Friday, January 15, 2021

Page Turners

The Awkward Black Man by Walter Mosley

Published Jan. 07, 2021 12:01 a.m.

One of my favorite writers doing one of my favorite things: Writing short stories.

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Memorial by Bryan Washington

Published Jan. 07, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Memorial explores the variety of forms human relationships can take with moments that wowed me.

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Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen

Published Jan. 07, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This funny, irreverent, and sometimes profane debut novel is told through the eyes of Majella O’Neill, a young woman who lives with her alcoholic mother in a small border town in Northern Ireland and works in the local chip shop

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A Mystery in the Forest by Susanna Isern and illustrator Daniel Montero Galán

Published Jan. 07, 2021 12:01 a.m.

When the forest’s best chef’s recipe book goes missing, he is on the case, but how he handles the culprit will warm your heart.

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The Truth about Baked Beans: An Edible History of New England by Meg Muckenhoupt

Published Dec. 24, 2020 12:01 a.m.

A fascinating exploration of New England’s culinary myths (and truths!) shows how the lore behind them grew.

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The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig

Published Dec. 24, 2020 12:01 a.m.

A homesteader in 1909 Montana struggles to raise his three sons after the death of his wife.

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The Little Mermaid by Jerry Pinkney

Published Dec. 24, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Melody, the little mermaid, the youngest princess, who is very curious, ventures above the water one day to find a girl to be a friend.

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Planet Golf USA: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses in America by Darius Oliver

Published Dec. 24, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Without question, this is the finest single volume book on American golf produced today.

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Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Published Dec. 24, 2020 12:01 a.m.

From its clever, persistent beginning to the masterful worldbuilding, this book sucked me in and kept me hanging on every word until the end.

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Good Dog: A Collection of Portraits by Randal Ford

Published Dec. 24, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Even if you’re a cat person, by the time you’re done browsing through this beautiful book, you’ll be a dog person, too.

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About Grace by Anthony Doerr

Published Dec. 24, 2020 12:01 a.m.

David Winkler dreams things that eventually really happen.

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The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter edited by Jessica Harrison

Published Dec. 24, 2020 12:01 a.m.

There are so many things I love about Christmas!

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Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld

Published Dec. 10, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Need a laugh?

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Caffeine: How Caffeine Created The Modern World by Michael Pollan

Published Dec. 10, 2020 12:01 a.m.

If you had a cup of coffee or tea this morning, one of the billions enjoyed worldwide every day, you might appreciate this audiobook about the most consumed drug in the world

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The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate

Published Dec. 10, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This bombshell of a book is a historical novel, combining both fiction and nonfiction.

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The End of the Day by Bill Clegg

Published Dec. 10, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Those who are familiar with Bill Clegg’s work know he is powerful storyteller. The End of the Day does not disappoint.

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Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian by Tim Probert

Published Dec. 10, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Poignant and unique! Tim Probert has created a gorgeous world I want to enter and never leave. He’s also a brilliant writer.

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The Christmas Cookie Cookbook by Cider Mill Press

Published Dec. 10, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This is the perfect little cookie book, with recipes will breathe new life into your baking repertoire!

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Open Studio: Do-It-Yourself Art Projects by Contemporary Artists by Sharon Coplan Hurowitz, Amanda Benchley, and Casey Kelbaugh

Published Dec. 10, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Fine art and DIY might not seem like they can co-exist easily, but this book showcases the fascinating intersection between the two.

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150 Glimpses of The Beatles by Craig Brown

Published Dec. 10, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I have been a Beatles fan for more than 50 years, and yet there are stories in Craig Brown’s witty and very entertaining biography of The Beatles that were new to me.

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The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard by John Birdsall

Published Dec. 10, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Like its subject, this biography is expansive and entertaining, and rests on a solid body of research and experience.

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Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stewart

Published Dec. 10, 2020 12:01 a.m.

A beautiful, beautiful story that will tug at your heart over and over. You will both cry and cheer as you follow young Shuggie (Hugh) as he finds his own path through life.

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The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate

Published Nov. 26, 2020 12:01 a.m.

A bombshell of a book!

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This How You Lose the Time War by Amal el-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Published Nov. 26, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Two time-traveling secret agents are on opposite sides of a war that spans millennium.

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Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella

Published Nov. 26, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Ava gets rid of her dating app and goes on a writer’s retreat in Italy, where she finds Matt, the man of her dreams, and falls madly in love.

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Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson, Kwame Alexander, and illustrator Dawud Anyabwile

Published Nov. 26, 2020 12:01 a.m.

“The fight is won before you get in the ring”—words of wisdom abounded as I learned what it took for Ali to become a great athlete and sports hero.

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Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

Published Nov. 26, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Set in a near future, one for which we are surely headed environmentally, Franny has been lost for a long time.

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Eat a Peach: A Memoir by David Chang with Gabe Ulla

Published Nov. 26, 2020 12:01 a.m.

In this different sort of tell-all, David Chang describes his struggles with mental health in parallel with his journey as chef, restaurateur, friend, and family man.

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The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Published Nov. 26, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Thursday Murder Club is a delightful British mystery, and the club in the title is a group of seniors in a retirement community who like to review cold cases.

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Black Widow: A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief for People who Normally Avoid Books with Words Like ‘Journey’ in the Title by Leslie Gray Streeter

Published Nov. 26, 2020 12:01 a.m.

It’s hard to imagine that a book about becoming a young widow could be hilarious, but it is that, plus poignant, sad, and wonderful.

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