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Peak Picks Nonfiction

 

Nonfiction titles from the Peak Picks collection that are currently in rotation. Stop a participating branch to see what's available today!

 

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Grann, David


Format: Book
Holds: No Holds. No Wait. on 1 copies

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Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology
Gaiman, Neil

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he presents his fashioning of the primeval Norse myths into a novel, which begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds, delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants, and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly recreating the characters--the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions--and making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.--adapted from author website.


Format: Book
Holds: No Holds. No Wait. on 1 copies

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Promise Me Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

Promise Me Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
Biden, Joseph R.

The former vice-president of the United States chronicles the difficult final year of his son's battle with cancer, his efforts to balance his responsibilities to the country and his family, and the lessons he learned.


Format: Book
Holds: No Holds. No Wait. on 158 copies

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The RBG Workout

The RBG Workout
Johnson, Bryant

How does Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the Supreme Court's favorite octogenarians, stay so active and energetic? She owes it in part to the twice-weekly workouts she does with her personal trainer, Bryant Johnson. . .Now, with the RBG Workout, you can exercise alongside Justice Ginsburg and Bryant. From planks to squats to (full) push-ups, this simple but challenging workout - illustrated with four-color illustrations of the justice in workout gear -- will have you getting fit in no time. With tips from the bench, and sidebars with Bryant's folksy wisdom on getting fit and staying healthy.


Format: Book
Holds: No Holds. No Wait. on 152 copies

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The River of Consciousness

The River of Consciousness
Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015

Oliver Sacks, a scientist and a storyteller, is beloved by readers for the extraordinary neurological case histories (Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars) in which he introduced and explored many now familiar disorders--autism, Tourette's syndrome, face blindness, savant syndrome. He was also a memoirist who wrote with honesty and humor about the remarkable and strange encounters and experiences that shaped him (Uncle Tungsten, On the Move, Gratitude). Sacks, an Oxford-educated polymath, had a deep familiarity not only with literature and medicine but with botany, animal anatomy, chemistry, the history of science, philosophy, and psychology. The River of Consciousness is one of two books Sacks was working on up to his death, and it reveals his ability to make unexpected connections, his sheer joy in knowledge, and his unceasing, timeless project to understand what makes us human.


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Holds: No Holds. No Wait. on 152 copies

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The River of Consciousness

The River of Consciousness
Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015

Oliver Sacks, a scientist and a storyteller, is beloved by readers for the extraordinary neurological case histories (Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars) in which he introduced and explored many now familiar disorders--autism, Tourette's syndrome, face blindness, savant syndrome. He was also a memoirist who wrote with honesty and humor about the remarkable and strange encounters and experiences that shaped him (Uncle Tungsten, On the Move, Gratitude). Sacks, an Oxford-educated polymath, had a deep familiarity not only with literature and medicine but with botany, animal anatomy, chemistry, the history of science, philosophy, and psychology. The River of Consciousness is one of two books Sacks was working on up to his death, and it reveals his ability to make unexpected connections, his sheer joy in knowledge, and his unceasing, timeless project to understand what makes us human.


Format: Book
Holds: No Holds. No Wait. on 152 copies

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Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites

Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites
Perelman, Deb


Format: Book
Holds: No Holds. No Wait. on 155 copies

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living A Good Life

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living A Good Life
Manson, Mark

"In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is--a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up. Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited--"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: No Holds. No Wait. on 75 copies

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The Sun and Her Flowers

The Sun and Her Flowers
Kaur, Rupi


Format: Book
Holds: No Holds. No Wait. on 147 copies

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We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
Coates, Ta-Nehisi


Format: Book
Holds: No Holds. No Wait. on 148 copies

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