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Smart Cookie: Transform Store-Bought Cookies Into Amazing Treats & Hello Kitty Crochet

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Smart Cookie: Transform Store-Bought Cookies Into Amazing Treats & Hello Kitty Crochet

“Smart Cookie: Transform Store-Bought Cookies Into Amazing Treats” by Christi Farr Johnstone (Running Press, $16)   “Hello Kitty Crochet” by Mei Li Lee (Quirk Books, $14.95) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Two new books are aimed at...

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City of Stairs

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

City of Stairs

“City of Stairs” by Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway Books, $15) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   “City of Stairs” takes place in a fascinating alternate Asia, a world where the mundane and the miraculous have struck an uneasy...

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Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park

“Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park” by Matthew Gilbert (Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Anyone who has ever been owned by a dog will appreciate this delightful new book. When...

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Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

“Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time” by Brigid Schulte (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26) Reviewed by Molly Ford   Are you on a treadmill of “to-do’s” that never come off your list?...

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Hitchcock’s Partner in Suspense: The Life of Screenwriter Charles Bennett

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Hitchcock’s Partner in Suspense: The Life of Screenwriter Charles Bennett

“Hitchcock’s Partner in Suspense: The Life of Screenwriter Charles Bennett” edited by John Charles Bennett (University Press of Kentucky, $40) Reviewed by Larry Cox   In 1928, British actor Charles Bennett’s play “Blackmail,” starring Tallulah Bankhead, opened...

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Seconds

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Seconds

“Seconds” by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Ballantine, $25) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   It seems like Katie’s life should be pretty great: She’s a celebrated chef at the most popular eatery in town, and she’s slowly moving forward...

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Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top

“Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top” by Carol Bradley (St. Martin’s Press, $25.99) Reviewed by Larry Cox   This book is so graphic and searing, it will forever change the way...

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Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

“Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality” by Danielle Allen (W.W. Norton, $27.95 hardcover) Reviewed by Molly Ford   The Declaration of Independence is one of the world’s defining historical texts....

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The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases

“The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases” by Deborah Halber Reviewed by Larry Cox In her debut book, journalist Deborah Halber reveals the curious world of Internet detectives, ordinary people who spend their...

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The Girls at the Kingfisher Club

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club

“The Girls at the Kingfisher Club” by Genevieve Valentine (Atria Books, $18) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   Once upon a time, in an era known as the Jazz Age, there were 12 lovely young women who had...

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