April 2, 2017

The Children’s Garden by Matthew Appleby inspires parents and their children to play and learn in the garden with activities that include nature trails, cooking, crafting and growing plants and vegetables. While teaching creativity and fun, the garden becomes a place of discovery, encouraging children to enjoy and engage with the natural world around them.

1,000 Butterflies by Adrian Hoskins (2/22/17) is an exquisitely illustrated photographic guide to the diverse butterfly families of the world, encompassing species from every corner of the globe. Covering all key families and including the likes of monarchs, birdwings, swordtails, morphos and glasswings, the stunning images and informative text will delight butterfly enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys these delicate creatures.

Jungle of Stone by William Carlsen documents the true story of the nineteenth-century rediscovery of the Mayan civilization by American ambassador John Lloyd Stephens and British architect Frederick Catherwood, illuminating how their findings profoundly changed Western understandings about human history.

Food Anatomy by Julia Rothman serves up a hilarious primer on short order egg lingo and a mouthwatering menu of how people around the planet serve fried potatoes — and what we dip them in. This recommended daily allowance of facts and fun delves into the curious parts and pieces of our edible world, exploring topics like food for thought – eat your fruits and veggies – the meat of the matter – dairy queens – street food – sweet tooth – and more.

The Secret Sister by Brenda Novak shares the story of Maisey Lazarow, returning after a painful divorce to the small island off the North Carolina coast where she grew up. Upon finding a box of old photographs, Maisey and her brother Keith begin to uncover distant memories of a little girl who they believe was their sister. Although their mother claims there was no sister, Maisey is convinced there was. So where is she now?

That Darkness by Lisa Black challenges forensic investigator Maggie Gardiner to piece together clues to identify a killer who doesn’t murder because for enjoyment but to make the world a safer place. When Maggie notices a connection between the battered body of a young girl left in a cemetery and a career criminal shot in an alley, she must follow a trail no one else wants to see, picking up crumbs of evidence that no one else notices.

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova moves from American museums to the coast of Normandy, from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth, from young love to last love. When psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe takes on a new patient who refuses to talk or cooperate, Marlow finds himself going beyond his own legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments the silent genius, a journey that will lead him into the lives of the women closest to his renowned patient and toward a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism.