New August Fiction & Non-Fiction
Find new adult fiction and non-fiction coming out in August listed here!
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How Trust Works : The Science of How Relationships Are Built, Broken, and Repaired.
Kim, Peter H.
When our trust is broken, and when our own trustworthiness is called into question, many of us are left wondering what to do. Dr. Peter H. Kim has conducted over two decades of groundbreaking research to reveal how we are often more trusting than we think and how easily our trust in others can be distorted. This book transforms our understanding of our deepest bonds, giving us the tools to build strong and supportive relationships on every level. With our families, coworkers, and friends. With the groups, organizations, and institutions that touch our lives. And even with societies and nations. Print run 125,000.
It Stops Here : Standing Up for Our Lands, Our Water, and Our People.
This is the story of the spiritual, cultural, and political resurgence of a nation taking action to reclaim their lands, waters, law, and food systems in the face of colonization. The book recounts the intergenerational struggle of the Tsleil-Waututh to overcome the harms of colonization. Part memoir, part call to action, the book urges policy makers to prioritize sacred territory over oil profits and insists that colonial Canada change its perspective from bending natural resources to their will to respecting this territory and those who inhabit it. Residence: Vancouver, B.C. Print run 20,000.
Mother Tongue : The Surprising History of Women's Words.
So many of the words we use to articulate the experiences women share feel awkward or alien. Dr. Jenni Nuttall guides readers through the evolution of words we have used to describe female bodies, menstruation, women's sexuality, the consequences of male violence, childbirth, women's paid and unpaid work, and gender. Inspired by today's heated debates about words like womxn and menstruators, Nuttall describes the profound transformation of the English language and unearths some surprisingly progressive thinking that challenges our assumptions about the past. Print run 30,000.
No Meat Required : The Cultural History and Culinary Future of Plant-Based Eating.
Alicia Kennedy chronicles the fascinating history of plant-based eating, from the early experiments in tempeh production undertaken by the Farm commune in the 70s to the vegan punk cafés and anarchist zines of the 90s to the chefs and food writers seeking to decolonize vegetarian food today. Kennedy understands how to present this history with sympathy, knowledge, and humour. "No Meat Required" brings much-needed depth and context to our understanding of vegan and vegetarian cuisine, and makes a passionate argument for retaining its radical heart. Print run 30,000.
Stuff Mom Never Told You : The Feminist Past, Present, and Future.
Anney Reese and Samantha McVey explore the history, strategy, and emotion that went into several milestones and emergent issues of the recent feminist movement. Starting with Billie Jean King's famous "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match, they also talk about the Civil Rights movement and the women who helped shape it; the disturbing prevalence of major backlogs in rape kit testing; how LGBTQ rights and women's right intersect; and how women have been critical to the advancement of disability rights, and more. Reese and McVey show the true breadth of what feminism can stand for, what it can achieve, and whom it can help lift up. Print run 250,000.
The Underworld : Journeys to the Depths of the Ocean.
Today's cutting-edge technologies are allowing scientists and explorers to dive deep into the ocean to begin understanding this strange and exotic underworld. Susan Casey takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of deep-sea exploration, from the myths and legends of the ancient world to storied shipwrecks we can now reach on the bottom, to the first intrepid bathysphere pilots, to the scientists who are just beginning to understand the mind-blowing complexity and ecological importance of the quadrillions of creatures who live in realms long thought to be devoid of life. Print run 100,000.
Waiting to Be Arrested at Night : A Uyghur Poet's Memoir of China's Genocide.
Izgil, Tahir Hamut.
One by one, Tahir Hamut Izgil's friends disappeared. The Chinese government's brutal persecution of the Uyghur people had continued for years, but in 2017 it assumed a terrifying new scale. This is the story of the political, social, and cultural destruction of Tahir Hamut Izgil's homeland. Among leading Uyghur intellectuals and writers, he is the only one known to have escaped China since the mass internments began. His book is a call for the world to awaken to the unfolding catastrophe, and a tribute to his friends and fellow Uyghurs whose voices have been silenced. Print run 30,000.