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Volume 9, Number 5 May 2014 Home | WBW Index

Table of Contents

Reviewer's Choice Cookbook Shelf Business Shelf
Christian Studies Shelf Islamic Studies Shelf Large Print Shelf
Poetry Shelf Self-Help Shelf Agriculture Shelf
Gaming Shelf Travel Shelf Graphic Novel Shelf
Audiobook Shelf Music CD Shelf DVD Shelf
Needlecraft Shelf Automotive Shelf Biography Shelf
Civil War Shelf American History Shelf Health/Medicine Shelf
Psychology Shelf Jewelry Shelf Pets/Wildlife Shelf
Sports Shelf Genealogy Shelf Wisconsin Shelf

Reviewer's Choice

Recovering Place: Reflections on Stone Hill
Mark C. Taylor, author and photographer
Columbia University Press
61 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023-7015
9780231164986 $35.00

Part meditative memoir, part poetic quiescence, part photographic testimony, Recovering Place: Reflections on Stone Hill is a coffee-table book filled with thoughts and pictures from the Berkshire Mountains, home to author, photographer, and sculptor Mark C. Taylor. Beautiful images of the natural world paired with introspective musings on life's greatest mysteries fill this wondrous compendium. "Deed precedes word: the practice of art is the theory of life. Far from a limited activity, art is infinite, though its occurrence is always local. The infinity of the work of art is the unending process of its own production." Recovering Place makes an excellent and unforgettable giftbook; nature lovers especially will enjoy browsing its insights.

The Cookbook Shelf

The World's Best Spicy Food
Lonely Planet Publications
150 Linden Street
Oakland CA 94607
9781743219768 $19.99

The World's Best Spicy Food: Where to Find It & How to Make It lives up to its title as a culinary tour of classic, spicy recipes from around the globe. Straightfoward instructions, a wealth of full color photography, and a glossary of exotic ingredients with recommendations for easy-to-find substitutions make recreating worldwide fiery delicacies in one's own kitchen as simple as can be. Nearly every recipe is enhanced with a page full of notes about the dish's history, plus recommendations for tasting the heat! Recipes include Kothu Roti (Sri Lanka), Mao Xue Wang (Sichuan, China), Pasta all'Arrabbiata (Italy), Samosas (India), Tortas Ahogadas (Guadalajara, Mexico) and many more. An absolute "must-have" for connoisseurs of hot 'n' spicy delights!

It's All Greek to Me
Debbie Matenopoulos
BenBella Books
10300 N. Central Expressway, Ste 400
Dallas, TX 75204
9781939529930 $29.95

Television personality Debbie Matenopoulos presents It's All Greek to Me, a hardcover collection of 120 traditional Greek recipes from her own family's kitchen traditions. Debbie deliberately gives a few of them her own touch to make them healthier and easier to prepare. Traditional Mediterranean foods such as these are well-known to be healthy, especially when one puts emphasis on consuming natural, whole, and unprocessed foods. Sample dishes include Tomato, Cucumber, and Red Onion Salad; Moussaka; Almond, Orange, and Semolina Cake; her family's beloved Baklava; and much more. Full-color photography and numerous culinary vignettes round out this cookbook that is as much fun to browse as it is to prepare nutritious meals from!

The Secrets of Gluten-Free Baking
Jillayne Clements
Front Table Books
c/o Cedar Fort, Inc.
2373 West 700 South
Springville, Utah 84663
9781462112869 $18.99

The Secrets of Gluten-Free Baking is resource that will prove especially invaluable to anyone on a gluten-free diet. Featuring recipes that rely on whole food ingredients, The Secrets of Gluten-Free Baking proves that traditional favorite delicacies can be prepared in a healthy and gluten- free manner! Recipes include Honey Oat Bread (made with rice flour and flaxseed meal), White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies (made with ivory teff flour and out flour), Fruit Cake Cobbler (made with sprouted brown rice flour and oat flour), and much more. Easy-to-follow instructions and full-color photography enhance this "must-have" for anyone loves baked goods but can't tolerate gluten!

Southern Thymes Shared
Lara Lyn Carter and Doc Lawrence, authors
Pelican Publishing Company
1000 Burmaster Street, Gretna, LA 70053
9781455618668 $35.00 256 pages

"Southern Thymes Shared" is an indulgent collection of original Old South recipes paired with excellent choices of wines of world wide fame. Scrumptious examples of Southern cuisine are presented in accessible recipe format with frequent inspiring color photos of finished delicacies. An example of a typical menu and recipes is found in the chapter on Easter Dinner, page 35. Here are home recommended recipes for Glazed Ham, Three-Cheese Mac 'n' Cheese, Spring Peas with Pancetta and Caramelized Onions, Dinner Rolls with Honey Butter, and Coconut Cake, paired with several delightful wines including Chateauneuf-du-Pape, from the Rhone Valley of France, Donelan Cuvee Moriah, a California Syrah, or Albarino from Galicia, Spain. Similar elegant menu suggestions with paired vintages are included for a variety of special Southern traditional dining experiences. Here will be found elegant recipes and menus for seafood, holidays, fiestas, fish fries, barbecue, coastal fare, fall traditional meal menus, hunt suppers, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more. All fare is authentic Southern cuisine skillfully adapted for an informed critical palate. The photography is inspiring and elegant as are the cosmopolitan wine suggestions for each menu. Enhanced with 33 color photos, "Southern Thymes Shared" is a sensation for the senses, inviting readers to share in a sophisticated, delicious, grand variety of gourmet experiences from different famous Southern traditions. You won't want to miss it.

Up In Smoke
Matt Pelton
Cedar Fort, Inc.
2373 West 700 South, Springville, Utah 84663
9781462112654, $18.99,

Smoke has been used to preserve, cook, and flavor meats of all kinds throughout recorded human history. "Up in Smoke: A Complete Guide to Cooking with Smoke" by meat smoking expert Matt Pelton is a very nicely illustrated, 128 page instruction guide that will enable even the most novice of chefs to effectively smoke, grill, and barbecue all manner of meats. There are chapters devoted to the use of wood fires to enhance flavors, descriptions of various types of barbecue pits, fire control, and more. A wealth of step-by-step recipes and techniques are offered in chapters focused on smoking, barbecuing, rubs, sauces, marinades, side dishes, and deserts. For the competitively minded, there is even a chapter on 'Competition Barbecue and Organizations'. Thoroughly 'user friendly', informed and informative, "Up in Smoke: A Complete Guide to Cooking with Smoke" is highly recommended for personal, family, and community library cookbook collections. It should be noted that 'Up in Smoke: A Complete Guide to Cooking with Smoke" is also available in a Kindle edition ($7.99).

