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Finding Karen Black: Roots Become Wings

Focused more on Bay’s journey than on her mother’s, this memoir may appeal to other adopted children searching for their roots, plus to those seeking self-realization.
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The Third Reconstruction: America’s Struggle for Racial Justice in the Twenty-First Century

Joseph centers the work of Black women and activists, while demonstrating that the current backlash to racial equity progress has deep roots in history. A compelling analysis of current events.
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Nothing but the Night: Leopold & Loeb and the Truth Behind the Murder That Rocked 1920s America

While the full truth of what happened may never be known, the authors make a compelling case for who the instigator was and will have readers debating the root cause.
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Organize, Fight, Win: Black Communist Women’s Political Writing

This book returns the voices of Black women Communists to their rightful place in histories of labor, race, and gender in the 20th century. Libraries serving historians or general readers interested in Black women’s history and activism need to add this to their shelves.

Rise of the Black Quarterback: What It Means for America

A highly recommended and important study, ideal for sports fans and those wanting another view of Black history in the United States.
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Conflicted Scars: An Average Player’s Journey to the NHL

Recommended for libraries serving youth athletes and their parents and coaches.
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The Creative Lives of Animals

This broad survey of creative animal behavior will appeal to artists of all types and to animal lovers.
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Parasites: The Inside Story

A well-organized, -researched, and -illustrated overview of the parasitic world.
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The Year of the Puppy: How Dogs Become Themselves

Recommended for all libraries, especially those serving dog lovers.
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Love Immortal: Antique Photographs and Stories of Dogs and Their People

Fans of historic photography and dog lovers will relish Cavo’s book.
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How To Speak Whale: A Voyage into the Future of Animal Communication

Environmentalists and general science enthusiasts will enjoy joining Mustill on his quest to understand whales.
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Singing and Dancing Are the Voice of the Law: A Commentary on Hakuin’s “Song of Sazen”

Engaging and profound, Lahn’s insights will be much welcomed by readers looking to deepen their meditation practice. Although grounded in Zen Buddhist philosophy, the essence of his teachings will resonate with people of a variety of backgrounds.
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In the Margins: A Transgender Man’s Journey with Scripture

Recommended for readers looking for new, exciting ways to understand the Bible and Christianity, particularly through the eyes of a trans man who is theologically informed and writes lucidly about his journey.
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The Music Never Stops: What Putting on 10,000 Shows Has Taught Me About Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Magic

A diversion for completist Deadheads and fans of music festivals.
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Captain of Her Soul: The Life of Marion Davies

For fans of old-Hollywood lore and classic movies, especially those starring Marion Davies. With notes, bibliography, filmography, and just enough photos to send readers to the internet in search of more images of Davies and her milieu.

Ice War Diplomat: Hockey Meets Cold War Politics at the 1972 Summit Series

Readers, especially history and hockey fans, will be mesmerized by this account and will come away with a clearer understanding of the numerous intricate details that are involved in successful diplomacy and how they affect historical events. Highly recommended.
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The Amazing Baby Name Book: A (Possibly) Helpful and Slightly Amusing Guide from A to Z

More of a trivia-style guide than a baby naming book; some readers may want to look elsewhere.

Traveling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible, and the Neurodiverse

An essential read, not only for parents of autistic or otherwise neurodivergent children but for all families.
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Hooray for Grandparents

Questions and activities abound in this book. Most grandparents will find guidance that resonates for their unique situation.
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What To Do About Your Troubled Child: A Practical Guide for All Parents at Their Wits’ End

Not comprehensive, but a great starter manual for families with a newly diagnosed child, especially those seeking natural treatments, traditional therapy approaches, and/or effective medications.
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Swaddle Me Up: Baby Wrapping and Baby Wearing for Everyone

This simple, illustrated volume will be a valuable manual for beginning parents looking for the basics on baby-wrapping and baby-wearing.
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Your Baby Can Self-Feed, Too: Adapted Baby-Led Weaning for Children with Developmental Delays or Other Feeding Challenges

A valuable resource for the many families who face feeding challenges but still want to try the popular technique of self-feeding.

You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent: How To Practice Self-Compassion and Give Yourself a Break

It’s easy to see why Naumburg’s side-splittingly funny and relatable work resonates so strongly during a challenging time. Essential reading.
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Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want To Be

The author’s choice to base this book on her private practice may limit its audience; nonetheless, the many parents familiar with Kennedy’s work will value her suggestions.

