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Some Like It Haute

Author : Diane Vallere
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She agreed to work for her boyfriend’s ex. A break-up made her an ex, too. Can she trust the woman at the center of her love life crisis? ​Samantha Kidd’s love life is lukewarm. After agreeing to help her ex-boyfriend’s maybe-former girlfriend with a runway show, she hides her broken heart behind her reputation. But when she's assaulted outside the venue, accusations of attention-seeking make her lose her cool. ​Determined to find her attacker, she investigates the scene as an outsider. When a fire starts on the catwalk and destroys the designer’s collection, Samantha suspects her assailant was linked to the show. This is no longer about providing help to a disgruntled designer; if Samantha ever wants to feel safe again, she has to find the person behind the crimes. Can Samantha expose an angry arsonist before getting burned? Some Like It Haute is the fourth sizzling mystery in the Samantha Kidd mystery series. If you like strong-willed characters, romantic entanglements, and feel-good fiction, you’ll love Diane Vallere’s funny, no-murder mystery. Buy Some Like it Haute and warm up to fashion drama today! Some Like It Haute is a humorous mystery set in a fictional eastern Pennsylvania town. It has a cozy mystery feel and features a determined and loyal amateur sleuth and a fresh-start storyline. Some Like It Haute is the fourth book in the Samantha Kidd mystery series and appeals to fans of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. What people are saying about Samantha Kidd: "...the book is enriched by the author's cleverly phrased prose and convincing characterization. The surprise ending will satisfy and delight many mystery fans. A diverting mystery that offers laughs and chills." ~Kirkus Reviews "an impressive cozy mystery from a promising author." ~Mystery Tribune ​"A really funny mystery with a chicklit feel." ~Susan M. Boyer, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Liz Talbot Mystery Series "Designer Dirty Laundry shows that even the toughest crime is no match for a sleuth in fishnet stockings who knows her way around the designer department. A delightful debut." ~Kris Neri, Lefty Award-Nominated author of Revenge For Old Times' Sake ​"Combining fashion and fatalities, Diane Vallere pens a winning debut mystery...a sleek and stylish read." ~Ellen Byerrum, National Bestselling author of the Crime of Fashion mysteries ​"Vallere once again brings her knowledgeable fashion skills to the forefront, along with comedy, mystery, and a saucy romance. Buyer, Beware did not disappoint!" ~Chick Lit Plus "Fashion is always at the forefront, but never at the cost of excellent writing, humorous dialogue, or a compelling story." ~Kings River Life "A captivating new mystery voice, Vallere has stitched together haute couture and murder in a stylish mystery. Dirty Laundry has never been so engrossing!" ~Krista Davis, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Diva Runs Out of Thyme "In Designer Dirty Laundry , author Diane Vallere stitches together a seamless mystery. Samantha Kidd is a witty heroine that you will root for as she fashions a fresh stylish start in her hometown of Ribbon, Pennsylvania." ~Avery Aames, Agatha Award-Winning Author of The Long Quiche Goodbye "Samantha Kidd an engaging amateur sleuth." -Mysterious Reviews "It keeps you at the edge of your seat. I love the description of clothes in this book...if you love fashion, pick this up!" -Los Angeles Mamma Blog "Diane Vallere takes the reader through this cozy mystery with her signature wit and humor." -Mary Marks, NY Journal of Books "Maybe your handbag holds only a phone and a wallet, but if you're Samantha Kidd, from Diane Vallere's Style & Error series, there may be something deadlier in the bag.​"~Sheila Connolly, New York Times Bestselling Author of Murder at the MansionFor readers who like: humorous mysteries, cozy mysteries, amateur sleuths, women sleuths, mystery with humor, fashionable fiction, fashionable mysteries, friendship fiction, traditional mysteries, Pennsylvania fiction, stylish sleuths, funny mysteries, personal growth, arson mysteries, breakup books Previously published under the series title "Style & Error" and "Style in a Small Town" mysteries. Join Diane's newsletter THE WEEKLY DIVA and never miss a new release! Sign up here: https://www.dianevallere.com/weekly-diva National bestselling author Diane Vallere writes funny and fashionable character-based mysteries. After two decades working for a top luxury retailer, she traded fashion accessories for accessories to murder. A past president of Sisters in Crime, Diane started her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since. Diane-Fans describe “her vintage Vallere goodness,” and say she is a “great storyteller” with “a way with creating strong female characters and intrigue” who is “a superb and very humorous writer.” Her gift of creating “spunky sleuths in fun settings” take readers to Dallas, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Pennsylvania, and outer space. Drop in on Diane! Website: www.dianevallere.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/dianevallereauthor Instagram: www.instagram.com/dianevallere ADDITIONAL BOOKS BY DIANE: Samantha Kidd Mysteries (funny, fashion-y mysteries with many mentions of pretzels) Designer Dirty Laundry Buyer, Beware The Brim Reaper Some Like It Haute Grand Theft Retro Pearls Gone Wild Cement Stilettos Panty Raid Union Jacked Slay Ride Tough Luxe Fahrenheit 501 Madison Night Mad for Mod Mysteries (cozy/traditional mysteries winking at Doris Day movies) Midnight Ice (Prequel) Pillow Stalk That Touch of Ink With Vics you get Eggroll The Decorator Who Knew Too Much The Pajama Frame Lover Come Hack Apprehend Me No Flowers Teacher's Threat The Kill of it All Material Witness Mysteries (cozy) Suede to Rest Crushed Velvet Silk Stalkings Costume Shop Mysteries (cozy) A Disguise to Die For Masking for Trouble Dressed to Confess Mermaid Sister Mysteries (cozy mysteries in the ocean) Tails from the Deep Murky Waters Sleeping with the Fishes Non-fiction Bonbons for your Brain

