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The Best Self-Published Books of 2016

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Our top reviewed books of 2016 compiled for your reading pleasure!
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5 Rising Star Indie Authors to Read This Summer

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What’s better than a classic book list? How about a whole summer of potential reading time and a book list of rising star authors to fill it with?
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IR's Top 10 Indie Book Cover Picks for 2015

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Whether indie or traditionally pubbed, a great cover can set the tone for a book, welcoming the reader into the universe the author has set into motion before the first page is even perused.
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5 (Indie) Protagonists with Super-Powers

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Are you a reader who yearns for the supernatural, magic powers and/or a cosmic sense of wisdom? We've got some books for you.

The Olympic Story

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I didn’t understand at first how a sporting competition could be so politically-charged, but then I learned about the 1972 Munich games, where eleven Israeli athletes and coaches had been killed by terrorists, and the 1976 Montreal games, where 28 African countries boycotted due to a New Zealand rugby team’s decision earlier that year to tour South Africa, despite its policy of apartheid. Whoa, I thought. Dad’s really taking us into the heart of darkness.
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Rene's Bouquets

Rating: 4
Compiled by Dutch Master Designer Rene van Rems, Rene's Bouquets--A Guide To Euro-Style Hand-Tied Bouquets, is for anyone who loves flowers-- from the at-home arranger to the professional designer.
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The Flower Man's Daughter

Rating: 4.5
A skillfully crafted novel that recounts the C.I.A.-backed violent coup that toppled Chilean President Salvador Allende in 1973.
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Claude Monet: Late Work

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A catalogue that accompanied "Claude Monet: Late Work," the most significant gathering of Monet's late paintings to take place in New York in more than thirty years.
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Roy Lichtenstein: Girls

Rating: 4
In the summer of 1961, Lichtenstein embarked on a series of iconic images of women, taken directly from newspaper clippings and the romance comic books prevalent in post-war America.
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The Frugal Oenophile's Winegrape Primer

Rating: 4
A pocket-sized primer that covers nearly 300 grapes and wine styles, including a short profile of the grape, its history, its sensory characteristics, plus food-matching suggestions.