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Last month we added over 2000 books to our inventory and over a third of it was Science Fiction and Fantasy. Our Sci-Fi section is now completely inventoried and searchable on www.janeaddamsbooks.com. Last month we saw many great titles come in adding to sections such as astrology (including some tarot sets), cookbooks, transportation, gardening, and science. Come check out what is new in your favorite sections.

Some of the standouts:

Did you know the average dinner from a chain restaurant costs nearly $35 a person and contains more than 1,200 calories? That's hard on your wallet and your waistline, and few people understand this better than the authors of Eat This, Not That! After years of helping consumers navigate America's daunting culinary landscape -- and literally thousands of weight-loss success stories -- Dave and Matt have finally turned their nutritional savvy to the place with the greatest impact -- your kitchen. The hundreds of recipes contained inside this book will help you and your loved ones eliminate body fat, get in shape, and lead fitter, happier lives. But make no mistake -- this is no rice-and-tofu cookbook. The genius of Cook This, Not That! is that it teaches you how to save hundreds -- sometimes thousands -- of calories by recreating America's most popular restaurant dishes, including Outback Steakhouse's Roasted Filet with Port Wine Sauce, Uno Chicago Grill's Individual Deep Dish Pizza, and Chili's Fire Grilled Chicken Fajita. Alongside this you'll find other priceless advice, such as: 
The 37 Ways to Cook a Chicken Breast, A Dozen 10-Minute Pasta Sauces, The Ultimate Sandwich Matrix, and other on-the-go cooking tips.
Scorecards that let you easily compare the nutritional quality of the carbohydrates, fats, and proteins that go into building every meal you eat. 
The truth about how seemingly healthy foods such as wheat bread, salmon, and low-fat snacks are secretly sabotaging your health.

by Mary Frosch
By turns touching and hilarious, Coming of Age in Americagathers together writers from fifteen different ethnic groups who, through their fiction, explore the terrain we all traverse as we come of age, no matter our race, ethnicity, gender, or class.
 
With over twenty short stories and fiction excerpts by noted authors such as Julia Alvarez and Frank Chin, Dorothy Allison and Adam Schwartz, Reginald McNight and Tobias Wolff,Coming of Age in America shows that our common experiences are more binding than our differences are divisive. Since its initial publication in 1994, Coming of Age in America has evolved from a groundbreaking collection of underrepresented voices into a timeless album of unforgettable literature. A wonderfully readable collection, this is a marvelous resource for those looking for stories that illustrate the convergence of cultural experience and literature.

by Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga

Set in the world created by Robert Kirkman, this standalone trilogy is fast-paced, action-packed storytelling about the lengths some men will go to survive. With new characters, new storylines and with the same in-depth character-based plotting that has made the television series such an immediate hit, this trilogy of novels is sure to be a hit with those who love zombies and those who have loved the TV series and comic books.

In the Walking Dead universe, there is no greater villain than The Governor. The despot who runs the walled-off town of Woodbury, he has his own sick sense of justice: whether it's forcing prisoners to battle zombies in an arena for the townspeople's amusement, or chopping off the appendages of those who cross him. The Governor was voted "Villain of the Year" by Wizard magazine the year he debuted, and his story arc was the most controversial in the history of the Walking Dead comic book series. Now, for the first time, fans of The Walking Dead will discover how The Governor became the man he is, and what drove him to such extremes.

by Denise Kiernan

The incredible story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U.S. history.

The Tennessee town of Oak Ridge was created from scratch in 1942. One of the Manhattan Project's secret cities, it didn't appear on any maps until 1949, and yet at the height of World War II it was using more electricity than New York City and was home to more than 75,000 people, many of them young women recruited from small towns across the South. Their jobs were shrouded in mystery, but they were buoyed by a sense of shared purpose, close friendships-and a surplus of handsome scientists and Army men!

But against this vibrant wartime backdrop, a darker story was unfolding. The penalty for talking about their work -- even the most innocuous details -- was job loss and eviction. One woman was recruited to spy on her coworkers. They all knew something big was happening at Oak Ridge, but few could piece together the true nature of their work until the bomb "Little Boy" was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan, and the secret was out. The shocking revelation: the residents of Oak Ridge were enriching uranium for the atomic bomb.