Bacon 24/7: Recipes for Curing, Smoking, and Eating
Theresa Gilliam
The Countryman Press
43 Lincoln Corners Way/P.O. Box 748
Woodstock, Vermont 05091
9781581572377, $22.95,

Bacon is a meat product prepared from the pork belly of a pig and usually cured. It is first cured using large quantities of salt, either in a brine or in a dry packing; the result is fresh bacon (also known as green bacon). Fresh bacon may then be further dried for weeks or months in cold air, or it may be boiled or smoked. Fresh and dried bacon is typically cooked before eating. Boiled bacon is ready to eat, as is some smoked bacon, but may be cooked further before eating. Most popularly encountered at breakfast or the traditional BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato) sandwich, author and culinary expert Theresa Gilliam demonstrates in her superbly illustrated, 178 page cookbook, "Bacon 24/7: Recipes for Curing, Smoking, and Eating" that bacon is a highly versatile meat that can be a part of any breakfast, lunch, dinner meal. With recipes ranging from Bacon Ricotta Corn Cakes; Bacon and Apple Grilled Cheese Panini; Bacon Butternut Squash Soup; and Teriyaki Salmon Skewers with Bacon and Apple; to BLT Mac and Cheese; Wrapped-Up, Glazed-Up Pork Tenderloin; Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates; and Apple Pie with Bacon Streusel. Thoroughly 'kitchen cook friendly' throughout, "Bacon 24/7: Recipes for Curing, Smoking, and Eating" is an exceptional and highly recommended addition to personal, professional, family, and community library cookbook collections. It should be noted that "Bacon 24/7: Recipes for Curing, Smoking, and Eating" is also available in a Kindle edition ($9.99).

300 Best Homemade Candy Recipes
Jane Sharrock
Robert Rose Inc.
120 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4P 1E2
9780778804758, $24.95,

Candy is universally popular and a multi-billion dollar industry world wide. But now with Jane Sharrock's "300 Best Homemade Candy Recipes" even the most novice of kitchen cooks can turn out an impressive variety of first class candies for all dining occasions including high end celebrations, daily meal desserts, or snack time any time. As the title indicated, this 288 page compendium is comprised of three hundred recipes very nicely organized into five major sections: Heirloom Candies; Make Mine Fudge; Designer Delights; Short and Sweet. Of special note is the opening information provided on candy making basics, a Candy Glossary; 'Dipping Candies in Chocolate', and a great deal more. Concluding with 'Recipes by Skill Level' and a comprehensive index, "300 Best Homemade Candy Recipes: Brittles, Caramels, Chocolate, Fudge, Truffles and So Much More" is an extraordinary recipe collection and an enthusiastically recommended addition to personal, family, and community library cookbook collections.

Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook
Tom Adams, et al.
Mitchell Beazley
c/o Octopus Publishing
236 Park Avenue, New York NY 10017
9781845339074, $34.99,

Enhanced with illustrations by Georige Adams, and full-color photos throughout, "Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook" is an extraordinary, 288 page compendium comprised of more than 120 outstanding recipes drawn from the menus of such award winning restaurants as The Spotted Pig; The Breslin Bar and Dining Room; Hawksmoor; The Albion; The Blueprint Cafe; and the Brunswick House. The collaborative effort of BBQ experts Tom Adams, Simon Anderson, jamie Berger, and Richard H. Turner. The thoroughly 'kitchen cook friendly' recipes range from drinks like 'The Ganton' and 'Buzz Cut'; to such snacks as Smoked Foie Gras on Toast with Pickled Cherries; to sauces and rubs like Pitt Cue Barbecue Sauce, to entrees like Hot Mutton Ribs and Smoked Quail; to desserts like Orange & Chocolate Cheesecakes, Doughnuts, and a Rhubarb & Lemon Tart. A culinary joy to simple browse through, "Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook" is very highly recommended as an addition to personal, family, and community library cookbook collections.

The Complete Book Of Icing, Frosting & Fondant Skills
Shelly Baker
250 Wireless Boulevard, Hauppauge, NY 11788
9781438003443, $24.99,

Compiled and presented by Shelly Baker, "The Complete Book Of Icing, Frosting & Fondant Skills" is a superbly illustrated, 288 page instructional compendium that will enable even the most novice of kitchen cooks to turn out professional baker quality cakes and cookies. Beginning with an introduction to the materials and equipment that will be needed, "The Complete Book Of Icing, Frosting & Fondant Skills" goes on to include a recipe section for a number of basic cakes, frostings, fondants, and icings, followed by a section on preparing and covering cakes. Of special note are the sections devoted to working with frosting, chocolate, fondant, gum paste, marzipan, and royal icing. Enhanced with the inclusion of an index, a roster of suppliers, biographies and acknowledgments of contributors, "The Complete Book Of Icing, Frosting & Fondant Skills" is a superbly well organized and presented 'how to' manual that is recommended for personal, family, and community library culinary collections -- and would make an excellent supplementary textbook for school baking classes.

The Business Shelf

Building Your Business The Right-Brain Way
Jennifer Lee
New World Library
14 Pamaron Way, Novato, CA 94949
9781608682560, $21.95,

"Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way: Sustainable Success for the Creative Entrepreneur" by Jennifer Lee (a corporate consultant and founder of Artizen Coaching) is a 248 page compendium of practical, proven, 'real-world-tested' techniques that will enhance the performance of any and all entrepreneurial endeavors. "Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way" shows the novice business person how to assess their company's unique business environment; build brand recognition; solicit and retain customers; develop revenue streams, leverage time and resources; promote products and services; manage staff and vendors; create company infrastructure and operate smoothly; when and how to reflect and celebrate. Enhanced with play sheets, color illustrations, internet resources, and a comprehensive index, "Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way" is thoroughly 'user friendly' and a highly recommended addition to entrepreneur reading lists and community library Business Studies instructional reference collections. It should also be noted that "Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way: Sustainable Success for the Creative Entrepreneur" is also available in a Kindle edition ($12.49).

