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From the Cataloguer's Desktop

Better get a cup o' something and a snack first ... this is a BIG one!

Crunchy cons : how birkenstocked burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, right-wing nature lovers, and their diverse tribe of countercultural conservatives plan to save America (or at least the Republican Party), by Rod Dreher.

The gecko's foot, by Peter Forbes.

7 hidden reasons employees leave : how to recognize the subtle signs and act before it's too late, by Leigh Branham.

Secrets of the seven smallest states of Europe, by Thomas M. Eccardt.

God's silence : poems, by Franz Wright (Pulitzer Prize winner).

Rediscovering Homer : inside the origins of the epic, by Andrew Dalby.

Photoshop cosmetic surgery : a comprehensive guide to portrait retouching and body transforming, by Barry Jackson. Even if you have no interest in Photoshop, have a flip through this one just for the giggles.

Hearth and home : women and the art of open hearth cooking, by Fiona Lucas.

Egon Schiele : eros and passion, by Klaus Albrecht Schröder.

Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, by Peter Cornell-Richter.

The ring of words : Tolkien and the Oxford English dictionary, by Peter Gilliver, Jeremy Marshall, and Edmund Weiner.

Heart matters : a memoir, by Adrienne Clarkson. Clarkson was, for many years, one of the premiere investigative telejournalists in Canada (think of Barbara Walters in her "20/20" days); she later served as Governor General (the British monarch's appointed representative in Canada) from 1999-2005.

Beyond the resume : a comprehensive guide to making the right impression through e-mail, cover letters, resumes, and pre-interviews, by Peter Gray and John Carroll.

Competency-based interviews : master the tough new interview style and give them the answers that will win you the job, by Robin Kessler.

The secret way to war : the Downing Street memo and the Iraq War's buried history, by Mark Danner.

The importance of being lazy : in praise of play, leisure, and vacations, by Al Gini.

The ode less travelled : unlocking the poet within, by Stephen Fry (yes, THE Stephen Fry).

The ghost in the house : motherhood, raising children, and struggling with depression, by Tracy Thompson.

Reduced Shakespeare : the attention-impaired reader's guide to the world's best playwright [abridged], by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor.

The field guide to chickens, by Pam Percy.

Absolute convictions : my father, a city, and the conflict that divided America, by Eyal Press.

Kingdom coming : the rise of Christian nationalism, by Michelle Goldberg.

Mountains of the Pharaohs : the untold story of the pyramid builders, by Zahi Hawass.

Tiger Force : a true story of men and war, by Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss.

The first and final nightmare of Sonia Reich : a son's memoir, by Howard Reich.

Intimate enemy : images and voices of the Rwandan genocide, photography by Robert Lyons, interviews by Scott Straus.

Mad, bad and dangerous? : the scientist and the cinema, by Christopher Frayling.

Tattoos on my soul : from the ghetto to the top of the world, by Burrel Lee Wilks III.

The complete Greek temples, by Tony Spawforth.

Poet's choice, by Edward Hirsch.

Textiles of ancient Peru and their techniques, by Raoul d'Harcourt.

Tasmanian devil : a unique and threatened animal, by David Owen and David Pemberton.

The Oxford book of American poetry, chosen and edited by David Lehman.

Snakes in suits : when psychopaths go to work, by Paul Babiak.

Stumbling on happiness, by Daniel Gilbert.

Beyond the Hippocratic Oath : a memoir on the rise of modern medical ethics, by John B. Dossetor.

Will the boat sink the water? : the life of China's peasants, by Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao.

Margin of terror : a reporter's twenty-year odyssey covering the tragedies of the Air India bombing, by Salim Jiwa and Donald J. Hauka.

Nation & novel : the English novel from its origins to the present day, by Patrick Parrinder.

Awakening beauty : the Dr. Hauschka way, by Susan West Kurz. Normally you wouldn't find a beauty book in this spot, but this one actually contains a fair amount of sensible stuff about diet, sleep, exercise, etc., rather than fixating on cosmetics and creams.

Confessions from the velvet ropes : the glamorous, grueling life of Thomas Onorato, New York's top club doorman, by Glenn Belverio.

Real food : what to eat and why, by Nina Planck. First impression ... that this is nutrition's equivalent of "The Story of V". Good research on food, how official nutrition recommendations often ignore facts that don't fit preconceptions, and, especially, a section on how some of the traditional diet recommendations for diabetes can actually worsen the condition. timcharmorbien ALERT! I want to take a better look at it, but I suspect this one is going on my must-own list.
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