Always Mom, Forever Dad

August 22, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Kids' Books
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By Joanna Rowland, Penny Weber (illustrator) Tilbury House Publishers, $16.95, 32 pages In Always Mom, Forever Dad, author Joanna Rowland reassures young ones that they will be loved by both parents when parents divorce and move apart. By illustrating family members from …

Chu’s First Day of School

August 22, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Kids' Books
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By Neil Gaiman and Adam Rex (illustrator) Harpercollins, $17.99, 32 pages Chu is about ready to start school. He has never been there before and is worried about what might happen. He worries if the other children will like him. He worries …

Little One-Yard Wonders: Irresistible Clothes, Toys,and Accessories You Can Make for Babies and Kids

August 22, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Crafts & Hobbies
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By Patricia Hoskins, Rebecca Yaker Storey Publishing, LLC, $29.95, 360 pages There is something very special and satisfying about hand-crafting clothes, toys and other items for little ones. Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins have put together a book and patterns for more …

TIME for Kids Big Book of When: 801 Facts Kids Want to Know

August 22, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Tweens
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By Editors of TIME for Kids Magazine Time For Kids, $19.95, 192 pages What is the one thing that all kids have in common? Questions. They want to know about everything and they want to know now. This wonderful book is chock-full …

The Book of Life: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy)

August 22, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Fiction
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By Deborah Harkness Viking Adult, $28.95, 576 pages This conclusion to the All Souls trilogy is a mostly satisfying, definitely gripping read. Witch Diana Bishop has been through a lot in less than a year: she discovered a strange magical manuscript while doing …

The Arsonist: A novel

August 22, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Fiction
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By Sue Miller Knopf, $25.95, 320 pages Sue Miller presents us with Pomeroy, N.H., a small, peaceful town. A few thousand people are in residence year-round. A similar number arrive in June to summer at their country retreats. Frankie Rowley has come …

The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra

August 22, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Biography & Memoir
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By Helen Rappaport St. Martin’s Press, $27.99, 512 pages You may think you know their story, but then you haven’t yet read The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport. Brilliantly written, meticulously researched and gorgeously presented, Rappaport brings the doomed Russian grand duchesses to …

All Day and a Night: A Novel of Suspense (Ellie Hatcher)

August 22, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Crime Fiction
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By Alafair Burke Harper, $26.99, 368 pages Looking for a summer read that will have you riveted to your beach chair as much as to the pages? Pick up Alafair Burke’s 10th novel, All Day and a Night. A serial killer is …

Summer House With Swimming Pool: A Novel

August 22, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Fiction
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By Herman Koch Hogarth, $24.00, 400 pages Told through the unreliable narration of Dr. Marc Schlosser, Herman Koch’s latest novel compels readers to evaluate human nature in a grotesque and jarring manner. Schlosser is a practitioner in the Netherlands who is on …

The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt’s Past and Present

August 22, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Nonfiction
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By Toby Wilkinson Knopf, $27.95, 320 pages Firstly, this book transports you in space. Toby Wilkinson describes the setting of the ancient Nile River in such a way that it is easy to imagine, vividly, the scenes he details. Secondly, he transports …

The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar: Living With a Tawny Owl

August 22, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Biography & Memoir
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By Martin Windrow Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26.00, 320 pages British author and editor Martin Windrow recaptures his memories of the tawny owl he raised and bonded with about 20 years previously. Relying on memory, photos and diaries, the story of Mumble, …

My Salinger Year

August 22, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Fiction
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By Joanna Rakoff Knopf, $25.95, 272 pages Joanna Rakoff dropped out of graduate school and lucked into a job with a venerable literary agency. The fact that J.D. Salinger was a client of the agency meant little to Rakoff. She had never …

Mathematical Curiosities: A Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments

August 22, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Science & Nature
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By Alfred S. Posamentier, Ingmar Lehmann Prometheus Books, $19.95, 250 pages Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann have done it again! They have compiled their most intriguing collection of curiosities, anecdotes and problems to date. This book represents an inspiration that far …

Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

August 22, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Fiction
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By Stephen King Scribner, $30.00, 448 pages Retired cop Bill Hodges is haunted by his failure to capture Mr. Mercedes, the monster who ran over a crowd of people in a stolen car and got away scot-free. But when Mr. Mercedes sends …

Delicious Diabetes Cooking for One or Two People

August 22, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Cooking, Food & Wine
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By Michelle Berriedale-Johnson Robert Rose, $19.95, 144 pages This trade paperback cookbook is just as suitable for nondiabetic cooks; it is a simple, down-to-earth cookbook with well-written, easy-to-follow recipes with readily available ingredients. Delicious Diabetes Cooking is filled with many good recipes grouped …