Tackling challenges in life and in the kitchen
Grace, Eventually, by Anne Lamott.
Like Lamott’s earlier spiritual nonfiction, Traveling Mercies and Plan B,
this book comprises a collection of
essays, some previously published.
Familiar topics are covered: her
mother and son, illness, death, addictions, Jesus and Republicans. But
these recent essays show a new mellowness, wisdom, decency and, espe-
love that cooks of all levels feel
for their tools. Whether you are
passionate about a gorgeous
copper pot, a rice cooker or your
grandmother’s well-aged, cast-iron skillet, award-winning
author Simmons provides inspiration to make the best use of
your cookware, along with
delectable recipes to enhance
the experience, using the fresh-est ingredients available.
mechanic, takes his fiancée to the West End to
celebrate their engagement. He crosses the
path of Spencer Craig, a barrister poised to be
the youngest Queen’s Counsel of his generation. A few hours later Danny is arrested for
murder and later is sentenced to 22 years in
prison, thanks to Spencer’s testimony. Danny
spends the next few years in a high-security
prison while Spencer Craig’s career as a lawyer
goes straight up. All the while Danny plans to
escape and wreak his revenge.
Stop Whining, Start Doing, by Laura
Schlessinger. In her inimitable style,
Schlessinger shows readers how to kick-start a
new life: Stop feeling sorry for yourself; stop
making excuses for why you are not successful
in business, relationships, even friendships;
and start looking at life in a new way—one
that will work for you and make you happier
and more successful. Take a personal inventory and get moving!
Things Cooks Love: Implements, Ingredients,
Recipes, by Marie Simmons and Sur La Table.
This is the first in a series of books from trusted
culinary supplier Sur La Table. It speaks to the
660 Curries, by Raghavan Iyer. Curry is
Salmon with Garlic and Turmeric. Curry is
Grilled Chicken with Cashew-Tomato Sauce
or Baby Back Ribs with a Sweet-Sour Glaze
and Vinegar Sauce. Curry is vivid flavors, seasonal ingredients, a kaleidoscope of spices
and unexpected combinations. This gateway
to the world of Indian cooking demystifies
one of the world’s great cuisines with the
help of an award-winning cooking teacher.
A Prisoner of Birth, by Jeffrey Archer. Danny
Cartwright and Spencer Craig never should
have met. One evening, Danny, a garage
The Dark Tide, by Andrew Gross. It has
been said that bad luck comes in threes. But
for Karen Friedman’s family, bad luck is just
the beginning. It starts with her husband
Charlie’s investments going wrong and the
sudden death of a family pet. Then one
morning Charlie takes the train to work—
straight into a lethal terrorist blast. For his
widow, Karen, and their children, all that
remains of Charlie is a shared past. Or is it?
When the Friedmans begin to receive terrifying threats, Karen turns to Detective Ty
Hauck for help. Determined to keep Karen’s
family safe, Ty doesn’t know that people
investigating Charlie’s death have a way of
ending up dead themselves.—Valerie Ryan
COUR TES Y OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES
A fight to remember
FANTASY, FROM lighthearted romance to
epic darkness, is the theme of DVDs available
at your local Costco this March.
Beowulf. The oldest epic in the English
language, Beowulf tells the story of the mighty
warrior Beowulf (Ray Winstone), who, by
destroying Grendel (Crispin Glover), a half-human, half-demon terrorizing sixth-century
Denmark, incurs the wrath of the beast’s ruthless mother (Angelina Jolie), who will use any
means possible to ensure revenge. The ensuing
battle has resonated throughout the ages.
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.
Molly Mahoney (Natalie Portman) is the
awkward and insecure manager of Mr.
Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store
in the world. But when Mr. Magorium,
(Dustin Hoffman), bequeaths the store to her,
a dark and ominous change begins to take
over the once remarkable Emporium.
Enchanted. Characters in an animated
Beowulf battles a dragon and a myriad of
other formidable opponents to ensure
that his people survive.
When 9-year-old Allie
Finkle finds out her
parents are trading
suburban home for a
spooky old Victorian,
she is anything but
thrilled. Now that
she’s the new girl at
school and all of her
friends are far away, it’s time for Allie to come
up with a few rules of her own.
Available early March
fairy-tale world enter the harsh reality of present-day Manhattan—as real people—after an
evil queen uses black magic to send Giselle, a
young girl, hurtling out of the animated
world into the one place in the universe that
the queen believes is devoid of love: New York
City. Giselle must somehow survive her new
surroundings and find her way home again
to her true love.
I Am Legend. Will Smith stars as Robert
Neville, a military scientist and lone survivor of a biochemical disease that has turned
the world’s population into terrifying zom-bie-like creatures.
Also look for Walk Hard, 101 Dalmatians,
The Kite Runner, No Country for Old Men,
Bee Movie and many other films, as well as
TV series.—T. Foster Jones
Use the clues to guess what’s behind
the flap and … surprise! Sturdy pop-out
vehicles, shapes, pets and bugs are waiting
for your little one!
Available early March