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An Officer and A Spy

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ISBN: 9780385349581
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - January 28th, 2014

Bestselling author Robert Harris (Fatherland) explores in novel form the legendary Dreyfus Affair through the character of George Picquot, a diehard military man who begins to suspect that Dreyfus was framed.  Jewish and wealthy, Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of treason on trumped up evidence and Picquot’s investigation leads to many disturbing conclusions, both political and social.  C’est honteux!

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Provence, 1970

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ISBN: 9780307718341
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - October 22nd, 2013

Take Julia Child add Paul Child, M. F. K. Fisher, and Richard Olnay, mix in Simone Beck and James Beard and you have a recipe for a fascinating book on how these authors/cooks/chefs came together in Provence, 1970 and changed the American gastronomical world.  A perfect gift for the Foodie in the family. Nathan


The New York Stories

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By John O'Hara, Steven Goldleaf (Editor), Steven Goldleaf (Introduction by), E. L. Doctorow (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780143107095
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 27th, 2013

Mix yourself a martini and sit down with this collection of short stories written by one of America’s foremost authors, John O’Hara, who had more of his stories published in The New Yorker than any other in the history of the magazine.  Sophisticated, witty, always sharply written, these stories are filled with a wide range of characters – society swells, dames and bartenders, young marrieds and stockbrokers. Written in the years 1930 – 1965, The New York Stories give us a glimpse into a world long gone.

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The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France

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ISBN: 9780062088062
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 26th, 2013

Take a culinary journey with author John Baxter through the world of French cooking from Paris to Nice to Normandy to Alsace-Lorraine.  Along the way he tells the fascinating history of certain foods, exotic ingredients, restaurants, both good and bad, and the lives of the famous and infamous, all to be found in the remarkable world of French haute cuisine.  Bon appetit!

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TransAtlantic

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ISBN: 9781400069590
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Published: Random House - June 4th, 2013

Author of the bestselling Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann weaves three seemingly disparate stories into one:  the visit of Frederick Douglass to Ireland in 1845 where he sees the famine firsthand and meets a young Irish girl who flees her homeland for America; the flight across the Atlantic by two World War I veterans in 1919; and the trials of former Senator George Mitchell, as he tries to broker an Irish peace in 1998.  This book is a brilliant combination of fact and fiction written by a master craftsman.

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Live by Night

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ISBN: 9780062197757
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 14th, 2013

Bestselling author (Mystic River, The Given Day) Dennis Lehane’s latest novel about those who “live by night and dance fast” – this book tells the riveting story of the epic rise and fall of Boston gangster Joe Coughlin during the Roaring Twenties and Prohibition.

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The Pursuit of Love & Love in a Cold Climate

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ISBN: 9780307740816
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Published: Vintage - August 10th, 2010

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ISBN: 9780307740823
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Published: Vintage - August 10th, 2010

Read together these two irresistibly charming novels show the fascinating world inhabited by the British Upper class of the 1920’s and ‘30’s in all is sparking glory. Nancy Mitford was the eldest of the famed Mitford sisters and her novels are a barely disguised story of her family with all its aristocratic eccentricities intact and on display front and center.These books are a look back at world long gone, but always fascinating.


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Jack the Ripper and the Case for Scotland Yard’s Prime Suspect

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By Robert House, Roy Hazelwood (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780470938997
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Published: Wiley - May 1st, 2011

From the Duke of Clarence to artist Walter Sickert, there have been dozens of Jack the Ripper suspects.  Well-known Ripperologist Robert House, methodically combines historical research and contemporary methods to solve this enduring mystery, which has fascinated the world since the first gruesome murder in 1888.  

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Caveat Emptor

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ISBN: 9781605983608
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Published: Pegasus Books - August 15th, 2012

Buyer beware indeed!  Ken Perenyi spent over thirty years creating masterful forgeries fooling everyone along the way from New York to London. A self-taught artist with a knack for mimicry, this book is a confession of sorts. Due to financial straits Perenyi was forced to create his fakes in order to survive. With great detail on the process of creating and selling a painting, Caveat Emptor is a fascinating look into the art world, auction houses, wealthy patrons and the ethics of forgery.

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Beautiful Ruins

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ISBN: 9780061928123
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Published: Harper - June 12th, 2012

In 1962 the world was scandalized when Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton fell in love on the set of their epic movie Cleopatra in Rome.  Beautiful Ruins returns to this romantic time weaving their story with that of Pasquale, a young Italian, who falls in love with a dying American actress working on the film.  Is she truly dying, or merely pregnant?  Nearly fifty years pass until we find out the truth.

 

 

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