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Hank Shaw Guest Dinner at City Grocery

Shaw, author of the award-winning blog Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, extends the concept of nose-to-tail cooking to "bill to feet" in this original and beguiling collection. While duck is seeing a resurgence on restaurant menus, many people are reluctant to cook it at home. Shaw aims to impart the specialized knowledge needed to properly cook both domesticated and wild varieties of these birds. He starts with the basics, which include describing the various breeds of water fowl, how to break down a whole bird, and storage. There are chapters for recipes that deal with whole ducks, pieces, and extras (offal), and some of these recipes are fairly standard, including those for roast ducks or geese and confit. Thankfully, Shaw goes on to aptly demonstrate the versatility of these birds with Duck Fried Rice, Two Ways; Italian-style Duck Meatballs; and a gumbo with duck and shrimp. Recipes such as goose stew with barley and celery root, and pan-roasted goose breasts with orange and ouzo highlight several inviting goose offerings. Shaw's extras are stellar and worth trying, not only because they're so unusual but because they're truly appetizing. These include duck heart tartare puttanesca; duck liver ravioli; and goose prosciutto. Sausages, hot dogs, and pie dough round out this eclectic but tasty host of offerings that beg to be tried.
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ISBN: 9781607745297
Availability: Usually Arrives in Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - October 1st, 2013

Take Your Child To A Bookstore Day

"Bookstores hold a place in the hearts and times of our community. They are places to discover an author, a story, a life. Nothing affords the conversation and interaction among books and book lovers that a bookstore does. In the future, whether you download your story or pluck a volume off a shelf, a bookstore will be able to accommodate. But in order for bookstores to flourish and thrive, we must expose future generations to the unique pleasures they offer. On December 7th, 2013, take a child in your life to a bookstore. Watch his face light up as you give him free access, not just to a new book, but to tomorrow." —Jenny Milchman

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day began when my children were little and I was going to story time at bookstores nearly every week. Did all children know the pleasure of spending time in a bookstore? I wondered. Of being drawn into a magic world for a while, then being left to choose treasures on the shelf? I wanted to begin a holiday that would expose as many kids as possible to this joy.

But Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day quickly became bigger than one mother and her children. Bloggers and book lovers took it viral across the web, carried posters into bookstores, and welcomed me and my family to local bookstores when we traveled cross country last summer.

Now we are busily adding stores, helping support celebrations on the Day, and leading people to the wonderful places we have found. In the future, Take Your Child to a Bookstore may offer grants for children who can't visit a bookstore on their own, or perhaps there will be internships for kids who want one day to own a bookstore. Because the sky is the limit when there is a book!

Jenny Milchman is a suspense writer who just spent seven months on the road touring bookstores with her debut novel, Cover of Snow--and her family. Jenny founded Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day in 2010 when she was taking the younger members of the aforementioned family to story hour at her local bookstore weekly. Bookstores kept her connected to her community, to stories, and to her dream of being a writer. While waiting the release of her next novel, Ruin Falls, Jenny has come to settle in upstate New York. For now.



Part coffee table book, part seasonal cookbook, A Delta Magazine Christmas: Celebrating the Warmth and Wonder of the Holiday Season highlights the best of the inspiring season, as seen in the pages of the Delta Magazine’s beloved Holiday Issues. Visually stunning with interior, landscape and food photography, this gorgeous hardbound book provides an authentic taste of a Delta-style Christmas.

Curated by Melissa Townsend, the magazine’s editor in chief, it's a collection of the magazine’s timeless, seasonal best. Truly a limited-edition seasonal release, so order your copies for holiday gifts early!

Small Business Saturday Author Booksellers

We will finish November celebrating Small Business Saturday and featuring four guest authors -- who will be booksellers! Sarah Frances Hardy at Jr, and Beth Ann Fennelly, Deborah Johnson, and Ace Atkins will be helping us help you -- and they might sign a book or two of their own. While we always tell publishers we do not do events in December, we will break our rule for Ann Patchett, Joshilyn Jackson, Melissa Townsend, Ken Wooten, and -- how could we resist -- The Grinch. More on that in a later post.  -- R.H.

Donna Levine and Dave DiBenedetto sign THE SOUTHERNER'S HANDBOOK

Whether you live below the Mason Dixon Line or just wish you did, The Southerner's Handbook is your guide to living the good life. Curated by the editors of the award-winning Garden & Gun magazine, this compilation of more than 100 instructional and narrative essays offers a comprehensive tutorial to modern-day life in the South.

From Food and Drink to Sporting & Adventure; Home & Garden to Style, Arts & Culture, you'll discover essential skills and unique insight from some of the South's finest writers, chefs, and craftsmen--including the secret to perfect biscuits, how to wear seersucker, and to the right way to fall off of a horse.

You'll also find: Roy Blount Jr. on telling a great story; Julia Reed on the secrets of throwing a great party; Jonathan Miles on drinking like a Southerner; Jack Hitt on the beauty of cooking a whole hog; John T Edge on why Southern food matters; and much more.

As flavorful, authentic, and irresistible as the land and the people who inspire it, The Southerner's Handbook is the ultimate guide to being a Southerner (no matter where you live).

David DiBenedetto is the Vice President and Editor in Chief of Garden & Gun, where he oversees all print and digital platforms.

Donna Levine
is the managing editor of Garden & Gun magazine.

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ISBN: 9780062242389
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Wave - October 29th, 2013


Product Description --
The book is a mystery/thriller that tells the story of a brutal, unsolved civil rights murder in 1960 that is resurrected in the present, leading to the explosive trial of a powerful political figure. The search for the truth about the decades old murder is led by an Ole Miss law professor and a NY Times reporter who stumble upon a source who reveals the long-buried secrets of the case. Their discovery leads them down a path of murder and betrayal that ultimately ends in a shocking and surprising climax.

About the author --
Jack Ford is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning television journalist and former prominent trial lawyer. Since leaving the courtroom and entering the world of journalism, he has served as an Anchor/Correspondent for NBC News, ABC News, Court TV, and CBS News, and is recognized as one of the top legal journalists in the country.
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ISBN: 9781626523258
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: BASCOM Hill Publishing Group - October 1st, 2013