Gerber, Dan

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The End of Michelangelo

A timeless oasis of quietude in our contemporary maelstrom of uncertainty and apprehension, Gerber’s poetry vividly reminds us that while “the scale of pleasure ascends into terror…/ the pleasure is in being alive.”

Plant-Based Gourmet

Cooking ideas for herbivores abound in this handy resource, and as this subject is growing in popularity, public libraries will want to acquire this varied and interesting volume to expand their vegan cookbook collection.

Beauty and the Breast: A Tale of Breast Cancer, Love, and Friendship

Illness memoirs abound, and plenty of them address life with cancer; the featured photographs of the author make this one stand out among the pack.

Inherit the Word: A Cookbook Nook Mystery

Gerber's sophomore entry (after Final Sentence) dishes up the gossip with a tendency toward too many characters. That said, a familiar formula (young widow returns to childhood home) works its charm. Readers will relish the extensive cookbook suggestions, the cooking primer, and the whole foodie phenomenon. Gerber's perky tone with a multigenerational cast makes this series a good match for Lorna Barrett ("Booktown Mystery" series) and Nancy J. Parra ("A Baker's Treat" series).

Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow's Avengers

Most episodes here are written by Gerber, creator of Howard the Duck, who injects some of his trademark psychological focus, satire, and left-field sensibility into these otherwise standard period tales of heroic sf action-adventure.

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