Sep 04, 2015
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Diet
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A common sense, fun but no-nonsense approach to food in: STOP THE DIET, I WANT TO GET OFF

By Lisa Tillinger Johansen, MS, RD

Rating:  star star star star star 

Overhearing food-focused, diet-obsessed conversations and observing strange, often excessive eating behaviors at a wedding party, Registered Dietitian Lisa Tillinger Johansen reflected, “I should write a book.”

Wife
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WIFE FOR LIFE offers advice, anecdotes and wisdom for a life long relationship.

By Ramona Zabriskie

Rating:  star star star star star 

A detailed and personal-anecdote-filled guide for women who wish to learn how to love a man for life.
How do people stay married for thirty, forty, or even fifty years?

Rowdy
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Rowdy

By Christopher Madsen

Rating:  star star star star star 

At first glance, ROWDY seems to be a book about the rebuilding of a NY40 Class racing yacht. However, it is actually three books: the recounting of how the boat was discovered and restored, the World War I diary of Rowdy’s first owner and finally, a description of upper class New York society between the wars.

WildOnes
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THE WILD ONES tells the story of one woman’s quest to save the wild mustangs of Nevada

By Corky Scranta

Rating:  star star star star star 

A secretary turned animal activist paves the way to protect the wild mustangs of Nevada from cruel and inhumane capture.

Resource Guide
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Concise and clear, THE SELF-PUBLISHER’S ULTIMATE RESOURCE GUIDE gets authors started on their road to self publication.

By Joel Friedlander and Betty Kelly Sargent

Rating:  star star star star star 

A resource guide for almost anything a self-publisher may need.

Horsemen
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THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE INVESTOR’S APOCALYPSE guides investors through the maze of personal finance.

By Robert J. Klosterman, CFP

Rating:  star star star star star 

A financial advisor, offers help dealing with inflation, volatility, groupthink, and global displacements and transformations.

Troupe
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Lively anecdotes about the obscure 1980s comedy troupe abound in: TALES OF THE TROUPE

By Robert Dinsmoor

Rating:  star star star star star 

Comedy writer Rob Dinsmoor lovingly recounts his years as a member of Chucklehead, a dynamic troupe of twenty-somethings who briefly charmed New York’s comedy scene in the 1980s.

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War: A Crime Against Humanity

By Robert Vivo

Rating:  star star star star star 

The author argues that war should be treated as a crime rather than an unfortunate necessity, and dealt with by an international criminal court.

RedDot
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Docu-drama realism puts the reader on the streets with the members of
THE RED DOT CLUB

By Robert Rangel

Rating:  star star star star star 

Gritty portraits of true courage under fire, THE RED DOT CLUB puts the reader on the street where cops and criminals shoot it out, where blood is red, and pain is excruciating.

Rhythm
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Rhythm for Sale

By Grant Harper Reid

Rating:  star star star star star 

Leonard Harper (1899-1943) was in the thick of the Harlem Renaissance, the bright lights and the low life, the big venues and the back alleys, as performer, promoter, owner—in front of the audience and behind the scenes.

Bubbie
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Managing Bubbie

By Russel Lazega

Rating:  star star star star star 

Attorney and author Russel Lazega blends funny stories about his larger-than-life Miami Beach Jewish grandmother with her historical accounts and additional research of her escape from the Nazi regime.

Nose
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Nose, Legs, Body!: Know Wine Like the Back of Your Hand

By Len Napolitano

Rating:  star star star star star 

NOSE, LEGS, BODY! is an accessible guide that provides more than the basics about wine for beginner wine enthusiasts. Author Len Napolitano serves up an easy-to-read guide that is both entertaining and enlightening.

LittleAmerican
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Little American Man

By Lior Lampert

Rating:  star star star star star 

At five years of age, Lior Lampert emigrates from Israel to the United States with his two brothers and his mother. A high school student “with a clear vision for his future,” Lampert candidly shares his immigrant journey to America.

Secrets
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Secrets of a Hiring Manager Turned Career Coach

By Lisa Quast

Rating:  star star star star star 

A former hiring manager offers advice to job seekers on everything from resume design to how to follow up after an interview.

Jewels
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Jewels of Allah

By Nina Ansary

Rating:  star star star star star 

There is a popular narrative about Iranian women, suggesting that they advanced during the Pahlavi Monarchy, and, since the overthrow of the Shah, suffered massive repression and became symbolically and literally re-veiled.

Salvation
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Salvation of a Serial Celebate

By Gregory McAllister

Rating:  star star star star star 

SALVATION OF A SERIAL CELIBATE is a memoir of the faith journey of Greg McAllister. The story begins in the safe cocoon of a Catholic parish in Northern California to the present day where he has come to rest in the scenic mountains of Vermont.

MonaLisa
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Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and Its Treasures

By Gerri Chanel

Rating:  star star star star star 

A richly detailed and thoroughly researched tale of the transportation and safekeeping of the Mona Lisa during World War II.

Twisted
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Twisted Broad: Tales From an Internet Dive Bar

By Nicole Jackson Jones

Rating:  star star star star star 

After a quiet (but not Mormon) upbringing in Utah, Nicole Jackson Jones launched herself into a life of debauchery, drinking, storytelling, and YouTube.

Angkor
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The Angkor Guidebook

By Andrew Booth

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE ANGKOR GUIDEBOOK is a beautiful, compact travel guide to the temples of Angkor in Cambodia.

Xelie
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Xelie’s Gift

By Michele McGuire

Rating:  star star star star star 

Yes, this is a story about a dog named Xelie. Author Michele McGuire met her Picardy Shepherd on a trip to Austria and enthusiastically brought the dog home to join with the others.

Deceased
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Wife of the Deceased

By Dawn M. Bell

Rating:  star star star star star 

A widow must come to terms with the loss of her husband and learn to go on with her life without him.
Dawn Bell had a wonderful life—a beautiful daughter, a fulfilling job, good friends, and most of all, a loving and much-beloved husband.

Breakthrough
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The Breakthrough

By Frederic C. Hartman

Rating:  star star star star star 

An investigation into the negative emotions that keep us from becoming fully engaged in our present lives, THE BREAKTHROUGH aims to help readers become fully (and healthily) conscious.

Madness
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Madness, Miracles, Millions

By Joseph Semprevivo, Larry Semprevivo

Rating:  star star star star star 

This faith-based memoir highlights how the Semprevivo family overcame obstacles to create, own, and operate a multi-million-dollar, sugar-free cookie company.

Olympics
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The Cancer Olympics

By Robin McGee

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE CANCER OLYMPICS tells the heart-rending story of a middle-aged woman’s battle against colorectal cancer. The story begins with Canadian author Robin McGee, a physically fit psychologist, wife and mother in her 40s.