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December, 2009 Newsletter

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Issue 10 December, 2009 of Bookmarc’s Newsletter and Winter Holidays Coupon

Bookmarc’s Newsletter
Issue No. 10, December, 2009
We at Bookmarc's want to say hello again to our readers during the holiday season. As cold, sometimes bitter weather comes to many parts of the country we want you to remember that there is nothing like a good book to help keep you warm on a cold winter's night.

We have added a group of new recipes for mincemeat that are a little less familiar to most people as well as some background about where they came from. Remember, if you have a recipe that you would like to share or if would like to see an article about the history of a particular food or dish you are interested in, please drop us a line and let us know. Also, if there are any authors you would like to hear more about or just want to know more about their books, please let us know about that too. You can send your requests and suggestions to us at bookmarcs@gmail.com.


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Recipe of the Month
Mince-Meat by Charles Elmé Francatelli, 1862
"Thoroughly cleanse four pounds of currants, and remove the stones from four pounds of raisins; cut up two pounds of candied citron, one pound of candied lemon, and one pound of orange-peel, into shreds, or very small dice; remove the skin, and then chop four pounds of fresh beef-suet, and place this with the currants and the candied peel in an earthen pan; next chop the raisins with four pounds of peeled apples, and add them to the other ingredients. Trim away all the sinewy parts from eight pounds of roasted sirloin of beef, and chop all the lean of the meat quite fine; this will produce about four pounds, which must also be placed in the pan. To the foregoing must now be added four pounds of moist sugar, four ounces of ground spice—consisting of nutmegs, cloves, and cinnamon in equal proportions, with the grated rind of twelve oranges, and of the same number of lemons; the whole must then be thoroughly mixed together, and pressed down to a level in the pan. Two bottles of brandy, and a like quantity of Madeira, sherry or port, should be poured into the mince-meat. Put the lid on the pan, place a cloth over it, and tie it down close, so as to exclude the air as much as possible, and also to prevent the evaporation of the brandy, etc. The mince-meat should be kept in a cool place, and will be fit for use a fortnight after it is made."

Visit our web page article Mincemeat Recipes and Mincemeat History for some old fashioned as well as modern mincemeat recipes, the history of 'mince-meat', and a look at some of the earliest English-language cookbooks.

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Articles
Mincemeat
Traditional mincemeat aka mince-meat was basically a mixture of fruits and spices that was cooked with minced meat and or beef suet and doused with brandy, rum, or whiskey. Mincemeat seems to have developed originally as a way of preserving meat without salting or smoking. By themiddle of the eighteenth century both English and American mincemeat recipes without any meat were common.
Alicia Gaspar de Alba
Alicia Gaspar de Alba is a scholar, cultural critic, novelist, and poet whose works include historical novels and scholarly studies on Chicana/o art, culture and sexuality. She comes from the border between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, where she lived until age 27. Her novels include a historical fiction about Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695), a historical fiction about one of the accused women in the Salem Witch Trials, and a mystery based on the 1980s Juarez Murders.
Story Bored
Why can't comics be more like prose? Why can't they be more like film? Well, why should they be? Comics are such a perfect storytelling medium, Nick Locking argues, that they've spoiled him for just about anything else. He thinks comics are the best storytelling medium, ever, and he tells you exactly why he thinks this.
Sarah Cortez
Sarah Cortez is a police officer, poet, writer, and editor. Author of a published poetry collection, Cortez was the 1999 PEN Texas Literary Award in Poetry, placed as a semi-finalist in the 2000 Fourteenth Annual Louisiana Literature Prize for Poetry, and served as Visiting Scholar in the University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies.
Flesh Colored Horror
Horror, as a genre, is a form that perpetually mutates to reflect the fears of the cultures and individuals creating it. In our modern print and film culture, horror in the West emerged from our collective superstitions (Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy) and, over time and through experimentation, produced true masterpieces in a wide variety of media, including works by Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen King, Clive Barker, Alan Moore and countless others.
Lucha Corpi
Lucha Corpi is a poet, novelist, and children's book author. She was a tenured teacher in the Oakland Public Schools Neighborhood Centers Program for over 30 years. She has written three mystery novels featuring Gloria Damasco, the first Chicana detective in American literature. Her latest mystery introduces Brown Angel Investigations and another Chicana detective, Dora Saldaña, one of Damasco's partners at the agency.
Club Forteana
Elvis Aaron Presley. If the rock and roll lifestyle has a patron saint it surely must be this man. From his gleaming jacketed youth, through the remarkably long stream of movies and his final, fast food ridden years, Elvis embodies the rock and roll lifestyle. He is the King. He's also intimately connected to Forteana, writing characterized by a 'distinctive blend of mocking humor, penetrating insight, and calculated outrageousness'.

Previous Issue Articles
Oatmeal Pie and Sweet Potato Soup
The Scene of the Crime
Guillermo Arriaga
Berlin, City of Stones
Sara Paretsky
The Fall by Brubaker and Lutes
Jon Scieszka, part 2
Pulp Sensibilities
Kathy Reichs
Early Vampire Fiction
Jon Scieszka, part 1


Fall 2009 Newsletter

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Issue 9 Fall, 2009 of Bookmarc’s Newsletter and Fall Coupon

Bookmarc’s Newsletter
Issue No. 9, Fall 2009
We at Bookmarc’s want to say hello to our readers as the holiday period begins and colder weather comes to most parts of the country. There is nothing like a good book to keep you warm on a cold winter's night, and collectible books make great gifts.

We have added new recipes that are seasonal and a little less familiar to most people. Remember, if you have a recipe that you would like to share or if would like to see an article about the history of a particular food or dish you are interested in, please drop us a line and let us know. Also, if there are any authors you would like to hear more about or just want to know more about their books, please let us know about that too. You can send your requests and suggestions to us at bookmarcs@gmail.com.


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Recipes of the Month
Oatmeal Pie and Sweet Potato Soup

Creamy Sweet Potato SoupIngredients:
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large sweet onion, sliced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 quart chicken broth
1 3/4 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped parsley or cilantro
1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds

Directions:
Heat the oil in a soup pot. Add onions and cumin to the hot oil and saute for three to four minutes. Next, add the potatoes and chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil. After the soup reaches a boil, reduce the heat and let the soup simmer for about twenty to twenty-five minutes. Let the soup cool enough to handle and then puree it with one and a half cups of the yogurt and the parsley or cilantro. Serve each portion of soup with a dollop of plain yogurt on top sprinkled with pumpkin seeds.

Visit our web page article Oatmeal Pie and Sweet Potato Soup for some Oatmeal Pie recipes and to read about some of the agricultural and culinary histories of sweet potatoes and oats.

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Articles
Oatmeal Pie and Sweet Potato Soup
Some early to mid 20th century recipes for Oatmeal Pie, accompanied by a description of the origins and nutritional importance of sweet potatoes and oats in the United States.
Guillermo Arriaga
A description of the life and works of an important Mexican novelist and screenwriter. Arriaga is especially notable for his blended but distinct identites as a successful screenwriter and influential Latino novelist.
The Scene of the Crime
A review of the graphic novel A Little Piece of Goodnight by John Fellows. He describes this book's significance as a rare throwback to a genuine detective comic from the early Detective Comics. A Little Piece of Goodnight is a crime noir with a heart that isn't totally black.
Sara Paretsky
Sara Paretsky is an important female mystery writer, noted for her role in transforming the image of women in the crime novel. We review her professional career and her published books.
Berlin, City of Stones
Berlin, City of Stones is the first in a series of graphic historical novels. The projected twenty-four chapter, three volume trilogy tells the story of Berlin during the twilight years of Germany's Weimar Republic. The city itself is as much a character as any walking talking individual appearing within the pages of Jason Lutes exhaustive masterpiece.
The Fall by Brubaker and Lutes
Can comics do short fiction? Are anthologies worth your time? The answer lies in the pages of The Fall, an essential crime noir from the people who brought you Scene of the Crime and Berlin: City of Stones and Berlin: City of Smoke.
Jon Scieszka part 2, The Time Warp Trio Series
The Time Warp Trio is a series of stories written by Jon Scieszka, originally illustrated by Lane Smith and later illustrated by Adam McCauley, which chronicles the adventures of three boys - Joe, Sam, and Fred - who travel through time and space.
Pulp Sensibilities
Comics may have superseded the written pulp, but there are still plenty of writers out there with a pulp sensibility. Comics could be their natural home - if only someone would show them the way. Pulps. That's where it began. High-speed, serialised in newspapers, generally about something weird and mad.
Kathy Reichs
Kathy Reighs was born in 1950 in Chicago. She is both a crime writer and professional forensic anthropologist. In her professional work as a forensic anthropologist, Reichs has worked for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina and is currently working for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Québec.
Early Vampire Fiction
Early documented outbreaks of vampire hysteria include late twelfth century England in the cases of the Buckinghamshire Vampire and the Vampire of Berwick. For modern horror fiction, the most influential outbreak of mass vampire hysteria occured in East Prussia in 1721 and in the Habsburg Monarchy (also known as the Austrian-Hungarian Empire) from 1725 to 1734.
Jon Scieszka part 1, The Truck Town Series
Jon Scieszka (rhymes with Fresca and means 'path' in Polish) was born in Flint, Michigan on September 8th, 1954. He credits his own unique blend of humor and inventive creativity to an expansive group of experiences and influences including sharing the same birthday with Peter Sellers, Mad Magazine, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, the author Robert Benchley, the author and illustrator Lane Smith, book designer Molly Leach, and Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham.
Previous Issue Articles
Corn Pone
V for Verbal Violence
Alison Weir
Library of Alexandria
Little Nemo
Thumbnail, Hergé
Jules Verne Fitzroy Editions


August 2009 Newsletter

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Bookmarc’s Newsletter
Issue No. 8, August, 2009
We at Bookmarc’s want to remind our readers that with school beginning any day now, cooler weather cannot be too far off. So, if you always keep a good book by your side, we know the time until fall weather returns will just fly by.

We continue to add to our list of author and artist recipes. Remember, if you have a recipe that you would like to share or if would like to see an article about the history of a particular food or dish you are interested in, please drop us a line and let us know. Also, if there are any authors you would like to hear more about or just want to know more about their books, please let us know about that too. You can send your requests and suggestions to us at bookmarcs@gmail.com.


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Recipe of the Month
Indian Pone (also known as Corn Pone)
from The Household Cyclopedia of General Information
by Henry Hartshorne (published in 1881)


"Put on one quart of water in a pot, as soon as it boils stir in as much Indian meal as will make a very thin batter. Beat it frequently while it is boiling, which will require ten minutes; then take it off, pour it in a pan, and add one ounce of butter, and salt to taste. When the batter is luke-warm stir in as much Indian meal as will make it quite thick. Set it away to rise in the evening; in the morning make it out in small cakes, butter your tins and bake in a moderate oven. Or the more common way is to butter pans, fill them three parts full, and bake them."

"This cake requires no yeast."

Visit our web page article Corn Pone to read about this food, the history of corn in the Americas, and the importance of the Mexica-Aztec technique of nixtamalization of corn.

