The following titles – and more – will be on the shelves of Hartford Public Library, beginning December 24. If the title is not at your closest branch, place a hold and it will be delivered there for you. All our titles are in our catalog; you may search it at any time.

(Summaries from publishers)


 

Love for Imperfect Things: How to accept yourself in a world striving for perfection 
by Haemin Sunim (12/24)

Available at Camp Field, Downtown, and Dwight.

Many of us respond to the pressures of life by turning inward and ignoring problems, sometimes resulting in anxiety or depression. Others react by working harder at the office, at school, or at home, hoping that this will make ourselves and the people we love happier. But what if being yourself is enough? Just as we are advised on airplanes to take our own oxygen first before helping others, we must first be at peace with ourselves before we can be at peace with the world around us.

In this beautiful follow-up to his international bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, Zen Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim turns his trademark wisdom to the art of self-care, arguing that only by accepting yourself–and the flaws that make you who you are–can you have compassionate and fulfilling relationships with your partner, your family, and your friends. With more than thirty-five full-color illustrations, Love for Imperfect Things will appeal to both your eyes and your heart, and help you learn to love yourself, your life, and everyone in it.

 

 

My Greek Table: Authentic flavors and modern home cooking from my kitchen to yours
by Diane Kochilas (12/24)

Available Downtown.

Inspired by her travels and family gatherings, the recipes and stories Diane Kochilas shares in My Greek Table celebrate the variety of food and the culture of Greece. Her Mediterranean meals, crafted from natural ingredients and prepared in the region’s traditional styles—as well as innovative updates to classic favorites—cover a diverse range of appetizers, main courses, and desserts to create raucously happy feasts, just like the ones Diane enjoys with her family when they sit down at her table.

Perfect for home cooks, these recipes are easy-to-make so you can add Greece’s delicious dishes to your culinary repertoire. With simple-to-follow instructions for salads, meze, vegetables, soup, grains, savory pies, meat, fish, and sweets, you’ll soon be serving iconic fare and new twists on time-honored recipes on your own Greek table for family and friends, including:

— Kale, Apple, and Feta Salad
— Baklava Oatmeal
— Avocado-Tahini Spread
— Baked Chicken Keftedes
— Retro Feta-Stuffed Grilled Calamari
— Portobello Mushroom Gyro
— Quinoa Spanakorizo
— Quick Pastitsio Ravioli
— Aegean Island Stuffed Lamb
— My Big Fat Greek Mess—a dessert of meringues, Greek sweets, toasted almonds and tangy yogurt

Illustrated throughout with color photographs featuring both the food and the country, My Greek Table is a cultural delicacy for cooks and foodies alike.

 

Zero Sugar Cookbook: Lose up to a pound a day and eat your way to a lean & healthy you!
by David Zinczenko (12/31)

Available at Camp Field.

With Zero Sugar Diet, #1 New York Times bestselling author David Zinczenko continued his twenty-year mission to help Americans live their happiest and healthiest lives, uncovering revolutionary new research that explained why you can’t lose weight—showing that it’s not your fault! The true culprit is sugar—specifically added sugars—which food manufacturers sneak into almost everything we eat, from bread to cold cuts to yogurt, peanut butter, pizza, and even “health” foods.

Now, with Zero Sugar Cookbook, Zinczenko shows how you, too, can melt away belly fat, boost your energy levels and metabolism, improve your gut health, and take control of your health.

 

 

 

The Boy
by Tami Hoag (12/31)

Available Downtown and at Dwight.

When a 7-year-old boy is brutally murdered at the same time his 13-year-old babysitter goes missing, detectives Nick and Annie sift through a grieving mother’s troubled past to uncover the truth. By the best-selling author of Night Sins.

 

 

 

 


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