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Seventeen Seas – Bronwyn Elsmore

Is there really a stowaway in one of the lifeboats? And what’s the truth about Germans and deckchairs? On a cruise ship full of passengers from a variety of countries there’s bound to be plenty of fun. Seventeen Seas tells their stories through 10 countries, 15 ports, across 17 seas. Fiction, non-fiction, humour – Seventeen Seas is all of these. For all who have taken a cruise, think they’d like to, or are certain they never would



Kitchen Confidential – Anthony Bourdain

Kitchen Confidential reveals what Bourdain calls “twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine.” Last summer, The New Yorker published Chef Bourdain’s shocking, “Don’t Eat Before Reading This.” Bourdain spared no one’s appetite when he told all about what happens behind the kitchen door. Bourdain uses the same “take-no-prisoners” attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable book, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike. From Bourdain’s first oyster in the Gironde, to his lowly position as dishwasher in a honky tonk fish ...



How to Change Your Mind – Michael Pollan

What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. The #1 New York Times bestseller. A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs–and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what ...

The Carbynarah Chronicles – Jon Franklyn

2nd place eBook of the year 2017/2018 readerviews.com Enter a world of fantasy and magic … The Carbynarah Chronicles – a new Amazon bestseller The Carbynarah Chronicles takes the reader on a tale of magic, swords, and sorcery as the battle for the very soul of this magical realm unfolds. With a cast of unforgettable characters, perfectly paced adventures, and epic battles, The Carbynarah Chronicles delivers a world that leaves the reader desperate for more. Prepare for a journey of fantasy, swords, and a battle ...



Amusing Ourselves to Death – Neil Postman

What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell’s 1984, Neil’s Postman’s essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever. “It’s unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” –CNN Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. ...



The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table – Rick Bragg

A celebration of family recipes and the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. From the beloved, best-selling author of All Over but the Shoutin’, a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, and loving tribute to a region, a vanishing history, a family, and, especially, to his mother. Including seventy-four mouthwatering Bragg family recipes for classic southern dishes passed down through generations. Margaret Bragg does not own a single cookbook. She measures in “dabs” and “smidgens” and “tads” and “you know, hon, just some.” She cannot be pinned down ...

Bliss – H. C. Turk

Wendell Calinar, 78, is rendered into a permanent vegetative state (PVS) by a stroke. This novel examines a topic of deep interest to people today. We all know, or know of, people who have been stricken in this manner, and we wonder of their true state of living. Their eyes function, but do they see? They seem to respond, with a twitch of a finger, a blink, but do they recognize us? Though medical science professes that such patients “lack cognitive powers,” some nurses claim ...

Storm of Seduction – Bea Paige

With a loan shark at her door, can Louisa accept the protection of the brothers Freed? After her mother’s sudden death, abandoning the brothers Freed in the French Alps had been a knee-jerk reaction. Now she is alone once more. When a loan shark comes knocking on her door demanding payment for her mother’s debt, Louisa finds herself in danger from a merciless criminal. Saved from a brutal beating, Bryce Freed offers her the safety of the Freed family home, a job within their company ...