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Magnolia Bakery Cookbook: Old Fashioned Recipes from New York's Sweetest Bakery
Jennifer Appel
0684859106
November 1999
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Appel and Torey are owners of the eponymous Manhattan bakery, which turns out the kind of white-cake treats that graced most tables decades ago. Retro deserts include Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake, made with Nabisco wafers, and Oatmeal, Raisin, Almond Cookies. These recipes are classics, with a few updated touches. Pecan Pie was handed down from a Texas grandmother; Magic Cookie Bars are packed with chocolate chips and coconut and sweetened with three cans of condensed milk. The unfortunately named Dump Cake is a throwback to old women's magazine recipes, consisting of cherry pie filling, canned pineapple, cake mix, pecans and butter. These super-sweet, mostly buttery items hark back to a pre-cholesterol eraAevidenced by Chocolate Chip, Peanut, Banana Loaf, which the authors describe as "healthy." A chapter on...


More from Magnolia
Allysa Torey
0743246616
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, the near-shoebox-size Magnolia Bakery has become a destination for lovers of all-things sweet. The reason? From the beginning its owner Allysa Torey and her staff have offered cakes (and particularly cupcakes), pies, and other pastries that are utterly unpretentious but deeply satisfying in a grandmother-would-have-made-it-if-she-could-have way. More from Magnolia Torey's second book, adds to her already impressive recipe roster 75 formulas that range from Pear Streusel Breakfast Buns, and Pumpkin Walnut Cookies with Brown Butter Frosting, to Chocolate Pecan Pudding Pie, and Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Included also are recipes for signature specialties like Magnolia's Chocolate Cupcakes and famous banana pudding, plus a section on frostings and sauces. All are easy to...


In a Magnolia Minute
Nan Graham
0895873176
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Among listeners of public radio in coastal North Carolina, lifelong Southerner Nan Graham needs no introduction. Her first book, Turn South at the Next Magnolia, brought her even more happy fans. Her latest, In a Magnolia Minute, is sure to win her further praise as a Southern humorist. Here, you'll meet the Southerner who relishes a spoonful of Vicks VapoRub for dessert and encounter crazed enthusiasts in a stampede at a fern sale. And that doesn't begin to account for the day Nan's finger is mistaken for the bacon in a BLT, or the time her granddaughter unwittingly reveals her Scottish roots. Take a minute with Nan Graham...guaranteed to bring Southern smiles to your day.

About the Author
Nan Graham was born in Tallahassee, Florida, grew up in South...


Ballroom on Magnolia Street
Sharon Owens
0515140074
December 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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From Booklist
If you're young and single (and even if you're not), the hottest place to see and be seen in Belfast is the ballroom on Magnolia Street. Oh, it may sound stuffy and old--fashioned, but with bouncers at the door and a DJ spinning alternative rock, it's anything but. Owned by Johnny Hogan, a Hollywood wannabe still sporting the slicked-back hair and outlandish clothes from his 1950s heyday, the thriving nightclub is where sisters Shirley and Kate Winters go to meet men. While Shirley fantasizes about meeting Mr. Right (in the person of Declan Greenwood), footloose Kate is happy to settle for Mr. Right Now. Before long, Shirley's dreams come true when she and Declan fall madly in love. Their sudden engagement forces Kate to ratchet up the race to beat her kid sister to the altar. She's missing only one thing: a groom. Owens'...


Magnolias Boxed Card Set
Staff of Julia Bell
0641624999
January 2005
Other Format
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M Is for Magnolia
Michael Shoulders
1585361291
Apr 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Illustrated by Rick Anderson

From Mississippi's hills in the north to its southern shores, M is for Magnolia: A Mississippi Alphabet educates as it entertains with its fascinating state facts. From bottlenose dolphin near the shore to Grenada Lake for fishing and more; gaze at Longwood, the home frozen in time and finally board the Mississippi Queen for a memorable trip down "Old Man River." Presented in a two-tier format with simple poems for young readers and expository text for older students Magnolia is a delightful trip through this fascinating southern state richly detailed with bright illustrations.



The Messenger of Magnolia Street
River Jordan
0060841761
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Jordan's Southern gothic debut transports readers to Shibboleth, Ala., a sleepy anytown of "cornbread and ladybugs"—and miracles of divine intervention—that is being sucked dry by a mysterious, sinister force. An omniscient, grandiloquent narrator called the Recorder tells the story of three childhood friends who are steered by God to redeem their town. The novel's protagonist and the town's beloved son, Nehemiah Trust, left Shibboleth for Washington, D.C., 12 years earlier for a career on Capitol Hill, but like his biblical namesake, he is "destined to save his city and his people." Nehemiah's childhood friend (and new romantic interest), Trice, is a woman gifted with eerily prescient visions, and along with Nehemiah's older brother Billy, heads to D.C. to fetch him home. "Something is trying...


Steel Magnolias
Robert Harling
0822210789
October 1988
Paperback
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Hell's Belles: A Tribute to the Spitfires, Bad Seeds & Steel Magnolias of the New and Old South
Seale Ballenger
1573240966
October 1997
Paperback
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Amazon.com
Bad seeds, belles-lettres, rule breakers, shrieking violets, bar belles--how could any collection of impudent sketches that celebrates and lampoons the American Southern belle go wrong? Most of the women on these pages are instantly recognizable. Among those whose exploits or imagination vaulted them to fame are writers Carson McCullers and Anne Rice; emancipator Harriet Tubman; actress and one-time town owner Kim Basinger; ex-Black Panther Angela Davis; '30s outlaw Bonnie Parker; and mascara maven Tammy Faye Baker. A few little-knowns and relative newcomers have elbowed their way on stage, too: Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard out of Carolina; Anna Edson Taylor, the first barrel-rider over Niagra Falls; and women's basketball star Luisa Harris-Stewart.


The Callahan Brothers Trilogy: Blue Bayou, River Road, Magnolia Moon
JoAnn Ross
0743493893
May 2004
Paperback
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Review
Romantic Times An exceptional and emotional trilogy.
Publishers Weekly Ross is in fine form with [the] Callahan Brothers trilogy... plenty of sex and secrets to keep readers captivated.

Review
Romantic Times An exceptional and emotional trilogy.

Publishers Weekly Ross is in fine form with [the] Callahan Brothers trilogy... plenty of sex and secrets to keep readers captivated.

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The Complete Petrosexual
Sterling Sugar Magnolia
158479433X
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
It's about style, it's about grace . . . it's about how to handle the human race.You may have heard of the metrosexual, the modern urban male for whom appearance and lifestyle are paramount. Now meet the petrosexual-the canine with the chic leather collar, the Corbu dog bed, and the right moves to control his human owner. For ordinary dogs who haven't yet achieved this extraordinary status, Petrosexual is the ultimate guide to becoming a furry fashionista.Sterling Sugar Magnolia, the sassy pup who narrates the book, offers highly opinionated views on everything from personal hygiene to commitment issues, from holiday garb ("Seasonal frou-frou will never be in fashion.") to human food ("Too divine. Too easy to overindulge."). Collars vs. harnesses? "Harnesses can make one look quite pudgy, if one is not careful." Where...


Magnolia Moon
JoAnn Ross
0743457439
March 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Readers seduced by the first two books in JoAnn Ross's Callahan Brothers trilogy (Blue Bayou; River Road) will be equally charmed by Magnolia Moon. When charismatic Nate Callahan, the mayor of Blue Bayou, La., tracks down Los Angeles homicide detective Regan Hart to deliver a journal and a tidy sum in stock certificates left to her by her birth mother, Nate is surprised by Regan's reaction. She isn't interested in her inheritance, but she's stunned to learn that she's adopted. To uncover the truth about her past, Regan returns to Blue Bayou, where she delves into the mystery behind her mother's death and becomes intimately involved with Nate. Meanwhile, Nate receives temporary custody of an abused 12-year-old runaway. Ross focuses heavily on the topic of domestic violence, and her frequent moralizing may put off...


The Ballroom on Magnolia Street
Sharon Owens
0399152865
July 7, 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
If you're young and single (and even if you're not), the hottest place to see and be seen in Belfast is the ballroom on Magnolia Street. Oh, it may sound stuffy and old--fashioned, but with bouncers at the door and a DJ spinning alternative rock, it's anything but. Owned by Johnny Hogan, a Hollywood wannabe still sporting the slicked-back hair and outlandish clothes from his 1950s heyday, the thriving nightclub is where sisters Shirley and Kate Winters go to meet men. While Shirley fantasizes about meeting Mr. Right (in the person of Declan Greenwood), footloose Kate is happy to settle for Mr. Right Now. Before long, Shirley's dreams come true when she and Declan fall madly in love. Their sudden engagement forces Kate to ratchet up the race to beat her kid sister to the altar. She's missing only one thing: a groom. Owens'...


Magnolia
Ginny Aiken
0842335595
Feb 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Aiken (Dream Vacation) launches a new trilogy based on three sisters. Proud of her Southern heritage and Confederate ancestors who settled the town of Bellamy, VA, Magnolia Bellamy is determined not to let Yankee restoration expert Clay Marlowe get the best of her. She's overseeing the funds Clay needs to restore the plantation Ashworth Manor, and they butt heads over exactly who's in charge of spending. Clay's past rises up to haunt him, even though he turned over a new leaf when he found Christ. Amidst a series of predictable misunderstandings, a Southern accent syrupy enough to coat pancakes, and characters who need a swift kick in the pants, there's not enough solid basis left for this story to be anything but light reading. Not recommended. Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Magnolia
Diana Palmer
0804112827
November 27, 1996
Paperback
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From Literary Times
When Claire accepted John Hawthorn's proposal of marriage, she thought they would both benefit. John would no longer be jeopardizing his reputation or that of the beautiful wife of the bank president (and his ex-fiancee). For Claire...well, it would just solve many of her problems. After her uncle died, she had no one to turn to and no income of which to speak. Not to mention the fact that there was not even a roof over her head after the bank took over everything she had. Claire took few things with her into this marriage -- an automobile she affectionately called Chester, her talent for sewing, and her love for the man she was marrying. Unfortunately, it looked like John was still tied by the heartstrings to his dear Diane Culverson, and tongues in society were wagging. At every turn it seemed that John was...


Not Afraid of Flavor
Ben Barker
0807854980
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Magnolia Grill, Ben and Karen Barker's Durham, North Carolina, restaurant, is among the country's best places to dine. The couple--he's the chef, she's in charge of pastry--now offer Not Afraid of Flavor, a collection of their spirited, Southern-influenced recipes, plus culinary wisdom all cooks can use. Dishes like Celery-Fennel Chowder with Oysters and Bacon, Crab Cakes with Sauce Diablo and Corn Relish Salads, and Pan-Fried Pork Chops on Creamy Shrimp Hominy are representative of the book's deeply savory fare, conveyed in easy-to-follow recipes. Though many of these require multiple preparations, it's smooth sailing once ingredients are organized and procedures understood. Readers who enjoy a kitchen workout in the service of great eating and others interested in top-of-the-line American cooking should embrace the...


The Pink Magnolia Club
Geralyn Dawson
0743442652
July 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A wedding gown sale held by the Making Memories Foundation, which fulfills the wishes of breast cancer patients, serves as the catalyst for this slow-moving but inspirational meditation on love, loss, friendship and hope. Best known for her historical romances, Dawson (The Bad Luck Wedding Night) tells a tale of three genteel women who meet and become fast friends at the Making Memories sale in Fort Worth, Tex. Holly Weeks is lured to the sale by her boyfriend, Justin, who then proposes. Instead of accepting, Holly, who lost her mother to breast cancer and is terrified of breaking Justin's heart if she has the disease some day herself, flees to the women's room, where she meets Maggie Prescott, a 40-something housewife with a dysfunctional marriage, and Grace Hardeman, a cancer patient who is about to celebrate...


Magnolias
James M. Gardiner
0881924466
May 2000
(Hardcover) - Expanded Ed.
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Homeground 2000
For magnolia lovers who don’t or can’t grow them, Jim Gardiner’s monograph yields vicarious pleasure very nicely indeed.

Review
Natalia Hamill Garden Center Association of Greater Kansas City : You will find Magnolias: A Gardener's Guide a very helpful resource for selecting one, or more, of these aristocrats for your garden.
Gardening Shelf : A recommended pick for any serious horticultural library.
Donna Williamson HortResources Newsletter : When I have a question about which yellow magnolia to buy for a client, I check Magnolias. The book will tell me which is most floriferous while young, which is toughest in the landscape and which is most suited to the exposure.
Adrian Higgins Washington Post : A browse through...


Fra Angelico
Laurence Kanter
0300111401
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This beautiful book, published in conjunction with the first major exhibition of Fra Angelico’s work since the cinquecentenary exhibition of 1955 in Florence, will feature more than seventy paintings, drawings, and manuscript illuminations covering all periods of the artist’s career, from round 1410 to 1455. Also included will be fifty selected works by his assistants and closest followers.
Fra Angelico (“the angelic friar”; ca. 1390/95–1455) was one of Renaissance Florence’s leading painters. In addition to his celebrated altarpieces and frescos in Florence, Fiesole, Cortona, Perugia, and Rome, Fra Angelico also  completed many masterpieces on a small scale. His predella panels, the small narrative scenes included beneath large altarpieces, are among the most innovative...


Magnolia: The Shooting Script (Newmarket Shooting Script Series Book)
Paul Thomas Anderson
1557044090
January 31, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
At three hours long, Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia qualifies as an epic, with a broad scope of characters whose lives become entwined over the course of a day in the San Fernando Valley. Despite its vast canvas, though, this is probably one of the most intimate epics you'll ever experience, because Anderson and his cast of actors delve into their characters so deeply that you feel you instantly know them. Anderson's screenplay of Magnolia is similar--a few pages in, you'll be hooked by the story and the characters. Numerous critics have derided Anderson's talents as a screenwriter while praising him to the skies as a director, but the screenplay for Magnolia shows a filmmaker at work with a keen eye for character development and a penchant for both brilliant monologues and amazingly deft one-liners. And unlike most...

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