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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.
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.
OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on September 26, 2014 tagged coming of age • romance
Bea meets Beck at an OCD support group and starts to fall in love even though she’s stalking someone else.
Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on September 26, 2014 tagged coming of age • poetry
Two slackers in an Des Moines, Washington, high school are paired together for a poetry slam.
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
Improv Sewing A Freeform Approach To Creative Techniques: 101 Fast, Fun and Fearless Projects by Nicole Blum, Debra Immergut (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on January 11, 2013 tagged nonfiction
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on October 3, 2014 tagged literary
Benjamin becomes a caretaker for a boy named Trevor and takes him on a cross country trip to see Trevor’s father.
How To Be A World Explorer (Lonely Planet Not-For-Parents) by (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on July 12, 2013 tagged nonfiction
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blood, Bones & Butter The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton (2011)
Reviewed by darcy on October 12, 2012 tagged biography
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.
The Lost Dogs Michael Vick's Dogs And Their Tale Of Rescue and Redemption by Jim Gorant (2010)
Reviewed by darcy on November 2, 2012 tagged nonfiction
Real Simple 869 New Uses For Old Things: An Encyclopedia of Innovative Ideas For Everyday Items by (2010)
Reviewed by darcy on May 9, 2014 tagged nonfiction
An encyclopedia of ingenious ways to reuse old items.
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.
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.
Monsters of the Deep A 3-D Look at Ocean Creatures (Pop-Up Nature) by Claire Bampton (2008)
Reviewed by darcy on March 29, 2013 tagged picture book • science
Eye-popping, real creatures from the bottom of the ocean pop-up out of this book.
The Hypocrisy of Disco a Memoir by Clane Hayward (2007)
Reviewed by darcy on November 29, 2013 tagged biography • coming of age
Clane Hayward's memoir about growing up in hippie communes, which were strange and often primitive.
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
Change Your Underwear Twice a Week Lessons from the Golden Age of Classroom Filmstrips by Danny Gregory (2004)
Reviewed by darcy on April 24, 2015 tagged coffee table book • history • nonfiction
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