Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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The point of vanishing: a memoir of two years in solitude

By Axelrod, Howard

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 614.5 AXE

"On a clear May afternoon at the end of his junior year at Harvard, Howard Axelrod left his dorm-room to play a pick-up game of basketball. In the skirmish for a loose ball, a boy's finger hooked behind Axelrod's eyeball and severed his optic nerve. Permanently blinded in his right eye, Axelrod returned a week later to the same dorm-room, but to a different world. A world where nothing looked solid, where the smooth veneer of reality had been broken, and where the distance between how people saw him and how he saw had widened into a gulf. Five years later, heartbroken from a love affair in Italy and still desperate for a sense of orientation he could trust, Axelrod retreated to a jerry-rigged house in the Vermont woods. Miles from the nearest neighbor, at the dead-end of an unmaintained dirt road, he lived without a computer, without a television, and largely without human contact for two years. Whether tending to the woodstove, or snow-shoeing through the trees, he devoted his energies to learning to see again--to paying attention. He needed to find, with society's pressures and rush now removed, what really mattered. He needed to dig down to a sense of meaning that couldn't be changed in an instant. What followed was a strange and beautiful series of sensory adventures, shadowed by a haunting descent into the dangers of solitude. A gorgeous search into the profoundly human questions of perception, time, and identity, The Point of Vanishing announces the arrival of a major new literary voice of the timeless--which is to say, a major new voice for our harried times"--

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Therapeutic storytelling: 101 healing stories for children

By Perrow, Susan

Publishing Date: ©2012

Classification: 600

Call Number: 615.8516 PER

Working with imaginative journeys and the magic of metaphor, the author has developed the art of therapeutic storytelling for children's challenging behaviour and difficult situations. In this book, she offers a tried and tested method for creating a unique story for a child to help resolve issues, build emotional resilience and character. - (Gardners)

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Adult children of emotionally immature parents: how to heal if your parents couldn't meet your emotional needs

By Gibson, Lindsay C

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.89 GIB

"Clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood. By freeing yourself from your parents emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, youll learn how to create positive, new relationships so you can build a better life."--

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Edison

By Morris, Edmund

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 621.3092 MOR

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history.

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Ponderosa: people, fire, and the West's most iconic tree

By Fiedler, Carl E.

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 634.9618 FIE

The authors recount the history of humans among the ponderosa pines, the historical role of fire, how and why the forest has changed and what people can do to restore the forest to its former glory. Part 2 features a richly illustrated guide to 64 special ponderosa places scattered across the West

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The River Cafe

By Gray, Rose

Publishing Date: 1995

Classification: 600

Call Number: 641.5945 GRA

A sophisticated re-interpretation of the cucina rustica or farmhouse cooking of northern Italy, the food of The River Cafe relies on good quality, fresh, seasonal produce - plus authentic Italian ingredients such as polenta, buffalo mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil. The emphasis is very much on the type of cooking found in Italian homes rather than restaurants. Ruth and Rose's direct, uncomplicated approach means that many of the dishes are strikingly simple - fish, meat and vegetables are chargrilled, pan-fried and baked - but all of them, from the Tuscan bread soup Ribollita to main dishes such as Manzo in Tegame (Braised Beef Fillet) and Maiale al Latte(Pork Cooked in Milk) are vibrant with flavour. In addition, there are numerous recipes for Italian-inspired desserts, such as Zabaglione Ice Cream, Almond and Lemon Cake, and Grilled Peaches with Amaretto.

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Hollyhocks & radishes: Mrs. Chard's almanac cookbook

By Mickelson, Bonnie Stewart

Publishing Date: 1989

Classification: 600

Call Number: 641.5973 MIC

Reflects the happy thoughts and memories of good times and good food.

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Homemade beauty: 150 simple beauty recipes made from all-natural ingredients

By Strole, Annie

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 600

Call Number: 646.726 STR

Strole offers recipes for organic beauty products that avoid the chemicals used in commercial cosmetics-- and often cost less to create than commercially available organic beauty products. From turning blueberries into a detoxifying mask to making lemongrass into a nontoxic bug repellent, you'll take your beauty regimen into your own hands! - -

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The way to make wine: how to craft superb table wines at home

By Warrick, Sheridan F

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 663.2 WAR

"Geared to everyday wine lovers who want to drink well and save money, this book reveals everything needed to make delicious wines--both reds and whites--from start to finish. It highlights the most recent advances and trends in winemaking, including new chapters on specialty yeasts, natural wines, and international wines styles. Detailed how-to illustrations depict important steps and procedures, while sidebars and new winemaker interviews bring sharp focus to topics of wide interest. The book also includes the only clear and comprehensive guide to minimizing sulfites in wine and launching and running fault-free fermentations."--Provided by publisher.

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White magic: the age of paper

By Mušller, Lothar

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 676 MUš

Paper is older than the printing press and, even in its unprinted state, it was the great network medium behind the emergence of modern civilization. In the shape of bills, banknotes, and accounting books it was indispensable to the economy. As forms and files it was essential to bureaucracy. As letters it became the setting for the invention of the modern soul, and as newsprint it became a stage for politics. In this brilliant new book Lothar Mušller describes how paper made its way from China though the Arab world to Europe, where it permeated everyday life in a variety of formats from the thirteenth century onwards, and how the paper technology revolution of the nineteenth century paved the way for the creation of the modern daily press. His key witnesses are the works of Rabelais and Grimmelshausen, Balzac and Herman Melville, James Joyce and Paul ValeŽry. Mušller writes not only about books, however: he also writes about pamphlets, playing cards, papercutting, and legal pads. We think we understand the "Gutenberg era," but we can understand it better when we explore the world that underpinned it: the paper age. Today, with the proliferation of digital devices, paper may seem to be a residue of the past, but Mušller shows that the humble technology of paper is in many ways the most fundamental medium of the modern world --From dust jacket.

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