The Christian Studies Shelf

Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art
Lee M. Jefferson
Fortress Press
P.O. Box 1209
Minneapolis, MN 55440-1209
9781451477931 $39.00

Lee Jefferson (assistant professor of religion at Centre College of Danville, Kentucky) presents Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art, a scholarly discussion of ancient, Christian artistic images. These pictures showed Christ performing miracles or healings, and promoted the relatively new (at the time) faith of Christianity, even as they displayed the compassionate nature of Christ. An appendix of black-and-white images supplements the meticulous, well-reasoned text, grounded heavily in extensive research. Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art is especially recommended for college library Christian Studies shelves.

A Reader's Lexicon Of The Apostolic Fathers
Daniel B. Wallace, et al.
Kregel Publications
PO Box 2607, Grand Rapids, MI 49501
9780825439490, $34.99,

A lexicon is a book containing an alphabetical arrangement of the words in a language and their definitions. The Apostolic Fathers are the men who comprised the earliest generation of post-Biblical Christian writers, that is, after the apostles whose writings make up the books of the New Testament and before the unification of the Christian church at Emperor Constantine's Council of Nicea in 325A.D. The collaborative editorial work of Daniel B. Wallace (Professor of new Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary, Texas), Brittany C. Burnette (Adjunct Instructor, College of Biblical Studies, Houston, Texas); and Terri Darby Moore (New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary), "A Reader's Lexicon of the Apostolic Fathers" is a 256 page compendium that provides the English word meaning to the original Greek words for the eighteen documents attributed to the Apostolic Fathers Clement, Ignatius, Polycarp, and Barnabas, as well as The Traditions of the Elders; The Fragments of Papais', The Fragment of Quadratus; The Letter to Dignetus; The Shepherd of Hermas; the Didache; and The Martydom of Polycarp. A model of biblical scholarship, "A Reader's Lexicon of the Apostolic Fathers" will prove to be an invaluable and indispensable addition to academic library Christian Studies reference collections in general, the Apostolic Fathers Studies reference collections in particular.

Newman and Life in the Spirit
John R. Connolly & Brian W. Hughes, editors
Fortress Press
P.O. Box 1209, Minneapolis, MN 55440-1209
9781451472530, $35.00,

John Henry Newman (21 February 1801 - 11 August 1890 was an important figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. Originally an evangelical Oxford academic and priest in the Church of England, Newman was a leader in the Oxford Movement. This influential grouping of Anglicans wished to return the Church of England to many Catholic beliefs and forms of worship traditional in the medieval times to restore ritual expression. In 1845 Newman left the Church of England and was received into the Roman Catholic Church where he was eventually granted the rank of cardinal by Pope Leo XIII. He was instrumental in the founding of the Catholic University of Ireland, which evolved into University College, Dublin, today the largest university in Ireland. Newman's beatification was officially proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI on 19 September 2010 during his visit to the United Kingdom. His canonization is dependent on the documentation of additional miracles. Newman was also a literary figure of note: his major writings including his autobiography Apologia Pro Vita Sua (1865 - 66), the Grammar of Assent (1870), and the poem The Dream of Gerontius (1865), which was set to music in 1900 by Edward Elgar as an oratorio. He wrote the popular hymns "Lead, Kindly Light" and "Praise to the Holiest in the Height" (taken from Gerontius). Collaboratively compiled and co-edited by John R. Connolly (Professor Emeritus of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angles, California) and Brian W. Hughes (Associate professor and Chair of Theology, University of Saint Mary, Levenworth, Kansas), "Newman and Life in the Spirit: Theological Reflections on Spirituality for Today" is a 192 page compendium comprised of ten major essays by outstanding scholars and theologians on the on the work and thought of Cardinal Newman. A very highly recommended contribution to pastoral, seminary, and academic library Christian Studies reference collections, it should be noted the "Newman and Life in the Spirit: Theological Reflections on Spirituality for Today" is also available in a Kindle edition ($19.24).

I Ask You to Pray for Me
Pope Francis
Paulist Press
997 MacArthur Boulevard, Mahwah, NJ 07430
9780809148592, $12.95,

Rarely in the 2,000 year history of the Roman Catholic Church has a pope been as popular and respected by non-Catholics as Pope Francis. The impact this pope has had on the hopes of Catholics everywhere for social justice, reforms of the clergy, consideration for the plight of the poor, attention the incarcerated, assistance for the elderly, and help for the outcast is almost unprecedented. Simply stated, "I Ask You to Pray for Me: Opening a Horizon of Hope", a 102 page compendium of counseling and commentary by Pope Frances, should be considered mandatory reading by every Catholic and by every non-Catholic with an interest in what Pope Frances is seeking to accomplish in these troubled times. It should be noted that "I Ask You to Pray for Me" is also available in a Kindle edition ($9.99).

The Islamic Studies Shelf

Muhammad: His Character and Conduct
Adil Salahi
The Islamic Foundation
c/o Kube Publishing
MCC, Ratby Lane, Markfield
Leicestershire, LE67 9SY, United Kingdom
9780860375616, $24.95,

Muhammad unified Arabia into a single religious polity under Islam. Believed by Muslims to be a messenger and prophet of God, Muhammad is almost universally considered by Muslims as the last prophet sent by God to mankind. While non-Muslims regard Muhammad to have been the founder of Islam, Muslims themselves consider him to have restored the unaltered original monotheistic faith of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. In "Muhammad: His Character and Conduct", author Adil Salahi draws upon his many years of experience and expertise as a Muslim and the editor of "Islam in Perspective" (a twice-weekly full-page column in the Saudi daily newspaper 'Arab News') to deftly write a 296 page analytical biography to defend against contemporary detractors of Muhammad's life, work, and legacy. Extraordinarily well written and presented, "Muhammad: His Character and Conduct" is a valued contribution to the growing body of Islamic literature and very highly recommended for community and academic library Islamic Studies collections, as well as the personal reading lists of non-specialist general readers with an interest in Muhammad and Islam.

