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Blessed life - my surprising journey of joy, tears, and tales from Harlem to Hollywood by Fields, Kim, 1969- author. Blessed life - my surprising journey of joy, tears, and tales from Harlem to Hollywood

The veteran actor and television personality shares the story of her life, from her life as a popular child actor to her later achievements, and the long journey of self discovery along the way.

Nov 18, 2017
blud by McKibbens, Rachel, author. blud

"Cultural brujeria, sacrilegious litanies, ritualized births, and letters from hearts and/or brains populate Rachel McKibben's world in blud"--

Nov 17, 2017
Bollywood kitchen - home-cooked Indian meals paired with unforgettable Bollywood films by Rao, Sri, author. Bollywood kitchen - home-cooked Indian meals paired with unforgettable Bollywood films

Pairs recipes for home-cooked Indian food with movie stills from the nation's cinema, including such dishes as shrimp curry, bhindi masala, chicken korma, baked samosas, sweet and sour pumpkin, and mango cheesecake.

Nov 17, 2017
Bound to the fire - how Virginia's enslaved cooks helped invent American cuisine by Deetz, Kelley Fanto, author. Bound to the fire - how Virginia's enslaved cooks helped invent American cuisine

Nov 18, 2017
Bread is gold - extraordinary meals with ordinary ingredients by Bottura, Massimo, 1962- author. Bread is gold - extraordinary meals with ordinary ingredients

"Massimo Bottura, the world's best chef, prepares extraordinary meals from ordinary and sometimes 'wasted' ingredients inspiring home chefs to eat well while living well. Bread is Gold is the first book to take a holistic look at the subject of food waste, presenting recipes for three-course meals from 45 of the world's top chefs, including Daniel Humm, Mario Batali, Rene´ Redzepi, Alain Ducasse, Joan Roca, Enrique Olvera, Ferran & Albert Adria` and Virgilio Marti´nez. These recipes, which numbe

Nov 17, 2017
Breaking free - how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs by Jeffs, Rachel, author. Breaking free - how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs

"ln this searing memoir of resilience and redemption, Rachel Jeffs--daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints--writes about her life inside, and triumphant escape from, a dangerous cult that still holds thousands in its thrall. Rachel Jeffs grew up at her father's side as he attained power and ultimate control of the FLDS Church, a strict patriarchal culture where the women are subordinate to the men, and everyone is a

Nov 17, 2017
Buzz - the stimulating history of the sex toy by Lieberman, Hallie, author. Buzz - the stimulating history of the sex toy

"A riveting history that tells the story of sex toys from ancient phalluses to 21st century vibrating rabbits. [Lieberman] focuses on the period from the 1950s through the present, when sex toys evolved from symbols of female emancipation to tools in the fight against HIV/AIDS to consumerist marital aids and finally to mainstays of today's pop culture. Lieberman's history is populated by vivid and fascinating characters, including Ted Marche, an entrepreneurial ventriloquist and dildo maker; Dua

Nov 18, 2017
Cats - secrets of observational drawing by Wynne, Patricia, author. Cats - secrets of observational drawing

"Whether scribbling out a quick sketch with minimal detail, or making a finished portrait where every silky hair and polished whisker stands out, the best cat artists can capture the very essence of feline-ness. How do they do it? Firsthand observation of cats will tell you a lot about the way they sit, yawn, position their tails, and curl up to sleep, but it won't tell you how to get those things down on paper. Classic Sketchbook: Cats is the second in a series of instructional books that began

Nov 18, 2017
Chalk on the wild side by Kaehler, Lorie King, author. Chalk on the wild side

Playing with chalk has never been so fun--or so messy! Chalk on the Wild Side is the second title in Art Camp, an art series geared toward adults who want to engage in creative play with the children in their lives. Designed to introduce young artists to a variety of art methods and techniques in fun, fresh, and inviting new ways, this addition to the series encourages parents and their kids to play outdoors with an assortment of chalk recipes and interactive games and activities. The first half

Nov 21, 2017
Chocolate City - a history of race and democracy in the nation's capital by Asch, Chris Myers, author. Chocolate City - a history of race and democracy in the nation's capital

Nov 18, 2017
Christmas lights up Brazil. by Christmas lights up Brazil.

