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Thursday 12/18/2014
Cooking Enthusiasts Will Relish "A Culinary Legacy, From Escoffier to Today"

If you’re shopping locally, and come across a gift with local connections, you’ve got a special find. At Gary Lucy Gallery in Downtown Washington shoppers will be enamored with “A Culinary Legacy From Escoffier to Today,” a gorgeous cookbook adorned with photographs by Washington’s own Curt Dennison.

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Chris Stuckenschneider of MO Books

No matter what the time of day or night, you'll find Chris Stuckenschneider paging through the latest novel or immersed in a stack of picture books for Book Buzz consideration. A longtime literacy advocate, Chris will keep you in the know about books. Page on with The Missourian's book editor--news, reviews and more for book lovers of all ages. To read her blog entries, click HERE.

Mo Books Blog

  • Review: "The Best of Me"

    I’m normally not a Nicholas Sparks' reader, but I read "The Best of Me" and also saw the movie. Sparks really knows how to tug at the heartstr…

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  • "Star Bright," A Treasured Book to Share

    Prepare a child’s heart for Christmas, or give this lovely picture book to a friend. Its theme is universal, perfect for all. Joy in “Star Bri…

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  • Review: "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End"

    Massachusetts surgeon, Atul Gawande, writes a timely book about end-of-life medical issues. “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the En…

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  • Review: Being Mortal

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  • Author Donates $1 Million to Independent Bookstores in 2014

    Bestselling author James Patterson is playing Santa Claus again. He kicked off the holiday season by making a donation to independent bookstor…

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  • Review: "Mr. Putter and Tabby Turn the Page"

    Editor's Note: the "Mr. Putter and Tabby" series takes four beloved characters on adventure after adventure. These popular books by Cynthia Ry…

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  • Study Highlights Advantages of Reading Actual Books, Over Reading on a Kindle

    There could be weighty issues involved in reading books on a Kindle, as opposed to reading books as we’ve traditionally known them.

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  • Review: "The Peripheral"

    William Gibson’s “The Peripheral” is smart, cool science fiction filled with big ideas and nifty gadgets, all written with Gibson’s inimitable style.

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  • Remembering Author Kent Haruf

    We glance off people in passing, never knowing what a deep impression we leave on them—an indelible mark untouched by time.

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  • Review: "The Angel Tree"

    What glues your town together? The mayor? Your family? In the small town of Pine River, the citizen’s glue is the Angel Tree. This extremely s…

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  • Personal Favorite Wins Goodreads Choice Award"

    Many a book crosses my desk as book editor at The Missourian, so it takes a special one to leave its mark. “All the Light We Cannot See,” by A…

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  • Author to Appear at Washington Public Library

    Author James Erwin received stellar reviews on his book “The Homefront in Civil War Missouri,” an impeccably researched non-fiction title that…

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  • Review: "Revival"

    Stephen King has done it again with his new book “Revival.” The author has written another novel with characters you care about and a story th…

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  • Review: "The Monogram Murders"

    Over the summer, I happened to read some short stories by Agatha Christie featuring her world famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot as part …

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  • Review: "Perfidia"

    Author James Ellroy rips American culture in his latest crime novel “Perfidia.” The title of his 19th book is from a song by the same name. Th…

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  • Review: "Stray"

    In “Stray,” by Elissa Sussman, Princess Aislynn is ready for her Introduction Ball. What could be better than a night of dancing with suitors,…

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  • Review: "The Swap"

    I thoroughly enjoyed “The Swap” by It’s a fun coming-of-age middle school story about a 7th grade girl named Ellie, and an 8th grade boy, Jack…

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  • Review: "Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered"

    In “Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered,” Dianne Hales explores the life and times of the woman whose face is on the most famous piece of art in the …

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  • Review: "Big Little Lies"

    How pleased I was to receive Liane Moriarty’s newest book after having sped through her prior novel, “The Husband’s Secret.” The Australian se…

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  • Review: "The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie"

    “The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie,” by Chris Van Allsburg is about a hamster named Sweetie Pie who lives in a pet store. A girl came and took …

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