The Large Print Shelf

The Wolf Strain
Max Brand
c/o Ulverscroft Large Print (USA), Inc.
PO Box 1230, West Seneca, NY 14224-1230
9780753191460, $29.99,

Frederick Schiller Faust (May 29, 1892 - May 12, 1944) was an American author known primarily for his thoughtful and literary Westerns under the pen name Max Brand. His westerns have never gone out of style, a large number of his novels and short stories have been made into films, and his tales of the Old West still remain popular for fans of the genre. This large print edition of "The Wolf Strain" provides the reader with 272 page of riveting story telling that is classic Max Brand fare, making it very highly recommended for personal reading lists and community library Large Print fiction collections. It should be noted that "The Wolf Strain" is also available in a Kindle edition ($3.99).

The Poetry Shelf

The Eighth Day
Geoffrey Hartman
Texas Tech University Press
PO Box 41037, Lubbock, TX 79409-1037
9780896728318, $21.95,

An academician and co-founder of Yale University's Fortunoff Video Archives for Holocaust Testimonies, Geoffrey Hartman proves to also be an accomplished poet with the publication of "The Eighth Day: Poems Old and New", a 128 page compendium of original and highly recommended verse with Judaic themes. 'A Holy City': enough stone to deal with every adulterer / enough learning to build the third temple / enough black to black out the new Jerusalem / enough leaping to alarm all Michals / enough sky to uncover seven more hills / enough hills to slaughter your only sons / enough honey to swarm the rolling dead / enough trees to cancel the curse of Gilboa / enough place-names to go unshod always / enough blows to unlock the eastern gate / enough light to break a painter's hands / enough

The Self-Help Shelf

Freedom From Anxiety
Marcey Shapiro, MD
North Atlantic Books
2526 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704-2607
9781583946756, $19.95,

Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and rumination. It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over something unlikely to happen, such as the feeling of imminent death. Anxiety is not the same as fear, which is felt about something realistically intimidating or dangerous and is an appropriate response to a perceived threat; anxiety is a feeling of fear, worry, and uneasiness, usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as menacing. It is often accompanied by restlessness, fatigue, problems in concentration, and muscular tension. Holistic is the idea that natural systems (physical, biological, chemical, social, economic, mental, linguistic, etc.) and their properties should be viewed as wholes, not as collections of parts. This often includes the view that systems function as wholes and that their functioning cannot be fully understood solely in terms of their component parts. "Freedom from Anxiety: A Holistic Approach to Emotional Well-Being" by family physician and natural medicine expert Marcey Shapiro is a 360 page compendium comprised of twenty one chapters providing the non-specialist general reader with a definitive and practical course of instruction ranging from the relationship of emotional well-being to physical health; the role of neurobiology with respect to emotions; the role of feelings, meditation, movement and exercise. There are invaluable chapters on breathing and pranayama; nutrition's role with respect to emotional health; nutrients and amino acids; herbs; traditional Chinese medicine; aroma therapy; homeopathy; color and light; essences; and more. Informed, informative, and thoroughly 'reader friendly', "Freedom from Anxiety: A Holistic Approach to Emotional Well-Being" is very highly recommended for community and academic library Health & Medicine reference collections, as well as the personal reading lists for anyone with an interest in understanding and dealing with conditions of anxiety for themselves or a loved one. It should be noted that "Freedom from Anxiety: A Holistic Approach to Emotional Well-Being" is also available in a Kindle edition ($9.99).

The Agriculture Shelf

The Small Scale Dairy
Gianaclis Caldwell
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
85 North Main Street, Suite 120
White River Junction, VT 05001
9781603585002, $34.95,

"The Small-Scale Dairy: The Complete Guide to Milk Production for the Home and Market" is a comprehensive, step-by-step, comprehensive instruction manual on the commercial enterprise of making milk, the proper management of a diary farm for the purpose of dependably creating a superior milk, understanding the microbiology of milk, and the necessary risk-reduction plans required for selling raw milk. Exceptionally well written, superbly organized, and cogently presented, "The Small-Scale Dairy: The Complete Guide to Milk Production for the Home and Market" should be considered mandatory reading for anyone wishing to engage in producing milk for public (or private) consumption. No Wisconsin community or academic library should be without a copy of "The Small-Scale Dairy: The Complete Guide to Milk Production for the Home and Market" as part of their Agricultural Studies reference collections.

The Gaming Shelf

New Ideas In Chess
Larry Evans
Cardoza Publishing
5473 South Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89119
9781580422741, $14.95,

Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. It is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide in homes, parks, clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments. Each player begins the game with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. Each of the six piece types moves differently. Pieces are used to attack and capture the opponent's pieces, with the objective to 'checkmate' the opponent's king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture. In addition to checkmate, the game can be won by the voluntary resignation of the opponent, which typically occurs when too much material is lost, or if checkmate appears unavoidable. A game may also result in a draw in several ways, where neither player wins. The course of the game is divided into three phases: opening, middlegame, and endgame. Although the game is said to originate centuries ago in India, there are fresh gaming theories and ideas arising with each new generation of chess players. "New Ideas in Chess" by five times U.S. chess champion Larry Evans is a 200 page compendium comprised of impressive insights and commentaries on the game which are enhanced and illustrated with actual game examples. Superbly organized and presented, "New Ideas in Chess" is thoroughly 'user friendly' and a highly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library Chess reference collections and supplemental reading lists.

The Travel Shelf

Travel Route 66
Jim Hinckley
Voyageur Press
c/o Quayside Publishing Group
400 First Avenue North, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55401
9780760344309 $21.99

Travel Route 66: A Guide to the History, Sights, and Destinations Along the Main Street of America is a travel guide to America's iconic byway, Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica. Full-color photography on almost every page enriches this detailed survey of both famous and little-known Route 66 destinations, vintage memorabilia, and overviews of historic and cultural context to notable landmarks. Travel Route 66 is a "must-have" for anyone interested in touring the "Main Street of America" - as well as a delight for armchair travelers to browse!

