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Love Olives

Author : Jenna Evans Welch
ISBN : 9781534448858
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Love & Gelato comes a Mamma Mia–inspired tale about a teen girl finding romance while trying to connect with her absent father in beautiful Santorini, Greece. Liv Varanakis doesn’t have a lot of fond memories of her father, which makes sense—he fled to Greece when she was only eight. What Liv does remember, though, is their shared love for Greek myths and the lost city of Atlantis. So when Liv suddenly receives a postcard from her father explaining that National Geographic is funding a documentary about his theories on Atlantis—and will she fly out to Greece and help?—Liv jumps at the opportunity. But when she arrives to gorgeous Santorini, things are a little…awkward. There are so many questions, so many emotions that flood to the surface after seeing her father for the first time in years. And yet Liv doesn’t want their past to get in the way of a possible reconciliation. She also definitely doesn’t want Theo—her father’s charismatic so-called “protégé”—to witness her struggle. And that means diving into all that Santorini has to offer—the beautiful sunsets, the turquoise water, the hidden caves, and the delicious cuisine. But not everything on the Greek island is as perfect as it seems. Because as Liv slowly begins to discover, her father may not have invited her to Greece for Atlantis, but for something much more important.

With Love And Squalor

Author : Kip Kotzen
ISBN : 9780767911214
Genre : Literary Collections
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Reading The Catcher in the Rye has become a rite of passage for young Americans, landing the book on bestseller lists (and banned book lists) each year, even though it was published a half century ago. What is it about J. D. Salinger and his body of work that has left such a lasting mark on American fiction? And who better to answer that question than the current generation of writers? Here are fourteen of the most vital voices in the contemporary American fiction scene pulling no punches in response to a writer who continues to beguile, charm, fascinate, and frustrate generations of readers. Contributors Walter Kirn, Ren? Steinke, Charles D’Ambrosio, Emma Forrest, Aleksander Hemon, Lucinda Rosenfeld, Amy Sohn, John McNally, Karen E. Bender, Thomas Beller, Benjamin Anastas, Aimee Bender, Joel Stein, and Jane Mendelsohn turn themselves inside out as they discuss their personal reactions to reading Salinger classics–not only The Catcher in the Rye but also Franny and Zooey, Raise High the Roofbeams, Carpenters, and the short stories–and explore, with begrudging gratitude, how Salinger helped to form the deepest reaches of their literary imaginations.

Pizza Love And Other Stuff That Made Me Famous

Author : Kathryn Williams
ISBN : 9780805096347
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Sixteen-year-old Sophie Nicolaides was practically raised in the kitchen of her family's Italian-Greek restaurant, Taverna Ristorante. When her best friend, Alex, tries to persuade her to audition for a new reality show, Teen Test Kitchen, Sophie is reluctant. But the prize includes a full scholarship to one of America's finest culinary schools and a summer in Napa, California, not to mention fame. Once on set, Sophie immediately finds herself in the thick of the drama—including a secret burn book, cutthroat celebrity judges, and a very cute French chef. Sophie must figure out a way to survive all the heat and still stay true to herself. A terrific YA offering—fresh, fun, and sprinkled with romance.

The Olives Table

Author : Todd English
ISBN : 9780684815725
Genre : Cooking
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Two hundred delicious recipes from the kitchens of Boston's popular eatery, Olives, features easy-to-prepare renditions of such dishes as Apple Fennel Mashed Potatoes, Falling Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce, and Scallops with Chestnuts and Oranges. 30,000 first printing.

Confessions Of A Fashionista

Author : Angela Clarke
ISBN : 9781448132928
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The incredibly popular Daily Mail column, 'Confessions of a Fashionista', feeds its hungry readers snippets of a life in the glittering yet deranged world of fashion. Now its anonymous author reveals both her identity and the true story of her giddyingly glamorous time in the style industry, with insider gossip on the people who populate it. Propelled by a painful end to a relationship and determined to prove her ex wrong for breaking up with her, our Fashionista lands a place on the Harrods Graduate Scheme. A complete outsider to the fashion world, she sets out on a wing and a pair of Guccis, and finds herself in a whirlwind of couture and craziness. Along the way she learns how to stay sane in a world where hairdressers have egos as big as their clients' bouffants, where dogs fly business class, and if you're eating carbs it can only be because you're pregnant. Confessions of a Fashionista is a book for anyone who's ever been an outsider, for anyone who's ever had a relationship end badly and thought they'd never find true love, and for anyone who thinks that cakes were made to be eaten, not sniffed. By turns hilarious, sad, thrilling, romantic and fun, it is the It book for fashionistas everywhere.

