Kathy's Picks







Kathy has worked here since 1985. she's become "one with the woodwork," as she puts it.


The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063097681
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Published: Harper - May 4th, 2021


This uplifting memoir of Eddie Jaku's tribute to those who lost their lives to the 3rd Reich. Remarkably, Eddie survived and made a promise to smile every day as a thanks for his precious gift, as well as to honor those who died. Today, Eddie is 100 years old and calls himself "The Happiest Man".

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Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984854131
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Published: Random House - September 15th, 2020

APRIL 2021

I loved reading this book. Learning what they both went through in life is amazing. I’ve always been a Willie Nelson fan and now this gave me a whole new perspective on him and Bobbie.

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The Happy in a Hurry Cookbook: 100-Plus Fast and Easy New Recipes That Taste Like Home (The Happy Cookbook Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062968395
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Published: William Morrow Cookbooks - September 29th, 2020

MARCH 2021

Steve Doocy and his wife Kathy believe the kitchen and the family dinner table should be happy places where memories are made and shared. The Happy in a Hurry Cookbook includes recipes covering a variety of occasions and favorite foods, from holidays, casseroles, and one pot meals to chicken, pasta, and desserts, as well as a whole chapter devoted to the ultimate comfort ingredient: potatoes. Steve and Kathy also share their clever Happy in a Hurry Hacks, which save prep and cooking time and can be used no matter what recipes you're using. Best of all, they include more hilarious and heartwarming stories from the Doocy family and some well known friends.

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Taste of Home Christmas Cookies Mini Binder: 100+ Sweets for a simply magical holiday (TOH Mini Binder) Cover Image
By Taste of Home (Editor)
ISBN: 9781617659485
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Published: Trusted Media Brands - October 6th, 2020


100+ sweets for a simply magical holiday! Whether you're partial to cute cutouts of the kids, old time spritz or simply no-bake sweets that are ready in a snap, you'll find them in this delightful cookbook. There's even a chapter for the top ten cookies of all time, as well as tips for shipping cookies to assemble the perfect cookie plate.

The Lake Michigan Cottage Cookbook: Door County Cherry Pie, Sheboygan Bratwurst, Traverse City Trout, and 115 More Regional Favorites Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612127323
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - April 3rd, 2018


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Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline Cover Image
By Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781538701669
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 7th, 2020


Loretta Lynn and the late Patsy Cline are true legends and country music icons, and very much sisters of the heart. Full of laughter and tears, this eye opening, heart warming memoir paints a picture of two stubborn, spirited country gals who'd be damned if they let men or convention tell them how to be.

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Amish Family Recipes: A Cookbook Across the Generations Cover Image
ISBN: 9781513805771
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Published: Herald Press (VA) - April 14th, 2020


Every Saturday I look forward to reading the column "Lovina's Amish Kitchen" in the Record Eagle. Lovina Eicher invites the reader into her life on an Amish farm, sharing stories of home life, events happening in her Amish community as well as recipes. In Amish Family Recipes, Lovina Eicher shares more than one hundred mouthwatering recipes. Colorful photographs of easy-to-prepare dishes and pictures of life in an Amish household reveal a people committed to faith, family, community, and simplicity.

The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525619321
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 1st, 2021


Ride of Her Life is the true story of Annie Willard, a Maine farmer who decided to see the Pacific Ocean with her dog and a cast off horse. It's a truly amazing adventure and hard to put down!