Friday Finds 7/18/2008

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This week’s installments includes quite a variety of books.

1. How to Be a Domestic Goddess – Nigella Lawson

Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking

Wonderful pictures, and dessert ideas. The recipes look easy to follow, so I’m going to try making Irish Blue Crackers today and see how well I do.

2. Immortal – Traci Slatton

Immortal

Back cover synopsis

In an age of wonderous beauty and terrible secrets,
one man searches for his destiny…

In the majestic heart of Florence, a beautiful golden-haired boy is abandoned and subjected to cruelty beyond words. But Luca Bastardo is anything but an ordinary boy. Across two centuries of passion and intrigue, Luca will discover an astonishing gift—one that will lead him to embrace the ancient mysteries of alchemy and healing and to become a trusted confidant to the powerful Medicis…even as he faces persecution from a sadistic cabal determined to wrest his secrets for themselves.

But as the Black Death and the Inquisition wreak havoc on his beloved city, Luca’s survival lies in the quest to solve two riddles. One is the enigma of his parents and his ageless beauty. The other is a choice between immortality and the only chance to find his one true love. As Luca journeys through the heights of the Renaissance, befriends Giotto and Leonardo Da Vinci—140 years apart—and pursues the most closely guarded secrets of religious faith and science for the answers to his own burning questions, his remarkable search will not only change him…but will change the course of history.

3. Chez Moi – Agnes Desarthe and Adriana Hunter

Chez Moi

Back cover synopsis

At forty-three, Myriam has been a wife, mother, and lover—but never a restauranteur. When she opens Chez Moi in a quiet neighborhood in Paris, she has no idea how to run a business, but armed only with her love of cooking, she is determined to try. Barely able to pay the rent, Myriam secretly sleeps in the dining room and bathes in the kitchen sink, while struggling to come to terms with the painful memories of her past. But soon enough her delectable cuisine brings her many neighbors to Chez Moi, and Myriam finds that she may get a second chance at life and love. Redolent with the sights, smells, and tastes of Paris, Chez Moi is a charming story that will appeal to the many readers who fell in love with Joanne Harris’s Chocolat and Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate.

Two were found at Kepler’s Books Inc, and the other was a recommendation.

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2 responses to “Friday Finds 7/18/2008

  1. unfinishedperson

    First, I wanted to let you know that your link didn’t work over at MizB’s blog. I did a search though and found you.

    Second, while I’m not sure if any of the books that you mentioned would interest me, I have a feeling that Chez Moi might interest my wife who loved Like Water For Chocolate. I’ll be sure to pass it along to her.

  2. Just letting you know that your second try at the link DID work! 🙂

    Thanks for playing along in this week’s “Friday Finds” event! 🙂

    MizB

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