Carpathia, by Irina Georgescu

Staff Pick

Everything about this book is a delight. With delicious and interesting recipes and traditional home-cooked meals, accompanied by stunning pictures that really drive the instinct of "I have to make this!" Carpathia is a mouthwatering collection of dishes ready to take you on a journey around Romania. From vibrant salads and beloved mezze-style appetizers to intriguing main courses and seductive desserts, Georgescu celebrates Romanian food and explores the country's rich culinary heritage. As a Romanian national it gives me fond memories of home – I hope to try every recipe at least once!   

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ISBN: 9781623719548
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Interlink Books - May 4th, 2020

Earth's Wild Music, Kathleen Dean Moore

Staff Pick

Did you know that you can pluck the spines of a saguaro cactus and play a tune? Moore played "Ode to Joy." And it’s this recognition of the music that lives on around us that makes her book so special. In a series of poetic and moving essays, Moore show how much is at stake after decades of human greed and negligence. As she reminds us of Earth's beauty, she makes a powerful argument that love, care, and defiance can still save it--and us; reading this book is an uplifting and humbling experience, and an altogether unforgettable one.


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ISBN: 9781640093676
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Published: Counterpoint - February 16th, 2021

Humble Pi, by Matt Parker

Staff Pick

Don't  be put off by the word "math":  Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World is a fun read--I loved it, and not only couldn't put it down--I wished there were more of it. This is the perfect book for anyone who has ever wondered how math impacts their lives. Matt Parker uses notable real life events to explain complex issues in an easy to understand and entertaining way. He also helps the reader realize how important math always has been, and shows how that importance is only going to increase. Yes, I’m a fan and I recommend this book!

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ISBN: 9780593084687
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Riverhead Books - January 21st, 2020