May 21, 2014

Summer Reading for the Holidays

The Anheuser-Busch Cookbook: Great Food Great Beer 
by August A Busch
DB 67702
In this cookbook for beer lovers, each recipe—for courses from appetizers to desserts—comes with a serving recommendation for a suitable beer such a lager, pilsner, ale, porter, or stout. Features grilling, roasting, and one-pot dishes. Includes some recipes listing beer as an ingredient. 2007.


Southern Living—40 Years of Our Best Recipes 
by Jane Elizabeth Lorberau
DB 67322
Cookbook presents Southern Living’s top recipes and test-kitchen secrets since 1966. Reviews four decades of the magazine’s culinary history and includes over two hundred fifty recipes for everyday meals, one-dish wonders, party starters, grilled selections, light fare, holiday favorites, desserts, and, of course, southern classics. 2007. 

Summer Brides 
by Susan Wiggs, Sherryl Woods, and Susan Mallery 
DB 74093
Three romantic short stories. In "The Borrowed Bride" Isabel is whisked away from her bridal shower by a past lover. In "A Bridge to Dreams" Karyn's canceled vacation leads to romance. In "Sister of the Bride" Katie's sister marries Katie's ex-boyfriend. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010. 

Marley & Me: life and love with the world's worst dog  
by John Grogan 
DB 61561
A columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer reminisces about the untrainable Labrador retriever that he and his wife acquired as Florida newlyweds. Recalls Marley's hilarious escapades and his capacity for love as the Grogans become the parents of three kids. Bestseller. 2005.

Holidays in Heck by P.J. O'Rourke 
DB 73988 
Satirist and author of Holidays in Hell (RC 30620) describes somewhat-less-risky trips he took, often with his wife and children, between 2003 and 2011. Includes his adventures--and sometimes misadventures--sailing up China's Yangtze River, skiing in Ohio, and crossing Kyrgyzstan on horseback. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

May 13, 2014

Cozy Mystery Book for Summer Reading

Have you tried a cozy adult mystery book lately? A Pedigree to Die For DB 71008 by Laurien Berenson may be a good summer read for you. And if you enjoy it, we have several other books by this author that also feature Melanie Travis. Please let us know if you would like for us to add this book to your reserve list.
The book annotation describes the story as:
AFTER DOG BREEDER MAX DIES HIS WIDOW, PEG, WHO SUSPECTS FOUL PLAY, ASKS THEIR NIECE MELANIE TRAVIS TO FIND THEIR MISSING STUD POODLE. MELANIE, A TEACHER AND SINGLE MOTHER, ENTERS THE CUTTHROAT WORLD OF COMPETITIVE DOG SHOWS AND UNCOVERS SEVERAL SUSPECTS--AS WELL AS A POTENTIAL ROMANTIC INTEREST. 1995.