Four Unmissable Food Memoirs

We all love cookbooks. Even if you’re not a cook, so many of the best cookbook writers offer recipes with great stories behind them. Maybe that’s why food memoirs have been on the rise the past few years. These memoirs …


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Turbulence by David Szalay

This story is told in twelve plane flights. Each of the short chapters has as its title an airport departure and destination code (Chapter One, LGW-MAD, Chapter 12, BUD – LGW), beginning and ending in London.

The story moves through …


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Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman

Fifty-year-old formerly famous childrens’ book author Judy Vogel is anxious. Separated from her anxious, failed musician husband, they still live in the same house in order to support their anxious thirteen-year-old Montessori school attending son.

One day, Judy dons a …


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Bowie’s Bookshelf by John O’Connell

In 2013, three years before David Bowie died, London’s Victoria & Albert Museum hosted an exhibition called “David Bowie Is.” As a part of the exhibition, Bowie supplied the museum with a list of 100 books that had influenced him. …


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Adult Book Discussion: A Distant Heart

Monday, October 07, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Tuesday, October 08, 2:00 – 3:30 PM.

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be A Distant Heart by Sonali Dev.

Kimi grows up in a mansion at the top of Mumbai’s …


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The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones

I have acarophobia (extreme fear of very tiny bugs), so I’m still trying to figure out why I couldn’t put down Holly Goddard Jones’ dystopian novel in which the only common enemy is the deadly virus-carrying miner tick.

In an …


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Adult Book Discussion: At the Wolf’s Table

Monday, September 09, 6:00 – 7:30 PMTuesday, September 10, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be At the Wolf’s Table by Rosella Postorino.

Germany, 1943: Impoverished and alone, Rosa has been conscripted to be one …


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Adult Book Discussion: Girl in Disguise

Monday, July 01, 7:00 – 8:30 PMTuesday, July 02, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister.

In the tumultuous years of the Civil War, the streets of Chicago offer …


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Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl

Fans of Ruth Reichl’s autobiographical works will want to continue the journey with her new book Save Me the Plums.

When Gourmet Magazine ceased publication in 2009, Reichl had been its editor-in-chief for ten years. She chronicles those years …


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Adult Book Discussion: Burned

Monday, June 03, 7:00 – 8:30 PMTuesday, June 04, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be Burned by Edward Humes.

In 1989, Jo Ann Parks survived a house fire that claimed the lives of her …


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Adult Book Discussion: The Dollhouse

Monday, May 06, 7:00 – 8:30 PMTuesday, May 07, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis.

When she arrives at the Barbizon Hotel in 1952, secretarial school enrollment in hand, …


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Adult Book Discussion: How to Walk Away

Monday, April 08, 7:00 – 8:30 PMTuesday, April 09, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be How to Walk Away by Katherine Center.

Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s …


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Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Australian Federal Agent Aaron Falk (The Dry) returns in Jane Harper’s novel Force of Nature.

This time, Agent Falk and his new partner, Carmen Cooper investigate the disappearance of a hiker gone missing during a corporate retreat. …


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Adult Book Discussion: West

Monday, March 04, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Tuesday, March 05, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be West by Carys Davies.

When Cy Bellman reads in the newspaper that ancient bones have been discovered in …


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