Harper Collins

Acclaimed New York chef April Bloomfield takes home cooks on a tour of the food that has made her a star, sharing recipes which pair her English roots with a deeply Italian influence. “Bloomfield is already someone I admire enormously and whose food I adore…. With A Girl and Her Pig, she’s done yet another extraordinary thing: It’s a beast—and it’s going right up there on the special shelf next to the classics.” —Anthony Bourdain
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ISBN: 9780062003966
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Published: Ecco Press - April 10th, 2012

Supreme Court lawyer and political pundit Linda Hirshman details the story of how a resourceful and dedicated minority transformed the notion of American marriage equality and forged a campaign for cultural change that will serve as a model for all future political movements. “This exuberant history of arguably the final and most difficult civil rights struggle relates, in surprisingly upbeat fashion, the fight ‘to slowly bend the arc of history toward justice’ for gay men and women. Undeniably inspiring.” —Publishers Weekly
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ISBN: 9780061965500
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Published: HarperTorch - June 5th, 2012

“Faith, patience, truth, love, peace, study, and reconciliation: these are the buckets into which Lewis pours his message about ‘the inner transformation that must be realized to effect lasting social change.’ A civil rights pioneer and Georgia congressman, Lewis seeks to inspire nonviolent activism in a time that he regards as the most violent in history.” —Publishers Weekly
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ISBN: 9781401324117
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Published: Hachette Books - May 15th, 2012

After losing her job, Noelle Hancock was full of self-doubt and had no idea what she wanted to do with her life. Scared and crippled by anxiety, she decided to heed Eleanor Roosevelt’s advice: “Do one thing every day that scares you.” The results are chronicled in this terrific book. “Eleanor taught Noelle that, first and foremost, Courage Takes Practice. Her yearlong quest to face her terrors, great and small, is moving, enriching, and hilarious—we readers are lucky to be along for the ride.” —Julie Powell, author of Julie & Julia
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ISBN: 9780061875014
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Published: Ecco Press - June 5th, 2012

In a sexy thriller full of Stephenson’s excellently nerdy wit, bad guys are chased across the globe and through cyberia. A mildly annoying virus in the world’s most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game sets off a chain of events that leads to terrorists, explosions, and a kidnapping. Richard Forthrast, creator of the online world, must use his draft-dodging and drug-smuggling past to rescue his adopted niece. The high-octane ending is incredibly satisfying, proving once again that Stephenson deserves all the adulation we give him.

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Nici
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ISBN: 9780062191496
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Published: William Morrow & Company - May 15th, 2012

Ann Patchett is one of those authors you want to read for the first time again and again; you can’t help but be swept up with that wonderful feeling of seeing life from a new perspective. State of Wonder is an adventure story whose beauty lies in the description and, well, oddity of its setting, with deadly snakes, harrowing river rides, and malaria-induced nightmares, where breathtaking beauty stands side by side with wrenching loss. Dr. Marina Singh, a research scientist at a pharmaceutical company, is sent to Brazil to track down another elusive doctor who is working with a tribe in the Amazon to create a valuable new drug. There are images in this book that you will never be able to forget; there is a moral tug-of-war that will make your heart pound, and there is that incredible beauty that Patchett embeds in her writing.
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S.M.C.
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ISBN: 9780062049810
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 8th, 2012

There are few novels that leave me in silence—that deep felt silence of profound experience like a cathedral or a sudden clearing among high trees. The Orchardist is a book that, once read, becomes sacred. The story starts in the late 1800’s in upper state Washington. In an orchard a solitary man, broken but slowly healing, lives and tends to his land, when two girls show up, vigilant and slightly feral, and he offers shelter. The setting, the language, the depth of each character take hold, offering moments of profound love, deep awe, grief, independence, surrender, and change.

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S.M.C.
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ISBN: 9780062188502
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Published: Harper - August 21st, 2012

This book has it all: love, intrigue, espionage, and a bit of history holding it all together. Taking us back to a time when a scraped knee could lead to death, Life photojournalist Claire Shipley is assigned to report on the development of penicillin, a drug that could save the war. If you like historical fiction with a strong female lead, I highly recommend this one.
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ISBN: 9780061252525
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 29th, 2011

Ann Patchett’s new novel is so solely its own. Patchett (best-selling author of Bel Canto) has written a moral adventure story whose beauty lies in the description and well, oddity of its setting. In a narrative abound with deadly snakes, harrowing river rides, and malaria-induced nightmares; State of Wonder describes a world where breathtaking beauty stands side by side with wrenching loss. The story begins with Dr. Marina Singh, a research scientist working at a pharmaceutical company who is sent to Brazil to track down another elusive doctor who is using research with a tribe in the Amazon to create a valuable new drug. What happens upon Singh’s arrival is a tribute to Ann Patchett’s gift of storytelling. There are images in this book that you will never be able to forget; this is a complex tale of adventure, moral tug-of-wars, and incredible, distinctive beauty.
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S.M.C.
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ISBN: 9780062049803
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Published: Harper - June 7th, 2011

This compact book is filled cover-to-cover with photographs of houses that make a myriad of choice design solutions that may inspire you to create or enhance your daily environment. It happily includes layouts, architectural details, and the factors that impact the homes such as location, climate and space. My favorites are the waterside homes beginning on page 78.

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Tracy
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ISBN: 9780061374708
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Published: Harper Design - August 1st, 2009

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