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Diet two days a week. Eat the Mediterranean way for five.
Author: Dr. Michelle Harvie,Professor Tony Howell
Category: Health & Fitness
100 Pieces of Sun Diary of a Potted Plant A young boy skipping school because of a pretty girl he fancies. Two grandmothers who rule the roost. Biting a dog to make a point. _The delight of moving to a five-bedroom house from a one-bedroom apartment. A mother's sacrifice of wearing torn panty hose so her girls can wear new ones. These stories and more make up the 100 vignettes that provide a snapshot of the author's life from her humble roots growing up in Alabama in the 1950s to the family move to Ohio, life with four sisters, her high school years and graduating from Sarah Lawrence College. Studying at the University of Ghana in West Africa her junior year made a lasting impression on longtime educator Connie Kennedy Calloway. Connie, the first in her family to have multiple college degrees, shares memories of church, battling segregation and racism, teenage parties, health challenges and the instilled values of her close-knit African-American family: responsibility, integrity, freedom, justice and Christian ideals. 100 Pieces of Sun: Diary of a Potted Plant is a humorous-and sometimes poignant- message about the ability to laugh at life even as you reach for the future. Sometimes you can anticipate life's twists and turns, especially with God's help, but sometimes you must make your own way, reaching for your heart's desire instead of watching the world go by like a simple potted plant. AUTHOR BIO Connie Kennedy Calloway has been an educator for more than 30 years, including serving as superintendent of schools in three states. She earned a doctorate from Ohio University in Athens, a master's degree from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi and was one of the _ rst women inducted into Phi Delta Kappa International, Harvard Graduate School of Education. The Alabama native has been recognized as a Crain's Business Woman, Top Ten Influential Woman of the Year and Congressional Medal recipient for National Educational Leader of the Year. Journalist Dan Rather made a documentary on her work to rebuild a large urban school system, and she presented a research paper at an international educational forum in England on changing a failing urban school district into one that had academic successes. The new writer is passionate about her family: Sisters Mary and Myra, daughter Precious and son Sherman, as well as teaching adult Bible study, quilting, world travel, cooking, and her book club.
Diary of a Potted Plant
Author: C. L. Kennedy
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Finally available in the United States, a singular story collection that Time Out declared "unsettlingly brilliant" Astudent's suicide note is not what it seems. A high school football rivalry turns absurd—and deadly. A much-loved cat seems to have been a different animal all along. A pair of identical twins aren't identical at all—or even related. A man finds his own yellowed birth announcement inside a bureau bought at auction. Set in a small upstate New York town, told in a conversational style, Pieces for the Left Hand is a stream of a hundred anecdotes, none much longer than a page. At once funny, bizarre, familiar, and disturbing, these deceptively straightforward tales nevertheless shock and amaze through uncanny coincidence, tragic misunderstanding, strange occurrence, or sudden insight. Unposted letters, unexpected visitors, false memories—in J. Robert Lennon's vision of America, these are the things that decide our fate. Wry and deadpan, powerful and philosophical, these addictive little tales reveal the everyday world as a strange and eerie place.
Author: J. Robert Lennon
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father's killer through multiple dimensions. Marguerite Caine's physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite's father is murdered, and the killer—her parent's handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him. Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul's guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father's death is far more sinister than she expected. A Thousand Pieces of You explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.
Author: Claudia Gray
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Young Adult Fiction
In the summer of 1977, Terri Jentz and her Yale roommate, Shayna Weiss, make a cross-country bike trip. They pitch a tent in the desert of central Oregon. As they are sleeping, a man in a pickup truck deliberately runs over the tent. He then attacks them with an ax. The horrific crime is reported in newspapers across the country. No one is ever arrested. Both women survive, but Shayna suffers from amnesia, while Terri is left alone with memories of the attack. Their friendship is shattered. Fifteen years later, Terri returns to the small town where she was nearly murdered, on the first of many visits she will make "to solve the crime that would solve me." And she makes an extraordinary discovery: the violence of that night is as present for the community as it is for her. Slowly, her extensive interviews with the townspeople yield a terrifying revelation: many say they know who did it, and he is living freely in their midst. Terri then sets out to discover the truth about the crime and its aftermath, and to come to terms with the wounds that broke her life into a before and an after. Ultimately she finds herself face-to-face with the alleged axman. Powerful, eloquent, and paced like the most riveting of thrillers, Strange Piece of Paradise is the electrifying account of Terri's investigation into the mystery of her near murder. A startling profile of a psychopath, a sweeping reflection on violence and the myth of American individualism, and a moving record of a brave inner journey from violence to hope, this searing, unforgettable work is certain to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
A Return to the American West To Investigate My Attempted Murder - and Solve the Riddle of Myself
Author: Terri Jentz
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Lalu Nathoy's father called his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his "thousand pieces of gold," yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, he is forced to sell her. Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a saloonkeeper, and offered as a prize in a poker game. This biographical novel is the extraordinary story of one woman's fight for independence and dignity in the American West.
Author: Ruthanne Lum McCunn
Publisher: Beacon Press
After the sudden loss of her husband, Libby Moran, falling on hard times, gets an unexpected chance to start over when an estranged aunt offers her a job and a place to live on a goat farm where she and her children discover that country life isn't quite what they expected--but is just what they need. Original.
Author: Katherine Center
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Through the richly intertwined narratives of two women from different generations, Ashley Hay, known for her “elegant prose, which draws warm and textured portraits as it celebrates the web of human stories” (New York Times Book Review) weaves an intricate, bighearted tale of the many small decisions—the invisible moments—that come to make a life. “Readers who loved the quiet introspection of Anita Shreve’s The Pilot’s Wife and Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge will enjoy the detailed emotional journeys of Hay’s characters. Their stories will linger long after the final page is turned” (Library Journal). When Elsie Gormley falls and is forced to leave her Brisbane home of sixty-two years, Lucy Kiss and her family move in, eager to make the house their own. Still, Lucy can’t help but feel that she’s unwittingly stumbled into an entirely new life—new house, new city, new baby—and she struggles to navigate the journey from adventurous lover to young parent. In her nearby nursing facility, Elsie traces the years she spent in her beloved house, where she too transformed from a naïve newlywed into a wife and mother, and eventually, a widow. Gradually, the boundary between present and past becomes more porous for her, and for Lucy—because the house has secrets of its own, and its rooms seem to share with Lucy memories from Elsie’s life. Luminous and deeply affecting, A Hundred Small Lessons is a “lyrically written portrayal” (BookPage, Top Pick) of what it means to be human, and how a place can transform who we are. It’s about a house that becomes much more than a home, and the shifting identities of mother and daughter; father and son. Above all else, this is a story of the surprising and miraculous ways that our lives intersect with those who have come before us, and those who follow.
Author: Ashley Hay
Publisher: Simon and Schuster