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The anxious generation : how the great rewiring of childhood is causing an epidemic of mental illness

The anxious generation : how the great rewiring of childhood is causing an epidemic of mental illness

Haidt, Jonathan, author
2024

After more than a decade of stability or improvement, the mental health of adolescents plunged in the early 2010s. Rates of depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicide rose sharply, more than doubling on most measures. Why? In The Anxious Generation, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt lays out the facts about the epidemic of teen mental illness that hit many countries at the same time. He then investigates the nature of childhood, including why children need play and independent exploration to mature into competent, thriving adults. Haidt shows how the "play-based childhood" began to decline in the 1980s, and how it was finally wiped out by the arrival of the "phone-based childhood" in the early 2010s. He presents more than a dozen mechanisms by which this "great rewiring of childhood" has interfered with children's social and neurological development, covering everything from sleep deprivation to attention fragmentation, addiction, loneliness, social contagion, social comparison, and perfectionism.

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A court of thorns and roses

A court of thorns and roses

Maas, Sarah J., author
2020

Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from stories, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin, a High Lord of the faeries. As her feelings toward him transform from hostility to a firey passion, the threats against the faerie lands grow. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose Tamlin forever.

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First lie wins

First lie wins

Elston, Ashley, author
2024

The identity comes first: Evie Porter. Once she's given a name and location by her mysterious boss Mr. Smith, she learns everything there is to know about the town and the people in it. Then the mark: Ryan Sumner. The last piece of the puzzle is the job. Evie can't make any mistakes - especially after what happened last time. Evie Porter must stay one step ahead of her past while making sure there's still a future in front of her. The stakes couldn't be higher - but then, Evie has always liked a challenge.

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Funny Story

Funny Story

Henry, Emily
2024


The Grey Wolf A Novel.

The Grey Wolf A Novel.

Penny, Louise.
2024

Details to follow. Residence: Montreal, QC.

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The Heaven & Earth grocery store

The Heaven & Earth grocery store

McBride, James, 1957- author
2023

In 1972, when workers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, were digging the foundations for a new development, the last thing they expected to find was a skeleton at the bottom of a well. Who the skeleton was and how it got there were two of the long-held secrets kept by the residents of Chicken Hill, the dilapidated neighborhood where immigrant Jews and African Americans lived side by side and shared ambitions and sorrows.

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The housemaid is watching

The housemaid is watching

McFadden, Freida, author
2024

Even though I'm wary of our new neighbour Mrs. Lowell, when she invites us over for dinner it's our chance to make friends. Her maid opens the door wearing a white apron, her hair in a tight bun. Her cold stare gives me chills. The Lowells' maid isn't the only strange thing on our street. I'm sure I see a shadowy figure watching us. My husband leaves the house late at night. And when I meet a woman who lives across the way, her words chill me to the bone, "Be careful of your neighbours." I thought I'd left my darkest secrets behind. But could this quiet suburban street be the most dangerous place of all?

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Icebreaker : a novel

Icebreaker : a novel

Grace, Hannah, author
2022

Anastasia Allen has worked her entire life for a shot at Team USA. A competitive figure skater since she was five years old, a full college scholarship thanks to her place on the Maple Hills skating team, and a schedule that would make even the most driven person weep, Stassie comes to win. No exceptions. Nathan Hawkins has never had a problem he couldn't solve. As captain of the Maple Hills Titans, he knows the responsibility of keeping the hockey team on the ice rests on his shoulders. When a misunderstanding results in the two teams sharing a rink, and Anastasia's partner gets hurt in the aftermath, Nate finds himself swapping his stick for tights, and one scary coach for an even scarier one. The pair find themselves stuck together in more ways than one, but it's fine, because Anastasia doesn't even like hockey players...right?

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The idea of you

The idea of you

Lee, Robinne, 1974- author
2017

"Solène Marchand, the thirty-nine-year-old owner of an art gallery in Los Angeles, is reluctant to take her daughter, Isabelle, to meet her favorite boy band. But since her divorce, she's more eager than ever to be close to Isabelle. The last thing Solène expects is to make a connection with one of the members of the world-famous August Moon. But Hayes Campbell is clever, winning, confident, and posh, and the attraction is immediate. That he is all of twenty years old further complicates things. What begins as a series of clandestine trysts quickly evolves into a passionate and genuine relationship. It is a journey that spans continents as Solène and Hayes navigate each other's worlds: from stadium tours to international art fairs to secluded hideaways in Paris and Miami. For Solène, it is a reclaiming of self, as well as a rediscovery of happiness and love. When Solène and Hayes' romance becomes a viral sensation, and both she and her daughter become the target of rabid fans and an insatiable media, Solène must face how her romantic life has impacted the lives of those she cares about most"-- Provided by publisher.

