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Book Reviews February 2016

| February 1, 2016
Book Reviews February 2016

New releases with something for everyone

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Book Reviews January 2016

| January 1, 2016
Book Reviews January 2016

New releases with something for everyone

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Book Reviews Dec 2015

| December 1, 2015
Book Reviews Dec 2015

CROSSWORDS FOR CHRISTMAS
The release of The New York Times ‘Tis the Season Crosswords means that it’s time for cocoa, Christmas trees and winter holidays. St. Martin’s Press …

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Books Reviews November 2015

| November 1, 2015
Books Reviews November 2015

  THE PIT STOP Plants from Pits by Holly Farrell shows you how to grow a range of fruit and vegetables from pits that you might otherwise toss into the trash. Farrell offers guidance to growing more than 30 plants in all, both indoors and out, with minimum equipment and experience. This guide covers topics […]

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Holiday Gift Guide, Nov 2015

| November 1, 2015
Holiday Gift Guide, Nov 2015

Holiday gift ideas!

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Book Reviews Oct 2015

| October 1, 2015
Book Reviews Oct 2015

DINING ON A FOOD STAMP BUDGET When Leanne Brown moved to New York to earn a master’s degree in food studies, she learned that 46 million Americans have to survive on only $4 a day, the amount provided through SNAP (the U.S. government’s food stamps program). Millions of others, too, live under similar constraints – […]

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Book Reviews Sep 2015

| September 1, 2015
Book Reviews Sep 2015

DAILY VEGAN DELIGHT The recipes in Vegan Everyday feature tempting dishes that are bold, innovative, fresh and delicious. They reflect Chef Doug McNish’s expertise and complex palate, yet he has made sure they are easy so that anyone who enjoys food – whether vegan or not – will find them a breeze to prepare and […]

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Book Reviews Aug 2015

| August 1, 2015
Book Reviews Aug 2015

CELEBRATE COLOR In Conran on Color, Terence Conran shares a lifetime of experience as one of the world’s leading designers and retailers to explain how to make the most of this vibrant and dynamic ingredient in your home. Subtle and allusive, bold and invigorating, color is one of the single most powerful elements in design […]

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Book Reviews Jul 2015

| July 1, 2015
Book Reviews Jul 2015

  MAKE A GREAT GARDEN ROOM Outdoor living writer Sally Coulthard provides an extensive overview of small outdoor spaces in Shed Decor. Perfect for work, play or relaxation, a shed is small in space and investment, can easily fit in a backyard or garden, and, as this inspirational design guide shows, can be beautiful. From […]

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Book Reviews Jun 2015

| June 1, 2015
Book Reviews Jun 2015

THE MEANING OF LIFE Authentic personal relationships in life are essential to our well-being. In Robert R. Ball’s new book, Being With: Maybe This Is What Life Is All About, he reveals the profound meanings contained within the simple phrase “being with.” On the basis of both modern psychology and extensive Biblical references, this little […]

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Book Reviews May 2015

| May 1, 2015
Book Reviews May 2015

STUNNING STATS Infographic Guide to Literature presents unique, witty and surprising details about literature, from Shakespeare and Austen to Nabakov and Orwell, to George R. R. Martin and E. L. James. With fascinating stats and all the facts on your favorite writers, poets and playwrights, it features infamous tales from behind the scenes of the […]

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Book Reviews Apr 2015

| April 1, 2015
Book Reviews Apr 2015

  OVER 50 AND FABULOUS Throughout their youth, females are inundated with information and advertising related to health and beauty. As they get older, however, that information becomes more difficult to find – especially as women enter their 60s and beyond. Beautiful Encore: Makeovers for Mature Women by Anne Reizer embraces aging by inspiring women […]

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Book Reviews Mar 2015

| March 1, 2015
Book Reviews Mar 2015

CAT LADY REIMAGINED Typically, the term “cat lady” evokes images of an unfashionable, unkempt and slightly unhinged spinster hoarding multiple cats. Cat Lady Chic serves up the antidote, celebrating the Cat Lady with a compilation of artful, playful and sophisticated images of some of the most renowned, beautiful and accomplished women in modern history with […]

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Book Reviews Feb 2015

| February 1, 2015
Book Reviews Feb 2015

ON FOOD AND MEMORY A Bowl of Olives is a treasure from the author and artist of the international bestseller In and Out of the Garden, and the wondrous sketchbook Sara Midda’s South of France. Drawn from her wealth of impressions and memories, it is a book for anyone who, upon arriving in a new […]

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Book Reviews Jan 2015

| January 1, 2015
Book Reviews Jan 2015

GOOD DOGGIE John W. Pilley introduces us to a pretty impressive pooch in Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words. Chaser has the largest known vocabulary of any animal except humans and the largest tested memory of any animal. The ground-breaking story explores the fascinating extent to what dogs are […]

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Book Reviews Dec 2014

| December 1, 2014
Book Reviews Dec 2014

  STEP-BY-STEP CANDY BIBLE 300 Best Homemade Candy Recipes, by Jane Sharrock, includes recipes for sumptuously mouthwatering candies, chocolates, praline cremes, fudges, toffee, holiday treats and no-bake cookies. This candy bible covers everything and is complete with easy-to-follow instructions and photos. If the thought of making your own candy seems intimidating, this treasure trove of […]

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Book Reviews Nov 2014

| November 1, 2014
Book Reviews Nov 2014

A SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS No one does Christmas like the South, and the editors of Southern Living have outdone themselves this season with their inpirational coffee table book, Christmas All Through The South. Editor-at-large Kim Cross writes, “The South may not be the only region that goes overboard for the holidays, but we like to think […]

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Book Reviews Oct 2014

| October 1, 2014
Book Reviews Oct 2014

BEFOREVER Girls across the country are invited to step into BeForever, American Girl’s line of historical dolls, books and related accessories connecting girls ages 8 and up with inspiring characters and timeless stories from America’s past. From a daring Nez Perce girl who does her best to be a friend to the earth in 1764 […]

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Book Reviews Sep 2014

| September 1, 2014
Book Reviews Sep 2014

CHANGE YOUR MIND,  HEAL YOUR BODY A profound, accessible book about healing the mind and body that is part memoir, part practical guide, Change Your Mind Heal Your Body draws readers from a world of fact and logic into a world where genuine healing is both possible and realistic. Anna Parkinson, formerly a BBC journalist, […]

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Book Reviews Aug 2014

| August 1, 2014
Book Reviews Aug 2014

PITT CUE CO.: THE COOKBOOK Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook offers innovation in the fine art of using smoke, slow-cooking and the very best ingredients to create irresistibly delicious food to savor and share. Since their humble beginnings on a food truck, authors Tom Adams, Simon Anderson, Jamie Berger and Richard H. Turner now run […]

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Book Reviews Jul 2014

| July 1, 2014
Book Reviews Jul 2014

RAW, QUICK & DELICIOUS! More than 175 quick, easy and creative raw recipes are featured in Raw, Quick & Delicious! by Douglas McNish. McNish makes it easy to prepare these nutrient-rich dishes, all the meals for every time of the day are covered including breakfast, smoothies, drinks and juices, snacks, salads, dressings, main courses, pasta […]

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