Some Like It Haute

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A style and shoes-obsessed American girl with all the right press passes spends Fashion Week in Paris in a funny, charming tale reminiscent of Confessions of a Shopaholic. Alexandra Simons, a fashion correspondent for The Weekly magazine, thought she would never live down her very public, very literal run-in with a six-foot model at the Chanel haute couture show in Paris. Things only start looking up when she attends an avant-garde show at a trendy new dive and finds both a love interest and perhaps the hottest new designer in town! But are things too good to be true? Though Nick Snow, an American consultant working in Paris, makes Alex feel like a supermodel, she gets the feeling that he’s hiding something from her. And Luis-Heinz, the Esperanto-speaking recluse of a fashion genius? He’s nowhere to be found. Following her big scoop— and her heart—Alex embarks on a wild goose chase through the streets of Paris that tests her definition of reality. In between playing detective and finding the perfect accessories for a stakeout, will our intrepid heroine finally get her story—and her man?

Bump It Up

Author : Amy Tara Koch
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The key to pregnancy chic? Creativity. Effort. And a commitment to pushing the sartorial envelope even when you’d rather crawl back under the sheets with a box of doughnuts. But don’t let “thigh” anxiety drive you to sneakers and plus-size velour tracksuits. It’s time to turn nine months of potential frump into mega maternity moxie. In this witty and accessible pregnancy primer to all four trimesters, career fashionista and mother of two Amy Tara Koch offers easy ways for moms-to-be to pop out of the preggo pits and pull together dozens of jaw-dropping maternity ensembles—without breaking the bank. This timeless style manifesto features sketches from today’s most popular fashion designers, including Nicole Miller, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, and Isaac Mizrahi, as well as tips and tricks from Koch and her “A-list”—a roster of fashion editors, beauty gurus, and celebrity stylists. Packed full of clever quizzes, skin care secrets, and a handy glossary of terms that every pregnant woman needs to know, Bump It Up will have you putting on the glitz throughout your pregnancy and beyond.

The Kidd Stays in the Picture

Author : Diane Vallere
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The Kidd stays in the picture! Samantha Kidd Box Set #2 includes books 4-6 in this humorous mystery series. SOME LIKE IT HAUTE: If you can't stand the heat, get off the runway. Fashion expert turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd is in the hot seat. After agreeing to help her ex-boyfriend’s former girlfriend with a runway show, her post-break-up life turns explosive. She recruits Dante, a smokin’ hot photographer, to turn up the heat on the investigation (and help her get over Nick), but even the third degree won’t expose an angry arsonist. With a crash course in sizzle, Samantha’s curiosity leads her into another inferno, and this time she either faces the fire or gets burned. GRAND THEFT RETRO: Samantha Kidd is about to go retro. When Samantha Kidd's job at Retrofit Magazine leads her into the fashionable archives of seventies style, she's prepared to report on patchwork velvet and platform shoes, but she never expected to uncover the theft of a major collection of samples from runway shows that took place before disco died. When the guilty party threatens Samantha's family and friends, her priority shift into protection mode. The investigation heats up faster than fondue over sterno, and all too soon Samantha learns that while the beat goes on, there's no guarantee that she'll go on with it. PEARLS GONE WILD: Amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd’s life is finally on track. It’s her normally cultured friend Cat whose life has lost its luster: eight months pregnant and abandoned by her husband the week before Christmas. She ropes Samantha into helping at her boutique, but a string of jewelry thefts threatens her business. And when Cat’s husband is found strangled with pearls inside the shop, the last thing she’s concerned with is profit. Samantha tries to get a bead on the killer but when the suspects clam up she’s left tangled in knots. Add in an unexpected proposal, a flirtatious friend, and a brand new detective, and this is bound to be Samantha’s wildest adventure yet.

