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I love the seasonal layout of this all-encompassing guide to style, beauty, home, food, and entertaining. This summer I've learned how to utilize local fruit, make a mint julep, find the perfect vintage sun dress, and give myself beachy tousled hair. To look forward to this fall? Wearing tights right, rocking bright lipstick, and decorating for Halloween on a budget.
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Kimberly
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ISBN: 9781419702105
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Published: Abrams Image - August 1st, 2012

Thousands of men converge on an insignificant hill, just to fight one three-day battle in the seemingly eternal struggle between the Union and Black Dow's armies. The story's focus isn't on the war so much as on the men: a cast of flawed, fascinating characters making desperate decisions in tight spots. No other wartime novel I've read can hold a candle to this multifaceted, stunningly executed, and entertaining tale.
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Andrea
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ISBN: 9780316193566
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Published: Orbit - October 21st, 2011

Suffering from Game of Thrones withdrawal? Leap into the fantastically intricate and treacherous world of The Engineer Trilogy. A brilliant mechanic is sentenced to death for breaking a tiny guild law, but he escapes and allies himself with the kingdom that has just declared war on his people. The death toll that follows is enormous, the dialogue is witty as all get-out, and there are no "good" or "bad" guys—just an amazing cast of characters all trying to betray each other (while simultaneously being betrayed themselves).
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Andrea
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ISBN: 9780316003384
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Published: Orbit - October 25th, 2007

Rejoice, for a wonderful new cookbook by Sunset has arrived! Full of deliciously fresh West Coast recipes using the ingredients from your own yard (possibly grown using the equally fabulous Sunset Edible Garden Book), this is a must-have for anyone with a love of cooking. A simple, colorful layout with helpful tips makes it even better. In my opinion, Sunset can do no wrong, and this is certainly no exception!

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Flannery
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ISBN: 9780376027979
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Published: Oxmoor House - April 3rd, 2012

There’s nothing like a good secret—more satisfying than philosophical truth, more personal than a mystery. And it’s hard to find a secret bigger than Area 51. Jacobsen uses extensive, recently declassified documentation and interviews with former Area 51 workers to unearth a (still operational) Cold War–era research, development, and testing site. Not all the secrets of 51 are here, but there are enough to make you hungry for more. The truth is still out there.
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Jocelyn
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ISBN: 9780316202305
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 1st, 2012

Pakistan-born Ahmad grew up in England embracing debonair dressing, the British concept of justice, and the Jaguar XJS. A schoolmate’s efforts at conversion led him to investigate his faith. Both deliciously funny and deeply insightful, The Perfect Gentleman is Ahmad’s beguiling memoir detailing his struggle between his Islamic identity and his desire to embrace the West, his lifelong struggle against corruption and injustice, and his grappling with some of life’s most profound questions.

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ISBN: 9781455508495
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Published: Center Street - April 3rd, 2012

Wowzers, can Quirk write an intense thriller! Mike Ford is a reformed confidence man—which makes him perfectly suited to be a junior member of a Washington strategic consulting firm. Perfectly suited until his conscience gets the best of him and his bosses try to set him up to take a fall. Quirk knows just how to build the story up with the right mix of insider knowledge, procedural description, and school-of-hard-knocks action, letting us root for the anti–Boy Scout to take down the big dogs.

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Nici
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$25.99
ISBN: 9780316198622
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Published: Reagan Arthur Books - June 5th, 2012

Reminiscent of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, Lansdale’s main character, Sue Ellen, leads a diverse crew on a desperate but exhilarating adventure downriver, trying to stay one step ahead of pursuit and sorting through the big mysteries of life on the way. Her narrative voice is authentic, precocious, honest, and a true treat to listen to. Lansdale sets a tone that is beautiful and suspenseful, building up his story and fleshing out his characters into a profound masterpiece.
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Nici
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$25.99
ISBN: 9780316188432
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Published: Mulholland Books - March 1st, 2012

Whether you’re on the fence or have long scaled its height, Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest novel is the treat you’ve been waiting for. Equal parts poetry and philosophy, 2312 offers a wild, aching, ever-evolving vision of space, peppered with environmental stress in a future far beyond Earth. Turn on your most finely tuned brain cells. This story rocks, and its long and loving ride with math, science, and the classics as companions will take your breath away.
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Johansson
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780316098120
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Published: Orbit - May 22nd, 2012

World building, in the hands of N. K. Jemisin, is an art that creates something so incredibly fresh and new and yet so familiar and telling. The ancient city-state of Gujaareh is so real you can taste the spices; Jemisin’s characters are so vivid you can smell their perfume; and her writing is so beautiful you’ll gladly surrender to her magic. Deftly working both on political and supernatural angles, this is an excellent start to a promising series.
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Nici
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ISBN: 9780316187282
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Published: Orbit - May 1st, 2012

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