Black wave : a family's adventure at sea and the disaster that saved them
Jun 1, 2013 - Jun 4, 2013
An exhilarating real-life adventure of one family's extraordinary voyage of self-discovery and survival against incredible odds. John’s dream trip with his wife and four children began on Long Island Sound and ended almost two years later as a nightmare in treacherous waters off a remote atoll in French Polynesia, where, in an explosion of awesome violence, the terrifying brunt of the ocean’s anger fell upon their 55 foot catamaran.
When Parsifal, a handsome and charming magician, dies suddenly, his widow Sabine--who was also his faithful assistant for twenty years--learns that the family he claimed to have lost in a tragic accident is very much alive and well. Sabine is left to unravel his secrets, and the journey she takes, from sunny Los Angeles to the bitter windswept plains of Nebraska, will work its own magic on her.
Trapped inside a chain superstore by an apocalyptic sequence of natural and human disasters, six high school kids from various popular and unpopular social groups struggle for survival while protecting a group of younger children. "..Laybourne's debut ably turns what could have been yet another postapocalyptic YA novel into a tense, claustrophobic, and fast-paced thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
Books to die for : the world's greatest mystery writers on the world's greatest mystery novels
Connolly, John, editor
May 28, 2013 - May 31, 2013
In a series of personal essays that often reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, 119 authors from 20 countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the cream of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure.
With their colorful leaves, sculptural shapes, and simple care, succulents are beautiful yet forgiving plants for pots. The more than 300 photos, A-Z descriptions, and inspiring ideas in this collection show how to get the most out of these plants.
Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. " A first-rate piece of storytelling, leaving us not only with a vivid portrait of a horse but a fascinating slice of American history as well." (New York Times)
On hallowed ground : the story of Arlington National Cemetery
Poole, Robert M.
May 26, 2013 - May 28, 2013
Revealing the story of how Arlington National Cemetery has become a venerable monument to service and sacrifice, Poole paints an intimate, behind-the-scenes picture of the history and day-to-day operations of America's most sacred ground.
Dinner : A love story : it all begins at the family table
May 24, 2013 - May 27, 2013
Inspired by her beloved blog, dinneralovestory.com, Rosenstrach's story is many wonderful things: a memoir, a love story, a practical how-to guide for strengthening family bonds by making the most of dinnertime, and a compendium of palate-pleasing recipes.
Rocket loves books and he wants to make his own, but he can't think of a story. Encouraged by the little yellow bird to look closely at the world around him for inspiration, Rocket sets out on a journey. Selected by School Library Journal as a Best Book for 2012.
"Louise Penny has crafted an almost perfect crime--haunting, puzzling, brilliant and indeed a most beautiful mystery. Chief Inspector Gamache is one of my favorite characters in fiction. Here he must penetrate a cloistered monastery deep in the northern woods of Quebec, where a murdered monk is his ticket to get in. This is a tour-de-force for Penny, and a thrilling, intelligent read." --Linda Fairstein
In this ultimate guide to rethinking one's yard, Hadden showcases dozens of inspiring, eco-friendly alternatives to that demanding (and dare we say boring?) green turf. From a lively prairie to a runoff-reducing rain garden, award-winning author Hadden shows readers how to convert their yards.
Real estate expert Olivia Bellamy reluctantly trades a trendy Manhattan summer for her family's old resort camp in the Catskills, where her primary task will be renovating the bungalow colony for her grandparents. A posh resort in it's heydey, the camp is now in disarray, and Olivia is forced to hire contractor Connor Davis-a still-smoldering flame from her own sum-mers at camp. "Susan Wiggs writes with bright assurance, humor and compassion." (Luanne Rice)
Charlie's dad wasn't just any dad. He was Anansi, a trickster god, the spirit of rebellion able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil. When he dies on a karaoke stage, things get very interesting for Charlie."Ebullient . . . ingenious . . . enormously entertaining throughout". (Kirkus Reviews)