May 2017 Local Authors
New and recent book releases by local authors
ALL ABOUT ADHD
Insights from world-renowned psychologist from Glen Ellyn
From renowned clinical psychologist Dr. Thomas W. Phelan, best known for his groundbreaking parenting guide 1-2-3 Magic, comes help for the estimated 20 million Americans who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and their families.
Newly updated with current research and treatment information, All About ADHD is a practical, supportive guide to the symptoms and diagnosis of the disorder as well as a critical appraisal of clinical and behavioral therapy options. With a primary focus on children and families, the book takes an approach that lay readers will find easy to follow, instructive and sensitive to their concerns.
The opening chapters help parents understand why some children struggle with social and behavioral rules that come easily to their peers. The book describes symptoms as well as nine indicators that predict the future of children with ADHD, with an emphasis on relationships at home, at school and at play. Using statistical and evidentiary data, Dr. Phelan walks parents though every step of the journey and equips them with the tools to help children succeed. There is guidance on specific treatments, including counseling, school intervention, behavior management, social skills training, therapy and medication.
A special section provides an overview of the manifestation of ADHD in adults. Dr. Phelan helps raise awareness of the challenges a diagnosis presents at work and in interpersonal relationships.
Comprehensive and reassuring, this book is an excellent resource for parents, teachers, pediatricians and mental health professionals.
by Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Oak Park
The tragic true-crime story of Italian immigrant Sabella Nitti, the first woman sentenced to hang in Chicago for the alleged 1923 murder of her husband. With no evidence, no witnesses and an all-male jury, Nitti was convicted for the “crime” of being poor — and ugly. A page-turning drama and thought-provoking look at gender, ethnicity and class in the American justice system.
MURDER STAGE LEFT
by Robert Goldsborough, Elmhurst
In the latest Nero Wolfe mystery, New York’s most reclusive private investigator is called on to solve the murder of a famed Broadway director, poisoned in the soundproof tech booth by an unseen culprit during a stage performance. This quick-read whodunit spotlights the diva, the ingénue, the handsome movie star and the surly stage manager as potential suspects.
TEEN WORLD CONFIDENTIAL
by Kim T. Cook, St. Charles
This practical, up-to-the minute guide offers parents tools to inspire honest conversations with adolescents about sex, identity, relationships and values. Information is presented in fast-paced five-minute reads that are medically accurate, non-judgmental, and often humorous. This is a confident starting place to open the door to empathetic communication during the teen years.
DICK SCALPS THE INJUNS
by George Larson (writing as Richard Avery), Sugar Grove
With tongue firmly in cheek, former special agent George Larson sends his alter-ego, intrepid adventurer Dick Avery, to India. Avery’s mission is to investigate the kidnapping of the U.S. ambassador’s daughter. Fact and fiction collide in this fast-paced tale of intrigue, betrayal and murder, with a good dose of comic irony mixed in.Edit Module