- “Perfect Palettes: Inspirational Color Schemes for the Home Decorator” by Stephanie Hoppen.
I know what you’re thinking. I must have gone ’round the “cranberry bend” because what does home decoration have to do with today’s topic? Let me explain. Cranberry and orange aren’t just edibles — they’re colors, too, and they look fabulous together! Get your cranberry on with help from Stephanie Hoppen’s colorful advice.
- “Time for Cranberries” written by Lisl H. Detlefsen, illustrated by Jed Henry.
Why should adults have all of the cranberry reading fun? This informative picture book explains what a cranberry harvest is like (floating berries equal awesome sauce), and it gives kids a chance to learn how food gets from farm to table.
- “Twain’s Feast: Searching for America’s Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens” by Andrew Beahrs.
Mark Twain — and cranberries? Trust me, there’s a connection. While touring Europe during the winter of 1879, Twain found himself longing for American cuisine. He decided to write down a fantasy menu of sorts, and while some of his choices might not sound appealing to today’s readers — frog, possum, sheepshead and croakers (two forms of seafood, by the way) — others are very familiar like roast turkey, Thanksgiving-style and cranberry sauce. Andrew Beahrs digs into the lost foods on Twain’s menu in this unique read.
- “Washington’s Cranberry Coast” by Sydney Stevens.
The state of Washington has its very own cranberry history. Check out Sydney Stevens’ book for a berry fascinating read.
Jan Johnston is the collection development coordinator for the Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.