Actress and human rights activist Judd has recorded her experiences both abroad and at home in journal entries, which she has woven into a highly personal and powerful memoir about change, hope, and human transformation. Judd describes her odyssey, from lost child to fiercely dedicated advocate, from anger and isolation to forgiveness and activism.
From failure to fusilli, a deliciously hilarious read tell the story of Melucci's fizzled romances and the mouth-watering recipes she used to seduce her men, smooth over the lumsp, and console herself when the relationships flamed out.
When Wodney Wat, who cannot pronounce the letter R, gets a talking robot for his birthday, it turns out to be more than just a fun gift. With the second empowering tale about Wodney, Lester and Munsinger use their signature dose of humor to remind us that the little guy can finish first, and it's often brains--not brawn--that save the day.
SoulSpace: Creating a Home That Is Free of Clutter, Full of Beauty, and Inspired by You
Xorin Balbes; Marianne Williamson (Foreword by)
Apr 15, 2012 - Apr 17, 2012
Lauded designer and architectural conservator Balbes created the eight-stage SoulSpace transformation process. Through the stages--assess, release, cleanse, dream, discover, create, elevate, and celebrate--readers explore the design of their living spaces but also their own interiors: the ways they think, feel, and sense.
The first Kurt Wallender mystery in more than a decade marks the much-anticipated return of the brilliant, brooding detective. Wallander's daughter's future father-in-law has gone missing and Wallender is interfering in what may be a Cold War incident between Sweden and the Soviet Union. " Mankell deftly interweaves the problems of Swedish society with the personal challenges of one man trying to understand what happened and why." (Publishers Weekly)
Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them
Apr 15, 2012 - Apr 19, 2012
When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. Hohn's accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories.
The first novel in the beloved Fairacre series introduces the remarkable schoolmistress Miss Read in the tiny English village of Fairacre. The author Dora Saint (pen name Miss Read) recently died at the age of 98, having written about English country life with wry humor and charm for decades.
It begins with an early morning phone call to Myron Bolitar. His old flame Terese Collins is in Paris, and she needs his help. In her debt, Myron makes the trip, and learns of a decade-long secret: Terese once had a daughter who died in a car accident. Now it seems as though that daughter may be alive-and tied to a sinister plot with shocking global implications.
In Shaw's debut, she portrays a relatable, unforgettable character in Lacey Brennan, who, after a five-year quest for love and belonging, finds she must live in the moment in order to understand her past and face her future. Frustrated with her job, her unemployed husband and her twin brother (who has seemingly disappeared), Lacey charts a new course.
Nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Walton's book is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and science fiction, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.
Four disparate women bound by obligation and opportunity struggle to become a family. Weiner has written a humorous and unforgettable tale that interweaves themes of class and entitlement, surrogacy and donorship, the rights of a parent and the measure of motherhood.
50 High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants: Tough-but-Beautiful Plants That Anyone Can Grow
Apr 10, 2012 - Apr 14, 2012
Local gardening guru Tracy DiSabato-Aust dentifies 50 show-stopping plants that anyone can grow in central Ohio. All 50 plants have passed Tracy's test for toughness, beauty, and durability. These are Tracy's personal favorites, chosen after years of studying how to make beautiful outdoor spaces with a minimum of maintenance.
Walls has written a stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric, and severely misguided family. What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love.