Harper Collins

I’m super late to the party with this one, but this book is hilarious! I’m a huge fan of Bourdain’s TV shows and his voice comes out  into his writing. When he’s not busy being a smartass, Bourdain also has lots of interesting and useful tips for navigating the restaurant world. - Jade

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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060899226
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 2007

Santa Cruz native Noah Levine couldn’t kick. All the punk life had gotten him was high and behind bars, until his dad (Buddhist teacher Stephen Levine) visited him in jail, and said “learn to meditate.” Since then, this bad-boy-turned-spiritual-Guru has started an international movement of Buddhist-based recovery from drugs and alcohol. - Jason

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ISBN: 9780060008956
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Published: HarperOne - May 4th, 2004

Though Claire doesn’t understand what a cult is, she knows her childhood isn’t normal. She learns meditation in school and her mother believes she can fly. Reflecting on her unusual upbringing, Claire Hoffman muses on its influence on her life and struggles to find a balance between the utopia she was conditioned to believe in, and the reality she is ultimately faced with. - Jade

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Greetings from Utopia Park: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062338853
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 6th, 2017

This debut novel blends Jewish mythology with Arabic folklore so masterfully and magically that you'll be engrossed instantly. A golem who loses the husband who created her and a jinni who finds himself freed from the prison that bound him meet and form a bond in not only the immigrant experience but against a threat in their turn-of-the-century New York City neighborhood. - Karena

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ISBN: 9780062110848
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Published: Harper Perennial - December 31st, 2013

In her atmospheric and steady burn of a novel, Ami McKay pulls as much from historical notes as she does from whispered lore to spin a supernatural web. Two seasoned witches apprentice a young woman who isn't fully aware of her powers, but things don't go as any of them plan. Settle in with a cuppa and be transported to 1880s NYC, where witchcraft is an alluring taboo and an undeniable force in each characters' lives. - Kelly

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ISBN: 9780062359926
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 11th, 2017

This sharply mischievous telling of Aesop’s Fables hooked me when I was a child and still elicits delight after a hundred rereadings. A true classic. Ages 5 & up. - Tera

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Fables Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780064430463
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Published: HarperTrophy - September 7th, 1983

Kevin Henkes is the master of the picture book. In this board book adaptation, he captures the delight of glimpsing birds—in trees, on telephone wires, and on the wing—while imagining what it would be like to fly. Vivid colors and playful scenes bring whimsy to life. - Tera

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By Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062573056
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 7th, 2017

Patricia Wells’s cookbooks are always packed with outstanding recipes, and her latest is no exception. But My Master Recipes is even more: it is a primer on how to cook. Wells, who runs cooking schools in France, showcases her skills, teaching essential techniques like steaming, searing, braising, and baking. Wells is warm and personable and her recipes and instructions are so well tested that this book could almost come with a money-back guarantee that it will make you a better, more confident cook. My Master Recipes has earned starred reviews from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, who calls it “a superb tutorial.” - S.B.

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My Master Recipes: 165 Recipes to Inspire Confidence in the Kitchen *With Dozens of Variations* Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062424822
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Published: William Morrow & Company - March 7th, 2017

In 1839, John Stephens and Frederick Catherwood trudged into the Guatemalan jungle in search of some rumored rocks that they had heard might be of interest. What they found forever changed Western understanding of the evolution of civilization. Carlsen weaves the two explorers’ life stories into his telling of how Stephens and Catherwood defied both the unforgiving Central American jungle and the xenophobic society of their time to expose the grandeur and remarkable engineering of the Mayas. - Jade

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Jungle of Stone: The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062407405
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Published: William Morrow & Company - April 11th, 2017

Hi, my name is Ivy and I am an awkward person. I have been all my life. There’s nothing inherently wrong with me, I’ve just always been a little weirdo whose foot finds her mouth quite frequently. This slim volume, written by an expert with a layperson’s voice, helped arm me with simple things to make social interactions a little bit easier and lot less stressful. - Ivy

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Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062429155
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Published: William Morrow & Company - April 25th, 2017

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