Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill -Sonia Purnell

Even the title, Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill (Viking, $30), refuses to bill Clementine Churchill behind her husband. Sonia Purnell’s portrait reintroduces a woman who was honored by three British monarchs and the Soviet Union and whose “extramarital achievements would put present-day government ministers, speechwriters, charity chiefs, ambassadors, activists, spins doctors, MPs and hospital managers to shame.” Backed by extensive research and interviews, Purnell (a journalist who has written for The Economist, The Telegraph, and The Daily Mail) throws a spotlight on the formidable, opinionated, and intelligent Clementine, her private life and public marriage, her relationships, including a crucial connection with the Roosevelts, and her role in many of Winston Churchill’s key decisions, including his actions during the Second World War.  Lynne Olson, bestselling author in her own right of Citizens of London, may have put it best: “Sonia Purnell has at long last given Clementine Churchill the biography she deserves . . . [And] succeeds at an almost impossible task: providing fresh and thought-provoking insights into Winston Churchill in the course of examining his complicated marriage.”

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ISBN: 9780143128915
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Published: Penguin Books - October 25th, 2016

Revival - Stephen King

From the storyteller who has kept us frightened for years both on the page and on the screen, comes Revival (Scribner, $30). The story starts out, as is so often the case with Stephen King’s shadowy world, in a small and seemingly average town in the Northeast. A young minister arrives with his attractive wife and their young son. The effects this family has on the community, and specifically on the life of a young boy named Jamie Morton, who befriends the minister, are long-lasting—and of course not to be revealed for risk of ruining the fun! Rest assured that King takes you on a great ride that gets darker as you near the end. You’ll enjoy it whether you dip in now or when the movie hits theaters.

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ISBN: 9781476770390
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Published: Scribner - May 5th, 2015

Jewish Soul Food: From Minsk to Marrakesh, More Than 100 Unforgettable Dishes Updated for Today's Kitchen - Janna Gur

The subtitle of Janna Gur’s Jewish Soul Food (Schocken, $35) brings you right to the heart of what this cookbook offers: “From Minsk to Marrakesh, More Than 100 Unforgettable Dishes Updated for Today’s Kitchen.” Gur, the founder and chief editor of the leading Israeli food and wine magazine, has gathered recipes for comfort food, brings-you-right-back-to-your-childhood, finger-licking good dishes from Jewish kitchens around the world. From chopped liver and gefilte fish to lentil stew or goulash, the real thread that ties all these recipes together is their place among the “best of your grandmother’s kitchen,” all gathered together from those great home cooks around the world. Better still, Gur offers careful modern updates for novices attempting these dishes and helps guide cooks to sources of those ingredients more difficult to locate as well as their more readily available substitutes.
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ISBN: 9780805243086
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Schocken - October 28th, 2014