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Scowler by Daniel Kraus (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on October 25, 2013 tagged coming of age • science fiction • thriller
Ry helped send his father to prison. Now he's free and bent on revenge. Ry's only hope: 3 childhood toys.
The Madwoman in the Volvo My Year of Raging Hormones by Sandra Tsing Loh (2014)
Reviewed by darcy on October 17, 2014 tagged biography
One woman’s roller coaster year going through menopause.
In Falling Snow by Mary-Rose MacColl (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on August 8, 2014 tagged historical fiction
Iris leaves Australia to find her brother, who is fighting in WWI, and ends up working in a hospital outside Paris.
It's So Easy and Other Lies by Duff McKagan (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on November 1, 2013 tagged biography
Guns ’N Roses bassist Duff McKagan discusses his early life, his bands, and his struggles with addiction.
Evel The High Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend by Leigh Montville (2011)
Reviewed by darcy on November 14, 2014 tagged biography
Evel Knievel sold insurance, broke into safes, and worked security before becoming a daredevil.
American Ghoul by Walt Morton (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on June 7, 2013 tagged coming of age • horror
Howard struggles to stock his grandmother’s freezer with human flesh to eat. He also has normal teenage problems.
Jelly Shot Test Kitchen Jell-ing Classic Cocktails--One Drink At A Time by Michelle Palm (2011)
Reviewed by darcy on June 13, 2014 tagged cookbook
How to make jelly shot cocktails featuring gourmet ingredients.
Her A Memoir by Christa Parravani (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on January 10, 2014 tagged biography • coming of age
A memoir about dealing with a sister’s crushing fear, depression, and eventual overdose.
Open Mic Riffs on Life between Cultures in Ten Voices by Mitali Perkins, Cherry Cheva, Varian Johnson, Naomi Shihab Nye, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, G. Neri, Debbie Rigaud, Francisco X. Stork, Gene Luen Yang, David Yoo (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on November 21, 2014 tagged anthology • coming of age • poetry
An anthology of work by ten well-known young adult authors about growing up between cultures.
Methland The Death and Life of an American Small Town by Nick Reding (2009)
Reviewed by darcy on December 6, 2013 tagged nonfiction
A journalist follows the spread of meth in Oelwein, Iowa.
Garlic and Sapphires The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl (2006)
Reviewed by darcy on June 13, 2014 tagged biography
Restaurant critic Ruth Reichl had to employ disguises to remain anonymous when she was eating out.
Slacks and Calluses Our Summer In a Bomber Factory by Constance Bowman Reid, Clara Marie Allen (2004)
Reviewed by darcy on December 21, 2012 tagged history
Knitmare on Elm Street 20 Projects That Go Bump In The Night by Hannah Simpson (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on March 1, 2013 tagged horror • nonfiction
Photographs and easy instructions for how to knit zombies, vampires and other monsters.
The Light Between Oceans a novel by M.L. Stedman (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on June 20, 2014 tagged historical fiction
A lighthouse keeper and his wife find a baby that washes ashore and raise it as their own.
Flow A Cultural History Of Menstruation by Elissa Stein, Susan Kim (2009)
Reviewed by darcy on February 22, 2013 tagged history
A cultural history of menstruation including photos of odd and historical feminine hygiene products.
Part Wild Caught Between the Worlds of Wolves and Dogs by Ceiridwen Terrill (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on December 20, 2013 tagged biography • nonfiction
Terrill sees the beauty in her adopted wolf-dog puppy even when others worry he’s a monster.
Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On-the-Go Food for Athletes by Biju Thomas, Allen Lim (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on September 4, 2015 tagged cookbook
Alphabet Trucks by Samantha Vamos, Ryan O'Rourke (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on January 3, 2014 tagged picture book
An alphabet book that plays on children’s love of trucks to trick them into learning to read.
The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on August 22, 2014 tagged literary
After 20 years in Chartres, Agnès is part of the village, and takes on the task of cleaning the cathedral.
Beautiful Ruins A Novel by Jess Walter (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on April 5, 2013 tagged historical fiction
In 1962, a young Italian innkeeper meets a beautiful American actress. Years later, he goes to Hollywood to find her.
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