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Erica Bauermeister

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Erica Bauermeister is the NYT bestselling author of four novels -- The Scent Keeper (a Reese's Book Club pick), The School of Essential Ingredients,, Joy for Beginners, and The Lost Art of Mixing. Her memoir, House Lessons, will be published by Sasquatch March 24th, 2020. She is also the co-author of 500 Great Books by Women: A Reader's Guide and Let's Hear It For the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. She currently lives in Port Townsend, Wa with her husband and 238 wild deer. ...more

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Not currently -- although I also said I wasn't going to do a sequel to School of Essential Ingredients, so I never say never these days.
I do have a new novel out now —The Scent Keeper—and a memoir about a renovation and how our built environments affect us (House Lessons coming out March 2020.)(less)
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The Scent Keeper

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The School of Essential Ing...

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Joy for Beginners

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The Lost Art of Mixing

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The Year of the Unexpected

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"How if forgiveness of what is not acknowledged forgiveness at all?"

Joanne Tompkins has written an extraordinary novel in What Comes After. You might think it's a thriller (there is a murder, a cover-up, and plenty of guilt in plenty of characters),
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House Lessons by Erica Bauermeister
"With my own life in flux, planning a move to yet another country and my 35th home, I devoured this book with far more interest than I anticipated. Erica Baumeister's novels have enchanted me. Her memoir of buying a dilapidated house in Port Townsend " Read more of this review »
House Lessons by Erica Bauermeister
"really enjoyed this, great story telling and has inspired me to make my house more of a home. learned a lot about this topic.

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"This was a fantastic book. I love memoirs, and this has the marvelous advantage of covering over 20 years of life/events, so it has a richness and perspective that is so rewarding. It's one of those books I would stop reading and think about for a fe" Read more of this review »
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“Each person's heart breaks in it's own way. Every cure will be different, but there are some things we all need. Before anything else, we need to feel safe.”
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“Life is beautiful. Some people just remind you of that more than others.”
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“They said - Adults need to have fun so children will want to grow up.”
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The Help
 
  1138 votes 17.3%

The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
 
  663 votes 10.1%

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  132 votes 2.0%

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  104 votes 1.6%

A Gate at the Stairs
 
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The Weight of Silence
 
  91 votes 1.4%

That Old Cape Magic
 
  78 votes 1.2%

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet
 
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Await Your Reply
 
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The School of Essential Ingredients
 
  62 votes 0.9%

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