I Want to Eat Your Books

April 24, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:May 2016, Picture Books
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By Karin Lefranc, Tyler Parker (illustrator) Sky Pony Press, $16.99, 32 pages Heading down the halls of his school, a young boy is horrified to find a zombie following him to class. At first, he fears that the zombie may want to …

Kitchen Gypsy: Recipes and Stories From a Lifelong Romance With Food

April 24, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Cooking, Food & Wine, May 2016
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By Joanne Weir Oxmoor House, $35.00, 288 pages The Kitchen Gypsy by Joan Weir is a beautifully illustrated volume that meshes Weir’s travels, life and food memories. In 10 chapters the book offers you enough insight into the context and personality of the …

Save the Bees With Natural Backyard Hives

April 24, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:May 2016, Nonfiction
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By Rob McFarland, Chelsea McFarland Page Street Publishing, $21.99, 192 pages For years I kept bees in my yard in very much the way these authors advocate. That was  before the widespread advent of Varroa Mites and  Foulbrood. The success I enjoyed …

Political Animals: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics

April 24, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:May 2016, Nonfiction
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By Rick Shenkman Basic Books, $26.99, 336 pages Everyone thinks they’re logical and sensible, but when you look out and see how many poorly informed numbskulls are supporting transparently manipulative politicians, it makes you wonder just how self-deceptive and misguided we are …

Deliciously Ella Every Day: Quick and Easy Recipes for Gluten-Free Snacks, Packed Lunches, and Simple Meals

April 24, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Cooking, Food & Wine, May 2016
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By Ella Woodward Scribner , $23.00, 256 pages New York Times best-selling author of Deliciously Ella is back with a collection of delectable and practical gluten- and dairy-free recipes for healthy, hearty and delicious meals and snacks all day, every day. The 100-plus recipes …

Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

April 24, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Biography & Memoir, May 2016
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By James R. Doty, MD Avery, $26.00, 288 pages When a young Jim Doty walked into the magic shop that day, he never suspected that the next six weeks would affect his life so much. Instead of learning magic tricks, he was …

In the Gardens of Impressionism

April 24, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:May 2016, Nonfiction
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By Clare Willsdon Thames & Hudson, $29.95, 240 pages With the arrival of spring, the plants awaken and then entice us with their passionate reproductive colors and delight us with a fantasia of silhouettes and shapes that constantly transmute with shifting atmospheres …

I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived #13)

April 24, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Kids' Books, May 2016
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By Lauren Tarshis Scholastic Paperbacks, $4.99, 112 pages Hugo has spent most of the last year in Kenya while his parents, who are science professors, study lions in Thika Valley. However, their stay had been cut short. His sister is very sick, …

Unforgiven: A Fallen Novel

April 24, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:May 2016, Teens
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By Lauren Kate Delacorte Press, $18.99, 368 pages Unforgiven is the fifth book in the Fallen series. The book revolves around a bad boy named Cam who goes through the perils of high school as a dark angel. Prepare to think about romance …

The Force Awakens (Star Wars)

April 24, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:May 2016, Speculative Fiction
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By Alan Dean Foster LucasBooks, $28.00, 272 pages Decades after the events of Return of the Jedi, the galaxy remains unstable. The burgeoning New Republic turns a blind eye to The First Order, successor to The Empire in all but name. Only …

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen (Vorkosigan Saga)

April 24, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:May 2016, Speculative Fiction
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By Lois McMaster Bujold Baen, $27.00, 352 pages The Red Queen became Cordelia Naismith/Vorkosigan’s sobriquet after the bloody events in //Barrayar// (fortuitously republished, as it is the establishing story for this one.) I urge readers who are new to the Vorkosigan saga to …

Calvin 

April 24, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:May 2016, Teens
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By Martine Leavitt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), $17.99, 192 pages Born on the day that Bill Watterson’s final Calvin and Hobbes comic strip was printed and given a stuffed animal named Hobbes at his birth, 17-year-old Calvin feels a connection to …

You Belong to the Universe: Buckminster Fuller and the Future

April 24, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Biography & Memoir, May 2016
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By Jonathon Keats Oxford University Press, $24.95, 216 pages Buckminster Fuller is perhaps one of the most unrecognized visionaries of the 20th century. In You Belong to the Universe, Jonathon Keats unpacks the many eccentric details of Fuller’s life, and explores the …

67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence

April 24, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:May 2016, Nonfiction
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By Howard Means Da Capo Press, $25.99, 288 pages May 4, 1970, was your average day in Vietnam, seeing two dozen deaths of U.S. soldiers. President Nixon had just announced the bombing of Cambodia, which led to massive protests on college campuses. …

Because of Miss Bridgerton

April 24, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Fiction, May 2016
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By Julia Quinn Avon, $7.99, 384 pages Billie Bridgerton has always expected she would marry one of the Rokesby brothers that she practically grew up with. However, the one brother she never thought she would end up with is George, the eldest …