Ruby Lavender and Miss Eula are a pretty good team...for a nine-year old and her grandmother. This unlikely pair has a special, and at times hilarious, bond that is impossible to replace. Having recently lost her grandfather in an accident, Ruby has learned to be content with her memories, but for Miss Eula, it takes a little longer. So Miss Eula goes on vacation, leaving Halleluia, Mississippi to visit her new granddaughter in Hawaii, much to Ruby's dismay. Now who will help her liberate chickens? Or, more importantly, who will know what to say when Melba Jane, Ruby's biggest enemy, comes along? Ruby is an enchantingly stubborn character who likes to stick to her guns, but she grows and learns that sometimes a change of heart is all it takes to fix her problems. This book has healthy doses of humor, adventure, friendship and a twinge of sadness and mystery that create a story that is believably real and a wonderful read for individuals and reading groups alike.
In this all-new edition of the 2009 bestseller, you can find more than 1,100 listings of the resources that every food lover needs. From restaurants to Korean markets, bakeries to wine shops, artisanal coffeehouses to gastropubs, caterers to cheesemongers, discover some of the best food all across Los Angeles County. Including in-depth profiles of 14 Good Food Neighborhoods, EAT: Los Angeles celebrates the local, the passionate, the mom 'n' pop, the sustainable, the affordable and, most of all, the delicious.
Participants include: Colleen Dunn Bates, editor and publisher; Pat Saperstein, also of EatingLA.com and Daily Variety; Jean T. Barrett, who writes for Westways and others; Linda Burum, Los Angeles Magazine and Los Angeles Times; and Miles Clements, who writes for the Los Angeles Times and the Long Beach District Weekly.