New July Non-Fiction

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Breathing Fire : Female Inmate Firefighters on the Front Lines of California's Wildfires.

Breathing Fire : Female Inmate Firefighters on the Front Lines of California's Wildfires.

Lowe, Jaime.
2021

On February 23, 2016, Shawna Lynn Jones stepped into the brush to fight a wildfire that had consumed ten acres of terrain on a steep ridge in Malibu. She was a female inmate firefighter, briefly trained and equipped, and paid one dollar an hour to fight fires while working off her sentence. California's imprisoned firefighters making up at least 40 percent of Cal Fire's on-the-ground fire crews. Reporter Jaime Lowe takes us into the lives, the prisons, and the women's decisions to join the controversial program. Print run 50,000.

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The Brilliant Abyss : Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the Looming Threat That Imperils It.

The Brilliant Abyss : Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the Looming Threat That Imperils It.

Scales, Helen.
2021

Revolutionary studies in the deep are rewriting the very notion of life on Earth and the rules of what is possible. Teeming with unsuspected life, an extraordinary interconnected ecosystem deep below the waves has a huge effect on our daily lives, influencing climate and weather systems, with the potential for much more - good or bad depending on how it is exploited. Helen Scales brings to life the majesty and mystery of an alien realm that nonetheless sustains us, while urgently making clear the price we could pay if it is further disrupted.

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Easy Crafts for the Insane : A Mostly Funny Memoir of Mental Illness and Making Things.

Easy Crafts for the Insane : A Mostly Funny Memoir of Mental Illness and Making Things.

Brown, Kelly Williams.
2021

In just a short time period, Kelly Williams Brown's marriage collapsed, she broke four bones, her father was diagnosed with cancer, and she wound up in a psychiatric hospital. But right before that she had a few very good years: she wrote a bestselling memoir, spoke at NASA, and inspired hundreds of thousands of readers to live as grown-ups in an often-screwed-up world. Through all of it though, Brown was grappling with mental illness. Brown uses her crafting journey, as well as advice for your own future crafts, to talk about the most difficult times she's ever faced - and how she made it to the other side.

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Good Grief : Embracing Life at a Time of Death.

Good Grief : Embracing Life at a Time of Death.

Mayer, Catherine.
2021

Mother and daughter Anne Mayer Bird and Catherine Mayer were widowed within 41 days of each other on the eve of the pandemic. In this memoir, Catherine's main focus is not on death, but on life and love. Interwoven with letters Anne wrote to her husband John to tell him of the astonishing and heartrending events since his death and her small triumphs in living independently. In sharing their insights and experiences, Catherine and Anne aim to help those who have lost or will lose people or who wish to know how best to support others in such circumstances. Print run 50,000.

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How to Love Animals : In a Human-Shaped World.

How to Love Animals : In a Human-Shaped World.

Mance, Henry.
2021

This is a lively and important portrait of our evolving relationship with animals, and how we can share our planet fairly. Henry Mance explores our dilemmas over hunting wild animals, over-fishing the seas, visiting zoos, and saving wild spaces. Mance argues that there has never been a better time to become vegetarian or vegan, and that the conservation movement can flourish, if people in wealthy countries shrink our footprint. Mance seeks answers from chefs, farmers, activists, philosophers, politicians and tech visionaries who are redefining how we think about animals.

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I Have Always Been Me : A Memoir.

I Have Always Been Me : A Memoir.

Brady-Davis, Precious.
2021

Precious Brady-Davis remembers the sense of being singular and grappling with "otherness." Born into traumatic circumstances, Davis was brought up in the Omaha foster care system and the Pentecostal faith. As a biracial, gender nonconforming kid, she felt displaced. Yet she realized by coming into her identity that she had a purpose all along. Brady-Davis reveals her determination to dream through it and shares her profound journey as a trans woman now fully actualized, absolutely confident, and precious.

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New Women in the Old West : From Settlers to Suffragists, an Untold American Story.

New Women in the Old West : From Settlers to Suffragists, an Untold American Story.

Gallagher, Winifred.
2021

Winifred Gallagher brings to life the under-reported women who played monumental roles in one of the most vibrant and transformative periods in the history of the United States. Alongside their victories, Gallagher explores the women who were less privileged by race and class, the Native American, Hispanic, African-American, and Asian women. Drawing on a collection of personal letters and diaries, Gallagher weaves together the striking achievements of those who not only created homes on weather-wracked prairies and built communities in muddy mining camps, but played a crucial, unrecognized role in the women's rights movement.

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The Reckoning : Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal.

The Reckoning : Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal.

Trump, Mary L.
2021

Donald Trump's neice, Mary L. Trump, examines America's national trauma, rooted in our history but dramatically exacerbated by the impact of current events and the Trump administration's corrupt and immoral policies. Our failure to acknowledge this trauma, let alone root it out, has allowed it to metastasize. Whether it manifests itself in rising levels of rage and hatred, or hopelessness and apathy, the stress of living in a country we no longer recognize has affected all of us. America is suffering from PTSD - a new leader alone cannot fix us.

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Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old? : The Path of Purposeful Aging.

Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old? : The Path of Purposeful Aging.

Leider, Richard J.
2021

Richard Leider and David Shapiro help readers embrace the positive possibilities of aging and provides guidance on doing so purposefully, with courage, compassion, and curiosity. Aging is not a disease; it is a design problem. Redesigning our lives as we enter this new phase requires that we learn to grow whole, not old. And that means exploring the path of purposeful aging.

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