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Eat Your Words, Really: 'Words to Eat By'

Captivated by both linguistics and the history of food? You are just the nerd Ina Lipkowitz is writing for.

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Half Survivorman, Half Clark Gable in 'Crossing the Heart of Africa'

Author Julian Smith tells the tale of Ewart Grogan who, in 1898, set off to cross Africa -- a gripping adventure story, with a fairy tale ending, to boot. But Smith wanders into a malarial swamp when he tries to interweave his own love-travel story with Grogan’s.

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'Muslim Women in War and Crisis': A Call for Optimism and Caution

One day soon, doctoral students will be falling over each other to write about the role of women in the recent uprisings in the Middle East. Muslim Women gives us valuable insights from crises past.

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The Sheer Will, Creative Force, and Contagious Energy of 'Louisa May Alcott'

If you read Little Women as a child, then this biography will bring back happy memories of why you wanted to be Jo or May or Beth or Amy March, while taking your assumptions about the life of a female children’s book author in the mid-1800s and throwing them straight out the window.

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'Pearl Buck in China' Is an Incisive Exposé of Missionary Life in China

Biographer Hilary Spurling shows how Pearl Buck was sometimes accepted by both US and Chinese cultures and sometimes by neither, and how this lifelong tension informed and motivated her writing.

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Zimbabwe by Philip Barclay

This compelling chronicle of critical years in Zimbabwe’s history might be more aptly subtitled “Fleeting Days of Hope, Grueling Years of Despair”.

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'Every Man in This Village is a Liar' Tells What It's Like, Getting Cut By the Fray

In wartime situations when you can’t imagine having the wherewithal, or even the desire, to write and remember, Stack has seemingly jotted down everything she felt, saw, smelled and heard.

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Small Town Queens Reign During Festival Season and in 'The Rhinestone Sisterhood'

David Greenwood describes festivals as "a chance to feast on joy, to ditch the cynical side of modern life and embrace old-fashioned play". The same is true of his book.

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The Boy Next Door: A Novel by Irene Sabatini

Sabatini’s book exudes an authenticity and warmth that can’t come from an author’s imagination alone, but from a lifetime of listening and observing.

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Tropic of Capricorn by Simon Reeve

Reeve's explores the tension between indigenous cultures and the natural world on one hand, and modern-day demands for resources and tourism on the other.

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Winning the Presidency 2008 by William J. Crotty

The details of the recent presidential election will soon fade, and you'll want to have this recap and analysis to reflect on.

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My Kitchen Wars by Betty Fussell

This book is as much about the choices, burdens, sexual mores, and societal expectations that faced women during the last century as it is about food.


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