China Survival Guide, third edition
Larry Herzberg & Qin Herzberg
Stone Bridge Press
PO Box 8208, Berkeley, CA 94707
9781611720105, $9.95,

China has become an important destination for Americans seeking to do business and/or vacation. But there are major cultural and social differences that American visitors must be aware of and take into consideration if they are do avoid disappoints, confusion, and misunderstandings with the Chinese people that they encounter. Now in a fully updated and revised third edition, "China Survival Guide: How to Avoid Travel Troubles and Mortifying Mishaps" by Larry and Quin Herzberg is an ideal, pocket-sized, 264 page compendium packed from cover to cover with practical advice, insightful commentary, and invaluable tips on places to go, things to see, what to do, and what to avoid. Of particular interest in the addition of a new chapter on high-speed and traditional trains, along with updates on dining, shopping, business and social etiquette, medical emergencies, personal safety issues and more. "China Survival Guide: How to Avoid Travel Troubles and Mortifying Mishaps" should be considered an essential 'take-along' for anyone visiting China for business or pleasure. It should also be noted that "China Survival Guide: How to Avoid Travel Troubles and Mortifying Mishaps" is also available in a Kindle edition ($7.69).

The Graphic Novel Shelf

Family Ties
Eric Hobbs, author
Noel Tuazon, artist
c/o NBM Publishing
160 Broadway, Ste. 700, East Wing
New York, NY 10038
9781561637294 $13.99

Family Ties: An Alaskan Crime Drama is a black-and-white graphic novel set in modern-day Alaska, yet inspired by Shakespeare's classic tragedy "King Lear". An aging crime boss struggles with dementia and tries to plan an orderly succession of his black market enterprises. But his two daughters are greedy for power, and ruthless in their machinations, while his straight-laced son is caught in the middle, wanting only to see his beloved father get proper elder care. Murder, betrayal, and revenge abound in this dark and violent parable, highly recommended especially for connoisseurs of Shakespearean drama and gritty crime stories alike.

The Audiobook Shelf

The Christie Curse
Victoria Abbott, author
Carla Mercer-Meyer, narrator
Tantor Media, Inc.
2 Business Park Road, Unit 2
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
9781494500993 $42.99

The first volume of Victoria Abbott's "Book Collector Mystery" series, The Christie Curse is an unabridged audiobook rendition of a researcher who just might be in over her head. Jordan Kelley is trying to dig her way out of a mountain of debt from her credit card-stealing ex and her grad school loans. Her new researcher job - which involves tracking down an alleged Agatha Christie play - seems to be a dream come true at first. But her employer has no shortage of enemies, and Jorden soon learns that the last person to look for the play met a grisly fate. Is Jordan's new job too good to be true? Wry, suspenseful, and tongue-in-cheek witty, The Christie Curse is a treat for mystery connoisseurs. 8 CDs, 10 hours.

Border War
Lou Dobbs and James O. Born
Macmillan Audio
175 Fifth Avenue, Suite 315
New York, NY 10010
9781427240996 $39.99

Border War is the unabridged audiobook rendition of a thrilling tale of intrigue and suspense. When FBI Tom Eriksen's seemingly routine investigation ends a deadly shootout, he is unceremoniously reassigned to the El Paso "Island of Misfit Cops". This Eriksen's partner is abruptly murdered. Eriksen must join forces with the beautiful, sharp-minded NSA agent Kat to track down an assassin, a cartel lord, and a shady American computer company. Can he stop a ruthless killer with a steadily rising body count? Exciting to the very end, Border War is especially recommended to listeners who can't get enough edge-of-one's-seat suspense. 9 CDs, 11 hours.

The Greatest Lover Ever
Christina Brooke, author
Elizabeth Wiley, narrator
Tantor Media, Inc.
2 Business Park Road, Unit 2
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
9781494500528 $42.99

The second volume in the Westruthers series by award-winning author Christina Brooke, The Greatest Lover Ever is a mature, unabridged audiobook about fiery romance between strong, dueling wills. Georgiana Black's engagement to the Earl of Beckenham abruptly ended due to a sharp personality clash six years ago; faced with the prospect of becoming a lifelong spinster, Georgiana doesn't want her younger sister to make the same mistakes. But chance and scandal bring Georgiana together with the dashing yet prideful Earl of Beckenham once more. Even though the two are passionately drawn together, do they truly have a second chance at love, or will their respective egos push them apart once more? Red-hot historical romance comes alive in this sensual audiobook, enthusiastically recommended for connoisseurs of the genre. 8 CDs, 10 hours.

The Weight of Blood
Laura McHugh, author
Read by Dorothy Dillingham Blue, Shannon McManus, and Sofia Willingham
Books on Tape
c/o Random House Audio Books
c/o The Random House Publishing Group
1745 Broadway, 5th floor
New York, NY 10019
9780553546033 $50.00

The unabridged audiobook rendition of author Laura McHugh's debut novel, The Weight of Blood is a murder mystery set in the Ozarks. Lucy Dane belongs to a close-knit community with deep ties to the land, but when her best friend Cheri disappears and is later found murdered, the shock and horror of the event prompt her to search for answers. Lucy is distressed not only by the loss of Cheri, but also the mother who mysteriously vanished from Lucy's life many years ago. With the help of a local boy, Lucy pries into the dark side of a landscape where the wilderness is not fully tamed. How far will people go to protect or avenge the ones they love most? Vividly performed by three talented actresses, The Weight of Blood is a "must" for mystery connoisseurs. 8 CDs, 10 hours.

The Music CD Shelf

Harmonize Your Home
Jeff Bova and Carole J. Hyder
Sounds True Audio
413 South Arthur Avenue
Louisville, CO 80027
$15.98 CD / $9.49 MP3

Harmonize Your Home: Feng Shui Magic to Balance Your Space & Your Life is an instrumental music CD created especially to help align one's home with natural energies, in accordance with the principles of Feng Shui. Though creative and inspiring to listen to, Harmonize Your Home also serves its purpose of promoting balance and harmony through sound if played when one is not at home. A most unique and visionary work! The tracks are "Water" (9:07), "Wood" (9:07), "Fire" (9:30), "Earth" (8:55), "Metal" (9:17), and "Abridged Home Tune-Up" (13:29).

