'Tis the season for some holiday gift giving! PGCC library staff have put together a short list of books that would make great gifts. Would you like read the book before giving it as gift? Check it from Us.
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A Day at Elbulli
by Ferran Adrià; Albert Adrià; Juli Soler; El Bulli; Equipo de Edicion (Translator)
Call Number: TX 945.5.B85 A37 2008
This beautiful gigantic doorstop of a book chronicles, in loving over-detail and about a thousand photos, the workings of the Spanish restaurant elBulli, the world-renowned 3-star Michelin establishment which churned out daily tours de force of molecular gastronomy until it sadly closed in 2011. An ideal (and heavy!) gift for your favorite foodie, also available for checkout as part of the PGCC library’s new John Arthur Goodman Memorial Cookbook Collection.
Jason Reynolds' new novel Long Way Down is focused on a moment of decision. It happens in an elevator — teenaged Will is on his way to take revenge for the murder of his brother, but his plan is interrupted by a few visitors on the way down to the ground floor ... (excerpt taken from NPR, read the entire review - https://www.npr.org/2017/10/30/560286304/in-long-way-down-the-ghosts-of-gun-violence-chill-a-plan-for-revenge)
The author of The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural (1992), illustrated by Brian Pinkney, mines a lighter vein with nine original tales that hark back to yarns from her Tennessee childhood ... (excerpt taken from Kirkus, read the entire review - https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/patricia-c-mckissack/porch-lies/)
Law is meant to put out society’s brush fires, but in Native American history it has often acted more like the wind. Louise Erdrich turns this dire reality into a powerful human story in her new novel, in which a Native American woman is raped somewhere in the vicinity of a sacred round house ... (excerpt taken from the New York Times, read the entire review - https://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/books/review/the-round-house-by-louise-erdrich.html)