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Case Files

🌟🌟🌟🌟 A combination of short, edgy crime stories, and a few that are somewhat longer, (chapter-based), the final one featuring a trainee Detective Kay Hunter (who is featured a long-running book series). With the author’s knack for writing atmospheric, twisty short stories, many of which contain clever and surprising endings,…

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Belly Woman

🌟🌟🌟🌟 A harrowing inside-look at a horrifying pandemic - Ebola in Western Africa in the years 2014 to 2016 - written by a front-line OB-Gyn, doing his part to treat maternity referrals as the world around him dissolves into the chaos of a new emergency. β€œIn the war we knew…

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My First Popsicle

🌟🌟🌟🌟 πŸ’« Heartwarming and cozy, like cocoa before a warm fire, this book explores the random thoughts and musings expressed by a group of actors, creatives, writers, directors and artists, (most of them with only a personal, and not professional, involvement with food) when asked to create an essay for…

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Thirteen ways to smell a tree

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A sensuous, extravagant look at the bounty of trees, focusing primarily on the aromas and smells they contribute as a (perhaps under-recognized) sumptuous and multi-layered texture to our everyday world. Written with the delicacy and grace of a poet, informed by the science and insight of the biologist he…

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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Salamanti, translated to mean β€œCheers” in Persian, is exactly that - a gorgeous and cheering montage of beautiful recipes, bursting with seasonal flavor, herbs, and vegetables, welcoming the reader into a mouth-watering world of Persian cooking, where each meal is a deeply-rooted communal experience, as much a gateway to…

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I don’t talk to dead bodies

🌟🌟🌟🌟 A compassionate and heart-felt memoir, written by a retired forensic psychiatrist, whose thirty-two year career exposed her to more diversity, challenges, risks, and yes, opportunities, than many of us can even imagine. As a psychiatrist who works with mentally-ill criminals (and not dead bodies, as is a common misconception),…

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The Grove

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟+ A rapturous read, filled with human stories, memories, hopes, dreams and imaginings, and as in the plants so wondrously carried within, this is a book we gardeners (botanists, plant and nature-lovers) must all agree on. A treasure, β€œglossy and its flowers abundant”, - this book is pure goodness for…

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The Maids of Biddenden

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Based on the true-life story of two remarkable women, Mary and Eliza Chulkhurst, in the Kent township of Biddenden, in and around the early twelfth-century, this book takes the tale of what may be the first documented case of conjoined twins. In this case, joined at the hip, with…

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Life and Death Decisions

🌟🌟🌟🌟 πŸ’« An insightful, inspiring and alarming look at Public Health, in some of the most remote, challenging, and impoverished areas of the world, through the eyes of a medical expert - one who is both a fearless advocate for first-hand patient care, as well as a tireless advocate for…

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The Accidental Detectorist

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« What happens when a middle-aged travel-writer, home-locked due to the Covid pandemic, discovers the world of metal-detecting - initially dismissed as somewhat outlandish, but somehow, an itch that takes hold, and must be satisfied. Searchers, seekers, hobbyists, all of them falling captive to the allure of the hunt -…

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