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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Nothing says summer more than a private island, lazy days, and traumatic amnesia. 17 year-old Cadence Sinclair Easton returns to the Sinclair family island after a two-year hiatus, two years in which she was afflicted by debilitating migraines and fragmented memories of an event that happened in the summer of her fifteenth year. The Liars - Cady, her two older cousins, and family friend, Gat – spend the summer piecing together the parts of “Summer 15” that Cady has been missing. What she (and the reader) finds when all the pieces come together is a shocking answer to the mystery and an ending that is as unforgettable for us as it was repellent for her. With luscious storytelling and a poetic sense of memory, Were We Liars will leave you clamoring for the answer from start to finish.
Who is the liar here after all?
The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century by David Reynolds
Long Shadow is broad but rich in historical perspective, specifically in reference to the First World War shaping the 20th century. Informative, insightful, and certainly well worth looking through since August 2014 will mark the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.
Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison
Unlike typical cookbooks, Madison organizes her recipes using, “the 12 different families of the animal kingdom”. In doing so the reader’s eyes are open to the similarities of these vegetables and how to best bring out the flavors of these unique families. In addition to recipes, this book also contains a wealth of information about each individual vegetable. Accompanied by stunning photographs, this cookbook is a great way to get fresh ideas for using the vegetables from your summer garden.