Augusta's Favorite 2017 Items

These are a few of my favorite things from 2017!

The Revolution of Marina M.: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316022064
Availability: UNAVAILABLE
Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 7th, 2017

My absolute favorite book of the year! Just in time for the 100th anniversary, Marina’s coming of age tale during the Russian Revolution is enchanting and engrossing; I read this 800+ page book in just 5 days! After waiting 11 years for Janet Fitch’s next book, this was worth the wait. Gift this to someone who loves literary and/or historical fiction.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Cover Image
By Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781476753836
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 25th, 2017

I enjoy cookbooks and love to explore and create new meals in my kitchen but I wouldn’t say that I’m a master chef by any stretch of the imagination. I’m not advanced enough to create meals from my imagination or know which flavors go together; I rely on cookbooks to guide me. Samin Nosrat’s Salt Fat Acid Heat was exactly what I had been looking for. She breaks down the 4 elements of cooking and teaches you how to use your knowledge of these elements to create meals on your own. I’m still working my way through the book and my cooking skills but there is a lot here and I think it would be useful for those interested in cooking at all levels, from novice to expert. The illustrations are amazing as well and keep it fun and not too stuffy.

Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501126062
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Scribner - September 5th, 2017

If you haven’t read Jesmyn Ward before, seriously what are you doing start reading her work right now!! Her writing is masterful and raw and almost always makes me cry. Her latest Sing Unburied Sing doesn’t even need me to promote it -- it won the National Book Award this year and was a New York Times Top 10 book of the year -- but it definitely deserves all the praise. It is lyrical and beautiful and weaves magical realism with Southern family epic and is just so well crafted. Like a modern Faulkner, Ward does something extraordinary with words and this one should not be missed.

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