These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
December 13, 2013
334 pages ; 21 cm.
Join us at the table for this 34-course banquet of original stories from food-obsessed writers and chefs sharing their life-changing food experiences. The dubious joy of a Twinkie, the hunger-sauced rhapsody of fish heads, the grand celebration of an Indian wedding feast; the things we eat and the people we eat with remain powerful signposts in our memories, long after the plates have been cleared. Tuck in, and bon appetit! Featuring tales from: James Oseland, Giles Coren, Curtis Stone, Annabel Langbein, Neil Perry, Tamasin Day-Lewis, Jay Rayner, Madhur Jaffrey, Michael Pollan, Francine Prose and more.
November 15, 2013
Edgartown, Mass. : Vineyard Stories, 2013.
260 p. ; ill., maps ; 21 cm.
"A fine romance" love story -- Bon voyage -- On board the Queen Mary 2 -- Tenterden in Kent -- Aylesbury & London -- Wirksworth in the Peak District -- Ambleside in the Lake District -- The Lake District -- The Yorkshire Dales -- York -- The Cotswolds -- Bibury in the Cotswolds -- Tetbury in the Cotswolds -- Chawton in Hampshire -- Home.
November 15, 2013
Le Clézio, J.-M. G. (Jean-Marie Gustave), 1940-
Jaffrey, N.H. : David R. Godine, Publisher, c2013.
106 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.
Bodies -- Termites, ants, etc. -- The African -- From Georgetown to Victoria -- Banso -- The rage of Ogoja -- Neglect.
African is a short autobiographical account of a pivotal moment in Nobel-Prize-winning author J. M. G. Le Clezio's childhood. In 1948, young Le Clezio, with his mother and brother, left behind a still-devastated Europe to join his father, a military doctor in Nigeria, from whom he'd been separated by the war. In Le Clezio's characteristically intimate, poetic voice, the narrative relates both the dazzled enthusiasm the child feels at discovering newfound freedom in the African savannah and his torment at discovering the rigid authoritarian nature of his father. The power and beauty of the book reside in the fact that both discoveries occur simultaneously. While primarily a memoir of the author's boyhood, The African is also Le Clezio's attempt to pay a belated homage to the man he met for the first time in Africa at age eight and was never quite able to love or accept. His reflections on the nature of his relationship to his father become a chapeau bas to the adventurous military doctor who devoted his entire life to others. Though the author palpably renders the child's disappointment at discovering the nature of his estranged father, he communicates deep admiration for the man who tirelessly trekked through dangerous regions in an attempt to heal remote village populations. The major preoccupations of Le Clezio's life and work can be traced back to these early years in Africa. The question of colonialism, so central to the author, was a primary source of contention for his father: "Twenty-two years in Africa had inspired him with a deep hatred of all forms of colonialism." Le Clezio suggests that however estranged we may be from our parents, however foreign they may appear, they still leave an indelible mark on us. His father's anti-colonialism becomes The African's legacy to his son who would later become a world-famous champion of endangered peoples and cultures.
November 13, 2013
New York : Welcome Books, 2013.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 34 cm
"Revised, Expanded and Updated."
November 11, 2013
Holmes, Richard R. (Richard Rivington), 1835-1911.
London, C. Black, 1908.
vii, 117 p.,  p. of plates : Ill. ; 23 cm.
The Normans.--The Plantagenets.--St. George's chapel.--Under the Tudors.--The Stuart times.--The Georgian period.--The late reign.
November 8, 2013
New York : Fodor's Travel Publications.
v. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
"With Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, and Laos."--Cover (2013).
November 4, 2013
Hawthorne, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : col. ill, col. maps ; 19 x 9 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2013> Lonely Planet.
November 4, 2013
Kajiyama, Sumiko, 1963- author.
286 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
October 31, 2013
Footscray, Vic. : Lonely Planet, 2013.
348 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
The follow up to 1000 Ultimate Experiences is Lonely Planet's collection of the world's most exciting adventures. For armchair travellers and adrenalin junkies , 1000 Ultimate Adventures rouses you to explore the world on foot, by bike, motor vehicle or horse; 100 themed lists w. inspirational text, perfect for browsing; over 140 beautiful images.
