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The Firebird (Scottish) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781402276637
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - June 4th, 2013

Kearsley has a way of twisting multiple storylines to bring people in different time periods together so effortlessly! Great love stories, deep dives into historical detail, and dreamy magical touches make this one of my all-time favorites.

Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316402415
Availability: Backordered
Published: Orbit - April 1st, 2014

Hilarious and sexy and absurd, this paranormal romance series lives in a steampunk world. Had enough? You're not even getting started.

The Face of a Stranger: The First William Monk Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345513557
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 30th, 2008

One of favorite depictions of the Victorian detective, an oft-attempted genre. Monk is a man we meet when he wakes up from amnesia, and we follow him through life, which he treats as a case to be solved...completely gripping and fascinating, and gets her details about Crimean War and other timely bits right.

Paris to the Past: Traveling through French History by Train Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393343151
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 16th, 2012

A mix of travel and history any historian or Francophile would love. I have asirations about the former but can claim the latter and Caro's connections to place and past empires is deeply moving and fascinating.

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060545697
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 13th, 2004

So. Helpful. I've read many industry books but this has been the most on-the-ground applicable and useful for me as an author.

An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace Cover Image
By Tamar Adler, Alice Waters (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781439181881
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Published: Scribner - June 19th, 2012

A wonderful non-cookbook about how to treat your food so that your relationship with it can form the basis of a well-lived life!

Wanderlust: A History of Walking Cover Image
ISBN: 9780140286014
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2001

The esoteric, bluestocking's guide to the walking in all its facets. Solnit does a remarkable job wandering in her topics but divulges fascinating social patterns and traditions that shed light on our modern needs and shortcomings, too.

House Thinking: A Room-by-Room Look at How We Live Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060538804
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 30th, 2007

A sociological treatment of how we live and how we used to live, this book triggered me to think about my own use of space more critically. Not in a decluttering way but in a family-social-values kind of way.

Written in Red (A Novel of the Others #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451417909
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Published: Roc - March 4th, 2014

I'm not a hard-core sci-fi fan but this paranormal series introduces werewolves and vampires in an entirely refreshing way--not as sex symbols. Great action, tension, imaginative superhuman abilities, and hilarious!

The Dream of the Stone Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416911876
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Published: Simon Pulse - April 1st, 2007

One of the formational stories of my young adulthood, this fantasy tells of a girl searching for justice for her parents' death, a boy who interests her, and a whole other world she discovers. As good as A Wrinkle in Time, for a little older audience.

Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery (Being A Jane Austen Mystery #1) Cover Image
This book is rarely available; email elisa at if you'd like her to try to find it elsewhere for you.
ISBN: 9780553385618
Availability: Special Order
Published: Bantam - May 20th, 2008

A delightful inheritor of the Austen character as imagined, Barron wields a deft pen. Humor, wit, manners, pain, social inhibitions, plus a sleuth who's a smart woman! So good.