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Mediterranean Summer hardcover
Kirkus reviews
San Francisco foodie Shalleck pleasantly recreates his sweat-and-glamour season toiling as chef on a yacht cruising the Côte d’Azur.  At the time, he was an...
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Mediterranean Summer hardcover
The New York Times reviews
Summer reading has more to do with charmed lives, blue skies and location, location, location. Just put a chef on a yacht on the Riviera and you have a 327-page...
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WAKE
Kirkus Reviews reviews
  Dealing with an alcoholic single mother and endless hours of working at Heather Nursing Home to raise money for college, high-school senior Janie Hannagan...
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In the Shadow of the Glacier, by Vicki Delany
Publishers Weekly reviews
Publishers Weekly: Delany's intriguing series opener introduces young constable Molly Smith, who almost literally stumbles across a rare murder victim in peaceful...
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In the Shadow of the Glacier, by Vicki Delany
Kirkus Reviews reviews
In the Shadow of the Glacier Kirkus Reviews: A plan to build both a memorial park for Vietnam draft dodgers and a fancy new resort tears a small Canadian town...
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Jew Boy
Front Page San Francisco Chronicle Book Review reviews
Alan Kaufman is a survivor. It took him nearly half a century to realize it. As a kid, he believed ``there was no difference between a victim and a survivor,'' he...
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Peace Corps Writers reviews
"...As with any memorable story about an "other" place, [Urbani] extends a generosity of attention that allows readers to create their own sense of...
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Seattle Weekly reviews
"...[Urbani's] account is a testament to the tenacity of the human spirit - her own and that of the unbreakable Guatemalans. Potential Peace Corps do-gooders...
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The Anatomist
Nature: The Int'l Weekly Journal of Science reviews
 [In addition to telling the stories of Henry Gray and H.V. Carter,] The Anatomist also concerns the progress of a third anatomist: Hayes himself. Early on in his...
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Rain Taxi Review of Books reviews
As the book-length debut by a veteran of the Chicano spoken-word collective Taco Shop Poets, Mahcic reflects the TSP's playful yet socially conscious sensibility,...
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People reviews
MEMOIR “Special needs parents are fools, every one of us,” writes Rummel-Hudson. “We tilt at windmills and charge into battle with the monster, rubber swords...
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HARDBOILED WONDERLAND reviews
"We feel we’re hanging out backstage with the bands while they compare notes on clubs, groupies and record companies. His return subjects, James Ellroy, Ken Bruen...
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Kirkus reviews
With its focus on overcoming adversity and creating positive situations, the narrative could devolve into a blathering self-help book, but Kohler and co-author...
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Vietnam Magazine reviews
Rock 'n' Roll Soldier differs from most Vietnam entertainers' memoirs in that the troupe here did not come courtesy of Bob Hope and the USO. These troubadours in...
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The Commander's Desire
Medieval Book Reviews reviews
Jennette Green's THE COMMANDER'S DESIRE is a quick paced romance read…. [It] focuses on emotion, dynamic encounters and internal transformation more than minute...
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Vampire Romance Books reviews
The 4th book in Terry Spear’s Werewolf series can easily be a stand alone read. In Legend of the White Wolf she takes us on a suspense filled journey to the frozen...
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An Apple Pie for Dinner
Kirkus reviews
The good-hearted text... scans well and will be a welcome addition to a storytime or family read-aloud.
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Livejournal book reviews reviews
Painting from Life is a story of obsession, like it should be when you are talking of art, since only a work born from an artist who suffered to create it is...
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AOL Canada reviews
The girls from Ames – Karla, Kelly, Marilyn, Jane, Jenny, Karen, Cathy, Angela, Sally, Diana and Sheila – developed a close friendship growing up in Iowa in the...
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Assocated Content reviews
The Girls from Ames is a new book written by Wall Street Journal Writer Jeffrey Zaslow. The story of the girls came from one of Zaslow's columns about friendship....
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