May 2013

Bunker Hill

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Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution (The American Revolution Series #1) By Nathaniel Philbrick Cover Image
$32.95
ISBN: 9780670025442
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Published: Viking - April 30th, 2013

Philbrick’s clear and entertaining prose brings an old story to life. Live with our patriots and marvel at their heroism and foibles. Washington, Warren, Knox, Bunker Hill, Breed’s Hill and Battle Road. Loyalists, Generals, Admirals, and mad King George. Boston occupied and under siege! Enjoy and marvel at the exploits as Philbrick enthralls us – again!

Jane Jacobs


Daddy Long-Legs and Dear Enemy

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Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy By Jean Webster, Elaine Showalter (Introduction by), Elaine Showalter (Notes by) Cover Image
By Jean Webster, Elaine Showalter (Introduction by), Elaine Showalter (Notes by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143039068
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 30th, 2004

This pair of hundred-year-old novels could almost have been written yesterday. In Daddy Long-Legs, an anonymous benefactor sends orphan Judy Abbott to college, and she sends him monthly updates on university life. In Dear Enemy, Judy's former classmate becomes an unwilling orphanage superintendent and surrogate mother to an ever-changing brood.

Sarah



I Await the Devil's Coming

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I Await the Devil's Coming (Neversink) By Mary MacLane, Jessa Crispin (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Mary MacLane, Jessa Crispin (Introduction by)
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781612191942
Published: Melville House - March 19th, 2013

Equal parts Nietzsche, Emma Goldman, Oscar Wilde, and Dickinson/Whitman, Mary MacLane’s portrait of herself is an exuberant, daring, and brilliant book from a vibrant intellect. MacLane’s passion and philosophy might  raise a few contemporary eyebrows, but that she wrote this book when she was 19 years old in 1901 is just astonishing. 2013 might be the year this forgotten talent gets her due.

Josh


The Bromeliad Trilogy

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The Bromeliad Trilogy: Truckers, Diggers, and Wings By Terry Pratchett Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780060094935
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Published: HarperCollins - September 30th, 2003

Originally published individually as three books, this middle reader gem is a brilliant introduction for the young reader into Pratchett's subversive, clever and humorous fantasy.   Set in a department store and featuring a clan of nomes, it is part adventure, part satire and part parable and a whole lot of fun.   My tip of the hat to Terry Pratchett who is bravely facing the end of his writing career and will be sorely missed by fans of all ages.

 

Susannah


Second Person Singular

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Second Person Singular By Sayed Kashua, Mitch Ginsburg (Translator) Cover Image
By Sayed Kashua, Mitch Ginsburg (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802121202
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Published: Grove Press - March 19th, 2013

I *loved* this page-turning, addictive story about the disguises two men wear for others and for themselves. An Arab-Israeli lawyer finds a love letter in a book and all of a sudden his perfect life falls apart. Turn the page for the story of a nameless Arab social worker who becomes the caretaker of a vegetative Jewish man. How, where and why they come together will surprise you and defy your expectations at every turn, make you smile and cry and break your heart. It's a winner!

Marie


Saltie, A Cookbook

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Saltie: A Cookbook By Caroline Fidanza, Gentyl & Hyers (Photographs by), Anna Dunn, Rebecca Collerton, Elizabeth Schula Cover Image
$25.00
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ISBN: 9781452103020
Published: Chronicle Books - October 10th, 2012

Saltie is a tiny sandwich shop in Brooklyn that my daughter adores. She gave me their cookbook for Christmas and to my delight, I savored each and every page.  It has the best focaccia recipe, made to cut into squares, split and use for sandwiches. There is homemade mayonnaise, pesto and pistou...all that will guarantee the most delectable sandwiches. If you think you know how to make eggs, you must read the recipes for Soft-Scrambled and Sunny Eggs Three Ways, even Hard Boiled and Pickled!!!  Buy it, read it, cook from it, you will be delighted.

Barbara


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