All She Ever Wanted, Lynn Austin -
Thirty-five years ago, Kathleen fled her home, desperate to cast off weights of poverty and shame. But an unexpected invitation from her sister unwittingly draws her back to that sleepy New York town, her own daughter in tow.
A trip meant to salvage her relationship with her daughter changes course as Kathleen reexamines her own childhood. But even more enlightening are the stories of Eleanor, her once vibrant mother, and Fiona, the grandmother she barely knew.
The more Kathleen learns, the more answers she seeks concerning her family's mysterious past. Yet with the past exposed, Kathleen is torn between her need to forgive and the urge to forget.
- From Bethany Press
And, The Bone Garden, Tess Gerritsen -
Present day: Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts - a skull buried in the rocky soil, human, female, and, according to the trained eye of Boston medical examiner Maura Isles, scarred with the unmistakable marks of murder. But whoever this nameless woman was, and whatever befell her, is knowledge lost to another time.
Boston, 1830: In order to pay for his education, Norris Marshall, a talented but penniless student at Boston Medical College, has joined the ranks of local "resurrectionists," those who plunder graveyards and harvest the dead for sale on the black market. Yet even the ghoulish commerce pales beside the shocking murder of a nurse found mutilated on the university hospital grounds. And when a distinguished doctor meets the same grisly fate, Norris finds that trafficking in the illicit cadaver trade has made him a prime suspect.
To prove his innocence, Norris must track down the only witness to have glimpsed the killer: Rose Connolly, a beautiful seamstress from the Boston slums who fears she may be the next victim. Joined by a sardonic, keenly intelligent young man named Oliver Wendell Holmes, Norris and Rose comb the city from its grim cemeteries and autopsy suites to its glittering mansions and centers of Bralmin power. On the trail of a maniacal fiend who lurks where least expected, and who waits for his next lethal opportunity.
Bold, bloody - tracing the dark mystery at its heart across time and place to a finale as ingeniously conceived as it is shocking!
A real page turner -
And, Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without, Mollie Katzem, Author of Moosewood Cookbook -
Sometimes we need a little inspiration when it comes to adding more vegetables to our plate. Thankfully for us, Mollie Katzem knows a thing or two about vegetables. On the 30th anniversary of her groundbreaking Moosewood Cookbook, Mollie presents just under 100 delicious vegetable side dishes in this delightful and beautiful cookbook. Whether you need an appetizer, a quick and easy snack for the kids, or something to accompany a main dish, this cookbook offers creative recipes and countless ways to infuse more vegetables into our diets.
Both meat eaters and vegetarians alike can benefit from these tasty and healthy sidedishes, many of which you can serve as stand alone meals. This book offers some new twists on old favorites, as well as Mollie's signature style with her classic hand drawn illustrations, these are the recipes she loves to make, and the recipes her millions of fans will most cherish.
See you at Rylander!