The DVD Shelf

Sparkpeople Workouts
with Coach Nicole
8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 650
Silver Spring, MD 20910
c/o RLJ Entertainment
9781621722427 $24.99

Sparkpeople Workouts is a value-priced DVD set of two popular fitness DVDs from certified personal trainer/exercise instructor Nicole Nichols, whose web exercise videos and diet plans are available to the public at No expensive equipment is required; only light hand weights, a mat, and a chair. The set includes two full-length programs. "28-Day Boot Camp" is a high-energy and muscle-toning medley offering a customizable array of 12, 20, and 30 minute segments, the better to tailor a four-week workout plan. "Total Body Sculpting" includes a ballet-inspired barre routine, a cardio-heavy fat blaster, an enthusiastic dumbbell workout, and an interactive workout calendar. Sparkpeople Workouts is an excellent, user-friendly asset especially for serious fitness buffs looking to adhere to a solid, vigorous exercise regimen. Highly recommended! 2 DVDs, 153 min. total, widescreen.

Farmall Classic Films series
TM Books & Video
PO Box 9228
Michigan City, IN 46361
$6.99 each

A treasury of historical films promoting Farmall tractors, produced by the International Harvester Company across the decades, have been collected, digitally remastered for widescreen, and enhanced with appropriate sound effects and music upon five inexpensive DVDs. "Farmall Classic Films: The Early Years" (1 hour 45 min.) gathers black-and-white tractor footage from the thirties; "Farmall Classic Films: The Forties" (2 hours) makes the leap to color; "Farmall Classic Films: The Fifties" (90 min.) shows how these iconic tractors evolved in the post-World War II era; "Farmall Classic Films 2: The Sixties" (1 hour 32 min.) showcases a medley of agricultural equipment including the 403 combine, rotary cutter, plow mulchers, planters, hay balers, and multiple types of tractors; and "Farmall Classic Films: The Seventies" (90 min.) continues the proud tradition of film showmanship to display the strength of quality agricultural equipment in action. All five DVDs make part of the Wisconsin Historical Society's archives accessible to the general public for very modest price, and are sure to provide hours of fascination and entertainment for tractor lovers everywhere!

BarreAmped series
Featuring Suzanne Bowen
Bowen Productions, LLC
PO Box 2362, Brentwood, TN 37024
c/o 411 Video Information
PO Box 1223, Pebble Beach, CA 93953
$19.99 each

13-year fitness industry veteran Suzanne Bowen, who trained in the original U.S. barre studio (The Lotte Berk Method), presents two fitness DVDs grounded in classic barre technique. BarreAmped Boot Camp (80 min.) emphasizes a low-impact workout, which combines barre exercises with cardio intervals that won't push the viewer to extremes. Segments focus on the arms, thighs, seat, core, and stretching in this user-friendly introduction to barre fitness, complete with a bonus "Boot Camp Tutorial". BarreAmped (91 min.) takes barre-centric body shaping to the next level, through Bown's "Shake to Change" vigorous routines for flexibility, muscle toning, and all-around improved health. Both are excellent, user-friendly, and welcome additions to any fitness DVD library!

The Needlecraft Shelf

Pattern Making for Kids' Clothes
Carla Hegeman Crim
250 Wireless Boulevard
Hauppauge, NY 11788
9781438003863 $23.99

Pattern Making for Kids' Clothes lives up to its title for needlecrafters of moderate to advanced skill levels; it's packed cover to cover with illustrated, step-by-step techniques for creating practical and durable children's clothing. Instructions for making patterns from scratch or customizing patterns, tips and tricks from professional pattern designers, full-color photography as well as clear pattern diagrams, and much more fill this "must-have" for any parent relative interested in creating quality children's clothing, from rompers to dresses, jackets, pants, and more. Highly recommended!

Fabric Blooms
Megan Hunt
Lark Crafts
67 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801
9781454708018 $17.95

Fabric Blooms: 42 Flowers to Make, Wear & Adorn Your Life is a guide to creating vibrant, colorful, and beautiful fabric flowers to use as decorations, hair ornaments, or any other purpose. Step-by-step instructions and a wealth of full-color photography show how to use simple household and sewing materials to create silk poppies, a carnation lapel pin, a "crowning glory" flowery headband, and much more. A wonderful supplement to any needlecraft collection, Fabric Blooms is especially recommended for adding a unique, personal touch to handcrafted gifts for any occasion.

Modern Hand Stitching
Ruth Chandler
Landauer Publishing
3100 NW 101st Street, Suite A
Urbandale, Iowa 50322
9781935726487 $24.95

Modern Hand Stitching: Dozens of Stitches with Creative Free-Form Variations lives up to its title as a top-quality resource especially for intermediate to advanced practitioners interested in taking their stitching techniques to the next level. Step-by-step instructions illustrated with full-color photography making learning new stitches, as well as variations on classic stitches, as easy as can be. Straight stitches, building stitches, cross stitches, knots, chain stitches, couching and wrapping are all covered in this treasury for creative and inspired needlecraft artists.

Knit in New Directions
Myra Wood, author
Alexis Xenakis, photographer
XRX Books
P. O. Box 965
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-0965
9781933064284 $24.95

Featuring full-color photography and meticulous, graphic representations of its stitchery instructions, Knit in New Directions with Myra Wood is a superb resource of "how-to" knitting projects for intermediate to advanced practitioners. A wide variety of techniques are discussed, along with their applications for making bold statements with contrasting colors. Knit in New Directions is divided into sections discussing each technique or visual/geometric effect, including "Block Party", "Audacious Angles", "Short-row panels", "Trekking triangles", and much more. Vivid sample projects put the ideas into practice, yet Knit in New Directions is ultimately a resource for knitters who seek to raise their skill and creativity to the next level. Highly recommended, especially for dedicated hobbyists!

