Book Sketches

Valerie's Home Cooking: more than 100 delicious recipes to share with friends and family by Valerie Bertinelli

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:11am -- JGranatino

Almost everyone remembers Valerie Bertinelli from the television show," One Day at a Time" or more recently, "Hot in Cleveland". But she now has a new cooking show, "Valerie's Home Cooking" on the Food Network, and if you watched her cooking show, you will want to check out her book, Valerie's Home Cooking.

A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:08am -- JGranatino

A Stranger in the House opens with Tom Krupp coming home from work to find his wife, Karen, missing despite seeing dinner already in progress. Realizing that she left her purse and cell phone behind, he becomes concerned and calls 911. Before he knows it, the police are at his door to notify him that Karen has been in a serious car accident where she was driving recklessly and crashed into a pole.

I Know A Secret by Tess Gerritsen

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:09pm -- BHanley

Rizzoli & Iles are back in I Know a Secret, the next chapter of Tess Gerritsen’s long-running thriller series. Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Dr. Maura Iles are called to a disturbing crime scene: a woman in calm repose on her bed, with her eyeballs gouged out and placed in her hands, which is an apparent nod to the horror films she created. However, her cause of death is unknown, since the eyes were removed postmortem. Soon after, Iles and Rizzoli come across another similar case, with a similar scenario.

Beautiful Kitchens & Baths: Better Homes & Gardens Special Issue

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 2:44pm -- JGranatino

If you are thinking of giving your current kitchen or bath a facelift or perhaps you are building a new home, this beautifully photographed book will tease you with gorgeous designs that showcase the layout, purposeful lighting, a variety of countertop choices and stunning cabinetry with interesting hardware.

To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:26pm -- JGranatino

Life in Mitford, North Carolina, ebbs and flows with the seasons. In Jan Karon’s new installment of The Mitford Series titled To Be Where You Are, Father Tim’s adopted son, Dooley, is married to the love of his life, Lace, and the newlywed couple are busily setting up a veterinary practice and in the process of adopting a young boy, Jack Tyler.

The Burning Girl by Claire Messud

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:09pm -- JGranatino

Claire Messud has given us a beautifully drawn coming-of-age story in her new novel, The Burning Girl. Julia (Juju) and Cassie met in nursery school, instantly becoming best friends. They had great adventures together, even finding an abandoned asylum in the woods in which they acted out stories in the ruins. Cassie's mother had claimed she was a young widow but Cassie often fantasized her father was still alive and missing her.

Teeth: the story of beauty, inequality, and the struggle for oral health in America by Mary Otto

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:40pm -- JGranatino

In this book, author Mary Otto reveals what could be described as an “oral health crisis” in our county, a crisis with far-reaching and often surprising health ramifications and serious social consequences. Millions of Americans lack dental care, resulting in chronic pain, periodontal disease, infection, and possible tooth loss.

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