Who’s Raising the Kids? Big Tech, Big Business, and the Lives of Children

A guide on changing course both individually and as a society, by an experienced activist; a must-read.
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When the Bough Breaks: A Mother’s Story of Carnage, Courage, and the Triumph of Faith

Ferraro’s compelling, disturbing book is worth sharing, though it sometimes struggles from its editing; for instance, it’s hard to follow the non-sequential narrative. A stronger recent title on adoption is Melissa Guida-Richards’s What White Parents Should Know About Transracial Adoption.
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Perjury and Pardon: Vol. 1

Full of advanced-level philosophical content, this volume is for strong humanities and philosophy collections only.
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Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld

Though sometimes touching on non-jazz artists (like Bobby Darin) and violence unrelated to the mob (e.g., a beating of Miles Davis), English’s book adroitly chronicles jazz music’s iron-clad, often-unspoken ties to the mob.
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Black Swim

A lyrical, nuanced, and inventive debut.
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Perfect Pitch: 100 Pieces of Classical Music To Bring Joy, Tears, Solace, Empathy, Inspiration (& Everything in Between)

Self-described by the author as a non-definitive work, this book fulfills its stated mission of being a portable collection of reflections on Western classical music, although the entries might be too teasingly brief for some readers. Compare with the 366 entries in Year of Wonder: Classical Music To Enjoy Day by Day, by violinist and former BBC arts presenter Clemency Burton-Hill.
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Turn Up the Ocean: Poems

Hoagland’s poetry earns the oft-misused adjective uncompromising for its directness in the face of reality’s “blithering whirlwind of wonder.” Though one wishes his life had not ended so soon, this collection will stand as a fitting capstone to a stellar poetic career.
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And Yet: Poems

An uneven poetry collection, but ultimately, the author’s pulse on social mores makes for an interesting read, as does her hard-earned understanding of married love and family life during bleak pandemic times. Recommended for public libraries.
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The Man Who Leapt Through Film: The Art of Mamoru Hosoda

Solomon has created a dazzling and eye-opening book on Japanese animation that should appeal to fans of the genre.
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This Is What It Sounds Like: What the Music You Love Says About You

As long as readers are up for a record pull, they won’t be disappointed. Sure to appeal to many popular music lovers, particularly young adults.
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Race and Rhyme: Rereading the New Testament

Exhibiting a keen knowledge of the Bible and related scholarship, Sechrest’s work may be a tough read at times for those unversed in biblical scholarship, but it will appeal to those seeking fresh insights from the New Testament.
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Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain

Leerhsen’s page-turner provides a well-rounded portrait of Bourdain, acknowledging his many faults as well as his empathy, work ethic, and creativity.

The Beloved Vision: A History of Nineteenth Century Music

Recommended for any concertgoer who wants to go beyond the program notes and learn more about the enduring treasures of 19th-century Western music, and their creators.

Too Much of Life: The Complete Crônicas

An excellent collection for readers who enjoy commentaries and observations from a wise, entertaining, realistic writer. Good choice for readers who enjoy essays by Anne Lamott and Ann Patchett.
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Making a Scene

Wu’s mea culpa is a moving study in self-acceptance that will win her more fans.
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Normal Distance

Ultimately, Gabbert writes her memoir-like poems around quotidian events such as awakening from sleep, going shopping, and contemplating boredom, loneliness, or life during the pandemic, interspersing snappy comments like “Paper or plastic?” with profundities. All of which leaves readers on edge, which is Gabbert’s intention.
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The Inconvenient Gospel: A Southern Prophet Tackles War, Wealth, Race, and Religion

This book is an excellent introduction for those interested in Jordan or in faith-based social justice.

 

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How To Write a Song That Matters

In contrast to the many useful guides to song creation that focus dryly on method, Williams’s book stands apart for its shimmering, poetic language and forthright engagement of readers, making her treatment of the subject that much more emotionally satisfying. By the end, readers will have gained valuable lessons about both songwriting and life.
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Some New Kind of New Kick

Reading Powers’s book is like hanging out with a cool guy with incredible stories to tell.
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Martha Graham: When Dance Became Modern

A worthwhile addition to modern dance collections.
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Regenerative Fashion

This book will appeal to a broad array of readers. Fans of ethical fashion, as well as those interested in sustainability, regenerative farming, minimalism, fair trade, and climate change, will all find something to love.
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Breaks in the Air: The Birth of Rap Radio in New York City

Klaess’s book is a must-read for all those interested in tracing hip-hop’s sociopolitical/racial chord back to its airwaves origins.
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A Song for Everyone: The Story of Creedence Clearwater Revival

An updated bio of one of the most successful bands of the late 1960s. CCR’s unique swamp rock vibe and the timeless compositions have assured that classic rock staple CCR will remain popular for some time to come.
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Diaghilev’s Empire: How the Ballets Russes Enthralled the World

