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This Just in @ CAPL
A sampling of new materials just in at CAPL.
New parenting books! 3/20/13
Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella
Love and guilt are thick in the Scottoline/Serritella household, and Lisa and Francesca’s mother-daughter-turned-best-friends bond will strike a familiar note to many. But now that Lisa is a suburban empty nester and Francesca is an independent twentysomething in the big city, they have to learn how to stay close while living apart. How does a mother’s love translate across state lines and over any semblance of personal boundaries? You’ll laugh out loud as they face off over the proper technique for packing dishes, the importance of bringing a coat in the summertime, and the dos and don’ts of dating at any age. Add feisty octogenarian Mother Mary to the mix, and you have a Molotov cocktail of estrogen, opinions, and fun.
These stories will make you laugh, cry, and call your mother, daughter, and all your girlfriends.
Book, Line and Sinker: A Library Lover’s Mystery by Jenn McKinlay
Answering tricky reference questions like this one provides plenty of excitement for library director Lindsey Norris. But when a shocking murder is committed in her cozy coastal town of Briar Creek, Connecticut, the question of who did it must be answered before an innocent man gets the book thrown at him…
In Philida, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, André Brink—“one of South Africa’s greatest novelists” (The Telegraph)—gives us his most powerful novel yet; the truly unforgettable story of a female slave, and her fierce determination to survive and to be free.
It is 1832 in South Africa, the year before slavery is abolished and the slaves are emancipated. Philida is the mother of four children by Francois Brink, the son of her master. When Francois’s father orders him to marry a woman from a prominent Cape Town family, Francois reneges on his promise to give Philida her freedom, threatening instead to sell her to new owners in the harsh country up north.
Here is the remarkable story—based on individuals connected to the author’s family—of a fiercely independent woman who will settle for nothing and for no one. Unwilling to accept the future that lies ahead of her, Philida continues to test the limits and lodges a complaint against the Brink family. Then she sets off on a journey—from the southernmost reaches of the Cape, across a great wilderness, to the far north of the country—in order to reclaim her soul.
A riveting, brilliantly written debut novel, The Death of Bees is a coming-of-age story in which two young sisters attempt to hold the world at bay after the mysterious death of their parents.
Marnie and Nelly, left on their own in Glasgow’s Hazlehurst housing estate, attempt to avoid suspicion until Marnie can become a legal guardian for her younger sister.
Written with fierce sympathy and beautiful precision, and told in alternating voices, The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell is an enchanting, grimly comic tale of lost souls who, unable to answer for themselves, can answer only for each other.
Let the Flames Begin: Tips, Techniques, and Recipes for Real Live Fire Cooking by Chris Schlesinger & John Willoughby
All the secrets, all the fun, and hundreds of great recipes for real grilling.
They burst on the culinary scene a dozen years ago with the genre-defining Thrill of the Grill; now they’re back to demonstrate once again their cardinal principle: cooking your food can be as much fun as eating it. The surest route to backyard nirvana, say Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby, is to always cook with the real thinglive fire. To make it easy they’ve put more of everything into this new grilling bible: more useful information, more effective techniques, more imaginative and flavor-packed recipes, more ways to make grilling not just a technique but a way of life. With detailed descriptions of each live fire cooking technique, over 250 spectacular recipes, and advice on everything from accurately gauging doneness to knowing when (and, more importantly, when not) to cover your grill, this entertaining book will take you all the way to grilling masteryand we know you’ll enjoy the trip. 16 pages of color photographs, 35 drawings.
Nurturing Dads: Social Initiatives for Contemporary Fatherhood
Nurturing Dads asserts that society should help fathers become more committed and attentive caregivers and that federal and state agencies, work sites, grassroots advocacy groups, and the media all have roles to play. Recent efforts to introduce state-initiated paternity leave should be coupled with social programs that encourage fathers to develop unconditional commitments to children, to co-parent with mothers, to establish partnerships with their children’s other caregivers, and to develop parenting skills and resources before becoming fathers via activities like volunteering and mentoring kids. Ultimately, Marsiglio and Roy argue, such combined strategies would not only change the policy landscape to promote engaged fathering but also change the cultural landscape to view nurturance as a fundamental aspect of good fathering.