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When a WWII aircraft is found buried in the moors with the pilot inside, forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in and finds herself embroiled in another murder investigation. I’ve read this entire series (starting with The Crossing Places), and this is my favorite so far. Revolving around a secretive aristocratic family and complicated by a film crew, this dryly funny book has an intriguing mystery and features the ever-endearing Ruth. I loved it!  --Flannery

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The Ghost Fields Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544330146
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 19th, 2015

The incredibly popular Best American series finally has a science fiction and fantasy version! Drawing from multiple sources, the inaugural edition includes the best stories in the field of 2014, from well-known authors (::coughcoughNeilGaiman::) and those of quieter fame. The editors for this year are horror and graphic novelist Joe Hill and series editor John Joseph Adams. I can’t wait to start a yearly tradition of discovering SFF’s best!  --Jocelyn

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The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy Cover Image
By Joe Hill (Editor), John Joseph Adams (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780544449770
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Published: Mariner Books - October 6th, 2015

My family is from Alabama, and I have a deep love of the South, so I am thrilled that noted travel writer Paul Theroux has turned his eye to the Deep South for his first American travelogue. Exploring back roads and meeting residents from all walks of life, Theroux paints a warm, vivid portrait of the Southern states that revels in the good without shying away from the bad.  —Flannery

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Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544323520
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Published: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 29th, 2015

Inspired by the childhood of Edna Lewis (the cook and writer credited by many with starting the slow food movement), this picture book for 4- to 8-year-olds, celebrates the pleasures and poetry of growing, harvesting, cooking, and sharing food with family and friends. From the author’s note: “Edna Lewis was born in 1916 in Freetown, Virginia, a community founded by her grandfather and two other emancipated slaves. The people of Freetown were farmers, and they lived by the seasons, growing and harvesting their own cops, gathering nature’s wild bounty.”  --Ga

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Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie: A Story about Edna Lewis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618158362
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Published: Clarion Books - January 19th, 2009

Did you know that when an elephant wanders away from its herd, putting itself in danger of encounters with lions, it is a protective big sister who usually guides the elephant back to safety? Or that wild turkey brothers stay together for life, and even help attract mates and chase off rival males for each other? These revelations, along with more stories about sibling relationships—from Nile crocodiles to black widow spiders—make the new book Sisters & Brothers both informative and fun. Which animal species is most like your family? The Naked Mole Rats who lay down in tunnels for others to walk on depending upon age status, or the beavers who work together with their siblings to gather bark to feed on during winter? Filled with science, animal facts, and great illustrations, this book is a fun exploration for the whole family.  —Casey

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Sisters & Brothers: Sibling Relationships in the Animal World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547727387
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 20th, 2012

From the author of Wicked Plants and The Drunken Botanist comes the fictionalized story of how the first female sheriff’s deputy got the job. This clever book has it all—action, eccentric characters, a historical setting, carrier pigeons, and more. This is Amy Stewart’s first work of fiction, and it’s infused with her drily-witty sense of humor and warm storytelling. I adored the Kopp sisters, and hope to read of their further adventures.  --Flannery

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ISBN: 9780544409910
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 1st, 2015

If you have a child who wants to understand why the leaves change color so gloriously, this is the perfect book. In simple terms, it explains how the process works, and its beautiful illustrations make Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf as pleasant to look at as it is educational. Ages 4+

--Flannery

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Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780152661977
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 15th, 1991

If you aren’t familiar, Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday honoring the departed. Celebrations include building altars and visiting the graves of the deceased and leaving gifts or favorite foods. This bright little book follows a family in a small Mexican town as they make preparations for the night’s graveyard walk. Not only is this book beautiful, but it’s a great introduction to a fantastic holiday! Ages 4+

--Flannery

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Day of the Dead Cover Image
By Tony Johnston, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780152024468
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 1st, 2000

Ruth Galloway is comfortable in her life living on a remote salt marsh and working as an archeologist, but when a child’s bones are found buried in the moor, she’s pulled into the world of crime and murder. Ruth is a sharp-tongued, intelligent character, and I love her acerbic wit and wry observations, as well as her archeological point of view. I’ve read every book in this series and enjoyed them all.  —Flannery

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ISBN: 9780547386065
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Published: Mariner Books - September 28th, 2010

There’s nothing more magical on a hot day than the perfectly crafted margarita. Now try 72 of them! The Tippling Bros. have compiled the ultimate no-nonsense guide to exploring everything to do with tequila, limes, and a shaker. My personal obsession is the Blood Orange Margarita (with cinnamon simple syrup)—but with step-by-step instructions and tips from more than 30 years in the cocktail industry, there’s something for everyone.

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The Tippling Bros. a Lime and a Shaker: Discovering Mexican-Inspired Cocktails Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544302327
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 21st, 2015

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