Prom Ever After

Author : Caridad Ferrer
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Collects three stories of prom night, including "Save the Last Dance," where Peyton, whose parents disapprove of her choice to become a chef, gives up her prom night in order to prepare a meal and prove herself.

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

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The Brim Reaper

Author : Diane Vallere
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Amateur Sleuth Samantha Kidd is in over her head. With no job prospects on the horizon, former fashion buyer Samantha Kidd convinces boyfriend and shoe designer Nick Taylor to give her a job. But when close friend Eddie asks for help with an exhibit of vintage Hollywood costumes, she splits her time between romance and comedy--until a dead man claims all of her attention. Brimming with good intentions, she leaves the investigation to the cops, but the killer keeps Eddie in the crosshairs. If Samantha can tear the lid off the investigation, it might mean a feather in her fedora. And if she can't? Her best friend might get capped. The Brim Reaper is the third cozy mystery in the delightful Samantha Kidd mystery series. If you like zany capers, feisty characters, and funny mysteries, you’ll love Diane Vallere’s humorous mystery. Buy The Brim Reaper for an escapist reading romp today! The Brim Reaper is a humorous mystery set in a fictional eastern Pennsylvania town. It has a cozy mystery feel and features a determined and loyal amateur sleuth and a fresh-start storyline. The Brim Reaper is the third book in the Samantha Kidd mystery series and appeals to fans of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. What people are saying about Samantha Kidd: "...the book is enriched by the author's cleverly phrased prose and convincing characterization. The surprise ending will satisfy and delight many mystery fans. A diverting mystery that offers laughs and chills." ~Kirkus Reviews "an impressive cozy mystery from a promising author." ~Mystery Tribune ​"A really funny mystery with a chicklit feel." ~Susan M. Boyer, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Liz Talbot Mystery Series "Designer Dirty Laundry shows that even the toughest crime is no match for a sleuth in fishnet stockings who knows her way around the designer department. A delightful debut." ~Kris Neri, Lefty Award-Nominated author of Revenge For Old Times' Sake ​"Combining fashion and fatalities, Diane Vallere pens a winning debut mystery...a sleek and stylish read." ~Ellen Byerrum, National Bestselling author of the Crime of Fashion mysteries ​"Vallere once again brings her knowledgeable fashion skills to the forefront, along with comedy, mystery, and a saucy romance. Buyer, Beware did not disappoint!" ~Chick Lit Plus "Fashion is always at the forefront, but never at the cost of excellent writing, humorous dialogue, or a compelling story." ~Kings River Life "A captivating new mystery voice, Vallere has stitched together haute couture and murder in a stylish mystery. Dirty Laundry has never been so engrossing!" ~Krista Davis, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Diva Runs Out of Thyme "In Designer Dirty Laundry , author Diane Vallere stitches together a seamless mystery. Samantha Kidd is a witty heroine that you will root for as she fashions a fresh stylish start in her hometown of Ribbon, Pennsylvania." ~Avery Aames, Agatha Award-Winning Author of The Long Quiche Goodbye "Samantha Kidd an engaging amateur sleuth." -Mysterious Reviews "It keeps you at the edge of your seat. I love the description of clothes in this book...if you love fashion, pick this up!" -Los Angeles Mamma Blog "Diane Vallere takes the reader through this cozy mystery with her signature wit and humor." -Mary Marks, NY Journal of Books "Maybe your handbag holds only a phone and a wallet, but if you're Samantha Kidd, from Diane Vallere's Style & Error series, there may be something deadlier in the bag.​"~Sheila Connolly, New York Times Bestselling Author of Murder at the MansionFor readers who like: humorous mysteries, cozy mysteries, amateur sleuths, women sleuths, mystery with humor, fashionable fiction, fashionable mysteries, friendship fiction, traditional mysteries, Pennsylvania fiction, stylish sleuths, funny mysteries, personal growth Previously published under the series title "Style & Error" and "Style in a Small Town" mysteries. Join Diane's newsletter THE WEEKLY DIVA and never miss a new release! Sign up here: https://www.dianevallere.com/weekly-diva National bestselling author Diane Vallere writes funny and fashionable character-based mysteries. After two decades working for a top luxury retailer, she traded fashion accessories for accessories to murder. A past president of Sisters in Crime, Diane started her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since. Diane-Fans describe “her vintage Vallere goodness,” and say she is a “great storyteller” with “a way with creating strong female characters and intrigue” who is “a superb and very humorous writer.” Her gift of creating “spunky sleuths in fun settings” take readers to Dallas, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Pennsylvania, and outer space. Drop in on Diane! Website: www.dianevallere.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/dianevallereauthor Instagram: www.instagram.com/dianevallere ADDITIONAL BOOKS BY DIANE: Samantha Kidd Mysteries (funny, fashion-y mysteries with many mentions of pretzels) Designer Dirty Laundry Buyer, Beware The Brim Reaper Some Like It Haute Grand Theft Retro Pearls Gone Wild Cement Stilettos Panty Raid Union Jacked Slay Ride Tough Luxe Fahrenheit 501 Madison Night Mad for Mod Mysteries (cozy/traditional mysteries winking at Doris Day movies) Midnight Ice (Prequel) Pillow Stalk That Touch of Ink With Vics you get Eggroll The Decorator Who Knew Too Much The Pajama Frame Lover Come Hack Apprehend Me No Flowers Teacher's Threat The Kill of it All Material Witness Mysteries (cozy) Suede to Rest Crushed Velvet Silk Stalkings Costume Shop Mysteries (cozy) A Disguise to Die For Masking for Trouble Dressed to Confess Mermaid Sister Mysteries (cozy mysteries in the ocean) Tails from the Deep Murky Waters Sleeping with the Fishes Non-fiction Bonbons for your Brain

