Genres: Science and Nature, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Cooking Literature, Cookbooks
Favorite Authors: Gabriel Garia Marquez, Wendell Berry, Barbara Kingsolver, Edward Abbey, Michael Pollan, J.R.R. Tolkien
Favorite Books: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver, My Life in France by Julia Child, Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey, Serena by Ron Rash
A New York Times Notable Book
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
A Barnes & Noble Discover Pick
An Indie Next Pick
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Flavorwire Best Book of the Year
An Elle Best Book of the Year
Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow.
Perhaps more responsible than anyone for the revolution in the way we eat, cook, and think about food, Alice Waters has single-handedly chang ed] the American palate according to the New York Times. Her simple but inventive dishes focus on a passion for flavor and a reverence for locally produced, seasonal foods.
National Book Award Finalist
NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller
29th Lambda Literary Awards Finalist
NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work
An NPR Best Book of 2016
Buzzfeed's pick for Best Fiction of 2016
Winner of the PEN Open Book Award
An NPR Best Book of 2016
A Washington Post Notable Fiction Pick
A PBS NewsHour Best Book of 2016
A Slate Best Book of the Year
One of Esquire Magazine's Best Books of 2016
One of Oprah.com's 10 Favorite Books of 2016
"The Risen is an important novel -- and an intriguing one -- from one of our master storytellers. In its pages, the past rises up, haunting and chiding, demanding answers of us all." --The News & Observer
An inspiring literary fantasy about two gifted girls from the bestselling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, The Life of Elves sings of the human spirit and conveys a message of hope and faith.
The bestselling story of Julia's years in France--and the basis for Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams--in her own words.
Heidi Heilig's debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City, to nineteenth-century Hawaii, to places of myth and legend. Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father's ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end.
"When you looked down into the stone, you looked into a yellow deep that drew your eyes into it so that they saw nothing else."
-A love story of astonishing power.- - Newsweek
the International Bestseller and modern literary classic by Nobel Prize-Winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Jayber Crow, born in Goforth, Kentucky, orphaned at age ten, began his search as a -pre-ministerial student- at Pigeonville College. There, freedom met with new burdens and a young man needed more than a mirror to find himself. But the beginning of that finding was a short conversation with -Old Grit, - his profound professor of New Testament Greek.