New May Non-Fiction

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Duped : Why Innocent People Confess - and Why We Believe Their Confessions.

Duped : Why Innocent People Confess - and Why We Believe Their Confessions.

Kassin, Saul.
2022

Distinguished Professor of Psychology Saul Kassin pioneered the scientific study of police interrogations and confessions. He then developed the first experimental laboratory paradigms used to examine how innocent people are duped into confession and the impact these confessions have in duping judges, juries, and forensic examiners. This conclusive and comprehensive book reveals the psychology behind why innocent men and women, intensely stressed and befuddled by the promises, threats, trickery, and deception of a police interrogation, are duped into confession, no matter how horrific the crime.

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Fly Girl : A Memoir.

Fly Girl : A Memoir.

Hood, Ann.
2022

In 1978, in the tailwind of the golden age of air travel, flight attendants were the epitome of glamour and sophistication. Fresh out of college and hungry to experience the world, Ann Hood joined their ranks. As the airline industry changed around her, Hood reveals how the job empowered her, despite its roots in sexist standards. Packed with funny, moving, and shocking stories of life as a flight attendant, this memoir captures the nostalgia and magic of air travel at its height, and the thrill that remains with every takeoff. Print run 20,000.

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Generation Dread : Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis.

Generation Dread : Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis.

Wray, Britt.
2022

Climate and environment-related fears and anxieties are on the rise everywhere. As with any type of stress, eco-anxiety can lead to paralysis, burnout, and avoidance. Britt Wray seamlessly merges scientific knowledge with emotional insight to show how these complicated feelings are a sign of our humanity, and acknowledging and valuing them is key to making it through present and future crises. Wray illuminates how we can learn from the past, from our own emotions and from each other to survive - and even thrive - in a changing world. Hometown: Toronto, ON. Print run 10,000.

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Half-Bads in White Regalia : A Memoir.

Half-Bads in White Regalia : A Memoir.

Caetano, Cody.
2022

The Caetanos move into a doomed house in the highway village of Happyland before an inevitable divorce pulls Cody's parents in separate directions. His mom, having discovered her Anishinaabe birth family and Sixties Scoop origin story, embarks on a series of fraught relationships and fresh starts. His dad, a Portuguese immigrant and drifter, falls back into "big do, little think" behaviour. Capturing the chaos and wonder of a precarious childhood, Cody Caetano delivers a fever dream coming-of-age that unspools a tangled family history with warmth, humour, and deep generosity. Residence: Toronto, ON. Print run 10,000.

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Happy-Go-Lucky

Happy-Go-Lucky

Sedaris, David.
2022

David Sedaris returns with his first new collection of personal essays since the bestselling "Calypso." Print run 650,000.

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The Hebridean Baker : Recipes and Wee Stories from the Scottish Islands.

The Hebridean Baker : Recipes and Wee Stories from the Scottish Islands.

MacLeod, Coinneach.
2022

From Croft Loaf to Cranachan Chocolate Bombs, Oaty Apricot Cookies to Heilan' Coo Cupcakes, there's something here to put a smile on everyone's face. Focusing on small bakes that use a simple set of ingredients, these recipes will unleash your inner Scottish baker - it's all about rustic home baking and old family favorites because, as the Hebridean Baker always says, "Homemade is always best!" Includes more than 70 traditional recipes (with a modern twist), full-colour photos, and heartwarming stories from the Hebridean Baker himself.

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How to Be a Climate Optimist : Blueprints for a Better World.

How to Be a Climate Optimist : Blueprints for a Better World.

Turner, Chris.
2022

Chris Turner has reported from the places where the sustainable future first emerged - from green islands in Denmark and green office parks in southern India, to solar panel factories in California and idealistic intentional communities from Scotland to New Mexico. Here, he condenses the first quarter century of the global energy transition into bite-sized chunks of optimistic reflection and reportage, telling a story of a planet in peril and a global effort already beginning to save it. Residence: Calgary, AB.

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Mi Cocina : Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in México.

Mi Cocina : Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in México.

Martínez, Rick.
2022

Food52 columnist Rick Martinez introduces home cooks to the diverse culinary treasures of Mexico. Rick travels to each of the seven regions in Mexico to explore 100 unique dishes, the recipe for each accompanied by stunning on-site photography. In this beautifully personal tribute, Rick's recipes are based on his favourite home-tested version of each dish. Readers will discover essays in each chapter on topics like the migration and culinary influence of people from the Middle East and China to Mexico.

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My Seven Black Fathers : A Young Activist's Memoir of Race, Family, and the Mentors Who Made Him Whole.

My Seven Black Fathers : A Young Activist's Memoir of Race, Family, and the Mentors Who Made Him Whole.

Jawando, Will.
2022

Will Jawando tells a deeply affirmative story of hope and respect for men of colour at a time when Black men are routinely stigmatized. Will looks back on the relationships with an extraordinary series of mentors that enabled him to thrive. Drawing on his inspiring personal story and involvement in My Brother's Keeper, President Obama's national initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of colour, Will offers a transformative way for Black men to shape the next generation. Print run 200,000.

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No Escape : The True Story of China's Genocide of the Uyghurs.

No Escape : The True Story of China's Genocide of the Uyghurs.

Turkel, Nury.
2022

In recent years, the People's Republic of China has rounded up as many as three million Uyghurs, placing them in what it calls "reeducation camps," facilities most of the world identifies as concentration camps. There, the genocide and enslavement of the Uyghur people are ongoing. As a human rights attorney and Uyghur activist, Nury Turkel tells his personal story to help explain the urgency and scope of the Uyghur crisis. Print run 100,000.

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No Second Chances : Women and Political Power in Canada.

No Second Chances : Women and Political Power in Canada.

Graham, Kate.
2022

As of September 2021, only thirteen women had reached Canada's top political posts. As professor and provincial candidate Kate Graham discovers, there are concerning similarities in their stories: women tend to reach the top only in challenging political circumstances; they last in the top job for about half as long as men do; and, when they run for re-election, they lose. Graham shares the stories of the rise and fall of women in Canada's most senior political roles and examines the obstacles that prevent more women from reaching for and achieving these goals. Residence: London, ON. Print run 2,000.

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Reading the Water : Fly Fishing, Fatherhood, and Finding Strength in Nature.

Reading the Water : Fly Fishing, Fatherhood, and Finding Strength in Nature.

Hume, Mark.
2022

Fishing was Mark Hume's passion since he was a young boy. When he became a father, he knew he wanted to pass on his love of fishing and the natural world to his daughters. As soon as they were old enough, Mark taught his girls how to read the water and see the patterns in nature. He discovered that fly fishing and fatherhood require many of the same skills: patience, flexibility, and the knowledge of when to reel in and when to let go. This is a much-needed, positive story about a father raising daughters, and a meditation on finding faith in a deep connection with the natural world. Residence: Vancouver, B.C.

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This Body I Wore : A Memoir.

This Body I Wore : A Memoir.

Goetsch, Diana.
2022

Diana Goetsch chronicles her long journey to coming out, a path that runs parallel to the emergence of the trans community over the past several decades. Goetsch has not written a transition memoir, but rather a full account of a trans life, one both unusually public and closeted. All too often trans lives are reduced to before-and-after photos, but what if that before photo lasted fifty years? Print run 20,000.

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Tools : The Ultimate Guide.

Tools : The Ultimate Guide.

Waldman, Jeff.
2022

This is the book for answering all your tool questions, gaining knowledge before hiring a professional, or simply flipping through just for the joy of learning something new about the objects that shape our world. This expansive guide catalogs more than 700 tools for measuring, cutting, fastening, and shaping - from hammers and saws to wrenches, welders, and drawknives. Throughout these illustrated pages, you'll learn how to care for each tool so it can last a lifetime, as well as learn intriguing tidbits and fascinating histories of each object along the way.

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Untitled Memoir : A Memoir.

Untitled Memoir : A Memoir.

Anon9780062880352.
2022

Details to Follow. Print run 500,000.

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Wastelands : The True Story of Farm Country on Trial.

Wastelands : The True Story of Farm Country on Trial.

Addison, Corban.
2022

A once idyllic American landscape is home to a closely knit, rural community that has battled the polluting practices of large-scale farming that had been making them sick and damaging their homes. Corban Addison takes us into the heart of a legal battle over the future of America's farmland, and into the lives of the people who found the courage to fight. Addison captures the stirring and unforgettable struggle to bring a modern-day monopoly to its knees, to force a once invincible power to change, to vindicate the rights of a long-suffering community, and finally to restore their heritage.

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