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Jubilee by Toni Tipton-Martin

African American cooking is almost always covered as soul food, and yet its history is much richer, more varied, and deeper than that one part of it. In the hands of Toni Tipton-Martin, author of the essential The Jemima Code, the history of this food unfolds as one of skill and ingenuity, adaptation and inspiration. “Equal parts historical highlight reel and cookbook, Jubilee captures centuries’ worth of joy, pain, and effort from Black chefs across the diaspora and distills them into recipes that carefully guide and educate.” —Bon Appetit

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781524761738
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Published: Clarkson Potter - November 5th, 2019

The New Orleans Kitchen by Justin Devillier

Bring the glorious cuisine of New Orleans into your home kitchen with this comprehensive instructional cookbook from award-winning chef Justin Devillier. I grew up in the rich food culture of New Orleans and I’m here to tell you that this is the real deal. Mouth-watering classic recipes that have been updated with practical modern techniques. New creative favorites that are sure to please. Duck and Andouille Gumbo. Crawfish Etouffée. Sticky Chicken. Blue Crab Beignets. Café au Lait Ice Cream. Laissez les bons temps rouler! -Trey

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The New Orleans Kitchen: Classic Recipes and Modern Techniques for an Unrivaled Cuisine [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780399582295
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Published: Lorena Jones Books - October 29th, 2019

Olive, Again

Fans of Strout’s Olive Kitteridge will be thrilled with this follow-up. Olive remains as brutally honest and irritable as ever, her world packed with complexities that befuddle and amuse her. The genius of Strout’s juicy prose is found in her characters and how their stories illustrate what it is to be human: vulnerable, sweet, disappointing, heartbreaking, heartwarming. We recognize ourselves and our neighbors in these stories—and maybe our book group members, too! —Jennifer Wood, Bookshop Ambassador

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Olive, Again: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812996548
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Published: Random House - October 15th, 2019

Beekeepers of Aleppo

How do you see? How do you see strength? Evil? Resilience? Tragedy? Hope? Hopelessness? Love? Lefteri asks these questions in The Beekeeper of Aleppo. This story is about a young man, Uri, his wife Afra, and their escape from war-torn Aleppo. They experience the unimaginable loss of war and it’s up to Uri to get all he has left—his wife—to the safety of the UK. Uri and Afra are gentle people and so is the book. It doesn’t hide the horrors the two suffer, but the revelations of these atrocities are veiled and tragic, not bloody or graphic. The text reflects Uri’s spirit and perspective. Lefteri spent time volunteering in refugee camps and has worked with refugees in the UK. Her deep knowledge of their plight, both acute and long term, has produced an empathetic account of survival and love. This is a must-read.  —Judi Heher, Bookshop Ambassador

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781984821218
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 27th, 2019

Batwoman: Elegy by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III

Former military cadet, survivor, and Don't Ask Don't Tell victim Kate Kane stalks a new criminal High Madame that could only have come out of Gotham in Elegy, one of the best superhero stories I've ever read. Greg Rucka's art is nothing short of beautiful, with breathtaking action sequences and humanizing flash backs, and Williams' story will keep you hooked. - Jocelyn

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By Greg Rucka, J.H. Wiliams III (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781401298869
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Published: DC Comics - September 10th, 2019

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

I was nervous about this one. Sequels can either be exciting and fulfilling, or a total let down, and I didn’t want to lose any love for the story of Gilead and its people. Thankfully, The Testaments delivers on the promise The Handmaid’s Tale makes. It’s full of all the grace, wit, and feminism we’ve come to expect from Atwood, and on top of that, it's a roaring good story. - Jess

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The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385543781
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Published: Nan A. Talese - September 10th, 2019

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The original feminist dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale is a book by one of the most talented writers of our time. Certain truths within it can be painful to read, but there’s also so much beauty in this survival story of a woman who has all of her rights stripped away by a totalitarian, patriarchal regime. A true classic that every American ought to read. - Jess

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Please read this book knowing as little as possible going in! Ishiguro touches on many themes, from discrimination and perception to futility and free-will, in an exquisitely quiet manner. As you follow a group of kids growing up at a withdrawn boarding school, moments start to feel off. Word choice seems suspect. A sense of dread and unease fills the halls. - Tori

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781400078776
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 2006

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs was a poor girl who worked as a nurse in the Great War. In 1920's London, still carrying emotional battlefield scars, she sets up shop as a private investigator. Her first case leads to murder and exposes wartime secrets still causing harm. Winspear's plotting and depiction of post-WWI Britain will have you devouring pages. - Jocelyn

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781616954079
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Published: Soho Crime - June 3rd, 2014

The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat

A love story set in the most brutal of times, The Farming of Bones is one of those books you will read in one or two sittings and think about for the rest of your life. Set in Haiti during the Parsley Massacre of 1937, this book will force you to look at one of the worst moments in history. Danticat’s storytelling is so gripping, you won’t be able to look away. - Jess

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781616953492
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Published: Soho Press - May 7th, 2013

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