Jacqueline Recommends

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The Gilly Salt Sisters Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446194235
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 14th, 2012

Born and raised on Cape Cod, I am always drawn to books that place there.  I was a little skeptical of The Gilly Salt Sisters, but it turned out to be an entertaining and engaging read.  At the heart of the novel are two sisters torn apart by their family legacy.  After years of their fierce rivalry over love, family, loyalty, and salt, the Gilly sisters join forces to save their family's history and their future.

-Jacqueline


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Border Songs (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307456267
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Published: Vintage - July 13th, 2010

Jim Lynch is becoming one of my favorite regional authors.  His second novel, Border Songs, tells the story of Brandon Vanderkool as he overcomes his awkward, shy behavior and becomes a border control agent patrolling the Washington/Canada border.  Lynch's characters always tug at the heart and have the reader cheering for their success.  Lynch is a compassionate and intriguing writer.

-Jacqueline


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Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812980882
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 24th, 2012

Blood, Bones & Butter is Gabrielle Hamilton's unabashed
memoir of her journey from being left alone to fend for herself at a
young age to becoming chef/owner of Prune- one of New York's most
acclaimed restaurants.  She takes the reader on a global food adventure
that is fascinating.  Hamilton's brutal honesty is refreshing and her
story is captivating.

-Jacqueline


The Help Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425232200
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Published: Berkley - April 5th, 2011

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The Fires of Edgarville Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780970640505
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Published: Crispin/Hammer - January 3rd, 2011

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Phish: The Biography Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780306814846
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Published: Da Capo Press - November 2009

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Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594850868
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Published: Skipstone Press - March 2011

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812968064
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 21st, 2006

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a beautifully written story that takes place in 19th century China. The novel begins with the foot binding of the narrator at age six. The author then continues to tell Lily's life stories for the next sixty years. She touches on love, loss, family, forgiveness...I highly recommend this book. It is one of my favorites this year!

--Jacqueline


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Growing a Farmer: How I Learned to Live Off the Land Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393070859
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 17th, 2011

Kurt Timmermeister's book "Growing a Farmer" tells his story of selling his popular Seattle restaurant and moving to Vachon Island to start a farm.  Each chapter offers something new about cows, vegetables, bees, making cheese... This is certainly not a how-to-book, but is much more informative than most books in this genre.  Years later, Timmermeister now holds dinners on his farm which for the most part is self sustaining. - Jacqueline