Books | June 2017

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The March King’s Daughter
By Karen Dionne (Penguin Publishing Group)
At last, Helena has the life she deserves: a loving husband, two daughters and a business. But she is the product of an abduction, and more than twenty years later she finds out her father has killed two guards, escaped from prison and disappeared. Helena knows the police don’t stand a chance at finding him, and the only person who does is the person he trained: his daughter.

Before We Were Yours
By Lisa Wingate (Random House Publishing Group)
Set in 1939 Memphis, twelve-year-old Rill and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shanty boat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. The kids get thrown into an orphanage, and Rill fights to keep her siblings together in a world of danger and uncertainty.


Theft by Finding
By David Sedaris (Little, Brown and Company)
For decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary to record his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. For the first time, his diary entries will be available in print. Tender, hilarious, illuminating and endlessly captivating, his selections offer a rare look into the mind of one of our generation’s greatest comic geniuses.

Barbecue! Bible: Sauces, Rubs and Marinades, Bastes, Butters and Glazes
By Steven Raichlen (Workman Publishing)
An in-depth celebration of those cornerstones on which unforgettable live-fire flavors are built. Raichlen explains fiery spice mixtures for massaging into food, sensuous bastes to be brushed on like lacquer, killer marinades, sugary glazes, tangy mops from award-winning barbecue teams and dozens of sauces—from the classic tomato-based American Sweet and Smoky to a bold Moroccan Charmoula with its medley of fresh herbs and spices.