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Articles
Corn Pone
A late 19th century recipe for the perennial regional food favorite, Corn Pone, is accompanied by a description of the origins and nutritional importance of corn in the Americas.
V for Verbal Violence
A bulky stumbling block in the way of addressing graphic novels as a visual literature is the question: how can words and images be integrated? How can one critical language make sense of the relationship between these two disparate units?
Perceptive and Vivid Accounts of Tudor Era England by Alison Weir
Alison Weir, born in London in 1937, currently lives in Surrey, England. She developed an interest in history as young teenager after reading her fist adult book, a historical novel about Katherine of Aragon.
The Burning of the Library of Alexandria, the Historical Reality Behind the Myths
The Royal Library of Alexandria was the largest of the ancient libriaries. One of these great men, Julius Caesar, the Christian Patriarch Theophilus, or Caliph Omar was responsible for the library’s disappearance.
Little Nemo
One of the avowed true classics of comics literature, Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo was a wildly innovative newspaper strip whose influence can still be felt today. Zack Smith of Ninth Art dons his pyjamas for some wonderful dreams.
Thumbnail, Hergé
Lindsay Duff profiles one of the world’s finest comic storytellers, the controversial creator of Tintin, who faced depression and accusations of treachery as he worked to bring his enduring creation to the world.
Jules Verne, the Fitzroy editions edited by I. O. Evans and their Jerome Podwil cover illustrations for Ace Books, part 1
The publisher Bernard Hanison signed a contract with I. O. Evans in 1958 for a re-introduction of a series of the lesser known Jules Verne books. This contract was signed at the publisher’s offices in London and the area where these offices were located gave The Fitzroy Editions their name.
Previous Issue Articles
Andalusian Gaspacho
Tintin in Film
The Tintin Movie
Calligraphy Books
Georges Remi's Final Years
Horse Racing in Literature
Melissa Marr
Chris Grabenstein


Summer 2009 Newsletter

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Bookmarc's Newsletter
Issue No. 7, Summer, 2009
Everyone at Bookmarc’s hopes our readers are having nice summer, but, if it is too hot and/or too wet where you live, we encourage you to curl up with a good book until better weather returns.

We continue to build on or list of author and artist recipes and hope you have found them interesting. Remember, if you have a recipe that you would like to share with the readers or that you would like to know more of the history of, please send it to us so that we either can add it to our list or enrich it with some research.

Again, we hope you enjoy this issue of our newsletter and if there are any authors you would like to hear more about or just see his or her work discussed, please let us know at bookmarcs@gmail.com.

Marc Williams

Customers who have purchased books from Bookmarc's either from one of the large bookselling venues or directly from us at our website, BookmarcsOnline.com are entitled to receive our free Bookmarc's Newsletter. In this issue we spend some time examining the background to the Tintin French comic series and its creator, Georges "Hergé" Remi. This is in anticipation of the Steven Spielberg produced and Peter Jackson directed CGI film that is in development. We also discuss the important books on modern calligraphic art as well as the how the romance of horse racing has played out in literature. Two emerging young adult authors, Melissa Marr and Chris Grabenstein are also previewed along with a discussion of their influences and works to date. (By the way, as a recipient of this newsletter, we would like to offer you a 25% Summer Vacation Discount on your next purchase at our BookmarcsOnline.com site: see the coupon details below.)

Recipe of the Month
Andalusian Gaspacho
a refreshing Summer recipe by Van Wyck Brooks
To serve six, peel and dice in very small pieces into one bowl:
6 tomatoes
2 cucumbers
4 pimientos, reserving the juice
Mince 1 large, sweet onion
Mash 2 cloves of garlic (or skewer the garlic on a toothpick and remove it before serving the soup)

Add to this:
4 tablespoons of vinegar, and 4 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt, Freshly-ground pepper and Tabasco to taste
1 cup of Ice water

Chill in the refrigerator overnight or for at least an hour. The bulk of the soup will increase as it chills. Serve with an ice cube in each soup plate.

Visit the web page with our Andalusian Gaspacho article to see a more about this refreshing cold soup as well as additional discussion of the significance Van Wyck Brooks as well the origins of Gazpacho Andalucía and Andalusian culture.

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Summer Articles
Andalusian Gaspacho
A refreshing cold soup recipe by Van Wyck Brooks. Gaspacho aka Gazpacho is a cold Spanish tomato-based raw vegetable soup and has its origins in and greatest contemporary associations with the southern Spanish region of Andalucía. Van Wyck Brooks (1886 - 1963) was a noted American literary historian, critic, and translator best known today for his book The Flowering of New England.
The Adventures of Tintin in Film
Tintin is a planned motion capture 3-D film based The Adventures of Tintin, a series of comic books created by Belgian artist Georges "Hergé" Remi. It will be directed by Steven Spielberg, and the script by Steven Moffat is based on two directly-linked stories published in the 1940s, The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure.
The Tintin Movie
Tintin is finally being made into a movie. Tintin is being turned into movie by the dream pairing of Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. Spielberg and Jackson will actually be making three Tintin movies back to back as Jackson accomplished with the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The films will be shot back to back for logistical and financial expediency; they will come rattling off the production line in 2009 (now estimated to be in 2011).
Calligraphy Books
Jim Cox of Melbourne, Australia discusses how the modern art of caligraphy has progressed focusing on some of the most important of the related literature. This includes works by John W. Bradley, B. L. Ullnan, E. A. Lowe, and James Wardrop. Particular attention is paid to publications that came out of the British Museum collection.
Georges "Hergé" Remi
Holly Franklin examines the work of Georges "Hergé" in the later part of his life. The Herge's Studio's was set up in April 1950 in order to lighten Herge's workload after his second breakdown. He employed assistants such as the artist Bob de Moor to help produce The Adventures of Tintin. This was to be the case for the rest of the Tintin albums where assistants would fill in the details and backgrounds such as the lunar landscapes in Explorers on the Moon.
Horse Racing in Literature
Horse racing, the second most-popular spectator sport in America, remains as vital as ever, but its age, high drama, and historical appeal as the "sport of kings" ensure that it also has a place in the history of literature. Countless writers have been drawn, in their search for subject matter, to the romance of the racetrack - the triumph and tragedy of equestrian life.
Melissa Marr
Melissa Marr is an up and coming author currently writing fantasy horror fiction for young adults. After college and graduate school she taught both Literature and Gender Studies at the undergraduate level. Initially she began writing short fiction and poetry for various literary 'Zines in 2004 as an exploration of the possibilities open to her as a writer.
Chris Grabenstein
Chris Grabenstein was hired as a professional advertising writer based on his application to a Write If You Want Work Writing Aptitude Test printed as a full-page ad in The New York Times and created by James Patterson, at that time the Creative Director at J. Walter Thompson Advertising. In 2001 Chris left his position as EVP/Group Creative Director at Young and Rubicam in New York to begin working on his first book.
Previous Issue Articles
Beer Bread
Jane K. Cleland
Blood In The Inkwell
Ace Atkins
Take Manhattan
Charlie Stella
Truth in Art
Louise Penny
Jacqueline Winspear
Richard Matheson


