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What Katie ate : recipes and other bits & pieces book What Katie ate : recipes and other bits & pieces
Grounded in her own blog called What Katie ate, the author presents a combination of her food diary, recipes and how-to tips and tricks, and stories from her travels and own cooking experiences, all emphasizing seasonal ingredients and easy-to-prepare menus.

Suggested by Jane

Davies, Katie Quinn.
641.5 DAVIES

The piano tuner book The piano tuner
A British piano tuner is sent deep into the jungles of Burma in 1886 to repair a rare Erard piano for a mysterious army major. Edgar Drake is unprepared for the dangers and adventures he encounters, falling prey to his clever host and the mystical world around him. Suffused with history, passion and mysticism, this unforgettable journey of self-discovery will haunt you for years to come.

Suggested by Jane

Mason, Daniel (Daniel Philippe)
FIC MASON

S. book S.
A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown. The book: Ship of Theseus, the final novel by a prolific but enigmatic writer named V.M. Straka, in which a man with no past is shanghaied onto a strange ship with a monstrous crew and launched onto a disorienting and perilous journey. The writer: Straka, the incendiary and secretive subject of one of the world's greatest mysteries, a revolutionary about whom the world knows nothing apart from the words he wrote and the rumors that swirl around him. The readers: Jennifer and Eric, a college senior and a disgraced grad student, both facing crucial decisions about who they are, who they might become, and how much they're willing to trust another person with their passions, hurts, and fears.

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Dorst, Doug, author.
FIC DORST

San Miguel book San Miguel
The lives of three women on turn-of-the-20th-century San Miguel are shaped by ambition and circumstance, including the wife of a Civil War veteran who hopes to recover her health, her rebellious aspiring actress daughter and a librarian who wonders if the island's peace will endure in the face of looming war.

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Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
FIC BOYLE

Birdseye : the adventures of a curious man book Birdseye : the adventures of a curious man
From the author who gave us "Cod," "Salt," and other informative bestsellers, the first biography of Clarence Birdseye, the eccentric genius inventor whose fast-freezing process revolutionized the food industry and American agriculture.

Suggested by Jane

Kurlansky, Mark.
BIO BIRDSEY KURLANS

The bones of Paris : a novel of suspense book The bones of Paris : a novel of suspense
Paris, France: September 1929. Private investigator Harris Stuyvesant, on the hunt for a missing twenty-two year old woman from Boston, must descend into the darkest depths of perversion to find a killer hiding in the Theatre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre.

Suggested by Jane

King, Laurie R.
FIC KING

The scrapbook of Frankie Pratt : a novel in pictures book The scrapbook of Frankie Pratt : a novel in pictures
For her graduation from high school in 1920, Frankie Pratt receives a scrapbook and her father's old Corona typewriter. Despite Frankie's dreams of becoming a writer, she must forgo a college scholarship to help her widowed mother. But when a mysterious Captain James sweeps her off her feet, her mother finds a way to protect Frankie from the less-than-noble intentions of her unsuitable beau. Through a kaleidoscopic array of vintage postcards, letters, magazine ads, ticket stubs, catalog pages, fabric swatches, candy wrappers, fashion spreads, menus, and more, we meet and follow Frankie on her journey in search of success and love.

Suggested by Jane

Preston, Caroline.
FIC PRESTON

The dinner : a novel book The dinner : a novel
It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse--the banality of work, the triviality of the holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Tautly written, incredibly gripping, and told by an unforgettable narrator, The Dinner promises to be the topic of countless dinner party debates.

Suggested by Jane

Koch, Herman, 1953-
FIC KOCH

Wicked plants : the weed that killed Lincoln's mother & other botanical atrocities book Wicked plants : the weed that killed Lincoln's mother & other botanical atrocities
Choose your poison... Explore venomous plants, A to Z, in this gem of a book. Case histories, botanical information and menacing illustrations will compel you to take a new interest in the plants growing in your own back yard.

Suggested by Jane

Stewart, Amy.
581.65 STEWART

My beloved Brontosaurus : on the road with old bones, new science, and our favorite dinosaurs book My beloved Brontosaurus : on the road with old bones, new science, and our favorite dinosaurs
Paleontology meets pop culture in an author's journey into the lives of dinosaurs. Switek explores his lifelong obsession with dinosaurs, uncovering new facts while mourning the discovery that his childhood favorite, the Brontosaurus, never existed. An engaging read for dinosaur fanatics and scientifically curious minds.

Suggested by Jane

Switek, Brian.
567.9138 SWITEK

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