August 2018 New Releases

August Adult PicksIt feels like summer just started, but somehow it’s already August. At least we have these new book releases to look forward to!

a1The Bucket List by Georgia Clark – out 8/7
A young woman with a bustling life discovers she carries the gene for breast cancer and decides to tick off items on a “boob bucket list” before a double mastectomy.

a2Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America by Beth Macy – out 8/7
In a book that includes deeply human and unforgettable portraits of the families and first responders affected, the author takes readers into the epicenter of its America’s more than 20-year struggle with opioid addiction.

a3Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O’Brien – out 8/7
An award-winning journalist traces the lesser-known story of five women, including Amelia Earhart, who successfully fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s.

a4Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World by Maryanne Wolf – out 8/7
A lively, ambitious, and deeply informative epistolary book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.

a5A River of Stars by Vanessa Hua – out 8/14
Betrayed by the boss who is also the father of her unborn child, an undocumented Chinese factory worker is forced to flee and reinvent herself in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the desperate hopes of securing American citizenship for her baby.

a6A Girl’s Guide to Missiles: Growing Up in America’s Secret Desert by Karen Piper – out 8/14
A young woman who came of age with missiles presents a surreal and honest look at growing up on the China Lake missile range in the Mojave Desert, one of the most secretive weapons installations on Earth.

a7Fast or Slow: Delicious Meals for Slow Cookers, Pressure Cookers, or Multi Cookers by Better Homes and Gardens – out 8/21
The iconic cooking brand provides delicious recipes that can be made in either the Crock-Pot, pressure cooker or the Instant Pot, with instructions for both slow-cooking and quick-prep meals.

a8Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear by Kim Brooks – out 8/21
A full-length memoir based on the author’s viral essay recounts a harrowing family event and how it reflected changes in beliefs and heightened fears that have transformed parenting in the course of a single generation.

a9Vox by Christina Dalcher – out 8/21
Marginalized in a near-future America where the government limits women to no more than one hundred spoken words daily before outlawing women’s education and employment altogether, a former doctor resolves to be heard for the sake of her daughter.

a10Lonely Planet Epic Hikes of the World by Lonely Planet Publications – out 8/21
With stories of 50 incredible hiking routes in 30 countries, from New Zealand to Peru, plus a further 150 suggestions, Lonely Planet’s Epic Hikes of the World will inspire a lifetime of adventure on foot. From one-day jaunts and urban trails to month-long thru-hikes, cultural rambles and mountain expeditions, each journey featured is truly epic.