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From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
by Tembi Locke

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

April 30, 2019

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<b>A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK</b><BR> <BR><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><BR> <b>A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour.</b><BR><BR>It was love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence. There was just one problem: Saro’s traditional Sicilian family did not approve of him marrying a black American woman, an actress no less. However, the couple, heartbroken but undeterred, forges on. They build a happy life in Los Angeles, with fulfilling careers, deep friendships and the love of their lives: a baby girl they adopt at birth. Eventually, they reconcile with Saro’s family just as he faces a formidable cancer that will consume all their dreams.<BR> <BR> <i>From Scratch </i>chronicles three summers Tembi spends in Sicily with her daughter, Zoela, as she begins to piece together a life without her husband in his tiny hometown hamlet of farmers. Where once Tembi was estranged from Saro’s family and his origins, now she finds solace and nourishment—literally and spiritually—at her mother in law’s table. In the Sicilian countryside, she discovers the healing gifts of simple fresh food, the embrace of a close knit community, and timeless traditions and wisdom that light a path forward. All along the way she reflects on her and Saro’s incredible romance—an indelible love story that leaps off the pages.<BR> <BR> In Sicily, it is said that every story begins with a marriage or a death—in Tembi Locke’s case, it is both. Her story is about loss, but it’s really about love found. Her story is about travel, but it’s really about finding a home. It is about food, but it’s really about chasing flavor as an act of remembrance. <i>From Scratch </i>is for anyone who has dared to reach for big love, fought for what mattered most, and needed a powerful reminder that life is…delicious.
Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen
by Mary Norris

Language

English

Pages

233

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<p><strong>The Comma Queen returns with a buoyant book about language, love, and the wine-dark sea.</strong></p><br /><p>In her <em>New York Times</em> bestseller <em>Between You & Me</em>, Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales of pencils and punctuation in <em>The New Yorker</em>’s celebrated copy department. In <em>Greek to Me</em>, she delivers another wise and funny paean to the art of self-expression, this time filtered through her greatest passion: all things Greek.</p><br /><p><em>Greek to Me</em> is a charming account of Norris’s lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way, Norris explains how the alphabet originated in Greece, makes the case for Athena as a feminist icon, goes searching for the fabled Baths of Aphrodite, and reveals the surprising ways Greek helped form English. Filled with Norris’s memorable encounters with Greek words, Greek gods, Greek wine—and more than a few Greek men—<em>Greek to Me</em> is the Comma Queen’s fresh take on Greece and the exotic yet strangely familiar language that so deeply influences our own.</p>
Rick Steves Italy 2019
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

1242

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b>From the Mediterranean to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta: with Rick Steves on your side, Italy can be yours! Inside<i> Rick Steves Italy 2019 </i>you'll find:</b><br /><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage </b>for planning a <b>multi-week trip</b> to Italy</li><li><b>Rick's strategic </b>advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems</b>, from the Colosseum and Michelangelo's David to corner trattorias and that perfect scoop of gelato</li><li><b>How to connect with local culture</b>: Walk in Caesar's footsteps of through the ruins of the Forum, discover the relaxed rhythms of sunny Cinque Terre, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match (<i>calcio</i>, to locals) </li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and experience</b> <b><i>la dolce far niente</i></b></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums</li><li><b>Vital trip-planning tools</b>, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place </li><li><b>Detailed maps</b>, including a <b>fold-out map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 1,000 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information </b>on Venice, Padua, The Dolomites, Lake Country, Milan, Italian Riviera, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Hill Towns of Central Italy, Siena, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and much more</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Italy 2019.</i></b><br /><br />Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out <i>Rick Steves Best of Italy</i>. Want to explore off-the-beaten-path Italy instead? Pick up <i>Rick Steves Sicily</i>.<br />
Chernobyl 01:23:40: The Incredible True Story of the World's Wors...
by Andrew Leatherbarrow

