April 16, 2017

Forever Painless by Miranda Esmonde-White addresses chronic pain, the most common cause of long-term disability in the U.S., with those who suffer often becoming sedentary, accepting physical pain as an inevitable consequence of aging, illness, or injury. Through the gentle exercises outlined, the author shows how movement, essential to healing, can ease discomfort in the feet and ankles, knees, hips, back, and neck–allowing anyone to live happier, healthier, and pain-free no matter their age.

The American Fisherman by Willie Robertson and William Doyle is a rollicking history of fishing in America and a persuasive argument that America is what it is today in no small because the anglers and fishing industry that played an essential role in the establishment of many of the nation’s earliest ports. Told in his charming down-home voice, Robertson also analyzes the economics of this $50 billion annual business which supports a host of industries, including tourism and manufacturing, as well as conservationism.

Make Your Own Soaps, Lotions, & Moisturizers by Jinaika Jakuszeit shares 39 of the author’s most popular recipes for luxurious, handmade skin care products, including Chocolate and Vanilla Bath Bars, Pick-Me-Up Body Splash, Cleopatra’s Secret, and Blackberry Lip Gloss. Specific, easy to follow steps show how you can set up your kitchen lab and whip up these, and your own personalized beauty concoctions in no time.

The Blood Promise by Mark Pryor tasks U.S. Embassy security man Hugo Marston with an assignment to mind an irascible senator sent to negotiate a treaty with France. The talks, held at a country chateau, collapse when the senator accuses someone of breaking into his room. But theft becomes the least of Marston’s concerns when the secrets hidden deep inside a 200-year-old sailor’s chest reveal the power and money they promise are worth killing for, and the dark history unleashed cannot be controlled.

Barbecue and Bad News by Nancy Naigle finds a speeding ticket a welcome reprieve for Savannah Dey to get out of attending her ex-husband’s wedding, and the perfect excuse to get closer to the man who pulled her over. Sheriff Scott Calvin can’t forget the woman who set off his radar, but he’s done making bad choices, and the beautiful columnist is sure to leave once she finishes her story. Will trouble bind them together, or will her secrets tear them apart?

Autumn by Ali Smith imaginatively transports us to where past, present, and future are rolled into one, touching on humanity’s propensity for fear and kindness. Interlacing the relationship between Elisabeth, a curious child now grown up, her former neighbor Daniel, an elderly wartime evacuee, and the emotional identification she has with a long forgotten pop artist, Elisabeth develops an empathy with the natural as well as the intangible.