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Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781419723865
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Published: Abrams Press - April 18th, 2017

Grocery shopping is something we all do, but seldom analyze. Ruhlman packs a shopping cart with information on farming, distribution, packaging, and pricing. His conclusions are generally hopeful: more humane treatment of animals, better farming methods, greater food knowledge, healthier eating habits, and, ideally, healthier people. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Party by Robyn Harding - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781501161247
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - June 6th, 2017

Ingredients: Sweet Sixteen Party, five girls, San Francisco mansion, hands-off parents, drugs,
alcohol, raging hormones;
Result: physical and emotional maiming;
Victims: many;
Victims' ages and circumstances: widely varied;
Lesson: ask the birthday girl.
~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Little Monsters by Kara Thomas - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780553521498
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Published: Delacorte Press - July 25th, 2017

Teenage girls in Broken Falls keep up appearances while harboring secrets, appetites, agonies, and crazed desires. When one of the girls goes missing, and the entire town gets involved in the search, those appearances are shed, and eerily yield to little monsters. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Utopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations by Nicholas Carr - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780393254549
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 6th, 2016

In a series of blogs and essays, Carr hammers home his deep appreciation for the web's variety, and wariness of its intrusion into our lives and brains. Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the rest, Carr fears, have seeped into our consciousness in ways that will permanently, and adversely, rewire the circuitry of the human race. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Great Paintings by Karen Hosack Janes - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780756686758
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - September 19th, 2011

A lavish, thorough display of dozens of paintings from the 12th Century through today. Each painting's composition and technique is analyzed, and biographies of the artists contribute social and personal context. Beautiful, challenging, and inspired works of art shine on every page. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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