BEAVERCREEK — Three authors will be visiting Books & Co. at The Greene, 4453 Walnut St. to kick off the first week of August.
Cara Mangini, owner and executive chef of Little Eater, a produce-inspired restaurant in Columbus, will introduce her cookbook , The Vegetable Butcher on 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Subtitled How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini, it gives the reader a glorious introduction to the beauty and delicious nature of vegetables. You’ll be intrigued to try vegetables you may have never considered before; perhaps kohlrabi, jicama, eggplant, rutabaga, artichokes, celery root, fennel, ginger, parsnips, and sunchokes. Of course, you’ll find favorites like corn, kale, asparagus, beans, squash, carrots, and potatoes, but whatever you choose, you’ll sure to enjoy eating these wonderfully prepared vegetables. We’ll have a vegetable butchery demo and “tastes” from the book during the event. You’ll learn tips on how to “butcher” vegetables efficiently, sharpen knives, choose fresh vegetables, pair vegetables that go well together, and so much more.
Kristina McBride, author of One Moment and The Tension of Opposites, will debut her new young adult novel, A Million Times Goodnight 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4.
On the night of the big spring break party, 17-year-old Hadley “borrows” her boyfriend Ben’s car without telling him. As payback, he posts a revealing photo of her online for the entire senior class to see. Now Hadley has a choice to go back to the party and force Ben to delete the photo or raise the stakes and take his beloved car on a road trip as far away from their hometown of Oak Grove, Ohio, as she can get. Little does she realize how much trouble that will cause! The fast paced romantic thriller draws on real-life events straight from the news and takes on difficult issues of sexting, teen prescription drug abuse, teen relationships, and cyberbullying.
Stephanie Knipper will introduce her novel, The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10.
This charming debut novel is about ten-year-old Antoinette, who suffers from a severe form of autism that prevents her from speaking. She and her mother Rose live on a flower farm in rural Kentucky. Rose, after witnessing a number of unexplainable events involving her daughter, discovers that Antoinette can heal anything and anyone with her touch and change the course of nature. However, with each healing Antoinette grows weaker and Rose worries about her health, so she is determined to keep Antoinette’s gift a secret, but it won’t be easy.
Stephanie Knipper and her husband adopted their daughter Grace, the first of five children with special needs they adopted from China in 2005. The character in her book was modeled after Grace because the author wanted to examine the impact of a disabled child on a family, and highlight how we separate ourselves from one another by race, gender, physical ability, and a myriad of other categories that mask that we are more alike than different. There is much to discuss in this book.
Information courtesy of Books & Co., Beavercreek.