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List created by Pat W. (3ladybug) on Dec 15, 2011
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GOLDEN TULIP, THE by Rosalind Laker
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Shackleton's Stowaway by Victoria Mckernan
On October 26, 1914, Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance set sail from Buenos Aires in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in exploration: the crossing of the Antarctic continent. The crew stood on deck to watch the city fade away. All but one. Eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow hid below in a...  more


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Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child by Noel Riley Fitch
Julia Child entered the lives of millions of Americans with her bestselling cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking; her popular and long-running cooking show, The French Chef; and her beloved memoir, My Life in France. In this intimate and revealing biography, based on exclusive...  more


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Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica by Sara Wheeler
It is the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, an icy desert of unearthly beauty and stubborn impenetrability. For centuries, Antarctica has captured the imagination of our greatest scientists and explorers, lingering in the spirit long after their return. Shackleton called it "the last...  more


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Everybody Was So Young : Gerald and Sara Murphy: A Lost Generation Love Story by Aman...
Gifted artist Gerald Murphy and his elegant wife, Sara, were icons of the most enchanting period of our time; handsome, talented, and wealthy expatriate Americans, they were at the very center of the literary scene in Paris in the 1920s. In Everybody Was So Young--one of the best reviewed books...  more


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Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl
At an early age, Ruth Reichl discovered that "food could be a way of making sense of the world. . . . If you watched people as they ate, you could find out who they were." Her deliciously crafted memoir, Tender at the Bone, is the story of a life determined, enhanced, and defined in...  more


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All But My Life : A Memoir by Gerda Weissmann Klein
All But My Life is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. From her comfortable home in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by American troops--including the man who was to become her...  more


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Garlic and Sapphires : The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl
This delicious new volume of Ruth Reichl's acclaimed memoirs recounts her "adventures in deception," as she goes undercover in the world's finest restaurants. Reichl knows that "to be a good restaurant critic, you have to be anonymous," but when she signs up to be the...  more


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Homemade Biography: How to Collect, Record, and Tell the Life Story of Someone You Lo...
How well do you really know the older people in your family? And how will you make sure their stories will be preserved for generations to come? Homemade Biography is a fun and practical guide to recording a relative?s story so it will never be forgotten. New York Times bestselling author Tom...  more


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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
From the perilous ocean crossing to the shared bounty of the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim settlement of New England has become enshrined as our most sacred national myth. Yet, as bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals in his spellbinding new book, the true story of the Pilgrims is...  more


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Lucrezia Borgia : Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy by Sarah Bradford
The very name Lucrezia Borgia conjures up everything that was sinister and corrupt about the Renaissance—incest, political assassination, papal sexual abuse, poisonous intrigue, unscrupulous power grabs. Yet, as bestselling biographer Sarah Bradford reveals in this breathtaking new...  more


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Three Junes by Julia Glass
  In June of 1989 Paul McLeod, a newspaper publisher and recent widower, travels to Greece, where he falls for a young American artist and reflects on the complicated truth about his marriage. . ..Six years later, again in June, Paul’s death draws his three grown sons and their...  more


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This Is How It Ends: A Novel by Kathleen MacMahon
This is when it begins Fall, 2008. This is where it begins The coast of Dublin, Ireland. This is why it begins Bruno, an American, has come to Ireland to search for his roots. Addie, an out-of-work architect, is recovering from heartbreak while taking care of her infirm father. When their worlds...  more


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The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of WWII's Most Decorat...
From the author of the best-selling The Bedford Boys, the remarkable story of America's most decorated platoon that miraculously halted Hitler's massive offensive at the Battle of the Bulge On a cold morning in December, 1944, deep in the Ardennes forest, a platoon of eighteen men under the...  more


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Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon by Michael O'Brien
Early in 1815, Louisa Catherine Adams and her young son left St. Petersburg in a heavy Russian carriage and set out on a difficult journey to meet her husband, John Quincy Adams, in Paris. She traveled through the snows of eastern Europe, down the Baltic coast to Prussia, across the battlefields...  more


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From Ashes to Honor (First Responders, Bk. 1) by Loree Lough
If he had only answered that last phone call from the World Trade Center . . . Minutes before two jumbo jets changed U.S. history, New York police officer Austin Finley ignored the call from his brother, who’d been bugging him for days. Trying to live with his one regret causes...  more


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Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co. by Jeremy Mercer
With gangsters on his tail and his meager savings in hand, crime reporter Jeremy Mercer fled Canada in 1999 and ended up in Paris. Broke and almost homeless, he found himself invited to a tea party amongst the riffraff of the timeless Left Bank fantasy known as Shakespeare & Co. In its...  more


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Emma in Love - Jane Austen's Emma Continued by Emma Tennant
In writing Pemberley, the sequel to Pride and Prejudice, Emma Tennant created a new literary genre: the classic progression. Now she brings us the sequel to Emma, which finds Jane Austen's spirited heroine in the fourth year of her marriage to Mr. Knightley. Although there is harmony between...  more


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Bruno, Chief of Police (Bruno, Chief of Police, Bk 1) by Martin Walker
The first installment in a wonderful new series that follows the exploits of Benoît Courrèges, a policeman in a small French village where the rituals of the café still rule. Bruno -- as he is affectionately nicknamed -- may be the town's only municipal policeman, but in...  more


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Hiking Through: One Man's Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail by Pa...
After Paul Stutzman lost his wife to breast cancer, he sensed a tug on his heart--the call to a challenge, the call to pursue a dream. Paul left his stable career, traveled to Georgia, and took his first steps on the Appalachian Trail. What he learned during the next four and a half months...  more


