New Non-fiction Spring/Summer 2020

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The age of fentanyl : ending the opioid epidemic

The age of fentanyl : ending the opioid epidemic

Ramin, Brodie, 1982- author
2020

"Is there a way to end North America's opioid epidemic? North America is facing a crisis. The first warning signs appeared in media reports of OxyContin abuse and over-prescription in the 1990s. Today, there is an opioid epidemic-- fentanyl is the leading cause of overdose death in North America. From his perspective as an addiction physician working on the front lines of the epidemic, Dr. Brodie Ramin discusses the disease and the cure. Looking beyond the obstacles, The Age of Fentanyl brings the hopeful message that just as patients and health care workers rallied together to fight the HIV epidemic one generation ago, a coalition of patients, advocates, scientists, doctors, and nurses are finding solutions and making plans to stem the overdose deaths, block the spread of fentanyl, and end the epidemic."-- Provided by publisher.

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How to be British : a cartoon celebration

How to be British : a cartoon celebration

Benson, Timothy S., author, editor
2019




Natural remedies for women's health : heal yourself with 100 recipes for every phase of your life

Natural remedies for women's health : heal yourself with 100 recipes for every phase of your life

Green, Fern, author
2020

Food stylist Fern Green brings you plant-based solutions to everyday ailments, harnessing the power of the organic world to keep you well. Try an Anxiety Relief Smoothie, a Hot Flush Tincture or a Shiny Hair Tonic - all made in your own home with healing herbs and natural ingredients and none of the side effects that come with pharmaceutical remedies. Discover teas, tonics, smoothies, tinctures and salves to rebalance and restore your body naturally. Learn how to support your body through menstruation, perimenopause and menopause; and to manage stress, anxiety and your skin health.

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Overdose : heartbreak and hope in Canada's opioid crisis

Overdose : heartbreak and hope in Canada's opioid crisis

Perrin, Benjamin, author
2020

An astonishing and powerful look at the ongoing opioid health crisis--the only book of its kind in Canada. The word 'Fentanyl' only recently entered common usage, and yet it has become a looming presence in news reports and conversations across Canada. It is an opioid more powerful and pervasive--and deadly--than any previous street drug. Consider that in 2003, the SARS epidemic killed 44 people in Canada and launched a massive mobilization of public funds and resources to contain the outbreak. Over 100 times that number have been killed between 2016 and 2017 during the opioid crisis in Canada. The victims are many, and as we learn here, not only who we might expect. They are our neighbours: professionals, students, parents, and even health care workers. Benjamin Perrin, a law and policy expert in Vancouver, BC--ground zero for the crisis--shines a light in this darkest of corners. Why do people use Fentanyl, where does it come from, and why can't we stop it? These questions, and many others being asked by all Canadians, are answered here in this urgent and humane look at the worst health crisis in recent history."-- Provided by publisher.

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Radical acts of love : how we find hope at the end of life

Radical acts of love : how we find hope at the end of life

Brown, Janie (Nurse), author
2020

In this profound and moving book, oncology nurse Janie Brown recounts twenty conversations she has had with the dying, including people close to her. Each conversation uncovers a different perspective on, and experience of death, while at the same time exploring its universalities. Brown shows practical ways to facilitate the shift from feeling helpless about death to feeling hopeful; from fear to acceptance; from feeling disconnected and alone, to becoming part of the wider, collective story of our mortality.

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Reclaiming our students : why children are more anxious, aggressive, and shut down than ever - and what we can do about it

Reclaiming our students : why children are more anxious, aggressive, and shut down than ever - and what we can do about it

Beach, Hannah, author
2020

Children are more anxious, aggressive, and shut down than ever. Hannah Beach and Tamara Neufeld Strijack provide a thoughtful guide to restoring the student-teacher relationship and creating the conditions for change. This book arms teachers with strategies to reassert their leadership role and build emotional safety in the classroom. Includes special considerations and information for parents, principals, counsellors, and home educators for building safety and support in the learning environment.

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Rooted, resilient, and ready : empowering teen girls as they grow

Rooted, resilient, and ready : empowering teen girls as they grow

Sealey, Lindsay, author
2020

Explore how today's teen girl assembles her identity through the interweaving of genetics, family, and friends, and the masks she may feel she needs to wear to be accepted. The book counters the negative cultural messages and guides parents through Lindsay Sealey's three-part approach to a happier, healthier teen: food, fitness, fun. This book gives parents the tools to prepare their daughters to step into their power and potential, choosing progress over perfection, security over uncertainty, happiness over self-pity, and authenticity over conformity.

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Show me the honey : adventures of an accidental apiarist

Show me the honey : adventures of an accidental apiarist

Doroghy, Dave, author
2020

When Dave Doroghy's sister gave him 15,000 honeybees as a Christmas gift, he spent the next two years learning everything he needed to know to keep that beehive alive and well. He recounts his often tension-filled misadventures in beekeeping with self-deprecating humour and lightheartedness. Sharing the joy, the surprises, and the less-acknowledged financial sting of keeping bees. Above all, he relishes in the details of keeping a hive and getting to know the fascinating little creatures that inhabit those mysterious wooden boxes.

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Still : a memoir of love, loss, and motherhood

Still : a memoir of love, loss, and motherhood

Hansen, Emma, 1990- author
2020

Emma Hansen is 39 weeks and 6 days pregnant when she feels her baby go quiet inside of her. At the hospital, her worst fears are confirmed: doctors explain that her baby has died, and she will need to deliver him, still. Emma shares what comes next: a struggle with grief and confusion alongside a desire to better understand stillbirth, which is experienced by more than two million women. At once honest, brave, and uplifting, this is about one woman's search for her own definition of motherhood, even as she faces one of life's greatest challenges: learning to live after loss.

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What to expect when you're expecting

What to expect when you're expecting

Murkoff, Heidi Eisenberg, author
2016