Cornyation

Author : Amy L. Stone
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Fiesta San Antonio began in 1891 began as a parade in honor of the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto and has evolved into an annual Mardi Gras-like festival attended by four million with more than 100 cultural events raising money for nonprofit organizations in San Antonio, Texas. At Fiesta's start, the events were socially exclusive, one of the most prominent being the Coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo, a lavish, debutante pageant crowning a queen of the festival. Cornyation was created in 1951 by members of the San Antonio's theater community as a satire, mocking the elite with their own flamboyant duchesses, empresses, and queens, accompanied by men in drag and local political figures in outrageous costume. The stage show quickly transformed into a controversial parody of local and national politics and culture. Cornyation is the first history of this major Fiesta San Antonio event, tracing how it has become one of Texas’s iconic and longest-running LGBT events, and one of the Southwest's first large-scale fundraisers for HIV-AIDS research, raising more than $2.5 million since 1990.

Gourmet Confessions of a Supermodel

Author : Jean Philippe Laplagne
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The Worlds Most Beautiful Chef, Divina Noxema Vasilina, presents Gourmet Confessions of a Supermodel is a humorous, campy treatment of a deliciously serious subject: the art of cooking and entertaining. Presented as a parody of the celebrity, tell-all biography, Miss Divina shares her favorite recipes and tricks of the trade. The way to a mans heart is, after all, through his stomach. The recipes, however, are no joke. They are simple, delicious preparations with choices appropriate to any occasion. Jean Philippe Laplagne is a former caterer and seasoned home cook who loves to laugh just as much as he loves to cook. Presented in the fictional voice of the worlds most beautiful chef, Miss Divina Noxema Vasilina, Laplagne shares a collection of mouth-watering recipes peppered with hilarious essays by Miss Divina that include valuable tips for both cooking and entertaining. Laplagne combines original, unpretentious recipes with recipes from his childhood that will help both novice and experienced chefs glide through cocktail and meal preparation and cook confidently whether for a casual dinner or a multi-course dinner party. His delectable recipes include Spicy Mexican Pool-Boy Bean Dip, Cattle Call Chicken Gumbo, Seorita Chica-Dees Tortilla Seafood Salad, For Whom the Turkey-Stuffed Bell Peppers Toll, Sexy-Swedish-Model Meatballs with Noodles, Vivacious Italian Veggie Pizza, and Baked Sin-A-Man Apples. At the end of many recipes is a Supermodel Hint that offers helpful tips and humorous advice from Miss Divinas confidante, Blanche Itche. In this entertaining cookbook, a former caterer and chef shares recipes and gourmet confessions that lead home cooks of all levels on a fascinating journey to create fabulous meals.

