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Homing : on pigeons, dwellings and why we return

A SPECTATOR BOOK OF THE YEAR

L onglisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year

'Rich and joyous ...The book's quiet optimism about our ability to change, and to learn to love small things passionately, will stay with me for a long time' Helen Macdonald

'Big-hearted and quietly gripping' Guardian

'I love Jon Day's writing and his birds. A marvellous, soaring account' Olivia Laing

'[A] beautiful book about unbeautiful birds' Observer

'This is nature writing at its best' Financial Times

Sisters of the war

An extraordinary true account of the enormous tragedy of the Syrian civil conflict. Since the revolution-turned-civil war in Syria began in 2011, over 500,000 civilians have been killed and more than 12 million Syrians have been displaced. Rania Abouzeid, one of the foremost journalists on the topic, follows two pairs of sisters from opposite sides of the conflict to give readers a firsthand glimpse of the turmoil and devastation this strife has wrought. Sunni Muslim Ruha and her younger sister Alaa withstand constant attacks by the Syrian government in rebel-held territory.

The big book of cidermaking

Best-selling authors and acclaimed fermentation teachers Christopher Shockey and Kirsten K. Shockey turn their expertise to the world of fermented beverages in the most comprehensive guide to home cidermaking available. With expert advice and clear, step-by-step instructions, The Big Book of Cidermaking equips readers with the skills they need to make the cider they want: sweet, dry, fruity, farmhouse-style, hopped, barrel-aged, or fortified.

The lost love song : a novel

Behind every great love song is a great love story.

It's been seven years and Diana is finally ready to marry her long-time fiancé, Arie; she's even composing a beautiful love song for him, working on it in hotels and concert halls as she criss-crosses the world as a classical pianist. Before she can finish it, though, tragedy strikes--and Diana is lost to Arie forever.

But her song might not be. . . .

Daughter of Black Lake

By the bestselling author of The Painted Girls

When a remote, ancient settlement is threatened, it is up to one girl to save her family and her community

It's the season of Fallow, the first century AD. In a misty northern bog surrounded by woodlands and wheat fields, lies a settlement far beyond the reach of the Roman invaders, who are still hundreds of miles to the southeast. Here, life is simple, or so it seems to the tightly knit community. Sow. Reap. Honour Mother Earth, who will provide at harvest time.

Otaku

Ditchtown. A city of skyscrapers, built atop the drowned bones of old Miami. A prison of steel, filled with unbelievers. A dumping ground for strays, runaways, and malcontents. Within these towering monoliths, Ashley Akachi is a young woman trying her best to cope with a brother who's slipping away, a mother who's already gone, and angry young men who want her put in her place. Ditchtown, however, is not the only world Ash inhabits.

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One-on-One Tech Help

Looking for some assistance with technology, Facebook, Zoom, backing up your files, using our ebook and audiobook service or general technology use questions?  Our free tech help is back in this location.  We will be providing this service while physical distancing.  Book your one hour session with our digital literacy instructor, and get some answers to your technology questions.  Bring your device with you and we'll do what we can to help.  There are limited sessions available, so don't delay, book on-line or by calling the library at 902-538-8060 during open hours.

Just us : an American conversation

Claudia Rankine's Citizen changed the conversation-- Just Us urges all of us into it

As everyday white supremacy becomes increasingly vocalized with no clear answers at hand, how best might we approach one another? Claudia Rankine, without telling us what to do, urges us to begin the discussions that might open pathways through this divisive and stuck moment in American history.

The hilarious world of depression

"[A] path to deeper understanding and openness, by way of laughter in the dark" -- The New York Times Book Review

"...Filled with heart, humor and hope." -- People

One of Todays 's Ten Best Inspirational Books, 2020 | One of Huff Post's 10 Most Anticipated Book Releases Of May 2020

"A funny, honest book about depression, and what you can do despite it." -- Neil Gaiman

"Candid and funny and intimate." -- Susan Orlean

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