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CHRISTMAS AT CARNTON
Christmas at Carnton,by Tamera Alexander, is a novel set amid war and the fading dream of the Confederacy. A wounded soldier and a destitute widow discover the true meaning of Christmas — and …

Book Reviews October 2017 Book Reviews October 2017

THE POWER OF EIGHT
Discover how to tap into your extraordinary human capacity for connection and healing, using astonishing new findings about the miraculous power of group intention and its boomerang effect, in The Power of …

Book Reviews September 2017 Book Reviews September 2017

 
THE GRUMPY GARDENER
Gardeners from across the country have turned to Southern Living Senior Garden Editor Steven Bender, “The Grumpy Gardener,” for his keen knowledge and gardening know-how with equal doses sarcasm and sidesplitting humor for …

Book Reviews August 2017 Book Reviews August 2017

MILLER’S ANTIQUES HANDBOOK & PRICE GUIDE
Miller’s Antiques Handbook & Price Guide remains the essential and trusted guide to the antiques market. It has earned the reputation of being the book no dealer, collector or auctioneer …

Book Reviews July 2017 Book Reviews July 2017

THE LOW-FODMAP SOLUTION
FODMAPs – Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols – are all carbohydrates that are poorly digested in the intestine, which in turn causes IBS. In The Low-FODMOP Solution, Cinzia Cuneo provides a diet …

Book Reviews June 2017 Book Reviews June 2017

THE COMMUNITY GARDENING HANDBOOK
Community gardens are “cropping” up all over, allowing neighbors to work together, grow together, and reap the delicious rewards of their labor together. As more people become interested in grow­ing their own …

Book Reviews May 2017 Book Reviews May 2017

WILL IT SKILLET?
Discover a new world of cast-iron cooking. From Dan Shumski, Will It Skillet? serves up 53 surprising, delicious, and ingenious recipes for the cast-iron skillet. Savor the simplicity of Toast with Olive Oil …

Book Reviews April 2017 Book Reviews April 2017

BECOMING A PEACEFUL MOM
Peaceful mom. It hardly seems that the words could go together. Yet the peace you crave can be yours in every season of raising children. Whether you have teenagers or toddlers, being …

Book Reviews March 2017 Book Reviews March 2017

MY LIFE IN DESIGN
Few individuals in the last century have had such a wide-reaching influence on the way we live our lives than Sir Terence Conran – from how we decorate our homes to our …

Book Reviews February 2017 Book Reviews February 2017

A RAINBOW OF SMOOTHIE BOWLS
A Rainbow of Smoothie Bowls, by Leigh Weingus, is a cookbook that features more than 100 amazing creations and 40+ gorgeous, full-color photos. Page by page, this book serves up flavorful …

Book Reviews January 2017 Book Reviews January 2017

THE FASHION OF FILM
The Fashion of Film, by fashion historian Amber Butchart, takes a journey through the last 100 years of cinema style and its influence on the catwalks. With beautiful imagery and thoroughly researched …

Book Reviews December 2016 Book Reviews December 2016

GET CROSS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Keeping calm for the holidays just got a little easier with the release of The New York Times Keep Merry and Crossword On. St. Martin’s Press, home to the classic New …

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VIOLET ROSE AND THE VERY SNOWY WINTER STICKER ACTIVITY BOOK
When Mia has an accident in the snow, Violet accompanies her to the hospital. Happily, Mia is soon on the mend, but Violet notices that the …

Book Reviews November 2016 Book Reviews November 2016

WINE IN TIME
In her new book, The 24-Hour Wine Expert, Jancis Robinson makes it possible to learn the really important details about wine in a single day. In this pithy, approachable, comprehensive guide, Robinson shares …

Book Reviews October 2016 Book Reviews October 2016

 
GET PUMPED
Shoes have the power both to fascinate men and women and to crystallize a moment in fashion. In Vogue: The Shoe by Harriet Quick, with a foreword by Alexandra Shulman, editor-in-chief of British Vogue, …

Book Reviews September 2016 Book Reviews September 2016

 
MASTERING MINIATURES
The Little Book of Bonsai will make you an instant expert in the art of growing miniatures. It is packed with myth-busting surprises, the first of which is that growing bonsai isn’t really as …

Book Reviews August 2016 Book Reviews August 2016

FEEL GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
Robert Flatt,a Houston-based photographer and Rice University professor, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1999 and left his corporate oil and gas career to enroll in photography classes at Rice to pursue his …

Book Reviews July 2016 Book Reviews July 2016

HIVE YOU HEARD?
What makes bees such perfect pollinators? How can we adapt outdoor spaces to feed and attract the widest variety of bees? How can we ensure a healthy future for the bees and save …

Book Reviews June 2016 Book Reviews June 2016

New releases with something for everyone

Book Reviews May 2016 Book Reviews May 2016

LESSONS IN ARRANGING
Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend’s wedding or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, The Flower Workshop allows you to create dazzling arrangements that go beyond …

Book Reviews April 2016 Book Reviews April 2016

REDUCE CARBS/INCREASE VEGGIES
150 Best Spiralizer Recipes, by Marilyn Haugen and Jennifer Williams, provides a new, refreshing, fun way to introduce more vegetables into dishes and reduce carbohydrates. There are options for vegetarians, gluten-free diets and …

Book Reviews March 2016 Book Reviews March 2016

 
LOVE YOUR WEAVE
Part of the reason a whole new generation of weavers now love the craft is due to an affordable, space-efficient tabletop loom known as a rigid-heddle loom. Capable of making practical items as …

Book Reviews February 2016 Book Reviews February 2016

BEAUTY ON THE INSIDE
Upgrade your home’s charm factor with this comprehensive one-stop guide to creating custom-made soft furnishings. Hand-made Interiors shows stitch by stitch how to make beautiful pieces – from blinds, curtains, and cushion …

Book Reviews January 2016 Book Reviews January 2016

DECORATE ANYTHING
Introducing Washi Tape Crafts: 110 Ways to Decorate Just About Anything by Amy Anderson – a crafting book for savvy crafters and non-crafters alike. Fun, removable and remarkably easy to use, washi tape is …

Book Reviews December 2015 Book Reviews December 2015

CROSSWORDS FOR CHRISTMAS
The release of The New York Times ‘Tis the Season Crosswords means that it’s time for cocoa, Christmas trees and winter …