December 2008 Newsletter

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Issue No. 6, December, 2008
Everyone at Bookmarc’s hopes our readers are having a warm, dry spring, but, if it is still too cold and/or too wet where you live, we encourage you to curl up with a good book until the good weather returns.

We continue to build on or list of literary, author, and artist recipes and hope you have found them interesting. Remember, if you have a recipe that you would like to share with the readers or that you would like to know more of the history of, please send it to us so that we either can add it to our list or enrich it with some research.

Again, we hope you enjoy this issue of our newsletter and if there are any authors you would like to hear more about or just see his or her work discussed, please let us know at bookmarcs@gmail.com.

Marc Williams

Customers who have purchased books from Bookmarc's either from one of the large bookselling venues or directly from us at our website, BookmarcsOnline.com are entitled to receive our free Bookmarc's Newsletter. This month we look at the antiques mysteries of Jane K. Cleland, the New South noir thrillers of Ace Atkins, the dark crime fiction of Charlie Stella, Louise Penny's rural Québecois mysteries, the richly detailed recreation of Britain between the wars by Jacqueline Winspear, and the film adaptations of Richard Matheson's novels. We also include several essays by Paul O'Brien of Ninth Art regarding free speech versus cultural sensitivity, the mythical quality of major cities like New York in fiction, and fiction as both a mirror of reality and a self-fulfilling reinforcement of preconception. (By the way, as a recipient of this newsletter, we would like to offer you a 25% Winter Holidays Discount on your next purchase at our BookmarcsOnline.com site: see the coupon details below.)

Recipe of the Month
Beer Bread
a Bronze Age flavor variation with other ideas

The basic ingredients of beer are water, barley, yeast, and hops. These happen to be almost exactly the same ingredients used in the simplest breads. It is because of this similarity in ingredients that beer has such a complimentary effect when it is used as a primary ingredient for 'quick' bread. This basic beer bread recipe has some added Bronze Age flavorings. The recipe is also easily variable and very forgiving for even the most inexperienced cook to experiment with.

Visit the web page with our Beer Bread article to see a more complete description of how to prepare this fresh, quick and easy bread as well as some discussion about the significance of barley, gluten and hops.

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December Articles
Caligraphy Books
Jim Cox of Melbourne, Australia discusses the most important of the 20th century writings about caligraphy. He focuses on a titles most useful and significant as historical references. Author's works discussed include contributions by B. L. Ullnan of the University of Chicago, John W. Bradley, and W. A. Mason.
Georges Herge
Holly Franklin describes the final years of Georges Herge, creator of Tintin. By 1950 the author was recovering from his second breakdown and set up a studio in order to reduce his workload. Here The Adventures of Tintin were produced with the aid of assistants such as the artist Bob de Moor. It is generally held that this new studio allowed Herge to create some of his finest Tintin titles, including The Calculus Affair and Tintin in Tibet.
Ace Atkins
This author developed his particular style of crime fiction from his experiences as an award winning crime journalist. His stories are all set in the New 'Dirty' South and are notable for their flavoring with the region's Blues music traditions.
Fictional Cities
Another article by Paul O'Brien of Ninth Art. O'Brien looks at the distance between the real cities we know and the fictional cities they inspire.
Charlie Stella
A ‘knockaround’ kind of guy has become the celebrated author of a series of dark crime novels set in his native New York City. Reviewers and fans have been particularly struck by Stella's sympathetic portrayal of his deeply flawed main characters.
Truth in Art
Is there truth in art? Storytellers place great value in the power of fiction to communicate ideas - but does the artist reveal truth, or just an amazing simulation? Paul O'Brien of Ninth Art looks for the facts in fiction.
Louise Penny
She is a recently arrived author of popularly and critically well-received cozy mysteries. They use contemporary rural Québecois village life and social structure as the settings for homicide investigations by a Chief Inspector of the Surêté du Québec.
Jacqueline-Winspear
This author used her own family's experiences to develop a series of well-received mysteries set in 1920s and 1930s England. Her main character, a professional investigator and psychologist, copes with her own as well as her client's physical and psychic wounds left by The Great War.
Richard Matheson
Imagery from Richard Matheson's novel The Omega Man and its first film adaptation The Last Man on Earth has been credited with seeding the genre of apocalyptic zombie movies beginning with Night of the Living Dead and culminating most recently in Will Smith's The Omega Man.
Beer Bread
Hops are the one ingredient that beer and bread do not commonly share. Dried hops, the flower of a vining plant, are added to beer for bitterness that counters the malt's sweetness, for the pleasing aroma it adds, and for preservative qualities that extend the shelf life of beer. Before the discovery of hops, bitterness and preservative qualities were provided by brewing botanicals, i.e., herb blends known as 'gruit' or 'grut'.
Previous Issue Articles
Jane K. Cleland
Blood In The Inkwell
Ace Atkins
Fictional Cities
Charlie Stella
Truth in Art
Louise Penny
Jacqueline-Winspear
Richard Matheson
Fava Beans


February-March 2008 Newsletter

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Issue No. 5, February-March, 2008
Everyone at Bookmarc’s hopes our readers are having a warm, dry spring, but, if it is still too cold and/or too wet where you live, we encourage you to curl up with a good book until the good weather returns.

