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The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook

by Beth Hensperger Julie Kaufman

Rice cookers are perfect for how we cook today--versatile and convenient, they have one-button technology, don't take up much counter space, and are a breeze to clean. And they can do so much more than produce foolproof rice, beans, and grains. The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook shows you how to make everything from Thai Curried Rice to Chocolate Pots de Crème with Poached Fresh Cherries, from Breakfast Barley to Turkey Chili with Baby White Beans.

Bless this Mouse

by Lois Lowry Eric Rohmann

A resilient and quirky colony of church mice fears another Great X more than they fear cats. Under Mouse Mistress Hildegarde's leadership, they save themselves from one danger after another--sometimes just by the skin of their tails! Can one ultimate act of bravery during the feast day of St. Francis get Father Murphy to bless these mice and keep them safe forever? Rife with humor and personality, this young middle-grade novel has an old-fashioned feel with the makings of a modern classic.

Becoming Strangers

by Louise Dean

After more than half a century of marriage, Dorothy and George are embarking on their first journey abroad together. Three decades younger, Jan and Annemieke are taking the last in their tumultuous union. At first the luxury of a Caribbean resort is no match for the habits of domestic life. Then the couples' paths cross, and a series of surprises ensues-a disappearance and an assault, most dramatically, but also a teapot tempest of passions, slights, misunder­standings, and small awakenings that punctuate a week in which each pair struggles to come to terms with what's been keeping them apart. Becoming Strangers is a different kind of love story-bitter­sweet, bitingly funny, and ultimately redeeming.

Diamond Dust

by Anita Desai

Upon the recent publication of Fasting, Feasting, critics raved about Anita Desai: "Desai is more than smart; she's an undeniable genius" (Washington Post Book World). The Wall Street Journal called Fasting, Feasting "poignant, penetrating . . . a splendid novel, " while the Boston Globe celebrated Desai's "beautiful literary universe." Now, in this richly diverse collection, Desai trains her luminous spotlight on private universes, stretching from India to New England, from Cornwall to Mexico. Skillfully navigating the fault lines between social obligation and personal loyalties, the men and women in these nine tales set out on journeys that suddenly go beyond the pale -- or surprisingly lead them back to where they started from. In the mischievous title story, a beloved dog brings nothing but disaster to his obsessed master; in other tales, old friendships and family ties stir up buried feelings, demanding either renewed commitment or escape. And in the final exquisite story, a young woman discovers a new kind of freedom in Delhi's rooftop community. With her trademark "perceptiveness, delicacy of language, and sharp wit" (Salman Rushdie) in full evidence here, Anita Desai once again gloriously confirms that she is "India's finest writer in English" (Independent).

Those That Wake

by Jesse Karp

New York City's spirit has been crushed. People walk the streets with their heads down, withdrawing from one another and into the cold comfort of technology. Teenagers Mal and Laura have grown up in this reality. They've never met. Seemingly, they never will. But on the same day Mal learns his brother has disappeared, Laura discovers her parents have forgotten her. Both begin a search for their families that leads them to the same truth: someone or something has wiped the teens from the memories of every person they have ever known. Thrown together, Mal and Laura must find common ground as they attempt to reclaim their pasts.

The Night My Sister Went Missing

by Carol Plum-Ucci

A tiny pistol, passed from friend to friend at a party on an abandoned pier, suddenly fires-and Casey Carmody falls into the water below. Kurt, Casey's older brother, endures a seemingly endless night at the police station while the coast guard searches for his sister and his friends are questioned, one by one.Was the gunfire accidental or deliberate? Or was the whole drama one of Casey's practical jokes? And where is Casey-or her body-now? Includes an interview with the author and a reader's guide.

The Liberated Bride

by Hillel Halkin A. B. Yehoshua

Yochanan Rivlin, a professor at Haifa University, is a man of boundless and often naïve curiosity. His wife, Hagit, a district judge, is tolerant of almost everything but her husband's faults and prevarications. Frequent arguments aside, they are a well-adjusted couple with two grown sons.When one of Rivlin's students-a young Arab bride from a village in the Galilee-is assigned to help with his research in recent Algerian history, a two-pronged mystery develops. As they probe the causes of the bloody Algerian civil war, Rivlin also becomes obsessed with his son's failed marriage.Rivlin's search leads to a number of improbable escapades. In this comedy of manners, at once deeply serious and highly entertaining, Yehoshua brilliantly portrays characters from disparate sectors of Israeli life, united above all by a very human desire for, and fear of, the truth in politics and life.

