February 2013

Travels with Epicurus

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Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life By Daniel Klein Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143121930
Published: Penguin Books - October 30th, 2012

Taking Epicurus as his guide, Klein meditates on a philosophy of old age while on an extended visit to the Greek Island of Hydra. His choice of epigraph neatly sums up the heart of this little gem of a book, “Not what we have, but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.”

Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

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The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig By Eugene Trivizas, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eugene Trivizas, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689815287
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 1st, 1997

This very funny fractured fairy tale with delicious illustrations by the legendary Helen Oxenbury, will appeal to any young child who just loves knocking things down!   This big bad pig is a can-do kind of fellow and the wolves so post-modern in their choice of house building materials, that an unusual solution to the mayhem has to be found.   


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Rebecca By Daphne Du Maurier Cover Image
ISBN: 9780380730407
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 5th, 2006

When it’s cold outside, cuddle up with this classic tale of psychological suspense about a naive young girl married to a mysterious older man and living with him in his elegant mansion, which seems to be haunted by the spirit of his dead wife. Is it haunted, or is it that the housekeeper is out to get her? Moody, atmospheric and guaranteed to keep you turning the pages, Rebecca is a gripping tale not to be missed.

Pirates at the Plate

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Pirates at the Plate By Aaron Frisch, Mark Summers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aaron Frisch, Mark Summers (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781568462103
Published: Creative Editions - August 29th, 2012

This wild game of baseball is unlike any you will ever see. But with it’s memories of warm summer evenings, childhood games, and the distant voice of your mother calling you in for dinner, this book brings the season a little closer.

Lust for Life

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Lust for Life By Irving Stone Cover Image
ISBN: 9780452262492
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Published: Plume - June 1st, 1984

It’s February, and time to settle into a good book. This novel, based largely on his letters to his brother Theo, is an intimate view of the complicated and tumultuous life of Vincent Van Gogh. It was so captivating, that when the end drew near I put it down and walked away, unable to bear the thought of finishing it.

An Army of Phantoms

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An Army of Phantoms: American Movies and the Making of the Cold War By J. Hoberman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781595588333
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Published: New Press - September 4th, 2012

A delicious sociopolitical examination/rumination of the Cold War US via popular culture.  Though primarily a film critic, Hoberman has always put his reviews (even back when he was the Village Voice film critic) in a larger cultural context.  It lives up to the cover art!


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