Recommendations for Adults

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Foodie Fiction

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    Recipe for Persuasion

    Sonali Dev

    Recipe for Persuasion

    Sonali Dev

    From the author of Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors comes another , clever, deeply layered, and heartwarming romantic comedy that follows in the Jane Austen tradition--this time, with a twist on

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    Tomorrow There Will be Apricots

    Jessica Soffer

    Tomorrow There Will be Apricots

    Jessica Soffer

    Two women, one a daughter about to be sent off to boarding school, and the other, a widowed immigrant dealing with loss, find comfort and friendship connected by their love of food when they become

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    The City Baker's Guide to Country Living

    Louise Miller

    The City Baker's Guide to Country Living

    Louise Miller

    When Olivia Rawlings, Boston pastry chef extraordinaire, sets not only her flambé dessert but the entire building alight, she escapes to Vermont stay with her best friend, Hannah, who lives in a to

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    Arsenic and Adobo

    Mia P. Manansala

    Arsenic and Adobo

    Mia P. Manansala

    In the small town of Shady Palms, Illinois, Lila Macapagal and her relatives run Tita Rosie's Kitchen, serve delicious Flipino dishes, and solve crimes on the side.

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    Like Water for Chocolate

    Laura Esquivel

    Like Water for Chocolate

    Laura Esquivel

    Despite the fact that she has fallen in love with a young man, Tita, the youngest of three daughters born to a tyrannical rancher, must obey tradition and remain single and at home to care for her

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    When in Doubt, Add Butter

    Beth Harbison

    When in Doubt, Add Butter

    Beth Harbison

    Dedicating herself to her culinary patrons, private chef Gemma Craig goes home every night to boxed cereals until an unexpected event compels a confrontation with the past and an unexpected romance

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Books about Books

  • Cover image for I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf

    I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf

    Grant Snider

    I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf

    Grant Snider

    A look at the culture and fanaticism of book lovers, from beloved New York Times illustrator Grant Snider It's no secret, but we are judged by our bookshelves.

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    The Book Collectors

    Delphine Minoui

    The Book Collectors

    Delphine Minoui

    Award-winning journalist Delphine Minoui recounts the true story of a band of young rebels in a besieged Syrian town, who find hope and connection making an underground library from the rubble of w

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    Ex Libris

    Michiko Kakutani

    Ex Libris

    Michiko Kakutani

    "From "the most powerful book critic in the English-speaking world" (Vanity Fair) comes 100 personal, thought-provoking essays of the life-changing books she wouldn't want you to miss--beautifully

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    I'd Rather Be Reading

    Anne Bogel

    I'd Rather Be Reading

    Anne Bogel

    For so many people, reading isn't just a hobby or a way to pass the time--it's a lifestyle. Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us.

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    The Writer's Library

    Nancy Pearl, Jeff Schwager

    The Writer's Library

    Nancy Pearl, Jeff Schwager

    Introduction by Susan Orlean Twenty-three of today's living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Sean Greer, Laila Lalami, and Michael Chabon, reveal the books that ma

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    Dear Fahrenheit 451

    Annie Spence

    Dear Fahrenheit 451

    Annie Spence

    A Gen-X librarian's laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life. Librarians spend their lives weeding. Not weeds, but books!

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    The Man who Loved Books Too Much

    Allison Hoover Bartlett

    The Man who Loved Books Too Much

    Allison Hoover Bartlett

    A full-length narrative account of the author's original article as included in Best American Crime Reporting 2007 describes the lucrative heists of book thief John Charles Gilkey and the cat-and-m

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