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Sweetness

Christy Jordan

"What is sweetness? It's life: Memories made in our parents' and grandparents' kitchens. Welcoming guests with an open heart. And it's food: Passing slices of old-fashioned Peach Buttermilk Pie around the table. Greeting kids after school with Chocolate Chip Dream Bars. Laughing together over glasses of cold Sweet Tea on the front porch. Christy Jordan is the doyenne of Southern cooking for a new generation. Talk about soul-satisfying: Love at First Bite Brown Sugar Bars. Icebox Oatmeal Cookies. Gooey Cherry Bars. Mama Reed's Jam Cake. Chocolate Chess Pie. Plus decadent ice cream toppings, refreshing fruit salads, candies (including three kinds of fudge!), spiced nuts, floats, punches, and more. Life is sweet--cultivate it, savor it, share it, celebrate it.

 

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

Brad Ricca

The true story of Mrs. Grace Humiston, the detective and lawyer who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation's greatest crime fighters during an era when women weren't even allowed to vote. After graduating from N.Y.U. law school, Grace opened a legal clinic in the city for low-income immigrant clients, and quickly established a reputation as a fierce, but fair lawyer who was always on the side of the disenfranchised.

 

The Bee-Friendly Garden

Kate Frey

Frey and LeBuhn provide everything you need to know to create a vibrant, healthy garden that helps both the threatened honeybee and native bees. Just a few simple changes to your garden will make your yard a welcoming habitat for nature's most productive pollinator.

 

 

Mr. Food Test Kitchen: The Ultimate Cake Mix and More Cookbook

 

Cake. Food mixes. Desserts. Quick and easy cooking.

 

 

 

 

The Book Thieves

Anders Rydell

While the Nazi party was being condemned by much of the world for burning books, they were already hard at work perpetrating an even greater literary crime. Through extensive new research that included records saved by the Monuments Men themselves--Anders Rydell tells the untold story of Nazi book theft, as he himself joins the effort to return the stolen books. When the Nazi soldiers ransacked Europe's libraries and bookshops, large and small, the books they stole were not burned. Instead, the Nazis began to compile a library of their own that they could use to wage an intellectual war on literature and history.

 

Skinny Slow Cooker

 

Want to set the table with mouthwatering dishes that cut fat, calories, and kitchen time? Let your slow cooker help! Taste of Home Skinny Slow Cooker offers hundreds of healthy family favorites--without the fuss~

 

 

 

This Life I Live

Rory Feek

A singer-songwriter whose wife and fellow musician was diagnosed with a rapidly spreading cancer shows what can happen when God brings both his presence and the right companion into our lives, in a book where he also gives details on what he calls "the long goodbye," the blessing of being able to know that life is going to end and taking advantage of it.

 

The Magnolia Story

Chip Gaines

Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of the TV show Fixer Upper, describe their lives and renovation projects and the origins of the show.

 

 

Scrappy Little Nobody

Anna Kendrick

Kendrick invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and wry observations. She recounts the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can—from her unusual path to the performing arts, to her double life as a middle-school student who also starred on Broadway to her initial “dating experiments”, reviewing a binder full of butt doubles to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual “man-child.”

 

Homo Deus

Yuval Harari

Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style--thorough, yet riveting--famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda. What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century--from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution.