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STILL ALICE Lisa Genova, with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, writes novels about people with debilitating neurological diseases. Still Alice, first published in 2007, traces a
A GRANDFATHER’S LESSONS Does your child or grandchild express an interest in cooking? Don’t know where to start? Well, I have the book for you
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HOUSE. TREE. PERSON. When one is recovering from surgery having books around the scatter is a terrific way to while away the hours between meds.
MCPHERSON THREE: MEASURE OF BRIMSTONE; QUIET NEIGHBORS; SCOT FREE Hoping to introduce myself to an unfamiliar mystery writer, I read three Catriona McPherson novels—A Deadly
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WHEN WOMEN RULED THE WORLD Kara Cooney, author of When Women Ruled the World, characterizes her book as one of “my little Egyptological ventures in
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A LONG WAY HOME Saroo Brierley’s memoir, A Long Way Home, was the basis for the 2014 Academy Award nominated film, Lion, that featured much-praised
INTO GREAT SILENCE Eva Saulitis’s memoir, Into Great Silence, is an astute blend of scientific discovery and imaginative creativity. For more than a decade, Saulitis
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TEN HORSE FARM Pop-up books are so darned much fun it is hard not to love them. Robert Sabuda, the uncrowned king of pop-ups, has
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NOVEMBER ROAD To appreciate Lou Berney’s novel, November Road, you have to reimagine November 22, 1963. First, you must discard much of what you know
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