Friday, May 22, 2015

Staff Picks


The Knitter's Life List: To Do, to Know, to Explore, to Make
The Knitter's Life List: To Do, to Know, to Explore, to Make
By Steege, Gwen
2011-10 - Storey Publishing
9781603429962 Check Our Catalog
The Knitter's Life List" is a richly illustrated road map to woolly adventures guaranteed to get any knitter's needles clicking faster. Listing more than 1,000 must-have experiences, this is the ultimate guidebook to everything knitting. 320 pp. 30,000 print. …More


The Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting
The Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting
By Parkes, Clara
2013-09 - Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
9781617690020 Check Our Catalog
"Stockinette, ribbing, cables, even the humble yarn over can instantly evoke places, times, people, conversations, all those poignant moments that we've tucked away in our memory banks. Over time, those stitches form a map of our lives."
--From the preface
In "The Yarn Whisperer: Reflections on a Life in Knitting," renowned knitter and author Clara Parkes ponders the roles knitting plays
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All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
By Doerr, Anthony
2014-05 - Scribner Book Company
9781476746586 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2015), Alex Awards (2015), Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence (2015), Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2016), Indies Choice Book Awards (2015), National Book Awards (2014), Pulitzer Prize (2015)

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. …More


Life After Life
Life After Life
By Atkinson, Kate
2013-04 - Reagan Arthur Books
9780316176484 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2014), Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (2013), Costa Book Awards (2013), Indies Choice Book Awards (2014), Women's Fiction AKA Orange Prize (2013)

In 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, and embarks upon a life that will be unusual. Does Ursula's infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? …More


Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
By Larson, Erik
2015-03 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307408860 Check Our Catalog
#1 New York Times Bestseller
From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the "Lusitania"
On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were
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Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection
Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection
By Price, Catherine
2015-02 - Penguin Press
9781594205040 Check Our Catalog

"Measured, funny, and fascinating... If you need vitamins to survive (you do), you should read this book." "Scientific American" ("Food Matters")
Most of us know nothing about vitamins. What's more, what we think we know is harming both our personal nutrition and our national health. By focusing on vitamins at the expense of everything else, we've become blind to the bigger picture: despite
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Conquering Cultural Stress: The Ultimate Guide to Anti-Aging and Happiness
Conquering Cultural Stress: The Ultimate Guide to Anti-Aging and Happiness
By Murad, Howard M. D.
Author Murad, Dr Howard, M.D.
2015-01 - Wisdom Waters Press
9781939642059 Check Our Catalog
Dr. Murad has spent decades adding proof to his theory about preserving the body s youthful qualities from the inside out. Most recently, as he pored over the scientific data he d collected on more than 4,000 patients in the past 10 years, he made a surprising discovery: by maintaining a happy, carefree attitude and the youthful levels of cellular hydration we had as a toddler, we can age in a …More