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Home Cooked

The back cover copy of Home Cooked leads with a quote from Mario Batali: “If there is one book you buy this year, let it be Home Cooked, it will rejuvenate your passion for cooking. This book is a simple… Continue Reading →

The Winemaker Detective: Backstabbing in Beaujolais

Each November, the French Beaujolais winemakers literally roll out their Beaujolais Nouveau in street parties and celebrations throughout France. In November 2015,  the Winemaker Detective Series rolled out its new English language edition of Backstabbing in Beaujolais. “Beaujolais is a… Continue Reading →

The Mothers: New Fiction Coming to the U.S. from Down Under

This riveting multi-generational family saga opens in Melbourne, Australia, and follows three generations of women through the hardships, stigma, and rejection of single motherhood from WWI through the early 1970s. Gripping from beginning to end, The Mothers was almost impossible… Continue Reading →

Bee Gardens & Dog Fences

Signs of Spring Buds on the Lilac, a Forsythia in Bloom & Garden catalogs! These sure signs of spring appeared this week. The forsythia is such a bright spot in an otherwise dreary garden. The stack of garden catalogs is growing… Continue Reading →

Rescued from Obscurity: Clarina Nichols, Early Women’s Rights Activist

Most Americans are familiar with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, leaders of the early women’s rights movement. Almost lost to history, though, was Clarina Nichols, a fervent advocate and activist for women’s rights. Originally a Vermont-based activist, Nichols… Continue Reading →

Mystery Series for Wine Lovers

The Winemaker Detective Omnibus by Jean-Pierre Alaux & Noël Balen Translated by Sally Pane This collection of three novellas introduces readers to the world of middle-aged professional winemaker and famous critic Benjamin Cooker and his assistant Virgile Lanssien, a handsome… Continue Reading →

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