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The Orchard Keeper by Cormac McCarthy
An American classic, The Orchard Keeper is the first novel by one of America's finest, most celebrated novelists.  Set is a small, remote community in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars, it tells of John Wesley Rattner, a young boy, and Marion Sylder, an outlaw...  more


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New York: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd
The bestselling master of historical fiction weaves a grand, sweeping drama of New York from the city's founding to the present day.Rutherfurd celebrates America's greatest city in a rich, engrossing saga that showcases his extraordinary ability to combine impeccable historical research and...  more


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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (30th Anniversary Edition) b...
On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity, and its warmth of style. It is a book for anybody who wants to learn how to write, whether about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts, or about yourself. Its principles and insights have made it a...  more


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A Case of Curiosities by Allen Kurzweil
In France, on the eve of the Revolution, a young man named Claude Page sets out to become the most ingenious and daring inventor of his time. In the course of a career filled with violence and passion, Claude learns the arts of enameling and watchmaking from an irascible, defrocked abbé,...  more


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A Festival of Cherries by Mandy Baldwin
Sometimes, it's good to just walk away. Other times, it's better to run. People aren't always who they think they are... In a remote hamlet in southern France, a disparate group of Ex-pats discover that sometimes, escape isn't possible.


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Alexandra: The Last Tsarina by Unknown Author
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All the Living by C. E. Morgan
One summer, a young woman travels with her lover to the isolated tobacco farm he has inherited after his family dies in a terrible accident. As Orren works to save his family farm from drought, Aloma struggles with the loneliness of farm life and must find her way in a combative,...  more


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A Mountain Boyhood by Joe Mills
Estes Park was hardly more than a post office in 1899, when young Joe Mills first saw Colorado's Front Range. A would-be Robinson Crusoe, Joe scaled peaks, watched wild animals, hunted and trapped, and generally roughed it in the region that would become Rocky Mountain National Park in 1915. A...  more


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And What Do You Do by Sarah Long
Laura has it all. A gorgeous husband, two beautiful children, and an idyllic lady-of-leisure Parisian lifestyle. She spends her mornings sharing croissants and a grand creme with her friends, her afternoons in the Louvre and her evenings attending sophisticated soirees. It's the perfect life,...  more


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Angels Watching over Me (Shenandoah Sisters, 1) by Michael Phillips
Book 1 of SHENANDOAH SISTERS. Two young Southern girls, one the daughter of a plantation owner and one the daughter of a slave, barely survive the onset of the Civil War and the loss of both their families. When these tragic circumstances bring them together, they join forces to discover if they...  more


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A Rather Charming Invitation (Rather, Bk 3) by C. A. Belmond
Dateline: London, Paris, Antibes. It's time to get down to wedding planning. But while heiress Penny's distant relatives insist that the nuptials be held in their native France, Jeremy's kin won't have it anywhere but England. And either choice might just re-ignite the Hundred...  more


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A Romantic Education by Patricia Hampl
A now classic memoir, described by Doris Grumbach as "unusually elegant and meditative," once more available with an updated afterword by the author. Golden Prague seemed mostly gray when Patricia Hampl first went there in quest of her Czech heritage. In that bleak time, no one could have...  more


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A Sense of Place : Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiratio...
Great writers inspire readers to head out in search of foreign sunsets, but in this instance, they inspired travel writer Michael Shapiro to head out for the great writers themselves. A Sense of Place is one writer's journey to visit all the heroes who have motivated him - to pack a pen and...  more


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Beautiful Ruins (P.S.) by Jess Walter
The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress,...  more


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A Wedding in Paris: We'll Always Have Paris / Something Borrowed, Something Blue / Pi...
L'amour conquers all You don't find love in Paris -- it finds you. WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS by Barbara Bretton After twenty-eight years of marriage, Kate and Ryan Donovan called it quits.  Two years later at their daughter's wedding, they're seeing each...  more


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Big Cherry Holler (Big Stone Gap, Bk 2) by Adriana Trigiani
Eight years have passed since Ave Maria Mulligan married Jack Mac, moved up into the hills, and dug her roots in even deeper. But Ave Maria soon discovers that the mountains cannot shelter her from the painful lessons of the heart. As her life reaches a crossroads, almost everybody in town has...  more


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By the Seat of My Pants: Humorous Tales Of Travel And Misadventure (Lonely Planet Jou...
If you don't pack your sense of humor with your sunscreen, sooner or later you'll get burned! Lonely Planet knows that some of life's funniest experiences happen on the road. Whether they take the form of unexpected detours, unintended adventures, unidentifiable dinners or unforgettable...  more


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Charlotte Gray (Vintage International) by Sebastian Faulks
From the bestselling author of Birdsong comes Charlotte Gray, the remarkable story of a young Scottish woman who becomes caught up in the effort to liberate Occupied France from the Nazis while pursuing a perilous mission of her own.In blacked-out, wartime London, Charlotte Gray develops a...  more


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Colors of the Mountain by Da Chen
Colors of the Mountain is a classic story of triumph over adversity, a memoir of a boyhood full of spunk, mischief, and love, and a welcome introduction to an amazing young writer.Da Chen was born in 1962, in the Year of Great Starvation. Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution engulfed millions of...  more


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Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table by Ruth Reichl
In this delightful sequel to her bestseller Tender at the Bone, Ruth Reichl returns with more tales of love, life, and marvelous meals. Comfort Me with Apples picks up Reichl’s story in 1978, when she puts down her chef’s toque and embarks on a career as a restaurant critic. Her...  more


