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Emily St. John Mandel: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Emily St. John Mandel



Describe your latest book. My new novel is called Station Eleven. It's about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North... Continue »
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    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel 9780385353304

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Frommer's Las Vegas (Frommer's Las Vegas) by Mary Herczog
Frommer's Las Vegas (Frommer's Las Vegas)

Lorien, April 1, 2007

This book is almost as fun as Vegas itself, and it certainly gets you in the mood for the glitzy, over-the-top entertainment experience that is Vegas. Mary Herczog is a witty, enthusiastic writer, and her Frommer's Las Vegas guide is as up-to-date as a Vegas guide can be, given that Vegas is constantly changing.
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The Good Home Cookbook: More Than 1000 Classic American Recipes by Richard J Perry
The Good Home Cookbook: More Than 1000 Classic American Recipes

Lorien, December 24, 2006

This is a fun and friendly cookbook. When I cook, I like to consult a range of cookbooks to get a variety of ideas and then improvise. I usually consult 'The Gourmet Cookbook', Mark Bittman's 'How to Cook Everything' and Julia Child's 'The Way to Cook', and this cookbook will be joining that impressive group. Since I read cookbooks and cooking magazines for fun, a lot of the recipes in this cookbook are not new to me, but the recipes that are new to me are extremely valuable. For example, I was looking for desserts I could make without eggs, and found a delicious-sounding applesauce cake. There are also new takes on old standards, such as Beef Stifado, a Greek version of beef stew that includes feta cheese and walnuts. I am trying to incorporate a larger variety of fruit and vegetable recipes into my repertoire, so I was pleased to find recipes like New Hampshire Fried Apples, Stuffed Bell Peppers and Tex-Mex Vegetable Casserole. The layout is easy to read, and the instructions are thoughtful and detailed, for example specifying a 'shallow roasting pan' where other cookbooks might just say 'roasting pan'. This book is excellent for beginning cooks, but has enough new ideas that more experienced cooks will not be bored. I am very happy to be adding this cookbook to my collection!
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How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman
How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food

Lorien, November 1, 2006

This cookbook is basic enough for a beginner and imaginative enough for an experienced cook looking for something different. I have hundreds of cookbooks, but I always consult this instant classic when trying something new or looking for a fresh take on an old favorite.
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Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Charlotte Zolotow
Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present

Lorien, November 1, 2006

This was one of my favorite books as a child, and I am thrilled that it is still in print. It is a sweet, beautifully illustrated book with a non-materialistic message.
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All God's Children Need Travelling Shoes by Maya Angelou
All God's Children Need Travelling Shoes

Lorien, October 16, 2006

I read this book every few years. Maya Angelou's writing is funny, heartwarming and inspiring. My husband is reading this book for the first time, and he's loving it too. This book is part of her autobiographical series, and takes place primarily in Ghana, West Africa. The time and place are evoked so vividly!
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