Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Oct 29, 2012 - Nov 1, 2012
In Galveston in August 1900, reassured by Isaac Cline's belief that no hurricane could seriously damage the city, there was celebration. Children played in the rising water. Hundreds of people gathered at the beach to marvel at the fantastically tall waves and gorgeous pink sky, until the surf began ripping the city's beloved beachfront apart. Within the next few hours Galveston would endure a hurricane that to this day remains the nation's deadliest natural disaster. Larson's research was based on Cline's own letters, telegrams, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the hows and whys of great storms. Ultimately, however, it is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets nature's last great uncontrollable force.
"Fans of culinary cozies by Joanne Fluke and Diane Mott Davidson will enjoy discovering Crawford. Her murder method is original, and the recipes are good."(Library Journal). In this episode, caterers Bernie and Libby Simmons must uncover which of their snarky relatives meant to kill patriarch Monty Field and avoid being cut out of the will.
Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner
Giada De Laurentiis
Oct 28, 2012 - Oct 31, 2012
The beloved Food Network star tackles weeknight cooking with recipes that come together quickly in a fresh style. Readers will also get a glimpse into the author's home life with glamorous color photographs of food. A welcome handbook of fantastic recipes and surefire Monday-to-Friday strategies for every home cook.
A deliciously absorbing social comedy, set on an exclusive island off Cape Cod, that tracks a catastrophic three-day wedding weekend with an irresistible mix of wit and tenderness--a pitch-perfect debut.
Part-time reporter and mother of four, Lucy Stone, tries to unmask the killer in Meier's seventeenth cozy set in Tinker's Cove, Maine. The warm, small-town ambiance and the perseverance of Stone make this a winner.
"Informed, wide-ranging, clear, accessible. . . . This richly detailed and impeccably researched biography brings you into a vivid life, . . . . A thorough, even-handed and illuminating work that goes beyond image and myth about the broadcast legend for a full, frank and fascinating portrait." (Newsday)
In the aftermath of a brutal attack that left a woman in intensive care and her husband and young children dead, brash cop Scorcher Kennedy and his rookie partner, Richie, struggle with perplexing clues and Scorcher's haunting memories of a shattering incident from his childhood.With her signature blend of police procedural and psychological thriller, French's fourth book of the Dublin murder squad goes full throttle with a heinous crime. Combining unrelenting suspense, strong characterization and brilliant writing, French's latest is top notch.
When Elizabeth Mooney escaped the shame of her "white trash" family to marry the crown prince of her small town, Howell Whittington, she never dreamed that thirty years later, she'd end up trapped in a loveless marriage to the cruel banker who's foreclosing on all her friends. Then Howe has a stroke and is transformed, wanting to be a real husband. A " zesty read-in-one-sitting romp promises to delight loyal fans and garner new ones." (Booklist)
Martha Stewart's New Pies and Tarts: 150 Recipes for Old-Fashioned and Modern Favorites
Oct 23, 2012 - Oct 27, 2012
Prepare for the holidays with 150 recipes for savory and sweet pies and tarts. Readers will find plenty of recipes for fillings and crusts as well as techniques for creating flavors and textures. From down home classics to special occasion desserts, Stewart has compiled a baker's delight!
Ava is welcomed home from the hospital by a doting mother, lively friends, and a crush finally beginning to show interest. There's only one problem: Ava can't remember any of them--and can't shake the eerie feeling that she's not who they say she is.
It's 1996, and less than half of all American high-school students have ever used the Internet. Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM. Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on--and discover themselves on Facebook, 15 years in the future. Everybody wonders what their destiny will be; Josh and Emma are about to find out.
Swagger: 10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Era of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness, and Thug Culture
Oct 21, 2012 - Oct 24, 2012
A wake-up call for parents about the real world boys inhabit right now. This book is packed with research-proven, parent-tested, teacher-approved solutions on how to raise boys, delivered with Bloom's trademark no-nonsense, often humorous, take-charge voice.
Sixteen-year-old Tom Harvey was an ordinary Londoner until an attack that caused fragments of an iPhone to be embedded in his brain, giving him incredible knowledge and power. Using that power against the gang that attacked him and a friend could have deadly consequences. "Brilliantly realized, wrenching. (Horn Book)