This love is not for cowards : salvation and soccer in Ciudad Jur̀ez
Powell, Robert Andrew
Aug 19, 2013 - Aug 22, 2013
"Terrific. Fantastic. A hell of a book. In the best tradition of literary journalism, Robert Andrew Powell finds the story we'd missed in our own backyard, using the love of soccer to reveal the humanity that survives in hyper-violent Ciudad Juarez. This is the best sports non-fiction I've read in a long, long time." (Grant Wahl)
In a post-apocalyptic eastern seaboard ravaged by disease and war with a manmade race of people called Partials, the chance at a future rests in the hands of Kira Walker, a sixteen-year-old medic in training. " Wells has recombined familiar dystopian elements, added original ones and thrown in dashes of dry wit to create a sprawling, action-packed medical thriller full of big ideas and exciting reversals." (Wall Street Journal)
Warren uncovers the incredible drama beneath the inhabitants of a sleepy prairie town. Juliet, Saskatchewan, is a blink-and-you-miss-it kind of town--a dusty oasis on the edge of the Little Snake sand hills. "I was reminded of Carol Shields and the creation of unassuming, matter-of-fact characters who are, in truth, generously complicated. The writing is understated, wry, laconic--as if the place itself could not produce any other kind of story." (David Bergren)
From a very early age, there was little question what Samuelsson was going to be when he grew up. This story chronicles his remarkable journey from Ethiopia to Sweden to some of the most demanding and cutthroat restaurants in Europe to an acclaimed New York City culinary career. "The pleasures of this memoir are numerous. Marcus Samuelsson's life, like his cooking, reflects splendidly multicultural influences and educations, and he writes about it all with an abundance of flavor and verve. A delicious read." (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.)
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for a former athlete and adventurer who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident. Soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. "Jojo Moyes has written the perfect modern love story. You will be astonished at what you feel, and what you hope for when you are forced to face the possibility of your own dreams. It's "that" good. Read it now." (Adriana Trigiani)
When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry, the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a favor from someone who's occasionally called Jack. Though it's doubtful that anyone knows his actual name or anything at all about his true identity, But within hours a private jet is flying this exceptionally experienced fixer and cleaner-upper from Seattle to New Jersey and right into a spectacular mess: one heister dead in the parking lot, another winged but on the run, the shooter a complete mystery, the $1.2 million in freshly printed bills god knows where and the FBI already waiting for Jack at the airport.
Based on the wildly popular blog of the same name, "Vegan Lunch Box" offers an amazing array of meat-free, egg-free, and dairy-free meals and snacks. All the recipes are organized into menus to help parents pack quick, nutritious, and irresistible vegan lunches.
David "Lizard" Hochmeyer is a star quarterback set on Princeton until the mysterious murder of his parents. As he and sister Kate struggle to cope, they find their lives crossing with prima ballerina Sylphide and her rock star husband, who inhabit the mansion across the pond from their Connecticut home. "A sprawling, exuberant novel filled with murder and lust and, mostly, love. Bill Roorbach is a writer with enormous vision and an even more enormous heart." (Ann Hood)
This Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the civil rights era'a climactic battle in Birmingham has been re-issued with a new afterword. "This epic of reportage and history about Birmingham, Alabama, in the early '60s reads like a big ambitious novel. . . . McWhorter's complex narrative roves skillfully forward and backward . . . the cast is huge and vivid, the story brimming with courage, drama, villains and heroes."
One day in 2009, twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a strange hospital room, strapped to her bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. A wristband marked her as a "flight risk," and her medical records--chronicling a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory at all--showed hallucinations, violence, and dangerous instability. Only weeks earlier, Susannah had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: a healthy, ambitious college grad a few months into her first serious relationship and a promising career as a cub reporter at a major New York newspaper. Who was the stranger who had taken over her body? What was happening to her mind?
The watchers : a secret history of the reign of Elizabeth I
Aug 11, 2013 - Aug 13, 2013
A gripping account of the unflagging battle by spies, code breakers, ambassadors and confidence-men who sought to protect Elizabeth I from the most powerful rulers of Europe who conspired to destroy her, their plans most fully realized by the Spanish Armada.
Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year--the year 1290. Birdy's diary is witty and irreverent- a real treat for young readers. A Newbery Honor Book.
Chiaverini illuminates the extraordinary friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a former slave who won her freedom by the skill of her needle, and the friendship of the First Lady by her devotion.