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Just for the summer

Just for the summer

Jimenez, Abby, author
2024

Justin has a curse, and thanks to a Reddit thread, it's now all over the internet. Every woman he dates goes on to find their soul mate the second they break up. When a woman slides into his DMs with the same problem, they come up with a plan: they'll date each other and break up. Their curses will cancel each other's out, and they'll both go on to find the love of their lives. It's a bonkers idea - and it just might work. But what if this time Fate has actually brought the perfect pair together?

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The lost book of herbal remedies : the healing power of plant medicine

The lost book of herbal remedies : the healing power of plant medicine

Apelian, Nicole, author.
2020

This unique book is written by Dr. Nicole Apelian, an herbalist with over 20 years of experience working with plants and Claude Davis, a wild west expert passionate about the lost remedies and wild edibles that kept previous generations alive. The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies has color pictures of over 181 healing plants, lichens, and mushrooms of North America (2-4 pictures/plant for easy identification). Inside, you'll also discover over 550+ powerful natural remedies made from them for every one of your daily needs. Many of these remedies were used by our forefathers for hundreds of years while others come from Dr. Nicole's extensive natural practice. This book was made for people with no prior plant knowledge who are looking for alternative ways to help themselves or their families.

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The lost bookshop

The lost bookshop

Woods, Evie, author
2023

On a quiet street in Dublin, a lost bookshop is waiting to be found... For too long, Opaline, Martha and Henry have been the side characters in their own lives. But when a vanishing bookshop casts its spell, these three unsuspecting strangers will discover that their own stories are every bit as extraordinary as the ones found in the pages of their beloved books. And by unlocking the secrets of the shelves, they find themselves transported to a world of wonder... where nothing is as it seems.

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Mind games

Mind games

Roberts, Nora, author
2024

Twelve-year-old Thea and her grandmother Lucy both awaken from the same nightmare. And though the two have never discussed the special kind of sight they share, they know something terrible has happened. Thanks to Thea's vision, their parents' killer will spend his life in supermax. But that ability to see into minds and souls still lurks within her - because the inmate who shattered her childhood has the same ability. Thea can hear his twisted thoughts and witness his evil acts from miles away. A long, silent battle will be waged between them - and eventually bring them face to face, and head to head.

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One Perfect Couple

One Perfect Couple

Ware, Ruth.

Lyla and her boyfriend, Nico join the cast of a new reality TV show, The Perfect Couple. Lyla and Nico are whisked off to Ever After Island, where the two of them will compete against four other couples in order to win a cash prize. Not long after they arrive on the deserted island, things start going wrong. Cut off from the mainland by miles of ocean and unable to reach the boat and crew that brought them there, the group must band together for survival. Then, one by one, contestants start to die. Lyla suddenly realizes she and Nico are trapped on the island with a murderer on the loose - and nowhere to hide. Print run 75,000.

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The paradise problem

The paradise problem

Lauren, Christina, author
2024

Anna Green thought she was marrying Liam "West" Weston for access to subsidized family housing while at UCLA. Three years later, Anna is a starving artist living paycheck to paycheck while West is a Stanford professor. Due to an antiquated clause in his grandfather's will, Liam won't see a penny of his inheritance until he's been happily married for five years. Just when Liam thinks he's in the home stretch, pressure mounts from his family to see this mysterious spouse. Liam will have to ask himself if the price tag on his flimsy cover story is worth losing true love that sprouted from a lie.

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Southern man

Southern man

Iles, Greg, author
2024

"In Southern Man, Greg Iles returns to the riveting style and historic depth that made the Natchez Burning trilogy a searing masterpiece and hurls the narrative fifteen years forward into our current moment—where America itself teeters on the brink of anarchy" - Amazon.ca

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The women

The women

Hannah, Kristin, author
2024

"Women can be heroes." When twenty-year-old nursing student Frances "Frankie" McGrath hears these unexpected words, it is a revelation. Raised on idyllic Coronado Island and sheltered by her conservative parents, she has always prided herself on doing the right thing, being a good girl. But in 1965 the world is changing, and she suddenly imagines a different choice for her life. When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, she impulsively joins the Army Nurse Corps and follows his path. As green and inexperienced as the men sent to Vietnam to fight, Frankie is overwhelmed by the chaos and destruction of war, as well as the unexpected trauma of coming home to a changed and politically divided America.

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