Book 1 of a trilogy- this is the book on the revolutionary war that I was waiting for. Written almost like a social history that unfolds in a painfully chronological manner (slow in real time for the soldiers, but very interesting for the reader) It doesn't skip over the soldier's boredom, confusion or non-heroic parts, so you get a more accurate sense of the very real fear- on both sides. Very well done.
This true story by David Grann about the Osage tribe in Oklahoma during the 1920's, reads as if it were a fictional mystery. You'll be reeling from the murders painstakingly planned and performed by "a serial killer" in order to receive (um, steal) a piece of the oil-money pie owned by tribal members with rights to the oil discovered on their reservation.
If you are open and willing, this book WILL change your life...Kondo's process to get rid of, and organize your beloved possessions will be uplifting. After the grand purge, adopt several small but highly effective habits and feel tons lighter in your life. Her strong, gentle style gives a sense of ownership that will avoid your decluttering from becoming a temporary fad/fix.
I love this cookbook! Even better than the luscious recipes, are the tips and techniques she uses every day to add the tastiest food groups- fruit,veg and grains to all meals.