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Fire Shut Up in My Bones

By Charles M. Blow
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Charles Blow, journalist for the New York Times as well as a frequent television and radio commentator, has written an intimate memoir...»

El Deafo

By Cece Bell
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In the growing genre of comics called “Graphic Medicine” most books are oriented towards grown ups. However, there are at...»

Fire Shut Up in My Bones

By Charles M. Blow
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Charles Blow, journalist for the New York Times as well as a frequent television and radio commentator, has written an intimate memoir...»

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Broken Monsters is a compelling page-turner told from the rotating point of view of the five main characters. The suspense is...»

Fire Shut Up in My Bones

By Charles M. Blow
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Charles Blow, journalist for the New York Times as well as a frequent television and radio commentator, has written an intimate memoir...»

El Deafo

By Cece Bell
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In the growing genre of comics called “Graphic Medicine” most books are oriented towards grown ups. However, there are at...»

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Downie continues her Roman Empire mystery series with this sixth offering starring Gaius Ruso and his wife Tilla.  In northern Britannia, a young British boy goes missing, and accusations fly that he was abducted by one of the soldiers.  Fans of historical mysteries wiill celebrate this new release, while newcomers will want to start at the beginning, with Medicus (2006), Terra Incognita (2008), Persona non Grata (2009), Caveat Emptor (2011), and Semper Fidelis (2013).  

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If cookbooks make your mouth water, this one will make you drool.  Vidhu Mittal takes Indian-Veg to a new level with recipes that are rich in texture, color, and flavor.  Each recipe contains a full color layout, both English and Indian ingredient lists, and historical sidebars with interesting tidbits about the food and its presentation and meaning.  Hearty Jackfruit Rice n Spice, anyone? 

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Nelly, a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity.

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