Christiansen’s accessible book is a fascinating cautionary tale for readers with an interest in ballet history and those who enjoy books about visionaries who weather great failures and great successes.
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The Stone Age: Sixty Years of the Rolling Stones

Jones doesn’t paint an attractive picture of the Rolling Stones, and her book is over-hyped, but it will likely appeal to readers regardless because, let’s face it, its subjects fascinate.
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Bluest Nude: Poems

The collection’s organizing principle can feel a bit injudicious at times, with some poems easily bleeding into the next while others feel like slamming into a wall, but the potency of Codjoe’s language and keenness of her thematic renderings never fails to enthrall. Fiercely intelligent and both emotionally and formally rich.
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Untrustworthy: The Knowledge Crisis Breaking Our Brains, Polluting Our Politics, and Corrupting Christian Community

An accessible and coherent work that brings hope to those who are suffering from the loss of communication and relationships with former friends and estranged loved ones.
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A Front Row Seat: An Intimate Look at Broadway, Hollywood, and the Age of Glamour

A curiously uneven memoir, this mix of serious and trivial will appeal mostly to movie and theater buffs.
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The MGM Effect: How a Hollywood Studio Changed the World

This unique blend of popular and corporate cultural history will interest a variety of readers, from business students to movie mavens.
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Wolf Hustle: A Black Woman on Wall Street

An absorbing, instructive look at the victories and pitfalls of a life driven by the hustle. The page space that Fabré devotes to her youth might frustrate those hoping for even more dirt on the Wall Street life, but it’ll strike a chord with readers who recognize her aspirations and yearnings.

Profiles in Ignorance: How America’s Politicians Got Dumb and Dumber

Though the chapters are long, the copious notes, footnotes, and index add to this amusing but maddening book’s wealth of information.

Myth America: Historians Take on the Biggest Legends and Lies About Our Past

The authors and editors set some misinformation straight in this highly readable collection. Recommended as a general purchase for all libraries.

Civil War by Other Means: America’s Long and Unfinished Fight for Democracy

Compellingly insightful and essential for all concerned about the United States’ present and future.

Deer Creek Drive: A Reckoning of Memory and Murder in the Mississippi Delta

An evocative, thoughtful true crime story.

In the Lions’ Den: The Penn State Scandal and a Rush to Judgment

A compulsively readable memoir about one of the most inflammatory recent scandals in higher education.
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The Withdrawal: Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of U.S. Power

This approachable book is recommended for readers interested in thought-provoking works on international relations and current affairs.
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Citizen Justice: The Environmental Legacy of William O. Douglas—Public Advocate and Conservation Champion

Will appeal to anyone interested in environmental issues, the Supreme Court, or Douglas.
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How To Live a Happily Ever Afterlife: Stories of Trapped Souls and How Not To Become One

A reassuring, friendly read for those interested in stories about ghosts, spiritualism, and paranormal phenomena.
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The Car: The Rise and Fall of the Machine that Made the Modern World

That everyday engineering wonder, the petroleum-powered vehicle, has been around for 130 years. Appleyard narrates its transformative story while acknowledging that its era is fading.
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Need To Know: World War II and the Rise of American Intelligence

Based on extensive primary research, this striking and compelling account should be read by anybody interested in the development of U.S. intelligence agencies and special operations during World War II.

Revolutionary Women: 50 Women of Color Who Reinvented the Rules

A much-needed book suitable for readers of all ages interested in learning how women have disrupted systems of oppression and how people can continue to build on their work.

The Women of Rothschild: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Famous Dynasty

Livingstone’s vital and compelling book fills a gap in Jewish and women’s history and will appeal to readers of both. The book includes extensive notes, an index, and a very helpful family tree.
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We Are Proud Boys: How a Right-Wing Street Gang Ushered in a New Era of American Extremism

Libraries with current political events collections will be interested; also valuable for libraries documenting the Trump era.

The White Mosque

Essential for public, academic, and school libraries.

Sinkhole: A Legacy of a Suicide

Recommend to readers navigating grief, loss, and the aftermath of suicide.

The Family Outing: A Memoir

A stunning memoir and contemporary exploration of the diversity of family dynamics and coming-out narratives.
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The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire

A meticulously detailed account of the rise and fall of a mercantile dynasty that will appeal to casual history buffs and academics alike.
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Requiem for the Massacre: A Black History on the Conflict, Hope, and Fallout of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

This beckons to readers willing to examine whether the centennial of the Tulsa Massacre reflected a reckoning and the substance of change, or was merely a spectacle of lip service.

