Acclaimed author Skloot brilliantly weaves together the story of Henrietta Lacks--a woman whose cells have been unwittingly used for scientific research since the 1950s--with the birth of bioethics, and the dark history of experimentation on African Americans.
Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: Family, Friendships, and Faith in Small-Town Alaska
May 1, 2012 - May 4, 2012
Lende, who writes the local obituary column and has been called "part Annie Dillard, part Anne Lamott" introduces the community that helped her get back on her feet after being run over by a truck in the small town of Haines, Alaska. Readers meet the eccentric, fiercely independent, always fascinating residents of Haines-Buddhists, bear hunters, Tinglit Indians, and her large, lively family.
Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World
Catherine E. McKinley
May 1, 2012 - May 3, 2012
For almost five millennia, in every culture and in every major religion, indigo--a blue pigment obtained from the small green leaf of a parasitic shrub through a complex process that even scientists still regard as mysterious--has been at the center of turbulent human encounters.
In Paris for a weekend visit, Bard sat down to lunch with a handsome Frenchman--and never went home again. This is an entertaining memoir about a young American woman caught up in two passionate love affairs--one with her new beau and the other with French cuisine.
Jungles come in many forms. There are the steamy rain forests of the Burmese highlands. There are the lies and betrayals of the world of covert operations. And there are the dark and twisted thoughts of a man bent on near-global domination. To pull off their latest mission, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must survive them all.
You are about to travel to Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside. Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), is the unlikely hero of Simonson's wondrous debut. Wry, courtly, opinionated, he finds himself drawn into an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. A love story that is both humorous and heartbreaking.
Gardening with Shape, Line, and Texture: A Plant Design Sourcebook
Apr 28, 2012 - Apr 30, 2012
This innovative plant reference delivers plant information in a form that neatly dovetails with the garden design process and will inspire gardeners to look beyond color and begin to appreciate the whole plant.
This turn-of-the-century fable about a magical circus is the story of a contest--to the death, they later find out--between two young magicians, Celia and Marco. Also at stake is their love for each other." A riveting debut . . . pulls you into a world as dark as it is dazzling, fully-realized but still something out of a dream. You will not want to leave it." (Tea Obreht)
Peace Be with You: Monastic Wisdom for a Terror-Filled World
Apr 27, 2012 - Apr 30, 2012
The result of more than thirty interviews with abbots, nuns, monks, and other seekers at monasteries and retreat centers. Carlson reveals the untapped wisdom of these men and women as they speak with hope to a suffering world. Follow the author on this personal, moving, and at times difficult journey, and discover a new yet ancient basis for genuine peace between Christianity and other religions.
Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
Apr 27, 2012 - Apr 30, 2012
Investigative food journalist Barry Estabrook reveals the huge human and environmental cost of the $5 billion fresh tomato industry and the price we pay as a society when we take taste and thought out of our food purchases. This 2012 IACP Award Winner in the Food Matters category reads like a suspenseful whodunit as well as an expose of today's agribusiness.
Greece 1940. On the northern border, the Greek army has blocked Mussolini's invasion, pushing his divisions back to Albania--the first defeat suffered by the Nazis. At the center of this drama is Costa Zannis, a senior police official, head of an office that handles special "political" cases. As war approaches, the spies begin to circle, from the Turkish legation to the German secret service. A stunning historical thriller about a man who risks everything to right--in many small ways--the world's evil.
Lily loves to read. She is fascinated by the stories in her books, and reads wherever she goes through summer, autumn, winter, and spring. But one day, Lily meets a girl who hates reading. Milly invites Lily to have adventures of her own outside the pages of a book. Together the two friends help each other discover the joy of both backyards and books.
During a houseboat vacation on the remote Lake of the Woods, a violent gale sweeps through, stranding Detective Cork O'Connor and his daughter, Jenny, on a devastated island.They find the body of a teenage girl--brutally murdered and not far away a baby severely dehydrated but alive. "Part adventure, part mystery, and all knockout thriller" ("Booklist ")
Twitter is not just for talking about your breakfast anymore. It's become an indispensable communications tool for businesses, non-profits, celebrities, and people around the globe. With the second edition of this friendly, full-color guide, you'll quickly get up to speed not only on standard features, but also on new options and nuanced uses that will help you tweet with confidence.
Drawn to an older man, Eve embarks on a whirlwind romance that soon offers a new life and a new home--Les Genevriers, an old house in Provence. Their relationship becomes strained, however, as Dom grows quiet and distant and Eve feels a haunting presence. The more reluctant Dom is to tell her about his past, the more Eve is drawn to it--and to the mysterious disappearance of his beautiful ex-wife.