Episode 30: October is the New December!

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Plain Bad Heroines: A Novel Cover Image
By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator)
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062942852
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Published: William Morrow - October 20th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“A delectable brew of gothic horror and Hollywood satire . . . [and] what makes all this so much fun is Danforth’s deliciously ghoulish voice . . . exquisite." —Ron Charles, THE WASHINGTON POST


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Honey Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780778311027
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Published: Park Row - February 23rd, 2021

Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Oprah Magazine * Marie Claire * Ms. Magazine * E * Parade Magazine * Buzzfeed * Cosmo * The Rumpus * GoodReads * Autostraddle * Brit & Co * Refinery29 * Betches * BookRiot and others

A LibraryReads Pick

"HONEY GIRL is an emotional, heartfelt, charming debut, and I loved every moment of it."


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Project Hail Mary: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593135204
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 4th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Martian, a lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this “propulsive” (Entertainment Weekly), cinematic thriller full of suspense, humor, and fascinating science—in development as a major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling.


The Search for WondLa Cover Image
By Tony DiTerlizzi, Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781416983118
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 24th, 2012

Now in paperback, Tony DiTerlizzi’s New York Times bestselling, richly illustrated modern classic.

When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground.


Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534448636
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 11th, 2020

“In a world where we are so often dividing ourselves into us and them, this book feels like a kind of magic, celebrating all beliefs, ethnicities, and unknowns.” —The New York Times Book Review

Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets Roswell by way of Laurie Halse Anderson in this astonishing, genre-bending novel about a Mexica


A Wild Winter Swan: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062980786
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Published: William Morrow - October 6th, 2020

After brilliantly reimagining the worlds of Oz, Wonderland, Dickensian London, and the Nutcracker, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked turns his unconventional genius to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans," transforming this classic tale into an Italian-American girl's poignant coming-of-age story, set amid the magic of Christmas in 1960s New York.


Stand Up, Yumi Chung! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525554974
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Published: Kokila - March 17th, 2020

One lie snowballs into a full-blown double life in this irresistible story about an aspiring stand-up comedian.


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The Unadoptables Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593116937
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 21st, 2020

Neil Gaiman meets Hans Christian Andersen in this delicious fairy tale full of mysterious spirits, daring escapes, and a beautiful message about the power of found families.


The Lost Spells Cover Image
By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781487007799
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Published: Anansi International - October 27th, 2020

Since its publication in 2017, The Lost Words has enchanted readers with its poetry and illustrations of the natural world. Now, The Lost Spells, a book kindred in spirit and tone, continues to re-wild the lives of children and adults.


A Promised Land Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781524763169
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Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


Ready Player Two: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781524761332
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Published: Ballantine Books - November 24th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film.
 


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Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316449823
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Published: Hachette Books - October 20th, 2020

One of the "Best Books of 2020" by NPR's Book Concierge

**Your Favorite Movies, Re-Watched**
 New York Times opinion writer and bestselling author Lindy West was once the in-house movie critic for Seattle's alternative newsweekly The Stranger, where she covered film with brutal honesty and giddy irreverence.


Rhythm of War: Book Four of The Stormlight Archive Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9780765326386
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Published: Tor Books - November 17th, 2020

An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller and a USA Today and Indie Bestseller!

The Stormlight Archive saga continues in Rhythm of War, the eagerly awaited sequel to Brandon Sanderson's #1
New York Times bestselling Oathbringer, from an epic fantasy writer at the top of his game.


The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781631494802
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Published: Liveright - November 12th, 2019

A Sunday Times (UK) Book of the Year
Shortlisted • Society of Authors' Somerset Maugham Award
A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

The best-selling author of The Secret Lives of Color returns with this rollicking narrative of the 30,000-year history of fabric, briskly told through thirteen charismatic episodes.


