossible to reproduce with assembly-line furnishings."--Back cover.