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Spring Cookbooks | Wyatt’s World

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With holiday feast days, the opening of farmers markets, and longed-for seasonal favorites finally showing up in stores, spring is an excellent time to reevaluate cookbook collections.

Changing Your Life Expectancy

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If you want to improve your health and live a longer, happier life, these two books will give readers great, no-nonsense advice on how to improve your longevity through some basic health-conscious principles

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 1, 2017

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Climbers will inhale Caldwell’s book and want more; poet Kampa’s urge to feel, to will herself into others’ being, is a gift that will carry her far; comedian Boyle’s book is hard to put down and full of solid advice; clear, real-world discussions of issues facing transgender people; perfect for browsing, this work will awaken a desire for questing and adventure

Culinary Creation for the Creative Cook

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New spins on classic recipes, re-thinking veggies, and revamping breakfast; this issue is perfect for the cook who is ready to explore and create new and exciting dishes

Nonfiction: Frank Little & Labor, Forces of Nature, Gershom Scholem, Native American Women | Xpress Reviews

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Appealing for those interested in the history of the American West and labor history; a must-read for anyone delving into the history of science; for specialized readers drawn to Jewish mysticism and Jewish messianism; for readers interested in the history of western Washington

Mathematics, April 2017 | Best Sellers

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LJ Nonfiction Reviews: April 15, 2017

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Otis Redding finally gets the “Respect” he deserves; Alexie’s portrayals of family relationships, identity, and grief have the universality of great literature; this scrumptious entrée into six-legged cuisine is for all general science readers

Q&A: Thomas McNamee Muses on “The Inner Life of Cats”

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Thomas McNamee’s recent book, The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions is both an affectionate love letter to his own cat Augusta and a perceptive analysis of feline psychology and biology that shatters common assumptions about these animals.

Physiology, March 2017 | Best Sellers

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LJ Nonfiction Reviews: April 1, 2017

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For art lovers, Treasures of Asian Art is a worthwhile investment; Blumenthal delivers life-and-times political history at its best; Moss’s website translates well as an excellent training guide for any level of outdoor fun; this honest account will find resonance among consumers of popular faith narratives