But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria

But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria
Author: Julia Reed
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN 10: 1250019052
ISBN 13: 9781250019059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria Book Review:

In her new book, But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!, Julia Reed, a master of the art of eating, drinking, and making merry, takes the reader on culinary adventures in places as far flung as Kabul, Afghanistan and as close to home as her native Mississippi Delta and Florida's Gulf Coast. Along the way, Reed discovers the perfect Pimm's Royale at the Paris Ritz, devours delicious chuletons in Madrid, and picks up tips from accomplished hostesses ranging from Pat Buckley to Pearl Bailey and, of course, her own mother. Reed writes about the bounty—and the burden—of a Southern garden in high summer, tosses salads in the English countryside, and shares C.Z. Guest's recipe for an especially zingy bullshot. She understands the necessity of a potent holiday punch and serves it up by the silver bowl full, but she is not immune to the slightly less refined charms of a blender full of frozen peach daiquiris or a garbage can full of Yucca Flats. And then there are the parties: shindigs ranging from sultry summer suppers and raucous dinners at home to a Plymouth-like Thanksgiving feast and an upscale St. Patrick's Day celebration. This delightful collection of essays by Julia Reed, a master storyteller with an inimitable voice and a limitless capacity for fun, will show you how to entertain guests with style, have a good time yourself and always have that perfect pitcher of sangria ready at a moment's notice.

Julia Reed s New Orleans

Julia Reed s New Orleans
Author: Julia Reed
Publsiher: Rizzoli International Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-10-29
ISBN 10: 0847863646
ISBN 13: 9780847863648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Julia Reed s New Orleans Book Review:

Consummate hostess and lifestyle expert Julia Reed shares her favorite New Orleans recipes and ways to create parties that exude this city's famously warm hospitality. This follow-up to Julia's bestseller Julia Reed's South showcases her entertaining know-how and that of her noted chef friends--and her love of New Orleans. Held in a variety of venues, from courtyards to gracious interior spaces, the gatherings' menus include such dishes as grillades, grits, and seafood gumbo, and cocktails ranging from the traditional Sazerac to a Satsuma Margarita. Featured are an elegant holiday dinner, a crawfish boil, and a lunch under the live oaks. All are presented in luscious photographs and include tips on setting tables, arranging flowers, and crafting playlists to create a festive mood. Julia's introduction traces the evolution of New Orleans cuisine, from its Creole beginnings to the culinary contributions of other ethnic groups. Sidebars cover iconic watering holes and local specialties such as the po-boy and the muffuletta, as well as events ranging from Mardi Gras to raucous St. Patrick's Day. This enticing cookbook is the ultimate primer is for every party-giver and anyone interested in "laissez bons temps roulez."

The House on First Street

The House on First Street
Author: Julia Reed
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 006184991X
ISBN 13: 9780061849916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House on First Street Book Review:

After fifteen years of living like a vagabond on her reporter's schedule, Julia Reed got married and bought a house in the historic Garden District. Four weeks after she moved in, Hurricane Katrina struck. The House on First Street is the chronicle of Reed's remarkable and often hilarious homecoming, as well as a thoroughly original tribute to our country's most original city.

Miss Julia Lays Down the Law

Miss Julia Lays Down the Law
Author: Ann B. Ross
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 0698157990
ISBN 13: 9780698157996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miss Julia Lays Down the Law Book Review:

It’s up to Miss Julia to sort out the murder of a hoity-toity newcomer in the latest addition to the New York Times bestselling series. Look out for the newest in the series, Miss Julia Raises the Roof, coming from Viking in April 2018. Miss Julia fans both new and old will be especially keen to get their hands on the sixteenth in the series, Miss Julia Lays Down the Law, guaranteed to be the steel magnolia’s most exciting adventure yet. It’s November and Miss Julia is looking forward to some quiet time before the holidays. That is until snobby Connie Clayborn and her rich husband move to town. At first, Miss Julia and the other ladies are pleased to be invited over for coffee, but the afternoon turns into a slap in the face when their hostess spouts nonstop criticism about Abbotsville. Why, how dare she? Days later, Miss Julia decides to confront Connie woman to woman, but when she arrives, Connie is lying on the kitchen floor—lifeless in a pool of blood. Who could have done this? Miss Julia will need to find out fast—particularly because her fingerprints are now all over the crime scene. . . .