October 30, 2013
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Newlyweds Josh and Alissa were at a party and received a challenge that shook them to the core: do you think you can really make a difference? Especially in a place like Rwanda, where the scars of genocide linger and poverty is rampant? While Josh worked hard bringing food and health care to the country's rural villages, Alissa was determined to put their foodie expertise to work. The couple opened Heaven, a gourmet restaurant overlooking Kigali, which became an instant success. Remarkably, they found that between helping youth marry their own local ingredients with gourmet recipes (and mix up "the best guacamole in Africa") and teaching them how to help themselves, they created much-needed jobs while showing that genocide's survivors really could work together. While first a memoir of love, adventure, and family, A thousand hills to Heaven also provides a remarkable view of how, through health, jobs, and economic growth, our foreign aid programs can be quickly remodeled and work to end poverty worldwide.
October 29, 2013
Ipswich, Massachusetts : Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Publishing ; Grey House Publishing, 2013.
x, 347 pages : map ; 24 cm.
On American road literature / Ronald Primeau -- Critical meeting places: major approaches to the American road-narrative genre / Ann Brigham -- Real, romantic, modern, and natural: midwestern hybridity and the Frank Booth illustrations in Theodore Dreiser's A Hoosier holiday / Marilyn Judith Atlas -- Baudrillard in the heartland: the construction of the midwest in American road literature / Barry Alford -- American odysseus: Mark Twain, travel, and the journey home / John Rohrkemper -- Paradoxes along the beat journey in Kerouac's On the road / Dominic Ording -- Sinclair Lewis's Free air and the "voyage into democracy" / Ann Brigham -- Means and ends of the road in the works of Wright Morris / Joseph J. Wydeven -- Cormac McCarthy's second literary trilogy: Dreams of the fire and Our fathers / Richmond Adams -- Girls gone wild: American women's road narratives and literary traditions / Deborah Paes de Barros -- The dark side of the road: American road narratives in the popular dark fantastic / David Bain -- Poetics of place in Roethke's "North American sequence" / Christian Knoeller -- "The cost of this distance": Robert Fanning's American prophet and the failure to communicate / Caroline Maun -- Journeying down freedom road: the Underground Railroad and the narrative of travel / Maureen N. Eke -- "Surprised to find itself in a tree in Chicago's suburbs": images of home and travel in the nonfiction of Mary Morris / Marybeth Pringle -- Shoreline sansaras / Arvid F. Sponberg -- Key to the highway: the road to the blues / Phil Patton -- Travel guidebooks, cultural narratives, and the American road quest / Steven K. Bailey -- A moving story: the recurrence of the Kiowa Tsoai legend in the work of N. Scott Momaday / Matthew Low.
"An exploration of "cruising" America, Highways through the Heartland: American Road Literature examines the prominent themes and stories of the American road narrative. Beginning with the westward thrust of early America's seaboard colonies to the romanticized and philosophical road narratives of the Beat Generation, the American experience--its ideals, dreams, and subsequent disillusionments--has been quintessentially linked to the road. Whether grueling or carefree, spiritual or physical, these journeys upon the American highway have helped us to explore and define our diverse culture and establish the road narrative as an essential American genre. Edited by Ron Primeau, Professor of English at Central Michigan University, this volume in the Critical Insights series presents a variety of new essays on the genre. For readers who are studying it for the first time, four essays survey the critical conversation regarding the American road narrative, explore its cultural and historical contexts, and offer close and comparative readings of key texts in the genre. Readers seeking a deeper understanding of American road literature can then move on to other essays that explore it in depth through a variety of critical approaches. Works discussed include Theodore Dreiser's A Hoosier Holiday, Jack Kerouac's On the Road, Sinclair Lewis' Free Air, and N. Scott Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain, as well as the works of Mark Twain, Wright Morris, Cormac McCarthy, Stephen King, and Theodore Roethke. Among the contributors are Ann Brigham, Barry Alford, Dominic Ording, Deborah Paes de Barros, and Maureen Eke. Rounding out the volume are a list of literary works not mentioned in the book that concern the theme as well as a bibliography of critical sources for readers seeking to study this timeless theme in greater depth. Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited," along with endnotes."--Publisher's website.
October 22, 2013
Stanton, Brandon, photographer.
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in his attempt to capture ordinary New Yorkers in the most extraordinary of moments"-- Provided by publisher.
