New March Non-Fiction

New popular adult non-fiction coming out in January listed here!

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After : A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond.

After : A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond.

Greyson, Bruce.
2021

As a physician without a religious belief system, Dr. Bruce Greyson approached near-death experiences from a scientific perspective. Our culture has tended to view dying as the end of our consciousness, the end of our existence. Dr. Greyson shows how scientific revelations about the dying process can support an alternative theory. Dying could be the threshold between one form of consciousness and another, not an ending but a transition. This new perspective on the nature of death can transform the fear of dying into a healthy view of it as one more milestone in the course of our lives. Print run 150,000.

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The Babysitter : My Summers with a Serial Killer.

The Babysitter : My Summers with a Serial Killer.

Rodman, Liza.
2021

On Cape Cod in the 1960s, Liza Rodman's babysitter - the kind, handsome handyman at the motel where her mother worked - took her and her sister on adventures in his truck. Everyone thought he was just a "great guy." Though Tony Costa's gruesome case made screaming headlines in 1969 and beyond, Liza never made the connection between her friendly babysitter and the infamous killer of numerous women - until decades later. Now, she reveals the chilling and unforgettable true story of a charming but brutal psychopath through the eyes of a young girl who once called him her friend. Print run 60,000.

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Black Boy Out of Time : A Memoir.

Black Boy Out of Time : A Memoir.

Ziyad, Hari.
2021

One of nineteen children in a blended family, Hari Ziyad was raised by a Hindu Hare Krishna mother and a Muslim father. Ziyad takes readers on a powerful journey of growing up queer and Black in Cleveland, Ohio, and of navigating the equally complex path toward finding their true self in New York City. Exploring childhood, gender, race, and the trust that is built, broken, and repaired through generations, Ziyad investigates what it means to live beyond the limited narratives Black children are given and challenges the irreconcilable binaries that restrict them.

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Chiru Sakura - Falling Cherry Blossoms : A Mother and Daughter's Journey through Racism, Internment and Oppression.

Chiru Sakura - Falling Cherry Blossoms : A Mother and Daughter's Journey through Racism, Internment and Oppression.

Thomson, Grace Eiko.
2021

At eight years old, Grace Eiko Nishikihama was forcibly removed from her Vancouver home and interned with her parents and siblings in the BC Interior. This is a moving and politically outspoken memoir written by Grace, now a grandmother, with passages from a journal kept by her late mother, Sawae Nishikihama. Residence: Vancouver, B.C.

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Crossroads

Crossroads

Dahlgren, Kaleb.
2021

On April 6, 2018, sixteen people died and thirteen others were injured after a bus caring the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team collided with a transport truck. This is the story of Kaleb Dahlgren, a young man who survived the bus crash and faced life after the tragedy with resiliency and positivity. From a childhood spent learning to live with type 1 diabetes to his remarkable recovery from severe brain trauma, Dahlgren documents a life of perseverance, gratitude and hope in the wake of enormous obstacles and life-altering tragedy. Hometown: Saskatoon, SK. Print run 15,000.

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Get Good with Money : Ten Simple Steps to Becoming Financially Whole.

Get Good with Money : Ten Simple Steps to Becoming Financially Whole.

Aliche, Tiffany.
2021

Introducing the powerful idea of striving for financial wholeness instead of early retirement or millionaire status, Tiffany Aliche guides us through the ten short-term steps that lead to long-term security. From the simple (best practices for budgeting and saving) to the more sophisticated (investing, taking charge of your credit score, and calculating your insurance needs), Tiffany shares memorable stories, actionable lists and worksheets, and a you-got-this attitude, ensuring that we can build a solid foundation for a life that's rich in every way.

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Gut Feelings : The Microbiome and Our Health.

Gut Feelings : The Microbiome and Our Health.

