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Lucky 7: Flower Confidential

November 30, 2012 • No Comments

“This book is as lush as the flowers it describes.” - Publishers Weekly

Flowers can say everything from “get well” to “I love you” to “I’m sorry.”  But they are also a multi-million dollar business.…

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Lucky 7 for November: The Stories behind the Stories

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The Stories behind the Stories
Meet the people behind the icons, find the facts behind the legends, and discover forgotten stories you should know. These true tales turn out to be even more fascinating than…

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On Writing: Amy Stewart and Paul Collins

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Amy Stewart and Paul Collins talk belles-lettres, the art of nonfiction, e-publishing, colonial mixed drinks, and cramming for your own interviews. Amy Stewart is the acclaimed author of Wicked Plants, Wicked Bugs, Flower Confidential, and…

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From Amy Stewart: “Annie Proulx, Garden Writer”

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We know ANNIE PROULX as the straight-shooting author of POSTCARDS, THE SHIPPING NEWS, and OPEN RANGE (which includes the masterpiece “Brokeback Mountain”). If you haven’t read her work, you must. She has a way…

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A Valentine’s Horror Story

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When I was writing Flower Confidential, I was always looking for romantic Valentine’s Day stories on flowers that I could include in a short chapter on our most romantic holiday. But florists have a…

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November 15, 2010

Wicked Trailer Amy Stewart, Wicked Bugs

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We bring you this important news bulletin about Amy Stewart’s Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army & other Diabolical Insects (May 2011).

Amy Stewart is also the author of the New York Times…

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August 6, 2010

Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

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Dear Dr. Bleedingheart,
Help! There’s this really cute guy working at a local bookstore near my office and I’d love to ask him out. But every time I go into the store he’s busy with…

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July 20, 2010

Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

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Dear Dr. Bleedingheart,
I’ve leaving in a few weeks for a vacation with extended family at a beach house that we’ve rented for a week. Do you have any tips for surviving the week with…

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June 28, 2010

Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

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Dear Dr. Bleedingheart,
I’m attending a housewarming party for a young couple who love good food and outdoor entertaining. I want to get them something useful and enduring–maybe to help with their garden or to…

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May 21, 2010

Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

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Dear Dr. Bleedingheart,
I have recently adopted some pet snails.  Now they are having snail babies! The soil in the terrarium has little tiny bugs in it; I think they might have come from a…

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