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The new annotated H. P. Lovecraft book The new annotated H. P. Lovecraft
An extensively annotated anthology of twenty-two of the horror master's best writings also examines Lovecraft's rise and accomplishments against a backdrop of the pulp fiction era while evaluating his influence on literature.

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Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937, author.
FIC LOVECRA

The who, the what, and the when : 65 artists illustrate the secret sidekicks of history book The who, the what, and the when : 65 artists illustrate the secret sidekicks of history
"This ... illustrated history reveals 65 people you've probably never heard of, but who helped shape the word as we know it. Muses and neighbors, friends and relatives, accomplices and benefactors--such as Michael and Joy Brown, who gifted Harper Lee a year's worth of wages to help her write To Kill a Mockingbird. Or John Ordway, the colleague who walked with Lewis and Clark every step of the way"--Amazon.com.

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920.02 WHO WHA

The American plate : a culinary history in 100 bites The American plate : a culinary history in 100 bites
A delicious history of how American food has evolved, exploring the diets, traditions and recipes of American cultures, from the time of early Native Americans through to today's diverse influences from around the world.

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O'Connell, Libby Haight. This item is on order. You can place a hold and when item becomes available, you will be contacted.

We are all completely beside ourselves book We are all completely beside ourselves
Coming of age in middle America, eighteen-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister.

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Fowler, Karen Joy.
FIC FOWLER

The storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel book The storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel
When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.

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Zevin, Gabrielle.
FIC ZEVIN

Clara and Mr. Tiffany : a novel book Clara and Mr. Tiffany : a novel
Louis Comfort Tiffany staffs his studio with female artisans--a decision that protects him from strikes by the all-male union--but refuses to employ women who are married. Lucky for him, Clara Driscoll's romantic misfortunes insure that she can continue to craft the jewel-toned glass windows and lamps that catch both her eye and her imagination.

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Vreeland, Susan.
FIC VREELAN

Robin Robertson's vegan without borders : easy everyday meals from around the world book Robin Robertson's vegan without borders : easy everyday meals from around the world
Robertson believes that great flavors should have no boundaries, and the dishes in this book represent more than two countries from around the world. It is a celebration of culinary traditions with plant-based ingredients, including twists on dishes inspired by tradition without being bound by them.

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Robertson, Robin (Robin G.), author.
641.5636 ROBERTS

The care and management of lies : a novel of the Great War book The care and management of lies : a novel of the Great War
"By July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained--by Thea's passionate embrace of women's suffrage, and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea's brother, Tom, who runs the family farm. When Kezia and Tom wed just a month before war is declared between Britain and Germany, Thea's gift to Kezia is a book on household management--a veiled criticism of the bride's prosaic life to come. Yet when Tom enlists to fight for his country and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield, the farm becomes Kezia's responsibility. Each must find a way to endure the ensuing cataclysm and turmoil. As Tom marches to the front lines, and Kezia battles to keep her ordered life from unraveling, they hide their despair in letters and cards filled with stories woven to bring comfort. Even Tom's fellow soldiers in the trenches enter and find solace in the dream world of Kezia's mouth-watering, albeit imaginary meals. But will well-intended lies and self-deception be of use when they come face to face with the enemy?" -- from publisher's web site.

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Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955-
FIC WINSPEA

Great maps book Great maps
Traces human development and culture through maps, from early rock carvings to the latest geospatial technology. A fascinating overview of cartography through the ages.

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Brotton, Jerry, author.
912.09 BROTTON

The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery book The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery
Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike--strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents--and see how victims coped. In many cases their survival was miraculous, if puzzling. Observers were amazed by the transformations that took place when different parts of the brain were destroyed, altering victims' personalities. Parents suddenly couldn't recognize their own children. Pillars of the community became pathological liars. Some people couldn't speak but could still sing. Sam Kean explains the brain's secret passageways and recounts forgotten tales of the ordinary people whose struggles, resilience, and deep humanity made modern neuroscience possible.--From publisher description.

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Kean, Sam, author.
617.4802 KEAN

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