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Patricia Wells

Patricia Wells is a journalist, author, and teacher who runs a popular cooking school--At Home with Patricia Wells--in Paris and Provence. Salad As A Meal is her twelfth book. She won the James Beard Award for The Provence Cookbook, Patricia Wells at Home in Provence, and Simply French. Also nominated for Beard Awards were Vegetable Harvest and The Paris Cookbook. With her husband, Walter, she is also...

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Health, Mind & Body

Staness Jonekos

Staness Jonekos is an advocate for women's health, wellness and empowerment. An award-winning television writer, producer and director, she was one of the original executive producers who launched the television network Oxygen Media, cofounded by Oprah Winfrey.Following her commitment to health, Staness co-executive produced the premiere season of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club, and post produced Lifetime's...

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Kurt Vonnegut

latest book at your library by this author If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice to the Young »

Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922. He studied at the universities of Chicago and Tennessee and later began to write short stories for magazines. His first novel, Player Piano, was published in 1951 and since then he has written many novels, among them: The Sirens of Titan (1959), Mother Night (1961), Cat's Cradle (1963), God Bless You Mr Rosewater (1964), Welcome to the Monkey House; a collection...

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Tom Ang

latest book at your library by this author Digital Photography Masterclass »

I call myself a photographer, writer, and broadcaster. If I'm forced to say what I like to photograph most, I'll say it's travel photography because that includes people, landscapes, buildings, nature and the rest. I've had some 20 books published on photography and video. The popular Digital Photographer's Handbook has been translated into about 20 language. My latest, "Digital Photography Masterclass"...

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Romance

Valerie Bowman

latest book at your library by this author The Unexpected Duchess »

Valerie Bowman is an award-winning author who writes Regency-set historical romance novels.Valerie's debut novel, SECRETS OF A WEDDING NIGHT, is the first in the Secret Brides trilogy. Book two, SECRETS OF A RUNAWAY BRIDE, will be released in March 26, 2013 and SECRETS OF A SCANDALOUS MARRIAGE will be released in fall 2013.Valerie has a B.A. in English Language and Literature with a minor in History...

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Mary Balogh

latest book at your library by this author The Escape »

Mary Balogh is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Slightly novels: Slightly Married, Slightly Wicked, Slightly Scandalous, Slightly Tempted, Slightly Sinful, and Slightly Dangerous, as well as the romances No Man's Mistress, More than a Mistress, and One Night for Love. She is also the author of Simply Love, Simply Unforgettable, Simply Magic, and Simply Perfect, her dazzling quartet...

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Dav Pilkey

"Considered one of the most popular contemporary authors for readers in elementary school, (Dav Pilkey) is also regarded as a talented artist and inventive humorist as well as a subtle moralist. ...He underscores his works--even at their most outrageous--with a philosophy that emphasizes friendship, tolerance, and generosity and celebrates the triumph of the good-hearted."-The Educational...

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Gail Caldwell

latest book at your library by this author New Life, No Instructions: A Memoir »

Gail Caldwell is the former chief book critic for The Boston Globe, where she was a staff writer and critic for more than twenty years. In 2001, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. She is also the author of A Strong West Wind, a memoir of her native Texas. Caldwell lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Lauren Rosenfeld

latest book at your library by this author Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by Decluttering Your Home »

Lauren Rosenfeld, M.A., M.Ed, is a Soul Declutterer and a Spiritual Treasure Hunter: Since childhood, she has been a spiritual intuitive who is able to see spiritual lessons shining even in life's most challenging situations.She has written two books to guide readers toward finding miracles within the mundane: "Your To Be List" and "Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by Decluttering...

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