"A study of the celebrations, customs, and practices of Brazil. Also includes crafts, recipes, and carols"--

Nov 15, 2017
City farmhouse style - designs for a modern country life by Leggett, Kim, author. City farmhouse style - designs for a modern country life

"Come along on the hunt to coveted country sources and the best secret antiquing spots, and learn how to create country farmhouse style in your city dwelling. Author Kim Leggett is the creator of City Farmhouse, an interior design business, pop-up antiquing fairs, and vintage store. She is also a legendary picker and favorite designer to celebrity clients (and country-style mavens) including Meg Ryan, Ralph Lauren, Sheryl Crow, and Philip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. In City

Nov 21, 2017
Coastline - the food of Mediterranean Italy, France & Spain by Galletto, Lucio, 1952- author. Coastline - the food of Mediterranean Italy, France & Spain

Nov 18, 2017
Complete book of sewing techniques - more than 30 essential sewing techniques for you to master by Gardiner, Wendy, author. Complete book of sewing techniques  - more than 30 essential sewing techniques for you to master

"Provides information about sewing machines, sergers, fabrics, threads, interfacings, patterns, and measuring. Includes techniques for hand stitching, machine stitching, making seams and hems, and tips on creating pockets, collars, sleeves, cuffs, buttonholes, ruffles, and much more"--

Nov 18, 2017
Cooking with Zac - recipes from rustic to refined by Posen, Zac, author. Cooking with Zac - recipes from rustic to refined

"Since he was a child, world-renowned fashion designer Zac Posen has been cultivating his passion for cooking. For Zac, cooking and fashion are both sensory experiences. Whether you{u2019}re planning a meal or a fashion line, the goal is to create a masterpiece. In Cooking with Zac, Posen shares a curated collection of the favorite recipes, gathered throughout his extraordinary life--from longstanding family favorites to flavors he's discovered while traveling the globe. When it comes to creatin

Nov 21, 2017
Decoupage your home by Snyman, Fransie, author. Decoupage your home

"One of the most popular crafts to re-emerge recently, decoupage is ideal to decorate just about anything, from small household items to large pieces of furniture. Readers will discover its delights with this start-to-finish guide packed with technique know-how and stylish projects. Starting with tools and materials, preparation of bases and blanks, choosing napkins, paper and fabric, cutting techniques, and finding the perfect product for the effect the readers would like to achieve, the book c

Nov 18, 2017
Disney fun songs - easy piano. by Disney fun songs - easy piano.

26 fun Disney favorites arranged at an easier level.

Nov 21, 2017
DIY solar projects - small projects to whole-home systems - tap into the sun by Smith, Eric W. (Eric William), 1951- author. DIY solar projects - small projects to whole-home systems - tap into the sun

Learn how to put the sun to work, and make your own solar-powered appliances and additions to your home. Offers small-scale, achievable solar projects that homeowners can build and install themselves. From cooking in solar ovens to mounting solar panels on your roof, this book teaches how to take advantage of solar energy. It's all possible with relatively small investments and minimal DIY building experience. For those with more ambitious solar power plans, this updated edition contains informa

Nov 21, 2017
Dollars and sense - how we misthink money and how to spend smarter by Ariely, Dan, author. Dollars and sense - how we misthink money and how to spend smarter

Shares anecdotal insight into the illogical influences behind poor financial decisions and how to outmaneuver them, covering topics ranging from credit-card debt and household budgeting to holiday spending and real estate sales.

Nov 18, 2017
Don't save anything - uncollected essays, articles, and profiles by Salter, James, author. Don't save anything - uncollected essays, articles, and profiles

"This collection gathers Salter's thoughts on writing and profiles of important writers, observations of the changing American military life, evocations of Aspen winters, musings on mountain climbing and skiing, and tales of travels to Europe that first appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, People, Conde´ Nast Traveler, the Aspen Times, among other publications."--Jacket flap.

Nov 18, 2017

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