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New and Featured Titles for Libraries | February 2024
FICTION

Red Screen
Daniel Burke
 
The real terror begins when the game is over. Hunting a monster who’s slaughtering players in her digital world, elite gamer Shea Britton fears only the red screen of digital death, not knowing the real terror begins when the game is over. Driven by unfathomable compulsions, two killers are slaughtering people. One is real. The other is a character in the Metaverse game Shea plays. Only FBI profiler Parker Reid suspects they are the same person. Death means nothing when it’s only a game, unless the person trying to kill you is not playing. Learn more

FICTION

A Cowboy’s Fortune
E. Joe Brown
 
The cutthroat world of big oil is very different from the life of a humble cowboy, but if anyone can succeed among all the treachery and danger, Kelly can! Charlie Kelly has become the best cowboy at the best ranch and with the love of his life by his side he’ll be tested by something he never expected: the world of big oil with all the treacheries created by men and mother nature. Learn more
YOUNG ADULTS

Burning Little Lies
Christine H. Bailey
 
Who killed Ellie Stone? Four classmates are linked by her murder, but the police have not found her killer. Now months later someone is sending letters to Ellie’s best friend Tori claiming they know what really happened the night of the bonfire. Four students – Tori, the best friend, Piper, the outcast, Nick, the boy-genius, and Hayes, Tori’s unrequited love – and four perspectives on that night’s tragic event. All four are lying about what happened. One will be forced to face the fiery truth. Another will die trying to keep it in the dark. Learn more

YOUNG ADULTS

A Different Kind of Brave
Lee Wind
 
Heartstopper meets James Bond in this globe-trotting, high stakes Queer teen adventure romance!
 
“Thrilling. Positively thrilling.” —Kirkus Reviews
A gem for young adults: not just a high-octane thriller but also a queer romance full of heart and sensuality.” —Foreword Reviews, starred review

Bold, breezy and fun.”
—Brent Hartinger, author of Geography Club

Be prepared to fall in love with Nico and Sam.”
—Alex Sanchez, author of Rainbow Boys

Readers are going to love this tale of rebellion, standing up for what’s right, the struggle for identity, and young love.” —Jeff Adams, author of the Codename Winger series
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PSYCHIATRY

Gender-Affirming Psychiatric Care
Edited by Teddy G. Goetz, M.D., M.S., and Alex S. Keuroghlian, M.D.

Melding cutting-edge neuroscience, clinical research, best practices, and mental health policy and systems design, this is the first textbook of its kind to provide an affirming, intersectional, and evidence-informed approach to caring for transgender, non-binary, and/or gender-expansive (TNG) people. In fields that include psychiatry, psychology, pharmacy, law, community activism, and more, contributors bring their expertise to the forefront as they discuss working with people from marginalized communities; providing developmentally appropriate care for TNG people; and affirming gender identity in the context of mental illness, substance use disorders, and eating disorders, among other pressing issues. Since each chapter features at least one TNG author, this guide also offers an important, lived-experience perspective to its wealth of clinical information. Learn more

PSYCHIATRY

Mental Health, Racism, and Contemporary Challenges of Being Black in America
Edited by Donna M. Norris, M.D., and Annelle B. Primm, M.D., M.P.H.

More than four decades of perspectives from the American Psychiatric Association’s Solomon Carter Fuller Award lectures, named for the first Black psychiatrist in the United States, are collected for the first time in this seminal anthology. The chapter authors—Solomon Carter Fuller awardees themselves—provide a multidisciplinary, cross-sectional examination of the historical, current, and future societal context that informs the Black experience in the United States. Learn more

PSYCHIATRY

DSM-5-TR® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis
Michael B. First, M.D.

