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Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook: Favorite Everyday Recipes from Our Family Kitchen

For home cooks looking to expand their repertoire and/or host a low-stakes gathering.

Movies (and Other Things)

Serrano knows how to craft a think piece, and his perspective is illuminating. With essays on Get Out, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Booksmart, this is also a timely read to be enjoyed by film buffs and general audiences alike.
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Acid for the Children: A Memoir

Readers will find much to relate to in Flea’s life story and will hope that this isn’t the only entry in his writing career. [See Prepub Alert, 5/5/19.]
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Imaginary Friend

This epic tale of ultimate good vs. evil is a bit long-winded but still impressive in scope and truly scary.
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Initiated: Memoir of a Witch

Although there are a few spells and ceremonies included, this is not a “how-to” for witchcraft. This account will reach readers with an interest in modern women’s autobiographies, true stories about witchcraft and magic, and resistance to patriarchy.

Beautiful on the Outside: A Memoir

Recommended for all readers, especially those familiar with Rippon and who would like to learn more about his life and career. Highly recommended.

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness

Indispensable reading for aficionados of Cahalan’s Brain on Fire and Merve Imre’s The Personality Brokers.
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The Program: Inside the Mind of Keith Raniere and the Rise and Fall of NXIVM

Cowritten with award-winning journalist Hardin, this astounding insider’s account of Raniere’s methods of manipulation should appeal to readers fascinated by cult leaders and those who become ensnared by them. [See Prepub Alert, 6/1/19.]
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Skillet Love: From Steak to Cake: More Than 150 Recipes in One Cast-Iron Pan

This is a strong addition to the cookbook section at any public library. Byrn makes a solid case for the multipurpose appliance along with many mouthwatering recipes.

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