Summer 2022 Picks for Adults

45 Books Found

  • #PositiveStress: Convierte el estrés en tu aliado

    Un programa de 21 días para convertir el estrés en calma emocional y una vida más amorosa.

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  • Alegría

    A pesar de estar divorciado y haber perdido a sus padres, un hombre mayor y padre de dos hijos va en busca de la felicidad.

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  • Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

    In this Pulitzer Prize–winning memoir, Finnegan describes his experiences as a lifelong surfer, from his early years in Honolulu through his culturally sophisticated pursuits of perfect waves in some of the world's most exotic locales.

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  • Crude: A Memoir

    Drawing and color by Damien Roudeau | This book illustrates the struggles of a group of indigenous Ecuadoreans as they try to sue the ChevronTexaco company for damage their oil fields did to the Amazon and her people.

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  • The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

    Egan traces the scientific, historical, and ecological factors endangering the Great Lakes, discussing late 19th-century efforts to connect the lakes to the Atlantic, which unexpectedly introduced invasive species from the natural world.

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  • The Descendants: A Novel

    A descendant of royalty and one of the largest landowners in Hawaii, Matthew King struggles to deal with his out-of-control daughters—10-year-old Scottie and 17-year-old Alex—and his comatose wife, whom they are about to remove from life support.

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  • Dos copas y una noche

    La apasionante historia de amor entre Cristian y Lorena, quienes se encuentran por primera vez en el bar de un hotel bajo identidades falsas.

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  • The Dragonfly Sea: A Novel

    On the small island of Pate, off the coast of Kenya, lives a girl named Ayaana. Solitary and stubborn, Ayaana and her mother, Munira, are outcasts from the insular local society—and her kitten is her main companion.

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  • El arte de engañar al karma

    Catalina, actriz frustrada, nos hace reír y llorar con sus intentos por engañar el karma. Pero, ¿lo logrará?

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  • Hacer más con menos

    Una guía práctica para ayudar a los profesionales en general a gestionar sus negocios con menos recursos y mayores beneficios.

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  • Hokusai: A Graphic Biography

    Enter the world of Katsushika Hokusai, the enigmatic creator of Japanese art's all-time most iconic image.

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  • Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot

    A collection of essays taking aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement, arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women.

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  • In Waves

    A tale of love, heartbreak, and surfing from an important new voice in comics.

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  • The Island of Sea Women: A Novel

    Female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.

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  • La casa del placer

    Paul Gauguin, pintor francés, abandona su exitosa vida de banquero y se entrega con pasión a la pintura.

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  • Las tres preguntas

    Explora tres significativas preguntas para ayudarnos a descubrir el misterio de nuestra existencia.

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  • Let My People Go Surfing

    Chouinard—climber, businessman, environmentalist—shares tales of courage and persistence from his experience of founding and leading Patagonia, Inc. Full title: Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual.

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  • Life on the Rocks: Building a Future for Coral Reefs

    Coral reefs are a microcosm of our planet: wondrously diverse, deeply interconnected, and critically imperiled.

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  • Lunes sin carne

    Recetas y recomendaciones para preparar comidas saludables incluyendo más vegetales y consumiendo menos alimentos de origen animal. Título completo: Lunes sin carne: Consejos y recetas para cuidar de tu alimentación y del planeta.

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  • No hay vuelta atrás

    La exitosa filántropa y mujer de negocios comparte sus experiencias y lecciones de vida para ayudar a empoderar a las mujeres de todo el mundo. Título completo: No hay vuelta atrás: El poder de las mujeres para cambiar el mundo.

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  • The Octopus Museum: Poems

    This collection of bold and scathingly beautiful feminist poems imagines what comes after our current age of environmental destruction, racism, sexism, and divisive politics.

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  • Our History Is the Future

    A protest at the Standing Rock reservation against construction of an oil pipeline becomes the century's largest Indigenous protest movement. Full title: Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance.