Omoo

Omoo
Author: Herman Melville
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 389
Release: 1852
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89005064340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Omoo Book Review:

Cornbread Nation 6

Cornbread Nation 6
Author: Brett Anderson,John T. Edge
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0820342610
ISBN 13: 9780820342610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cornbread Nation 6 Book Review:

A colorful celebration of Southern foods, Southern cooking and the people and traditions behind them gathers the best of food writing from magazines, newspapers, books and journals, with contributions by Molly O'Neill, Calvin Trillin, Michael Pollan, Kim Severson and others. Original.

Among the Reeds

Among the Reeds
Author: Tammy Bottner
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2017-08-12
ISBN 10: 9781974523504
ISBN 13: 1974523500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Among the Reeds Book Review:

During the dark days of the Holocaust, a Jewish family struggles to survive When her son was born, Tammy Bottner experienced flashbacks of being hunted by the Nazis. The strange thing is, these experiences didn't happen to her. They happened to her grandmother decades earlier and thousands of miles away. Back in Belgium, Grandma Melly made unthinkable choices in order to save her family during WWII, including sending her two-year-old son, Bottner's father, into hiding in a lonely Belgian convent. Did the trauma that Tammy Bottner's predecessors experience affect their DNA? Did she inherit the "memories" of the war-time trauma in her very genes? In this moving family memoir, told partly from Melly's perspective, the author, a physician, recounts the saga of her family's experiences during the Holocaust. This tale, part history, part scientific reflection on epigenetics, takes the reader on a journey that may read like a novel, but is all the more fascinating for being true.

South Toward Home

South Toward Home
Author: Julia Reed
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN 10: 1250166365
ISBN 13: 9781250166364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South Toward Home Book Review:

In considering the pleasures and absurdities of her native culture, Julia Reed quotes another Southern writer, Willie Morris, who said, “It’s the juxtapositions that get you down here.” These juxtapositions are, for Julia, the soul of the South, and in her warmhearted and funny new book, South Toward Home, she chronicles her adventures through the highs and the lows of Southern life—taking us everywhere from dive bars and the Delta Hot Tamale Festival to an impromptu shindig on a Mississippi River sandbar and a coveted seat on a Mardi Gras float. She writes about the region’s music and food, its pesky critters and prodigious drinking habits, its inhabitants’ penchant for making their own fun—and, crucially, their gift for laughing at themselves. With her distinctive voice and knowing eye, Julia also provides her take on the South’s more embarrassing characteristics from the politics of lust and the persistence of dry counties to the “seemingly bottomless propensity for committing a whole lot of craziness in the name of the Lord.” No matter what, she writes, “My fellow Southerners have brought me the greatest joy—on the page, over the airwaves, around the dinner table, at the bar or, hell, in the checkout line.” South Toward Home, with a foreword by Jon Meacham, is Julia Reed’s valentine to the place she knows and loves best.

Reed s Reckoning

Reed s Reckoning
Author: Ahren Sanders
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2014-08-27
ISBN 10: 9781500974947
ISBN 13: 1500974943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reed s Reckoning Book Review:

Arianna 'Ari' Williams thought she experienced the depths of true love until the man of her dreams dismissed her with no explanation. Heartbroken and humiliated, she found herself changing the course of her life and picking up the pieces of her shattered heart. Now four years later, she has a successful career, amazing friends, and a young son with crystal blue eyes that reminds her every day of the love she imagined. Emotionally she has moved on but the wounds never healed. Reed Matthews has it all. Playing professional football was always his dream. Being one of the most successful wide receivers in the league comes with money, fame, and all the women he wants. Even with all his wishes coming true, he never stops thinking of the one woman that owned his soul four years ago. A chance encounter brings Reed to the realization that Ari Williams not only hid a life changing secret from him, but also things weren't as they seemed all those years ago. He's determined to get her back and build their lives together. When the truth behind their deception is revealed- friendships are tested, families are torn apart, and the one person behind it all is relentless. Can Reed protect those he loves and build the future he dreamed of? *Due to graphic language and explicit sexual situations, this book is recommended for readers 18+

