The tiger's wife: a novel by Téa Obreht — Natalia, a young doctor, arrives in a Balkan country on a mission of mercy. By the time she and her lifelong friend Zóra begin to inoculate the children there, she feels age-old superstitions and secrets gathering everywhere around her. But Natalia is also confronting a private mystery of her own: the inexplicable circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather's recent death. After telling her grandmother that he was on his way to meet Natalia, he instead set off for a ramshackle settlement none of their family had ever heard of and died there alone. Why he left home becomes a riddle Natalia is compelled to unravel. Searching for clues, she turns to the stories he told her when she was a child. But the most extraordinary story of all is the one her grandfather never told her, the one Natalia must discover for herself. One winter during the Second World War, his childhood village was snowbound, cut off even from the encroaching German invaders but haunted by another, fierce presence: a tiger who comes ever closer under cover of darkness. "These stories," Natalia comes to understand, "run like secret rivers through all the other stories" of her grandfather's life. And it is ultimately within these rich, luminous narratives that she will find the answer she is looking for.
- Saturday, May 11
- Saturday, May 25
From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by written and illustrated by E. L. Konigsburg (1968 Newbury Award)
The view from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg (1997 Newbury Award)
The language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber
Food connects the author to the two cultures of her childhood –American and Jordanian
Hallelujah! the welcome table [electronic resource] by Maya Angelou
Memories and recipes—from her childhood in Arkansas and her world travel.
Rosemary and bitter oranges: growing up in a Tuscan kitchen by Patrizia Chen
Recollections of a youth spent in the Tuscan seaside town of Livomo.
My life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme
Child's experiences in Paris and Marseille led her to create a food revolution in America.
A culinary traveller in Tuscany: exploring & eating off the beaten track by Beth Elon
Ten itineraries down the back roads of Tuscany end in memorable meals.
Beyond pollution [videodisc] by directed by Barker White — Examines the economic impact and health effects that the disastrous BP oil spill will have on local communities both immediately and long term.
Climate of doubt [videodisc]: the politics of global warming by written by John Hockenberry, Catherine Upin ; directed by Catherine Upin — An examination of the shift in political attitudes towards global warming in the United States.
Collapse [videodisc] — The economic predictions of investigative journalist Michael Ruppert regarding the possible global financial meltdown and major social change that could result if oil dependence continues unabated.
Our guest authors include:
- Diana Barnes Patillo, children's
- Gordon Briley, children's
- Leis Dauzet-Miller, history
- Jody Lamb, tween
- Stephanie Neilan, children's
- Elaine Pereira, nonfiction
- Linda Svacha, inspirational
- Angil Tarach-Ritchey, nonfiction
- Ed Wendover, mystery
- Sean Williams, children's
- Kris Yankee, tween/teen
America's neighborhood bats by Merlin D. Tuttle
The bat house builder's handbook by Merlin D. Tuttle, Mark Kiser, Selena Kiser
Bats by M. Brock Fenton
Wildlife heroes: 40 leading conservationists and the animals they are committed to saving by Julie Scardina and Jeff Flocken ; with photo editor Sterling Zumbrunn
Reagan and Thatcher: the difficult relationship by Richard Aldous
Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: a political marriage by Nicholas Wapshott
The Iron Lady: a biography of Margaret Thatcher by Hugo Young
The Downing Street years by Margaret Thatcher
The Paris wife: a novel by Paula McLain
The art of racing in the rain: a novel by Garth Stein
Gone girl: a novel by Gillian Flynn
The language of flowers: [kit] a novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Rockefellers: an American dynasty by Peter Collier and David Horowitz
A collection of fictional biographies, War of 1812, baseball and Jackie Robinson, the Stanley Cup, and satire...
The great railroad revolution: the history of trains in America by Christian Wolmar
Railroads across North America: an illustrated history by Claude Wiatrowski
The robber barons: the great American capitalists, 1861- 1901 by Matthew Josephson
Modern trains and splendid stations: architecture, design, and rail travel for the twenty-first century by edited by Martha Thorne
Blood, iron, & gold: how the railroads transformed the world by Christian Wolmar
Aloha, lady blue by Charley Memminger
Dante's wood: a Mark Angelotti novel by Lynne Raimondo
Good man Friday by Barbara Hambly
The guilty one by Lisa Ballantyne
What darkness brings: a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery by C. S. Harris