Your Last Wake Up Call

Author : Constance Morgan
ISBN : 1456899384
Genre : Religion
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Your Last Wakeup Call is the work of a high dimensional angelic energy that calls itself simply A.O.B. A.O.B. teaches through simple metaphors built around everyday items. Our author’s role was to become aware of A.O.B.’s gentle messages, typing as they were given. Since this transmission occurred in 1994 some of the content will be dated, but the messages remain timeless. Very little editing has been done so that the reader may experience the ebb and flow of A.O.B.’s delivery. Shortly after the book was given, Connie discovered she could no longer contact A.O.B. She tried for months to find a publisher but without success. Finally she gave up, thinking perhaps the messages were just for her. Now suddenly in 2011, A.O.B. has returned and has revealed a complete name of Angelic Overlighted Beings. The publication process has flowed with ease, and Connie senses A.O.B.’s presence daily. As persons of all faiths are sensing that the fulfillment of the prophecies may be close at hand it is perhaps more important than ever that we cease our spiritual procrastination. Hopefully, this book will help.

When Love Commands

Author : Jennifer Wilde
ISBN : 9781497698185
Genre : Fiction
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The New York Times–bestselling third book in Jennifer Wilde’s acclaimed trilogy takes Marietta Danver to the dazzling palaces of imperial Russia, on a dangerous quest for passion, redemption, and love Marietta Danver is on her way to London to reunite with the man she loves when her coach crashes. She awakens ten days later in a village inn under the care of Lucie Orlov and her uncle. Tall, mesmerizingly handsome Count Gregory Orlov was Catherine the Great’s uncrowned emperor and one of the most powerful men in the realm—until the possessive, wildly jealous empress banished her lover from the court. Marietta too has been betrayed. Jeremy Bond has left the city—with another woman and all of Marietta’s money. Heartbroken, with nowhere else to turn, she takes the position of companion to Lucie and travels with the Orlovs back to Russia. At their lavish country estate in St. Petersburg, she becomes trapped in a different kind of prison. Caught up in the dangerous intrigues of the imperial court, she fights for her freedom and her life—and a love she’ll move heaven and earth to claim. The Marietta Danver Trilogy also includes Love’s Tender Fury and Love Me, Marietta.

The Art Of Fermentation

Author : Sandor Ellix Katz
ISBN : 9781603582865
Genre : Cooking
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Winner of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference and Scholarship, and a New York Times bestseller, The Art of Fermentation is the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published. Sandor Katz presents the concepts and processes behind fermentation in ways that are simple enough to guide a reader through their first experience making sauerkraut or yogurt, and in-depth enough to provide greater understanding and insight for experienced practitioners. While Katz expertly contextualizes fermentation in terms of biological and cultural evolution, health and nutrition, and even economics, this is primarily a compendium of practical information--how the processes work; parameters for safety; techniques for effective preservation; troubleshooting; and more. With two-color illustrations and extended resources, this book provides essential wisdom for cooks, homesteaders, farmers, gleaners, foragers, and food lovers of any kind who want to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for arguably the oldest form of food preservation, and part of the roots of culture itself. Readers will find detailed information on fermenting vegetables; sugars into alcohol (meads, wines, and ciders); sour tonic beverages; milk; grains and starchy tubers; beers (and other grain-based alcoholic beverages); beans; seeds; nuts; fish; meat; and eggs, as well as growing mold cultures, using fermentation in agriculture, art, and energy production, and considerations for commercial enterprises. Sandor Katz has introduced what will undoubtedly remain a classic in food literature, and is the first--and only--of its kind.

Sound Bites

Author : Alex Kapranos
ISBN : 9780141912301
Genre : Travel
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In September 2005, Alex Kapranos began writing about what he ate while touring the world with the rock band Franz Ferdinand. The writing is as much about where he eats and the people he eats with as the unusual flavours he tastes on the road. Whether it’s munching donuts with cops in Brooklyn, swallowing bull’s balls with the band in Buenos Aires or queuing for a saveloy in South Shields, these are surprising and vivid snapshots of life on the road. Funny, poignant, sickening or sexual depending on the situation, the material, both new and previously published in the Guardian, is fascinating and entertaining.

Game Day Fan Fare

Author : Gooseberry Patch
ISBN : 9781620930960
Genre : Cooking
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There's no better way to celebrate the hometown team than with family, friends and lots of tasty food. Everyone loves those game-day treats...wings, burgers, chili, cakes and pies. Game-Day Fan Fare, another amazing addition to the best-selling Gooseberry Patch series, will get fans loading up their plates and cheering for more. With over 240 tasty recipes and tons of helpful tips, this cookbook is sure to be a favorite.

Unpacking The Boxes

Author : Donald Hall
ISBN : 054724794X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In an intimate memoir, the former poet laureate of the United States reflects on his life in poetry, from his childhood in Depression-era Connecticut, through his education and involvement in the literary endeavors of his generation, to his lifelong friendships with Robert Bly, Adrienne Rich, George Plimpton, and others. Reprint.

You Were Mine

Author : Abbi Glines
ISBN : 9781476776088
Genre : Fiction
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Gossip is the ultimate currency in Rosemary Beach, but Bethy and Tripp have managed to keep one big secret to themselves. Eight years ago, Tripp Newark was dating a rich girl he didn’t like and was on his way to Yale—and a future he didn’t want. The only way he could escape his predictable life would be to give up the money and power that came with his family’s name. And that’s exactly what he planned to do. At the end of the summer, he was going to ride off on his Harley and never look back. That was before he met Beth Lowry. It was only supposed to be a summer fling. She was a sixteen-year-old trailer-park girl who served drinks to his friends at Kerrington Country Club. They didn’t run in the same social circles. No one even knew they were friends, let alone lovers. Yet, for one summer, Bethy became his entire world. But he couldn’t give up on his plan. He needed to leave Rosemary Beach, but he vowed he would come back for her. Problem was, by the time he came back—years later than promised—it was too late. His cousin, Jace, had already claimed the woman he loved…

The Seasons Of The Italian Kitchen

Author : Diane Darrow
ISBN : 9780802193414
Genre : Cooking
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With a bounty of regional Italian dishes, the authors of La Tavola Italiana serve up “inspiration for the mind as well as for the kitchen” (Booklist). Italian cooking draws its inspiration from the roll call of seasonal ingredients that pass through its kitchens, and in this splendid volume Diane Darrow and Tom Maresca share the simple secrets of making the most of the best fresh, top-of-the-season foods from farm and woodland, lake and sea. The Seasons of the Italian Kitchen presents two hundred recipes according to the four seasons and the traditional courses of the Italian meal: antipasto, primo, secondo, contorno, dolce. All are wed (as they always are in Italy) to the wines that best match them, and the recipes have been tested and adapted to seasonal ingredients readily available in the United States. Richly stocked with delightful anecdotes and culinary lore gathered from the authors’ long love affair with Italy, they invite both amateur and expert to experience the Italian genius for making the most of the moment. “If you can read or even browse through this book without running straight to the kitchen, you’ve got more willpower than we do.” —The Wine Investors “Italian cookbooks abound, and some of these dishes will be familiar, but the authors’ text is well written and informed, and there are some unusual regional specialties here, too.” —Library Journal

Reason And Romance

Author : Debra White Smith
ISBN : 0736908773
Genre : Fiction
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Sense and sensibility collide when love comes calling for sisters Elaina and Anna Woods.

Madrigal S Magic Key To Spanish

Author : Margarita Madrigal
ISBN : 9780307754875
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Learn the basics of the Spanish language with this easy-to-use guide by one of America's most prominent language teachers. Anyone can read, write, and speak Spanish in only a few short weeks with this unique and proven method, which completely eliminates rote memorization and boring drills. With original black and white illustration by Andy Warhol, Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish will provide readers with a solid foundation upon with to build their language skills.