Fancy Free

Author : Carrie Alexander
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"There's a Naked Woman on Main Street!" Things have gotten interesting since Fancy O'Brien came to town. (She's the naked woman. But don't worry—she made strategic use of some bubbles.) Now the whole town's in an uproar…. Some of the residents don't approve of her taking a bath—literally—to publicize the opening of her bath boutique. But others are glad the sassy and sexy Fancy has arrived. Especially Jeremiah Quick. He's a "leading citizen" and drop-dead gorgeous to boot. And he thinks Fancy's the right woman for him. Too bad Fancy thinks he's the right man for her mother….

The Kill of it All

Author : Diane Vallere
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Madison Night’s star is on the rise. Thanks to a series of TV spots to promote her decorating business’s grand reopening, she’s busier than ever. The police commissioner, impressed with her screen presence, engages her to replace the original actress in his feel-good campaign for local law enforcement. But when the first spokeswoman’s body is found on set after Madison’s testimonial airs, the last thing the police need is publicity. Madison steers clear of the controversy by focusing on her company relaunch, but when gossip links the victim to someone special in her life, she gets involved by proxy. She uses her soapbox to draw out suspects, but if she’s not careful, it might serve as a coffin instead. Can Madison reveal a hidden killer before the bubble bursts on her newfound success?

Somebody Killed His Editor

Author : Josh Lanyon
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An isolated writer’s conference. A brutal real-life murder. Way too many cocktails. Can a mystery author and an ex-cop combine their powers of deduction to find the killer? Turning forty has left much to be desired for mystery writer Christopher Holmes. After both his boyfriend and long-time publisher dump him, he worries his life is officially at the start of a steep decline. Stranded at a writing conference for the weekend, he never expected to bump into an old flame… or stumble across a dead body in the woods. Ex-cop JX Moriarity is soaking up all the newfound fame from his successful crime fiction. When the only bridge into the conference venue washes away to reveal a dead body, Moriarity falls back on old skills to secure and investigate the crime scene. But even his years of experience couldn't prepare him for the discovery of a second body: his irascible, but awfully cute ex-boyfriend Christopher. WAIT. ER, no, the corpse of Christopher's obnoxious editor. With all fingers pointing to Holmes, Moriarity has no choice but to clear the name of the man who broke his heart. Can the ex-lovers solve the murders and rekindle their passion, or will a killer attendee write them out of their Happy Ever After for good? Somebody Killed His Editor is the first book in the madcap Holmes & Moriarity romantic gay mystery series. If you like tongue-in-cheek humor, crazy twists and turns, and sizzling chemistry, then you'll love Josh Lanyon's kooky, quirky novel. Buy Somebody Killed His Editor to storm into a classic murder mystery today!

Some Like It Scot

Author : Suzanne Enoch
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CAN A CLASH OF WILLS Nineteenth-century, Scotland: When a mad lass in trousers shoots at him, Munro "Bear" MacLawry isn't sure what impresses him more-the girl's sure aim or her irresistibly tempting curves. Catriona MacColl has fled to the Highlands with her half-sister to escape an unwanted wedding, and wants no part of him, nor any man. But he can't abandon the flame-haired, sharp-tongued wildcat now that he's discovered her-not when she fits so perfectly in his arms... LEAD TO A LOVE FOR ALL TIME? Munro has more than earned his nickname-he's a well-muscled, well-favored mountain of a man with an engaging bad-boy grin and a string of well-satisfied lasses behind him. Bringing Catriona food, blankets, candles, everything she needs to survive a winter in an abandoned abbey, Munro is an unexpected gift in her reckless bid for freedom-and an unexpected complication. Clan MacDonald has plans for her, and they don't include her falling for a MacLawry. But this man makes her feel like a woman-and he may be her one chance to live a life about which she's only dared dream...in Some Like It Scot by New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch. "One of my very favorite authors." -Julia Quinn

Partners in Crime

Author : Josh Lanyon
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Three classic novels of murder and suspense from “the Agatha Christie of gay mystery.” A disgraced FBI agent and a small-town sheriff team up to catch a serial killer in the atmospheric thriller Winter Kill. Probing the enigma of legendary 1960s artist Cosmo Bari’s disappearance proves deadly to his son in the traditional cozy Murder in Pastel. Murder and mayhem make for strange bedfellows at a mystery writing conference in the comic who-dunnit Somebody Killed His Editor (the first book of the Holmes & Moriarity series).

