The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
Dish up the red meat, eggs, and whole milk! For decades, we’ve been told to cut back on fat--especially saturated fat--and that if we're not getting healthier or thinner, it’s because we’re not trying hard enough. But what if the low-fat diet itself is the problem? What if the fatty foods we’ve been denying ourselves might actually be the key to reversing the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease? In this thoroughly researched book, journalist Nina Teicholz upends conventional wisdom and argues that more dietary fat can actually lead to better health, wellness, and fitness.
When John Blessing dies and leaves behind two small children, the loss reverberates across his extended family for years to come. His young widow, Lauren, finds solace in her large clan of in-laws. Other family members struggle with dementia, divorce, and infertility in the wake of John's death. Through departures and arrivals, weddings and reunions, The Blessings reveals the interior worlds of the members of a close-knit Philadelphia Irish-Catholic family and the rituals that unite them. A touching family drama from the author of One for Sorrow, Two for Joy (2007).
Doing It at the Dixie Dew: A Mystery
When Beth McKenzie returns to her hometown of Littleboro, North Carolina, she decides to turn her grandmother's elegant Southern mansion into a bed-and-breakfast called The Dixie Dew. Unfortunately, her first guest, 80-year-old Lavinia Lovingood, is murdered in one of her guestrooms. Three days later a local priest is also killed. Aided by her friend from high school and trusty handyman, Beth sets out to discover the truth of the murders. This delightful debut mystery won the Malice Domestic Competition's Best First Traditional Mystery Award.
The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames
On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people, including one of the CIA’s most important Middle East operatives, Robert Ames. Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird reaches back to his own childhood in Saudi Arabia to examine the life and death of his former neighbor, who served during the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre and as a White House liaison during the Iran hostage crisis in 1981. Kai’s real-life Robert Ames is “more exciting than le Carre’s George Smiley or Fleming’s James Bond." (Publishers Weekly)
The Witch of Belladonna Bay
Bronwyn Whalen hasn't set eyes on Magnolia Creek, Alabama, for fourteen years--not since her mama died. But with her brother, Patrick, imprisoned for the murder of her childhood best friend, Bronwyn finds herself once again surrounded by ancient magnolia trees and the troubled family she left behind. She becomes immersed in a whirlwind of mystery and magic as she tries to figure out what really happened that fateful night her friend died. Twisty suspense from the author of The Witch of Little Italy (2013).
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