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Vegan Brunch: Homestyle Recipes Worth Waking Up For-From Asparagus Omelets to Pumpkin Pancakes by Isa Chandra Moskowitz - Book Review

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$21.99
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ISBN: 9780738212722
Published: Da Capo Lifelong Books - May 26th, 2009

Pumpkin french toast with wild berry sauce -- enough said!! Buy this book and threat yourself to endless vegan possibilities!!! Easy, delightful, vegan!! ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell


Spiritual Midwifery

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781570671043
Availability: IN WAREHOUSE - Usually Ships in 1-5 Business Days
Published: Book Publishing Company (TN) - January 1st, 2002

Spiritual Midwifery is a beautiful look at the power of women in the "birthplace" and their ability to give birth naturally. The birth stories included in the 4th edition of Gaskin's pioneering work speak of the empowering feeling women get by listening to their bodies and birthing their babies on their own terms. Whether you are planning a hospital birth with an OB or a home birth with a midwife, Spiritual Midwiferyguides you in seeing birth not as a traumatic, painful event, but one that should be celebrated and embraced as the most powerful and fulfilling (even sensual) event of your life. Included alongside the birth stories is practical information on nutrition and body care before and after baby. The technical information included in the latter section is useful for educating yourself on the mechanics of birth--something that can increase your comfort in giving birth. Gaskin's work is an invaluable resource. Read it, embrace it, and give yourself room to birth your baby on your own terms. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell


Paintings in Proust by Eric Karpeles - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780500238547
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Thames & Hudson - October 27th, 2008

This illuminating book takes Proustian scholarship to new heights. Karpeles' scholarship provides the reader with a beautifully written and insightful guide to the art and artists that form an integral part of Proust's master work. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell


Wonder Bear by Tao Nyen - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780803733282
Published: Dial Books - September 18th, 2008

A beautifully quirky picture book that can be told and retold in your child's voice or your own. Nyen's dream-like illustrations invite your imagination to take flight. This is a book that the whole family can enjoy and a child can really make their own. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell


The Gift of Rain

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ISBN: 9781602860742
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Published: Hachette Books - May 5th, 2009

The Gift of Rain is a beautifully executed treatise on loyalty, betrayal, and the redemptive power of forgiveness. Set in Penang during the 1930s, this novel recounts the youth of an aging Philip Hutton, the half-Chinese son of a powerful British family. After befriending the Japanese diplomat, Hayato Endo, who is also a covert agent, Philip embarks on a destructive journey of self-realization. As his relationship with Endo matures, Philip realizes that loyalty is stronger than fear or death. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell

 


The House of Widows

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ISBN: 9781555974916
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 4th, 2008

A new favorite among Northshire staff, House of Widows is a fast-paced read that effortlessly traverses decades and continents while exploring such universal themes as love, hatred, and betrayal. With unrelenting, straight-forward prose, Melnyczuk creates a narrative that both delights and disturbs. The reader is drawn into James Pak's world as he attempts to find out the cause of his father's suicide. Filled with the author's dry, dark humor, a set of unlikely characters, and a flawed (yet likable) protagonist, House of Widows is a great read that will appeal to mystery readers and lovers of good literature alike. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell


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