Susannah

Finding Nouf

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780547237787
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Published: Mariner Books - May 6th, 2009

The first of a series of literary mysteries set in Saudi Arabia. (the 3rd is now out in hardback).  Finding Nouf  gives us an enlightening picture of the lives of everyday Saudi men and women, the common frustration at the constraints of the pious and strict society and a thoroughly addictive couple of sleuths in Nayir ash-Sharqi, a desert guide and Katya Hijazi a lab technician and educated modern woman who dares to work in public and uncover her face.

Susannah


Bear Country

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Bear Country: North America's Grizzly, Black and Polar Bears Cover Image
By Steven Kazlowski (Photographer)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781594856754
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Published: Mountaineers Books - September 1st, 2012

A gorgeous book of photos of American bears.  This collection will be appreciated by both serious naturalists or those merely looking for the "aw" factor.  It is wonderful to see such joyful pictures of polar bears and a reminder that we should do everything possible to save the environment of these magnificent animals.
Susannah


399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780761168256
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Published: Workman Publishing - September 25th, 2012

They say it only takes 10 to 15 minutes a day AND it's fun....hopefully after I've finished this book I'll never forget anyone's name again, or where I parked the damn car.

Susannah
age 51 and already having "senior moments"


Horten's Miraculous Mechanism

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Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery, & a Very Strange Adventure Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781402798061
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Sterling Children's Books - April 3rd, 2012

A little bit whacky, a lot mysterious and a totally captivating read for middle grade readers.  Pint sized Stuart Horten (S. Horten, get it?) and his family move back to their home town and a grand adventure begins.  Full of clues, magic and larger than life characters, the search for what happened to Stuart's uncle and magician Teeny Tiny Tony Horton can't fail to delight.

Susannah


Capital

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780393082074
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 11th, 2012

A great fat London novel that cleverly exposes all the grubbiness, fragmentation and materialism of society which now prevail.  By focusing on one street and many of the new immigrants currently found there, Lanchester is less Dickens and maybe more Studs Turkel but the stories are always believable, heartbreaking, funny and human.    Loved it.

Susannah


Killer Stuff and Tons of Money

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Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: An Insider's Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques, and Collecting Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143121053
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Penguin Books - May 29th, 2012

A killer read and enthralling sneak peak behind the scenes of the modern day antique business.  It includes an honest look at the Brimfield Fair from a dealer's point of view, and features eye-widening information on addictive collecting and an amazing amount of knowledge and antiquing tips on how not to appear a rank amateur.  Truly fascinating reading for anyone even slightly interested in the business and for those of us who have ever been seduced by a "unique" find or deal.

Susannah


Richard Scarry’s The Great Pie Robbery & other mysteries

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$12.95
ISBN: 9781402758232
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Sterling - August 1st, 2008

A treat for all the fans of Richard Scarry’s Busy Town oeuvre and his magnum opus, Cars and Trucks and Things That go.  The Great Pie Robbery contains 3 delightfully funny, busy mysteries solved by detectives Sam Cat and Dudley Pig and featuring many favorite characters from Busy Town.  Sure to be read over and over……. and over and over……….

Susannah


Killer Stuff and Tons of Money

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Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: An Insider's Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques, and Collecting Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143121053
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Penguin Books - May 29th, 2012

A killer read and enthralling sneak peak behind the scenes of the modern day antique business.  It includes an honest look at the Brimfield Fair from a dealer's point of view,  and features eye-widening information on addictive collecting and an amazing amount of knowledge and antiquing tips on how not to appear a rank amateur.  Truly fascinating reading for anyone even slightly interested in the business and for those of us who have ever been seduced by a "unique" find or deal.

Susannah


The Bluebird Effect

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The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780547003092
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 20th, 2012

A delightful book of skillful backyard birding, organized by season and species and illustrated with the author's beautiful sketches and paintings.  From talking starlings and rescued bluebirds to starving turkey vultures, each chapter provides entertainment, educates and draws back the curtain on the private lives of the birds we see so often but never really know.  

Susannah


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