Mini Quilts
Jodie Davis & Jayne Davis
The Taunton Press
63 South Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470
9781621137962 $22.95

Mini Quilts: Fresh, Fun Patterns to Quilt in a Snap lives up to its title as a step-by-step instructional guide to creating small yet vibrantly beautiful and original quilting projects. Whether for use as a pillow cover, potholder, or part of a larger project, these fabric designs are a delightful way for needlecrafters to expand their skills. Each project emphasizes a different special technique, such as hand-tying, precision piecing, applique, curved piecing, and much more. Full-color photographs complement the user-friendly instructions in this "must-have" for avid quilters!

Arm Knitting
Mary Beth Temple
Design Originals
c/o Fox Chapel Publishing Company
1970 Broad Street N., East Petersburg, PA 17520
9781574219456, $9.99,

A unique method of knitting is to use the arms instead of knitting needles. "Arm Knitting" by knitting expert Mary Beth Temple is a 48 page, fully illustrated, thoroughly 'user friendly' instruction manual in which is laid out fifteen original arm knitting based projects ranging from a Fringe Knotted Stitch Scarf; to a Color Block Wrap; to a Striped Knotted Stitch Capelet. Of special note is the instructive commentary on how to get started with respect to arm knitting. Informed, informative, and ideal for use by both the novice as well as the more experienced knitter, "Arm Knitting" is extraordinary and highly recommended for personal and community library Needlecraft reference collections.

The Automotive Shelf

Jeep Cherokee XJ 1984-2001
Eric Zappe
CarTech Inc.
39966 Grand Avenue, North Branch, MN 55056
9781613250792, $24.95,

"Jeep Cherokee XJ 1984-2001: Advanced Performance Modifications" by car enthusiast Eric Zappe is a 144 page, profusely illustrated, 'user friendly' instruction manual on modifying one of America's most popular off-road utility vehicles. Readers will be informed concerning such modification projects as Front and Rear Axle Swaps; a Stroker Engine Buildup; 3-Link and 4-Link Suspensions; Hydraulic Steering Setups; Roll Cage Design and Fabrication; and a great deal more. Simply stated, no Jeep Cherokee XJ owner or professional garage shop can afford to be without a copy of Eric Zappe's "Jeep Cherokee XJ 1984-2001: Advanced Performance Modifications" in their automotive reference collection.

The Biography Shelf

James K. McGuire: Boy Mayor and Irish Nationalist
Joseph E. Fahey
Syracuse University Press
621 Skytop Road, Suite 110
Syracuse, NY 13244-5290
9780815610328 $24.95

Also available as an ebook (9780815652779), James K. McGuire: Boy Mayor and Irish Nationalist is the true-life biography of a talented leader, elected the youngest mayor of a major American city at age twenty-six. James K. McGuire (1868-1923) was a Democrat in the Republican bastion of Syracuse, New York; he challenged and almost defeated Theodore Roosevelt for the office of governor, and his ideals influenced presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan as well as the platform of the Democratic party. Yet parallel to McGuire's accomplishments lies the dark story of his shady dealings - he was indicted twice, and investigated by Congress and the Department of Justice for advocating Irish freedom. He used his influence in American politics to further the cause of Ireland, and gave aid to Irish freedom fighter Eamon de Valera. The extraordinary life story of a complex and charismatic man, James K. McGuire: Boy Mayer and Irish Nationalist is a welcome contribution to biography and political science shelves.

The Civil War Shelf

The Confederacy's First Battle Flag
Kent Masterson Brown
Pelican Publishing Company
1000 Burmaster Street
Gretna, LA 70053-2246
9781455618941 $24.95

The Confederacy's First Battle Flag: The Story of the Southern Cross is a detailed yet thoroughly accessible historical recounting of how the Confederate flag came to be. Invented as a military necessity, outside the awareness of the Confederate government, the flag served as an identifiable banner for Confederate troops. The Confederacy's First Battle Flag tells the stories of the generals and seamstresses who played key roles in making the flag an icon that would be forever remembered across generations, in this excellent addition to Civil War history shelves.

The American History Shelf

Little Traverse Bay Past and Present
Michael R. Federspiel, author
Rebecca Zeiss, photographer
Wayne State University Press
The Leonard N. Simons Building
4809 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201-1309
9780814338193 $39.99

Also available as an ebook, Little Traverse Bay Past and Present is a photographic history of Little Traverse Bay, a region in the lower peninsula of Michigan that became a haven for settlers, speculators, and tourists once a railroad connected it to the rest of the nation in 1870. Michael R. Federspiel supplies a summary of the changes that transformed this once-quiet haven, yet most of Little Traverse Bay Past and Present is dedicated to both black-and-white vintage and full-color modern photographs, revealing the vibrant local character and community of this nexus settlement. An excellent contribution to regional American History and Photography shelves, Little Traverse Bay Past and Present is highly recommended.

The Health/Medicine Shelf

Kinesiology Taping
John Langendoen and Karin Sertel
Robert Rose Inc.
120 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4P 1E2
9780778804819 $24.95

Kinesiology Taping: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide is a hands-on, user-friendly guide to using elastic tape on one's body to provide support for exercise/sports training, or to relieve muscle tension, bruising, sore muscles, strains, sprains, or arthritic conditions. Even simple ailments such as headaches and sinusitis can be ameliorated through taping. Step-by-step instructions, each illustrated clearly with full color photography, make Kinesiology taping an excellent and thoroughly accessible resource for readers of all skill and experience levels. Highly recommended, both for the general public and for specialists in the medical professions.

Happy Hormones
Kristy Vermeulen, ND
Hatherleigh Press
c/o The Hatherleigh Foundation
62545 State Highway 10
Hobart, NY 13788
9781578264865 $16.95

Happy Hormones: Discover the Breakthrough Treatment Program for Better Hormonal Health is a diet and lifestyle guide written especially for laypeople struggling with health problems traceable to hormonal imbalances. Although Happy Hormones is absolutely cannot substitute for the diagnosis and recommendations of a physician, its basic advice is enlightening and practical. "Exercise not only relieves stress, but also increases our metabolism and the release of natural endorphins, leading to increased energy and happier thoughts and feelings. However, intense exercise actually triggers the stress response, so if you already have excess cortisol levels, it is important to focus on light to moderate exercise. People with excess cortisol respond very well to yoga and meditation, as both of these significantly decrease stress." Self-assessments, suggested hormonal balancing programs, information about biodentical and synthetic hormones, nutrition programs grounded in healthy and hormone-friendly recipes, and more fill this handy, helpful, and thoroughly accessible guide.

