All right! It’s a new year. Let’s get down to brass tacks and tell you about a few of the new books on our shelves. Here’s a sampling from our “new” non-fiction shelf:
If you have food allergies, you’ll want to know about this one: The Divvies Bakery Cookbook, by Lori Sandler. It’s full of beautiful pictures of mouth-watering confections — all without nuts, eggs, or dairy. Bring leftovers to the library staff; we’re always happy to help.
The Emperor of All Maladies, by Siddhartha Mukherjee. This book is on everybody’s “top 10 books of 2010” lists. It’s a biography of cancer (which turns out to be thousands of years old) which many reviewers say reads like a novel.
And if you’ve had enough winter and want to start dreaming of spring, how about Lasagna Gardening, by Patricia Lanza? She teaches a layered method of soil preparation, with lots of basic information about many popular crops. “No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding!”