Flannery’s life has been about books since before she could read. While she mainly reads mystery, fantasy, and young adult, Flannery also enjoys some good non-fiction and the occasional novel. The Watsonville native worked at Bookshop for years and was our Used Book Manager and mystery section leader. In real life she enjoys fuzzy cats, the wild outdoors, and cupcakes.
This story of one man’s return to his childhood home twines through the history of his family, all haunted by the ghosts of their lives. The prose captures the chill of winter, the warmth and pain of life, and the wild woods and rivers on which the tale unfolds. This is a lovely, haunting debut that flows through time, blending reality with myth and memory.
Rejoice, for a wonderful new cookbook by Sunset has arrived! Full of deliciously fresh West Coast recipes using the ingredients from your own yard (possibly grown using the equally fabulous Sunset Edible Garden Book), this is a must-have for anyone with a love of cooking. A simple, colorful layout with helpful tips makes it even better. In my opinion, Sunset can do no wrong, and this is certainly no exception!
This is an excellent examination of the overlooked true history of our national pastime. The classic
baseball creation myth is just that, and Thorn
uncovers the more complex and expansive roots of the game. I would never have claimed to know much about the history of baseball, so I was delighted to delve into a funny, affectionate, and meticulously researched account of the rich history of my favorite sport.