How Cycling Can Save the World
BY PETER WALKER
Greenville is a great bike town, and this book takes an international look at why that’s important. From Copenhagen (where bikes outnumber cars) to New York, Walker interviews urban planners and policy makers, examines case studies, and explores the cyclist’s impact on pollution, perspective, obesity and mental health.
Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child From An Oversanitized World
BY B. BRETT FINLAY, PHD AND MARIE-CLAIRE ARRIETA, PHD
Groundbreaking studies have shown that an absence of certain of microbes in children may be at the root of some of the most prevalent childhood ailments. Written by two experts in the field, this book takes on our oversanitized culture, from pregnancy to birth to early childhood, and explains how we can have a healthier relationship with our microbes. This might be the most significant book on parenting to come along in forever.
BY HOPE JAHREN
Geobiologist Hope Jahren has dedicated her life to studying trees, flowers, seeds and soil. From her Minnesota childhood spent in her mother’s garden and her father’s community college laboratory, she found a sanctuary in science. This beautifully-made, affecting memoir is full of smarts and power, sensitivity, grace and information about the world that grows around us.
Sunday Sit-Down Suppers at M. JUDSON Booksellers & Storytellers
We believe good books inspire. Over at M. Judson, we’re bringing together the books we love and the cooks we love and watching what magic happens. Once a month, we set a long table down the middle of the store, invite an author to town and put on a literary supper like no other. After-hours, up-close and personal, these dinners are unique experiences designed to bring what we’re reading off the page and onto the creative plate. Seats are limited, and the ticket price includes a four-course dinner, a thoughtful beverage pairing, and your own copy of the book in question. Tickets and more information at www.mjudsonbooks.com (under the “Eat and Read” tab).
Coming in 2017!: 100 Days of Real Food, Fast and Fabulous, by Lisa Leake
This Charlotte native began her blog “100 Days of Real Food” with a pledge to prove that a regular suburban family could survive without highly processed foods. Needless to say, it was a hit, and it’s spawned two family-friendly cookbooks based on a practical whole foods lifestyle. With recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and what gets packed, guidelines on supermarket shopping, food prep and storage, this book is a Bible for the healthy kitchen.