World History/Politics/Current Affairs
A People's Guide to the Federal Budget
“the officials we elect in November will have the opportunity to reshape our country for years to come. If we’re to have any hope of navigating the federal budget process and understanding the complex decisions our elected officials will make in future years, we need this book.
A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget is our way in.”—from the foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich
Roman Provence Guide
Edwin Mullins seeks out hidden traces of that ancient world along with the many spectacular monuments that today adorn the cities of Nîmes, Arles, Vienne and Orange. He tells the story of how the Romans came to invade Provence, how they stayed to colonize it and how they transformed Provençal cities into imitations of Rome.
World Travel/Cadogan Guides USA
Languedoc-Roussillon (3rd ed.)
(Cadogan Guides USA)
Discover the vibrant cities of Montpellier, Perpignan and Narbonne, the medieval splendor of Carcassonne, lagoons full of oysters and flamingos, medieval Catalan villages in quiet Pyrenean valleys and houseboats lazing down the Canal du Midi, all punctuated by Roman ruins, Cathar castles and Gothic cathedrals.
Illustrated Gift Books
Art of Hajj, The
A visual treasury that explores the artistic wealth surrounding the Hajj pilgrimage, its rituals and sacred sites
Fast Food from the Eastern Mediterranean100 light, enticing new recipes, perfectly balanced for mezze-style summer meals. This is a cuisine both for celebrating and for sharing: Ottoman-inspired food, based around stunning combinations of sweet and sour—honey and cinnamon, saffron and sumac—and given a brilliant modern twist by one of the most exciting chefs working today.
Sun Bread and Sticky Toffee
Date Desserts from Everywhere
Sticky. Sweet. Gooey. Eating a date is like biting into a caramel cloud, its sweet and soft flesh tinged with molasses and flavor. From California’s thirst-quenching date shakes to the quintessentially British sticky toffee pudding and its luscious butterscotch sauce, spicy ginger and date jam, and the creamiest, honeyed date cheesecake, Sun Bread and Sticky Toffee
is like a dense, shady date grove, packed with delicious, natural, and healthy recipes that demonstrate the versatility of baking with dates and date syrup.
Yogurt Cookbook, The
Recipes from Around the WorldYogurt is consumed in a variety of ways in many cultures throughout the world. The author is truly an expert on the subject. He tells us the history of yogurt, how to make it, and how it is easily used in all kinds of delicious recipes.
Biographies & Memoirs
City of Soldiers
A Year of Life, Death, and Survival in Afghanistan
In her account of sixteen months in the capital of Helmand province, Lashkar Gah, working for the Provincial Reconstruction Team, Kate Fearon records everyday life on the frontline. Amid the violence she unearths extraordinary stories of how ordinary Afghans live and what they think, both inside and outside the walls of military bases.
Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of High Tech Babies
“Odds are, everything you know about fertility in America is wrong... Miriam Zoll does an enormous service by making public her quest to get pregnant—but her memoir is more than a moving and honest personal story. As a professional human rights and health advocate, she is able to make sense of a confusing morass of studies, statistics, and practices with a scientific rigor that rises to watchdog journalism. May others follow in her stead.”
—Kate Bolick, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
A Bit of Difference
"Atta... delivers on the promise of her well-received early work with this breakout which is at once an American successor to classic Nigerian literature and a commentary on how the English-speaking world reads Africa. ... Wholly believable, especially in its nuanced approach to racial identity, the story feels extremely modern while excelling at the novelist’s traditional task: finding the common reality between strangers and rendering alien circumstances familiar."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Thinner than Skin
"In gorgeous prose, Khan writes about Pakistan, a land of breathtaking beauty, and the complex relationships between people who are weighted with grief and estrangement. As her characters’ lives play out against the backdrop of the external world whose violence gradually closes in on them, Khan brilliantly probes the fatal limitations of human understanding. A novel of great lucidity and tenderness, filled with splendid descriptions of the land, the people who have always inhabited it, and those who are irresistibly drawn to it."
—Therese Soukar Chehade
On Entering the Sea
The Erotic and Other Poetry of Nizar Qabbani
“One if the greatest love poets of all time…Whether he’s writing of love or war, Qabbani achieves mythic dimensions… a beautiful collection.”
"A generous selection of the work of an important poet in Arabic to the English-speaking world...Qabbani's poems of exile and elegy are especially deeply felt, and he is a poet of subtle intelligence."
Language & Reference
A SourcebookThe essential textile and design source book packed full of vibrant color combinations and magnificent patterns from around the world
Children's Picture Books
Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts
A Literary Cookbook
“A spin-off of Fairy Tale Feasts
…this time featuring 18 Jewish folktales with related kid-friendly recipes…Fun Jewish sayings are sprinkled in, and Shefrin's textured, collage illustrations add flavor and spice
. Meticulous source notes for the retellings and detailed marginalia for each recipe are included… families will want to pore over them, savor them, and enjoy them to the fullest.
”—School Library Journal