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By Melanie Moffett
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Apr 27th, 2016
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reviews by Michael DeVault When Dallas designer Michelle Nussbaumer invited BayouLife editor Maré Brennan into her haute design boutique Ceylon et Cie last month, the resulting photographs and peripatetic narrative Nussbaumer weaves around the globe stunned many of us into dreams of Magellanesque adv...
By Melanie Moffett
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Apr 5th, 2016
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reviews by Michael DeVault Every summer, millions of Americans will take to the roads, the tracks or the skies in search of that special memory, the trip of a lifetime or maybe just a little break from their normal world. Some paths begin with a story shared by friends over dinner, while other journe...
By Melanie Moffett
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Feb 1st, 2016
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reviews by Michael DeVault The world awoke January 11 to news that David Bowie had died after a long, undisclosed battle with cancer. It was a tragic, though fitting end to the life and career of a multi-talented artist whose life, at times, seemed to be a performance arts piece about nihilism. Yet, ...
By Melanie Moffett
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Jan 4th, 2016
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As the old adage goes, everyone has a story to tell. Whether that story is happy or sad, cautionary or inspiring, depends as much on the teller as it does the events as they happened. At the same time, there’s a certain comfort in curling up in other people’s memories, a confirmation that...
By Melanie Moffett
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Dec 1st, 2015
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review by Hanson Hovell Holladay A name known by most Americans, especially those of Conservative political standing, Glenn Beck is a respected journalist, media personality and author of both fiction and non-fiction. Just recently he published his latest novel, titled “The Immortal Nicholas,” a rath...
By Melanie Moffett
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Oct 26th, 2015
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reviews by Michael Devault The holidays are a busy time of year, and Thanksgiving comes with a particular set of demands. Not only is it the largest meal of the year for many individuals, it’s also a time when family comes together from across the area and around the world, gathers at one happy...
By Melanie Moffett
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Aug 28th, 2015
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Nightstands and Coffee Tables reviews by Michael DeVault If the industry in question involves the creative, chances are it was led by, or at least significantly influenced by, someone who lived and worked in Paris. In literature, Hemingway dominated. For food, the City of Lights graced the world with...
By Melanie Moffett
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Jul 24th, 2015
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reviews by Michael DeVault Since humans first discovered fire cooked food, there have been stories about cooks. In Melville’s Moby-Dick, Fleece is taken to task for his kitchen skills. The classic Grapes of Wrath finds Ma frequently over a pot, preparing food with love. Non-fiction books aren’t immun...
By Melanie Moffett
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Mar 27th, 2015
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BY D.M. PULLEY   |  REVIEW BY CASEY POSEY MATTHEWS Whenever I hear about the same book from two different people two days in a row, I consider it serendipity, and let me tell you, I read The Dead Key in one day and immediately passed it on to my husband.  The Dead Key takes place in Cleveland, Ohio a...
By Melanie Moffett
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Feb 25th, 2015
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BY MOLLY GUPTILL MANNING |  REVIEW BY CASEY POSEY MATTHEWS As an avid bibliophile, I find it hard to believe there is anything better than a book about books. When Books Went To War by Molly Guptill Manning is a fascinating historical account of not only how World War II changed the history of book p...