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Published: Sat, June 25, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



NONFICTION

'The Edge of Maine'

Novelist and biographer Geoffrey Wolff has spent many of his summers in Maine -- sailing its coastal waters, climbing its rocky peaks, and communing with its natives. Now, with the voice of a passionate insider, he brings readers into the heart of this striking region and explains what makes it unique. Starting with a gripping tale about being lost offshore in the fog with inadequate navigational aids, Wolff goes on to describe the coast's geological history and discovery by Europeans. He then turns a keen eye towards Mainers, their mores and peculiarities, and to the summer rusticators who for generations have invaded the stunning waterfronts. A section on boat building celebrates the extraordinary rescue of Maine's foremost craft; another on lobsters tells the rich story of the custom, taste, commerce, environmental conflict, and scientific mystery surrounding these critical crustaceans. Here is a true feast -- travel literature at its best.

'Room for Improvement: Change Your Home! Enhance Your Life!'

The creator of innovative tools, kits, and home accessories now writes an inspirational home improvement guide that empowers women to change their homes and their lives!

Barbara Kavovit (a.k.a. Barbara K!), has skyrocketed to fame with her revolutionary new product line of high-quality do-it-yourself tool kits designed especially for women. The former head of a major New York City construction firm has gone from building skyscrapers to building women's confidence in the home.

Continuing to share her philosophy of Home Improvement -- Self-Improvement, Barbara K! has written a do-it-yourself guide that contains the information and inspiration readers need to tackle any room in the home. Here women will find:

* Directions on how to fix anything, from repairing a hole in the wall to stopping the leak in a faucet

* Fast and simple ways to overcome day-to-day household difficulties, from retrieving jewelry from a sink drain to adding more shelf space to a closet

* Do-it-yourself projects that are a fun and empowering way for women to challenge themselves and enhance their surroundings

Barbara K!'s passion, drive and beautifully designed tools -- available in over 10,000 retail stores -- have made her a force to be reckoned with in the $250 billion home improvement industry. These stylish decorating ideas and lifestyle solutions will solidify her growing reputation.




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