“The Summer of Weird Harold,” by Eric Walker Williams is about Twelve-year-old Kayla Minnix who loves the swamp on the far side of the lake in the little place where she lives. A place where the sun always shines, the water stays warm all year and your neighbors want to kill you!? Two creepy neighbors and a string of near-fatal accidents have her convinced someone's out to scare her family into leaving Bass Lake. Can Kayla find out who it is, survive her summer, and save the swamp at the same time?
Joanna Gaines has a new book called “Magnolia Table’ that is fused with her warmth and passion for all things family. The book is lined with recipes inspired by dozens of Gaines family favorites and classic comfort selections from her and her husband’s new Waco restaurant called Magnolia Table. Jo believes there's no better way to celebrate family and friendship than through the art of togetherness, celebrating tradition, and sharing a great meal. Complemented by her love for her garden, these dishes also incorporate homegrown, seasonal produce at the peak of its flavor. You will find recipes for the whole family!
“Hidden Valley Road: inside the mind of an American Family,” by Robert Kolker is the poignant story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease. With clarity and compassion, Kolker uncovers one family's amazing legacy of anguish, love, and optimism. It's not a straightforward story but the narrative is captivating and intertwined with past and present. These parents keep trying to hold the family together and one wonders how they did it.
“If It Bleeds” by Stephen King is a uniquely satisfying collection of longer short fiction, a great book for our times. During this Covid19 pandemic, we need something to take us away, to re-learn to laugh, to have a good time, and to face our demons. Let’s be honest, Stephen King rarely disappoints, and this book hits the spot. His way with words, the characters he conjures in his imagination, the use of novellas to fulfill his needs as a writer pulls us into intriguing and frightening places