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We are pleased to offer a new book by Toni Brendel; Slovak American Touches which will be available after May 1. This 192 page book has history, recipes, folk arts. A goodly number of Slovak folk dancers in kroj authentic to the Slovak Republic are shown in full color in the 24 page color section of the 6×9″ book. The recipes are those of Brendel family favorites. We offer a prepublication price of $16.95 and $18.95 after May 1. Please call our 1-800-9998 number to order toll free. We take all the major credit cards. 

Our other new titles include the following Stocking Stuffers available by late spring. $7.95 each. 

French Recipes $7.95 compiled by Mary Lou Hattery. Photographs for the covers are ones taken by me while on a barge trip on the river Seine north to Normandy. May Lou and other friends and their husbands were on this fabulous trip with us. The cover view of the Eiffel tower at midnight was exciting and best taken from the middle of the river. We have the Eiffel tower with the Statue of Liberty replica inside the book. France gave the Liberty Statue to America. 

License to Cook Missouri Style $7.95 plus shipping by Julie Broski of Kansas City will be available in May. The book features the best of the recipes of the Show Me state including the St. Louis Arch and the Kansas City skyline and a nice quote and scene from the Truman Library in Independence. 

Norwegian Centennial Recipes 1825-1925 is an edited reprint of a book released at the time of the Minnesota State Fair celebrating 100 years of Norwegian immigration to America. Norma Wangness, a gold medal winner of rosemaling competition, designed the front cover. Her beautiful painting of a plate is on the back cover. 

Barns Around: The Round Barns of Iowa $14.95 Especially for Iowa is this spring release photographed by Luella Hazeltime, edited by Deb Schense. Luella when she retired as a worker at Quaker Oats about 15 years ago, took a copy of the State Historical Society of Iowa book Without Right Angels by Lowell Soike to see the listings of round barns in Iowa. Camera in hand, Luella set out for a decade finding the barns and photographing them in color. This 6×9″ book of 128 pages is in color county by county. ISBN 1-932043-44-6 

Weird Tales of Northern Seas $12.95 (Second edition) by Jonas Lie is available with a newly designed cover. This book has the folk legends of the northern coast of Norway. It was first published in the 1900s. ISBN1-932043-41-1