Connect Your Summer
The Liberty book of home sewing by text by Lucina Ganderston ; photography by Kristin Perers ; illustrations by Richard Merritt
The reluctant heiress by Eva Ibbotson
Antonio's wife: a novel by Jacqueline DeJohn
Charles Jessold, considered as a murderer by Wesley Stace
The doctor and the diva: a novel by Adrienne McDonnell
On Thursday, July 12 at Noon we'll be discussing:
Beloved: a novel by Toni Morrison — According to the publisher, Random House, the book can be described as "Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history in a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.
The dragon hour: a time-travel romance by Connie Flynn
Steamed: a steampunk romance by Katie MacAlister
All for you by Lynn Kurland
Beyond the highland mist by Karen Marie Moning
Hot property by Carly Phillips
Fireside by Susan Wiggs
Fireside by Susan Wiggs
Here I am by Rochelle Alers
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."
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
Icebox pies: 100 scrumptious recipes for no-bake, no- fail pies by Lauren Chattman
Icebox cakes: simply irresistible no-bake desserts by Lauren Chattman; photography by Duane Winfield
Ready player one by Ernest Cline
The family Fang by Kevin Wilson
The tiger's wife: a novel by Téa Obreht
In Zanesville: a novel by Jo Ann Beard
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This year you write your novel by Walter Mosley
Fiction writer's workshop: the key elements of a writing workshop: 2nd edition by Josip Novakovich
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
52 weekend decorating projects: a do-it-yourself guide to adding style to your home by edited by Jean Nayar
Refresh your home: simple projects and tips to save money, update, and renovate by editors of the Family handyman
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Cooking the West African way: revised and expanded to include new low-fat and vegetarian recipes by Bertha Vining Montgomery and Constance Nabwire
Simply Ming one-pot meals: quick, healthy & affordable recipes by Ming Tsai & Arthur Boehm
The year of eating dangerously: a global adventure in search of culinary extremes by Tom Parker Bowles — In this book, Bowles travels to ‘hot’ culinary locales around the world to sample the unique and sometimes bizarre cuisine. He examines the relativity of food and proclaims that "one man’s pea is another man’s tripe."
Batter Up! We've got a whole roster full of great reads for kids about America's Favorite Pastime. Check one out today before they're loooong gone.
The boys by Jeff Newman; illustrated by Jeff Newman
Baseball hour by Carol Nevius; illustrated by Bill Thomson
Watch me throw the ball! by Mo Willems
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