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The Lost Art of Dress

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The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780465036714
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Published: Basic Books (AZ) - April 29th, 2014

Even if you've never touched a sewing machine, you'll be planning a trip to the fabric store by the time you finish this history of American clothing. Dress isn't just a matter of fashion here: it's politics, domestic science, economics, and a barometer of women's roles in an evolving world.

Sarah


The Family Romanov

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780375867828
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - July 8th, 2014

The story of the last Russian tsar and his family, with their palaces, intrigues, and pastimes, is woven through with first-person accounts of ordinary Russian children from the same time period, for a well-rounded and compelling portrait of the Russian Revolution that adults will enjoy as much as younger readers.

Sarah


Spare Parts

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$14.00
ISBN: 9780374534981
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Published: Fsg Originals - December 2nd, 2014

It's a feel-good story- inner-city high school students learn to build robots and in a national competition on a shoestring budget, defeating teams from Caltech and MIT -- with a twist: most of the students are undocumented immigrants from Mexico, living in a time of increasing deportations, and their undocumented status means that college, jobs, and the other elements of a happy ending are just out of each.


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The Perfect Place

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780547255194
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Published: Clarion Books - November 4th, 2014

It can't be a coincidence that Great-Aunt Grace's initials spell GAG. Treasure knows it's the beginning of a disaster when her mother leaves her in Black Lake, Virginia for the summer. She'll be happy to move on as soon as her parents find a new place to live. But somehow, despite everything from Vacation Bible School catastrophes to cleaning every inch of GAG's candy store, Black Lake turns out to be hard to hate -- and it just might be the perfect place for Treasure's family after all.

Sarah


Serving Victoria

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ISBN: 9780062269928
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 22nd, 2014

From equerries and ladies-in-waiting to grooms and scullery maids, it took thousands of people to keep Queen Victoria's palaces running. Most kept quiet about royal secrets during Victoria's reign, but their letters and diaries reveal everything from the mundane to the scandalous.Sarah


Brazen

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780670014019
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Published: Viking Children's Books - June 12th, 2014

Mary Howard is one of the minor figures at Henry VIII's court, married off to the king's illegitimate son as a pawn in the fight over who will inherit Henry's crown. Longshore imagines the details of Mary's life, from her loves to her friendships and her own role in the Tudor drama.

 

Sarah


The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780385376525
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Published: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - July 22nd, 2014

Two dads, four brothers, and a fair bit of chaos keep the Fletcher family going. From school (Eli was excited about his gifted program until he got there) to crotchety neighbors (who have some good stories) to holidays (especially Halloween), join them for a busy year.

 

Sarah


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