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Monthly Archives: October 2011

How Women Social Entrepreneurs Built the American Dream
How Women Social Entrepreneurs Built the American Dream

Claire Gaudiani will be on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on publication day (November 8th) to discuss Daughters of the Declaration!  “An interesting sidelight on the transformation of laissez-faire capitalism and the shaping of markets toward more ethical behavior.”—Kirkus  “The examples of … Continue reading

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Hats off to Interweave
Hats off to Interweave

It seems fitting on a beautiful fall day in the Northeast to be sharing this new title from Interweave Press, one of the leading craft book publishers in the country.  If you are not familiar with Interweave’s books, they are … Continue reading

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The John Carlos Story
The John Carlos Story

John Carlos, the controversial 1968 Olympian and member of the Black Power movement, was profiled in The New York Times sports section on October 11th. Reviews have also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, and New York … Continue reading

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Beverley Naidoo in the SF Bay Area!
Beverley Naidoo in the SF Bay Area!

Attention SF Bay Area readers! A couple of weeks ago I posted about a great new spin on Aesop’s Fables by South African author Beverley Naidoo. This vibrant picture book has been getting some great reviews (including a star from … Continue reading

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A Chef Cookbook for Dogs!
A Chef Cookbook for Dogs!

I couldn’t resist writing about this book. It’s a terrific concept and I’m not even a dog person. But I did attend a launch party for The Culinary Canine in New York City last week and it was really something. … Continue reading

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Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

Congratulations to Leymah Gbowee one of three women awarded this years Nobel Peace Prize “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work”. Charlie Rose aired 10/17/2011  http://www.charlierose.com/schedule/ Mighty Be Our Powers … Continue reading

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The Sojurn nominated for a National Book Award!
<i>The Sojurn</i> nominated for a National Book Award!

The Sojourn, a debut by Andrew Krivak (Bellevue Literary Press), has been named a finalist for the National Book Award, joining such esteemed company as The Tiger’s Wife, The Buddha in the Attic, and Salvage the Bones. The winners will … Continue reading

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A mouthwatering blend of memoir and cookbook
A mouthwatering blend of memoir and cookbook

Recipes for Life: My Memories By Linda Evans  A delightful and delicious look into the life of an icon, Linda Evans, which includes personal photographs, recipes, and anecdotes from her illustrious career in Hollywood. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/44872662#44872662. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/29054368/ns/today-kathie_lee_and_hoda/#44875433 RECIPES FOR LIFE Media … Continue reading

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Moby Dick in Pictures
Moby Dick in Pictures

Matt Kish is a librarian in Ohio who also has a love of creating art. In 2009 he decided to start a blog where he set out to create one drawing for every page of Moby Dick. He certainly stirred … Continue reading

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Lucky Bruce
Lucky Bruce

Yesterday’s New York Times Book Review featured a review of Bruce Jay Friedman’s new memoir, Lucky Bruce. According to the NYTBR, “What you will find [instead] is a free-associative scrapbook of dropped names, gossipy anecdotes and comfy jokes…” Kirkus called … Continue reading

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