Table Lands

Author : Kara K. Keeling
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Food is a signifier of power for both adults and children, a sign of both inclusion and exclusion and of conformity and resistance. Many academic disciplines—from sociology to literary studies—have studied food and its function as a complex social discourse, and the wide variety of approaches to the topic provides multidisciplinary frames for understanding the construction and uses of food in all types of media, including children’s literature. Table Lands: Food in Children’s Literature is a survey of food’s function in children’s texts, showing how the sociocultural contexts of food reveal children’s agency. Authors Kara K. Keeling and Scott T. Pollard examine texts that vary from historical to contemporary, noncanonical to classics, and Anglo-American to multicultural traditions, including a variety of genres, formats, and audiences: realism, fantasy, cookbooks, picture books, chapter books, YA novels, and film. Table Lands offers a unified approach to studying food in a wide variety of texts for children. Spanning nearly 150 years of children’s literature, Keeling and Pollard’s analysis covers a selection of texts that show the omnipresence of food in children’s literature and culture and how they vary in representations of race, region, and class, due to the impact of these issues on food. Furthermore, they include not only classic children’s books, such as Winnie-the-Pooh, but recent award-winning multicultural novels as well as cookbooks and even one film, Pixar’s Ratatouille.

The Chicago Food Encyclopedia

Author : Carol Haddix
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The Chicago Food Encyclopedia is a far-ranging portrait of an American culinary paradise. Hundreds of entries deliver all of the visionary restauranteurs, Michelin superstars, beloved haunts, and food companies of today and yesterday. More than 100 sumptuous images include thirty full-color photographs that transport readers to dining rooms and food stands across the city. Throughout, a roster of writers, scholars, and industry experts pays tribute to an expansive--and still expanding--food history that not only helped build Chicago but fed a growing nation. Pizza. Alinea. Wrigley Spearmint. Soul food. Rick Bayless. Hot Dogs. Koreatown. Everest. All served up A-Z, and all part of the ultimate reference on Chicago and its food.

Handbook of Research Methods on Intuition

Author : Marta Sinclair
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How does one go about studying intuition _ a complex, cross-disciplinary field, which is still developing? How can intuition be captured in situ? How can a researcher harness their own intuition? This book uses method-related themes to help an

The Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Management

Author : Ioannis S Pantelidis
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Hospitality is an industry characterised by its complex nature and numerous sectors including hotels, hostels, B&Bs, restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and contract catering. However, despite its segmentation, there are key issues that are pertinent to all subsectors. The Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Management adopts a strategic approach and explores and critically evaluates current debates, issues and controversies to enable the reader to learn from the industry’s past mistakes as well as future opportunities. Especially relevant at a time when many sectors of the industry have to re - evaluate and reinvent themselves in response to the economic downturn the Handbook brings together specialists from both industry and academia and from a range of geographical regions to provide state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research. Each of the five inter related sections explores and evaluates issues that are of extreme importance to hospitality organisations, many of which have not been adequately explored before: external and internal customers, debates surrounding finance, uncertainty risk and conflict, sustainability, and e-Hospitality and Technology. This book is an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in hospitality, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study. It is essential reading for students, researchers & academics and managers of Hospitality as well as those of Tourism, Events, Marketing, and Business Management.

The Crisis

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The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.

Love among the Walnuts

Author : Jean Ferris
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Sandy Huntington-Ackerman's life becomes increasingly complicated when his bungling, moneygrubbing uncles try to shanghai the family fortune by poisoning a birthday cake. Luckily, those conniving uncles prove yet again that they can't do anything right. Instead of bumping off the whole family, they put Sandy's mom and dad and their pet chicken into mysterious comas. Sandy joins forces with his loyal butler and a wise and wacky nurse to save his parents and squelch his uncles' felonious high jinks.