Though the young women originally believed they would leave Oak Ridge after the war, many met husbands there, made lifelong friends, and still call the seventy-year-old town home. The reverberations from their work there -- work they didn't fully understand at the time -- are still being felt today. In The Girls of Atomic City, Denise Kiernan traces the astonishing story of these unsung WWII workers through interviews with dozens of surviving women and other Oak Ridge residents. Like The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, this is history and science made fresh and vibrant -- a beautifully told, deeply researched story that unfolds in a suspenseful and exciting way.

by Ada Aubin, June Rifkin

The Complete Book of Astrology is a concise, easy-to-use guide that introduces and explores Sun Signs, as well as ascendants, planets, houses, aspects, transits, and other advanced concepts that educate and enlighten. With worksheets, useful resources, and a planet finder to quickly locate planetary positions, The Complete Book of Astrologyprovides the knowledge and tools for readers who want to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and those around them. An instructive and inspiring guidebook to the most widely practiced of the ancient arts.

by Margaret Cheney

Called a madman by some, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Tesla created astonishing, world-transforming devises that were virtually without theoretical precedent. Tesla not only discovered the rotating magnetic field, the basis of most alternating current machinery, but also introduced the fundamentals of robotry, computers, and missile science and helped pave the way for such technologies as satellites, microwaves, beam weapons, and nuclear fusion.

Almost supernaturally gifted, Tesla was also unusually erratic, flamboyant, and neurotic. He was J. P. Morgan's client, counted Mark Twain as a friend, and considered Thomas Edison an enemy. But above all, he was the hero and mentor to many of the last century's most famous scientists.

In a meticulously researched, engagingly written biography, Margaret Cheney presents the many different dimensions of this extraordinary man, capturing his human qualities and quirks as she chronicles a lifetime of discoveries that continue to alter our world.

by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

An unmissable milestone for fans of Sir Terry Pratchett: the first SF novel in over three decades in which the visionary inventor ofDiscworld has created a new universe of tantalizing possibilities -- a series of parallel "Earths" with doorways leading to adventure, intrigue, excitement, and an escape into the furthest reaches of the imagination.

The Long Earth, written with award-winning novelist Stephen Baxter, author of Stone SpringArk, and Floodwill, captivate science fiction fans of all stripes, readers of Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen, and anyone who enjoyed the Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman collaboration Good Omens.

The Long Earth is an adventure of the highest order -- and an unforgettable read.

by David Grann

A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon.

After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve "the greatest exploration mystery of the 20th century": What happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett & his quest for the Lost City of Z?

In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world's largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many scientists convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humans. But Fawcett, whose daring expeditions inspired Conan Doyle's The Lost World, had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions round the globe, Fawcett embarked with his 21-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization -- which he dubbed Z -- existed. Then his expedition vanished. Fawcett's fate, & the tantalizing clues he left behind about Z, became an obsession for hundreds who followed him into the uncharted wilderness. For decades scientists & adventurers have searched for evidence of Fawcett's party & the lost City of Z. Countless have perished, been captured by tribes or gone mad. As Grann delved ever deeper into the mystery surrounding Fawcett's quest, and the greater mystery of what lies within the Amazon, he found himself, like the generations who preceded him, being irresistibly drawn into the jungle's green hell. His quest for the truth and discoveries about Fawcett's fate and Z form the heart of this complexly enthralling narrative.

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Poetry Corner
Local poet Jim O'Brien reviews books of poetry and on poets that we have in stock!

Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks is an American Treasure. This chapbook, Beckonings, came after Brooks' initial success and was first published in 1975. She had left Harper & Row in favor of supporting fledgling black publishers. The 12 poems reflect her growing political awareness yet still reflect her immeasurable talent as a poet. Nothing is sacrificed to get the message through. This is an important piece for anyone's collection.
Donnie's Corner

Daddy showed me Star Wars for the first time and now I am hooked. Darth Vader is so awesome. Mommy has been reading me Star Wars stories and I always want to hear the ones about Darth Vader the most. She says when I get older she will introduce me to the Star Wars novels.

Here are some she suggested for my future:

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