Multcolib My Librarian Lisa: Layover literature and airport amusements
Annotation:When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.
Annotation:Jacob Tomsky is a veteran hospitality worker who busted his way to the top of the hotel worker's food chain through hard work and by using a little cheating, bribery, and sex along the way. If you will be checking in to a hotel at the end of your journey through the airport, Jacob also gives helpful hints on how to obtain that prized room upgrade!
Annotation:Stephen King's lengthy novels are sure to help you pass the time in airport purgatory. The Stand is one of my favorites. After a virus kills most of the people in the world, a handful of survivors choose sides-- a world of good led by 108-year-old Mother Abigail-- or evil led by a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.
Annotation:Kitchen Confidential reveals what Anthony Bourdain calls "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine." Bourdain's tales of his journey to becoming a top notch chef are written with humor, love, and a heaping helping of irreverence.
Annotation:Erik Larson intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, he has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.
Annotation:A book about travels for the languishing airport traveler. Lemuel Gulliver, an English ship's surgeon, is shipwrecked upon the shores of Lilliput, where the residents are only six inches high, then journeys takes him to the land of Brobdingnag, populated by giants, a floating island in the sky, and a land where horses have intelligence and man lives as a beast. Here's hoping your travels are smoother.