No Time Like the Present

No Time Like the Present
Author: Nadine Gordimer
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN 10: 1408831767
ISBN 13: 9781408831762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Time Like the Present Book Review:

Nadine Gordimer is one of our most telling contemporary writers. With each new work, she attacks - with a clear-eyed lack of sentimentality, and an understanding of the darkest depths of the human soul - the inextricable link between personal life and political, communal history. The revelation of this theme in each new work, not only in her homeland South Africa, but the twenty-first century world, is evidence of her literary genius: in the sharpness of her psychological insights, the stark beauty of her language, the complexity of her characters and the difficult choices with which they are faced. In No Time Like the Present, Gordimer brings the reader into the lives of Steven Reed and Jabulile Gumede, a 'mixed' couple, both of whom have been combatants in the struggle for freedom against apartheid. Once clandestine lovers under racist law forbidding sexual relations between white and black, they are now in the new South Africa. The place and time where freedom - the 'better life for all' that was fought for and promised - is being created but also challenged by political and racial tensions, while the hangover of moral ambiguities and the vast and growing gap between affluence and mass poverty, continue to haunt the present. No freedom from personal involvement in these or in the personal intimacy of love. The subject is contemporary, but Gordimer's treatment is timeless. In No Time Like the Present, she shows herself once again a master novelist, at the height of her prodigious powers.

Quicksand Pond

Quicksand Pond
Author: Janet Taylor Lisle
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN 10: 1481472240
ISBN 13: 9781481472241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quicksand Pond Book Review:

Newbery Honor winner Janet Taylor Lisle’s gorgeous and profound new novel about a pivotal summer in two girls’ lives explores the convictions we form, the judgments we make, and the values we hold. The pond is called Quicksand Pond. It’s a shadowy, hidden place, full of chirping, shrieking, croaking life. It’s where, legend has it, people disappear. It’s where scrappy Terri Carr lives with her no-good family. And it’s where twelve-year-old Jessie Kettel is reluctantly spending her summer vacation. Jessie meets Terri right away, on a raft out in the water, and the two become fast friends. On Quicksand Pond, Jessie and Terri can be lost to the outside world—lost until they want to be found. But a tragedy that occurred many decades ago has had lingering effects on this sleepy town, and especially on Terri Carr. And the more Jessie learns, the more she begins to question her new friendship—and herself.

Lady of the Reeds

Lady of the Reeds
Author: Pauline Gedge
Publsiher: Soho PressInc
Total Pages: 520
Release: 1997-02-01
ISBN 10: 9781569470725
ISBN 13: 1569470723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lady of the Reeds Book Review:

In ancient Egypt, an intelligent, ambitious woman named Thu, leaves her native village aboard the boat of a prophet and eventually becomes a powerful concubine of Ramses III.

Ham Biscuits Hostess Gowns and Other Southern Specialties

Ham Biscuits  Hostess Gowns  and Other Southern Specialties
Author: Julia Reed
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-04-28
ISBN 10: 1466828536
ISBN 13: 9781466828537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ham Biscuits Hostess Gowns and Other Southern Specialties Book Review:

