Robin Chin Roemer

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Bake Your Heart Out: Foolproof Recipes To Level Up Your Home Baking

A delightful cookbook that fulfills its promise of helping bakers of various levels advance their skills, without skimping on the fun.

The Story of Art Without Men

An excellent, provocatively titled work that shows what it means to celebrate the history, importance, and ongoing influence of women artists, past and present. Recommended for anyone interested in expanded views of art history.


A fun and fast-paced thriller that climbs high and more or less reaches the summit. Recommended for fans of speculative fiction and cinematic sci-fi-horror.

L.A. Son

A deep and delightful chef memoir full of true love for L.A. and its food, charismatically narrated by the author.

Oh My Mother! A Memoir in Nine Adventures

An entertaining, relatable, and stereotype-busting memoir of an immigrant mother-daughter duo and their scrapes, bumps, and romps to greater understanding.

Promoting African American Writers: Library Partnerships for Outreach, Programming, and Literacy

A welcome guide to promoting Black authors through library programming, laden with examples and advice from an experienced and dedicated practitioner. Especially recommended for outreach-minded MLIS students and early-career librarians.

The Golden Screen: The Movies That Made Asian America

Highly recommended for libraries, general cinephiles, and readers interested in Asian American viewpoints.

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

A gleefully grim and entertaining journey of life and death during the Sri Lankan Civil War. Highly recommended for fans of South Asian literature and historical fiction. Winner of the 2022 Booker Prize.


A climate-charged spoof of filmmaking superficiality that solidly entertains but doesn’t quite soar. Directed in its excellent audio format by Anna Lyse Erikson and part of L.A. Theatre Works’ “Relativity Series” of science-themed plays.

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