Diagnosing patients requires the ability to elicit information from the patient, identify symptoms and recognize patterns, determine possible causes, and then make an accurate diagnosis. Experienced mental health care clinicians recognize that differential diagnosis is an art as well as a science, and welcome tools to hone their expertise. The DSM-5-TR Handbook of Differential Diagnosis helps clinicians and students learning the process of psychiatric diagnosis to improve their skill in formulating a comprehensive differential diagnosis by providing a variety of approaches to consider symptomatic presentations. These include a six-step diagnostic framework, 30 decision trees to evaluate key symptoms, and 67 differential diagnosis tables for use once a tentative diagnosis has been made. The handbook includes the DSM-5-TR Classification to facilitate coding and to provide an overview of all the DSM-5-TR diagnoses that must be considered in formulating a differential diagnosis. Learn more

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BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

The Hearth Witch’s Everyday Herbal
Anna Franklin
 
A Timesaving, User-Friendly Reference for Anyone Working with Herbs in Their Daily- and Magical- Lives

From acacia to yarrow, this valuable resource is packed with entries for nearly 150 commonly sourced herbs. The Hearth Witch's Everyday Herbal helps you easily find culinary, household, cosmetic, magical, and medicinal uses for almost any plant.

This catalog of botanical wisdom is an excellent guide, and each concise entry includes the plant's planetary ruler, element, and magical virtues, as well as associated deities and lore. Anna Franklin also provides any cautions that need to be considered before working safely with the herb. Featuring an appendix that explains how to prepare herbs for teas, salves, bath products, and more, this compendium provides herbal expertise whenever you need it.

A companion book to: The Hearth Witch’s Compendium, The Hearth Witch’s Kitchen Herbal, and The Hearth Witch’s Year. Learn more

BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Crows and Ravens
Rick De Yampert
 
A Unique Look at Two of the Most Popular Magical Creatures of All Time
 
"Rick de Yampert invites us on an exploration of scientific fact, lore, and personal experiences with these fascinating birds. Rich with information and exercises, the reader is guided to a new level of magical practice by incorporating the energies of the genus Corvus. A wonderful read."
Raina Starr, host/producer of the podcast Desperate House Witches

The crow and the raven are featured players in many cultures throughout the world, including Norse, Celtic, Jewish, and Indigenous traditions. This guide teaches you how to welcome these highly intelligent birds into your own spiritual practice with rituals, meditations, and exercises that help you discover the magic and mystery of corvids.

Here you will explore the history, folklore, mythology, and science of these amazing birds. Found in nearly all urban and wild environments, the crow and the raven present you with magical opportunities and life lessons wherever you go. Learn more

 

BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Weather Magic
Debra L. Burris
 
Why does the wind blow, how do raindrops form, and what can the science and lore behind these occurrences teach you about magic?

"If you've ever thought science and magic can't possibly coexist, Debra Burris is about to show you otherwise..."
Patti Wigington, author of Witchcraft for HealingBadass Ancestors, and The Witch's Complete Guide to Tarot

With this book, you will learn how to harness amazing energy from the weather happening right outside your door. From sunlight to snowfall, these phenomena can become your greatest assets for improving your magical practice.

Debra L. Burris teaches weather magic for all skill levels, including protection methods for your home and family, cloud divination, sigil work using weather map symbols, and more. With nearly fifty spells, exercises, and crafts, this book helps you enhance your practice with the impressive energies of weather.

"This book is a beautiful marriage of scientific information, local weather lore, and personal practice…”—Kathleen Borealis, geologist and host of Borealis Meditation podcast
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BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Spirit Guide Invocations
Billie Topa Tate

Connect to the Spirit World and Learn how Energy can Cross Time and Space to Support You

Connect to the realm of healing and meet your divine helpers through potent energetic writings called invocations. Drawing upon ancient native wisdom learned from her elders, Billie Topa Tate teaches you how to call upon angels, ancestors, and other spiritual beings for guidance and protection. Using the powerful placement of words as an energy tool, you can alleviate stress, resolve past lives, send love to those who have passed, and more.

With specific invocations for dozens of purposes, Billie helps you find the right words to transform the energy of nearly any situation. She shares personal stories on her use of invocations and explains the universal principles that make them work. Learn more

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