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The Well Path: Lose 20 Pounds, Reverse the Aging Process, Change Your Life
The Well Path: Lose 20 Pounds, Reverse the Aging Process, Change Your Life
by Jame, M.D. Heskett
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $18.17
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars C.H.A.N.G.E. Charts and dry-brushing skin twice daily, March 21, 2016
Best parts: Dr. Heskett explains why dieting guarantees we'll put on weight. And she is a cheerleader for instilling confidence and control, explaining that will power can't overcome hunger--and that anybody who eats a container of no-fat yogurt will spend the day hungry and therefore eating. But her food advice might be a little tough as she encourages us to shop for, cook, and eat some complicated soups, mostly vegetables and grains. And twice a day to dry-brush your whole body, to stimulate the lymph system, increase circulation, and aid digestion. (She neglects to add that brushing can also remove a lot of potato chip crumbs.) But it's wonderful that her approach makes clear we need to eat nutrient-rich (not calorie-rich) foods to prevent hunger, which can lead to a good weight. Lovely bulleted lists and what she calls "CHANGE Charts" to help.
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At the Edge of the Orchard
At the Edge of the Orchard
by Tracy Chevalier
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $18.39
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love trees? Love people who love trees? Read it., March 21, 2016
This is top notch Chevalier, with terrific details about apple trees, the love of them, the miserable lives of a family trying to grow them--or destroy them. Glimpses of life in the Black Swamp of Ohio and eventually the redwood and sequoia forests of California, and a hopeful young man finding his way. Loved it.


In Other Words
In Other Words
by Jhumpa Lahiri
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $16.04
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love languages and how to learn them? Read this., March 20, 2016
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So much to love in this little book, wish there was a little less of the introspective, "Who am I? Where do I belong?" Lahiri is a citizen of the world in the old-fashioned sense, seeing into cultures and finding the universal in them. I'm a native English speaker married to a non-native speaker, and I've taught language acquisition theory, plus English as a second language to immigrants, and have immersed myself in two foreign cultures (my speech is passable, my grammar non-existent). I've edited the doctoral theses of non-native speakers so they are in standard English and therefore I enjoyed figuring out the magic Lahiri was working as she wrote an entire book in her recently-acquired Italian. As a guide to how one learns another language as an adult, and then how one speaks and writes well in it, this book is invaluable. I can't think of another such.


Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape
Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape
by Lauret E. Savoy
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $21.13
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful and loving despite incidents that made me wince, February 9, 2016
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Thoughtful and loving despite descriptions of incidents that made me wince, Trace lays out the complicated history of origins, place names, honoring (or dishonoring) the ancestors. For instance, she has visited historic sites where the guides are uncomfortable discussing the slaves who worked there and were buried there, and she spends much of her journey around the US looking for origin stories her parents were uncomfortable telling her. After reading it, I donated it to my town's Multicultural Network library, it must be read, savored, shared.


The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History
The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History
by Thor Hanson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $19.25
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Savoring every word, December 10, 2015
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Not even done yet because I'm savoring every word, but I must write this review--get this book. Such a brilliantly written book, full of science but accessible to all readers. Stories of how seeds evolved, why they are so varied, how seed banks are going to save them and humanity by safely storing them, what happens inside a dormant seed. Hanson describes the varied dances between seed eaters and plants' defenses which sometimes means some seeds have a tough time germinating--and why rats can chew through concrete. I adore this book.


The Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers
by David McCullough
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $19.78
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5.0 out of 5 stars The what and how of inventing a flying machine, July 16, 2015
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Got this for my husband who's a tinkerer and not much of a reader--he couldn't put it down, the details about their ingenious experimental trials, errors and successes kept him engrossed.


Lifefactory 9-Ounce Glass Bottle with Flap Cap and Silicone Sleeve, Spring Green
Lifefactory 9-Ounce Glass Bottle with Flap Cap and Silicone Sleeve, Spring Green
Price: $14.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Small glass bottle is just right, July 16, 2015
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Finally a GLASS bottle small enough to tuck into my bag--and it's cute too.


Saucony Women's Breakthru Running Shoe,Blue/Vizi Orange,8 M US
Saucony Women's Breakthru Running Shoe,Blue/Vizi Orange,8 M US
Offered by North End Running
Price: $74.99
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am technicolor!, May 22, 2015
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I have to fess up I bought these for the colors, but they work great on my daily two-mile walk, fit well (I was leery of ordering shoes online), and are very comfortable.


Oral-B Vitality Deep Sweep Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Powered by Braun 1 Count
Oral-B Vitality Deep Sweep Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Powered by Braun 1 Count

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Splatters all over the place!, March 13, 2015
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Splatters toothpaste all over the walls and mirror because of the way the brushes flap. Wish I'd purchased a different model, like the one I used to have.


A Crisis of Community: The Trials and Transformation of a New England Town, 1815-1848
A Crisis of Community: The Trials and Transformation of a New England Town, 1815-1848
by Mary Babson Fuhrer
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $39.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars A history to savor slowly, December 30, 2014
Both my sister and I thoroughly enjoyed this well-written history of how a small and unified New England farm town was changed by religious, philosophical, political, family differences--and more. Simple factors like the need for each son to have his own working farm, which compelled many young men to leave the community and head west; or "vendue", a practice where poor or mentally ill townspeople went up for auction ("vendue") and residents would bid to take them in. So a Mr. Brewer took in an 83-year-old and the town paid Mr. Brewer $1.04 a week for his care. The author based much of the book on a woman's personal journal but adds wonderful details about life among the farmers, shopkeepers, educated class, ministers, Native Americans (briefly). Excellent book, full of details you probably never heard in history class.


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