BOOK NOTES: “Vegetable Literacy” ... “HRC” ... “Chasing Shackleton”
Grand Forks Public Library "Vegetable Literacy" by Deborah Madison. As seed catalogs begin to arrive in the mail, reach for this beautifully photographed cookbook and its advice on pairing ingredients from the same plant family. Melon and cucumbe...
Grand Forks Public Library
- “Vegetable Literacy” by Deborah Madison. As seed catalogs begin to arrive in the mail, reach for this beautifully photographed cookbook and its advice on pairing ingredients from the same plant family. Melon and cucumber salad, anyone?
- “HRC” by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. Leavened with House of Cards-style intrigue, this biography of Hillary Clinton’s years at the State Department offers an incisive look at the possible 2016 presidential candidate.
- “Chasing Shackleton” by Tim Jarvis. An Australian adventurer resolves to recreate Ernest Shackleton’s storied Antarctic rescue mission, battling bitter winds, trench foot, and PBS camera crews along the way.
- “The Death Class” by Erika Hayasaki. With program prioritization in the air, this profile of an unconventional course taught by a nurse and abuse survivor shows how the right professor can make all the difference in students’ lives.
- “The Happiest Life” by Hugh Hewitt. The conservative radio host reflects on seven gifts, from encouragement to gratitude, and the relationships in which they are given as the touchstones of human happiness.
East Grand Forks Campbell Library
- “Hild” by Nicola Griffith. Working from historical record, Griffith tells the story of Hild, a young woman in seventh-century Britain where small kingdoms are merging frequently and violently. Follow her story as she becomes the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages.
- “Innocence” by Dean Koontz tells the story of a man living in solitude- an exile from society, and a woman in seclusion- a fugitive from her enemies. Through chance they form a bond that will help them both in the troubled times to come.
- “Fiction on a Stick” edited by Daniel Slager is an anthology of writings selected for both literary merit and to reflect the Minnesota’s increasing changes. With writings by and about an extraordinarily wide range of voices and characters, this is an essential collection for fans of the North Star State, regional fiction, and serious literature.
- “Wake the Dawn” by Lauraine Snelling. A tragic accident stole the love of Ben James’ life and he never finished grieving. When Ben finds an abandoned baby in the woods, he rushes the child to the only clinic in the area while a storm strikes with unexpected fury.
- “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman. Tom Sherbourne takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, along with his wife, Isabel. After two miscarriages and one stillborn, the two claim a baby as their own that washed up in a boat.