Audrey Barbakoff

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Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Programs for Emerging Adults

This handy guide is useful for both public and academic librarians interested in designing programs for this group, or for those who want to experiment with fun ideas to try out with their existing programming schedule.

50 Great Bed & Breakfasts and Inns: New England

More cookbook than travel book, this title has limited use for readers planning a trip. However, its greatest appeal will be for armchair travelers and home bakers.

Off Track Planet's Brooklyn Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke

Anyone relying on this book as a primary travel guide will wish the authors had spent a little less time trying to seem edgy and a little more on unsexy details like subway navigation and restaurant prices.

Artisan Preserving: Over 100 Recipes for Jams, Chutneys and Relishes, Pickles, Sauces and Cordials, and Cured Meats and Fish

This chic, thoughtful overview of many types of food preservation has the potential to become a staple for novice and veteran cooks alike.

Vibrant Food: Celebrating the Ingredients, Recipes, and Colors of Each Season

This enjoyable title would be a nice addition to the shelves of voracious seasonal cookbook readers, but it does not do enough to distinguish itself for most cooks, other than readers of the author's blog, to seek it out specifically.


One of the most poignant ways to understand graduation is through the lens of those who struggle to reach it...

High School Prom: Marketing, Morals and the American Teen

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the 1980s, Seventeen Magazine, and undead Halloween costumes may not appear to have much in common, but all have a place in the history and culture of prom...

Debutante: Rites and Regalia of American Debdom

Although debutante coming-out parties have waned in popularity in recent years, in some areas of the country and some ethnic and cultural groups they remain an important ritual...

Praying with Lior

Teens with disabilities, especially developmental disabilities, do not see themselves equally represented in rites of passage resources...

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