When the Columbus Zoo hired Jack Hanna as executive director in 1978, he inherited an outdated zoo where all the animals were caged and the buildings were run down. With the kind of work ethic and enthusiasm he's become known for, Hanna brought new life to the zoo, transforming it into the state-of-the-art facility it is today.
Set in Ireland and spanning a century and a half, My Dream of You unfolds the compelling stories of two women and their quests for passion, connection, and fulfillment. On the brink of fifty, Kathleen de Burca is looking back at her life and asking questions about her choices. Intrigued by a divorce case dating back to the days of the Potato Famine, she decides to try her hand at writing about it. The case, called "The Talbot Affair," detailed the clandestine liaison lasting three years between the wife of a British landlord and an Irish servant in Ireland in the 1850s. "An honest and poignant account of a woman attempting to build a future on the ruins of the past." (Kirkus Reviews)
Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary
Feb 6, 2013 - Feb 9, 2013
Partridge leads readers straight into the chaotic, passionate, and deadly three months of protests that culminated in the landmark march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery in 1965."Powerful duotone photographs, which range from disturbing to triumphal, showcase the determination of these civil rights pioneers." (Publisher's Weekly)
As she recovers from the trauma of the past couple of months, National Park Service Ranger Anna Pigeon visits an old friend in New Orleans. She's not in town long when she crosses paths with a creepy guy who apparently attempts to put a curse on her, and she begins to slowly find traces of very dark doings in the heart of post-Katrina New Orleans.
100 Yards of Glory: The Greatest Moments in NFL History
Joe Garner; Bob Costas; Joe Montana (Foreword by)
Feb 3, 2013 - Feb 4, 2013
Relive the greatest moments in the NFL. From the great dynasties to the improbable catches, the legendary coaches to the heroic QBs, the most incredible comebacks to the most notorious collapses, 100 Yards of Glory relives the most unforgettable moments in the game's history.
Headstrong, exuberant, and independent, Lucy Bondurant is a devastating beauty who will never become the demure Southern lady her mother and society demand. Sheppard Gibbs Bondurant III, Lucy's older cousin, is too shy and bookish to become the classically suave and gregarious Southern gentleman his family expects. Growing up together in a sprawling home on Atlanta's Peachtree Road, these two will be united by fierce love and hate, and by rebellion against the narrow aristocratic society into which they were born
Thick with the authentic--and hallucinogenic--atmosphere of Bangkok, crowded with astonishing characters, uniquely smart and skeptical, literary and wildly readable, Bangkok 8 is a one-of-a-kind thriller.
The first Miss Marple mystery, one which tests all her powers of observation and deduction. The Colonel is found shot dead in the clergyman's study. But as Miss Marple soon discovers, the whole village seems to have had a motive to kill Colonel Protheroe.
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
Feb 1, 2013 - Feb 5, 2013
In this 2012 Coretta Scott King winner, Nelson highlights African American history from Revolutionary-era slavery up to the election of President Obama. This handsome volume is told in the fictionalized, informal voice of an African American senior looking back on her life and is illustrated with 44 magnificent paintings.
Stuck in a dead-end relationship, this fearless narrator leaves her metaphorical baggage behind and finds a comfort zone in the air, feeling safest with one plane ticket in her hand and another in her underwear drawer. She flies around the world, finding reasons to love life in dozens of far-flung places from Alaska to Bhutan. With the help of a squad of loyal, funny, wise friends and massage therapists, she learns to sort truth from self-deception, self-involvement from self-possession.
In Paris for a weekend visit, Bard sat down to lunch with a handsome Frenchman--and never went home again. "Lunch in Paris" is a memoir about a young American woman caught up in two passionate love affairs--one with her new beau and the other with French cuisine.
"Gawande writes riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, how success is achieved in this complex and risk-filled profession. At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey, narrated by "arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around" (Salon). "Better is a masterpiece, a series of stories set inside the four walls of a hospital that end up telling us something unforgettable about the world outside." (Malcolm Gladwell)
At seventeen, Rosalind "Lin" Townsend finds herself pregnant and alone. Her father, deeply religious yet cruel, throws her out of the house. Nick Pemberton, the baby's father who she naively hoped might propose, rejects her. At the lowest point in her life, Lin vows to succeed on her own and give her son, Will, all the love and happiness she's been denied. Nineteen years later, after making good on those promises, Lin crosses paths with Nick.