New at the Library: August

Our list starts with four new recipe books with gorgeous illustrations!

A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood, by Diana Henry
“I wish I had written this book!” – Nigella Lawson.

Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family, by Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams
Mother-daughter duo reclaims and redefines soul food – with 80 recipes to help everyone live longer and better. The mom said that she wanted to be “the last fat black woman” in her family.

The Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl + Spoon: Simple and Inspired Whole Foods Recipes to Savor and Share, by Sara Forte/photography by Hugh Forte
A new and healthier approach to quick and easy cooking, made with real ingredients and simple to prepare.

Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes that will Change the Way you Cook, by Kristin Miglore
This is a collection of more than 100 foolproof recipes from food luminaries such as Julia Child, Alice Waters, and David Chang.

Other Nonfiction

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community, edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth
A comprehensive book written by and for transgender and gender non-conforming people, this book is described as a one-stop-shop book for the trans community.

Ghost in my Brain, by Clark Elliott
How a concussion stole my life and how the new science of brain plasticity helped me get it back. “With concussions from sports injuries making the news, Elliott's easy-to-read account of his experiences is a valuable contribution to a better understanding of the condition."—Kirkus Fiction.

The Last four Days of Paddy Buckley, by Jeremy Massey
Irish thriller, love story, and black comedy, with very sweet characters, gorgeous language, and sense of place.

This Life, by Karel Schoeman
Translated from Afrikaans, this post–apartheid novel follows the lives of four generations of one South African family.

The Library at Mount Char, by Scott Hawkins
This fantasy novel merits starred reviews from Kirkus, Library Journal, and Booklist. “A wholly original, engrossing, disturbing and beautiful book.” – Kirkus (starred).

New DVD’s

Sinkholes: Buried Alive
“In Tampa, Florida, in February 2013, a giant hole opened up under the bedroom floor of Jeffrey Bush, swallowing him as he slept. His body was never found.” So starts the description of this PBS NOVA film about sinkholes. Killer Landslides. Another PBS NOVA account of the Oso, Washington landslide, and also an exploration of other danger zones in the midst of climate change.

Crazy Sexy Cancer
31 year-old actress/photographer, Kris Carr diagnosed with a rare, incurable cancer, documented her 4-year-journey toward healing. “Hope is what this terrific documentary is all about” – NY Post