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Floribunda

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Floribunda: A Flower Coloring Book Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9781780677682
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Laurence King Publishing - April 5th, 2016

This is a gorgeous book from Great Britain. Beautiful intricate drawings of flowers from the English countryside are printed on card weight paper. At the bottom of each page, both the common and scientific names of the flowers are listed. Colored illustrations of the flowers appear on the front and end papers. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


Slade House

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Slade House: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812988079
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 28th, 2016

A wonderfully imaginative take on the haunted house story that is set in a universe similar to the one in Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks. Every nine years a peculiar brother and sister invite a different guest to their home. The guest begins a macabre journey from which there is no return. I was so entranced I read it in one sitting! ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


Julia Reed's South

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Julia Reed's South: Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long Cover Image
By Julia Reed, Paul Costello (Photographs by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780847848287
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Published: Rizzoli - April 26th, 2016

Hooray, Julia Reed, author of But Mama Always Put Vodka in her Sangria! has a new book. "Julia Reed's South: Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long" is a sophisticated how to guide on Southern entertaining at its finest. Reed features eleven enticing seasonal events with headings like "It's Finally Spring Lamb" and "Tomatopalooza". From the mundane to the sublime her menus reflect her mother's advice "Just serve something that tastes good." And in this she excels with mouth watering recipes and great directions. Personal anecdotes and local history add to each event as do the the gorgeous table settings and advice on wine and cocktails (wonderful!). Paul Costello's beautiful photographs on every page enhance the fabulousness of this very elegant book. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


Whispering Shadows

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781476793658
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Published: 37 Ink - February 9th, 2016

A beautifully written novel that is both a murder mystery and a novel of loss and redemption. American expat Paul Leibovitz has suffered a terrible loss and now lives a reclusive life on an small Hong Kong island. He briefly meets an American woman, Elizabeth, whose son is found dead the next day in Shenzhen, China. She asks for Paul's help in uncovering what happened. Paul, with the help of an old friend, now with the Shenzhen police, begin to investigate. They soon realize powerful corrupt officials and businessmen are involved. As the investigation unfolds Paul has to face the tragedy in his life and his relationship with his current girl friend. An incident from the cultural revolution catches up with the detective and the lives of everyone involved become dangerous and complicated. Highly recommend. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


The Gun

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781616955908
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Soho Crime - January 5th, 2016

Walking along a riverbank one night in Tokyo, a young man finds a dead body with a gun beside it. On an impulse, he takes it. The man’s obsession with the weapon makes for a stylish noir in which he contemplates life and death as he spirals toward madness. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


After the Crash

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780316309677
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Hachette Books - January 5th, 2016

A three-month-old girl is the only survivor of an airplane crash in the Swiss Alps. There were two girls of that age on the flight. Which one is she -- the rich one or the poor one? Years later, a detective is hired to find out. An tense and involving tale of intrigue and mystery. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


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