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Anonymous in Their Own Names

by Lisa Romeo

Three remarkable lives, intertwined via social circles, professional achievements, and a shared commitment to progressive ideas: if only this trio were men, everyone would know their names. Alas, it is their three husbands whose names we... Read More

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Knives on the Cutting Edge

by Lisa Romeo

As hobbies go, eating in all of the three-star Michelin restaurants in France, plus a few other countries and a handful of American cities, beats reruns of any food program on TV. For Minneapolis attorney, wine collector, and serious... Read More

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The Elements of Expression

by Lisa Romeo

This isn’t a book about grammar, punctuation, rules, or even about getting anything “right” on the page; as the author points out, there are plenty of those books around. Rather, what Plotnik is concerned about—no, make that... Read More

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Cheese and Culture

by Lisa Romeo

Cheese, glorious cheese. Who knew the 9,000 years of innovation, lore, history, and romance in your story? Who knew skim milk cheeses initially flourished not for diet reasons, but because they were cheaper for London’s... Read More

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The Broken World

by Lisa Romeo

In the earnest pages of "The Broken World", Matthew Ulland tells a heartbreaking, emotionally complex story with an assured, character-driven approach that is a gift to the thoughtful reader. The narrative is told through the perspective... Read More

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27 Views of Asheville

by Lisa Romeo

It is not mandatory that a reader be familiar with (let alone a lover of) the works of the late novelist Thomas Wolfe in order to appreciate the new anthology, 27 Views of Asheville: A Southern Mountain Town in Prose & Poetry. And... Read More

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Threads

by Lisa Romeo

Even if Steven Schrader’s slim new memoir didn’t partially revolve around events in his family’s life in Manhattan’s Garment District, "Threads" would still be the perfect title for his fifth book, given the woven nature of the... Read More

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Everybody Says Hello

by Lisa Romeo

Dear Reader, Sid Straw, barely recovered after a break-up, moves from Baltimore to Southern California to take a mid-level computer sales job from which he is promptly fired. Along the way he is publicly defamed, defrauded, embarrassed,... Read More

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