Monthly Archives: April 2011

Stay Close by Libby Cataldi

  In Stay Close, Libby Cataldi, the former head of the Calverton School (a private school in Maryland), writes from her own point of view about the challenges and worry she has faced as the mother of a son with … Continue reading

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Professional Baking Fifth Edition by Wayne Gisslen

Wayne Gisslen’s Professional Baking is my new baking Bible.  If you need to bake anything, it will be in this one massive textbook.  Learn how to make chocolate truffles, blown sugar decorations, Amish pretzels, brioches, éclairs, or petits fours all … Continue reading

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Dewey: the Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron

When I first picked up this book I figured that it would be all about the cat. Of course, much of it was, but there is a lot more to this book. The author, Vicki Myron, also writes about her … Continue reading

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

Bauby, using only his reflections and left eyelid, has written a languorous and wistful memoir. As a victim of “locked in” syndrome after a massive stroke, Bauby was confined to his bed or wheelchair, unable to move except for his … Continue reading

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Top 10 Prague (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

As a Prague native, I like looking at books about Prague, especially, guidebooks. I am always curious to see what recommendations are made to visitors coming to my home town. Recently, I have picked up a DK Eyewitness travel guide, … Continue reading

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The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

This debut novel takes a slightly different look at plantation life at the turn of the 19th Century. At its onset, Lavinia, a seven-year-old orphaned Irish indentured servant, is taken to live with black slaves in the Kitchen House of … Continue reading

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A Garden In Paris by Stephanie Grace Whitson

In A Garden In Paris, Mary Kathleen Davis was once a vibrant young woman with hopes and dreams for a beautiful future.  Now, 26 years later, she is a widow, emotionally separated from her only daughter Elizabeth, and trying desperately … Continue reading

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Mystic Warriors by Rosanne Bittner

          In Mystic Warriors, the third of the Mystic Indian series, the sacred white buffalo robe has been stolen from the Lakota people.  Buffalo Dreamer, a holy woman, knows that much misery will befall them from such a loss, but … Continue reading

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In the Company of Others by Jan Karon

In this second book in The Father Tim series, Father Tim and Cynthia have traveled to a B & B in Ireland for some R & R and soon become involved with owner’s families and other guests. There is a … Continue reading

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Chosen by Chandra Hoffman

Chloe Pinter loves helping families realize their dream of having children through her job at a private adoption agency. And she’s good at it. But as one family’s dreams come closer to fruition, another family’s dreams are shattered, and Chloe … Continue reading

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