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The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook/Coco Morante

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 by Library Director

This is the only book you’ll need when looking for tried-and-true classics like creamy tomato soup, ground beef stroganoff, chicken mushroom casserole, or peach cobbler; international favorites like carnitas, chicken tikka masala, or refried beans; and crave-worthy treats like French toast casserole and triple chocolate cheesecake. There are even easy entertaining recipes, like artichoke-spinach dip, and special occasion recipes such as the classic Thanksgiving favorites of mashed potatoes, creamed corn, and more. With special sections of vegetarian recipes and jams, jellies, and pickles, this collection goes deeper than other Instant Pot books and has something for everyone. And recipes for every meal of the day, from breakfast to dessert, make this book your one-stop source for mouthwatering meals all day long.

Lyme Disease/Raymond Lampke

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 by Library Director

Lyme disease is not often discussed, which means the general public knows little about it. Many people are aware that it can be passed from ticks to humans, but questions remain. What are the symptoms? Is it contagious? Can it be treated? What are the best prevention methods? These questions and more are answered in this engaging book, with text that is enhanced with full-color photographs, annotated quotes, and informative sidebars. By fully informing themselves about this disease, readers will know the steps to take if they encounter it as well as how to support a loved one who contracts Lyme disease.

Madame Fourcade’s secret war/ Lynne Olson

Saturday, October 19th, 2019 by Library Director

In 1941 a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization—the only woman to serve as a chef de résistance during the war. Strong-willed, independent, and a lifelong rebel against her country’s conservative, patriarchal society, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade was temperamentally made for the job. Her group’s name was Alliance, but the Gestapo dubbed it Noah’s Ark because its agents used the names of animals as their aliases.

Being mortal/ Atul Gawande

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 by Library Director

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the EndMedicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.
Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced.

The pioneers / David McCullough

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 by Library Director

McCullough tells the story through five major characters: A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler and General Rufus Putnam; Cutler’s son Ephraim; and two other men, one a carpenter turned architect, and the other a physician who became
a prominent pioneer in American science. They and their families created a town in a primeval wilderness, while coping with such frontier realities as floods, fires, wolves and bears, no roads or bridges, no guarantees of any sort, all the while negotiating a contentious and sometimes hostile relationshipwith the native people.

The matriarch: Barbara Bush and the making of an American dynasty / Susan Page

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 by Library Director

The riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political era. Written by USA TODAY’s Washington Bureau chief Susan Page, this biography is informed by more than one hundred interviews with Bush friends and family members, hours of conversation with Mrs. Bush herself in the final six months of her life, and access to her diaries that spanned decades.