This riveting debut mystery features a gritty, razor-sharp new voice in fiction--Conway Sax, a recovering alcoholic and car mechanic who owes everything to the Alcoholics Anonymous group that saved him. When a member turns up dead, Conway must catch the killer.
Dr. Marina Singh, a research scientist with a Minnesota pharmaceutical company, is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have all but disappeared in the Amazon. "Patchett's portrayal is as wonderful as it is frightening and foreign. Patchett exhibits an extraordinary ability to bring the horrors and the wonders of the Amazon jungle to life, and her singular characters are wonderfully drawn. [P]owerful and captivating." (Library Journal)
A remarkably frank, deeply moving, and inspiring memoir by Pausch, whose husband, Randy, wrote the bestseller "The Last Lecture" while battling pancreatic cancer. Jai paints a vivid, honest portrait of a vital, challenging relationship between two strong people who faced a grim prognosis and the self-sacrificing decisions it often required. As she faced life without the husband she called her "magic man," Jai learned to make herself a priority to create a new life of hope and happiness.
Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World
Sep 14, 2012 - Sep 19, 2012
Brester takes us behind the paneled doors of the "Titanic"'s elegant private suites to present compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers. The intimate atmosphere onboard history's most famous ship is recreated as never before.""Full of delicious details, from champagne flutes to the careless luxe of furs and satin, this is a spell-binding story, fresh, original and totally absorbing." (Marian Fowler)
Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared past. "Madness! Mayhem! Laughter! Tears! Emotional rollercoasters, old lies and an unmarked grave propel the Slocumb women into action. Buckle up and enjoy!" (Adriana Trigiani)
His tranquility as the established vicar of a New Age village shattered by the murder of an unpopular woman, former MI5 agent Max Tudor struggles with past demons while trying to identify a killer in his peaceful community. "Filled with humor and insight, G.M. Malliet creates a fabulous setting in Nether Monkslip and a great series hero in Father Max Tudor. Rarely have I read descriptions that have left me gasping, in both their hilarity and their painful truth. A wonderful read." (Louise Penny)
A romp through the history of fonts and the lives of the great typographers, revealing the extent to which fonts are not only shaped by but also define the world in which we live. Fonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie posters and books, and on just about every product we buy. But where do fonts come from, and why do we need so many? Who is responsible for the staid practicality of Times New Roman, the cool anonymity of Arial, or the irritating levity of Comic Sans (and the movement to ban it)? "Deliriously clever and entertaining." (The Boston Globe)
The Yoga Body Diet: Slim and Sexy in 4 Weeks (Without the Stress)
Kristen Schultz Dollard; John Douillard
Sep 10, 2012 - Sep 13, 2012
A self-test based on the ayurvedic tradition allows readers to discover their body type--kapha, pitta, or vata. Then, the 8-week plan provides eating guidelines, meal plans, and 75 recipes--adaptable to each type. In 4 short weeks, the authors show you how to de-stress your life, balance your system, and get the yoga body you've always wanted.
Moscow, 1936, and Stalin's Great Terror is just beginning. In a church, a woman is found dead, her body on display. Captain Alexei Korolev of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Moscow Militia is assigned, but the NKVD is watching and exile is a real possibility. Committed to the case, Korolev enters the realm of the Thieves, rulers of Moscow's underworld. But as more bodies are found, Korolev begins to question whom he can trust and who are the real criminals.
Returning from her honeymoon with Colin Hargreaves, Lady Emily convalesces at her mother-in-law's beautiful estate in Normandy. But the calm she so desperately seeks is shattered when, out riding a horse, she comes upon the body of a young woman who has been brutally murdered. The girl's wounds are identical to those inflicted on the victims of Jack the Ripper, who has wreaked havoc across the channel in London. Emily feels a connection to the young woman and is determined to bring the killer to justice.
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
Sep 10, 2012 - Sep 13, 2012
Horowitz works as a sailor aboard a replica of Cook's ship, meets island kings and beauty queens, and carouses the South Seas with a hilarious and disgraceful travel companion, an Aussie named Roger. He also creates a brilliant portrait of Cook: an impoverished farmboy who became the greatest navigator in British history and forever changed the lands he touched. Poignant, probing, antic, and exhilarating!
Selznik presents "two stories set 50 years apart. The first, set in 1977, is told in text and follows Ben, who is grieving the sudden loss of his mother when he stumbles upon clues that point to his father's identity. The second, told entirely in richly shaded pencil drawings, opens in 1927 as a young girl, Rose, gazes at a newspaper clipping. Both lonely children run away to New York City, and their parallel stories echo and reflect each other through nuanced details, which lead like a treasure map to a conjoined, deeply satisfying conclusion. . . a gift for the eye, mind, and heart" (Booklist)
Pavement Chalk Artist: The Three-Dimensional Drawings of Julian Beever
Sep 7, 2012 - Sep 9, 2012
The pavement chalk artist is a master of art, perspective, creativity and performance. Julian Beever is one such extraordinary master. More than just traditional flat drawings, the works Beever creates are uniquely three-dimensional anamorphic drawings. Quirky and fun!
When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.
The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food
Sep 6, 2012 - Sep 9, 2012
With inimitable charm and learning, Adam Gopnik takes us on a beguiling journey as he charts America's recent and rapid evolution from commendably aware eaters to manic, compulsive gastronomes. Gopnik explores the extremes of strict localism (exhibit A: Brooklyn tilapia). He gets into the heads of apparent adversaries--the meatless crowd and the whole-beast fiends, the Slow Food and molecular movements, the New and Old World wine advocates--and gives each its place in the grand foodie pantheon.