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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
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
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
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
Big mind - how collective intelligence can change our world by Mulgan, Geoff, author. Big mind - how collective intelligence can change our world

A new field of collective intelligence has emerged in the last few years, prompted by a wave of digital technologies that make it possible for organizations and societies to think at large scale. This “bigger mind”--human and machine capabilities working together--has the potential to solve the great challenges of our time. So why do smart technologies not automatically lead to smart results? Gathering insights from diverse fields, including philosophy, computer science, and biology, Big Mind re

Nov 21, 2017
Bethlehem - biography of a town by Blincoe, Nicholas, author. Bethlehem - biography of a town

"[ Bethlehem ] brings within reach 11,000 years of history, centering on the beloved town's unique place in the world. Blincoe's love of Bethlehem is compelling, even as he does not shy away from the complexities of its chronicle." --President Jimmy Carter Bethlehem is so suffused with history and myth that it feels like an unreal city even to those who call it home. For many, Bethlehem remains the little town at the edge of the desert described in Biblical accounts. Today, the city is hemmed in

Nov 18, 2017
Bear awareness - questions and answers on taming your wild mind by Ajahn Brahm, 1951- author. Bear awareness - questions and answers on taming your wild mind

Nov 18, 2017
Barking to the choir - the power of radical kinship by Boyle, Greg, author. Barking to the choir - the power of radical kinship

"In a moving example of unconditional love in difficult times, the Jesuit priest and bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, Gregory Boyle, shares what three decades of working with gang members in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of kinship. In his first book, ... Gregory Boyle introduced us to Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention program in the world. Critics hailed that book as an 'astounding literary and spiritual feat' (Publishers W

Nov 18, 2017
Archaeology - the essential guide to our human past by Archaeology - the essential guide to our human past

"A trip through time and around the globe to more than 100 major sites of archaeological importance"--

Nov 17, 2017
Arc of utopia - the beautiful story of the Russian Revolution by Chamberlain, Lesley, author. Arc of utopia - the beautiful story of the Russian Revolution

Nov 17, 2017
Arab cooking on a Prairie homestead - recipes and recollections from a Syrian pioneer by Salloum, Habeeb, author. Arab cooking on a Prairie homestead - recipes and recollections from a Syrian pioneer

"In the 1920s, Habeeb Salloum's parents left behind the orchards and vineyards of French-occupied Syria to seek a new life on the windswept, drought-stricken Canadian prairies. With recollections that show the grit and improvisation of early Syrian pioneers, Arab Cooking on a Prairie Homestead demonstrates Salloum's love of traditional Arab cuisine. By growing "exotic" crops brought from their country of origin-such as lentils, chickpeas, and bulgur-the Salloums survived the Dust Bowl conditions

Nov 21, 2017
Apocalypse 1692 - empire, slavery, and the great Port Royal earthquake by Hughes, Ben, author. Apocalypse 1692 - empire, slavery, and the great Port Royal earthquake

"A haven for pirates and the center of the New World's frenzied trade in slaves and sugar, Port Royal, Jamaica, was a notorious cutthroat settlement where enormous fortunes were gained for the fledgling English empire. But on June 7, 1692, it all came to a catastrophic end. Drawing on research carried out in Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States, Apocalypse 1692: Empire, Slavery, and the Great Port Royal Earthquake by Ben Hughes opens in a post-Glorious Revolution London where two Jamaica

Nov 18, 2017
Anatomy - a complete guide to the human body, for artists & students by Joseph, Christopher. Anatomy - a complete guide to the human body, for artists & students

Gray's Anatomy, that classic beloved of medical students for over 100 years, is the fundamental work underlying Pocket Anatomy. But this is Gray's with a difference with all the fine engravings of the original, but accompanied by fresher, more accessible text that explains in lay terms exactly how the hip bone is connected to the thigh bone, and all the other systems as well. The book contains 350 detailed engravings many of them in colour and is an invaluable guide for all students of anatomy,

Nov 21, 2017
Alone - lost overboard in the Indian Ocean by Archibald, Brett, author. Alone - lost overboard in the Indian Ocean

"In April 2013, fifty-year-old Brett Archibald set off with his friends on a dream surf charter trip off the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia. It quickly became a nightmare: in the middle of a storm, suffering from severe food poisoning, Brett leaned overboard--and blacked out. He awoke in the raging sea. No one had seen him fall, and no one heard his shouts for help. He watched his boat sail away. It would be eight hours before his friends realized he was missing. A frantic search then began for t

Nov 18, 2017
All-time favorite sheet cakes & slab pies - easy to make, easy to serve by Weinstein, Bruce, 1960- author. All-time favorite sheet cakes & slab pies - easy to make, easy to serve

Collects recipes for old-fashioned, comforting desserts suitable for every occasion, including such options as vanilla cake with confetti frosting, blueberry buckle, chocolate chip ricotta cheesecake, and lemon meringue pie.

Nov 17, 2017
All out war - the plot to destroy Trump by Klein, Edward, 1936- author. All out war - the plot to destroy Trump

With ferocity not seen since the Civil War, the Washington establishment and the radical Left are joining forces in an attempted coup d'etat to overturn the will of the people and return power to the political and media elites who have never been more unhinged. In All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump, investigative reporter and national best-selling author Edward Klein reveals: how the plot to destroy Trump was initiated in the Obama White House; two EXCLUSIVE FBI reports that prove the existe

Nov 18, 2017
Aging with wisdom - reflections, stories and teachings by Hoblitzelle, Olivia Ames, author. Aging with wisdom - reflections, stories and teachings

Nov 18, 2017
Aging thoughtfully - conversations about retirement, romance, wrinkles, and regret by Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947- author. Aging thoughtfully - conversations about retirement, romance, wrinkles, and regret

A philosopher and a lawyer-economist examine the challenges of the last third of life. They write about friendship, sex, retirement communities, inheritance, poverty, and the depiction of aging women in films. These essays, or conversations, will help readers of all ages think about how to age well, or at least thoughtfully, and how to interact with older family members and friends.

Nov 21, 2017
A world without "whom" - the essential guide to language in the BuzzFeed age by Favilla, Emmy, author. A world without "whom" - the essential guide to language in the BuzzFeed age

Builds on a premise that language in the Internet age is playful, flexible, and ethically aware to share observations that modern language has artistic qualities that should be assessed more for clarity than for adherence to grammatical rules.

Nov 17, 2017
A fierce heart - finding strength, wisdom, and courage in any moment by Washam, Spring, author. A fierce heart - finding strength, wisdom, and courage in any moment

From the founder of the East Bay Meditation Center, reflections and stories both personal and global that provide a contemporary interpretation of the Buddha's 2,500 year old teachings on mindfulness, wisdom and compassion.

Nov 18, 2017

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