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There Is Only Us

The eight stories of speculative fiction in There Is Only Us explore themes of loneliness, connectedness, and selfhood. Each one is an act of intimacy—an altered world shown through the lens of a close relationship.

Heart Berries

Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder, Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma.

This All Come Back Now: An Anthology of First Nations Speculative Fiction

The first-ever anthology of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander speculative fiction - written, curated, edited and designed by blackfellas, for blackfellas and about blackfellas. In these stories, ‘this all come back': all those things that have been taken from us, that we collectively mourn the loss of, or attempt to recover and revive, as well as those that we thought we'd gotten rid of, that are always returning to haunt and hound us.

Chatter : The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It

An award-winning psychologist reveals the hidden power of our inner voice and shows how to harness it to combat anxiety, improve physical and mental health, and deepen our relationships with others.

Revolution in Development: Mexico and the governance of the global economy

Drawing on extensive archival research in Mexico, the United States, and Great Britain, Christy Thornton meticulously traces how Mexican officials repeatedly rallied Third World leaders to campaign for representation in global organizations and redistribution through multilateral institutions.

We Got By: A Black Family's Journey in the Heartland

Spanning four generations and assessing the legacies of traumatic events (arrests, murders, suicide) that are inextricable from the racial dynamics of the small community his family called home, this gripping memoir is a heartfelt, clear-eyed, and rare chronicle of Black life in the rural Midwest


What is an eBook?

An eBook is an electronic book, that is, a book you can read on a computer or similar electronic device. 

Can I access eBooks for free?

As an American River College student, you can access hundreds of thousands of eBooks for free in the library's databases.

How can I find an eBook?

You can find eBooks using OneSearch (the library's catalog) or in a database that contains eBooks, including EBSCO eBook Collection, ProQuest eBook Central, JSTOR, and Very Short Introductions. 

What is this guide for?

This guide provides instructions on finding and accessing eBooks on a computer, tablet, or mobile device. 

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