April 24, 2013 | daviscrl
March 25, 2013 | daviscrl
On Thursday, April 11 at noon we will be discussing:
Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo — In this brilliantly written, fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects human beings to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century's hidden worlds, and into the lives of people impossible to forget.
March 15, 2013 | daviscrl
Discover the history behind your favorite beverages, or use one of the directories to discover new distilleries, wineries and breweries.
Moon spotlight. Louisville & the Bourbon Trail by Theresa Dowell Blackinton
The book of gin by Richard Barnett
And a bottle of rum: a history of the New World in ten cocktails by Wayne Curtis
Top 10 California wine country by Christopher P. Baker
March 14, 2013 | daviscrl
February 21, 2013 | daviscrl
On Thursday, March 14 at noon we will be discussing:
I married you for happiness by Lily Tuck — Slender, potent, and engaging, the book unfolds over a single night as Nina sits at the bedside of her husband, Philip, whose sudden death is the reason for her lonely vigil. She remembers defining moments of their long union, beginning with their meeting in Paris. She is an artist, he a mathematician-a collision of two different worlds that merged to form an intricate and passionate love. As we move through select memories-real and imagined-Tuck reveals the intimacies, secrets, and joys that defined Nina and Philip's life together.
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