New Adult Non–Fiction 000, 100, 300

March 1, 2011

March 1, 2011

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Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America
Standiford, Les / Matthews, Joe (CON)
Relates the full, 27-year story behind the abduction and murder of Adam Walsh, the 6-year-old son of America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh, as well as the decades-long search for the boy’s elusive killer.
 
Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid into College
Ferguson, Andrew
The columnist author of Land of Lincoln recounts his haphazard experiences of helping his son get into college, an effort marked by quantities of self-help books, contradictory counselor advice and steep costs.
 
Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being
Seligman, Martin
Explains the four pillars of well-being–meaning and purpose, positive emotions, relationships, and accomplishment–placing emphasis on meaning and purpose as the most important for achieving a life of fulfillment.
 
In Cold Pursuit: My Hunt for Timothy Krajcir – The Notorious Serial Killer
Echols, Paul / Byers, Christine
Recounts the author’s hunt for an unpredictable serial killer, a search that began when he was only a rookie cop and followed the murderer’s bloody wake for twenty-five years before it ended.
 
Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love
Xinran / Harman, Nicky (TRN)
An internationally best-selling author offers searing stories of Chinese mothers who have abandoned or given their daughters up for adoption. By the author of China Witness: Voices From a Silent Generation.
 
The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream
Orman, Suze
From a popular financial guru who has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show comes a new no-nonsense guide to personal finance. By the author of The Road to Wealth.
 
Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul
Schultz, Howard / Gordon, Joanne
A follow-up to the best-selling Pour Your Heart Into It describes how the CEO of Starbucks gained new insights into leadership upon resuming his position eight years after stepping down, a comeback he accepted to restore the company’s performance and sustainability values.
 
Recovering a Lost River: Removing Dams, Rewilding Salmon, Revitalizing Communities
Hawley, Steven
In Recovering a Lost River, Hawley shows how river restoration, with dam removal as its centerpiece, is not only virtuous ecological practice but also a growing social and economic enterprise, stretching from Maine’s Kennebec to California’s Klamath, and ultimately, hopefully, to the Snake as well.
 
Skyjack: The Hunt for D. B. Cooper
Gray, Geoffrey
Describes the search for D. B. Cooper, a hijacker who mysteriously disappeared after parachuting from a plane with $200,000 in ransom money during a rainy night over Washington state.
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