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The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food

This book will make you think! Chef Dan Barber has written an informative and intriguing book on his quest and vision for the future of American cuisine, what he calls the “third plate.” With the perspective of a chef, Barber travels to different parts of the world and draws upon the wisdom of chefs and farming communities who are doing radical things to make a more healthy and sustainable future. What is the “third plate?” Read and find out! --Anastasia

ISBN-13: 9781594204074
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Published: Penguin Press HC, The, 5/2014

Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scents

Artisan perfumer Mandy Aftel takes readers on a journey through the captivating world of scents and their significance in ancient times and today. Part history, storytelling, and philosophy, readers will learn the art of smelling and appreciating many different aromatic ingredients. Each Chapter includes recipes for easy to make fragrances, edibles and drinks from home. A very fascinating read! -Anastasia

ISBN-13: 9781594631412
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Published: Riverhead Hardcover, 10/2014

Never Fade

The second installment of this series is much longer and drawn out than the last, but just as good.

The struggle of the Childrens league continues, and it's full of action and adventure! Ruby has to make a lot of big decisions in this book, and it helps her and the other characters develop beautifully and grow up right before our eyes.

If you like dystopian books with a lot of action and fight scenes and some mild romance then this is perfect!

ISBN-13: 9781423159339
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Published: Disney-Hyperion, 9/2014


Moriarty (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780062377180
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Published: Harper, 12/2014
I love reading Sherlock Holmes spinoffs, and Horowitz is one of the best out there.  This mystery, set just after the "death" of Holmes at Reichenbach Falls, features a pair of detectives with a definite Holmes-Watson dynamic.  Each suspects that Moriarty may have survived the encounter with Holmes and may still be wreaking havoc in London.  Full of red herrings & ground-shifting plot twists, this book will make you want to start rereading as soon as you finish it!

Crimson Bound (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780062224767
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, 5/2015
Wow, I loved this book! A powerful yet conflicted heroine, living in a world reminiscent of an 18th century Versailles threatened by a forest out of Grimm's darkest fairy tales.... I loved Cruel Beauty but I loved this one even more.  High-stakes action, romance, darkness & redemption... this book is can't-put-it-down fantastic!

Fear the Darkness

ISBN-13: 9780312622954
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Published: Minotaur Books, 1/2015
Masterman's Rage Against the Dying was a powerful first foray into the mystery & suspense genre.  Fear the Darkness is even moreso.  People you think you know & love are not who you think they are at all! Brigid is @ her most vulnerable in a deadly cat & mouse game between two women.  Is it her niece, Gemma Kate or her BFF Mallory who are trying to bring her life to an end? Dear Reader -- this Reviewer will not tell!  Work your way through to a satisfying ending.

Bones Never Lie

Bones Never Lie (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780345544018
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Published: Bantam, 9/2014
Hands down, this title is Kathy Reich's most psychologically chilling book to date.  Murders of children (in this story, girls ages 12 & up) are always troubling but in this case, the methods used & the killer is especially terrifying.  Tempe Brennan is being taunted with these murders which have movd from Canada to the USA.  Not only that, but after a nearly 30 year absence, the killer is back.  Follow Tempe, Ryan (sexy, but troubled Canadian cop) & Skinny (obese, slovenly, but smart detective) as they work against time to a resolution of the murders.

Food: A Love Story

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Food: A Love Story (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780804140416
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Published: Crown Archetype, 10/2014
Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan.  If you're old enough to remember the Life cereal commercials with Mikey "who'll eat any thing" you'll appreciate Jim's homage to food & eating.  WARNING!! Do not eat & drink while reading this book, you'll either choke to death or spew liquid from your nose & mouth - it's funny!  Because Jim is a successful stand up comedian, he travels extensively & eats the same way.  Descriptors are hilarious, as are imagined interactions between the "eatie" (Jim's term - he's not a foodie!) & whoever he's talking with.  Some might consider the humor low brow, but then they're probably snobby & don't find much humor in anything. - Kathy

Die Again

Tess Gerritsen is now officially my new favourite crime novelist!

'Die again' - while I suspected it to be cheesy and predictable - was actually anything but! Right up until the last chapter, I had no idea who the killer was, and the narrative flowed so smoothly I barely even noticed that I was staying up til the early morning hours to read 'just one more page'.

After a prestigious taxidermist is brutally killed, Rizzoli and Isles have to find the killer - but while on his tracks, they seem to be finding more and more bodies that are connected to the killer. Their hunt takes Rizzoli all the way to the African bush, and Maura has to face some truths about herself and who she is.   


ISBN-13: 9780345543851
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Published: Ballantine Books, 12/2014


This book is fantastically written! It's full of action packed passages worth savoring. Full of killer twists and turns, this book will leave the reader aching for the sequel. This emotional book will make your heart race, palms sweat and eyes cry! Highly recommended. - Sue M

Undertow (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780544348257
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company, 5/2015

Teddy Mars Book #1: Almost a world record breaker

A funny, laugh out loud book about a boy who is trying to stand out from his six siblings by breaking a world record with the help of some pidgeons!

ISBN-13: 9780062278104
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books, 3/2015

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