Fasano, Alessio.
2021

We are at the dawn of new scientific revolution. Our understanding of how to treat and prevent diseases has been transformed by knowledge of the microbiome - the rich ecosystem of microorganisms that is in and on every human. These microbial hitchhikers may hold the keys to human health. Alessio Fasano and Susie Flaherty show why we must go beyond the older, myopic view of microorganisms as our enemies to a broader understanding of the microbiome as a parallel civilization that we need to understand, respect, and engage with for the benefit of our own health. Print run 50,000.

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How to Age Without Getting Old : The Steps You Can Take Today to Stay Young for the Rest of Your Life.

How to Age Without Getting Old : The Steps You Can Take Today to Stay Young for the Rest of Your Life.

Meyer, Joyce.
2021

Everything is beautiful in its time. Life is a journey through beautiful and varied seasons, with a dynamic cadence and full of continued discovery. Embrace each season of your life and learn to live it fully with grace and help from Joyce Meyer, as she shows you how to truly cast even your lifelong cares upon the Lord, how to live dynamically, embracing and delighting in the journey, and how to live abundantly as your body and mind change. Meyer equips us to become wise enough to embrace God's changing grace and the evolution of our calling to the next season of life. Print run 150,000.

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Hunt, Gather, Parent : What Ancient Cultures Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful, Little Humans.

Hunt, Gather, Parent : What Ancient Cultures Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful, Little Humans.

Doucleff, Michaeleen.
2021

Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff introduces us to families in the Maya, Inuit, and Hazda communities, where parents help little ones learn to control their emotions and reduce tantrums by the parents themselves controlling their own frustrations; foster self-sufficiency by safely giving kids the autonomy to manage risks and explore their limits; and motivate children to help with chores without using bribes or threats. Doucleff also talks to psychologists, neuroscientists, anthropologists, and sociologists and explains how the tools and tips can impact children's mental health and development. Print run 150,000.

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The Inevitable : Dispatches on the Right to Die.

The Inevitable : Dispatches on the Right to Die.

Engelhart, Katie.
2021

For many, the right to die often means the right to die with dignity. This book moves beyond margins of the law to the people who are meticulously planning their final hours and the people who help them. Journalist Katie Engelhart focuses on six people representing different aspects of the debate. Spanning Australia, North America, and Europe, Engelhart presents a deeply reported portrait of everyday people struggling to make hard decisions, and wrestling back a measure of authenticity and dignity to their lives. Print run 50,000.

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Neglected No More : The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada's Elders in the Wake of a Pandemic.

Neglected No More : The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada's Elders in the Wake of a Pandemic.

Picard, André.
2021

When COVID-19 spread through seniors' residences across Canada, the impact was horrific. Along with widespread illness and a devastating death toll, the situation exposed a decades-old crisis: the shocking systemic neglect towards our elders. André Picard takes a hard look at how we came to embrace mass institutionalization, and lays out what can and must be done to improve the state of care for our elders, a highly vulnerable population with complex needs and little ability to advocate for themselves. Residence: Montreal, QC.

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Northern Light : Power, Land, and the Memory of Water.

Northern Light : Power, Land, and the Memory of Water.

Ali, Kazim.
2021

In the 1970s, Jenpeg was a temporary town in the forests of northern Manitoba where the construction of a hydroelectric dam that was located on the lands of the unceded Indigenous Pimicikamak, the "people of rivers and lakes." Kazim Ali recounts memories of his childhood and his return to Pimicikamak as an adult and learns more about the realities of life in Pimicikamak: the environmental and social impact of the Jenpeg dam, the effects of colonialism and cultural erasure, and the community's initiatives to preserve and strengthen their identity. Lived in Winnipeg, MB.

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The Note Through the Wire : The Incredible True Story o a Prisoner of War and a Resistance Heroine.

The Note Through the Wire : The Incredible True Story o a Prisoner of War and a Resistance Heroine.

