General interest materials on the First Floor.
- Anxious for nothing: finding calm in a chaotic worldGet This Now!
"In the characteristic tone of his previous books like You'll Get Through This and Fearless, Max guides readers through this Scripture passage and explains the key concepts of…more
- Chesapeake requiem: a year with the watermen of vanishing Tangier IslandGet This Now!
Tangier Island, Virginia, is a community unique on the American landscape. Mapped by John Smith in 1608, settled during the American Revolution, the tiny sliver of mud is home…more
- Kids these days: human capital and the making of millennialsGet This Now!
"A Millennial's groundbreaking investigation into why his generation is economically worse off than their parents, creating a radical and devastating portrait of what it means…more
- Mindfulness meditations for the anxious traveler: quick exercises to calm your mindGet This Now!
- The heartbeat of Wounded Knee: native America from 1890 to the presentGet This Now!
The received idea of Native American history -- as promulgated by books like Dee Brown's 1970 mega-bestselling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee -- has been that American Indian h…more
- Utopia for realists: how we can build the ideal worldGet This Now!
"A noted Dutch journalist and economist proposes an outline for a new worldwide Utopia, with central tenets including a shortened work week, a guaranteed basic income for all,…more
- The uninhabitable earth: life after warmingGet This Now!
"It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors a…more
- Broken stars: contemporary Chinese science fiction in translationGet This Now!
"The stories span the range from short-shorts to novellas, and evoke every hue on the emotional spectrum. Besides stories firmly entrenched in subgenres familiar to Western SF…more
- Doing justice: a prosecutor's thoughts on crime, punishment, and the rule of lawGet This Now!
The former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York recounts captivating tales of true crime from his years atop the most storied prosecutor's office in th…more
- My boyfriend is a bearGet This Now!
The delightful story of Nora who, after a succession of terrible boyfriends, finds a much happier relationship with a 500-pound American black bear. Bear meets girl. Nora has …more
- Mister MiracleGet This Now!
"Mister Miracle is magical, dark, intimate and unlike anything you've read before. Scott Free is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. So great, he escaped Granny Goodnes…more
- Prism stalkerGet This Now!