New February Fiction & Nonfiction
Find new adult fiction & nonfiction arriving in February listed here!
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And How Does That Make You Feel? : Everything You (N)ever Wanted to Know About Therapy.
Structured around four client case studies, psychotherapist Joshua Fletcher lifts the veil of secrecy around an often-misunderstood profession. He details, with care and compassion, his clients' nonlinear path to health and healing, as he works with them to overcome their anxiety. He also educates his audience on anxiety and psychotherapy, explaining the origins of anxiety and the different modalities of therapy, in the hopes of normalizing the conversation around mental health. Print run 50,000.
How Not to Fit In : An Unapologetic Approach to Navigating Autism and ADHD.
Written by two late-diagnosed neurodivergent women and the founders of fast-growing online community @IAmPayingAttention, this is a handbook-meets-rallying cry. Foregrounding women's experiences with Autism and ADHD, the book will explore the journey women go on to discovering and accepting that they are neurodivergent, why getting diagnosis can be so fraught and gendered, and how to navigate a world which centres neurotypical brains in the realms of relationships, careers, friendships and finances.
Influenced by new religious practices brought in by the British Colonizers, the villagers of Capuwa who once respected her father's craft have turned on the family. Yet, they all still seem to call on him whenever supernatural disturbances arise. Now someone - or something - is viciously seizing upon men in the jungle. But instead of enlisting Amara's father's help, the villages have accused him of carrying out the attacks himself. As she tries to clear her father's name, Amara finds herself haunted by dreams that eerily predict the dark forces on her island. Author of "You're Invited." Print run 50,000.
The Knowing The Enduring Legacy of Residential Schools.
It is believed that nearly 20,000 Indigenous children have been lost on Turtle Island. The system, fuelled by Church and state, committed the most heinous of crimes: sexually, physically and emotionally abusing children over decades, many of whom died and were buried on the grounds of the schools. Award-winning Anishinaabe author Tanya Talaga retells the history of this country as only she can - through an Indigenous lens, by tracing the life of her great-great grandmother and family as they lived through this government- and Church-sanctioned genocide. Hometown: Toronto, ON. Print run 60,000.
The Last One
Hall, Rachel Howzell.
A young woman awakens in a field with no memory and learns that the world is dying. And that she is the only one who can save it from an evil, destructive force - herself. Author of "What Never Happened." Print run 350,000.
The Other Significant Others : Reimagining Life with Friendship at the Center.
Rhaina Cohen invites us into the lives of people who have defied convention by choosing a friend as a life partner. Platonic partners reveal how freeing and challenging it can be to embrace a relationship model that society doesn't recognize. Based on years of original reporting and striking social science research, Cohen argues that we undermine romantic relationships by expecting too much of them, while we diminish friendships by expecting too little of them. Cohen challenges us to ask what we want from our relationships - not just what we're supposed to want - and transforms how we define a fulfilling life. Print run 75,000.
The Sewing Guide to Cancer (or Other Very Annoying Long Term Illnesses) 23 Useful Craft Projects for Patients and Caregivers.
The Trouble with You : A Novel.
Raised never to step out of bounds, educated in one of the Sister Seven Colleges for a career as a wife and mother, Fanny struggles to raise her young daughter and forge a new life by sheer will and pluck. When she gets a job as a secretary to the "queen" of radio serials, she discovers she likes working, and comes face to face with the blacklist which is destroying careers and wrecking lives. Ultimately, Fanny must decide between playing it safe or doing what she knows is right in this vivid evocation of a world that seems at once light years away and strangely immediate. Author of "The Living and the Lost."
The Turtle House : A Novel.
It's spring 1999, and 25-year-old Lia Cope and her prickly 73-year-old grandmother, Mineko, are sharing a bedroom in Curtain, Texas, the ranching town where Lia grew up and Mineko began her life as a Japanese war bride. Though Lia never felt especially close to her grandmother, the two grow close sharing late-night conversations. As Mineko tells stories of her early life in Japan, Lia comes to understand the depth of her grandmother's pain and sacrifice. She also recognizes that it's she who needs to come clean - about the budding career she abandoned and the mysterious man who keeps calling. Print run 40,000.
Untangle Your Emotions : Naming What You Feel and Knowing What to Do About It.
Have you ever had a disproportionate emotional response that left you wondering, "Where did THAT come from? - and how can I keep it from happening again? Big feelings catch all of us off guard at times. Why is it that we so often feel tangled up in our emotions, maybe even paralyzed by them? Speaker and Bible teacher Jennie Allen uses scientific research, biblical insight, and her own story to show how, instead of striving to conceal or control your difficult emotions, you can notice and name them in ways that lead to deeper relationships, richer faith, and lasting health. Print run 250,000.