A vivid, romantic, and relentlessly compelling historical novel about a spirited young seamstress who survives the Titanic disaster only to find herself embroiled in the media frenzy left in the wake of the tragedy. "Kate Alcott's The Dressmaker is a beautifully told story that examines loss, love, couture and the choices we make when everything is on the line--all sewn together into one compelling read. I can't stop thinking about this book and its characters." (Sarah Jio)
18 year old Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. When a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Her beloved twin brother Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back. "Young's powerful debut, first in the Dustlands series, is elevated above its now familiar postapocalyptic setting by an intriguing prose style and strong narrative voice that show a distinct Cormac McCarthy vibe. It's a natural for Hunger Games fans."(Publishers Weekly)
In this intricate debut from a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a mother and a daughter try to do right by a town and each other before it's too late when three men are gunned down over coffee at a local diner in West Virginia. "Julia Keller is that rare talent who combines gripping suspense, a fabulous sense of place and nuanced characters you can't wait to come back to. A must read." (Karin Slaughter)
Simple Sustainable Style: Ways to Make a House Your Home
Randy Florke; Nancy J. Becker
May 5, 2013 - May 8, 2013
Florke explores his "three muses" of design--comfort, economy, and color--and presents real-life examples of rooms that radiate charm. Anyone hoping to transform a home from ordinary to extraordinary will find thrifty and stylish ways to design, plus numerous "Quick Fix" sections with cheap, fast solutions to common problems
Mallory Quinn has had enough of playing it safe. As a nurse and devoted daughter, she takes care of everyone but herself. And as the local good girl, she's expected to date Mr. Right. But for once, she'd like to take a risk on Mr. Wrong. And who could be more wrong than Ty Garrison? "4 Stars! Shalvis pens a tale rife with the three "H"s of romance: heat, heart and humor. LUCKY IN LOVE is a down-to-the-toes charmer..." ( RT Book Reviews)
Weiner returns with an irresistible story about a young woman trying to make it in Hollywood as a TV writer going against show business culture, bad behavior backstage and insider politics. "Weiner is coming off a year in Hollywood, and she puts the experience to excellent use in this utterly engaging story of a showrunner who, after six years of slogging, finally gets a series on the air, only to discover that her troubles are only beginning--meddling studio execs, egomaniacal actors and one crushable but unobtainable boss." (Time)
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
May 2, 2013 - May 5, 2013
Molly Wizenberg recounts a life with the kitchen at its center. From her mother's pound cake, a staple of summer picnics during her childhood in Oklahoma, to the eggs she cooked for her father during the weeks before his death, food and memories are intimately entwined. You won't be able to decide whether to curl up and sink into the story or to head straight to the market to fill your basket with ingredients for Cider-Glazed Salmon and Pistachio Cake with Honeyed Apricots.
A former con artist is plucked from his Harvard Law School classroom and becomes an associate at Washington's most high-powered consulting firm. Quickly pulled into a seductive, dangerous web of power and corruption, he struggles to find his way out.
God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine
Apr 30, 2013 - May 3, 2013
"Victoria Sweet writes beautifully about the enormous richness of life at Laguna Honda, the chronic [care] hospital where she has spent the last twenty years, and the intense sense of place and community that binds patients and staff there. Such community in the medical world is vanishingly rare now, and Laguna Honda may be the last of its kind..."
Michael O'Shea is a member of Ireland's police force, known as The Guards. He's also a sociopath who walks a knife edge between sanity and all-out mayhem. When an exchange program is initiated and twenty Guards come to America and twenty cops from the States go to Ireland, Shay, as he's known, has his lifelong dream come true--he becomes a member of the NYPD. But Shay's dream is about to become New York's nightmare.
Glow transports us from Washington, D.C., on the brink of World War II to 1836 and into the mountain coves of Hopewell County, Georgia. It's full of ghosts both real and imagined. Illuminating the tragedy of human frailty, the power of friendship and hope, and the fiercest of all human bonds-mother love. This stunning debut will appeal to readers of both Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees and Amy Green's Bloodroot.
Salvage Secrets: Transforming Reclaimed Materials into Design Concepts
Joanne Palmisano; Susan Teare (Photographer)
Apr 26, 2013 - Apr 30, 2013
"Drawing on her personal experience as well as advice from a posse of experts, Joanne Palmisano shows us that being sensitive to the environment does not mean sacrificing style or good design. Recycled, reclaimed, and salvaged materials and furnishings can be chic, beautiful, and sustainable."(Kim Deetjen)
The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code
Apr 25, 2013 - Apr 28, 2013
Kean explores the wonders of the magical building block of life: DNA. There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, why other people have no fingerprints, and why some people survive nuclear bombs. Genes illuminate everything from JFK's bronze skin (it wasn't a tan) to Einstein's genius. "Kean's writing sparks like small shocks...he gives science a whiz-bang verve so that every page becomes one you cannot wait to turn just to see what he's going reveal next." ( Boston Globe)