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Dolci di Love by Sarah-Kate Lynch
Corporate star Lily Turner abandons the boardrooms of Manhattan for the steep streets of Montevedova when she discovers her "perfect" husband, Daniel, has another family tucked away in the hills of Tuscany. Once there, her plight attracts the attention of the Secret League of Widowed...  more


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Dreams Of My Russian Summers by Andrei Makine
Hailed as extraordinary from coast to coast and winner of both the Prix Goncourt and the Prix Medicis, France's top literary prizes, the national bestseller Dreams of My Russian Summers traces a sentimental journey that embraces many of the dramatic events in Russia during the twentieth...  more


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Emma's Gift by Leisha Kelly
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Emilie's Voice by Susanne Dunlap
Set against the backdrop of Paris and the court of Versailles, ?milie's Voice introduces a young heroine of modest upbringing who possesses a special gift: the voice of an angel. When distinguished composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier hears ?milie's voice, he offers to instruct her in the art of...  more


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Duchess of Aquitaine: A Novel of Eleanor by Margaret Ball
Beautiful and brilliant, Eleanor is the daughter of the duke of Aquitaine, whose glittering court is the twelfth-century birthplace of courtly love. For all of the duke’s boasts that Eleanor has the brains of a man and the soul of a warrior, everyone knows that a girl of fifteen cannot...  more


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Families of the Vine : Seasons Among the Winemakers of Southwest France by Michael S....
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Friends Talking in the Night : Sixty Years of Writing for The New Yorker by Philip Ha...
From a writer of astonishing versatility, this wonderfully rich collection of pieces is both a memoir  of Philip Hamburger's writing life and a vivid and various record of the world he has lived in. Hamburger first went to work for The New Yorker in 1939, under the aegis of Harold...  more


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Farewell in Splendor: The Passing of Queen Victoria and Her Age by Jerrold M. Packard
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Floating In My Mother's Palm by Ursula Hegi
Floating in My Mother's Palm is the compelling and mystical story of Hanna Malter, a young girl growing up in 1950's Burgdorf, the small German town Ursula Hegi so brilliantly brought to life in her bestselling novel Stones from the River. Hanna's courageous voice evokes her unconventional...  more


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Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
A Dutch painting of a young girl, possibly a Vermeer, survives three and a half centuries through loss, flood, anonymity, secrecy, theft, even the Holocaust. This is the story of its sometimes desperate owners whose lives are influenced by its seductive beauty and mystery, and whose defining...  more


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Groucho : The Life and Times of Julius Henry Marx by Stefan Kanfer
This definitive biography of one of the world’s greatest comedians unflinchingly yet affectionately uncovers the man behind the cigar. Here is the amazing career of the man the world recognized as Groucho: the improbable disasters of the vaudeville years; the Marx Brothers, an act so...  more


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Heart and Soul by Sally Mandel
Bestselling author Sally Mandel writes vibrant novels peopled with richly-drawn characters whose lives move readers to both laughter and tears. Now she has created a remarkable story about the profound risks that are taken in the pursuit of a dream. For pianist Bess Stallone, a self-taught...  more


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Hilda and Pearl : A Novel by Alice Mattison
To Frances, an only child living in McCarthy-era Brooklyn, her mother, Hilda, and her aunt Pearl seem as if they have always been friends. Frances does not question the love between the two women until her father's job as a teacher is threatened by anti-Communism, just as Frances begins to learn...  more


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I'll Drink to That: Beaujolais and the French Peasant Who Made It the World's Most Po...
The remarkable saga of the wine and people of Beaujolais and Georges Duboeuf, the peasant lad who brought both world recognition. Every third week of November, wine shops around the world announce “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé” and in a few short weeks, over seven million bottles are sold...  more


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I, Mona Lisa by Jeanne Kalogridis
"My name is Lisa di Antonio Gherardini Giocondo, though to acquaintances, I am known simply as Madonna Lisa. My story begins not with my birth but a murder, committed the year before I was born..." Florence, April 1478: The handsome Giuliano de' Medici is brutally assassinated...  more


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In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant
Renaissance Italy enchants in Dunant's delicious second historical (after The Birth of Venus), as a wily dwarf Bucino Teodoldo recounts fantastic escapades with his mistress, celebrated courtesan Fiammetta Bianchini. Escaping the 1527 sacking of Rome with just the clothes on their backs (and a...  more


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Is Paris Burning? by Dominique Lapierre & Larry Collins
''Is Paris burning?'' is the question Hitler asked over and over as the French Second and American Fourth Divisions battered their way into the city. Few moments in history are as stirring as the Allied liberation of Paris, yet few people are aware of how narrowly -- and how...  more


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Italian Fever by Valerie Martin
A secluded Tuscan villa, a mysterious death, a missing manuscript, a whiff of a ghost, and a smart young American woman tumbling helplessly into an unexpected affair--these are the ingredients of this beguiling and acutely observed new novel by the author of Mary Reilly.Lucy Stark--clever,...  more


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Josephine: A Life of the Empress by Carolly Erickson
In 1804, when Josephine Bonaparte knelt before her husband, Napoleon, to receive the imperial diadem, few in the vast crowd of onlookers were aware of the dark secrets hidden behind the imperial façade. To her subjects, she appeared to vet hew most favored woman in France: alluring,...  more


