Best Books of 2010

Top Ten Books in Home & Garden

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1. From Seed to Skillet: A Guide to Growing, Tending, Harvesting, and Cooking Up Fresh, Healthy Food to Share with People You Love
From Seed to Skillet: A Guide to Growing, Tending, Harvesting, and Cooking Up Fresh, Healthy Food to Share with People You Love
by Jimmy Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars (1 customer review)
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Chronicle Books
November 17, 2010
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Jimmy Williams learned all about vegetable gardening at the knee of his grandmother, a South Carolina native from a traditional Gullah community whose members were descendents of Caribbean slaves. He pays homage to his family history in this inspiring step... Read more

2. The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love
The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love
by Kristin Kimball
4.8 out of 5 stars (4 customer reviews)
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Scribner
October 12, 2010
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“The Dirty Life is a delightful, tumultuous, and tender story of the author's love affair with the man who becomes her husband and the farm they work together to restore. With wisdom and humor, Kristin Kimball describes how she abandoned her career in New York City, leaving behind everything ... Read more

3. Sugar Snaps and Strawberries: Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden
Sugar Snaps and Strawberries: Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden
by Andrea Bellamy
5.0 out of 5 stars (6 customer reviews)
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December 15, 2010
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"Creative and fresh." (Library Journal)Beautiful, down-to-earth, completely enticing. (ReadyMade)A nice book for a new gardener or an old one - to sift thorough as we wait for the gardening season. (Skippy's Vegetable Garden)“Full of wisdom and practical advice…stands apart for its tone, which is both gentle and practical, and ... Read more

4. The Joy of Less, a Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life
The Joy of Less, a Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life
by Francine Jay
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 customer reviews)
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Lightning Source Inc
June 25, 2010
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Having less stuff is the key to happiness. Do you ever feel overwhelmed, instead of overjoyed, by all your possessions? Do you secretly wish a gale force wind would blow the clutter from your home? If so, it's time to simplify your life! The Joy of Less is... Read more

5. Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants
Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants
by Debra Lee Baldwin

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Timber Press
January 20, 2010
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Planting succulents in containers opens the way for a hobby within a hobby. (... Read more

6. Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of A Misspent Life: How to live creatively with collections, clutter, work, kids, pets, art, etc... and stop worrying about everything being perfectly in its place.
Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of A Misspent Life: How to live creatively with collections, clutter, work, kids, pets, art, etc... and stop worrying about everything being perfectly in its place.
by Mary Randolph Carter
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 customer reviews)
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Rizzoli
October 19, 2010
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For all those who choose to live "imperfectly" with the messy things they love, this book shows how to do so creatively, happily, and with considerable style ideas from leading designers. A beautiful and inspiring volume, ... Read more

7. The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times
The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times
by Carol Deppe
4.4 out of 5 stars (5 customer reviews)
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Chelsea Green Publishing
October 5, 2010
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Library Journal- "Resilient" gardeners adapt to challenging health, dietary, weather, or financial situations to produce food that can sustain a family through adverse times. In this guide to becoming such a gardener, plant breeder Deppe (Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties) details her methods for safe and reliable food production-and ... Read more

8. The World of Madeleine Castaing
The World of Madeleine Castaing
by Emily Evans Eerdmans

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Rizzoli
October 26, 2010
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"EVERY NOW AND THEN in the continuing blizzard of books on design and decor somebody truly first rank gets left out. There is no good reason for this but it does make it very exciting when the book finally comes along that does justice to the omission. The... Read more

9. Lotta Jansdotter's Handmade Living: A Fresh Take on Scandinavian Style
Lotta Jansdotter's Handmade Living: A Fresh Take on Scandinavian Style
by Lotta Jansdotter
3.5 out of 5 stars (2 customer reviews)
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Chronicle Books
August 11, 2010
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Beloved designer Lotta Jansdotter's smart, organic design has earned her international acclaim. Now she shares her recipe for a stylish home: take a whole lot of Scandinavian influence, mix in a dash of flea-market finds, and then top it all off with expre... Read more

10. Bark: An Intimate Look at the World's Trees
Bark: An Intimate Look at the World's Trees
by Cedric Pollet

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Frances Lincoln
July 29, 2010
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'Cedric Pollet has chosen the most remarkable species, listing their botanical names, their medicinal or constructive properties, their legends and peculiarities. He has visited more than twenty-five countries, camera at the ready, in search of the moment ... Read more