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Sense & Sensibility

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ISBN: 9780062200464
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Published: HarperTorch - October 29th, 2013

The first in a series of modern versions of Austen's classics. Marianne drowns her sorrows in Taylor Swift songs, Elinor is determined to become an architect even if John did inherit all the money, and Trollope's Willoughby is just as smarmy as the original.

Sarah


Rose Under Fire

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ISBN: 9781423183099
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 10th, 2013

American pilot Rose Justice survives Ravensbruck, but escaping from the concentration camp doesn't mean her experience is over. This follow-up to Code Name Verity (not a sequel, though several characters appear in this book) is about survival in all its forms, loyalty, and what we owe each other.

Sarah


The Hub's Metropolis

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ISBN: 9780262018753
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Published: Mit Press - March 22nd, 2013

Somerville rowhouses, huge building lots in Weston, stately homes along Comm. Ave. in Newton -- there's a reason for every aspect of the Boston area's built environment. Read about the accidental and deliberate design decisions that led to the region we know today, and then go see for yourself, using the walking tour suggestions throughout the book.

Sarah


The Ruby in the Smoke

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ISBN: 9780375845161
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Published: Ember - September 9th, 2008

In 1870s London, Sally Lockhart investigates her father's murder. She finds herself part of a bigger mystery involving smuggling and the secrets of the British Empire, and along the way she picks up friends and allies, including a rogue office boy, a pair of hapless photographers, an actress, and a boxer-turned-minister.

Sarah


Poison Penmanship

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By Jessica Mitford, Jane Smiley (Preface by)
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ISBN: 9781590173558
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Published: NYRB Classics - September 7th, 2010

Jessica Mitford takes readers through a guided tour of her investigative journalism that covered everything from California prison conditions to luxury weight loss spas. In this collection, she follows each piece with her own commentary and insider tips, making the book a must for aspiring writers.

Sarah


Letters from Skye

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ISBN: 9780345542601
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Published: Ballantine Books - July 9th, 2013

A love affair that crosses two continents and encompasses two wars begins with a chatty letter from David, a young American to his new favorite poet, Elspeth Dunn, sent in 1912. The book is a novel-in-letters, a complicated and passionate story that Elspeth's daughter pieces together while the bombs begin to fall on Britain in 1940.

Sarah


Cinnamon & Gunpowder

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ISBN: 9780374123666
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - June 4th, 2013

What Owen really wants is a kitchen worthy of his culinary talents. What he has is the galley of a pirate ship, where he's expected to produce a gourmet meal each week for his captor, Mad Hannah Mabbot. Hannah and Owen spar over piracy, cuisine, and escape attempts in this novel that ranks with the classic pirate stories.

Sarah


Deadline Artists

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ISBN: 9781468300543
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 25th, 2012

This collection brings together some of the best newspaper columns from the last 150 years, from famous names like H.L. Mencken and Dave Barry to brilliant unknowns who understand the power of a well-written sentence.

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