October 22, 2013
Tip, Bruce Poon.
New York : Business Plus, 2013.
viii, 288 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Influence -- Innovation -- Community -- Culture -- Karma -- The Looptail.
Bruce Poon Tip's extraordinary first-person account of his entrepreneurial instincts to start and develop G Adventures, a highly-successful international travel adventure company. Also includes his unusual management secrets that not only keep his employees fully engaged but also keep his customers extremely happy.
October 16, 2013
Cooper, Artemis, 1953-
New York : New York Review Books, 
xiii, 448 pages, 8 page of unnumbered plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Originally published: Great Britain : John Murray (Publishers), 2012.
A biography of the adventurer, soldier, and author whose "enviably colorful life took off when in 1934, at the age of eighteen, he decided to walk across Europe. Before the year was out, he had trekked through nine countries and taught himself three languages, while his enthusiasm and curiosity for every kind of experience made him equally happy in caves or country houses, among shepherds or countesses"--Dust jacket flap.
October 15, 2013
Buck, Rinker, 1950-
New York : Hyperion, c1997.
ix, 351 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Praised as a riveting adventure tale, loopy travelogue, and powerful family memoir in one ingeniously crafted package (Harry Stein, "One of the good Guys"), this beautiful memoir tells an enchanting story of youthful accomplishment.
October 14, 2013
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
Originally published: New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.
"Unabridged"--Title page verso.
October 11, 2013
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Washington, DC : National Geographic Society, 
319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Spring (late March-late June) -- Summer (late June-late September) -- Fall (late September-late December) -- Winter (late December-late March)
October 9, 2013
Pacwa, Mitch, 1949-
Cincinnati, Ohio : Servant Books, ©2013.
xii, 244 pages ; illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
"What's the next best thing to going on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Fr. Mitch Pacwa? Being able to travel with him from the comfort of your home as the holy sites come to life through the pages of this book. With stunning images and thoughtful commentary, The Holy Land: An Armchair Pilgrimage is more than your typical travel guide. It also contains: A short commentary on each site, explaining its importance in salvation history A meditation for you to consider, encouraging questions such as, "What can I learn from this place? Why does it matter to me?" Prayers that Fr. Mitch uses on his annual pilgrimages, focusing on a personal faith response to the spiritual events commemorated at each site. Travel with Fr. Mitch to the sites of all twenty mysteries of the rosary, as well as other significant spots in the history of Israel and in the life of Jesus. Whether you've been to the Holy Land, plan to travel there one day, or prefer to stay in your armchair, this classic book will be a beautiful addition to your library"-- Provided by publisher.
October 7, 2013
New York : Hyperion, c2013.
337 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
"City girl Torre DeRoche isn't looking for love, but a chance encounter in a San Francisco bar sparks an instant connection with a soulful Argentinean man who unexpectedly sweeps her off her feet. The problem? He's just about to cast the dock lines and voyage around the world on his small sailboat, and Torre is terrified of deep water. However, lovesick Torre determines that to keep the man of her dreams, she must embark on the voyage of her nightmares, so she waves good-bye to dry land and braces for a life-changing journey that's as exhilarating as it is terrifying"--P.  of cover.
October 4, 2013
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 22 cm.
October 4, 2013
Viesturs, Ed, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
xvi, 330 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"A Touchstone book."
October 3, 2013
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, 
ix, 260 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
"First published in Great Britain in 2012 by Chatto & Windus"--Title page verso.
Preface : a glimpse from the ice -- Imagining Antarctica -- The axis of the Atlantic -- Of kings and emperors -- Antarctica at last! -- High days and holidays -- The hinge of the continent -- Waiting for winter -- Darkness and light -- Midwinter -- The third quarter -- The promise of life -- Gathering light -- Freedom of the ice -- Of endings and beginnings -- Afterwod : the memory of Antarctica.
October 1, 2013
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, Calif. : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
Imprint varies: 1995- Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications.
At head of title: 1999-<2013> Lonely Planet.
October 1, 2013
South Yarra, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 19 cm.
Imprint varies: 1994-<2013> Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications.
At head of title: 2000-<2013> Lonely Planet.
October 1, 2013
Jamie, Kathleen, 1962-
New York : The Experiment, 2013.
244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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