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  • The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier

    Too big to police, and with no clear international authority over them, the oceans have become the setting for rampant criminality—from human trafficking and slavery to environmental crimes and piracy.

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  • Palaces for the People

    Klinenberg explores how democratic societies rely not only on shared values but also on shared "social infrastructure." Full title: Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life.

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  • Saint X: A Novel

    A haunting portrait of grief, obsession, and the bond between two sisters never truly given the chance to know one another.

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  • Salvage the Bones: A Novel

    Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina.

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  • The Sea Around Us

    This classic work remains as fresh today as when it first appeared in 1951. Carson's writing teems with stunning, memorable images.

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  • Sea Change: Poems

    A collection that considers the point at which civilization becomes unsustainable in the face of disparities between beauty, damage, and the lack of guarantees for the future.

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  • The Sea Inside

    Navigating between human and natural history and between science and myth, The Sea Inside chronicles Hoare's journey through the oceans to rediscover the sea and its islands, birds, and beasts, and to seek encounters with animals and people.

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  • Sea of Strangers: Poetry & Prose

    Sea of Strangers invites you to go beyond love and loss to explore themes of self-discovery and empowerment as you navigate your way around the human heart.

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  • Shark Dialogues: A Novel

    An epic saga of seven generations of one family encompasses the tumultuous history of Hawaii as a Hawaiian woman gathers her four granddaughters together in an erotic tale of villains and dreamers, queens and revolutionaries, lepers and healers.

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  • Sharks in the Time of Saviors: A Novel

    A groundbreaking debut novel that folds the legends of Hawaiian gods into an engrossing family saga—a story of exile and the pursuit of salvation.

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  • Solo tres citas... y una mentira

    Nadia no piensa igual que su mejor amiga, y no está interesada en encontrar pareja, hasta que sucede algo inesperado.

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  • The Soul of an Octopus

    Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus—a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature—and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. Full title: The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness.

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  • Spineless

    A former ocean biologist investigates jellyfish and what their physiologies can teach us about engineering and environmental stability. Full title: Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone.

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  • Tapping the Source

    Ike Tucker, desperately searching for his sister Ellen, who has disappeared, finds himself attracted to the same tough trio of surfers who appear to be responsible for his sister's disappearance.

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  • Under the Wave at Waimea: A Novel

    An atmospheric novel following a big-wave surfer as he confronts aging, privilege, mortality, and whose lives we choose to remember.

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  • The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

    Like An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring before it, The Uninhabitable Earth is both a meditation on the devastation we have brought upon ourselves and an impassioned call to action.

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  • The Water Dancer: A Novel

    Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn't understand, a blue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away.

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  • The Water Will Come

    An acclaimed journalist uses fact, science and on-the-ground reporting to provide an account of the coming new age of great flooding due to rapidly rising sea levels. Full title: The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World.

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  • The Wave: In Pursuit of Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean

    Casey traces the recent discovery of physics-defying ocean waves at heights previously thought impossible, describing the efforts of scientists to understand the phenomenon, the pursuits of extreme surfers to ride these waves, and the destructive capabilities of tsunamis.

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  • Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River

    Owen presents an account of where America's water comes from and where it goes, examining the complicated human-made ecosystem of waterways, reservoirs, power plants, fracking sites, and farms that contribute to water shortages in the West.

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  • Why Fish Don't Exist

    David Starr Jordan was a taxonomist, obsessed with bringing order to the natural world. In time, he would be credited with discovering nearly a fifth of the fish known to humans in his day. Full title: Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life.

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  • Why We Swim

    Tsui looks at our love affair with the water, from evolution to mythology, from survival and well-being, from community swim clubs to competitive races, and she goes around the world to explore its significance in many cultures.

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  • Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers: A Novel

    Lovey Nariyoshi, a young girl growing up in Hilo, Hawaii, faces a world that's divided between East and West.

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