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The Second Mrs. Hockaday, by Susan Rivers - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781616205812
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Algonquin Books - January 10th, 2017

This is immersive historical fiction set in South Carolina during the Civil War. Read it for the characters, read it for the tension Rivers creates and builds around life-shattering secrets, and read it for the sublime language that flows across the pages in this perfectly rendered epistolary novel. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780802125873
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - January 3rd, 2017

A brilliantly imagined novel about a fourteen year old girl of peculiar upbringing who becomes entwined in the lives of a neighboring family. It is a rare novel whose story and astonishing writing style grab me on the very first page. This is the work of an amazing talent. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense by Daniel Menaker - Book Review

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By Daniel Menaker, Roz Chast (Illustrator), Billy Collins (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780544800632
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 18th, 2016

The former fiction editor at the New Yorker collected these funny and unintentionally insightful misspellings throughout his career. Whether you're checking your "cholesteroil" or making a "last-stitch effort" you'd have to be "vast asleep" not to get a kick out of this. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


The Lyrics: 1961-2012 by Bob Dylan - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781451648768
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 1st, 2016

From the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, there is this: all of his lyrics. Devotees and casual fans alike will appreciate this beautiful, comprehensive volume. Dylan edited dozens of songs for the book which are appearing publicly for the first time here. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


A Recipe for Cooking by Cal Peternell - Book Review

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$29.99
ISBN: 9780062427861
Availability: Special Order
Published: William Morrow Cookbooks - October 25th, 2016

The follow-up to the IACP award-winning and bestselling Twelve Recipes which provided the basic techniques for essential home cooking. The Chez Panisse chef now takes home cooks to the next level. “Everything you need to cook for big get-togethers, holiday feasts, family occasions, and for a special dinner for two.” ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


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