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Making It All Right: a Novel

May Dixon has never met a problem she couldn't solve—signs of her "tinkering" are all over her late-1940s Indiana farm—but she never thought she'd be inventing a whole new kind of family. Faced with losing her husband, May pulls herself together and comes up with a plan. People think it's crazy to shell peas with a clothes-wringer, too, she tells herself. But it works.

Making It All Right: a Novel

Denise Breeden-Ost
Breeden

May Dixon has never met a problem she couldn't solve—signs of her "tinkering" are all over her late-1940s Indiana farm—but she never thought she'd be inventing a whole new kind of family. Faced with losing her husband, May pulls herself together and comes up with a plan. People think it's crazy to shell peas with a clothes-wringer, too, she tells herself. But it works. Alive with the sensory detail of a mid-century farm household, from the golden glow of home-canned peaches to the sweat of the tobacco harvest, this evocative novel explores complex truths of family, friendship, community and the past. "Making It All Right" is a story of what can—and can't—be accomplished with ingenuity, determination, and love.


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Minister's Daughter: One Life, Many Lives

Charlotte Zietlow and a motley crew of outsiders, tyros, activists, dreamers, and problem-solvers took over city hall in Bloomington, Indiana in 1971 and the town has never been the same. A woman who frankly proclaims never to have planned her life, Charlotte has led many lives, serving as the Bloomington city council's first female president as well as becoming the first female president of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners. She has started and run her own business, Goods, Inc., a kitchen and culinary retailer.

Minister's Daughter: One Life, Many Lives

Charlotte Zietlow
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Charlotte Zietlow and a motley crew of outsiders, tyros, activists, dreamers, and problem-solvers took over city hall in Bloomington, Indiana in 1971 and the town has never been the same. A woman who frankly proclaims never to have planned her life, Charlotte has led many lives, serving as the Bloomington city council's first female president as well as becoming the first female president of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners. She has started and run her own business, Goods, Inc., a kitchen and culinary retailer. She has held important positions for the regional Planned Parenthood office, the United Way of Monroe County, and Middle Way House, a resource for people who have experienced domestic abuse. Her story reflects the growing influence of women in American public life over the last half century.


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Soldier Girls : the Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

Describes the experiences of three women soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq to reveal how their military service has affected their friendship, personal lives and families, detailing the realities of their work on bases and in war zones and how their choices and losses shaped their perspectives.

Soldier Girls : the Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

Helen Thorpe
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Describes the experiences of three women soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq to reveal how their military service has affected their friendship, personal lives and families, detailing the realities of their work on bases and in war zones and how their choices and losses shaped their perspectives.


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Essential Art Deco

Provides examples of design elements you can bring in with just a few picture frames, furniture pieces, mirrors, and gold paint. 

Essential Art Deco

Ghislaine Wood
709.04 Woo

Provides examples of design elements you can bring in with just a few picture frames, furniture pieces, mirrors, and gold paint. 


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Queer X Design : 50 Years of Signs, Symbols, Banners, Logos, and Graphic Art of LGBTQ

Iconic shapes, poster art, and colorful designs are review here for this community's long history of pride and activism. 

Queer X Design : 50 Years of Signs, Symbols, Banners, Logos, and Graphic Art of LGBTQ

Andrew Campbell
745.4 Cam

Iconic shapes, poster art, and colorful designs are review here for this community's long history of pride and activism. 


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Islamic Art and Culture: a Visual History

Visual history like this works well oversized to immerse yourself in over 1,200 years of history, giving you ideas for new shapes, styles, and inspiration pieces. 

Islamic Art and Culture: a Visual History

Nasser D. Khalili
709.1767 Kha

Visual history like this works well oversized to immerse yourself in over 1,200 years of history, giving you ideas for new shapes, styles, and inspiration pieces. 


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Green Interior Design

The author cites her muses - her Cherokee ancestry, her childhood poverty, and those who grew up in the Great Depression - and reminds us that it is the planet itself that motivates her to think practically, slowly, and purposefully with design work. The book provides a product checklist for energy usage and building materials. Also makes easy a plan to review where the furniture, paints, and fabrics were produced and explains certification standards, which might open your home to potential buyers with similar interests. 

Green Interior Design

Lori Dennis
747 Den

The author cites her muses - her Cherokee ancestry, her childhood poverty, and those who grew up in the Great Depression - and reminds us that it is the planet itself that motivates her to think practically, slowly, and purposefully with design work. The book provides a product checklist for energy usage and building materials. Also makes easy a plan to review where the furniture, paints, and fabrics were produced and explains certification standards, which might open your home to potential buyers with similar interests. 


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Biophilia: You + Nature + Home

The subtitle - A handbook for bringing the natural world into your life - I'm pretty sure doesn't include snow, right? There is not particular angle or fad with this design approach. It reviews moments in time according to natural light and body rhythms for high alertness, best coordination, and even fastest reaction time and explains how to arrange work and rest spaces to accommodate nature to reduce stress and strive for symmetry. 

Biophilia: You + Nature + Home

Sally Coulthard
- Design by Helen Bratby
747 Cou

The subtitle - A handbook for bringing the natural world into your life - I'm pretty sure doesn't include snow, right? There is not particular angle or fad with this design approach. It reviews moments in time according to natural light and body rhythms for high alertness, best coordination, and even fastest reaction time and explains how to arrange work and rest spaces to accommodate nature to reduce stress and strive for symmetry. 


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Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures

Feeling claustrophobic? Like the thought of setting up your roommate with up a tree? This book inspires with very small "get-a-way" spaces you can put in the backyard or on wheels. These lofts or study rooms provide shelter and quiet - some large enough for sleeping quarters - and will get you looking at your back and side yards with new ideas. 

Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures

Derek Diedricksen
690.89 Die

Feeling claustrophobic? Like the thought of setting up your roommate with up a tree? This book inspires with very small "get-a-way" spaces you can put in the backyard or on wheels. These lofts or study rooms provide shelter and quiet - some large enough for sleeping quarters - and will get you looking at your back and side yards with new ideas. 


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1000 Ideas for Color Schemes: The Ultimate Guide to Making Colors Work

The layout of this book will help you easily land on the fabric colors, layers, textures, and shades you lean to, naturally, for modern, minimalist, or the woody interior - all of it will throw a spark into your plans for something fresh, keeping you productive. 

1000 Ideas for Color Schemes: The Ultimate Guide to Making Colors Work

Jennifer Ott
701.85 Ott

The layout of this book will help you easily land on the fabric colors, layers, textures, and shades you lean to, naturally, for modern, minimalist, or the woody interior - all of it will throw a spark into your plans for something fresh, keeping you productive. 


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