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Details about Beneath a Marble Sky (sound recording)

Beneath a Marble Sky (sound recording)

John Shors

In 1632, the Emperor of Hindustan, Shah Jahan, overwhelmed with grief over the death of his beloved wife, Mumatz Mahal, commissioned the building of a grand mausoleum to symbolize the greatness of their love. The story surrounding the construction of the Taj Mahal occurs, however, against a scrim of fratricidal war, murderous rebellion, unimaginable wealth, and, not least of all, religious fundamentalism ruthlessly opposing tolerance and coexistence between the disparate peoples in the empire. A……more

Details about Better Homes and Gardens Jams and Jellies

Better Homes and Gardens Jams and Jellies

Better Homes and Gardens Staff

Over 100 delicious and foolproof recipes for mouthwatering jams, jellies, and preserves from the canning experts at Better Homes and Gardens Joining the successful line of canning titles from Better Homes and Gardens, this innovative guide focuses exclusively on jams and jellies. Along with all the classic recipes such as Strawberry Jam (both freezer and water-bath canned), Orange Marmalade, and Grape Jelly, it also offers fun flavor twists such as wine-herb combinations; spicy and savory conc……more

Details about Dead Woman Walking

Dead Woman Walking

Sharon Bolton

In Dead Woman Walking, from master of suspense Sharon Bolton, the sole survivor of a hot-air balloon crash witnesses a murder as the balloon is falling. Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There's just one survivor. She's seen the killer's face - but he's also seen hers. And he won't rest until he's eliminated the only witness to his crime. Alone, scared, trusting no one, she's running t……more

Details about Educated: A Memoir

Educated: A Memoir

Tara Westover (Contribution by)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University One of . . . The New York Times Book Review 's Must-Know Literary Events of 2018 BBC's Books Look Ahead 2018 Stylist 's 20 Must-Read Books to Make Room For in 2018 Entertainment Weekly 's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2018 Bustle 's 13 Authors You Need to Be Watching in 2018 Daily Express 's Must-Have New Reads The P……more

Details about Failing Up: How to Rise above, Do Better, and Never Stop Learning

Failing Up: How to Rise above, Do Better, and Never Stop Learning

Leslie Odom

Leslie Odom Jr., burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton . Since then, he has performed for sold-out audiences, sung for the Obamas at the White House, and won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. But before he landed the role of a lifetime in one of the biggest musicals of all time, Odom put in years of hard work as a singer and an actor. With personal stories from his life, Odom asks the questions that will help y……more

Details about Fresh Fish: a fearless guide to grilling, shucking, searing, poaching, and roasting seafood

Fresh Fish: a fearless guide to grilling, shucking, searing, poaching, and roasting seafood

Jennifer Trainer Thompson

Cooking fish and other seafood at home is much easier than you think! Fresh Fish offers simple step-by-step instructions for all of the essential cooking methods, including baking, pan-frying, braising, broiling, steaming, poaching, roasting, marinating, and grilling -- along with 175 mouthwatering recipes that bring out the best in everything from fish fillets and whole fish to shrimp, mussels, lobster, clams, calamari, and more. You'll also learn how to buy fish (even whole fish) with confiden……more

Details about Less

Less

Andrew Sean Greer

NATIONAL BESTSELLER! A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017 A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017 Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award and the California Book Award "I could not love LESS more."--Ron Charles, Washington Post "Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful."- - Christopher Buckley , New York Times Book Review Who says you can't run awa……more

Details about Lies That Comfort and Betray

Lies That Comfort and Betray

Rosemary Simpson

Heiress Prudence MacKenzie is a valuable partner to attorney Geoffrey Hunter, despite the fact that women are not admitted to the bar in New York's Gilded Age. And though their office is a comfortable distance from the violence that haunts the city's slums, the firm of Hunter and MacKenzie is about to come dangerously close to an unstoppable killer . . . LIES THAT COMFORT AND BETRAY The murders in Whitechapel are shocking enough to make news worldwide, and in the autumn of 1888, Geoffrey and P……more

Details about Next Year in Havana

Next Year in Havana

Chanel Cleeton

After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity--and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution... Havana, 1958 . The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary... Miami, 2017 . Freelance writer Marisol Ferr……more

Details about Saving the season : a cook's guide to home canning, pickling, and preserving

Saving the season : a cook's guide to home canning, pickling, and preserving

Kevin West.

One of The Atlantic 's Best Food Books of the Year A Los Angeles Times nbsp;Holiday Gift-Giving Pick An Amazon Best Cookbook & Food Writing Book of the Year Strawberry jam. Pickled beets. Homegrown tomatoes. These are the tastes of Kevin West's Southern childhood, and they are the tastes that inspired him to "save the season," as he traveled from the citrus groves of Southern California to the cranberry bogs of Massachusetts and everywhere in between, chronicling America's rich preserving tradit……more

Details about Extraordinary Teachers: The Essence of Excellent Teaching

Extraordinary Teachers: The Essence of Excellent Teaching

Fred Stephenson (Editor); Fred Stephenson Jr

Dr. Fred J. Stephenson recognized the growing dissatisfaction with America's schools and decided he had a remedy. So he asked master teachers-all of whom had won the University of Georgia's Josiah Meigs Award for Excellence in Teaching-to share their thoughts on the profession of education. The result is Extraordinary Teachers.Within these pages, exceptional teachers write about everything from helping students find joy in learning to using humor in the classroom. Anyone with an interest in educ……more

Details about Wild Women of Maryland: Grit and Gumption in the Free State

Wild Women of Maryland: Grit and Gumption in the Free State

Lauren R. Silberman; Diana M. Bailey (Foreword by)

The daring women of Maryland made their mark on history as spies, would-be queens and fiery suffragettes. Sarah Wilson escaped indentured servitude in Frederick by impersonating the queen's sister. In Cumberland, Sallie Pollock smuggled letters for top Confederate officials. Baltimore journalist Marguerite Harrison snuck into Russia to report conditions there after World War I. From famous figures like Harriet Tubman to unsung heroines like "Lady Law" Violet Hill Whyte, author Lauren R. Silberma……more

Details about Pensionless: The 10-Step Solution for a Stress-Free Retirement

Pensionless: The 10-Step Solution for a Stress-Free Retirement

Emily Brandon

As seen in The Washington Post , US News & World Report , and Yahoo! Get the most out of your retirement! If you're one of the millions of Americans without a pension plan, your retirement years might seem like a huge financial question mark. Pensionless , by U.S. News Senior Editor for Retirement Emily Brandon, addresses the retirement benefits that are available to you, how to use them correctly, and how to avoid potential pitfalls. Learn how to avoid surcharges on your Medicare benefits……more

Details about Turn: Washington's spies

Turn: Washington's spies

A historical thriller set during the Revolutionary War. Abe Woodhull is a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island who bands together with his friends to from the Culper Ring, an unlikely team of secret agents who not only went on to help George Washington turn the tide of the war, but also gave birth to modern spycraft.…more