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Christy was born and raised in Vermont. After living out West for ten years she returned to the Green Mountain State to raise her family. Christy loves Vermont, especially all of the farms and delicious food (one of her life’s passions is eating). Her favorite children’s book authors
are William Steig and Chris Van Allsburg. Her favorite grown-up authors include Charles Bukowski, Edward Abbey, and Jeannette Walls.

The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins

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The Girl on the Train: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781594633669
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 13th, 2015

The characters in this book are all walking disasters who become connected after one of them disappears. Drunks, failed relationships, secrets, and lies are the special combination that keep you up reading this thriller. This would be great for people who loved Gone Girl or who crave a fast paced mystery.


Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilrimage, by Haruki Murakami

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (Vintage International) Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780804170123
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Published: Vintage - May 5th, 2015

A beautifully told story of a young man struggling to process being suddenly cut out of his extraordinarily close group of friends lives. Finding love makes him confront his friends and the terrible secret they kept from him for years. Murakami has you questioning the barriers between dreams and reality, love, hate, and jealousy. Great book club read. --Christy


Fictitious Dishes, by Dinah Fried

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Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062279835
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Published: Harper Design - April 15th, 2014

Do you know someone who loves food and books? How about art and food?
This book recreates meals in literary classics such as the chowder in Moby Dick to the pail of blueberries in Blueberries for Sal. Each work of art features the quote from the book that features the meal and has loads of amazing facts about food, the authors, the time period that are fascinating.


Things Come Apart by Todd McLellan

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Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780500516768
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Thames & Hudson - May 31st, 2013

Objects past and present are meticulously dismantled and photographed. This book could appeal to everyone from artists, to kids who want to know how things work, to mechanics. Absolutely fascinating.


The No Recipe Cookbook by Susan Crowther

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The No Recipe Cookbook: A Beginner's Guide to the Art of Cooking Cover Image
By Susan Crowther, Roland G. Henin (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781620876169
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Published: Skyhorse - July 1st, 2013

This book has all the basics to give you the confidence to cook intuitively and really know your way around the kitchen. Easy to follow, charming, and funny, you will not ever have to buy a cookbook with recipes in it again.


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