Over the Gate

by Miss Read

Throughout her years as schoolmistress, Miss Read has gathered excellent accounts of the rich and varied history of her beloved country village, often through neighborly conversation over the gate. Fairacre has garnered its share of odd incidents, entertaining episodes, and village folklore, from an unusual recipe for weight loss found in an old notebook -- and used with alarming consequences -- to the tragic story of the village ghost. With characteristic grace and vigor, Miss Read retells many treasured stories of Fairacre past and present.

Motel of the Mysteries

by David Macaulay

It is the year 4022; all of the ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a catastrophe that occurred back in 1985. Imagine, then, the excitement that Howard Carson, an amateur archeologist at best, experienced when in crossing the perimeter of an abandoned excavation site he felt the ground give way beneath him and found himself at the bottom of a shaft, which, judging from the DO NOT DISTURB sign hanging from an archaic doorknob, was clearly the entrance to a still-sealed burial chamber. Carson's incredible discoveries, including the remains of two bodies, one of then on a ceremonial bed facing an altar that appeared to be a means of communicating with the Gods and the other lying in a porcelain sarcophagus in the Inner Chamber, permitted him to piece together the whole fabric of that extraordinary civilization.

Castle

by David Macaulay

The word itself conjures up mystery, romance, intrigue, and grandeur. What could be more perfect for an author/illustrator who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have long fascinated modern man? With typical zest and wry sense of humor punctuating his drawings, David Macaulay traces the step-by-step planning and construction of both castle and town.

Vivian Apple at the End of the World

by Katie Coyle

Seventeen-year-old Vivian Apple never believed in the evangelical Church of America, unlike her recently devout parents. But when Vivian returns home the night after the supposed "Rapture," all that's left of her parents are two holes in the roof. Suddenly, she doesn't know who or what to believe. With her best friend Harp and a mysterious ally, Peter, Vivian embarks on a desperate cross-country roadtrip through a paranoid and panic-stricken America to find answers. Because at the end of the world, Vivan Apple isn't looking for a savior. She's looking for the truth.

Beowulf

by Christopher Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien

The translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien was an early work, very distinctive in its mode, completed in 1926: he returned to it later to make hasty corrections, but seems never to have considered its publication. This edition is twofold, for there exists an illuminating commentary on the text of the poem by the translator himself, in the written form of a series of lectures given at Oxford in the 1930s; and from these lectures a substantial selection has been made, to form also a commentary on the translation in this book. From his creative attention to detail in these lectures there arises a sense of the immediacy and clarity of his vision. It is as if he entered into the imagined past: standing beside Beowulf and his men shaking out their mail-shirts as they beached their ship on the coast of Denmark, listening to the rising anger of Beowulf at the taunting of Unferth, or looking up in amazement at Grendel's terrible hand set under the roof of Heorot. But the commentary in this book includes also much from those lectures in which, while always anchored in the text, he expressed his wider perceptions. He looks closely at the dragon that would slay Beowulf "snuffling in baffled rage and injured greed when he discovers the theft of the cup"; but he rebuts the notion that this is "a mere treasure story", "just another dragon tale". He turns to the lines that tell of the burying of the golden things long ago, and observes that it is "the feeling for the treasure itself, this sad history" that raises it to another level. "The whole thing is sombre, tragic, sinister, curiously real. The 'treasure' is not just some lucky wealth that will enable the finder to have a good time, or marry the princess. It is laden with history, leading back into the dark heathen ages beyond the memory of song, but not beyond the reach of imagination." Sellic spell, a "marvellous tale", is a story written by Tolkien suggesting what might have been the form and style of an Old English folk-tale of Beowulf, in which there was no association with the "historical legends" of the Northern kingdoms.

Genuine Sweet

by Faith Harkey

Twelve-year-old Genuine Sweet, of tiny Sass, Georgia, can grant any wish . . . except her own. It's a peculiar predicament, considering how much she could use a few wishes. New friends help Genuine give her family a boost--and then she takes her gift global! Life finally seems to be on the mend. But when she's faced with unexpected trouble that no amount of wishing can fix, Genuine must puzzle out the difference between wishing for a better life and building one. Told in the engaging, irresistible voice of Genuine Sweet herself, Faith Harkey's debut novel spins a remarkable tale of a small-town girl with big-time magic and an even bigger heart.

