In this utterly enchanting book, food writer Carpenter chronicles with grace and generosity her experiences as an urban farmer. "Having moved into one of Oakland's most blighted neighborhoods, Carpenter takes up cultivating a neglected plot of urban earth behind her apartment. Not only does she raise lettuces, she maintains beehives and nurtures chickens, turkeys, and even rabbits. Her neighbors, a delightfully odd lot of immigrants, Buddhist monks, vegans, and gang members, have decidedly diverse reactions to farm animals in their midst. (Booklist)
The truck food cookbook : 150 recipes and ramblings from America's best restaurants on wheels
Edge, John T.
Mar 22, 2014 - Mar 25, 2014
Visiting hundreds of restaurants on wheels, one of America's most respected culinary chroniclers has collected the very best street food recipes--and interviewed the proprietors, customers, and small business supporters who have helped make the trend happen.
The yarn whisperer : my unexpected life in knitting
Mar 21, 2014 - Mar 24, 2014
Renowned knitter and author Clara Parkes uses the metaphor of knitting to tell her own story via twenty-two captivating, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny essays. Recounting tales of childhood and adulthood, family, friends, adventure, privacy, disappointment, love, and celebration, she hits upon the universal truths that drive knitters to create and explores the ways in which knitting can be looked at as a metaphor for so many other things.
Midnight in Peking : how the murder of a young Englishwoman haunted the last days of old China
Mar 20, 2014 - Mar 23, 2014
"Simply marvelous! An atmospheric who-done-it in which the setting is pre-communist China, incorporating the last tottering edges of the British empire, a cast of enigmatic foreigners, and Peking bracing as Japan invades and brings the last of Old China to its knees. The mysterious and seemingly motiveless killing of a young English girl by a spirit-haunted gate in Peking is much more than it appears." - (Margaret George)
When Thomas wakes up, he's surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade--a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got there. The next day, a girl arrives with the surprising message that Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. "Heart-pounding to the very last moment." (Kirkus Reviews)
One enemy spy knows the secret to the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin -- code name: "The Needle" -- who holds the key to ultimate Nazi victory. Only one person stands in his way: a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is beginning to love the killer who has mysteriously entered her life.
"[Rash's] starkly beautiful prose has mapped the heart and soul of southern Appalachia in a way few writers of his generation can match. . . A splendid new collection. . . shimmering, liquid poetry. . ." (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
The new television show Resurrection is based on Mott's debut novel. When their son Jacob, who died tragically at the age of eight in 1966, arrives in the present, still 8 years old, Harold and Lucille Hargrave must navigate a strange new reality as chaos erupts around the world as people's loved ones are returned from beyond. "A wondrous surprise. With fine craftsmanship and a deep understanding of the human condition, Jason Mott has woven a tale that is in turns tragic and humorous and terrifying. Surely this will spark many a fabulous book club discussion." (Eowyn Ivey)
"In Battling Boy, Pope has spun a smashingly beautiful adventure about a not-so-powerful boy-god sent down from the higher dimensions to save a crumbling city from the monsters that afflict it. Rapturously inked and drawing upon what feels like the entire tradition of pulp storytelling, "Battling Boy" is a thunderclap of a book--a kaleidoscopic mash-up of the highest order where kaiju mix it up with science heroes, and where a girl named Aurora takes up her fallen father's jet-pack (and his weapons) and nearly steals the whole show." (Junot Diaz) Try this action-packed middle-grade graphic novel pitting the young god Battling Boy against a planet of monsters!
Fatal Vision is the electrifying true story of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, the handsome, Princeton-educated physician convicted of savagely slaying his young pregnant wife and two small children, murders he vehemently denies committing. McGinniss chronicles every aspect of this horrifying and intricate crime, and probes the life and psyche of the magnetic, all-American Jeffrey MacDonald, a golden boy who seemed destined to have it all
Heartwarming stories and lovable animals abound in this charming novel about a man who inherits his father's failing veterinary practice and the unlikely friendships, adventures, and second chances that develop as he tries to save it. "A delightful, endearing, and frequently hilarious story of a man who lost his way and found it again through a plate of meatloaf, a frigid Vermont winter, and a pair partially digested, oversized red silk boxer shorts, The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs is a story that reminds us of the truth that is hidden away in our hearts: loving our animals is a sure way to heal our souls." (Garth Stein)
"Breathtakingly fast-paced and original, The 5th Wave is a reading tsunami that grabs hold and won't let go. A postapocalyptic alien invasion story with a smart, vulnerable heroine." (Melissa De La Cruz)
Early one morning, Mama Duck takes her babies for a walk. They follow safely behind her as they leave their pond, waddle through the park, and stop in the little sunlit town's parking lot for yummy breakfast. But one by one, Mama's little ducklings get separated when they disappear into the slats of the town's storm drain. How three firemen and a pickup truck rush to their rescue makes for a vivid and exciting drama that children will return to over and over again.
If Naomi had picked tails instead of heads, she wouldn't have hit her head on the way to get the yearbook camera and wouldn't have awakened in an ambulance with amnesia. Zevin crafts an imaginative work about love and second chances, in this ALA Best Book for Young Adults.