|A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead
A Moon Shaped Pool is the ninth studio album from Radiohead, featuring “Burn The Witch,” “Daydreaming” and “True Love Waits.”
|HITnRUN. Phase Two, Prince
Prince’s 39th and final studio album . This is the follow up album to the fan favorite HIT N RUN Phase One, which was released in September 2015. According to Rolling Stone, this is Prince “in top form.”
|The Sorcerer’s Daughter, Terry Brooks
In this, the third stand-alone Shannara novel in the Defenders of Shannara series (following The High Druid’s Blade and The Darkling Child), the daughter of a reviled sorcerer, Leofur is nothing like her dreaded father. When her life-partner, Paxon Leah, leaves on a dangerous mission, Leofur protects Paxon’s sister. When she is abducted Leofur is forced to choose between saving Paxon from a mission gone badly awry, or hiring the services of the best tracker in the world to go after her life-partner’s sister.
|Grief is the Thing with Feathers, Max Porter
In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother’s sudden death. Their father, a Ted Hughes scholar and scruffy romantic, imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness. In this moment of despair they are visited by Crow – antagonist, trickster, healer, babysitter. This sentimental bird is drawn to the grieving family and threatens to stay until they no longer need him. As weeks turn to months and the pain of loss gives way to memories, the little unit of three starts to heal. In this extraordinary debut – part novella, part polyphonic fable, part essay on grief – Max Porter’s compassion and bravura style combine to dazzling effect. Full of unexpected humour and profound emotional truth, Grief is the Thing with Feathers marks the arrival of a thrilling new talent.
|Infomocracy, Malka Older
It’s been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global micro-democracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything’s on the line.
|Miraculous Abundance: One Quarter Acre, Two French Farmers, and Enough Food to Feed the World, Perrine Hervé-Gruyer
The Bec Hellouin model for growing food, sequestering carbon, creating jobs, and increasing biodiversity without using fossil fuels. When Charles and Perrine Herve-Gruyer set out to create their farm in an historic Normandy village, they had no idea just how much their lives would change. Neither one had ever farmed before. Charles had been circumnavigating the globe by sail, operating a floating school that taught students about ecology and indigenous cultures. Perrine had been an international lawyer in Japan. Each had returned to France to start a new life. Eventually, Perrine joined Charles in Normandy, and Le Ferme du Bec Hellouin was born. Since then the farm has become a celebrated model of innovative, ecological agriculture in Europe, connected to national and international organizations addressing food security, and heralded by celebrity chefs as well as the Slow Food movement. The Miraculous Abundance Bec Hellouin Farm is the eloquent tale of the couple’s evolution from creating a farm to sustain their family to delving into an experiment in how to grow the most food possible, in the most ecological way possible, and create a farm model that can carry us into a post-carbon future when oil is no longer moving goods and services, energy is scarcer, and localization is a must. Today, the farm produces a variety of vegetables using a mix of permaculture, bio-intensive, four-season, and natural farming techniques–as well as techniques gleaned from native cultures around the world. It has some animals for eggs and milk, horses for farming, a welcome center, a farm store, a permaculture school, a bread oven for artisan breads, greenhouses, a cidery, and a forge. It has also become the site of research focusing on how small organic farms like theirs might confront Europe’s (and the world’s) projected food crisis. But in this honest and engaging account of the trials and joys of their uncompromising effort, readers meet two people who are farming the future as much as they are farming their land. They envision farms like theirs someday being the hub for a host of other businesses that can drive rural communities from bread makers and grain millers to animal care givers and other tradespeople. Market farmers and home gardeners alike will find much in these pages, but so will those who’ve never picked up a hoe. The couple’s account of their quest to design an almost Edenlike farm, hone their practices, and find new ways to feed the world is an inspiring tale. It is also a love letter to a future in which people increasingly live in rural communities that rely on traditional skills, locally created and purveyed goods and services, renewable energy, and greater local governance, but are also connected to the larger world.
|The True Tails of Baker and Taylor: The Library Cats who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town – and the World, Jan Louch with Lisa Rogak
It all started with mice in the library… Assistant librarian Jan Louch and a coworker decided that what the Minden, Nevada Library needed was a cat. They found a pair of Scottish Folds who were perfect for the job. Jan named them Baker and Taylor, and they took up residence in the library. After Jan let the cats be photographed for a poster, they became feline celebrities, and became the most famous library cats in the world.
|Foolproof Preservine: A Guide to Small Batch James, Jellies, Pickles, Condiments, and More, America’s Test Kitchen
A step-by-step guide for james, jellies, pickles, and condiments. The editors at America’s Test Kitchen have obsessively tested the recipes, demystified the processes, explained the science– and help you get great results every time.