The Psychology Shelf

Child-Centered Therapy Workbook
Jodi Ann Mullen and June M. Rickli
Research Press
2612 North Mattis Ave.
Champaign, IL 61822
9780878226825 $29.95

Child-Centered Play Therapy Workbook: A Self-Directed Guide for Professionals is a resource created especially for therapists who use play therapy to aid child patients. Grounded heavily in research and experience with supervised play therapy sessions, Child-Centered Play Therapy Workbook covers how to structure play therapy sessions, stages of therapy, treatment goals, how to respond to children's questions and directions, and much more. "When children are interacting with toys (or you and toys), it is important that you do not label specific toys. To gain an understanding of the child's perspective, child-centered play therapists wait for the child to designate what a particular toy is. For instance, a child could use a hat as a bowl or a stethoscope as a utility belt. If the play therapist says something like 'You found a hat,' it could detract from the child's creativity and simultaneously shift the focus from the child's to the therapist's perception." An invaluable, "must-have" for any therapist who serves young patients.

The Jewelry Shelf

Linked: Innovative Chain Mail Jewelry Designs
Compiled by Karin Van Voorhees
Kalmbach Books
21027 Crossroads Circle
Waukesha, WI 53187-1612
9781627000895 $19.99

Linked: Innovative Chain Mail Jewelry Designs is an extraordinary guide to crafting jewelry art that draws inspiration from ancient chain mail. Six expert artists contribute their different approaches to creating chain mail decorations, including patterns for necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pendants. Full-color photography illustrates the explicit and meticulous instructions, in this "hands-on" resource of 22 projects perfect for prospective jewelry makers of all skill and experience levels!

I Love Those Earrings
Jane Merrill and Chris Filstrup
Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
4880 Lower Valley Road
Atglen, PA 19310
9780764345166 $59.99

Thoroughly accessible to readers of all backgrounds, I Love Those Earrings: A Popular History from Ancient to Modern is a striking, hardcover historical compendium of these classic pieces of jewelry, from the Celtic and Byzantine eras to Renaissance Europe, the Victorian Age, and the modern day. Vivid color photography on almost every page embellishes the detailed, heavily researched history of how earrings have been crafted through the centuries, what they symbolized under different circumstances, and their cultural significance. A most extraordinary chronicle, I Love Those Earrings is highly recommended especially for public library collections and the personal browsing shelves of jewelry connoisseurs!

The Pets/Wildlife Shelf

The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee
Laurie Cinotto
Roaring Brook Press
33 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003
9781596439375 $12.99

The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee is an anthology of true tales and a dazzling display of captivating color photographs by blogger and "Kitten Wrangler" Laurie Cinotto. As of this writing, Cinotto has fostered over two hundred kittens, in preparation to having them adopted by loving homes. Although some basic kitten and cat care tips are included, The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee is primarily a showcase of rambunctious, energetic, and adorable kittens, and their heart-touching true stories. Kitten lovers everywhere will enjoy this treasury from cover to cover! "The summer months are the busiest ones at animal shelters. Many orphaned kittens and kittens with mothers come into the shelters daily, and there isn't enough space to house them or staff to take care of everyone. If your family has the time to commit to a foster kitten or litter, and the space in your home to do it, it's a wonderful way to help kittens out!"

The Sports Shelf

March 1939 Before the Madness
Terry Frei
Taylor Trade Publishing
c/o Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200
Lanham, MD 20706
9781589799240 $24.95

In March of 1939, amid the Great Depression and stirrings of worldwide war, the NCAA debuted its first basketball tournament. At the time, the tournament was seen as a daring yet risky venture, and possibly a one-time event. Seventy-five years later, "March Madness" has become an embedded tradition of American sports culture. March 1939 Before the Madness is a historical chronicle and study of the tournament's initial year, including the story of the tournament's first champions, the Oregon Webfoots and their far-seeing coach Howard Hobson. Notes, a bibliography, and an index round out this accessible yet thorough study, highly recommended for basketball fans and public library collections alike.

The Genealogy Shelf

Northern Neck Wills, Inventories & Other Records 1800-1825
Robert K. Headley, Jr.
Genealogical Publishing Company
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 260
Baltimore, MD 21211
9780806319858 $59.00

Northern Neck Wills, Inventories & Other Records 1800-1825: Probate, Estate, Guardianship & Chancery Records for the Virginia Counties of Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland & Lancaster is a genealogical reference dedicated almost entirely to reproducing a wealth of preserved data. An index of over one hundred pages facilitates looking up mentions of people by name. A notable aspect of Northern Neck Wills is that its documents frequently referred to slaves by name; the index distinguishes the names of slaves (all slave names are prefaced by the listing "Slave") in order to expedite research. A brief introduction and description of methodology round out this meticulously researched, primary source.

The Wisconsin Shelf

Food Lovers' Guide To Wisconsin
Martin Hintz & Pam Percy
The Globe Pequot Press
246 Goose Lane, Suite 200, Guilford, CT 06437
9780762792146, $16.95,

Ably compiled by Martin Hintz with the assistance of Pam Percy, "Food Lovers' Guide to Wisconsin: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings" is a superbly organized and presented, 360 page compendium showcasing the best places to eat and shop throughout the state of Wisconsin. From iconic farmer's markets and food festivals, to top Wisconsin chef recipes, to an impressive roster of outstanding restaurants, cafes, taverns and wine bars, "Food Lovers' Guide to Wisconsin: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings" will prove to be an ideal and invaluable planning guide for everything from day trips, to extended vacations, to local culinary treasures for true Wisconsin Foodies! An absolute must for Wisconsin natives and tourists alike, "Food Lovers' Guide to Wisconsin: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings" will also prove to be an enduringly popular addition for all Wisconsin community libraries.

James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Diane C. Donovan, Editor
Midwest Book Review
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Oregon, WI 53575-1129
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