Welcome to the Glen Ivy Spa Bookshelf! This is where you will find an ongoing list of “good reads” from the spa. Our resident experts will be recommending their favorite books, with topics ranging from Spa at Home, Cuisine, Beauty, Health and Wellness and more.
To read more about any title or to purchase, please click on the provided link and you will be taken to Amazon.com.
BY BETH HOFFMAN
“Laugh-out-loud funny, at times heartbreaking, and written in a pitch-perfect voice, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is a spirited Southern tale that explores the intricate frailties and strengths of female relationships while illuminating the journey of a young girl who loses her mother but finds many others.” —Read it with the Glen Ivy Book Club!
BY GARTH STEIN
“A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life as only a dog could tell it.” —A Glen Ivy Book Club selection
BY ERICA BAUERMEISTER
“Bauermeister creates a captivating world where the pleasures and particulars of sophisticated food come to mean much more than simple epicurean indulgence. Respected chef and restaurateur Lillian has spent much of her 30-something years in the kitchen, looking for meaning and satisfaction in evocative, delicious combinations of ingredients. Endeavoring to instill that love and know-how in others, Lillian holds a season of Monday evening cooking classes in her restaurant. The novel takes up the story of each of her students, navigating readers through the personal dramas, memories and musings stirred up as the characters handle, slice, chop, blend, smell and taste. Delivering memorable story lines and characters while seducing the senses, Bauermeister’s tale of food and hope is certain to satisfy.” —A Glen Ivy Book Club selection
BY THOMAS KELLER
“When we eat together, and set out to do so deliberately, life is better. Whether it’s a sad or difficult time, an ordinary-seeming day, or a time of celebration, our lives are enriched when we share meals together. And that’s what the food in this book is all about.” — Thomas Keller
BY MARION CUNNINGHAM Teaching home cooks the basics since 1896, this classic kitchen reference is filled with tips and instructions that are useful to both new and seasoned cooks. All kitchens need a basic cookbook, and this one encompasses everything from ingredients to techniques.
BY ALICE WATERS
Familiar dining staples such as mashed potatoes are placed alongside more-involved dishes such as Provençal-style fish soup with Rouille, although Waters generally shies away from the exotic, preferring to present familiar standbys, including Italian meatballs, creamed spinach, and pumpkin pie. This makes Simple Food the perfect primer for the beginner cook or for the seasoned gourmand who wants to return to basics.
BY MARGARET FOX
For more than 20 years, Margaret Fox served up some of California’s tastiest breakfasts and brunches at her landmark restaurant Cafe Beaujolais on the Mendocino coast. The original MORNING FOOD shared Fox’s legendary dishes and became a comfort food classic. Fully revised with the addition of 30 new recipes, evocative photographs, and a fresh look, the new edition of MORNING FOOD has all the cozy appeal and culinary authority of the original in a charming new package.