We continue to build on or list of literary, author, and artist recipes and hope you have found them interesting. Remember, if you have a recipe that you would like to share with the readers or that you would like to know more of the history of, please send it to us so that we either can add it to our list or enrich it with some research.

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Customers who have purchased books from Bookmarc's either from one of the large bookselling venues or directly from us at our website, BookmarcsOnline.com are entitled to receive our free Bookmarc's Newsletter. This month we look at the antiques mysteries of Jane K. Cleland, the New South noir thrillers of Ace Atkins, the dark crime fiction of Charlie Stella, Louise Penny's rural Québecois mysteries, the richly detailed recreation of Britain between the wars by Jacqueline Winspear, and the film adaptations of Richard Matheson's novels. We also include several essays by Paul O'Brien of Ninth Art regarding free speech versus cultural sensitivity, the mythical quality of major cities like New York in fiction, and fiction as both a mirror of reality and a self-fulfilling reinforcement of preconception. (By the way, as a recipient of this newsletter, we would like to offer you a 20% Customer Appreciation Discount on your next purchase at our BookmarcsOnline.com site: see the coupon details below.)

Recipe of the Month
Fava Beans
fresh, young fava beans are consumed as a celebration of Spring's arrival in Rome

Young Fava beans will be about the size of a pea and at this size they are sometimes called ‘Fevettes’. Fava bean pods should be as bright green as possible, clean, and slightly fuzzy. Drizzle the shelled Fava beans with a good, buttery, light olive oil and sprinkle to taste with sea salt. Serve them with Prosciutto Romano and slices of Pecorino Romano cheese.

Visit the web page with our Fava Beans article to see a more complete description of how to prepare fresh, young Fava beans as well as a discussion of the production of Prosciutto Romano and Pecorino Romano cheese; the complimentary Roman specialties that make this dish such a delicious spring treat.

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February-March Articles
Jane K. Cleland
This author's new mystery series features an amateur sleuth who uses her broad knowledge of antiques to track down local murderers. Reviewers have described this series as The Antiques Roadshow of cozy mysteries.
Blood In The Inkwell
Around the world, people have taken to the street and died over cartoons. Paul O'Brien of Ninth Art looks at both sides of the controversy surrounding the Danish 'Muhammad' cartoons.
Ace Atkins
This author developed his particular style of crime fiction from his experiences as an award winning crime journalist. His stories are all set in the New 'Dirty' South and are notable for their flavoring with the region's Blues music traditions.
Fictional Cities
Another article by Paul O'Brien of Ninth Art. O'Brien looks at the distance between the real cities we know and the fictional cities they inspire.
Charlie Stella
A ‘knockaround’ kind of guy has become the celebrated author of a series of dark crime novels set in his native New York City. Reviewers and fans have been particularly struck by Stella's sympathetic portrayal of his deeply flawed main characters.
Truth in Art
Is there truth in art? Storytellers place great value in the power of fiction to communicate ideas - but does the artist reveal truth, or just an amazing simulation? Paul O'Brien of Ninth Art looks for the facts in fiction.
Louise Penny
She is a recently arrived author of popularly and critically well-received cozy mysteries. They use contemporary rural Québecois village life and social structure as the settings for homicide investigations by a Chief Inspector of the Surêté du Québec.
Jacqueline-Winspear
This author used her own family's experiences to develop a series of well-received mysteries set in 1920s and 1930s England. Her main character, a professional investigator and psychologist, copes with her own as well as her client's physical and psychic wounds left by The Great War.
Richard Matheson
Imagery from Richard Matheson's novel The Omega Man and its first film adaptation The Last Man on Earth has been credited with seeding the genre of apocalyptic zombie movies beginning with Night of the Living Dead and culminating most recently in Will Smith's The Omega Man.
Fava Beans
Fava beans that are fresh, small, and tender and direct from the field are a seasonal Spring favorite in Rome. Fava bean consumption has been growing in popularity and as a consequence availability of fresh, young, spring fava beans has expanded considerably.
January Articles
Texas History Movies
Marjane Satrapi
Front Lines
'Epileptic' review
Joe Sacco
Graphic Nonfiction
John Updike, part 2
Michael Hague, part 1
Lentils with Coriander


January 2008 Newsletter
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Hi again from Bookmarc's. As a customer who has purchased books from Bookmarc's either from one of the large bookselling venues or directly from us at our website, BookmarcsOnline.com, we are sending you this third invitational issue to our Bookmarc's Newsletter. Our intention is every month or so to send out a newsletter issue very much like this one.

It will contain brief summaries of the articles of the month with quick links to the full text of the articles with their accompanying illustrations available online in our BookBlog. Our intention is to provide insights into authors, genres, and book related news that interest us and that we think you might like to hear about also. Article subjects range from serious literature and nonfiction to fun topics such as our Recipe of the month.

See the links on the right side of this page for this month's articles along with a brief description of each one. In this issue we talk about authors that interest us including John Updike, David Clement-Davies, C. J. Box, Jennifer Lee Carrell, Alafair Burke, Gabriel Cohen, and Jordan Sonnenblick.

