Thursday, July 24, 2014

Book Haul July 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey

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The Hundred-Foot Journey

"That skinny Indian teenager has that mysterious something that comes along once a generation. He is one of those rare chefs who is simply born. He is an artist."
And so begins the rise of Hassan Haji, the unlikely gourmand who recounts his life’s journey in Richard Morais' charming novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey. Lively and brimming with the colors, flavors, and scents of the kitchen, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a succulent treat about family, nationality, and the mysteries of good taste. 

Born above his grandfather's modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the local markets, and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy pushes the family out of India, they console themselves by eating their way around the world, eventually settling in Lumire, a small village in the French Alps. 

The boisterous Haji family takes Lumire by storm. They open an inexpensive Indian restaurant opposite an esteemed French relais;that of the famous chef Madame Mallory;and infuse the sleepy town with the spices of India, transforming the lives of its eccentric villagers and infuriating their celebrated neighbor. Only after Madame Mallory wages culinary war with the immigrant family, does she finally agree to mentor young Hassan, leading him to Paris, the launch of his own restaurant, and a slew of new adventures. 


The Hundred-Foot Journey 
is about how the hundred-foot distance between a new Indian kitchen and a traditional French one can represent the gulf between different cultures and desires. A testament to the inevitability of destiny, this is a fable for the ages—charming, endearing, and compulsively readable.

Perfect Victim (Ulysses Grove #4)


Perfect Victim

A slashed female corpse...a footprint, a tire track...a trail of blood in a crowded shopping mall. Even the most jaded cops are horrified by the carnage. But to seasoned FBI profiler Ulysses Grove, the evidence spells out a much more personal message--a threat that speaks to Grove alone...

Meticulous Killer...
He chooses his victims with care. He plans their murders with painstaking precision; he studies the most notorious slayers. He's gone to extremes to achieve his goals--committed to fulfilling his destiny as history's greatest serial killer...

With precious lives at stake, and his very soul on the line, Grove throws himself into the chase--and into a trap from which there's no escape...

The Trap (The Hunt #3)


The Trap (The Hunt, #3)

From author Andrew Fukuda comes The Trap, the explosive finale to The Hunt trilogy—perfect for fans of The Hunger Games!

After barely escaping the Mission alive, Gene and Sissy face an impossible task: staying alive long enough to stop an entire world bent on their destruction. Bound on a train heading into the unknown with the surviving Mission girls, Gene, Sissy, David, and Epap must stick together and use everything they have to protect each other and their only hope: the cure that will turn the blood-thirsty creatures around them into humans again. Now that they know how to reverse the virus, Gene and Sissy have one final chance to save those they love and create a better life for themselves. But as they struggle to get there, Gene's mission sets him on a crash course with Ashley June, his first love . . . and his deadliest enemy.

Let Me In

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim

Other Kingdoms

When She Was Bad (E.L. Pender #4)

Heaven's Shadow (Heaven's Shadow #1)

The Nightmare (Joona Linna #2)

The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1)

The Invisible Ones