The Beach at Galle Road
by Joanna Luloff
Skillfully weaving together the stories of intersecting lives, The Beach at Galle Road explores themes of memory and identity amid the consequences of the Sri Lankan civil war. From different points of view, across generations and geographies, it pits the destructive power of war against the resilient power of family, individual will, and the act of storytelling itself.
Gardens of the High Line
by Piet Oudolf, Rick Darke
The Gardens of the High Line is the first book devoted to the plants and planting design of New York City’s iconic High Line. In its sumptuous pages, Piet Oudolf, who designed the original plantings, and Rick Darke, a leading voice in sustainable horticulture, reveal why the High Line is such an iconic example of landscape design.
by Karen Rivers
Mischa “Ish” Love’s celestial-sized dreams for a future on Mars go heartbreakingly awry when her best friend moves away and an unexpected medical diagnosis threatens to rewrite her future. Booklist calls Love, Ish “A star-bright story of love, courage, and unflagging spirit.”
by Jennifer Trainer Thompson
Do It Yourself
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen! From mild to blistering, renowned author Jennifer Trainer Thompson offers 32 recipes for making your own signature hot sauces, as well as 60 recipes that use homemade or commercial hot sauces in everything from barbeque and Buffalo wings to bouillabaisse and black bean soup.