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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Don't be afraid of....

Non-fiction spans everything from biographies to cookbooks to health  
to business to parenting. 

Non-fiction is so much more and the two titles below
are already showing up on "Best of 2014" lists.

Place your reserve by clicking on the title.

War of the Whales, by Joshua Horwitz -  is the gripping tale of a crusading attorney who stumbles on one of the US Navy’s best-kept secrets: a submarine detection system that floods entire ocean basins with high-intensity sound—and drives whales onto beaches. As Joel Reynolds launches a legal fight to expose and challenge the Navy program, marine biologist Ken Balcomb witnesses a mysterious mass stranding of whales near his research station in the Bahamas. Investigating this calamity, Balcomb is forced to choose between his conscience and an oath of secrecy he swore to the Navy in his youth.
 Waged in secret military labs and the nation’s highest court, War of the Whales is a real-life thriller that combines the best of legal drama, natural history, and military intrigue.

 "The Third Plate" by Dan Barber -   Chef Dan Barber reveals that even the most enlightened eating of today is ultimately detrimental to the environment and to individual health. It doesn’t involve truly delicious food. Based on ten years of surveying farming communities around the world, Barber’s Third Plate offers a radical new way of thinking about food that will heal the land and taste good, too.  The book is grounded in the history of American cuisine over the last two centuries. 
The third plate is...well, you'll just have to read it to find out.

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