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The Inspired Houseplant: Transform Your Home with Indoor Plants from Kokedama to Terrariums and Water Gardens to Edibles

Beginning indoor gardeners hoping to green up their homes will find no better resource than this stellar guide.

Redefining Aging: A Caregiver's Guide to Living Your Best Life

A solid, helpful guide for family members trying to navigate the treacherous waters of eldercare.

Barbary Station

Strong characters and fast-paced action define this debut sf thriller, which presents a future full of interspace travel, vast AIs, and fierce, abiding love. Hard sf fans will appreciate the technical explorations of life in the cold and black, and readers of all stripes will find themselves rooting for Adda, Iridian, and the rest of the crew. [Previewed in Marlene Harris's "Galaxy Quest" sf/fantasy preview, LJ 8/17.]

All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World

A useful complement to Middle Eastern study and essential for Arabic learners as well as an enjoyable peek into contemporary lives in the region.

My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth

Simmons presents a rare and fascinating look at the tourist's North Korea in a work that is humorous, appalling, and very sad. A highly recommended and revealing glimpse into a secretive land.

Duff Bakes: Think and Bake Like a Pro at Home

Sure to be popular with the author's fans but inventive and engaging enough to add to the shelves of all bakers.

Donabe: Classic and Modern Japanese Clay Pot Cooking

Recommended for donabe owners, as well as those interested in this comforting form of washoku, Japanese home cooking.

London for Lovers: Romantic Days and Nights Out in the City

Visitors and those scrambling to impress a date will welcome these suggestions and even Londoners will discover here new romantic outings.

The Fault Line: Traveling the Other Europe, from Finland to Ukraine

A glimpse of a hard journey through hard times, highly recommended for those interested in European history and little-known corners of travel.

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