The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America / Erik Larson (2004 non-fiction, 364.1523 Larson)
A compelling account of the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 brings together the divergent stories of two very different men who played a key role in shaping the history of the event–visionary architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and Dr. Henry H. Holmes, an insatiable and charming serial killer who lured women to their deaths.
Nevertheless : a memoir / Alec Baldwin (2017 memoir, 92 Baldwin)
The actor highlights parts of his life that he’s long kept private, from his troubled childhood and efforts to make it as young actor to his struggles with addiction and his failings as a husband and parent.
She sheds : a room of your own / Erika Kotite (2017 non-fiction, 690.89 Kotite)
She Sheds shows you how to create cozy getaways with inspiration from across the country. Start by defining the goal and purpose of your space. Will you use it for entertaining, crafting, or alone time? Then, use the gallery of over 100 photos as inspiration for your decor, paint colors, and landscaping. You’ll even find fun upcycling ideas to personalize your space. Get inspired, and get started on your very own tricked-out retreat!
The French chef in America : Julia Child’s second act / Alex Prud’homme (2016 biography, 92 Child)
Traces the story of the chef’s years as a beloved television personality and cookbook author, revealing the pressures she faced as an influential celebrity in the aftermath of publishing “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.”
Gumption : relighting the torch of freedom with America’s gutsiest troublemakers / Nick Offerman (2015 non-fiction, 817 Offerman)
The star of “Parks and Recreation” pays tribute to inspiring mischief makers, from George Washington to Willie Nelson, while expounding on such topics as religion, handcrafting, and meat.
Bitten by witch fever : wallpaper & arsenic in the Victorian home / Lucinda Hawksley (2016 fiction, 747.3 Hawksley)
The shocking story of a deadly trend in Victorian wallpaper design, illustrated by beautiful and previously unseen arsenic-riddled designs from the British National Archives.
The 40-year-old vegan : 75 recipes to make you leaner, cleaner, and greener in the second half of life / Sandra Sellani and Susan Sellani (2017 cookbook, 641.5636 Sellani)
Do you wish you could have your pasta and eat it too? So do Sandra and Susan Sellani, twin sisters who transformed the traditional Italian comfort foods of their childhood into healthier, plant-based versions. Sandra, a West Coast vegan, and Susan, an East Coast omnivore, have collaborated to create a rational approach to leaning in to vegan for those over forty.
Letterman : the last giant of late night / Jason Zinoman (2017 biography, 92 Letterman)
A definitive account of the life and career of comedic talk show host David Letterman evaluates how his ironic style transcended traditional television and how his remote and reclusive personality contrasts with his widely misunderstood achievements.
Flea market style : decoration, displaying, collecting / senior editor, Samantha S. Thorpe (2017 non-fiction, 747 Flea)
Looks at how to use flea market treasures to transform a home to reflect personal style, with tips on navigating markets, reinventing flea market finds, easy projects using vintage finds, and photographic home tours for inspiration.