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The Vanishing Half

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$21.60
ISBN: 9780525536291
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

 

Twin sisters who are born black but can "pass" as white run away from their small Louisiana hometown, but eventually one of them returns. The other never does. Don't let the title fool you though -- all of the characters are clear and so present. I couldn't put this down.  

Heather


The Bromance Book Club

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$12.80
ISBN: 9781984806093
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Published: Berkley - November 5th, 2019

 

When star baseball player Gavin Scott's wife asks for a divorce, he finds help from an unexpected source: a secret romance book club made of some of Nashville's most powerful men. With the help of the guys and a steamy Regency romance, Gavin will do everything he can to get his wife back—but will it be enough? And can his wife Thea fight her way through her own relationship struggles to accept Gavin's return? This romance novel is full of heart (and steaminess) and is a very different type of romance novel as it focuses on the hard work that marriage requires. 

April


Two Trees Make a Forest

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$13.56
ISBN: 9781646220007
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Published: Catapult - August 4th, 2020

 

The best nonfiction doesn't just illuminate unfamiliar places and ideas in beautiful prose, doesn't just pose questions to the reader about family, identity, & culture while leading them towards possible answers. It also presents the reader with a path towards their own discovery. Lee's new book does all of the above as she tries to understand her place in the world by understanding her relationship to Taiwan, while also guiding the reader towards the question: What if I explored my home as if it were a foreign country?

Josh 


Take a Hint, Dani Brown

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780062941237
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Published: Avon - June 23rd, 2020

The kind of romance that befriends you right away – perfect for reading cover-to-cover in a sun patch. Bonus: you can buy the audiobook on Libro.fm to have one more thing in common with sweet Zafir, a former rugby player with general anxiety and a love of romances-on-tape.

Leila


Sweet Home Café Cookbook

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Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking Cover Image
By NMAAHC, Jessica B. Harris (Contributions by), Albert Lukas (Contributions by), Jerome Grant (Contributions by), Lonnie G. Bunch III (Preface by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781588346407
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Published: Smithsonian Books - October 23rd, 2018

 

There is a lot of African American history and culture packed in this cookbook and one of my favourite parts is the stories behind each recipe. Learning about cultures that provide us with our favourite foods today is necessary. The history and recipes are there, but it's up to us to put in the work. Recipes I recommend (so far): Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Hibiscus & Ginger Sweet Tea, and Sweet Potato Pie!

Sinny


One Last Lunch

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By Erica Heller (Editor)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781419735325
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Published: Abrams Press - May 12th, 2020

 

You've seen those author interviews where the question is inevitably asked, "if you were to host a dinner party and could invite anyone you wanted who would you invite and why?" In this volume, Erica Heller, daughter of author Joseph Heller, makes it lunch and brings together the responses of 50 notable personalities like Michael Douglas, Daniel Bellow, and Bob Balaban to name a few. Questions one has always wanted answered by a loved one or admired mentor are fully fleshed out over a shared meal. Lovely distracting reading for our current times.

 

Ellen


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