Staff Picks - Carolee

 
I spent my angsty teens perusing the shelves at Kepler's.  After a career in biochemistry and over a decade rasing kids full time, I now love to work with customers to find that "This is perfect!" book.  My reading interest lean more toward non-fiction, though I do love a good novel, too!  Mysteries, not so much.   I am happiest outdoor, preferably with my family - backpacking in the Sierras is my idea of heaven! 
 

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A Gentleman in Moscow Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
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Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

This is my new "most favorite" novel - a gorgeous, slow moving stream with wonders revealed around each bend of the story.  A truly excellent book to counter the hectic pace of life. --Carolee


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Our Souls at Night Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781101911921
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Published: Vintage - June 28th, 2016

A deceptively simple story. A truly lovely exploration of the importance and power of connecting with others.  And, a book that challenges the reader to contemplate, would you take this same path? --Carolee


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Peace Like a River Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802139252
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - August 7th, 2002

One of the most beautifully written books I have ever read.  This has been on my Staff Favorites since I started at Kepler's 3 years ago.  I just gets better with each reading and so many parts need to be read and reread! --Carolee


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Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143128090
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Published: Penguin Books - March 28th, 2017

Curious about more than just the drinking part of wine? Then this is for you!  Bosker includes the psychology of price, the neuroscience of taste, the pomp of high end dining, and what it takes to be a sommelier.  Informative, witty and a terrific read! --Carolee


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The Art of Flavor: Practices and Principles for Creating Delicious Food Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634307
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 1st, 2017

Some recipes, yes.  But mostly the how & why to blend ingredients to create delicious food.  There is so much great knowledge in this book if you enjoy cooking! --Carolee


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The Glass Castle: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743247542
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Published: Scribner Book Company - January 17th, 2006

--Carolee