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Julia's Chocolates by Cathy Lamb
"I left my wedding dress hanging in a tree somewhere in North Dakota. I don't know why that particular tree appealed to me. Perhaps it was because it looked as if it had given up and died years ago and was still standing because it didn't know what else to do." In her deliciously funny,...  more


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Kaaterskill Falls by Allegra Goodman
In the summer of '76, the Shulmans and the Melishes migrate to Kaaterskill, the tiny town in upstate New York where Orthodox Jews and Yankee year-rounders live side by side from June through August. Elizabeth Shulman, a devout follower of Rav Elijah Kirshner and the mother of five daughters, is...  more


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Lilla's Feast : One Woman's True Story of Love and War in the Orient by Frances Osbor...
At the end of her life, Frances Osborne’s one-hundred-year-old great-grandmother Lilla was as elegant as ever–all fitted black lace and sparkling-white diamonds. To her great-grandchildren, Lilla was both an ally and a mysterious wonder. Her bedroom was filled with treasures from...  more


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Little Women by Louise May Alcott
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Losing Julia by Jonathan Hull
Jonathan Hull's debut novel is an epic story of love found and lost, of life in all its joy and tragedy, that takes readers as far as a French battlefield during World War I and as near as a California nursing home. Spanning the twentieth century in time, and forever in heartfelt emotion, Losing...  more


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Madame Sarah / Sarah Bernhardt by Cornnelia Otis Skinner
Sarah Bernhardt was born in Paris in 1844, the illegimate daughter of a pretty milliner. Her childhood was not a happy one, for her health was dangerously frail and her mother had little time for her. The book tells of her love of the theatre, her selfless work in behalf of the wounded during...  more


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Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe by Anita Higman & Irene Brand
An Appalachian Christmas A promise to her dying sister compels Julia Mayfield to take her young nephew to Mistletoe, Kentucky, a tiny town tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains. Sparks fly when she meets David Armstrong, a World War II veteran like herself. Even as shadows from the past...  more


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Magda's Daughter : A Hidden Child's Journey Home (The Helen Rose Scheuer Jewish Women...
To survive the long shadow of the Third Reich, many Jewish children were placed in hiding, forced to keep their true identities -- names, religion, places of birth, even gender -- absolutely secret. Although these "hidden children" avoided capture and murder, many of their -family members did...  more


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Missing Emily: Missing Emily Croatian Life Letters by Jodie Toohey
By February of 1991, when Amicus Shoemacher is assigned to correspond with Nada, who lives in Rijeka in the Republic of Croatia, Yugoslavia, her life has already begun to unravel. The only bright spot in her life is her favorite baby cousin, Emily. Ami's life further unravels on March 25 of that...  more


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Motherland: Writings by Irish American Women About Mothers and Daughters by Unknown A...
The writings in this collection, fiction and nonfiction, are written from the perspectives of Irish American mothers and daughters. From Angela's Ashes to Riverdance, Irish literature and art are capturing the American imagination as never before.Ireland's literary legacy has taken root in...  more


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Murder in Montmartre (Aimee Leduc Investigation, Bk 6) by Cara Black
Aimee's childhood friend, Laure, is a policewoman. Her partner, Jacques, has set up a meeting in Montmartre with an informer. When Laure goes along as backup, Jacques is lured to a rooftop, where he is shot to death. Laure's gun has been fired, gunpowder residue is on her hands, and she...  more


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New York: Hearts Are Entwined in Four Complete Novels by Kjersti Hoff Baez & Elly...
New York. The state of diversity-from crowded cities to lazy towns to beautiful backwoods. Home to America's busiest attractions, but also to bluebirds, roses, and sugar maples-and breathtaking mountains. This colorful state is the setting of New York, four complete novels in which four women...  more


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Nectar from a Stone by Jane Guill
It is 1351 in Wales, a country subjugated by England, beaten down by superstition, war, and illness. Elise, prone to strange visions and the sole survivor of a plague-ravaged family, has fled her village for distant Conwy with her servant Annora, running from a murder she was forced to commit in...  more


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On the Road with Francis of Assisi: A Timeless Journey Through Umbria and Tuscany, an...
On the Road with Francis of Assisi offers a unique and lively travelogue of parallel journeys: that of Francis of Assisi on his way to sainthood in the thirteenth century, and that of author Linda Bird Francke, who followed his path through the beauty of central and coastal Italy?and even on to...  more


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Our Farm: A Year in the Life of a Smallholding by Rosie Boycott
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Quite A Year for Plums : A Novel (Random House Large Print) by Bailey White
Make it easy on yourself, read Bailey White in Large PrintTrade PaperbackAnyone who has read the bestselling Mama Makes Up Her Mind or listened to Bailey White's commentaries on NPR knows that she is a storyteller of inimitable wit and charm.  Now, in her stunningly accomplished first...  more


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Roughing It by Mark Twain
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Royal Blue by Christina Oxenberg
The problems of a child of Europe's abolished royalty. She is Maria Moses, the daughter of a Yugoslav princess and an American father. Early on, the mother parks Maria in a boarding school where Maria has a horrid time and she repays her mother by conspiring to deprive her of a castle.  


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Sarah Churchill: Duchess of Marlborough: The Queen's Favourite by Ophelia Field
A brilliant new biographer presents an unforgettable portrait of Sarah Churchill, first Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744), the glamorous and controversial founder of the Spencer-Churchill dynasty that produced both Winston Churchill and Lady Diana Spencer. Tied to Queen Anne by an intimate...  more


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Sea Change by Jeremy Page
After experiencing a devastating tragedy, Guy sets out to sea in an old Dutch barge that has now become his home. Every night, he writes the imagined diary of the man he might have been-and the family he should have had. As he embarks upon the stormy waters of the North Sea -- writing about...  more


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Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
The author retraces the journey of Seabiscuit, a horse with crooked legs and a pathetic tail that made racing history in 1938, thanks to the efforts of a trainer, owner, and jockey who transformed a bottom-level racehorse into a legend.


