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Blue Voyage Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670015597
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 13th, 2015

Are you a travel lover, adventure seeker and/or an art lover? If so, this is a book for you! After some family turmoil, Zan and her mother decide to visit Turkey for a mother-daughter bonding trip to visit Zan’s aunt who recently lost her husband. Shortly after arriving in Turkey, Zan finds herself in the mix of an underground art antiquities smuggling ring. The adventure, mystery and intrigue that ensue makes this book quite the page turner. 

Inside the Artist's Studio Cover Image
By Joe Fig, Jonathan T. D. Neil (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781616893040
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 6th, 2015

This book is perfect for any artist or art lover. Joe Fig takes an in-depth and detailed look inside 24 different artists’ studios to delve into their routines, ideologies, techniques and so much more. This book offers a fascinating journalistic style all while pairing with Fig’s keen photographic eye to truly paint the picture of some of the most known practicing artists here in the United States to make the reader feel as if he/she is partaking in the visit as well.

Orhan's Inheritance Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616205300
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 19th, 2016

For me, the sign of a good book is when I can’t stop thinking of about the characters even after I’ve put the book down. This is that kind of story- it is thought provoking, compelling and emotional.  As Orhan goes on a journey in search for an unknown woman to whom his grandfather left his house, he unfolds many layers of his family’s past but also learns much more about Turkish and Armenian histories.

Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061997112
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Published: William Morrow & Company - August 7th, 2012

This is a truly wonderful and memorable story about life, hardship, perseverance and the powerful bond and friendship between a man and his dog. Ryan has a way relating his adventures in an artful way to the words written be Thoreau and Emerson that encourages existential thinking. This book is great for any nature lover, adventure seeker and especially dog lover!

Bossypants Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316056878
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Published: Reagan Arthur Books - January 3rd, 2012

All too many celebrity autobiographies are overly idealistic or unabashedly self-righteous. Not this one! Tina Fey’s accounts of getting where she is today will make you laugh out loud and continue laughing all while giving you a sense of her dedication to her work and how talented she truly is.

The Rembrandt Affair Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451233998
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Published: Signet Book - July 5th, 2011

This is a wonderful piece of historical fiction that you will not want to put down once you begin reading. This story will take you back in time and make you believe you are part of the team traveling the globe looking for a lost work of Rembrandt. This book will teach you about art history and the impact that art theft has had on the world.

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316010665
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 3rd, 2007

The mind & our subconscious are two very powerful things. Through exploring a series of factual studies and accounts, Gladwell delves into our gut instincts as human beings and how accurate they may be, even down to fractions of seconds.

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