Southern humorist Julia Reed celebrates Southern food, Southern women, and the Southern penchant for enjoying good times in this collection of her food writing. Julia Reed spends a lot of time thinking about ham biscuits. And cornbread and casseroles and the surprisingly modern ease of donning a hostess gown for one's own party. In Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns and Other Southern Specialties Julia Reed collects her thoughts on good cooking and the lessons of gracious entertaining that pass from one woman to another, and takes the reader on a lively and very personal tour of the culinary -- and social -- South. In essays on everything from pork chops to the perfect picnic Julia Reed revels in the simple good qualities that make the Southern table the best possible place to pull up a chair. She expounds on: the Southerner's relentless penchant for using gelatin why most things taste better with homemade mayonnaise the necessity of a holiday milk punch (and, possibly, a Santa hat) how best to "cook for compliments" (at least one squash casserole and Lee Bailey's barbequed veal are key). She provides recipes for some of the region's best-loved dishes (cheese straws, red velvet cake, breakfast shrimp), along with her own variations on the classics, including Fried Oysters Rockefeller Salad and Creole Crab Soup. She also elaborates on worthwhile information every hostess would do well to learn: the icebreaking qualities of a Ramos gin fizz and a hot crabmeat canapé, for example; the "wow factor" intrinsic in a platter of devilled eggs or a giant silver punchbowl filled with scoops of homemade ice cream. There is guidance on everything from the best possible way to "eat" your luck on New Year's Day to composing a menu in honor of someone you love. Grace and hilarity under gastronomic pressure suffuse these essays, along with remembrances of her gastronomic heroes including Richard Olney, Mary Cantwell, and M.F.K. Fisher. Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns and Other Southern Specialties is another great book about the South from Julia Reed, a writer who makes her experiences in—and out of—the kitchen a joy to read.

Every Light in the House Burnin

Every Light in the House Burnin
Author: Andrea Levy
Publsiher: Headline
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2010-06-24
ISBN 10: 0755379519
ISBN 13: 9780755379514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Every Light in the House Burnin Book Review:

The remarkable, emotional debut novel, both funny and moving, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, from the critically aclaimed Andrea Levy, author of the Orange Prize winning SMALL ISLAND and the Man Booker shortlisted THE LONG SONG. 'Better opportunity' - that's why Angela's dad sailed to England from America in 1948 on the Empire Windrush. Six months later her mum joined him in his one room in Earl's Court... ...Twenty years and four children later, Mr Jacob has become seriously ill and starts to move unsteadily through the care of the National Health Service. As Angela, his youngest, tries to help her mother through this ordeal, she finds herself reliving her childhood years, spent on a council estate in Highbury.

If I Could Tell You

If I Could Tell You
Author: Elizabeth Wilhide
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 1524704075
ISBN 13: 9781524704070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If I Could Tell You Book Review:

“A marvelous work of historical fiction, beautifully crafted and inhabited by morally complex and fully realized characters... compelling, immersive, and utterly impossible to put down.” —Jennifer Chiaverini, New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker Anna Karenina meets World War II, a novel of love, war, and the resilience of one woman's spirit England, 1939: Julia Compton has a beautifully well-ordered life. Once a promising pianist, she now has a handsome husband, a young son she adores, and a housekeeper who takes care of her comfortable home. Then, on the eve of war, a film crew arrives in her coastal town. She falls in love. The consequences are devastating. Penniless, denied access to her son, and completely unequipped to fend for herself, she finds herself adrift in wartime London with her lover, documentary filmmaker Dougie Birdsall. While Dougie seeks truth wherever he can find it, Julia finds herself lost. As the German invasion looms and bombs rain down on the city, she faces a choice—succumb to her fate, or fight to forge a new identity in the heat of war.

One Man s Folly

One Man s Folly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Rizzoli International Publications
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0847842525
ISBN 13: 9780847842520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Man s Folly Book Review:

When it comes to interiors style, antiques, and Southern vernacular architecture, Furlow Gatewood is a one-of-a-kind classic-this book presents his magical private enclave for the first time. Antiques expert Furlow Gatewood's highly personal property in bucolic Americus, Georgia, where he has meticulously restored his family's carriage house and added intimate dwellings and outbuildings-several rescued from demolition-has evolved over decades to become a sublime expression of stylish living. The structures exemplify various architectural traditions-from mid-nineteenth-century Gothic to Palladian. He has collaborated with local craftsmen to create these follies and takes delight in designing the picturesque grounds and plantings and in devising comfortable areas for his beloved dogs and peacocks. A gifted designer and longtime associate of antiques dealer John Rosselli, Gatewood has a talent for discovering singular pieces with a poetic patina, composing custom paint finishes and subtle palettes, and knowing how to incorporate distinctive architectural elements. To accompany the book's atmospheric images, close friend Bunny Williams writes about the lessons she has learned from this master of discernment. Gatewood's seductive and hospitable Arcadian oasis, with its exquisite and timeless design, will have an enduring impact on the design community.

