Abandoned by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart in Oklahoma, Novalee Nation, 17 years old and seven months pregnant, soon discovers the treasures hiding in this small Southwest town. A group of disparate and deeply caring people, among them blue-haired Sister Thelma Husband, who hands out advice and photocopied books of the Bible ... Moses Whitecotton, the wise, soft-spoken, elderly black photographer eager to teach Novalee all he knows ... and Forney Hull, the eccentric town librarian who hides his secrets -- and his feelings -- behind his world of books, make her feel welcome.
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
Feb 28, 2013 - Mar 4, 2013
Tracking his own strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood, Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen, pausing along the way for a series of confessions, rants, investigations, and interrogations of some of the most controversial figures in food.
Home tours of 70 real-life interiors featuring artists and designers. Fifty DIY projects, with detailed instructions for personalizing your space. Step-by-step tutorials on everything from stripping and painting furniture to hanging wallpaper and doing your own upholstery. Fifty Before & After makeovers submitted by readers of Design*Sponge-- real people with limited time and realistic budgets.
While out foraging, Vernon the toad finds a new friend - a small blue bird who is curiously silent. Vernon shows Bird the river and the forest and some of his other favorite things, but Bird says nothing. Vernon introduces Bird to his friends, Skunk and Porcupine, but Bird still says nothing. Vernon worries that Bird is silent because he misses his home, so the two set off on a journey to help find a home for Bird. "A deeply satisfying story that speaks to the universal desires to be nurtured and to find a home." (Kirkus)
Through the voice of 11-year-old Reuben Land, an asthmatic boy obsessed with cowboys living in 1960s Minnesota, the story is told of the Land family's cross-country search for Reuben's outlaw older brother, who has been charged with murder. "This is a stunning debut novel, one that sneaks up on you like a whisper and warms you likea quilt in a North Dakota winter, a novel about faith, miracles and family that is, ultimately, miraculous." (Publishers Weekly)
Philip Horkman is a happy man-the owner of a pet store called The Wine Shop, and on Sundays a referee for kids' soccer. Jeffrey Peckerman is the sole sane person in a world filled with jerks and morons, and he's having a really bad day. The two of them are about to collide in a swiftly escalating series of events that will send them running for their lives, pursued by the police, soldiers, terrorists, subversives, bears, and a man dressed as Chuck E. Cheese. "The aptly titled Lunatics delivers exactly what one would expect from two award-winning humorists: an outrageously funny, irreverent, over-the-top comic mystery. How funny is Lunatics? It's the sort of book that inspires snorts, may make you spit out your soda and burst into hysterical laughter in public." (The Miami Herald)
Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle with Anorexia
Feb 24, 2013 - Feb 27, 2013
Harriet Brown recounts in mesmerizing and horrifying detail her daughter Kitty's journey from near-starvation to renewed health. Brave Girl Eating is an intimate, shocking, compelling, and ultimately uplifting look at the ravages of a mental illness that affects more than 18 million Americans.
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
Feb 21, 2013 - Feb 25, 2013
A captivating book about Wickenden's grandmother, who left her affluent East Coast life to "rough it" as a teacher in Colorado in 1916. "Imagine Isabel Archer wrangling the ragged, half-wild children of homesteaders, whirling through dances with hopeful cowboys, and strapping on snowshoes in the middle of the night to urge a fallen horse onto an invisible trail in high snowdrifts, and you'll have some idea of the intense charm and adventure of this remarkable book." (Maile Meloy)
Geiger has a gift: he knows a lie the instant he hears it. Unlike most of his competitors, Geiger rarely sheds blood--and he never works with children. So when his partner, former journalist Harry Boddicker, unwittingly brings in a client who insists that Geiger interrogate a 12-year-old boy, Geiger respondsby rescuing the boy from his captors. But if Geiger and Harry cannot quickly discover why the client is so desperate to learn the boy's secret, they themselves will become the victims of an utterly ruthless adversary. "An adrenaline-fueled cat-and-mouse game... [Geiger] is a fascinating protagonist with a revealing backstory. A compelling debut thriller that blurs the lines between the good and bad guys." (Library Journal)
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes a brutal arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of assassins--for a price. Packed with love, magic, and deadly games of courtly intrigue and treason, book one of a fast-paced trilogy set in 15th-century France combines romance with captivating action . "Fiction and history coalesce in a rich, ripping tale of assassinations, political intrigue and religion." (Kirkus Reviews)
Chief of Police Josie Gray faces Mexican drug cartels who have turned her Texas border-town into a battlefield in this compelling debut, the winner of the 2010 Hillerman Prize. "Buckle your seatbelts for an off-road trip full of adrenaline. Tough and determined to make her way in today's Wild West, Josie is the type of police chief you'd want in your hometown, a gutsy new heroine who would be friends with Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon and probably Lori Armstrong's Mercy Gunderson, too."(Library Journal)
Count to 10 with a bunch of cute and cuddly hamsters in this board book for the very young. "It's hard not to smile at images of the happy hamsters jumping rope or working on their tans." (Publishers Weekly)
Set in an old manor house deep in the English countryside in the early years of the 20th century, this breakout novel tells the story of an unexpectedly dramatic day in the life of an eccentric, rather dysfunctional, and unforgettable family. "Excellent characterization...a plot sprinkled with hints of secrets to be revealed...a page-turning read that blurs the edges of the country house mystery."--(Library Journal)
Cohen's collection of street fashion is unlike any seen before - focused on the over-60 set in the world's most stylish locales. The (mostly) ladies of Advanced Style are enjoying their later years with grace and panache, marching to the beat of their own drummer!