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Title:
Tartine Bread
Author(s):  Chad Robertson, Eric Wolfinger (Photographer) 
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication date: September 29th 2010
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0811870413
ISBN-13: 9780811870412

Book Description
For the home or professional bread-maker, this is the book of the season. It comes from a man many consider to be the best bread baker in the United States: Chad Robertson, co-owner of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, a city that knows its bread. To Chad, bread is the foundation of a meal, the center of daily life, and each loaf tells the story of the baker who shaped it. He developed his unique bread over two decades of apprenticeship with the finest artisan bakers in France and the United States, as well as experimentation in his own ovens. Readers will be astonished at how elemental it is. A hundred photographs from years of testing, teaching, and recipe development provide step-by-step inspiration, while additional recipes provide inspiration for using up every delicious morsel.

 

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Title:
Claim to Fame
Author(s): Margaret Peterson Haddix
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication date: November 10th 2009 (first published October 22nd 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1416939172
ISBN-13: 9781416939177

Book Summary
It was a talent that came out of nowhere. One day Lindsay Scott was on top of the world, the star of a hit TV show. The next day her fame had turned into torture.
Every time anyone said anything about her, she heard it. And everyone was talking about Lindsay: fans, friends, enemies, enemies who pretended to be friends....
Lindsay had what looked like a nervous breakdown and vanished from the public eye. But now she's sixteen and back in the news: A tabloid newspaper claims that Lindsay is being held hostage by her father.
The truth? Lindsay has been hiding out in a small Illinois town, living in a house that somehow provides relief from the stream of voices in her head. But when two local teenagers try to "rescue" Lindsay by kidnapping her, Lindsay is forced to confront everything she's been hiding from. And that's when she discovers there may be others who share her strange power. Lindsay is desperate to learn more, but what is she willing to risk to find the truth?

 

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T
itle: A Grief Observed
Author(s): C.S. Lewis
Paperback:
112 pages
Published: HarperOne
Publication date: February 6th 2001 (first published 1961)
ISBN10:
0060652381
ISBN13: 9780060652388
Language:English
 

Book Description
This very personal anguished story of the death of Lewis's wife is reissued with a foreword by Madeleine L'Engle. The celebrated author shares an intense account of the meaning of death with wit and insight.

 

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T
itle: Hoot
Author(s): Carl Hiaasen
Paperback:
304 pages
Published: Yearling  
Publication date: March 14th 2006 (first published September 10th 2002)
ISBN10:
0440421705
ISBN13: 9780440421702
Language:English
 

Book Summary
Unfortunately, Roy’s first acquaintance in Florida is Dana Matherson, a well-known bully. Then again, if Dana hadn’t been sinking his thumbs into Roy’s temples and mashing his face against the school-bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy. And the running boy is intriguing: he was running away from the school bus, carried no books, and–here’s the odd part–wore no shoes. Sensing a mystery, Roy sets himself on the boy’s trail. The chase introduces him to potty-trained alligators, a fake-fart champion, some burrowing owls, a renegade eco-avenger, and several extremely poisonous snakes with unnaturally sparkling tails.
Roy has most definitely arrived in Carl Hiaasen’s Florida.

 

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T
itle: Peace Like a River
Author(s): Leif Enger
Paperback:
312 pages
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication date: August 7th 2002 (first published August 2nd 2001)
ISBN10:
0802139256
ISBN13: 9780802139252
Language:English


Book
Description
Once in a great while, we encounter a novel in our voluminous reading that begs to be read aloud. Leif Enger's debut, Peace Like a River, is one such work. His richly evocative novel, narrated by an asthmatic 11-year-old named Reuben Land, is the story of Reuben's unusual family and their journey across the frozen Badlands of the Dakotas in search of his fugitive older brother. Charged with the murder of two locals who terrorized their family, Davy has fled, understanding that the scales of justice will not weigh in his favor. But Reuben, his father, Jeremiah -- a man of faith so deep he has been known to produce miracles -- and Reuben's little sister, Swede, follow closely behind the fleeing Davy.

Affecting and dynamic, Peace Like a River is at once a tragedy, a romance, and an unflagging exploration into the spirituality and magic possible in the everyday world, and in that of the world awaiting us on the other side of life. In Enger's superb debut effort, we witness a wondrous celebration of family, faith, and spirit, the likes of which we haven't seen in a long, long time -- and the birth of a classic work of literature.
(Fall 2001 Selection)

 

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Title: A Christmas Carol (Christmas Books #1)
Author(s): Charles Dickens
Paperback:
160 pages
Published: Christian Focus Publications 
Publication date: September 9th 1999  (first published 1843)
ISBN10:
1561797464
ISBN13: 9781561797462
Language:English


Book
Description
One of the best-loved and most quoted stories of “the man who invented Christmas”—English writer Charles Dickens—A Christmas Carol debuted in 1843 and has touched millions of hearts since.

Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge has never met a shilling he doesn’t like...and hardly a man he does. And he hates Christmas most of all. When Scrooge is visited by his old partner, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come, he learns eternal lessons of charity, kindness, and goodwill. Experience a true Victorian Christmas!

 

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