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 26, 2016

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At 01:23:40 on April 26th 1986, Alexander Akimov pressed the emergency shutdown button at Chernobyl’s fourth nuclear reactor. It was an act that forced the permanent evacuation of a city, killed thousands and crippled the Soviet Union. The event spawned decades of conflicting, exaggerated and inaccurate stories.<br /><br />This book, the result of five years of research, presents an accessible but comprehensive account of what really happened. From the desperate fight to prevent a burning reactor core from irradiating eastern Europe, to the self-sacrifice of the heroic men who entered fields of radiation so strong that machines wouldn’t work, to the surprising truth about the legendary ‘Chernobyl divers’, all the way through to the USSR’s final show-trial. The historical narrative is interwoven with a story of the author’s own spontaneous journey to Ukraine’s still-abandoned city of Pripyat and the wider Chernobyl Zone.<br /><br />Complete with over 45 pages of photographs of modern-day Pripyat and technical diagrams of the power station, Chernobyl 01:23:40 is a fascinating new account of the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandina...
by Michael Booth

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

January 27, 2015

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<p><b>NAMED THE #1 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY <i>THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR,</i> A WITTY, INFORMATIVE, AND POPULAR TRAVELOGUE ABOUT THE SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES AND HOW THEY MAY NOT BE AS HAPPY OR AS PERFECT AS WE ASSUME</b><br /><b></b><br />Journalist Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians for more than ten years, and he has grown increasingly frustrated with the rose-tinted view of this part of the world offered up by the Western media. In this timely book he leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success, and, most intriguing of all, what they think of one another.<br /> Why are the Danes so happy, despite having the highest taxes? Do the Finns really have the best education system? Are the Icelanders as feral as they sometimes appear? How are the Norwegians spending their fantastic oil wealth? And why do all of them hate the Swedes? In <i>The Almost Nearly Perfect People</i> Michael Booth explains who the Scandinavians are, how they differ and why, and what their quirks and foibles are, and he explores why these societies have become so successful and models for the world. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterized by suffocating parochialism, and populated by extremists of various shades. They may very well be almost nearly perfect, but it isn't easy being Scandinavian.</p>
The History of Rome in 12 Buildings: A Travel Companion to the Hi...
by Phillip Barlag

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

March 19, 2018

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Any travel guide to Rome will urge visitors to go the Colosseum, but none answers a simple question: Why is it called the Colosseum?<br /><br /><I>The History of Rome in 12 Buildings: A Travel Companion to the Hidden Secrets of The Eternal City</I> is compelling, concise, and fun, and takes you behind the iconic buildings to reveal the hidden stories of the people that forged the Roman Empire.<br /><br />Typical travel guides provide torrents of information but deny their readers depth and perspective. In this gap is the really good stuff--the stories that make the buildings come alive and vividly enhance any trip to Rome.<br /><br /><I>The History of Rome in 12 Buildings</I> will immerse you in the world of the Romans, one full of drama, intrigue, and scandal. With its help, you will be able to trace the rise and fall of the ancient world's greatest superpower:<br /><br /><li>Find the last resting spot of Julius Caesar.<br /><li>Join Augustus as he offers sacrifices to the gods.<br /><li>Discover the lie on the façade of the Pantheon.<br /><li>Walk in the footsteps of Jesus.<br /><li>And so much more.
Instant Pot Cookbook: 550 Easy and Healthy Instant Pot Recipes Th...
by Liam Sandler

Language

English

Pages

573

Publication Date

March 17, 2019

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<ul><li><i><strong>What is this Instant Pot that you keep hearing about?</strong></i></li><li><i><strong>Do you want to make great recipes for yourself and family using the Instant Pot?</strong></i><br /><i><strong>Do you already have one in the kitchen, but have no idea what to cook?</strong></i></li></ul><h3><br /><strong>This Instant Pot Cookbook 550 Easy and Healthy Recipes - Can Help You</strong><br /> </h3><h3><i><strong>Learn how to become a great chef i</strong>n the kitchen and <strong>impress your guests, friends, and family</strong> with your newly acquired Instant Pot Cooking Skills!</i></h3><h3><i> This ultimate cookbook is here to give you useful information about the Instant Pot pressure cooker as well as the <strong>step-by-step easy and quick way to cook perfect 550 delicious recipes.</strong></i><br /><br /><strong>***Please note: Book is available in 2 Paperback formats- Black and White and Full color. Choose the best for you***</strong><br /><br />Here you can find <strong>fast, healthy and super easy recipes like</strong>:<br /> </h3><ul><li>Lamb and Green Beans Stew</li><li>Turkey and Brussels Sprouts Stew</li><li>Dill Okra Mix</li><li>Chicken and Black Eyed Pease</li><li>Lime Turkey Winges etc.</li><li>Mango cake and other yummy dessert recipes</li></ul>
Rick Steves Paris 2019
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

