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2012 Summer Books

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All the Voices Cry

All the Voices Cry

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"There is something Mansfieldian about these stories, though Petersen's are more sparely peopled O Where the stories in All the Voices Cry are going is secondary to the grasping, the almost- reaching, for a change in destiny O is an honest portraitist, and a kind puppeteer." - Montreal Review of Books

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Summer in the City

Summer in the City

edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

An OLA Best Bet for 2012

Charlie can't wait for school to be over. But he's wondering what particular vacation ordeal his parents have lined up for the family this summer. Canoeing with alligators in Okefenokee? Getting caught in the middle of a revolutionary shootout in Mexico? Or perhaps another trip abroad?

Turns out, this summer the family is staying put, in their hometown. Montreal, Canada. A "staycation," his parents call it. Charlie is doubtful at first but, ever resourceful, decides that t …

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Cottage Daze

Cottage Daze

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

The comfort food of cottage life books — satisfying, unforgettable, and inevitably nostalgic.

Cottage Daze celebrates life at the cottage where the cottage is the main character, and family, friends, pets, and fellow cottagers are the supporting cast. Whether writing about cottage routine ("First Ski," "Of Mice and Men," "Cottage Guests"), cottage tasks ("Splitting Wood," "Boat Launch"), nature ("A Gathering of Loons," "The Sting," "Autumn Spell"), cottage fun ("The Cottage Duel"), or cottage …

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Fifty Sides of the Beach Boys

Fifty Sides of the Beach Boys

The Songs that Tell Their Story
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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Reflecting on the Beach Boys’ long, fascinating history, this book tells the story behind 50 of the band’s greatest songs from the perspective of group members, collaborators, fellow musicians, and notable fans. It is filled with new interviews with music legends such as Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Alan Jardine, Bruce Johnston, David Marks, Blondie Chaplin, Randy Bachman, Roger McGuinn, John Sebastian, Lyle Lovett, Alice Cooper, and Al Kooper, and commentary from a younger generation such as Ma …

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Rob Rainford's Born to Grill

Rob Rainford's Born to Grill

Over 100 Recipes from My Backyard to Yours
edition:Paperback

Chef Rob Rainford takes grilling to a whole new level--with over 100 recipes and 20 complete menus, all designed for your backyard barbeque.
 
For Rob, grilling is about entertaining. It's about gathering friends and family together and spending time cooking and eating outdoors. It's also about pushing the boundaries of what you think you can do on the grill. Born to Grill takes you where no other barbecue book has gone before ...
 
- 20 international menus, suitable for both charcoal and gas g …

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Stony River

Stony River

edition:Paperback
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Stony River, New Jersey, 1955: On a sweltering June afternoon, Linda Wise and Tereza Dobra witness a disturbing scene. A pale, pretty girl who looks about their age is taken from Crazy Haggerty’s house by two uniformed policemen. Everyone in Stony River thought Crazy Haggerty lived alone. The pale, pretty girl is about to enter an alien world, and as Tereza and Linda try to make sense of what they’ve seen, they’re unaware their own lives will soon be shattered as well.

Set in a decade we t …

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The Swing

The Swing

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Gorgeous illustrations by Julie Morstad bring new delight to this classic poem. Share that magical feeling of soaring on a swing with your young child.

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