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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.
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.
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.
Blood, Bones & Butter The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton (2011)
Reviewed by darcy on October 12, 2012 tagged biography
The Book of Jezebel An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things by Anna Holmes, Kate Harding, Amanda Hess (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on April 25, 2014 tagged reference
An illustrated encyclopedia that covers all facets of feminism and womanhood.
The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on February 14, 2014 tagged history • nonfiction
How a rowing crew of working-class boys from the University of Washington took gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
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
Cheese Belongs To You! by Alexis Deacon, Viviane Schwarz (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on June 27, 2014 tagged picture book
According to the law, if there’s cheese it belongs to the rat who finds it. But there are exceptions.
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.
Coaltown Jesus by Ron Koertge (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on July 25, 2014 tagged coming of age • poetry
After Walker prays to God to help his mother, he finds an irreverent and sarcastic Jesus in his room.
The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy by Martha Brockenbrough, Israel Sanchez (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on January 31, 2014 tagged picture book
Inside the museum of truly old things, the last Dinosaur Tooth Fairy polishes her fangs.
The Doll Collection: Seventeen Brand-New Tales of Dolls by Ellen Datlow (2015)
Reviewed by darcy on October 28, 2016 tagged anthology • horror • short stories
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.
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
The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on March 15, 2013 tagged science fiction
Haley researches a sixteen minute time loss. Dodger hears a radio station in his head. Both are sure aliens exist.
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.
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.
The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene (2014)
Reviewed by darcy on December 26, 2014 tagged mystery
Arthur Winthrop, headmaster of an esteemed boarding school, confesses to murdering a student after their affair.
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.
How To Be A World Explorer (Lonely Planet Not-For-Parents) by (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on July 12, 2013 tagged nonfiction
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.
I Heart My Little A-Holes A bunch of holy-crap moments nobody ever told you about parenting by Karen Alpert (2014)
Reviewed by darcy on January 16, 2015 tagged essays • nonfiction
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
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.
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.
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