Human Voices

by Penelope Fitzgerald

When British listeners tuned in to the BBC's Nine O'Clock News in the middle of 1940, they had no idea what human dramas-and follies-were unfolding behind the scenes. Targeted by enemy bombers, the BBC had turned its concert hall into a dormitory for both sexes, and personal chaos rivaled the political. The tense relationship between two departmental directors is at the center of Human Voices, as is Annie, a sixteen-year-old assistant who falls hopelessly in love with the monstrously selfish one. Reading this intimate glimpse behind the scenes of the BBC in its heyday, "one is left with the sensation," William Boyd wrote in London Magazine, "that this is what is was really like."

Rigorous Training

by Lisa Fox

An unorthodox coach believes that a determined gymnast lacks the necessary discipline to make it to the top. He's a hard task master but, if she can convince him to give her a chance, the results could be spectacular!

Separate Is Never Equal : Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

by Duncan Tonatiuh

2015 Jane Addams Younger Reader Award, 2015 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book and 2015 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book<P><P> Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a "Whites only" school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.

Lone Star and the Trapper Turf War (Lone Star #146)

by Wesley Ellis

Only timber stands between the Lone Star Duo and flying bullets in a bloody northwoods duel. Trouble comes in pairs when two Starbuck associates sound the alarm. Setting their noses on both trails, Jessie and Ki uncover a plot to swindle precious coal reserves beneath a timber stand.

Lone Star and the Badlands War (Lone Star #16)

by Wesley Ellis

They call them The Lone Star Legend. Jessica Starbuck - a magnificent woman of the West, fighting for justice on America's fromtier... Ki - the martial arts master sworn to protect her and the code she lived by...Together they conquered the West as no other man and woman ever had!

Lone Star and the Apache Revenge (Lone Star #21)

by Wesley Ellis

With his mind set on vengeance. James "Two Wolves" Campbell had only one thing in mind: to kill the man who had poisoned his people and used the Apaches to spread terror in the West. In him, Ki met his match in battle, and Jessie found some of the most passionate moments in her life. Together they fought to uproot the greatest evil the West had ever known.

Lone Star and the Mountain of Fire (Lone Star #153)

by Wesley Ellis

Colonel Edgar Perry rides onto the Circle Star Ranch with a get-rich-quick scheme for extending the Texas border deep into Mexico. Jessie and Ki say no, but Perry won't take no for an answer and he seizes Jessie at gunpoint. Now Ki must save her--and prevent a catastrophic Mexican border war.

Lone Star and the Rio Grande Bandits (Lone Star #34)

by Wesley Ellis

Out of the frying pan and into the fire.Things were hot enough back at the Circle Star. The cartel's operatives were moving in on the Starbuck spread, and it took the grisly death of a hired assassin to move them out again. The Lone Star team needed a vacation. Bad!

Lone Star and the Mountain Man (Lone Star #25)

by Wesley Ellis

Strange things are happening in the Starbuck mines. When Jebediah Baker, an old friend of Jessie's father, is hanged by a mob, and the Starbuck manager in the town of Mule is killed with dynamite tied around his waist, Jessie and Ki head for Montana to investigate. Ki meets the beautiful half-Sioux, Yellow Wing; and Jessie the fearless mountain man, Joseph Glass. Together they set out to confront the shadowy cartel and stop their sinister scheme to take control of the Northwest.

Lone Star and the Amarillo Rifles (Lone Star #29)

by Wesley Ellis

Jessie and Ki join a traveling circus - headed for a deadly showdown!

Lone Star and the Moon Trail Feud (Lone Star #32)

by Wesley Ellis

Center City becomes the scene for a showdown between the Liberty Saloon and Sister Angela and her Temperance Army. Always on the side of freedom, Jessie and Ki come to the aid of the bar's proprietor. But once they get to Center City, they find the man's blood spilled along with his whiskey. Soon Jessie and Ki are battling an evil cartel. . . .

Lone Star and the Golden Mesa (Lone Star #33)

by Wesley Ellis

They call them The Lone Star Legend. Jessica Starbuck - a magnificent woman of the West, fighting for justice on America's fromtier... Ki - the martial arts master sworn to protect her and the code she lived by...Together they conquered the West as no other man and woman ever had!

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