Thanks for taking the time to look over this third invitational issue of our newsletter and we hope you find it interesting enough to continue receiving monthly issues. You can always view these articles with their accompanying graphics by going directly to our BookBlog. Thanks again and we hope to be hearing from you. (By the way, as a recipient of this invitational issue of our newsletter, we would like to offer you a special 20% Customer Appreciation Discount on your next purchase at our BookmarcsOnline.com site; see the coupon at the bottom of this newsletter.)

We are always open to suggestions for new articles and research so please pass along your ideas to bookmarks@gmail.com.

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Recipe of the month
Smoking Bishop
from Drinking with Dickens (1980), by Cedric Dickens, Charles Dickens' great-grandson
"Take six Seville oranges and bake them in a moderate oven until pale brown. If you cannot procure any bitter Seville oranges, use four regular oranges and one largegrapefruit. Prick each of the oranges with five whole cloves, put them into a warmed ceramic or glass vessel with one-quarter pound of sugar and a bottle of red wine, cover the vessel, and leave it in a warm place for twenty-four hours. Take the oranges out of the mixture, cut in half and squeeze the juice, then pour the juice back into the wine. Pour the mixture into a saucepan through a sieve, add a bottle of port, heat (without boiling), and serve in warmed glasses. Drink the mixture, and keep Christmas well!" (Per NPR: "Paul McClowsky of The Dark Horse Inn in Philadelphia recommends bringing the mixture to a boil, then simmering for an hour, adding brandy, brown sugar and orange juice.")
Visit our Dickens’ Christmas page to see this and other recipes complete with lists of ingredients as well as additional information about their traditions and histories.

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Robert M. Utley
Robert M. Utley's newest history, Lone Star Lawmen, is another of this writer's popular and important histories of the American West. In this book he examines the history of the Texas Rangers from the time of the Mexican Revolution up to the standoff with 'Republic of Texas' militia.

The Neverland Books
The Neverland Books by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry are about the adventures of Peter Pan before he meets Wendy and the other Darling children in J. M. Barrie's classic fantasy adventure novel.

Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan is a Texas mystery writer known for his gritty style and stories set in San Antonio. In recent years he has begun also begun writing an exciting fantasy adventure series starring a young man who just happens to be the son of the mythical Greek god Poseidon and a human mother.

Rosa Martha Villarreal
Rosa Martha Villarreal has published her third novel The Stillness of Love and Exile, coinciding with her co-founding Tertulia Press as a forum for publishing the work of talented independent writers and artists.

Paulette Jiles
Paulette Jiles's newest book, Stormy Weather is set in Depression-era Texas and tells of one family's struggle to survive.

James Lee Burke
James Lee Burke, one of America's best mystery writers, continues to enrich the genre while at the same time make important commentary on the effects of Hurricane Katrina in his newest novel, The Tin Roof Blowdown.

Michael Hoeye
Michael Hoeye began creating his Hermux Tantamoq adventures about a master watchmaker turned part-time detective, who just happens to be a mouse, during a scrabble-like board game.

2007 Barry Awards
Winners of the 2007 Barry Awards were announced at the Boucheron World Mystery Convention. Barry Award winners are chosen by fans and the award categories this year were Best Novel, Best First Novel, Best British Mystery Novel, Best Thriller, Best Paperback Original, and Best Short Story. The Don Sandstrom Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Mystery Fandom was also given out this year.

Dagoberto Gilb
Dagoberto Gilb is beginning to be noticed by the reading public. A noted writer of the American Southwest, sometimes labeled too simply as a Chicano writer, Gilb is a gifted author with an authentic, witty, and individual voice and the ability to transcend culture to reveal truths about the human experience.

December Articles
Jordan Sonnenblick
Alafair Burke
Jennifer Lee Carrell
C. J. Box
Philip K. Dick
John Updike
David Clement-Davies
Collecting Proofs
Dickens' Christmas


December 2007 Newsletter

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Issue No. 3, December 2007
Hi again from Bookmarc's. As a customer who has purchased books from Bookmarc's either from one of the large bookselling venues or directly from us at our website, BookmarcsOnline.com, we are sending you this third invitational issue to our Bookmarc's Newsletter. Our intention is every month or so to send out a newsletter issue very much like this one.

It will contain brief summaries of the articles of the month with quick links to the full text of the articles with their accompanying illustrations available online in our BookBlog. Our intention is to provide insights into authors, genres, and book related news that interest us and that we think you might like to hear about also. Article subjects range from serious literature and nonfiction to fun topics such as our Recipe of the month.

See the links on the right side of this page for this month's articles along with a brief description of each one. In this issue we talk about authors that interest us including John Updike, David Clement-Davies, C. J. Box, Jennifer Lee Carrell, Alafair Burke, Gabriel Cohen, and Jordan Sonnenblick.

Thanks for taking the time to look over this third invitational issue of our newsletter and we hope you find it interesting enough to continue receiving monthly issues. You can always view these articles with their accompanying graphics by going directly to our BookBlog. Thanks again and we hope to be hearing from you. (By the way, as a recipient of this invitational issue of our newsletter, we would like to offer you a special 25% Winter holidays discount on your next purchase at our BookmarcsOnline.com site; see the coupon at the bottom of this newsletter.)

We are always open to suggestions for new articles and research so please pass along your ideas to bookmarks@gmail.com.

Thanks again,
Marc and Steven Williams

Recipe of the Month
Smoking Bishop
from Drinking with Dickens (1980), by Cedric Dickens, Charles Dickens' great-grandson
"Take six Seville oranges and bake them in a moderate oven until pale brown. If you cannot procure any bitter Seville oranges, use four regular oranges and one largegrapefruit. Prick each of the oranges with five whole cloves, put them into a warmed ceramic or glass vessel with one-quarter pound of sugar and a bottle of red wine, cover the vessel, and leave it in a warm place for twenty-four hours. Take the oranges out of the mixture, cut in half and squeeze the juice, then pour the juice back into the wine. Pour the mixture into a saucepan through a sieve, add a bottle of port, heat (without boiling), and serve in warmed glasses. Drink the mixture, and keep Christmas well!" (Per NPR: "Paul McClowsky of The Dark Horse Inn in Philadelphia recommends bringing the mixture to a boil, then simmering for an hour, adding brandy, brown sugar and orange juice.")
Visit our Dickens’ Christmas page to see this and other recipes complete with lists of ingredients as well as additional information about their traditions and histories.

