Every month, the cataloging department gets to see new books before everyone else. Listed below, along with their Dewey Decimal classification, are our top picks of the non-fiction books that looked most interesting, ultra-informative, or just plain fun.
028.9 MEN What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund
A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading-how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader.
277.2 LAG The Waiting: The true story of a lost child, a lifetime of longing, and a miracle for a mother who never gave up by Cathy LaGrow
An unforgettable true story that will touch your heart and make you believe in love's enduring legacy, and in the power of prayer. "The Waiting" brings three generations of this most unusual family together over the course of a century to tell a story of faith that triumphs, forgiveness that sets us free, and love that never forgets.
641.6 THA A Curious Harvest: the practical art of cooking everything by Maximus Thaler
Long before supermarkets taught us what we should buy to eat, we simply looked around and ate what looked good. A Curious Harvest marks a return to this kind of thinking. Focusing on ingredients, from the common to the curious, rather than finished dishes Maximus Thaler of The Gleaner's Kitchen offers a choose-your-own primer for preparing tasty, nutritious meals without dogma or shopping lists.
Fresh. Seasonal. Hot. Cold. Raw. Delicious! Salmagundi is a 17th century English expression denoting a salad dish comprising, well...everything. The nearest modern equivalent is Fiambre, a Guatemalan salad containing in excess of twenty ingredients. This comprehensive new book from acclaimed author, Sally Butcher, looks at salad bowls across the world in 150 recipes.
Turn your craft into a successful business! Even the most expert crafters may find it challenging to market and sell their wares, but with Kari Chapin you have an experienced guide at your side. Learn to determine your cost of goods, set prices, identify the competition, and understand the ins and outs of wholesale and retail sales.
791.43 TUR Not to be Missed: Fifty-four favorites from a lifetime of film by Kenneth Turan
The images and memories that matter most are those that are unshakeable, unforgettable. Kenneth Turan's fifty-four favorite films embrace a century of the world's most satisfying romances and funnies comedies, the most heart-stopping dramas and chilling thrillers.
With Minecrafter, the unofficial comprehensive guide for this virtual world, beginners, experts, and general enthusiasts of Minecraft will learn how to get more out of their valuable playtime—how to build better structures and cooler worlds and how to cooperate more efficiently in multiplayer mode. This full-color book shares strategy from Minecraft’s top players, examines the creation of many of today’s most impressive worlds, and provides a glimpse at what’s to come in this ever-expanding universe.
Literary historian Kevin Birmingham follows Joyce’s years as a young writer, his feverish work on his literary masterpiece, and his ardent love affair with Nora Barnacle, the model for Molly Bloom. Joyce and Nora socialized with literary greats like Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, T. S. Eliot and Sylvia Beach. Their support helped Joyce fight an array of anti-vice crusaders while his book was disguised and smuggled, pirated and burned in the United States and Britain.
910 BON Unruly Places: Lost spaces, secret cities, and other inscrutable geographies by Alastair Bonnett
A tour of the world’s hidden geographies—from disappearing islands to forbidden deserts—and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today.
942.108 FLA The Victorian City: Everyday life in Dickens' London by Judith Flanders
From the moment Charles Dickens, the century's best-loved English novelist and London's greatest observer, arrived in the city in 1822, he obsessively walked its streets, recording its pleasures, curiosities and cruelties. Now, with him, Judith Flanders leads us through the markets, transport systems, sewers, rivers, slums, alleys, cemeteries, gin palaces, chop-houses and entertainment emporia of Dickens' London, to reveal the Victorian capital in all its variety, vibrancy, and squalor.