A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS
Mar 14, 2012 - Mar 18, 2012
A stunning account of Julia and Paul Child's experiences as members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the Far East during World War II and the tumultuous years when they were caught up in the McCarthy Red spy hunt in the 1950s and behaved with bravery and honor. It is the fascinating portrait of a group of idealistic men and women who were recruited by the citizen spy service, slapped into uniform, and dispatched to wage political warfare in remote outposts in Ceylon, India, and China.
The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared
Alice Ozma; Jim Brozina (Foreword by)
Mar 14, 2012 - Mar 16, 2012
When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. But on the hundredth night, they decided to continue what they called "The Streak." Alice's father read aloud to her every night without fail until the day she left for college. A heartwarming memoir about a father/daughter relationship and the life lessons learned from books.
A classic of nature writing details Mowat's adventures among arctic wolves. This affectionate and humorous account provides an intimate understanding of wolf behaviour, proving that the wolf bears little resemblance to the gluttonous villain of children's fairy tales.
Benjamin shines a dazzling spotlight on a fascinating 19th-century icon and inspiration whose most daunting limitation became her greatest strength. In this historical fiction title, learn how thirty two inch Lavinia Warren conquered the country with a heart as big as her dreams.
In this sequel to The Magicians, Quentin and his friends are now the kings and queens of Fillory, but the days and nights of royal luxury are starting to pall. After a morning hunt takes a sinister turn, Quentin and his old friend Julia charter a magical sailing ship and set out on an errand to the wild outer reaches of their kingdom. Their pleasure cruise becomes an adventure when the two are unceremoniously dumped back into the last place Quentin ever wants to see: his parent's house in Chesterton, Massachusetts.
In the third book of the series featuring reformed master thief Michael St. Pierre, Michael heads to Istanbul and must keep an ancient artifact from falling into the hands of a man who will stop at nothing to possess it. Testing their courage and wits, Michael and his team are forced to plot a series of daring thefts that take them inside some of the city's most celebrated (and heavily guarded) sanctums, from the imperial harem of Topkapi Palace to the tombs of the Hagia Sophia itself.
Someone is bombing the banks of Baghdad. On the streets of London, former cop Vincent Ruiz is robbed of his briefcase. And Richard North, a top-tier VP at an international finance powerhouse, vanishes. North holds the key that connects these three seemingly unrelated events--or did, until he disappeared without a trace.
When high-grade marijuana is found on a coffee-shop manager murdered in San Francisco, it suggests that the shop's owner, Maya Townshend, may be behind more than a caffeine fix. But when another murder exposes a drug-buying A-list celebrity and political clientele, a tabloid-fueled controversy takes the investigation into the realms of conspiracy and cover up. A fast paced and compelling legal thriller.
Starter Vegetable Gardens: 24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens
Mar 11, 2012 - Mar 15, 2012
How to start, maintain, and expand a bountiful vegetable garden in small, manageable spaces. For eachof the 24 plans Pleasant provides plant and material lists, a plot layout, four-color photographs, and tips for succession planting to keep the garden productive all season long. Her all-organic approach ensures that the harvest is not simply tasty but also chemical-free.
Martin's memoir of his years in stand-up is candid, spectacularly amusing, and beautifully written. He illuminates the sacrifice, discipline, and originality that made him an icon while revealing how his life as a performer was isolating and lonely.
When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants otters, a badger, hyena pups, lynxes and keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her.
Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: The Autobiography of Aerosmith's Legendary Frontman
Mar 9, 2012 - Mar 13, 2012
the flamboyant frontman of Aerosmith tells what it's like to be a living legend in one of the world's most revered and infamous bands--the debauchery, the money, the notoriety, and more. "Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?" is an all-access backstage pass into this extraordinary showman's life.
After Othella--the daughter of the town tramp in Shreveport, Louisiana--convinces her to give her baby away, fifteen-year-old Ruby Jean Upshaw runs away to New Orleans. In this prequel to The Upper Room, readers learn about Ruby's adolescence and her indomitable spirit.
Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief
Mar 8, 2012 - Mar 8, 2012
Dr. Boss helps caregivers find hope in "ambiguous loss" having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent. Outlines seven guidelines to stay resilient while caring for someone who has dementia.