Sunset At The Temple Of Olives

Author : Paul Suntup
ISBN : 9781935904236
Genre : Poetry
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Paul Suntup, like many great artists of their time, has spent years in near obscurity with respect to his poetry. The publication of Paul's first full length book of poetry will finally establish this man as one of the most original and gifted voices of his generation. The imagery and cadence in Paul's poems is nothing short of miraculous. With very few words he is able to speak to our senses in a way that is at once reminiscent of some of the great poets, and at the same time, delivered in his own fiercely original and inventive voice. This long-awaited first book will please fans who have already discovered his writing, and will also open the doors for new readers to enjoy. This collection of poetry will become one of the more prized and admired works from a modern day poet. The world needs to KNOW what a fantastic writer this guy is. Seriously. One of the great unheralded writers of our time. - Victor D. Infante, “City of Insomnia” There is an abiding innocence throughout Paul's work that is impervious to the cynicism of our times, and that is the best thing of all, for it makes him one of the most gifted and original voices of our generation - Amélie Frank, author

Return To The Italian Quarter

Author : Domenica De Rosa
ISBN : 9781780879529
Genre : Fiction
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Sophie is only a quarter Italian. But that quarter is her charismatic grandfather Cesare, and he has instilled in her a great love of her Italian heritage. So when a journalist starts to investigate Cesare's war record, Sophie reluctantly questions just how proud she should really be. She embarks upon a journey into the past which takes her from nineteenth-century Naples to London's Italian quarter and one of the war's forgotten tragedies. And along the way she also learns something very important about herself...

The Art Of Friction

Author : Charles Blackstone
ISBN : 9780292783089
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"We live in an Enquirer, reality television–addled world, a world in which most college students receive their news from the Daily Show and discourse via text message," assert Charles Blackstone and Jill Talbot. "Recently, two nonfiction writers have been criticized for falsifying memoirs. Oprah excoriated James Frey on her show; Nasdijj was impugned by Sherman Alexie in Time. Is our next trend in literature to lock down such boundaries among the literati? Or should we address the fictionalizing of nonfiction, the truth of fiction?" The Art of Friction surveys the borderlands where fiction and nonfiction intersect, commingle, and challenge genre lines. It anthologizes nineteen creative works by contemporary, award-winning writers including Junot Díaz, Jonathan Safran Foer, Thomas Beller, Bernard Cooper, Wendy McClure, and Terry Tempest Williams, who also provide companion pieces in which they comment on their work. These selections, which place short stories and personal essays (and hybrids of the two) side by side, allow readers to examine the similarities and differences between the genres, as well as explore the trends in genre overlap. Functioning as both a reader and a discussion of the craft of writing, The Art of Friction is a timely, essential book for all writers and readers who seek the truthfulness of lived experience through (non)fictions.

Do You Come Here Often?

Author : Alexandra Potter
ISBN : 9780743470339
Genre : Fiction
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Grace Fairley begins to wonder if Spencer, her fiancââe of two years, is really the right man for her, a situation complicated by the return of her former lover, Jimi Malik, a half-Indian, half-Irish writer engaged to a young model.

The Plantpure Nation Cookbook

Author : Kim Campbell
ISBN : 9781940363691
Genre : Cooking
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A revolution has begun... From a creative team that includes the producer and writer of Forks Over Knives, the documentary film PlantPure Nation captures the inspiring story of plant-based nutrition’s impact on a small town in the rural South and the effort to bring about historic political change. As the film’s official companion cookbook, The PlantPure Nation Cookbook brings this powerful, science-based approach to nutrition from the big screen to your kitchen with some of the same mouthwatering recipes that kick-started the revolution, promoting the health benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet. Author Kim Campbell is the wife of PlantPure Nation Executive Producer and Director Nelson Campbell and daughter-in-law of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, coauthor of The China Study and father of the modern plant-based nutrition movement. She is also a culinary contributor, recipe developer, and cooking instructor at Campbell Wellness, a health and wellness business. In PlantPure Nation Cookbook, she shares more than 150 extensively tested, 100% plant-based recipes that she has created and cultivated over 25 years of vegan cooking, such as: Buffalo Beans and Greens No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Spinach Lasagna Green Pepper Tofu Scramble Reuben Casserole With a foreword by Dr. Campbell, The PlantPure Nation Cookbook is also filled with tips, tricks, and grocery lists for people interested in a whole food, plant-based diet. And with intimate background and behind-the-scenes details from PlantPure Nation film, this companion cookbook is a must-have for stimulating healthful eating in your home. Join the revolution to jumpstart your health!

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