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Jordan Sonnenblick
Jordan Sonnenblick's newest young adult novel, Zen and the Art of Faking It, has been released this fall to wide critical acclaim. This is his third work of dramatic fiction and represents the third successful title by this emerging author.

Alafair Burke
In her fourth mystery, Dead Connection, Alafair Burke introduces a new main character: Ellie Hatcher, a female detective working in New York City who finds herself working as the bait for a serial killer who stalks his victims in New York City's online dating scene.

Jennifer Lee Carrell
Jennifer Lee Carrell has published her debut novel this fall, Interred with Their Bones. It is a critically well-received literary mystery about a Shakespeare scholar and theater director who may be on the trail of a lost Shakespeare play.

C. J. Box
In January, 2008 C. J. Box will be releasing his eighth outdoor mystery, Blue Heaven. Box is best known for his mysteries starring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett and his new book introduces some new characters into the same breathtaking Wyoming landscape.

Philip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick continues to be an important influence in modern speculative fiction. Part of his enduring influence is based on the fact that so many of his stories and novels have been adapted into films. We survey the major film adaptations of his works.

John Updike
John Updike, one of America's greatest authors of the late twentieth century, has long been a prolific and influential writer. Famous for his essays and short stories as well as his novels, we look at one of his most influential series of novels, The Rabbit books, featuring Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom.

David Clement-Davies
The Sight was released this fall and this is the fourth novel by noted British fantasy adventure novelist David Clement-Davies. Clementh-Davies continues to write of fantasy worlds populated by sentient animals and their stories of confrontation and conflict with evil.

Collecting Proofs
We discuss Collecting Proofs, the history of their production and distribution, and how these extremely scarce first state printings of books represent real opportunities for serious collectors.

Dickens' Christmas
In Dickens' Christmas we survey some of the best known English Victorian era Christmas foods drawing our inspiration from Dickens' classic tale The Christmas Carol.

November Articles
Writers and Artists Recipes
Dagoberto Gilb
2007 Barry Awards
Robert M. Utley
The Neverland Books
Rick Riordan
Rosa Martha Villarreal
Paulette Jiles
James Lee Burke
Michael Hoeye


November 2007 Newsletter
 
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Issue No. 2, November 2007
Hi again from Bookmarc's. As a customer who has purchased books from Bookmarc's either from one of the large bookselling venues or directly from us at our website, BookmarcsOnline.com, we are sending you this second invitational issue to our Bookmarc's Newsletter. Our ongoing plan is that every month or so we will send out to you a newsletter issue very much like this one.

It will contain brief summaries of the articles of the month with quick links to the full text of the articles with their accompanying illustrations available online in our BookBlog. Our intention is to provide insights into authors, genres, and book related news that interest us and that we think you might like to hear about also. Article subjects range from serious literature and nonfiction to fun topics such as our Author Recipe of the month.

See the links on the right side of this page for this month's articles along with a brief description of each one. In this issue we talk about authors that interest us including Paulette Jiles, Rosa Martha Villarreal, Robert M. Utley's histories of the American West, and The Neverland Series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.

Thanks for taking the time to look over this second invitational issue of our newsletter and we hope you find it interesting enough to continue receiving monthly issues. You can always view these articles with their accompanying graphics by going directly to our BookBlog. Thanks again and we hope to be hearing from you.

We are always open to suggestions for new articles and research so please pass along your ideas to bookmarks@gmail.com.

Thanks again,
Marc and Steven Williams

Writer's Recipe of the month
Beef Burgundy by James A. Michener
"Peel and sauté heavily twelve small onions in one half pound of thinly-sliced salt pork. When onions are done add twelve carrots and sauté slightly. Remove onions and carrots and throw into the pand two poundsof lean chuck beef cut into small cubes. When well browned put contents of pan, including all scrapings, into a casserole and add salt, pepper, bay thyme, garlic salt, celery seed, parsley flakes, green pepper flakes and marjoram. Cover all with a cheap red wine and add two cups of water. Place the casserole in a three hundreed degree oven for one hour. Then add onions, carrots and two tablespoons of tapioca. cook everything for one more hour. Add enough red wine to make the consistency as desired, plus a cupful of mushrooms. Cook for thirty minutes, then raise temperature to fivehundred degreesand cook until the consistency is proper for serving. For those who prefer morecontinental flavoring, whole peppercorns can be used in place of ground pepper. Drain off three quarters of the fat. Serves Four."
Visit our Artists and Authors Recipes page to see this and other recipes complete with lists of ingredients as well as additional information about their authors.

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Robert M. Utley
Robert M. Utley's newest history, Lone Star Lawmen, is another of this writer's popular and important histories of the American West. In this book he examines the history of the Texas Rangers from the time of the Mexican Revolution up to the standoff with 'Republic of Texas' militia.

The Neverland Books
The Neverland Books by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry are about the adventures of Peter Pan before he meets Wendy and the other Darling children in J. M. Barrie's classic fantasy adventure novel.

Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan is a Texas mystery writer known for his gritty style and stories set in San Antonio. In recent years he has begun also begun writing an exciting fantasy adventure series starring a young man who just happens to be the son of the mythical Greek god Poseidon and a human mother.

