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The Wild Truth

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McCandless, Carine(2014)Recently Added Review
The Wild Truth

Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild tells the story of Chris McCandless, a young adventurer who died while attempting to survive in the Alaskan wilderness; now his sister Carine tells the rest of the story – why Chris went into Alaska. Chris and Carine were born while their father was still married to another woman with whom he had 6 children. They grew up in an incredibly dysfunctional and abusive home. Carine was hesitant to share this side of their story, but now she wants to share the whole truth about who Chris was and why he felt compelled to push himself to the limits. This compelling memoir fills in some of the gaps in Chris’s story, but it is also a tribute to the unconditional love between siblings.

Reviewed by Jessica B., Mint Hill Branch

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How To Catch a Frog

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How To Catch a Frog

Author Heather Ross puts the fun in dysfunctional as she shares the story of her childhood in rural Vermont. With her twin sister, Ross endured living in a perpetual state of poverty in a succession of ruined houses. Their unstable mother addicted to alcohol and chain smoking, chose to spend their little money on her addiction, rather than feed, clothe and adequately house her girls. Ross chooses to focus on lessons learned, DYI survival and endurance, rather than on the hopelessness of never having enough, while cousins lived almost next door in abundance. Ross takes us through a gamut of emotions, from abandonment to true love in this collection of intimate essays as she works her way up to success in love and life.

Reviewed by Annette N., Independence Regional

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Slow Cooker Revolution: one test kitchen, 30 slow cookers, 200 amazing recipes

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Slow Cooker Revolution: one test kitchen, 30 slow cookers, 200 amazing recipes

Whether you are new to the slow cooker or a seasoned crockpot chef, this collection of recipes is one you’re sure to enjoy. Recipes range from classic pot roasts and pasta sauces to more international flavors like jerk chicken or chickpea curry. Tips like thickening dishes with instant tapioca could only come from the repeated trials that America’s Test Kitchen is known for, and product reviews interspersed throughout will help you pick the best-tasting ingredients. While some recipes are quite complicated, you’ll also find plenty of “easy prep” recipes, meaning that they don’t require searing meats or pre-cooking vegetables. This cookbook has something for all tastes, cooking styles, and skill levels!

Reviewed by Rene K., ImaginOn

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A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy

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A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy

Bookstores and blogs are full of advice on saving money, but you won’t find information about stockpiling food or clipping coupons in this diminutive volume. Instead, Sarah Lazarovic offers the honest viewpoint of a trendy consumer surrounded by a world of “pretty things” just begging to be bought. Rather than making purchases she couldn`t afford or didn`t need, Sarah cataloged each item with whimsical sketches and watercolors, fully appreciating beauty, style, and function without breaking the bank. This book is like peeking into the journal of a recovering shopaholic! Interspersed with her drawings are bits of financial wisdom, random musings about possessions, and a brilliant “Buyerarchy of Needs” that every shopper should consider.

Reviewed by Rene K., ImaginOn

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The Farm to Table French Phrase Book: Master the Culture and Savoir Faire of French Cooking

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The Farm to Table French Phrase Book: Master the Culture and Savoir Faire of French Cooking

The title may seem un peu grand, but it is entirely accurate. This is a happy, helpful, literary trip through France with wonderful touches of French culture, historical context and regional preferences. Relax in a café, visit a cheese shop and meet the members of the brie, bleu, and gruyère families. Stop by the butcher, bakery, pastry and wine shops. Select fish and order intelligently in restaurants. You’ll even learn how to complain and send back une soupe froide. But there is nothing to fault here. Farm to Table is a fun way to learn idioms and vocabulary with a fitting finale. Mas makes certain to include recipes for France’s most distinctive dishes and desserts and a sampling of festive fare for holidays. Bon appétit!

Reviewed by Rita L., Independence Regional

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