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The Bread Bible the Bread Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum - Book Review

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By Rose Levy Beranbaum, Michael Batterberry (Foreword by), Alan Witschonke (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780393057942
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 17th, 2003

A great gift for bakers - or wannabe bakers. If you're very lucky the recipient will bake these recipes for you... ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person

What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure by Refe Tuma - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316335621
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2015

This book made me laugh out loud on an otherwise gloomy morning. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

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ISBN: 9781594631740
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 20th, 2015

Once again, Vowell has created a rich blend of history, humor, and politics; and turned a well known story into a book that you won't want to put down. Vowell tells the story of the American Revolution through the lens of the Marquis de Lafayette's involvement - and weaves that story with the tale of his return journey in 1824, and contemporary politics (yes, really). Detailed, insightful and very funny - this is a book you will enjoy as you read it, and will remember long after you've turned the last page. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person

School for Sidekicks

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ISBN: 9781250039262
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - August 4th, 2015

Self-professed super hero geek Evan Quick has wanted to be hero all his life. But when he starts developing powers shortly after his thirteenth birthday, and is sent an elite training academy, he discovers that nothing about the world of heroes and villains is as it seems. He'll need to learn to rely on new friends to make sense of it all. This adventure story has a real heart, and a terrific cast of characters. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person

No. 4 Imperial Lane

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ISBN: 9781455530458
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Published: Twelve - August 4th, 2015

This assured debut shifts between punk scene of 1980s England and Africa in the 1970s, at the bloody end of Portuguese colonial rule. The author perfectly evokes two fascinating eras, while crafting an intricate and often funny tale of family, healing, and redemption. A young american adrift in Brighton after his sister's death finds himself as a caretaker for Hans Bromwell, quadriplegic bankrupt aristocrat - and grouch. Bromwell's sister Elizabeth is the household's Scheherazade, slowly spinning tales of her marriage to a Portuguese doctor and their time with the Portuguese army, at war in Africa. As Elizabeth's tale unfolds, each character begins to face his or her own past, and two families - on separate continents - fumble their way toward a better future. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


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