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Wine for Normal People: A Guide for Real People Who Like Wine, but Not the Snobbery That Goes with It (Wine Tasting Book, Gift for Wine Lover) by Elizabeth Schneider - Book Review

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781452171340
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 5th, 2019

I consider myself normal when it comes to wine. Meaning, I know my colors and whether I like something or not. But the rest is confounding. UNTIL NOW. Demystifying and "de-snobbifying" buying, sipping, and pairing as well as providing entertaining lessons on geography and wine making, this is the wine book for all the normal people. Great price!! I'll drink to that. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer - Book Review

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$37.50
ISBN: 9781523506484
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 15th, 2019

Roam if you want to… Roam around the world to the strangest places on every continent that you never imagined existed with the second incarnation of this bestselling atlas of hidden wonders. In Thailand, there's a Buddhist temple whose construction includes 1.5 million beer bottles. Salzburg boasts the world's longest ice cave. Don't touch anything in the Poison Garden in Northumberland, England. No diving at the world's largest deep-granite quarry located in Barre, Vermont. A great gift at a great price. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings by Joni Mitchell - Book Review

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$40.00
ISBN: 9780358181729
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 22nd, 2019

Joni created a handmade book to give to her friends for Christmas in 1971. It contained handwritten lyrics and many of her drawings. Here it is beautifully reproduced in full color on high quality paper as a gift to all those who love her art. Read the words as she wrote them down in her own hand, and you can hear the voice. "I am on a lonely road and I am traveling..." ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking: A Cookbook by Toni Tipton-Martin - Book Review

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781524761738
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Published: Clarkson Potter - November 5th, 2019

Adapted from historical texts and rare African-American cookbooks, these 125 recipes richly portray the history of African-American cooking. It's for cooks who want to explore beyond soul food. When I paged through it for the first time, I found myself thinking 'yes' to every recipe and photo. Filled with ingredients I crave--pecans, fish, sweet potatoes, chicken, greens--Jubilee is my favorite of the season. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Marley: A Novel by Jon Clinch - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781982129705
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Published: Atria Books - October 8th, 2019

Before Ebenezer Scrooge's fateful night, before the ghosts, before Tiny Tim, bah humbug, and one all-time great conversion story...Before "Marley was dead," Marley was very much alive. Clinch imagines the lives of the two world-famous literary characters bound together by their sordid business in pitch perfect Dickensian tone. This is a dark and brilliant origin story. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


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