Library Column: New Grownup Non-Fiction – The Vicksburg Put up

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County’s Local History Librarian – Vicksburg Public Library.

This week we’re introducing books from our New Adult Non-Fiction Collection.

We have five new books from the NOLO Legal Guides series. First is “Nolo’s Essential Guide to Divorce ” by lawyer Emily Doskow. The author uses compassion and her expertise to explain how to make a divorce less painful, with tips on how to understand the divorce process, work with lawyers or mediators without breaking the bank, minimize everyday conflicts with your spouse, and so on to stay calm so that you can make good decisions. In addition, Doskow explains your legal rights and options in the areas of child maintenance and custody, maintenance, asset allocation and the drafting of a marriage contract.

Second, we have “Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Keep Your Ownership and Pay Back Your Debts Over Time “ by attorney Cara O’Neill. The author explains what Chapter 13 debt solutions are not available in Chapter 7. You are paying into a repayment plan, but your money will be used for major debts – that is, your mortgage, car loan, maintenance obligations, and taxes. She also explains other features in Chapter 13 that allow applicants to keep all of their property, avoid foreclosures and vehicle seizures, pay fair market value for a car, and stop lawsuits, garnishments, and bank levies.

Next there is “Nolo tenant rights ” by lawyers Janet Portman and Ann O’Connell. We’ve all been there … The landlord ignored your repair requests. Your roommates are late again with their rent. Your upstairs neighbor is partying all night. Your landlord refuses to return your deposit. How do you deal with that? This book will help you find legal ways to terminate and leave a rental agreement, sublet your apartment, deal with unwanted interference from the landlord, resolve a dispute with your roommate, collect your full bail when you move out, and discrimination or retaliation to fight.

Finally we have “Legal guide for every landlord and Legal guide for every tenant “ by Marcia Stewart and lawyers Janet Portman and Ann O’Connell. “Legal advice for every landlord “ helps you keep up with the law and make money as a rental company. It offers help with legal, financial and everyday questions from moving in to moving out. There is advice on how to review and select tenants, how to prepare leases and leases, how to avoid discrimination, invasion of privacy, personal injury, and other legal proceedings. You will also learn how to terminate a tenancy for non-payment of rent or other rental violations, how to prevent tenants from renting their apartment on Airbnb, and how to deal with pests, mold, and lead hazards. “Legal guide for every tenant ” gives you legal and practical information to find a good rental company and a good landlord. You will learn about your rights in relation to pets, guests, deposits and privacy. You will also learn how to enforce repairs and, if necessary, use rent withheld or repair-and-discount, avoid disputes with roommates about rent, deposits, guests and noise. There is also advice on how to combat illegal discrimination, retaliation, or sexual harassment, go through state and local rental control laws, break your lease with minimal liability, and get your security deposit back on time.

We have three new titles in the “Big ideas simply explained “ Series from DK Publishing. “The medicine book “ tries to answer the layman questions like: How are diseases diagnosed? What is cancer Why are some pandemics so deadly? Written in plain English, this book cuts through medical jargon to provide witty explanations of the major milestones in medical history. It also provides step-by-step diagrams and illustrations that explain difficult concepts.

“The Islam Book” answers questions such as: Who was the Prophet Muhammad? Why do Muslims fast in Ramadan? What does the Koran say? What do Muslims believe and how is Islam practiced today? This book introduces the main beliefs of the faith and explores its many facets, including its contributions to science, literature, art and architecture over the centuries. This book is also written in plain English with diagrams and illustrations to bring the text to life.

“The book of mythology” explores myths from every continent and every major epoch of history, from ancient Egypt to the Celts, and from the Maya of Mexico and Central America to the Aboriginal Australians and Maori of New Zealand. Explore the creation stories of the great cultures of the world, let yourself be carried away by the classic heroic tales such as the legend of King Arthur or the adventures of the Monkey King or shed a tear over heartbreaking tragedies such as the devastating story of Orpheus andus Eurydice. This book, divided into seven sections, is also written in simple terms and contains graphics and feature boxes that summarize the sources, locations and key characters, as well as the main points of the plot and put the stories in historical context.

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