Sunday, September 29, 2013

New Nonfiction: Pancakes, Beer, and Rock & Roll

Look for these titles in the New Nonfiction collection on the first floor, or ask a librarian.

Parenting Your Powerful Child: Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles, by Dr. Kevin Leman. Call number 649.64 LEM

Whether loud and temperamental, quiet and sensitive, or stubborn and manipulative, powerful children can be a challenge. But it doesn't have to be that way. All children need to face the realities of life, and the best place for them to do so is in the safety of their home. By the author of Have a New Kid by Friday.

The Audacity of Hops: The History of America's Craft Beer Revolution, by Tom Acitelli. Call number 641.23 ACI

This entertaining and informative history brims with charming, remarkable stories, which together weave a very American business tale of formidable odds and refreshing success.

Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health, by Jo Robinson. Call number 613.2 ROB

Investigative journalist Robinson reveals the nutritional history of our fruits and vegetables, starting with the wild plants that were central to our original diet, and describing how 400 generations of farmers have unwittingly squandered a host of essential fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life, by Graham Nash. Call number 781.66 NASH

 A candid and riveting autobiography from Graham Nash, the legendary musician and founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies.

Pancakes: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack, by Adrianna Adarme. Call number 641.8153

Who doesn't love a pancake? Celebrated in all cultures and made with a variety of ingredients, they are the ultimate comfort food. From the founder of A Cozy Kitchen blog.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

New in Nonfiction

The Illustrated Gettysburg Reader gathers letters, journals, articles and speeches from the people who lived through the Battle of Gettysburg. Tied together with narrative by historian Rod Gragg and illustrated with a wealth of photographs and images, The Illustrated Gettysburg Reader will transport you to the battlefield and immerse you in the emotional intensity of the struggle of brother against brother for the future of the United States. Call number: 973.7349 GRA

This book is surely as close as anyone will ever come to being a fly on the wall of Sun Studios during the spontaneous jam session over half a century ago featuring Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash. Million Dollar Quartet is the name given to recordings made on December 4, 1956 in the Sun Record Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Of the four, only Elvis was a bona fide superstar at the time. This book details the early lives and careers of the quartet. Call number: 781.66 MIL

Kelsey Timmerman set out on a global quest to meet the farmers and fisherman who grow and catch our food, and also worked alongside them: loading lobster boats in Nicaragua, splitting cocoa beans with a machete in Ivory Coast, and hauling tomatoes in Ohio. Where Am I Eating? tells fascinating stories of the farmers and fishermen around the world who produce the food we eat and explains how our habits affect them. Call number: 338.19 TIM

In a powerful and intimate memoir, Jackie Hance shares her story of unbearable loss, darkest despair, and -- slowly, painfully, and miraculously -- her cautious return to hope and love after the death of her three young daughters in a traffic accident. B Hance, J. HAN

Visit the New Nonfiction collection on the first floor to find these titles and many more. Ask a librarian if the book you're looking for isn't on the shelf.