Gold, Doug.
2021

In the heart of Nazi-occupied Europe, two people meet fleetingly in a chance encounter. One an underground resistance fighter, a bold young woman determined to vanquish the enemy occupiers; the other a prisoner of war, a man longing to escape the confines of the camp so he can battle again. A crumpled note passes between these two strangers, slipped through the wire of the compound, and sets them on a course that will change their lives forever. Print run 15,000.

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Preventable : The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response.

Preventable : The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response.

Slavitt, Andy.
2021

From former head of Obamacare Andy Slavitt, this is the definitive inside account of the United States' failed response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Slavitt chronicles what he saw and how much could have been prevented - an unflinching investigation of the cultural, political, and economic drivers that led to unnecessary loss of life. The story that emerges is one of a country in which - despite the heroics of many - bad leadership, political and cultural fractures, and an unwillingness to sustain sacrifice lit a fuse that is difficult to extinguish. Print run 100,000.

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The Procrastinator's Guide to Retirement : A Financial Guide to Retiring in Ten Years or Less.

The Procrastinator's Guide to Retirement : A Financial Guide to Retiring in Ten Years or Less.

Trahair, David.
2021

People in their twenties are often saddled with student debt and may be struggling to find suitable full-time employment. Saving for retirement is the last thing on their minds. For many people there simply isn't any money left to put away for retirement. This book will take you step-by-step though planning and saving for retirement starting in your fifties and the best way to fund your retirement years. It is designed for people approaching retirement who want to ensure it is comfortable and stress-free. Residence: Toronto, ON.

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Set Boundaries, Find Peace : A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself.

Set Boundaries, Find Peace : A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself.

Tawwab, Nedra Glover.
2021

What do "healthy boundaries" really mean - and how can we successfully express our needs, say "no," and be assertive without offending others? Licensed counsellor Nedra Glover Tawwab demystifies this complex topic by presenting simple-yet-powerful ways to establish healthy boundaries in all aspects of life. Rooted in the latest research and best practices used in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), these techniques help us identify and express our needs clearly and without apology - and unravel a root problem behind codependency, power struggles, anxiety, depression, burnout, and more. Print run 40,000.

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To Raise a Boy : Classrooms, Locker Rooms, Bedrooms, and the Hidden Struggles of American Boyhood.

To Raise a Boy : Classrooms, Locker Rooms, Bedrooms, and the Hidden Struggles of American Boyhood.

Brown, Emma.
2021

The question Washington Post reporter Emma Brown started with - how can we raise boys to be different - led to a new question. How must we be different to help boys thrive? Brown excavates the misguided assumptions and public policy missteps that have failed generations of emerging men. Brown shines a light on efforts to help boys resist gender stereotypes, build strong relationships, and openly share their insecurities and feelings. This book shows what we have misunderstood about boys, what it will take to see them more clearly, and how badly they need us to do better. Print run 75,000.

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Trust Your Truth : Move Beyond Self-Doubt, Awaken to Your Soul's Purpose, and Live Your Badass Life.

Trust Your Truth : Move Beyond Self-Doubt, Awaken to Your Soul's Purpose, and Live Your Badass Life.

Algeo, Shannon.
2021

Self-doubt intensifies whenever we give our power away to people and things outside of us. But your self-worth is always sourced from within you. Organized by the seven chakras - the energetic centres of the body - Shannon Algeo invites you to discover your truth on every level of YOU. The powerful practices throughout this book are interwoven with raw, personal stories from Algeo's own healing journey - showing you how aligning with your purpose and being the True You benefits everyone around you and your collective community as a whole.

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When Women Invented Television : The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today.

When Women Invented Television : The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today.

Armstrong, Jennifer Keishin.
2021

When television arrived, few radio moguls were interested in the upstart industry. But four women - each an independent visionary - saw an opportunity and carved their own paths, and in so doing invented the way we watch TV today. As politics, sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, and money collided, the women who invented television found themselves fighting from the margins, as men took control. But these women were true survivors who never gave up - and thus their legacies remain with us in our television-dominated era. Print run 30,000.

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