Publication Day: Man with a Pan

May 17, 2011 • 18 Comments

I’ll be honest here—one of my secret vices is foodie literature. I’ve devoured them all: Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential, Ruth Reichel’s Tender at The Bone, Bill Buford’s Heat, Amanda Hesser’s Cooking for Mr. Latte. There’s…


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Publication Day: The Nature Principle by Richard Louv

44 Comments May 10, 2011 • 44 Comments

“The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need.”

Richard Louv changed how we view and interact with nature in the New York Times bestseller Last Child in the Woods, which sparked an…


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Publication Day: Wicked Bugs

30 Comments May 3, 2011 • 30 Comments

Amy Stewart, author of the New York Times bestsellers Wicked Plants and Flower Confidential, is back with her newest book, Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects. (Be sure to…


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National Poetry Month: Which Shore?

No Comments April 27, 2011 • No Comments

National Poetry Month is, alas, drawing to a close, but this doesn’t mean that you should put your poetry books back on the shelf to accrue dust for another year! Poetry’s charms are a year-round…


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National Poetry Month: The Letting Go

2 Comments April 22, 2011 • 2 Comments

What can I say about Emily Dickinson besides that she was a genius, a one-of-a-kind, inimitable talent, and that alongside Walt Whitman she is considered to be one of the two parents of American poetry?…


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This Easter get Seasoned in the South

No Comments April 21, 2011 • No Comments

Easter is my favorite family-oriented holiday. No gifts, just food. The weather is warm but not hot. The flowers are in bloom. Everybody comes home from church in their whites and pastels, ready to sit…


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New in Paperback from Heather Lende

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Happy paperback publication to Heather Lende‘s Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs!
Following an almost fatal car accident, Lende introduces us to the community that helped her get back on her feet:…


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Passover Memories, and Why My Mother’s Chicken Soup Is the Best

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Today we have a post from the Workman Blog. Judy Bart Kancigor is the author of Cooking Jewish: 532 Great Recipes from the Rabinowitz Family. For a copy of her Workman Short, visit The Perfect…


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National Poetry Month: “The Old High Way of Love”

3 Comments April 13, 2011 • 3 Comments

In honor of National Poetry Month, every Wednesday in April I’m sharing one of my favorite poems for you to read and share with a friend, a lover, or even a foe (I promise they…


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National Poetry Month: What’s Freedom For? To Know Eternity

No Comments April 6, 2011 • No Comments

April is National Poetry Month, the only time of year that most Americans take note of the fact that poetry is still being read and written by sentimental, idealistic people like yours truly. And to…