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Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way by Molly Birnbaum
An aspiring chef's moving account of finding her way—in the kitchen and beyond—after a tragic accident destroys her sense of smell At twenty-two, just out of college, Molly Birnbaum spent her nights reading cookbooks and her days working at a Boston bistro, preparing to start training at the...  more


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Stones From The River by Ursula Hegi
Stones from the River is a daring, dramatic and complex novel of life in Germany. It is set in Burgdorf, a small fictional German town, between 1915 and 1951. The protagonist is Trudi Montag, a Zwerg -- the German word for dwarf woman. As a dwarf she is set apart, the outsider whose physical...  more


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Somewhere in France by John Rolfe Gardiner
As John Rolfe Gardiner's gripping and elegant new novel opens, World War I is raging and letters home from Major William Lloyd describe his life as a volunteer doctor in charge of a base hospital in the "zone of advance."        The Major's new command is...  more


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Susie, Sadly, and the Black Torpedo of Doom by John S. Littell
In his "charmingly related" (Publishers Weekly) book French Impressions, John Littell chronicled his family's hilarious adventures abroad. Now, Susie, Sadly, and the Black Torpedo of Doom finds the Littells back on U.S. soil-and firmly planted in the peaceful 1950s New York suburbs. Or at least...  more


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Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
Katie Wilkinson has found her perfect man at last. He's a writer, a house painter, an original thinker - everything she's imagined she wanted in a partner. But one day, without explanation, he disappears from her life, leaving behind only a diary for her to read. This diary is a love letter...  more


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Swan Place: A Novel by Augusta Trobaugh
The author of Sophie and the Rising Sun "streamlines her rich Southern style and creates a narrative as delicate as a line drawing" (USA Today) A series of family tragedies leaves fourteen-year-old Dove, her younger sister, Molly, and their baby brother, Little Ellis, in the care of their...  more


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Wings of Madness : Alberto Santos-Dumont and the Invention of Flight by Paul Hoffman
From the author of the acclaimed The Man Who Loved Only Numbers comes a book that is at once the biography of an eccentric Brazilian aviator and the story of the thrilling early days of flight. On the eve of the centennial of the Wright brothers' historic flights at Kitty Hawk, a new...  more


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Two-Hour Quilted Christmas Projects by Cheri Saffiote
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Tea Time Friends by Unknown Author
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The Poellenberg Inheritance by Evelyn Anthony
The Poellenberg Salt is a priceless masterpiece of gold and jewels which was given during the rise of the Hitler regime by Princess Margaret von Hessel to General Bronsart. The general is now living secretly in Spain and one day he sends one of his friends, a mysterious Mr Black, to see his...  more


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Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust by Loren...
Jacques Guérin was a prominent businessman at the head of his family's successful perfume company, but his real passion was for rare books and literary manuscripts. From the time he was a young man, he frequented the antiquarian bookshops of Paris in search of lost, forgotten...  more


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The Book Borrower by Alice Mattison
On the first page of The Book Borrower, Toby Ruben and Deborah Laidlaw meet in 1975 in a New York City playground, where the two women are looking after their babies. Deborah lends Toby a book, Trolley Girl,--a memoir about a long ago trolley strike and three Jewish sisters, one a fiery...  more


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The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti
Gifted with a mind that continues to impress the elders in his village, Ichmad Hamid struggles with knowing that he can do nothing to save his friends and family. Living on occupied land, his entire village operates in fear of losing their homes, jobs, and belongings. But more importantly, they...  more


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The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs (Professor Dr. von Igelfeld, Bk 2) by Alexander McCa...
Invited to lecture in America, von Igelfeld envisions a visit to California or New York. Instead, he finds himself at the University of Arkansas. Still, in von Igelfeld's view, one American state is very like the other. An expert philologist, von Igelfeld prepares to deliver a talk on verbs,...  more


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The Last Knight: The Twilight Of The Middle Ages And The Birth Of The Modern Era by N...
There may be no more fascinating historical period than the late fourteenth century in Europe. The Hundred Years' War ravaged the continent, yet gallantry, chivalry, and literary brilliance flourished in the courts of England and elsewhere. Chaucer wrote brilliant satire, lords and ladies...  more


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The Miracles of Prato: A Novel by Laurie Albanese & Laura Morowitz
Italy, 1456. The Renaissance is in glorious bloom, an age of unbridled creativity, commerce, art, and innovation. One of the most colorful men of this astonishing time is Fra Filippo Lippi, equally revered as a painter and reviled as a rogue. A great artist, he serves Cosimo de' Medici and the...  more


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The Letter (Christmas Box, Bk 3) by Richard Paul Evans
The Letter, the final book of the Christmas Box collection is, most simply stated, the love story of David and MaryAnne Parkin. But it is also everyone's love story, for it is about the storms that all relationships must face when the blissful state of romance vanishes into one of real-life...  more


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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by Julie Lane
As the preface and the book puts it, "Draw close to the fire, all those who believe in the spirit of Christmas, whether you call it Santa Claus, or simply good will to men; and listen to the story of Nicholas the Woodcarver, a lover of little children. Follow him through his first years as a...  more