Until Further Notice: A Year in Pandemic Time

Recommended for all collections.
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The Liar: How a Double Agent in the CIA Became the Cold War’s Last Honest Man

Cunningham excels at his research, placing his story against a backdrop of political events through the 1980s as Karel and Hana reach their pinnacle in hedonistic, high society New York, until it all comes crashing down. An intriguing debut.
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The Story of Russia

A necessary addition to Russian history collections and required reading for those wanting to understand the dispute over Ukraine.
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Control Freak: My Epic Adventure Making Video Games

Readers will appreciate Bleszinski’s nostalgic journey through millennial-era gaming and pop culture.
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Poison Ivy: How Elite Colleges Divide Us

Recommended for all library collections on higher education.
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The Brain-Friendly Workplace

A compelling read for anyone interested in understanding how brain chemistry can improve job performance and workplace satisfaction.
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Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends

For those who were enthralled by Deborah Lipstadt’s Denial or Christopher Browning’s Ordinary Men.

American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis

During the United States’ current tumultuous times, it is important to remember and revisit the forgotten injustices of the previous century. Hochschild succinctly does so here.
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I Want To Die but I Want To Eat Tteokbokki: A Memoir

This is a sincere attempt at self-discovery that will resonate with young people who suffer from similar forms of depression and anxiety.
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Our Red Book: Intimate Histories of Periods, Growing & Changing

A vibrant collection of stories evoking joy, dread, loss, and celebration that will resonate with many.
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Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires

Rushkoff’s anecdotes and relatable voice will attract readers interested in technology and business, as well as those who want to know more about how wealthy tech magnates live.
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In a Land of Awe: Finding Reverence in the Search for Wild Horses

Highly recommended for public libraries and lower-level undergraduate academic ones.
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We Are the ARK: Returning Our Gardens to Their True Nature Through Acts of Restorative Kindness

This may not be the handbook that many gardeners crave, but it is inspirational for all.
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The River You Touch: Making a Life on Moving Water

A lyrical exploration of a beloved place and lifestyle steeped in the natural world, by a writer for whom quality of life supersedes the need for financial security. Will appeal to readers who relish memoirs that skillfully intertwine nature, the American West, and fishing.
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No Country for Eight-Spot Butterflies: A Lyric Essay

This short read packs a great deal of heart and promise for readers. Aguon has written both an informational and philosophical book that will please readers interested in environmental and political issues.
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Natural Beauty Reset: The 7-Day Program To Harmonize Hormones and Restore Radiance

A useful resource for public and consumer health collections where alternative health information is in demand.
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Teaching Body Positive Yoga: A Guide to Inclusivity, Language and Props

Helpful for users and providers of yoga classes and other wellness activities.
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The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook: Sweet and Savory Comfort Food from America’s Favorite Rural Bakery

This new selection from an award-winning bakery is recommended for all public libraries.
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The Gracias Madre Cookbook: Bright, Plant-Based Recipes from Our Mexi-Cali Kitchen

What this cookbook does best is offer a fresh and bright Cali-style vegan spin on Mexican recipes such as watermelon gazpacho, Coconut Madre Tacos, and tiramisu con mezcal, elevating taste and appeal.
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All-American Dogs: A History of Presidential Pets from Every Era

This brief book is more of a curiosity than a detailed study. Although it may have a limited audience, it is an enjoyable and timely addition to comprehensive collections.
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Boards and Spreads: Shareable, Simple Arrangements for Every Meal

Whether hosting a dinner party or a sleepover, readers will find fun recipes and eye-pleasing, and crowd-pleasing, solutions for all their entertaining needs.
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Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew

Twitty wishes to start a conversation where people celebrate their differences and embrace commonalities. By drawing on personal narratives, his own and others’, and exploring different cultures, Twitty’s book offers important insight into the journeys of Black Jews.
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Simple Pasta: Pasta Made Easy; Life Made Better

Recommended for its versatility, humor and general deliciousness, this title won’t disappoint pasta lovers looking to learn the craft of Italian cooking or just perk up weeknight meals.

Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization

An excellent addition to any science collection that will encourage critical thinking by all who read it.
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I Am from Here: Stories and Recipes from a Southern Chef

Recommended for all who like delicious comfort food, bold flavors, and classics with a distinctive twist.
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American Roots: Lessons and Inspiration from the Designers Reimagining Our Home Gardens

Both newbie gardeners and those with years of experience digging in the dirt will find plenty of inspiration in this smartly crafted book that delivers both gardening style and substance.
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Forever Beirut: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Lebanon

Recommended for cookbook readers, armchair travelers, and those looking to learn more about Lebanese cuisine.

1000 Design Classics

Beautiful and a must where patrons enjoy art and design.
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