This fresh and intriguing historical novel is told in the voice of Queen Elizabeth I's governess, Katherine Ashley. When Thomas Cromwell, a henchman for King Henry VIII, brings her to the royal court as a spy, Kat enters into a thrilling new world of the Tudor monarchs.
Southern Pies: A Gracious Plenty of Pie Recipes, from Lemon Chess to Chocolate Pecan
Nancie McDermott; Leigh Beisch (Photographer)
May 31, 2012 - Jun 3, 2012
Ask any pie lover--the words "southern" and "pie" go together like ripe fruit and flaky pastry. And behind all the mouthwatering, light-as-a-cloud meringue peaks and the sticky dark butterscotch fillings lies a rich and delicious history. McDermott has compiled recipes for 70 pies from some of the South's most famous bakers. Perfect for bakers of all skill levels, these pies are made with simple, easy-to-find, and gloriously few ingredients.
In a light, accessible style--and packed with fun oddities and trivia--this entertaining guide deciphers the mysteries of the American map state by state. An entertaining and informative look at how the events of history influenced state borders.
Hilary Mantel recently recommended Alison Weir's biography of Anne Boleyn.Drawing on myriad sources from the Tudor era, Weir provides the first book ever to examine, in unprecedented depth, the gripping story of Anne Boleyn's final days. Weir explores the motives and intrigues of those who helped to seal the queen's fate, unraveling the tragic tale of Anne's fall, from her miscarriage of the son who would have saved her to the final, dramatic scene on the scaffold.
Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli is already at the crime scene when medical examiner Maura Isles arrives on the Chinatown rooftop. A savage killer has left behind a grisly spectacle, and the sick feeling in Rizzoli's gut says they're on the trail of a twisted predator. "Suspense doesn't get smarter than this. Not just recommended but mandatory." (Lee Child)
The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels--A Love Story
May 28, 2012 - May 31, 2012
American blogger and food writer Ree Drummond relates the real life story of how she met and married her "Marlboro Man." Her stories about her husband, family, and country living paint a warm and touching picture of life on an Oklahoma ranch.
To write about herself, Keaton realized she had to write about her mother, too, and how their bond came to define both their lives. She also paints a loving portrait of her teenage daughter Dexter. "As warm, funny, and self-deprecating as Keaton's onscreen persona--["Then Again"] traces a profound dramatic arc: that of a young woman coming into her own as an artist, and of a daughter becoming a mother." (Vogue)
Fourteen-year-old Princess Ivy wants nothing more than to have a little fun in the company of her dragon friend, Elridge, but unless she can recover the magical harp snatched by a thieving youth named Jack long ago, her entire kingdom will suffer an unspeakable fate.
A crackling debut mystery features a gritty, razor-sharp new voice in crime fiction. Conway Sax isn't a hired gun or a wise-cracking urbanite. He's just a mechanic trying to make his way, a blue-collar guy whose ideas about family and loyalty are as deeply held as they are strong. Conway is a has-been racing driver, an ace auto mechanic, a recovering alcoholic and a refreshing new character solving hardcore crimes.
A live-fire tour of six continents, 60 countries, and 309 of the world 's most authentic, explosively flavorful recipes ever, Raichlen covers it all: blazing grills, exotic seasonings, expert grill masters, renowned restaurants, cool fuels, tools, and techniques from around the world.
Maddening Moira made quite an impression on everyone in Luke O'Brien's family during the holiday visit to Dublin, and it was far from favorable. Only Luke sees the good in her, or perhaps it is the challenge of slipping past her defenses that attracts him.
Falling on tough times, Mickey Haller expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. A riveting legal thriller in which Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.
As one woman risks everything to uncover the truth about her sister's last moments, Lupton's debut novel has a knockout twist that is utterly compelling. This psychological thriller "provides an adrenaline rush that could cause a chill on the sunniest afternoon." (The New York Times Book Review).