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97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement
3.63
For me, the most memorable parts of Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, a coming-of-age novel set in the tenements of Brooklyn, involve food. When ...more
Dec 18, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
 
Fly by Night (Fly By Night, #1)
3.75
Among the many changes that came with the publication success of the Harry Potter series was the freedom to publish books for children and teens with ...more
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Jul 15, 2010
 
Clara and Mr. Tiffany
3.64
Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland is the delightful fictionalized story of Clara Driscoll and the years she worked with Louis Comfort Tiffany at ...more
Feb 23, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
 
The Fire (The Eight #2)
3.18
It’s been five years since The Da Vinci Code triggered an avalanche of imitators–thrillers featuring codes and ciphers, arcane knowledge, and ancient ...more
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Jul 21, 2010
 
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
3.84
Are you looking for a more comprehensive and scientific approach to hoarding than the one given by the cable television shows Hoarding: Buried Alive o ...more
Nov 05, 2010
Nov 09, 2010
 
Kingbird Highway: The Biggest Year in the Life of an Extreme Birder
4.18
To prepare for my upcoming trip to Ecuador I visited a doctor to update my inoculations. I explained that I was going to South America to look for bir ...more
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Jul 15, 2010
 
The Stories of John Cheever
4.27
Could you imagine being Susan Cheever and being told when you are an adult that a temper tantrum you had as a child served as the source for one of yo ...more
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Jul 09, 2010
 
Let's Spend the Night Together: Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies
3.57
Lindsey’s headed back to rehab. Paris is lying low. Nicole’s being good for the time being. What to do for celebrity sleaze?

Among the classics of the
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Jul 15, 2010
 
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
4.12
The recommendation came to me from a book group I had been invited to attend, and it happened to be perfect timing. I had just finished Jess Walters’s ...more
Feb 05, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
 
Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
3.96
A Cold, Snowy Russian Mystery

No, I’m not talking about the Sochi Olympics. I’m talking about Donnie Eichar’s book Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story
...more
Feb 12, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
 
Paris Letters
3.80
Author Janice MacLeod dreamed of Paris and made her dream a reality through planning, checklists, and determination.
Janice MacLeod was “living the dre
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Apr 15, 2015
 
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
4.01
Showing a pre-publication copy (thanks, Jason!) to a friend, I surprised myself a little by saying “Greatest living author.” My wife is fond of pointi ...more
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Jul 08, 2010
 
Watch My Baby Grow
3.64
There are many books on infant development that contain pages and pages of text. Authors use word after word after word after word to explain the scie ...more
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Feb 11, 2015
 
Bone Fire
3.51
Mark Spragg’s Unfinished Life is in my top 20 list of all-time favorite books (and it was a great movie too starring Robert Redford, Jennifer Lopez, a ...more
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Jul 08, 2010
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.29

Europe during World War II is the setting of many novels and it’s really no surprise. Such horror, fear, and devastation create an environment ripe fo

...more
Jul 14, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
 
Blue Smoke and Murder (St. Kilda Consulting #4)
3.85
There’s just something about listening to a story read aloud. Especially when you find a magic combination between author and performer. And I’ve foun ...more
Aug 24, 2010
Aug 25, 2010
 
Nights of Rain and Stars
3.64
Five tourists meet at a restaurant in Greece. A tragedy unfolds in the harbor below, creating a bond of sympathy between the five and the restaurant o ...more
Aug 04, 2006
Mar 25, 2010
 
Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town
3.81
Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town by Susan Hand Shetterly is a lovely book. Shetterly chronicles the three decades she has lived in Mai ...more
Feb 17, 2010
Mar 22, 2010
 
Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation
3.84
Console Wars by Blake J. Harris is a narrative account of the rivalry between Sega and Nintendo, the two video game behemoths of the nineties. The boo ...more
Jun 16, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
 
Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
4.25
Ways to effectively learn have always been interesting to me. In my quest for information/validation for the way I personally choose to gain new knowl ...more
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Feb 11, 2015
 
Blue on Blue
4.03
Blue on Blue is Dianne White’s first book. It is written in a rhyming text that is short and sweet. The book depicts a day that is bright and beautifu ...more
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Apr 15, 2015
 
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
4.13
Sam and Dave have dug a hole in my mind. At the risk of sounding like a heretic in the realm of children’s librarians, I’ll admit that I’ve not been a ...more
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Feb 11, 2015
 
The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse
4.05
A new picture book biography by Patricia MacLachlan is special in every way. The reviews have been great and it’s no wonder. The text is spare and sui ...more
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Apr 15, 2015
 
Best Food Writing 2014
4.00
Best Food Writing 2014, edited by Holly Hughes, is a delightful collection from food writers of all stripes; from chef-writers and food bloggers to fo ...more
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Feb 12, 2015
 
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
3.78
My True Love Gave to Me is a collection of twelve holiday stories by popular young adult authors. I was initially drawn to it because Rainbow Rowell s ...more
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Mar 03, 2015
 
The Hundred-Foot Journey
3.52
I love books made into movies. I like to compare the two, think about which one I like better (it’s usually the book), and talk to others about what t ...more
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Feb 11, 2015
 
Yes Please
3.79
Maya Angelou once said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you mad ...more
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Feb 11, 2015
 
Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words
3.84
Malka Marom‘s new book chronicles her conversations and friendship with Joni Mitchell beginning in 1973 and culminating in their final interview in 20 ...more
not set
Mar 03, 2015
 
Pennyroyal Academy (Pennyroyal Academy, #1)
3.73
I’ve been reading this book on the bus, before bed, while I cook, and even on my walk home. It has been my constant companion since I first became ent ...more
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Apr 15, 2015
 
Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold
4.27
Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold written by Joyce Sidman is a lovely new picture book of poems suitable for grade K to grade 4. Although ther ...more
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Apr 15, 2015
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