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Megan's Reviews

The Seven Good Years by Etgar Keret

If you’re familiar with Etgar Keret’s short fiction, you already know he’s capable of magic and able to effortlessly bring the reader into a world where humor and melancholy quietly coexist. The Seven Good Years paints a bittersweet portrait of father–son relationships that we don’t often get to read about. It manages to hold onto humor despite war and loss being a constant background in the lives of three generations. Keret’s first nonfiction book in English does not disappoint.  —Megan

 

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The Seven Good Years: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399576003
Availability: Backordered
Published: Riverhead Books - June 7th, 2016

The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary by Wendy Barnard

I loved Wendy’s first installment of these unique knitting stitches (Up, Down, All Around). The patterns are written for either flat or in-the-round, making it easy to design a new hat, scarf, or sweater around your new favorite stitch pattern. Remember, knitting isn’t just for winter; break out the cotton and linen and get your lace on for a fancy warm-weather tee!  —Megan

 

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The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary: 150 new stitch patterns to knit top down, bottom up, back and forth & in the round Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781617691959
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 26th, 2016

Dream Home by Jonathan Scott & Drew Scott

Get ready to meet your new best friends: charismatic and talented brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott. If you haven’t seen their popular home redesign show on HGTV, this book will be the perfect introduction to their magical world of designing a dream home on a budget. The Property Brothers, drawing on their years of experience, include tips and tricks for room design as well as advice about how to save money on the things you need to turn your house into your dream home. Consider this your new homeowner’s handbook.  —Megan

 

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Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780544715677
Availability: Backordered
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 4th, 2016

The Bee-Friendly Garden by Kate Frey & Gretchen LeBuhn

Ever think to yourself, “Man, I’d really like my garden to be low maintenance yet cater to the needs and desires of thousands of tiny friends, but where do I start?” Look no further than this super book! Complete with fun facts on bee-havior, instructions on building a beautiful bee condo that doubles as a garden sculpture, and of course, suggestions about which plants to choose for your new bee-topia garden, this book is fun and informative and will make you say, “Bring on the bees!” —Megan

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The Bee-Friendly Garden: Design an Abundant, Flower-Filled Yard that Nurtures Bees and Supports Biodiversity Cover Image
By Kate Frey, Gretchen LeBuhn, Leslie Lindell (Photographs by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781607747635
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - February 9th, 2016

Num Pang by Ratha Chaupoly & Ben Daitz

I didn’t really know what makes a sandwich a Cambodian sandwich until I got a sneak peek into Num Pang, which already has my mouth watering. Num Pang has far more than just delicious sandwiches. There are chapters on setting up your pantry, on the different proteins and vegetables used in the recipes, on side dishes, sandwiches (of course), and even drinks! Blood orange lemonade, anyone?  —Megan

 

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Num Pang: Bold Recipes from New York City's Favorite Sandwich Shop Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544534315
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 17th, 2016

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes by David Grann

Get sucked in to these creepy, weird, wonderful, and strange whodunits brought together in this hidden gem of a book. If you love real-life tales that make you go "Whaaa?" then you will certainly enjoy this collection of stranger-than-fiction essays. From sociopathic serial impersonators to the hunt for the elusive giant squid, this book has something for everyone!

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ISBN: 9780307275905
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Published: Vintage - January 11th, 2011

Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time by Tanya Whelan

Tired of picking up digs at Sears? Get started on your custom wardrobe with the mix-and-match style of this cool pattern book. With basic overviews of different design elements, this book is the perfect intro for the budding dress designer. My first project will be the Zigzag Shirt Dress on page 125, no alterations needed. So cute!

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Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time: The Ultimate Dressmaking Guide Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780770434946
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Published: Potter Craft - June 16th, 2015

Rooted in Design by Tara Heibel

Introduce yourself to the ever popular indoor gardening trend with this beautiful book. Owners of their own garden design shop, these authors will guide you on a whimsical journey of designing and caring for your very own potted, vertical, and tabletop plantings. Now hop on over to your favorite nursery and get to work!

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Rooted in Design: Sprout Home's Guide to Creative Indoor Planting Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781607746973
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 21st, 2015

Patchwork City by Elizabeth Hartman

This book is a compendium of beautiful quilt squares complete with written instructions, diagrams, and alternate color suggestions. Start one of the six sampler projects or enjoy the freedom to mix & match and quilt your way to a more colorful life. I SUPER ULTRA love this book!

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Patchwork City: 75 Innovative Blocks for the Modern Quilter - 6 Sampler Quilts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781607059516
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: C&T Publishing - November 7th, 2014

Guittard Chocolate Cookbook by Amy Guittard

This book is so sweet, I could feel the cavities developing as I flipped from Morning Glory Scones to Molten Chocolate Cookies to Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bundt Cake. If you can break away from the beautiful photographs of these mouthwatering recipes, you’ll find clearly written directions for making each of these delectable, delicious, drool-worthy treats. Choooocolaaate (Persimmon) Caaaake and others await your approval!  —Megan

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Guittard Chocolate Cookbook: Decadent Recipes from San Francisco's Premium Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Company Cover Image
By Amy Guittard, Alice Medrich (Foreword by), Antonis Achilleos (Photographs by)
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ISBN: 9781452135335
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Chronicle Books - August 18th, 2015

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