Historical Romances

The gowns, the carriages, the manners of another age — be whisked off to another time with an historical romance.

Trouble at the wedding by Laura Lee Guhrke

The price of temptation by Lecia Cornwall

How the marquess was won by Julie Anne Long

The pleasure of your kiss by Teresa Medeiros

Sunrise with a notorious lord by Alexandra Hawkins

Not wicked enough by Carolyn Jewel

Great Cookbooks for Kids

The budding chef by edited by Kate Kuhn ; [illustrated by Jane Dippold]

Cooking with kids by from the experts at FamilyFun magazine

Emeril's there's a chef in my family!: recipes to get everybody cooking by Emeril Lagasse ; illustrated by Charles Yuen ; photographs by Quentin Bacon

Skillet bread, sourdough, and vinegar pie: cooking in pioneer days by Loretta Frances Ichord ; illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis

Banana split pizza and other snack recipes by Heather E. Schwartz

Films for Foodies

Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film

Babette's feast [videodisc] by Just Betzer, præsenterer ; en film af Gabriel Axel ; A-S Panorama Film International

Nina's heavenly delights [videodisc] by a Here! Films/ Regent release of a Scion Films and Scottish Screen production with Kali Films and Priority Pictures in association with Sky Movies present a Pratibha Parmar film

Tortilla soup [videodisc] by Samuel Goldwyn Films presents in association with Starz Encore Entertainment a Samuel Goldwyn Films production ; producer, John Bard Manulis ; screenplay writers, Ramon Menendez, Tom Musca, Vera Blasi ; director, Maria Ripoll

Salad Days

Mediterranean fresh: a compendium of one-plate salad meals and mix-and-match dressings by Joyce Goldstein ; photography by Andre Baranowski ; food styling by Melissa Hamilton ; foreword by Dan Barber ; wine essay by Evan Goldstein

Mollie Katzen's recipes. Salads by Mollie Katzen

Raising the salad bar by Catherine Walthers ; photography by Alison Shaw

Salad as a meal: healthy main-dish salads for every season by Patricia Wells ; photography by Jeff Kauck

Salad days: main-course salads for a first-class meal by Marcel Desaulniers

Lunch & a Book August 2012

On Thursday August 9 at noon we'll be discussing:

Waterland by Graham Swift — Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, England and spanning some 240 years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy. According to the Los Angeles Times, "Waterland, like the Hardy novels, carries with all else a profound knowledge of a people, a place, and their interweaving… Swift tells his tale with wonderful contemporary verve and verbal felicity… A fine and original work."

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