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100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love

Lisa Leake

Inspired by Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, Lisa Leake's family of four pledged to go 100 days without eating processed or refined foodstuff. That was in 2010 and was the beginning of her blog, 100 Days of Real Food. This book explains how her family met their goal and why they continue to follow the plan. She offers tips about shopping, recipes, and keeping things simple so that you won't be discouraged. If 100 days sounds too daunting but you'd like to try to eat healthier, there is a short 10-day pledge as a more friendly beginning.

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Designated Daughters: A Deborah Knott Mystery

Margaret Maron

When North Carolina Judge Deborah Knott (The Buzzard Table, 2012) is summoned to her ailing aunt's bedside, she is relieved to discover that her aunt is okay. But her joy quickly gives way to shock: less than an hour later, Aunt Rachel is found smothered in her bed. Who would kill a woman on her deathbed? Soon Deborah and her husband, Deputy Dwight Bryant, realize that the key to solving the case is hidden in Rachel's mysterious final words. Her mixed-up memories harbored a dark secret that someone close to them is determined to bury forever. Another excellent addition to this long-running series.

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Season of the Dragonflies

Sarah Creech

For generations, the Lenore women have manufactured a special elixir that secretly sells for millions of dollars to the world's most powerful people. The Lenore's signature perfume is actually the key to their success. But now trouble is brewing. Family matriarch Willow is becoming forgetful. Her older daughter, Mya, is plotting a coup. And most ominously, the unique flowers used in their perfume are dying. Will the return of Mya's younger sister, Lucia--heralded by a swarm of blue dragonflies--be the answer they need to save the company? This magical debut set in the Blue Ridge Mountains will appeal to fans of Sarah Addison Allen.

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Small Blessings

Martha Woodroof

Tom Putnam is an English professor at a small college in Virginia. His wife, Marjory, suffered a nervous breakdown several years ago and has been an invalid ever since. Within the span of a few days, Tom's life changes drastically. Marjory dies in a car crash. Then Tom receives a letter from a former lover telling him that he fathered a son by her 10 years ago, and she is sending the son, Henry, to live with him. The arrival of Henry completely turns Tom's life upside down. With the help of his mother-in-law and a very special woman named Rose, Tom begins to make a home for Henry. A heartwarming and charmingly quirky debut.

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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Randall Munroe

Besides being filled with stick figure cartoons, Randall Munroe's mega-popular "webcomic of romance, sarcasm, language, and love", xkcd, features a section entitled What If? where people write in hypothetical questions which Munroe attempts to answer, based on scientific principles. Not surprisingly most end with the destruction of mankind, the universe, or other equally undesirable outcomes. Favorite scenarios, along with some new ones, have been gathered for this book which is sure to appeal to offbeat humor and the curiously quirky.

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