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The Heirloom

More women’s fiction than rom-com, this novel will find fans but it isn’t top of the pack.

The Death of Us

With romantic and family elements, this could appeal to readers of domestic fiction or romance looking to try suspense.

Knead Peace: Bake for Ukraine; Recipes from the World’s Best Bakers in Support of Ukraine

Best for experienced bakers or for diasporic Londoners looking to duplicate goods from their favorite bakeries.

Bread and How To Eat It: A Cookbook

Libraries in communities with beloved local bakeries and gourmet food shops may wish to purchase, but the book’s call for artisanal ingredients and its general distaste for conventional grocery stores will make it less accessible for many readers.

The Maid’s Diary

Libraries with large thriller collections, or where other titles by White (The Patient’s Secret) are popular, may want to consider it, but most can skip.

Enebla: Recipes from an Ethiopian Kitchen

An approachable and personal compendium, that, while slightly dated in design, is recommended for public libraries with strong food-focused communities.

Pig Beach BBQ Cookbook: Smoked, Grilled, Roasted, and Sauced

Libraries near a Pig Beach restaurant or with an extensive barbecue collection may want to purchase. It’s too fussy to be of much use to novice barbecuers, but experienced pitmasters might be interested.

Save-It-Forward Suppers: A Simple Strategy To Save Time, Money, and Sanity

Recommended for public libraries with busy home cooks.

The Comfortable Kitchen: 105 Laid-Back, Healthy, and Wholesome Recipes

This is a cookbook for confident cooks and those already familiar with various diets, as no tenets or health benefits are explained. Purchase where there is interest.


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