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The Doll Collection: Seventeen Brand-New Tales of Dolls by Ellen Datlow (2015)
Reviewed by darcy on October 28, 2016 tagged anthology • horror • short stories
The World's Strongest Librarian: A Book Lover's Adventures by Josh Hanagarne (2014)
Reviewed by darcy on January 15, 2016 tagged biography
Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On-the-Go Food for Athletes by Biju Thomas, Allen Lim (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on September 4, 2015 tagged cookbook
Change Your Underwear Twice a Week Lessons from the Golden Age of Classroom Filmstrips by Danny Gregory (2004)
Reviewed by darcy on April 24, 2015 tagged coffee table book • history • nonfiction
I Heart My Little A-Holes A bunch of holy-crap moments nobody ever told you about parenting by Karen Alpert (2014)
Reviewed by darcy on January 16, 2015 tagged essays • nonfiction
The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene (2014)
Reviewed by darcy on December 26, 2014 tagged mystery
Arthur Winthrop, headmaster of an esteemed boarding school, confesses to murdering a student after their affair.
Open Mic Riffs on Life between Cultures in Ten Voices by Mitali Perkins, Cherry Cheva, Varian Johnson, Naomi Shihab Nye, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, G. Neri, Debbie Rigaud, Francisco X. Stork, Gene Luen Yang, David Yoo (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on November 21, 2014 tagged anthology • coming of age • poetry
An anthology of work by ten well-known young adult authors about growing up between cultures.
Evel The High Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend by Leigh Montville (2011)
Reviewed by darcy on November 14, 2014 tagged biography
Evel Knievel sold insurance, broke into safes, and worked security before becoming a daredevil.
The Madwoman in the Volvo My Year of Raging Hormones by Sandra Tsing Loh (2014)
Reviewed by darcy on October 17, 2014 tagged biography
One woman’s roller coaster year going through menopause.
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on October 3, 2014 tagged literary
Benjamin becomes a caretaker for a boy named Trevor and takes him on a cross country trip to see Trevor’s father.
OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on September 26, 2014 tagged coming of age • romance
Bea meets Beck at an OCD support group and starts to fall in love even though she’s stalking someone else.
Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on September 26, 2014 tagged coming of age • poetry
Two slackers in an Des Moines, Washington, high school are paired together for a poetry slam.
The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on August 22, 2014 tagged literary
After 20 years in Chartres, Agnès is part of the village, and takes on the task of cleaning the cathedral.
In Falling Snow by Mary-Rose MacColl (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on August 8, 2014 tagged historical fiction
Iris leaves Australia to find her brother, who is fighting in WWI, and ends up working in a hospital outside Paris.
Coaltown Jesus by Ron Koertge (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on July 25, 2014 tagged coming of age • poetry
After Walker prays to God to help his mother, he finds an irreverent and sarcastic Jesus in his room.
Cheese Belongs To You! by Alexis Deacon, Viviane Schwarz (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on June 27, 2014 tagged picture book
According to the law, if there’s cheese it belongs to the rat who finds it. But there are exceptions.
The Light Between Oceans a novel by M.L. Stedman (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on June 20, 2014 tagged historical fiction
A lighthouse keeper and his wife find a baby that washes ashore and raise it as their own.
Garlic and Sapphires The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl (2006)
Reviewed by darcy on June 13, 2014 tagged biography
Restaurant critic Ruth Reichl had to employ disguises to remain anonymous when she was eating out.
Jelly Shot Test Kitchen Jell-ing Classic Cocktails--One Drink At A Time by Michelle Palm (2011)
Reviewed by darcy on June 13, 2014 tagged cookbook
How to make jelly shot cocktails featuring gourmet ingredients.
Real Simple 869 New Uses For Old Things: An Encyclopedia of Innovative Ideas For Everyday Items by (2010)
Reviewed by darcy on May 9, 2014 tagged nonfiction
An encyclopedia of ingenious ways to reuse old items.
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