Our first pick is perfect for the entertainer. Summer is often the season of simple goodness, with many cooks sourcing from their own garden or Springfield's farmer's market. One-Hour Cheese: Ricotta, mozzarella, chevre, paneer - even burrata. Fresh and simple cheeses you can make in an hour or less! by Claudia Lucero is filled with plenty of great pictures, including pages and pages of step-by-steps photographs to aid the new cheese enthusiast in understanding just what 'separation between curds and whey' looks like. This title just might be the subject of a test kitchen librarian post in the near future. The Favorite Melty Mozzarella on page 137 is calling our names. Homemade cheese and garden tomato bruschetta, anyone?
NPR's review of Monica Byrne's The Girl in the Road calls it a 'dizzying journey'. The reviewer, Jason Heller, points out several problems with the book, but in the end calls it a worthwhile read. Our book club was overwhelmingly pleased with Helene Wecker's The Golem and the Jinni. According to Wecker: "Monica Byrne's vision of India and Africa as an ever-changing maelstrom of language and culture, technology and sexuality is utterly captivating."