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The Moon Looked Down by Dorothy Garlock
Sophie Heller's family immigrated from Germany to Victory, a small town in Illinois, before WWII began. Now that the war has affected the town, the townspeople discriminate against Sophie and her family. When a train derails, it is an accident but the Heller family is blamed. Coming to Sophie's...  more


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The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
An extraordinary first novel that tells the story of a British piano tuner sent deep into Burma in the nineteenth century. In October 1886, Edgar Drake receives a strange request from the British War Office: he must leave his wife and his quiet life in London to travel to the jungles of...  more


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The Serpent and the Moon : Two Rivals for the Love of a Renaissance King by Princess ...
Set against the stunning backdrop of Renaissance France and peopled by the titans of European history, The Serpent and the Moon is a true story of love, war, intrigue, betrayal, and persecution. At its heart is one of the world's great love stories: the life-long devotion of King Henri II of...  more


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The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story by Alfred J. Garrotto
A Roman Catholic nun, Mother Marie-Thérèse, is the surviving victim of one of Belgium?s most notorious crimes, involving kidnap, torture, and murder. It all took place in enchanting, picturesque Bruges, Belgium, the Venice of the North. Her co-victim, an American priest, Father Thomas Jensen,...  more


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To My Daughter in France... by Barbara Keating & Stephanie Keating
An epic tale of impossible love, of families torn apart and a whole world of hidden secrets -- "And to my daughter in France, I bequeath the remainder of my Estate." These words, read from the will of Irish academic Richard Kirwan, come as a complete surprise to his grieving family....  more


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Too Much Tuscan Sun by Dario Castagno
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The Giant Bathroom Book of Cartoons (Giant Bathroom Reader) by Karl Shaw
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The Girl at the Lion d'Or by Sebastian Faulks
On a rainy night in the 1930s, Anne Louvet appears at the run-down Hotel du Lion d'Or in the village of Janvilliers. She is seeking a job and a new life, one far removed from the awful injustices of her past. As Anne embarks on a torrential love affair with a married veteran of the Great...  more


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The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato
Venice,  1681. Glassblowing is the lifeblood of the Republic, and Venetian mirrors are more precious than gold. Jealously guarded by the murderous Council of Ten, the glassblowers of Murano are virtually imprisoned on their island in the lagoon. But the greatest of the artists,...  more


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The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo by Paula Huntly
In 2000, one year after the NATO bombings in Kosovo, Paula Huntley took a job in Prishtina, teaching English as a Second Language to a group of Kosovo Albanians. A war story, a teacher's story, but most of all a story of hope, The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo is the journal Huntley kept in...  more


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The Judgment of Paris : The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism by...
While the Civil War raged in America, another very different revolution was beginning to take shape across the Atlantic, in the studios of Paris: The artists who would make Impressionism the most popular art form in history were showing their first paintings amidst scorn and derision from the...  more


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The Messengers of Death (Commissaire Laviolette, Bk 2) by Pierre Magnan & Patrici...
Emile Pencenat is in a cemetery, designing his own ornate tomb. In a disused postbox by the gate he discovers an envelope addressed to a Mlle Veronique Champourcieux. He is puzzled, but being a former postman, he dutifully purchases a stamp and posts the letter. When the body of this same Mlle...  more


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The Parisian Diet: How to Reach Your Right Weight and Stay There by Dr. Jean-Michel C...
France?s leading nutritionist Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen pinpoints why you struggle with weight loss diets and offers a plan for achieving your ideal weight while embracing life?s pleasures. Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen, France?s most popular dietician, has helped over two million patients worldwide reach...  more


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The Quilter's Daughter (Daughters of Lancaster County, Bk 2) by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Abby Miller leaves her successful quilt shop and patient fiance? in Ohio to help her newly remarried and now pregnant mother in Lancaster County. While she's away, Abby's world is shattered in one fell swoop. How can God make anything good come out of this tragedy? With shaken faith, Abby is...  more


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The Shakers (Perspectives on History) by Unknown Author
In 1774, a band of English religious dissenters came to America seeking redemption and earthly paradise through hard work and good deeds. They were called Shakers, and their leader was a mysterious and charismatic woman known as Mother Ann Lee. They founded their first community in Watervliet,...  more


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The Red Thread: A Love Story by Nicholas Jose
A seductive literary love story set in contemporary Shanghai, The Red Thread intertwines the lives of two pairs of lovers across the centuries. Shen, a young, American-educated appraiser in a Shanghai auction house, is captivated by Ruth, a self-possessed Australian artist who happens into one...  more


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The Trompe L'Oeil Home by Roberta Gordon-Smith
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Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Gr...
The New York Times bestselling memoir of pilgrimage and metamorphosis by the author of The Secret Life of Bees and her daughter. Sue Monk Kidd has touched the hearts of millions of readers with her beloved novels and acclaimed nonfiction. Now, in this wise and engrossing dual memoir, she and...  more


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This Side of the Sky by Elyse Singleton
Their friendship began in Nadir, Mississippi. But the twentieth century would take Lilian Mayfield and Myraleen Chadham far beyond that rural town-to segregated Philadelphia, to an Army base in England during the Blitz; to the excitement of postwar Paris. Throughout their long journey, they...  more


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Voices of a Summer Day by Irwin Shaw
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When Elephants Weep : The Emotional Lives of Animals by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson &am...
This national bestseller exploring the complex emotional lives of animals was hailed as "a masterpiece" by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and as "marvelous" by Jane Goodall.The popularity of When Elephants Weep has swept the nation, as author Jeffrey Masson appeared on Dateline NBC, Good Morning...  more


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Wait Till Next Year : A Memoir by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Wait Till Next Year is the story of a young girl growing up in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, when owning a single-family home on a tree-lined street meant the realization of dreams, when everyone knew everyone else on the block, and the children gathered in the streets to play from sunup...  more


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When the Elephants Dance : A Novel by Tess Uriza Holthe
“Papa explains the war like this: ‘When the elephants dance, the chickens must be careful.’ The great beasts, as they circle one another, shaking the trees and trumpeting loudly, are the Amerikanos and the Japanese as they fight. And our Philippine Islands? We are the small...  more


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When in Rome... : A Novel of Piazzas and Passion by Gemma Townley
When in Rome, do as Audrey Hepburn would do. Failing that, run off with your ex-boyfriend, carry suspicious packages through customs, and lie to the person who loves you. . . .Georgie Beauchamp is totally happy and in love with her wonderful, dependable boyfriend, David. So why does she always...  more


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Favorite Foods from the Ozark Woods by Marlene Wyatt & Pauline Dillard & Sybl...
The American dream has become a reality for the Wood family of Yellville, Arkansas. A cleaver idea and family members who work together are the ingredients for their success. The No Mess Dough Disc was created by Marlene Wyatt and is introduced in this book. Favorite Foods from the Ozark Woods...  more


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Rorey's Secret (Country Road Chronicles, Bk 1) by Leisha Kelly
The Worthams and Hammonds are as close as two families could be, sharing almost everything on their Depression-era Illinois farms. So when a raging fire breaks out and threatens to destroy the Hammond farm, both families are affected by the tragedy. But how did the fire start? Several of the...  more


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Whispers in the Sand by Barbara Erskine
Recently divorced, Anna Fox decides to cheer herself up by retracing a Nile cruise her great-great-grandmother, Louisa, made in the mid-nineteenth century. Anna carries with her two of Louisa's possessions -- an ancient Egyptian scent bottle and an illustrated diary of the original cruise, a...  more


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The Secret Papers of Madame Olivetti by Annie Vanderbilt
The coast of Southern France sparkles in this sexy, mature, and engaging debut novel.Lily has come to southern France in search of a new perspective, hoping that the sun?s soft rays and the fragrant sea breezes will provide a relaxing respite from the demands of her lively daughter and her...  more


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The Choir That Couldn't Sing: And Other Merry Tales by Bob Reed
The stories in Bob Reed's delightful book are surefire spirit lifters that celebrate life and enrich the soul. Reed's seven tales not only come alive with hilarity and warmth, they show how God works through even the most bumbling and misdirected human efforts. Reed's humor is laced...  more


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Easy to Make Cloth Dolls and All the Trimmings (Easy-To-Make) by Jodie Davis
Written for both the beginner and more advanced crafter in mind and includes: basics of making soft dolls; lists of tips and sources; 23 clear and easy doll patterns-to-size; step-by-step instructions; 50 clothing and accessory patterns; photographs of each doll.  


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The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier: Simple, Scrumptious, Satisfying by Re...
I'm Pioneer Woman. And I love to cook. Once upon a time, I fell in love with a cowboy. A strapping, rugged, chaps-wearing cowboy. Then I married him, moved to his ranch, had his babies . . . and wound up loving it. Except the manure. Living in the country for more than fifteen years...  more


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Crochet for Babies by Unknown Author
This book includes plenty to crochet for every season and every occasion for both boys and girls. Softcover.


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The Everything Diabetes Cookbook: 300 Creative and Healthy Recipes That Put the Fun B...
Preparing healthy meals for you and your family is easy! Are you or one of your family members among the estimated 15.7 million people suffering from diabetes? Diabetics have special needs, and cooking for them can be a frustrating and daunting task. The Everything® Diabetes Cookbook puts...  more


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Hoosier Cabinets by Philip D. Kennedy
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Jazzy Gift Baskets by Marie Browning
Over 24 Theme Gift Baskets for Different Occasions. Custom-created gift baskets are always greatly appreciated and fondly remembered. Whether you want to send season's greetings or surprise and avid gardener, these projects are as much fun to make as they are to receive. Try a variety of...  more


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Jazzy Jars : Glorious Gift Ideas by Marie Browning
“More than 45 one-page patterns, complete with color photographs and directions....Of inordinate help, even more so than the jars, are the ideas for filling the packaged jar....A good source.” —Booklist. “Turn a humble glass container into a great gift with dozens of...  more


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The Price of Water in Finistere by Bodil Malmsten
At the age of 55, Swedish writer Bodil Malmsten abandons her native country and settles in Brittany. Embroidered in this memoir are poignant, outraged, thought-provoking observations on a sweeping range of subjects?the elicit pleasures of bargain-hunting, the misery of writer?s block, social...  more


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In the Memory of the Forest by Charles T. Powers
When the body of Tomek, a young distillery worker, is found brutally murdered in the forest outside Jadowia in Poland, his boyhood friend, Leszek, decides to uncover the mystery behind Tomek's death. Assuming the role of amateur sleuth, Leszek embarks on a clue-finding mission that takes...  more


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The Year Is '42 : A Novel (Vintage International) by Nella Bielski
In this intimate novel about ordinary lives lived under the extraordinary circumstances of war, we meet Karl Bazinger, a sophisticated Wehrmacht officer who is living the high life in Occupied Paris. With his French girlfriend, his glamorous dinner companions (Coco Chanel, Jean Cocteau, and a...  more