Man from Ireland

Man from Ireland
Author: Michele G. Charrier
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2020-05-04
ISBN 10: 9781777056667
ISBN 13: 1777056667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Man from Ireland Book Review:

Her athletic ambitions kicked off a new romance. But when her training partner vanishes without a trace, will she survive to cross the finish line? Maddie St. Laurent's marriage is beyond resuscitation. And what starts out as a way to breathe life back into her fifties, finishes with her rescuing a charming Irish cyclist. But after five intimate days and a surprise proposal, she's shocked when her charismatic companion mysteriously disappears. When he never makes contact, she assumes she was seduced by a con artist. Consumed by curiosity, she digs into the charming man's past only to uncover a dangerous connection to Ireland's underworld. Will the Irish Mafia steal the couple's last breath, or will they live to make a fresh start? Man From Ireland is the first novel in a suspenseful contemporary fiction series. If you like adrenaline-pumping page-turners, intriguing love stories, and vivid settings from around the globe, then you'll adore Michele G. Charrier's uplifting tale.

Beautiful Burn

Beautiful Burn
Author: Adriane Leigh
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2015-01-13
ISBN 10: 9781507632468
ISBN 13: 1507632460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Burn Book Review:

"I've broken him, bent him, and burned him, and each fevered moment was worth every ounce of pain." Auburn Lawrence has loved her English teacher, Reed West, since she was sixteen. Through brainstorming stories, reading classic literature, and plenty of fiery banter, they've forged a bond that neither of them expected. Propelled by a chance encounter after her graduation, they discover just how deep their connection runs, but love requires more than chemistry to flourish. They spend three electrifying summer months discovering each other under a veil of forbidden passion and desperate lust before they learn that the unattainable is often destined to remain exactly that. By the time temperatures dip and snowflakes fly, their relationship will face a deep freeze that threatens to snap the bond they thought they shared, shattering their lives one secret at a time. Intended for mature audiences. Beautiful Burn is a full-length, standalone novel.

A Passion for Parties

A Passion for Parties
Author: Carolyne Roehm
Publsiher: Broadway
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780767925235
ISBN 13: 0767925238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Passion for Parties Book Review:

A festive companion to At Home with Carolyne Roehm introduces a host of creative ideas and tips for every kind of party or event, from a formal dinner dance to a simple picnic for four, with suggestions for signature themes, table settings, floral arrangements, decorations, festivities, and forty delicious recipes. 40,000 first printing.

Lotus and Feather

Lotus and Feather
Author: Ji-li Jiang
Publsiher: Disney-Hyperion
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-12-13
ISBN 10: 9781423127543
ISBN 13: 1423127544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lotus and Feather Book Review:

A winter illness left Lotus, a little girl, without a voice and without friends. A hunter's bullet left Feather, a crane, injured and unable to fly. As Lotus nurses Feather back to health, their bond grows. Soon Feather is following Lotus everywhere, even to school! The bird dances to the girl's reed whistle, much to the delight of the other children. One day, when the village floods, Feather helps raise the alarm as Lotus and her grandfather urge their neighbors to get to high ground. Feather is a true friend to Lotus, but the time comes when Lotus must be a true friend to him--by encouraging him to migrate with the rest of the cranes. The next spring, Feather miraculously returns, and that's not all . . . he has brought new life to the nearby lake. Inspired by the true story of a crane that rescued a Chinese village, and graced with sensitive watercolor illustrations, this lovely book about respecting nature offers deep emotion and delightful surprises.