713

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

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<div><b>Explore every centimeter of Paris, from the top of the Eiffel Tower to the ancient catacombs below the city: with Rick Steves on your side, Paris can be yours! Inside <i>Rick Steves Paris 2019</i> you'll find:</b></div><div><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for spending <b>a week or more</b> exploring Paris</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice</b> on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems,</b> from Notre-Dame, the Louvre, and the Palace of Versailles to where to find the perfect croissant</li><li><b>How to connect with culture:</b> Stroll along the Seine, marvel at the works of Degas and Monet, and sip <i>café au lait</i> at a streetside café</li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and relax</b> with a glass of <i>vin rouge</i></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums and churches</li><li><b>Detailed maps, </b>including <b>a fold-out map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources </b>including a packing list, French phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 700 bible-thin pages </b>include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information</b> on the Historic Core, Left Bank, Opera Neighborhood, Champs-Elysees, the Marais, Montmartre, and more, plus day trips to Versailles, Chartres, Giverny, and Auvers-sur-Oise</li></ul></div><div><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Paris 2019</i>.</b></div><div><br /></div><div>Spending just a few days in the city? Try <i>Rick Steves Pocket Paris</i>.</div>
Rick Steves Spain 2019
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

1001

Publication Date

December 04, 2018

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<div><b>Walk the Camino de Santiago, run with the bulls in Pamplona, or relax on Barcelona's beaches: experience Spain with Rick Steves! Inside <i>Rick Steves Spain 2019</i> you'll find:</b></div><div><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for planning a <b>multi-week trip</b> to Spain</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice </b>on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems, </b>from El Escorial and the great mosque of Córdoba to medieval bars serving house-made madroño liqueur</li><li><b>How to connect with local culture:</b> Enjoy a flamenco show in Madrid, chat with fans about the latest <i>fútbol</i> match, or meander down winding streets in search of the best tapas</li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and relax </b>with a glass of sangria</li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums</li><li><b>Vital trip-planning tools,</b> like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place</li><li><b>Detailed maps,</b> plus a <b>fold-out map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, Spanish phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 1,000 bible-thin pages </b>include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information </b>on Barcelona, Basque Country, Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela, León, Salamanca, Madrid, El Escorial, the Valley of the Fallen, Segovia, Toledo, Granada, Sevilla, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain's Southern Coast, Gibraltar, Morocco, and more</li></ul><div><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Spain 2019</i>.</b></div></div><div><br /></div><div>Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out <i>Rick Steves Best of Spain</i>.</div>
Rick Steves France 2019
by , Steve Smith

Language

English

Pages

1246

Publication Date

January 15, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<b>Wander the lavender fields of Provence, climb the Eiffel Tower, and bite into a perfect croissant: with Rick Steves on your side, France can be yours!<br /><br />Inside<i> Rick Steves France 2019</i> you'll find:</b><br /><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for planning a <b>multi-week trip</b> to France</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice</b> on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems,</b> from the Louvre and the Palace of Versailles to neighborhood restaurants and delicate macarons </li><li><b>How to connect with local culture:</b> Stroll through open-air markets in Paris, practice your French with locals, or bike between rustic villages and vineyards<br /></li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and relax</b> over a <i>vin rouge</i></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours </b>of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums</li><li><b>Vital trip-planning tools</b>, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place </li><li><b>Detailed maps</b>, including a <b>fold-out map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources </b>including a packing list, French phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading </li><li><b>Over 1,000 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information </b>on Paris, Chartres, Normandy, Mont St-Michel, Brittany, The Loire, Dordogne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, The French Riviera, Nice, Monaco, The French Alps, Burgundy, Lyon, Alsace, Reims, Verdun, and much more</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves France 2019.</i></b><i><br /></i><br />Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out <i>Rick Steves Best of France.</i> <br />

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