February 1, 2013 | daviscrl
January 31, 2013 | daviscrl
Valentine's Day is the perfect time to snuggle up with a big box of chocolates and a good book. And we can help you with the book part of that equation. From February 1st through Valentine's Day visit the Help Desk and pick up a Blind Date Book. Because your Valentine's Day should be filled with romance, surprises and fun, the Blind Date Books are wrapped up in paper. You won't know what you've picked until you check it out.
January 25, 2013 | daviscrl
On Thursday, February 14 at Noon we will be discussing:
Lives like loaded guns: Emily Dickinson and her family's feuds by Lyndall Gordon — In 1882, Emily Dickinson's brother Austin began a passionate love affair with Mabel Todd, a young Amherst faculty wife, setting in motion a series of events that would forever change the lives of the Dickinson family. The feud that erupted as a result has continued for over a century. Lyndall Gordon, tells the riveting story of the Dickinsons, and reveals Emily as a very different woman from the pale, lovelorn recluse that exists in the popular imagination. Gordon digs deep into the life and work of Emily Dickinson, to reveal the secret behind the poet's insistent seclusion, and presents a woman beyond her time who found love, spiritual sustenance, and immortality all on her own terms. An enthralling story of creative genius, filled with illicit passion and betrayal.
January 23, 2013 | daviscrl
Trying to keep to that New Years' resolution to eat healthier? Try drinking healthier with our books on making juices and smoothies.
The juice lady's big book of juices and green smoothies by Cherie Calbom
The joy of juicing: 150 imaginative, healthful juicing recipes for drinks, soups, salads, sauces, entrées, and desserts by Gary Null, PhD, and Shelly Null
Cooking Light Chill: Smoothies, Slushes, Shakes, Juices, Drinks & Ices by Cooking Light Magazine (COR)
Juicing & smoothies for dummies by Pat Crocker
January 3, 2013 | daviscrl
...here are more books with family secrets lurking in British manor houses.
The thirteenth tale: a novel by Diane Setterfield
A suitable vengeance by Elizabeth George
The orchid house: a novel by Lucinda Riley
The uninvited guests by Sadie Jones
The St. Zita Society: a novel by Ruth Rendell
December 26, 2012 | daviscrl
On Thursday, January 10 at Noon we will be discussing:
The shadow of the wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón — Barcelona, 1945 — just after the war, Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console him, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again. Daniel's father coaxes him to choose a volume from the spiraling labyrinth of shelves, one that, it is said, will have a special meaning for him. And Daniel so loves the novel he selects, The Shadow of the Wind by Julian Carax, that he sets out to find the rest of Carax's work. To his shock, he discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written. In fact, he may have the last one in existence. Before Daniel knows it his seemingly innocent quest has opened a door into one of Barcelona's darkest secrets, an epic story of murder, magic, madness and doomed love.
December 1, 2012 | daviscrl
Millions of fans wait for Nora Roberts' lively books filled with romance, humor, and a little suspense here and there. If you are looking for something to read until you get your hands on Nora's latest, try these authors.
Illegal possession by Kay Hooper
That thing called love by Susan Andersen
The lovesick cure by Pamela Morsi
Meet me in Venice by Elizabeth Adler
Swimming lessons by Mary Alice Monroe
November 17, 2012 | daviscrl
Michigan's own Elmore Leonard was awarded The National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the ceremony announcing the 2012 winners of the National Book Award.
The round house by Louise Erdrich
Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo
Goblin secrets by William Alexander
November 7, 2012 | daviscrl
For many, part of the fun of visiting new places is exploring the restaurants, markets and foods unique to that area. We have books to help you find these culinary delights.
Food lovers' guide to Boston: the best restaurants, markets & local culinary offerings by Patricia Harris & David Lyon
Food lovers' guide to Napa Valley: the best restaurants, markets & local culinary offerings by Jean Saylor Doppenberg
October 24, 2012 | daviscrl
On Thursday, November 8 at noon we'll be discussing:
The language of flowers: a novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh — After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, Victoria Jones is unable to get close to anybody and her only connection to the world is through flowers. She uses the Victorian language of flowers (originally developed to convey romance) to communicate grief, mistrust, and solitude. Praised by Booklist as "enchanting, ennobling, and powerfully engaging", this debut novel creates a vivid portrait of a woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past.