Healing at the Speed of Sound: How What We Hear Transforms Our Brains and Our Lives
Don Campbell & Alex Doman
Nov 22, 2012 - Nov 26, 2012
Based on more than a decade of new research, Campbell ("The Mozart Effect") and Doman, an expert in the practical application of sound and listening, show how anyone can use music--and silence--to become more efficient, productive, relaxed, and healthy.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Nov 22, 2012 - Nov 26, 2012
Winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction, Boo has written a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the 21st century's great, unequal cities. "A jaw-dropping achievement, an instant classic ...With a cinematic intensity...Boo transcends and subverts every cliche, cynical or earnest, that we harbor about Indian destitution and gazes directly into the hearts, hopes, and human promise of vibrant people whom you'll not soon forget." (Elle)
Creative Paper Cutting: Basic Techniques and Fresh Designs for Stencils, Mobiles, Cards, and More
Nov 20, 2012 - Nov 22, 2012
Transform a simple sheet of paper into a delicate snowflake, a sweet flower, or a dainty doily--or create an enchanted forest using a modern twist on the traditional technique for making paper dolls. Paper cutouts get a fresh look in this contemporary approach to the practice of transforming paper into art.
The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food
Nov 19, 2012 - Nov 22, 2012
Gopnik traces our rapid evolution from commendable awareness to manic compulsion and how, on the way, we lost sight of a timeless truth: what goes on around the table--families, friends, lovers coming together, or breaking apart; conversation across the simplest or grandest board--is always more important than what we put on the table.
Marking the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth, this marvelous short biography by a leading historian offers an illuminating portrait of one of the giants in the American story. "A gem. Beautifully written, it is clear, concise, and correct. This is the best, very brief, biography of our sixteenth president ever written." (David Herbert Donald)
In this new collection of incisive essays, Robinson returns to the themes which have preoccupied her work: the role of faith in modern life, the inadequacy of fact, the contradictions inherent in human nature.
Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-for Budding Artists of All Ages
Susan Schwake; Rainer Schwake (Photographer)
Nov 17, 2012 - Nov 21, 2012
A refreshing source of ideas for creating art with children. 52 fine art projects beginning with drawing, moving through painting and printmaking, and then building to paper collage and mixed media are included.
Otsuka has written a tour de force of economy and precision, a novel that tells the story of a group of young women brought over from Japan to San Francisco as 'picture brides' nearly a century ago. In eight incantatory sections, the author traces their extraordinary lives. "A delicate, heartbreaking portrait . . . beautifully rendered . . . Otsuka's prose is precise and rich with imagery. Readers will be . . . hopelessly engaged and will finish this exceptional book profoundly moved." (Publishers Weekly)
Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When her sister is chosen by lottery, Katniss steps up to go in her place.
Leonard brings back U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, hero of the FX series Justified. Dark and droll, "Raylan" is pure Elmore Leonard--a page-turner filled with the sparkling dialogue and sly suspense that are the hallmarks of this modern master.
Meet Elizabeth. She's got an excellent pet duck, a loving granddad and a first name that's just awesome. After all, she's got a queen named after her! So she's really not amused when people insist on using nicknames like "Lizzy" and "Beth." This debut picture-book offering from Dunklee and Forsythe is close enough to perfect in its tone, pacing and interplay between words and pictures: Wonderful." (Kirkus Reviews)
Soft, warm, comfy, and durable, fleece has taken the crafting world by storm--and the hottest new trend is animal hats. Whether you're already a fleece junkie or a first-time fleece sewer, this fun collection will have you making oh-so-cute hats in no time.
Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning
Nov 12, 2012 - Nov 15, 2012
On the eve of his 40th birthday, a professor of no discernible musical talent learns to play the guitar and investigates how anyone of any age might master a new skill. "Jimi Hendrix meets Oliver Sacks in this great new science book." (Very Short List)
From stockings, ornaments, and picture frames to creative gift wrappings, Christmas cards, and homemade candles, the simple and elegant projects in this book are easy enough to appeal to beginners. Lundberg has put a modern twist on some Old World traditions.
Small-time private investigator Ray Lovell veers between paralysis and delirium in a hospital bed. But before the accident that landed him there, he'd been hired to find Rose Janko, the wife of a charismatic son of a traveling Gypsy family, who went missing seven years earlier. Half Romany himself, Ray is well aware that he's been chosen more for his blood than his investigative skills.