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Title:
A Confederacy of Dunces
Author:
John Kennedy Toole
Description:
Ignatius J. Reilly of New Orleans, --selfish, domineering, deluded, tragic and larger than life-- is a noble crusader against a world of dunces. He is a modern-day Quixote beset by giants of the modern age. In magnificent revolt against the twentieth century, Ignatius propels his monstrous bulk among the flesh posts of the fallen city, documenting life on his Big Chief tablets as he goes, until his maroon-haired mother decrees that Ignatius must work.
Submitted by:
Randy Bossarte, Branch Librarian from Northwest
Title:
Hooked on Art! : 265 Ready-to-use Activities in Seven Exciting Media
Author:
Jenean Romberg
Description:
This unique resource offers over 200 complete, ready-to-use art lessons in seven stimulating creative media. Each of the seven "Discovery Units" provides an introduction to a specific medium (paper, tissue, crayon, watercolor, tempera, mobiles or printing), a checklist of materials, and easy-to-follow illustrated directions.
Submitted by:
Christine Turner, Children's Assistant from Atascocita
Title:
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Author:
Helen Simonson
Description:
Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside is filled with rolling hills, thatched cottages, and contains a cast of characters both hilariously original and as familiar as the members of readers' own families. Their interactions are both hilarious and heartbreaking.
Submitted by:
Janet Gibbons, Circulation Assistant from Crosby
Title:
Slow Cooker Revolution: One Test Kitchen, 30 Slow Cookers, 200 Amazing Recipes
Author:
America's Test Kitchen
Description:
A collection of 200 crockpot recipes developed by the team at America's Test Kitchen.
Submitted by:
Christine Turner, Children's Assistant from Atascocita
Title:
The Food Matters Cook Book: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living
Author:
Mark Bittman
Description:
This follow up to Mark Bittman's "NY Times" bestseller, "Food Matters: The Cookbook" offers around 500 recipes that will save your health and the planet.
Submitted by:
Christine Turner, Children's Assistant from Atascocita
Title:
Houston's Silent Garden: Glenwood Cemetery, 1871-2009
Author:
Suzanne Turner
Description:
Through the story of Glenwood, readers will appreciate some of the natural features that shaped Houston's evolution and will also begin to understand the forces of urbanization that positioned Houston to become the vital community it is today.
Submitted by:
Christine Turner, Children's Assistant from Atascocita
Title:
Sacred legacy : Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian
Author:
Edward S. Curtis
Description:
Sacred Legacy is a fitting testament to the profound beauty, meaning, and complexity of Indian life and to Edward S. Curtis -- a man whose wisdom, passion, and strength drove him to devote thirty years to capturing the nobility and pride of the Native peoples of North America.
Submitted by:
Christine Turner, Children's Assistant from Atascocita
Title:
Brat Farrar
Author:
Josephine Tey
Description:
In this tale of mystery and suspense, a stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family's sizable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick's mannerism's, appearance, and every significant detail of Patrick's early life, up to his thirteenth year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself. It seems as if Brat is going to pull off this most incredible deception until old secrets emerge that jeopardize the imposter's plan and his life.
Submitted by:
Diane Barker, Branch Librarian from Crosby
Title:
Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell
Author:
Janet Wallach
Description:
Turning her back on her privileged life in Victorian England, Gertrude Bell (1868-1926), fired by her innate curiosity, journeyed the world and became fascinated with all things Arab. Traveling the length and breadth of the Arab region, armed with a love for its language and its people, she not only produced several enormously popular books based on her experiences but became instrumental to the British foreign office.
Submitted by:
Janet Gibbons, Circulation Assistant from Atascocita
Title:
The Christmas Hope
Author:
Donna VanLiere
Description:
Patricia and Mark Addison have long given up the hope of having a meaningful Christmas. But this year, Patricia’s job as a social worker will lead her to a very special five-year-old. Against her better judgment, Patricia bends the rules and takes the little girl to her own home. Through the presence of Emily in their house, and her penetrating questions about heaven, the Addisons learn that there is no sorrow so great that faith cannot help you find your way through. And Christmas will once more be a time of joy in their home.
Submitted by:
Karen Sariego, Circulation Assistant from Baldwin Boettcher
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