June 11, 2017

Camp Sunset by the Editors of Sunset Magazine contains everything needed to boost your outdoor skills to the next level – build a fire, take nature photos like a pro, whip up a flawless camp-stove meal, and mix a cocktail to match. Advice, checklists, and ingenious activities will have you navigating the great outdoors with ease and confidence.

Dust Bowl Girls by Lydia Reeder conveys the intensity of an improbable journey. In the early 1930s, during the worst drought and financial depression in American history, Sam Babb, coach of tiny Oklahoma Presbyterian College, traveled from farm to farm, recruiting talented, hardworking young women, offering them a chance at a better life: a free college education if they would come play for his basketball team. A formidable team with a passion for the game and heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach, they won every game and achieved more than just a winning season.

In the Land of Giants: A Journey Through the Dark Ages by Max Adams chronicles the five centuries between the end of Roman Britain and the death of Alfred the Great, exploring Britain’s lost medieval past by walking its paths. From York to Whitby, London to Sutton Hoo, Hadrian’s Wall to Loch Tay, each of the ten walk narratives form a wider portrait of Britain’s fort and fyrd, crypt and crannog, church and causeway, holy well and memorial stone.

The Memory of You by Catherine West finds Natalie Mitchell forced to return to the family winery in Sonoma, something she’s avoided since the summer her sister died, the awful summer her nightmares began. As Tanner Collins tries to convince Natalie to keep the winery open, he realizes she must face her past to find freedom from the dark secrets she carries.

The Inheritance by Charles Finch compels Charles Lenox to investigate a cryptic plea for help from an old Harrow schoolmate, Gerald Leigh, but when he looks into the matter, he finds that his friend has suddenly disappeared, soon after receiving a generous bequest from a mysterious benefactor. When someone close to the bequest dies, Lenox must delve deep into the past to discover the identity of the person who is either his friend’s savior – or his lethal enemy.

The Imposter, The Quieting, and The Devoted trilogy by Suzanne Woods Fisher invite readers to the small Amish community of Stony Ridge where its citizens find their dreams deferred – and the promise of hopes fulfilled. Offering tender romance, humor, and plenty of surprising twists, the characters deal with real-life, modern-day situations. In The Imposter, Katrina Stoltzfus struggles with a broken engagement and starting a new business, while the town finds their little Amish church turned upside down by an imposter in their midst. The Quieting finds Minister David Stoltzfus expected to fix problems at home and church when his mother arrives uninvited with matchmaking plans for everyone in the family. Multiple sclerosis, alcoholism, and oil grants are challenges that must be faced in The Devoted, and Ruthie, stuck in a sea of indecision about whether to stay Amish or leave, is courted by two suitors.