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All Around the World Cookbook
All Around the World Cookbook
Author: Sheila Lukins
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 4/10/2007
Helpful Score: 1


This truly is "all around the world", it's a cook/travel/geography/trivia book.


The Annie Dillard Reader
The Annie Dillard Reader
Author: Annie Dillard
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 5/2/2007


Didn't read. This reader contains parts of 5 Dillard novels and additional new works. Would be an excellent introduction to her writing.


As If Love Were Enough
As If Love Were Enough
Author: Anne Taylor Fleming
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 7
Review Date: 7/25/2007
Helpful Score: 1


This starts out as a woman dealing with her life as "the other woman" but changes into a rememberance of her childhood when her long absent sister appears and then takes another turn when her sister's motivation finally becomes known.


Back Roads
Back Roads
Author: Tawni O'Dell
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 152
Review Date: 4/10/2007


Paraphrased from back cover: College aged Harley grapples with his sisters, his jobs, and his lover in this comic and suspenseful story.


Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Author: Dai Sijie, Ina Rilke (Translator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 682
Review Date: 3/25/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Wonderfully written, almost fairy tale-like. Set in China during its Cultural Revolution, the story lets you experience another time and place.


Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End: The Story of a Crime (Fall of the Welfare State, Bk 1)
Review Date: 6/7/2012


The story shows how the investigation of a death by many different people/methods/degrees of effort and ability can result in highly varying results. The many characters, story lines and political history may become tedious but it is worth the effort for the unexpected sly humor and writing skill.


The Book of Shiatsu: The Healing Art of Finger Pressure
The Book of Shiatsu: The Healing Art of Finger Pressure
Author: Saul Goodman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 7/1/2007
Helpful Score: 1


215 pages of thorough text illustrated with drawings and actual photographs. Author is the founder/director of the International School of Shiatsu in Pennsylvania.


Cajun Cooking
Cajun Cooking
Author: Cooking Cajun, Better Homes and Gardens
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 4/10/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Cajun recipes from King's Cake to Etoufee, and instructions on how to eat hard- and soft-shell crabs and crawfish.


Cane River
Cane River
Author: Lalita Tademy
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/25/2007
Helpful Score: 2


This novel, based on fact, details the lives of decendants of pre-Civil War slaves. Family pictures and copies of documents are a wonderful addition. Ms. Tademy has written an amazing family history that should be required reading.


Charming Billy
Charming Billy
Author: Alice McDermott
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 174
Review Date: 3/25/2007
Helpful Score: 2


A National Book Award winner about the Irish-American family and relationships.


City of Thieves
City of Thieves
Author: David Benioff
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/9/2009
Helpful Score: 1


One of the best books I've read this year. The story, two young men on a week's quest at the end of the German onslaught on Russia, seems deceptively simple, but this author makes it so much richer. St. Petersburg, the Germans, Russians, the horror of war, the arts, unexpected friendships and love ... it's all there and so well written that I was, too. I want to read more by Benioff and more about this time period, two measures of an excellent book.


The Complete Book of Food Counts - 6th Edition (Ctn Food Counts)
The Complete Book of Food Counts - 6th Edition (Ctn Food Counts)
Author: Corinne T. Netzer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 16
Review Date: 4/13/2007


This is a 2003 edition, retired library paperback but will still alert you that a small chocolate chip cookie dough Dairy Queen Blizzard has 660 calories.


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dachshunds
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dachshunds
Author: Liz Palika
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 5/2/2007


Like the other "Idiot" books, this covers the subject from tip to tail and all points between.


Cottage Gardens Gardening With the Exper
Cottage Gardens Gardening With the Exper
Author: Mary Moody
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 4/19/2007


Small book with good info on general cottage garden maintenance, plant suggestions and descriptions. Nice photos.


Country Living's Country Look and How to Get It: And How to Get It
Review Date: 4/13/2007


Very good country decorating resource with some instruction/patterns on stamping, stenciling and needlework.


Crow Lake
Crow Lake
Author: Mary Lawson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 217
Review Date: 5/29/2008
Helpful Score: 2


I really enjoyed this book, the characters were very real to me and the setting was described well enough to almost become a character itself. The emotional conflicts between family members were developed and presented exceptionally well. I highly recommend this book.


Cry No More
Cry No More
Author: Linda Howard
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 268
Review Date: 4/6/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Mexican baby-smuggling ring uncovered by mother mourning her abducted son. Good guilty pleasure reading.


Daughter of Fortune
Daughter of Fortune
Author: Isabel Allende, Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/2/2007
Helpful Score: 4


Engrossing story begins in Chile and ends in California, touches on every-day life in Chile, shipping, prostitutes, the Gold Rush and Chinese herbal medicine. And, it's well written.


Dead Man's Walk (Lonesome Dove, Bk 3)
Dead Man's Walk (Lonesome Dove, Bk 3)
Author: Larry McMurtry
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 18
Review Date: 7/1/2007


This is the story of the early days of the Lonesome Dove characters Gus and Call.


Decorate Your Doors
Decorate Your Doors
Author: Edie Stockstill
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 5/15/2007


Very good ideas and help on decorating doors from kitsch to wonderful Pennsylvania Dutch painting. Great patterns and illustrations. Would be very helpful if you want to do handpainting.


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