Thirteen year old Katie has relocated to Missouri with her distant, occasionally abusive father. Her much-loved mother is dead; her new school is unaccepting of her; and her only friends fall far short of ideal companions. When she accidentally falls through the ice while skating, she meets Jimmy--handsome, far older than she, and married.
Before global warming, there was dust. In the 1930s, dangerous black storms swept through the Great Plains. Created by drought and reckless farming, these lethal storms were part of an environmental, economic, and human catastrophe that changed the course of American history. In riveting, accessible prose, an acclaimed historian explains the causes behind the disaster and explores the Dust Bowl's impact, from a rich cultural legacy to the visionary conservation that would finally offer hope to the Plains.
In her long career as America's most beloved suspense writer, this is Clark's most astonishing and dramatic novel: a breathless murder mystery and a hunt for what may be the most precious religious treasure of all time.
Like many young people everywhere, playwright Maria Headley had had her fill of terrible dates. Discouraged and looking for love, she decided the time had come for her to eliminate her own (clearly not adequately discriminating) taste from the equation. Instead-as she vowed to her roommates one frustrated morning-she would date every person who asked her out for an entire year, regardless of circumstances. It would be her Year of Yes.
A Year of Pies: A Seasonal Tour of Home Baked Pies
Jan 3, 2013 - Jan 4, 2013
What's better than pie? How about recipes for 60 delicious pies and tarts from cooking maven Ashley English and top food bloggers like Beatrice Peltre, Aran Goyoaga, and Jessie Oleson? These beautifully photographed seasonal recipes include such delights as a Chocolate & Orange Marmalade Tart in winter and a classic Lattice Top Triple Berry Pie in summer
This funny and profound debut novel by prolific illustrator Lin tells the story of young Pacy who, as she celebrates the Chinese New Year with her family, discovers this is the year she is supposed to "find herself.
"A modern twist on classic fairytales, this book focuses on a girl named Scarlet (Little Red Riding Hood) whose grandmother is missing. When she meets a street fighter named Wolf who has information regarding her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is hesitant to trust him, but also drawn to him. Along the way they meet a cyborg named Cinder (Cinderella) . . ." (Buzzfeed) " Readers will be pushed into a horrific alternate universe where violence, especially mind manipulation and control, create ethical and life-threatening situations for both teens. (Booklist)
A Year of Afghans: 52 Projects to Keep You Knitting Every Week of the Year
Kara Gott Warner
Jan 2, 2013 - Jan 3, 2013
The 52 afghan designs featured in this collection will keep crafters knitting year-round. The patterns are for beginning and intermediate skill levels and include baby blankets, cabled afghans, ripple designs, mitered squares, laces, woven designs, and many more.
A Year of Hitchcock: 52 Weeks with the Master of Suspense
Jan 2, 2013 - Dec 3, 2012
This book analyzes 68 works directed by Hitchcock including notable silents, all of his films from the early 1930s on, the two French propaganda shorts from WWII, and episodes of his television program assessing his development as an artist. Each analysis is supplemented by key film facts, trivia, awards, a guide to his cameos, and a listing of available DVD releases.
The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling
Jan 2, 2013 - Jan 3, 2013
In The Year of Learning Dangerously, popular blogger, author, and former child actor Quinn Cummings recounts her family’s decision to wade into the unfamiliar waters of homeschooling—despite a chronic lack of discipline, some major gaps in academic knowledge, and a serious case of math aversion
Didion chronicles the experience of losing her husband, the writer John Gregory Dunne, to a massive coronary, just weeks after the two of them watched as their only daughter was put into an induced coma to save her life. With honesty and passion, Didion explores this intensely personal yet universal experience.