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Body Double by Tess Gerritsen

Dr. Maura Isles is one of the best coroners around, but nothing can prepare her for finding her murdered twin, a twin she didn’t even know existed. Now, she and Detective Jane Rizzoli must race to catch a twisted killer, all the while digging into the mystery of Maura’s heritage. Gerritsen is an expert at fast paced, keep you up all night thrillers featuring strong female heroines, and this may be her best!
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Flannery
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$7.99
ISBN: 9780345458940
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Published: Ballantine Books - July 26th, 2005

Bangkok 8 by John Burdett

Corrupt officials, prostitutes, crime and ghosts are all part of a normal day for Detective Jitpleecheep. When his partner is killed by a cobra on speed, that's when things get interesting. Burdett manages to sink his mystery deep into the layers of Thailand's culture and makes another world seem as close as next door. The only time I could put this book down was to go satisfy my craving for the cuisine.
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Erin
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$16.95
ISBN: 9781400032907
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - July 13th, 2004

Ripe by Nigel Slater

I’m head-over-heels for Slater’s previous book, Tender, which focuses on growing and cooking from his vegetable garden, and have waited anxiously for this companion volume, where he turns his attention to fruit. I am thrilled to say that it was worth the wait. And it’s gorgeous to boot. I’m not the only one swooning: “Nigel Slater has written an impossibly beautiful and elegant companion to Tender. In Ripe, Slater treats fruit with respect and affection. Apricots are nestled between layers of almond cake. Currants are bolstered with bread. Plums jump with pickling spices. Treat yourself to this treasure.” —Amanda Hesser, cofounder of FOOD52.com
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S.B.
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$40.00
ISBN: 9781607743323
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 10th, 2012

Bi-Rite Creamery’s Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones

The unbridled enthusiasm for cool creamy deliciousness that makes San Francisco’s Bi-Rite Creamery so amazing is apparent on every page of this sweet cookbook. The devotion to fresh, local ingredients and the passion for experimentation and flavor personalization will inspire you to create delectable and unique ice creams and treats.
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Nici
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Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones: 90 Recipes for Making Your Own Ice Cream and Frozen Treats from Bi-Rite Creamery [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781607741848
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 17th, 2012

People’s Pops

Cantaloupe Ginger! Apricot Jasmine! Peach Lavender! Are you drooling yet? People’s Pops in Brooklyn is a little far to travel for the perfect popsicle, but you can now make your own with this delightful recipe book. Unexpected pairings like sweet fruits with earthy herbs make for surprisingly refreshing treats, just in time for summer. You can also learn how to make People’s signature shaved ice with fruity syrups like lemon and plum. Make big batches and enjoy all summer long.
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Andrea
People's Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops from Brooklyn's Coolest Pop Shop [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781607742111
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Published: Ten Speed Press - June 5th, 2012

Preservation Kitchen by Paul Virant, with Kate Leahy

The recent revival of canning, pickling, and preserving has resulted in numerous cookbooks on the subject, but this is the first from a Michelin-starred chef. Paul Virant, of Chicago’s Vie restaurant, shares his passion for preserves in this vibrant book. His enthusiasm is enough to make anyone start gathering jars, but the breadth of his recipes—like aigre-doux, peach saffron jam, and pickled ramps—go far beyond Grandma’s jams and jellies.
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S.B.
The Preservation Kitchen: The Craft of Making and Cooking with Pickles, Preserves, and Aigre-doux [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781607741008
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 3rd, 2012

Open Heart, Open Mind by Tsoknyi Rinpoche III

Tsoknyi Rinpoche—one of the most beloved of the contemporary generation of Tibetan Buddhist meditation masters—explains that a life free of fear, pain, insecurity, and doubt is not only possible, it’s our birthright. We long for peace, for the ability to love and be loved openly and freely, and for the confidence and clarity to meet the various challenges we face in our daily lives. “Rinpoche’s infectious spiritual energy, enthusiasm and insight will still prove relevant for anyone with an open mind and a willingness to project peace and goodness inward and outward. Centered serenity from one of the greats.” —Kirkus Reviews
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By Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Richard Gere (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780307888204
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Published: Harmony - April 3rd, 2012

A Queer and Pleasant Danger by Kate Bornstein

I can’t wait for the release of Kate Bornstein’s memoir! Queer activist, gender outlaw, and all-around stellar human, Bornstein has been one of my heroes since I discovered Gender Outlaw way back in the day. I’ve heard her story in person at many workshops and speaking events over the years, but it will no doubt be a treat to see it recounted in more luscious detail, with Bornstein’s characteristic style, heart, and humor.
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Bucket

American Grown by Michelle Obama

In American Grown, First Lady Michelle Obama not only tells the story of the White House kitchen garden, but also explores how increased access to healthy, affordable food can promote better eating habits and improve the health of families and communities across America. Mrs. Obama describes how her daughters Sasha and Malia were catalysts for change in her own family’s eating behavior, which inspired Mrs. Obama to plant an edible garden on the South Lawn—the first since Eleanor Roosevelt’s “Victory Garden” planted during World War II.
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$30.00
ISBN: 9780307956026
Availability: Backordered
Published: Crown - May 29th, 2012

Handmade Houses by Richard Olsen

In Handmade Houses, 100 years of information on environmentally friendly building are presented in a rich format of photos and text. This book brings the topic back to its roots and progresses to the reclaimed look that is popular today. Full of inspiration, interviews, and history, it’s perfect for anyone who appreciates architecture. With its numerous ideas for materials and designs, it’s also ideal for anyone interested in building their own handmade house.
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Nate
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By Richard Olsen, Lucy Goodhart (Photographs by), Kodiak Greenwood (Photographs by)
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ISBN: 9780847838455
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Published: Rizzoli - March 20th, 2012

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