“A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley

This is the fascinating true story of Saroo Brierley, Indian-born Australian, who got lost at the age of 5 years old and found his way back home at the age of 30.  The whole story is captivating: the description of his birth family’s extreme poverty, how he got lost, his survival instincts in the streets […]

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Madame Picasso – Anne Girard

Picasso was known for his love of women and certainly for his art.  Anne Girard chose to portray two of Picasso’s lovers: Fernande Olivier and Eva Gouel.  The story starts in Paris in 1911.  Picasso is a leader of the new cubist movement and he is just starting to be recognized as an influential artist.  […]

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Discover Your Nutrition Style – Holli Thompson

Are you a “Healthy Omnivore”, “Flexible Vegetarian”, or a “Modern Vegan”? Is your nutrition style right for you?  Holli Thompson offers a variety of healthy and thoughtful options according to “your” way of eating.  Her holistic approach to nutrition is designed to make you feel and look good.  She talks about topics such as cleansing […]

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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

While Ann Patchett does talk about marriage in her latest book, this is not just a story about marriage. Told through 22 essays, “This is the Story of a Happy Marriage” is a memoir of her life from early years up through present day. Many of the essays are pieces that were previously published in […]

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Furniture Makeovers by Barb Blair

Do you have an old dresser or chair that is just begging for a makeover? After perusing “Furniture Makeovers” by Barb Blair, you may be inspired to try some of your own creative transformations. The author lays out all of the tools and materials, but I confess, I went straight for the before and after […]

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