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Nadiya's Bake Me A Story

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Nadiya's Bake Me a Story: Fifteen Stories and Recipes for Children Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781444933277
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Published: Hachette Children's - October 17th, 2017

The most famous and successful winner of the Great British Bake Off yet, Nadiya Hussain, rewrites some fairy tales with a culinary twist.  Great fun for sparking interest in the kitchen and the recipes are definitely going to be delicious!

Susannah


Ballerina Body

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Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781455596300
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Published: Grand Central Life & Style - March 21st, 2017

With a blend of exercise routines, recipe suggestions, stories from the dance studio, and gorgeous photographs, this book is perfect for ballet fans, and also for anyone looking to improve health and fitness in a manageable way.

Sarah


Nopi

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Nopi: The Cookbook Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781607746232
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 20th, 2015

This is completely worth the $40 merely for the recipe for Roasted Pork Belly with Crushed Butternut Squash and Walnut Salsa alone. (P192). Not food you'd whip up on a school night - but the flavor combinations are SO clever, SO interesting and totally doable, this just might be the last cookbook you need.

Susannah


Translation as Transhumance

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By Mireille Gansel, Ros Schwartz (Translator)
$11.96
ISBN: 9781558614444
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Published: Feminist Press - November 14th, 2017

Truly brilliant and beautiful work on the nature of translation and how powerful the ability to reach across languages can be. One of those rare books you wish you’d read years earlier. Highly recommended to writers (it changed how I think about American English), readers of works in translation, and readers in general looking to extend their horizons.

Josh


An Atlas of Countries that Don't Exist

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An Atlas of Countries That Don't Exist: A Compendium of Fifty Unrecognized and Largely Unnoticed States Cover Image
$23.96
ISBN: 9781452158686
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 30th, 2016

When I first heard about this book, I assumed these were made up places. They aren't. This atlas is full of real states with complex histories that have disqualified them from being official countries. Some are contemporary, some historical, while others have seen their recognition reneged in recent decades. You'll find everywhere from Lakotah (80,000 mi² within the United States), to Taiwan or Catalonia, to a concrete platform off the coast of England, and many more.

 

Matthew


Bean to Bar Chocolate

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Bean-To-Bar Chocolate: America's Craft Chocolate Revolution: The Origins, the Makers, and the Mind-Blowing Flavors Cover Image
By Megan Giller, Michael Laiskonis (Foreword by)
$15.96
ISBN: 9781612128214
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Published: Storey Publishing - September 19th, 2017

As someone who devours at least two bars of at least 80% chocolate a week (and lives dangerously close to Taza), I found this book fascinating. From process, descriptions of fair-trade versus direct trade, to types of bars to creative pairings, this is THE book on chocolate today. Just remember to include a few bars when you gift it!

Marika


The Great Nadar – The Man Behind the Camera

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$22.40
ISBN: 9781101902608
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - July 11th, 2017

Photography lovers will relish this fascinating biography of the legendary French photographer known as Nadar.  A visionary with an abundance of panache, Nadar pioneered the use of aerial photography – he was an avid balloonist – and celebrity photography, photographing tout le monde de Paris – Bernhardt, Delacroix, George Sand, Victor Hugo, among others – he was the Andy Warhol of his time.  Nathan


Salvation on Sand Mountain

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Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780306818363
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Published: Da Capo Press - August 1st, 2009

Despite his Alabama roots, Dennis Covington only knew about snake handling in a vague sense, until the New York Times asked him to cover a story about a snake handling death in the 1990s. Intrigued by the culture, Covington extended the project and wrote this book. This American subculture is filled with everything from quiet piety to sexual power play; cultish leaders to naive victims. In his thoughtful and elegant book, Covington offers few conclusions, but peels back a side of our country few people know about.

Matthew


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