Roman’s Journey: An Extraordinary Odyssey of Holocaust Survival

June 26, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Nonfiction
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By Roman Halter Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., $16.95, 338 pages Roman Halter is more well-known for his skill as an architect and artist than a writer, yet his poignant memoir Roman’s Journey is proof that the gift of self-expression can transcend …

World Gone By: A Novel

June 26, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Crime Fiction
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By Dennis Lehane William Morrow, $27.99, 416 pages World Gone By is the third and final installment that began in post World War I Boston, and told the tale of the Coughlin clan and the tumultuous events threatening to tear them apart. Joe …

Vanessa and Her Sister

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By Priya Parmar Random House, $26.00, 348 pages Historical fiction is an appealing genre, given its ability to flesh out historical periods and people in a way that is not bound by a strict allegiance to facts. Lately there has …

The Outlandish Companion

June 26, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Nonfiction
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By Diana Gabaldon Penguin Random House, $40.00, 608 pages Genuine, down to earth and punctuated with perfect moments of sarcasm, The Outlandish Companion gives a fantastic look at the world Diana Gabaldon has so meticulously crafted. Broken into distinct sections, …

This Book Cooks: Farm-Fresh Traditional Recipes for Healthy Contemporary Cooking

June 26, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Cooking, Food & Wine
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By Kerry Dunnington Artichoke Publishers, $19.95, 275 pages There are plenty of cookbooks available and most people already own a few, so why go out and look for a new one? Well, if one can find a cookbook that has …

The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles With the Heroes of the Hospital

June 26, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Nonfiction
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By Alexandra Robbins Workman Publishing Company, $24.95, 368 pages My mother worked in a hospital and I often wondered what went on during one of her nursing shifts. Alexandra Robbins has answered that question in The Nurses, in which she …

The Sweetapolita Bakebook: 75 Fanciful Cakes, Cookies & More to Make & Decorate

June 26, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Cooking, Food & Wine
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By Rosie Alyea Penguin Random House, $22.99, 208 pages This baking book is certainly not for the average home baker. In fact, Sweetapolita is better suited in a professional pastry chef’s kitchen, though accomplished bakers can produce most of the …

The Improbable Theory of Ana & Zak

June 26, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Teens
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By Brian Katcher Harper Collins, $17.99, 336 pages For years, Ana has lived her life entirely within the boundaries of what will make her parents proud: good grades, extracurricular activities that will look good on college and scholarship applications, and …

Amelia’s Middle-School Graduation Yearbook

June 26, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Tweens
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By Marissa Moss Creston Books, $12.95, 80 pages Middle school is coming to an end for Amelia, but she isn’t allowed to buy a yearbook. That’s not a problem for Amelia. She decides to make her own. She writes about …

Little Kids First Big Book of Who (National Geographic Kids)

June 26, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Kids' Books
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By Jill Esbaum National Geographic Children’s Books, $14.99, 128 pages For many children, there’s nothing more fascinating than hearing an exciting story, only to discover that it’s true! National Geographic’s Little Kids First Big Book of Who is a fantastic way …

The Dragon of Handale (Abbess of Meaux mystery)

June 26, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Speculative Fiction
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By Cassandra Clark St. Martin’s Press, $26.99, 352 pages As King Richard attempts to gather supporters throughout the kingdom, assassins pursue his courier, leading to a most gruesome murder—and the interruption of a much-needed message. Meanwhile, Hildegard of York, a …

Uprooted

June 26, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Speculative Fiction
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By Naomi Novik Random House, $25.00, 448 pages Welcome to a fairy tale for the 21st century. Uprooted is Brothers Grimm meets Wizard of Earthsea. Every 10 years the Dragon, an old wizard, chooses a girl from the valley and takes …

Pine and the Winter Sparrow

June 24, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Kids' Books
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By Alexis York Lumbard, Beatriz Vidal (illustrator), Robert Lewis (foreword) Wisdom Tales, $15.95, 28 pages Sparrow greets each day joyfully, even on the day his wing is injured. His family worries because winter is coming and Sparrow can hardly fly. …

Frogs

June 24, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Kids' Books
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By Seymour Simon HarperCollins, $6.99, 40 pages Don’t tell Kermit, but frogs are not soft and cuddly little things. In fact, some of them are even poisonous. They are fascinating creatures and come in a wide variety of sizes—the smallest …

The Immortal Who Loved Me: An Argeneau Novel

June 24, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Romance
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By Lynsay Sands HarperCollins, $7.99, 384 pages The Immortal Who Loved Me is one paranormal modern-day romance that will intrigue readers from the beginning. Lynsay Sands knows how to lure her readers deep into a world where vampires and humans …