Rosa Martha Villarreal
Rosa Martha Villarreal has published her third novel The Stillness of Love and Exile, coinciding with her co-founding Tertulia Press as a forum for publishing the work of talented independent writers and artists.

Paulette Jiles
Paulette Jiles's newest book, Stormy Weather is set in Depression-era Texas and tells of one family's struggle to survive.

James Lee Burke
James Lee Burke, one of America's best mystery writers, continues to enrich the genre while at the same time make important commentary on the effects of Hurricane Katrina in his newest novel, The Tin Roof Blowdown.

Michael Hoeye
Michael Hoeye began creating his Hermux Tantamoq adventures about a master watchmaker turned part-time detective, who just happens to be a mouse, during a scrabble-like board game.

2007 Barry Awards
Winners of the 2007 Barry Awards were announced at the Boucheron World Mystery Convention. Barry Award winners are chosen by fans and the award categories this year were Best Novel, Best First Novel, Best British Mystery Novel, Best Thriller, Best Paperback Original, and Best Short Story. The Don Sandstrom Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Mystery Fandom was also given out this year.

Dagoberto Gilb
Dagoberto Gilb is beginning to be noticed by the reading public. A noted writer of the American Southwest, sometimes labeled too simply as a Chicano writer, Gilb is a gifted author with an authentic, witty, and individual voice and the ability to transcend culture to reveal truths about the human experience.

October Articles
Downfall
Michael Harvey
John Graves
Dave Oliphant
Betty Crocker
2007 Barry Awards
Mark Busby
Mystery Genres
Michael Connelly


October 2007 Newsletter
 
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Issue No. 1, October 2007
Hi from Bookmarc's. As a customer who has purchased books from Bookmarc's either from one of the large bookselling venues or directly from us at our website BookmarcsOnline.com, we would like to offer you an invitation to sign up for our new Bookmarc's Newsletter. Every month or so we will be sending out a newsletter issue much like this email announcement.

It will contain brief summaries of the articles of the month with quick links to the full text of the articles online at our BookBlog. Our intention is to provide insights into authors, genres, and book related news that interest us and that we think you might like to hear about. From serious literary to fun such as our Author Recipe of the month.

See the links on the right for our articles this month. In this issue we have several interesting authors that we discuss. Also, we discuss mystery as a genre and the 2007 Barry Awards, voted by fans from “Mystery News” and “Deadly Pleasures”.

Thanks for taking the time to look over this newsletter and we hope you find it interesting enough to sign up for the monthly issues. For more information on the type of articles we will be sending, check out the brief descriptions in the right column of this newsletter. These descriptions have links to the full text articles and their associated photos. You can also view these articles by going directly to our BookBlog at BookmarcsOnline.blogspot.com. Thanks again and we hope to be hearing from you.

We are always open to suggestions for new articles and research so please pass along your ideas to bookmarks@gmail.com.


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Writer's Recipe of the month
by Alice B. Toklas from a recipe sent by George Sand to Victor Hugo
"Beat 8 eggs with a pinch of salt, 1 tablespoon sugar and 3 tablespoons heavy cream. Prepare the omelet in the usual manner. Before folding it, place on it 1 cup diced candied fruit and small pieces of marrons glacés which have soaked for several hours in 2 tablespoons of curaçao. Fold the omelet to keep the fruit in place, on a fireproof serving dish. Surround with marrons glacés and candied cherries. Cover at once with frangipani cream made by stirring 2 whole eggs and 3 yolks with 3 tablespoons of sugar until they are pale lemon-colored. Then add 1 cup flour and a pinch of salt, stirring until it is perfectly smooth. Add 2 cups of milk and mix well. Put the mixture in a saucepan over the lowest heat and stir until it is quite thick. It must not boil. Be careful that the cream does not become attached to the bottom or sides of the saucepan. When it has thickened remove it from the heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter and 3 powdered macaroons. Stir and mix well. pour the sauce over the omelet and sprinkle 1/4 cup diced angelica over the top. Then sprinkle 6 powdered macaroons on top and, finally, 3 tablespoons of melted butter. Place the omelet in a preheated 550-degree oven only long enough to brown it slightly."
Visit our Artists and Authors Recipes page to see this recipe complete with an ingredients list and information about its author.

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Michael Connelly
Michael Connely's newest novel The Overlook, is another of this writer's popular series starring LAPD detective Harry Bosch.

Modern Mystery Genres
Modern Mystery Genres have proliferated with the popularity of mysteries in general attracting new readers and maintaining a freshness to a type of story whose roots stretch to the 18th century.

Texas author
Mark Busby

Mark Busby director of both the Southwest Regional Humanities Center and the Center for the Study of the Southwest, has recently helped produce a broad survey of the influence of author John Graves on Texas literature.

2007 Barry Awards
Nominations for the 2007 Barry Awards have been announced. Awarded by fans, the award was created to honor Barry Gardner, a noted fan reviewer.

Betty Crocker
An icon in American popular culture, Betty Crocker was a creation of early radio advertising and a groundbreaker for cooking shows on the radio and eventually television.

Dave Oliphant,
Jazz historian

A new book on Jazz history in Texas, Jazz Mavericks of the Lone Star State, was released this fall by noted Texas poet and author Dave Oliphant and is his third book on the subject. We look at his poetry and other writings as well.

John Graves
John Graves is one of the most significant Texas writers of the late 20th century. A look at his impact and writings.

Michael Harvey debut
Michael Harvey, an award winning producer of A&E's Cold Case Files, has produced his first novel The Chicago Way, a gritty noir thriller. The author's skillful delivery of a fast-paced, atmospheric story heralds a bright new star in the genre.

The Film 'Downfall' and WWII History
Downfall, a noted and award winning film about Hitler's last days in his Berlin bunker, attempts to accurately portray an historical event while maintaining a modern, critical perspective on how being willfully oblivious becomes collaboration.

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