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Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson



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Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser
Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer

sll, January 13, 2009

Totally absorbing. The descriptions of Martin's ever more elaborate, luxurious, and outrageous hotels are fantastic and fantastical. It's impossible to read this book and not think of that crazy mirage in the Nevada desert.
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The Illuminator by Brenda Ri Vantrease
The Illuminator

sll, December 27, 2008

This has utterly pulled me in, decisively winning every evening any struggle between the need for sleep and the need to keep on reading. How not to sound trite? Vantrease weaves a shimmering spell. Now I can't wait to get my children breakfast so I can go back to it.
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Green Kids, Sage Families: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Organic Kids by Lynda Fassa
Green Kids, Sage Families: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Organic Kids

sll, December 24, 2008

Lynda Fassa lays out affordable, accessible ways for families to make healthy and significant lifestyle changes with an engaging tone that is inspirational but always practical. Though she presents disturbing information on the exposure that our children have to unregulated and common household or playground toxins, the book is meant to empower and remediate rather than alarm.
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Mo Smells Red by Margaret E. Hyde
Mo Smells Red

sll, December 17, 2008

Unlike the acrid pizza of old that that faded after ten scratches, this book has realistic scents that last and are actually appealing. My in-house reviewers raved, “I love it! It smells good! It’s cool!” Based on a real-life rescue dog (pit bull, a breed that can use all the help it can get), a portion of the book’s profits support the Best Friends Animal Society.
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How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum by Keri Smith
How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum

sll, December 11, 2008

A fantastic book to encourage focus, free-thinking, creativity, and intense observation on a deeply individual level. No screens, money, plastic gadgets required. A book meant to be used, written in, carried around. I got this as a Christmas gift for my daughter and I think I want one for myself!
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