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Smart Writing, A Tale Well Told, Historical Fiction, and FUN!

By Amy Stewart. I loved this book!

Full disclosure? This book cost me several hours of sleep. I dove into the review copy I was sent one evening and had a hard time putting it down. Two nights in a row. This is a delicious romp of a novel, and perfect for those who like smart writing, a tale well told, and

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A Book For Lovers of Flavorful Food

It’s my opinion that every foodie should be a gardener. You won’t find anything more flavorful than food that’s been fresh picked. And anyone who likes to cook, whether they define themselves as foodies or not, should be raising herbs. Being able to step outside your kitchen door and snip the plants that take your

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More Than a Dictionary/Glossary

This book is illustrated with many color photos.

What I love about Garden-pedia: An A-to-Z Guide to Gardening Terms is that it’s not just a text list of definitions. This book is as conversational and colorful as it is informative. Each term is clearly defined in one sentence, with a followup paragraph that gives more information to expand the reader’s understanding. The authors,

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Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: A Field Guide

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The first time I opened this book I said to myself, “Wow – let’s put Peter Del Tredici in charge of all the plant field guides!” This is the weed id book I’ve always longed for. So many field guides to weeds either have a couple of drawings which never, somehow, look like the plant

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You Are One of Them

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This novel, You Are One of Them by Elliott Holt, is a story about how we view ourselves, the power of childhood friendships, and learning to see the past through adult eyes. It’s a tale of growing up during the cold war, living with a parent who struggles with mental illness, and the difficulty of

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Plants With Benefits

Written by Helen Yoest and published by St. Lynn's Press

An Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers & Veggies in Your Garden

What a fun book! Did you know that cardamom was mentioned as an aphrodisiac in The Arabian Nights? Or that Cleopatra anointed herself with lavender before getting it on with Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony? And walnuts? Well, I’ll let

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