Seal Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden
Nov 28, 2012 - Dec 1, 2012
SEAL Target Geronimo is the story of Bin Laden's relentless hunters and how they took down the terrorist mastermind, told by Chuck Pfarrer, a former assault element commander of SEAL Team Six ... After talking to members of the SEAL team involved in the raid, Pfarrer shares never-before-revealed details of the historic raid and the men who planned and conducted it in an exclusive boots-on-the-ground account of what happened during each minute of the mission.
Four years after the unsolved disappearance of her sixteen-year-old daughter, Lauren Lawton is the only one still chasing the ghosts of her perfect Santa Barbara life. The world has given her daughter up for dead. Her husband ended his own life in the aftermath. Even Lauren's younger daughter is desperate to find what's left of the childhood she hasn't been allowed to have. Lauren knows exactly who took her oldest child, but there is not a shred of evidence against the man."This taut novel of suspense is a true nail-biter." (Library Journal)
Weiner, a former NPR foreign correspondent heads around the world on a humorous and thoughtful quest for spirituality. "Well-researched, informative and engaging, MAN SEEKS GOD is packed with facts and wisdom that, regardless of which God you root for, will leave what a Buddhist friend of Weiner's calls 'Post-it Notes on the brain.'" (Washington Post)
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)