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Sweet Days & Beyond: The Morse Family - Eight Generations of Maple Sugaring by Burr M...
In his charming account of growing up in a maple sugaring operation in Northern Vermont, Burr Morse, a seventh generation maple sugar farmer, shares wonderful stories and folk tales that offer a deeper understanding of the hard work and dedication it takes to live such a lifestyle. Delightful...  more


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Resistance by Anita Shreve
This tale of impossible love unfolds in a Nazi-occupied Belgian village where the wife of a resistance worker shelters a wounded American bomber pilot in a secret hideaway. As she nurses him back to health, Claire is drawn into a passionate love affair that seems capable of conquering all --...  more


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French Children Don't Throw Food: Parenting Secrets from Paris by Pamela Druckerman
How do the French manage to raise well-behaved children and have a life! Who hasn't noticed how well-behaved French children are - compared to our own? - How come French babies sleep through the night? - Why do French children happily eat what is put in front of them? - How can...  more


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A Place for Butterflies by Melissa Stewart
This fact-filled, colorful look at the amazing world of butterflies includes a call to action to protect these beautiful insects. MELISSA STEWART SHARES shares with young readers the basic facts about butterflies, including how they transform from caterpillar to butterfly, where they live,...  more


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A Man in Uniform: A Novel by Kate Taylor
At the height of the Belle Epoque, François Dubon leads a well-ordered life in the bourgeois quarters of Paris? eighth arrondissement. When not busy with his prosperous legal practice, he enjoys both a contented marriage to his aristocratic wife, Geneviève, and satisfying afternoon encounters...  more


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Abandoned War Bride by Monique D. Downs
Abandoned War Bride is the life story of 3 generations. Back in time we view the 30's, 40's, 50's, and beyond, starting in the city of Marseille in south France and continuing in three states: Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, located in Dixieland. It has an expanded geography...  more


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Beasts in My Belfry by Gerald Durrell
The author recaptures all the fun of his childhood years collecting a large number of animals as pets. As his unofficial zoo grew, his only solution was to join Whipsnade as a student keeper.


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The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she's had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic's doomed voyage. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men, one a roughly-hewn but kind sailor and the other an...  more


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Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book (Classic Seuss) by Dr. Seuss
Illus. in color. "Deliberately calculated to make its readers yawn. No one could resist those zillions of astonishing sleepyheads."--The New York Times.  


Pat W. (3ladybug)
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Illus. in color. Sam-I-Am mounts a determined campaign to convince another Seuss character to eat a plate of green eggs and ham.


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Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
Illus. in full color. A collection of tongue twisters that is "an amusing exercise for beginning readers."--Kirkus.


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Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
Illus. in color. "Combines phonics and word recognition, making sounds and letters recognizable. Highly recommended."--(starred) School Library Journal.??


Pat W. (3ladybug)
Horton Hatches the Egg (Classic Seuss) by Dr. Seuss
Illus. in color by the author. It's the talk of the jungle when an elephant hatches an egg. Extravagant nonsense and rollicking verse.  


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Sesame Street Night, Night, Elmo! by Sesame Street
Perfect for bedtime, this adorable new book in the Guess Who series features five different peek-a-boo flaps and a surprise pop-up at the end!It?s time for Elmo to go to bed, but there?s lots to do before he?s tucked in?putting on pajamas, brushing his teeth, listening to a story, and more! Kids...  more


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The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary (I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Boo...
The editors of Beginner Books have made this book of words as fun-filled as possible. It's full of ridiculous alligators, foolish bears, and giraffes' uncles all racing around getting involved in nonsensical adventures. The animals' zany antics focus children's attention and help them remember...  more


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Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
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Walt Disney's Famous Seven Dwarfs by Walt Disney
This is a recreation of the original 1938 Disney storybook, right down to the canvas-like pages. Presented to you by Disney Enterprises Inc as part of the Vintage Collection. Bright, colorful characters on bright-white pages, and clean type will make this something to treasure for years to come.


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That's Life: Finding Scrapbook Inspiration in the Everyday by Nic Howard
*This book's unique day-planner format, and light-hearted, quirky voice will set it apart from other scrapbooking titles *Nic Howard is a recognized name and personality in the industry, both domestically and internationally, and is prominently featured in a variety of scrapbook magazines on...  more


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Mug 'Ems: Soups & Breads by G&R Publishing
Give a hug in a mug! This clever cookbook has over 20 yummy recipes for warming soups & breads, each with matching gift tags. Just mix dry ingredients in a plastic bag, place in a mug and it's ready to give! The newest and most original idea in homemade gift giving is here! The four books in...  more


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Mug 'Ems: Sweet Things by G&R Publishing
The newest and most original idea in homemade gift giving is here! The four books in the Mug 'Ems series introduce single serving recipes that can be prepared and baked right in the mug! Simply fill a small plastic bag with the dry ingredients, place the bag inside the mug and decorate. The...  more


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Dinner with Persephone: Travels in Greece by Patricia Storace
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Whether she is interpreting Hellenic dream books, pop songs, and soap operas, describing breathtakingly beautiful beaches and archaic villages, or braving the crush at a saint's tomb, Storace, winner of the Whiting Award, rewards the reader...  more


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Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee by Hoda Kotb
SHE’S JUST LIKE THE REST OF US: overstuffed purse, always losing keys, high-maintenance hair, snack guilt after an evening binge. But she’s something different, too. Hoda Kotb grew up in two cultures -- one where summers meant playing at the foot of the ancient pyramids and...  more

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