The Cold Millions: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062868084
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Published: Harper - October 27th, 2020

“One of the most captivating novels of the year.” – Washington Post 

NATIONAL BESTSELLER


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And in the End: The Last Days of The Beatles Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250758750
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - August 18th, 2020

Ken McNab's in-depth look at The Beatles' acrimonious final year is a detailed account of the breakup featuring the perspectives of all four band members and their roles. A must to add to the collection of Beatles fans, And In the End is full of fascinating information available for the first time.


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Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle (The Country Nurse Series, Book One) Cover Image
By Mary J. MacLeod, Claire Macdonald (Foreword by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781628725124
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Published: Arcade - May 5th, 2015

For fans of James Herriot and Call the Midwife. A Wall Street Journal Bestseller. Over 100,000 sold. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland.

“Julia MacLeod shares unique and enchanting experiences as a nurse in rural Scotland.


Nurse, Come You Here!: More True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle (The Country Nurse Series, Book Two) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781628728996
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Published: Arcade - April 24th, 2018

From the author of Call the Nurse, come new tales of a London nurse working to help and heal a community on a remote Scottish island. Lively, touching, engaging reading for fans of Call the Midwife and All Creatures Great and Small.

"Julia MacLeod shares unique and enchanting experiences as a nurse in rural Scotland.


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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385341004
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - May 5th, 2009

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A NETFLIX FILM • A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.

“Treat yourself to this book, please—I can’t recommend it highly enough.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love


Cuyahoga: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982155551
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Published: Scribner - October 6th, 2020

*Longlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award * One of The Millions and BuzzFeed’s Most Anticipated Books *

A spectacularly inventive debut novel that reinvents the tall tale for our times—“Cuyahoga defies all modest description…[it] is ten feet tall if it’s an inch, and it’s a ramshackle joy from start to finish” (Brian P


History of the World in 1000 Objects Cover Image
By DK
$50.00
ISBN: 9780744021820
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Published: DK - September 15th, 2020

Discover how humans created their world from the objects they left behind - from the US Constitution to the first iPhone - in DK's latest history book.


The Poppy War: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062662583
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Published: Harper Voyager - April 23rd, 2019

“I have no doubt this will end up being the best fantasy debut of the year [...] I have absolutely no doubt that [Kuang’s] name will be up there with the likes of Robin Hobb and N.K. Jemisin.” -- Booknest

A Library Journal, Paste Magazine, Vulture, BookBub, and ENTROPY Best Books pick!


The Name of the Wind: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
By Patrick Rothfuss, Dan dos Santos (Illustrator)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780756413712
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Published: DAW - October 3rd, 2017

"No one writes about stories like Pat Rothfuss. How the right story at the right time can change the world, how the teller can shape a life." —Lin-Manuel Miranda 

This deluxe, illustrated edition celebrates the New York Times-bestselling series, The Kingkiller Chronicle—a masterful epic fantasy saga that has inspired readers worldwide.


The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands Cover Image
By Huw Lewis-Jones (Editor), Philip Pullman (Prologue by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780226596631
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Published: University of Chicago Press - October 11th, 2018

It’s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and drawing: Maps have a unique power to transport us to distant lands on wondrous travels. Put a map at the start of a book, and we know an adventure is going to follow.


Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780465056972
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Published: Basic Books - October 8th, 2013

Award-winning food writer Bee Wilson's secret history of kitchens, showing how new technologies - from the fork to the microwave and beyond - have fundamentally shaped how and what we eat.


Boyfriend Material Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781728206141
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - July 7th, 2020

It's a fun, frothy quintessentially British romcom about a certified chaos demon and a stern brunch daddy with a heart of gold faking a relationship.--New York Times bestselling author Talia Hibbert
AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH


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Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780316423328
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - April 7th, 2020

Declutter your desk and brighten up your business with this transformative guide from an organizational psychologist and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.


Cinders and Sparrows Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062289957
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 13th, 2020

A suspenseful tale of witches, family, and magic from internationally bestselling author Stefan Bachmann. When a twelve-year-old orphan unexpectedly becomes the mistress of a seemingly abandoned castle, she is thrust into a mysterious plot involving murderous spells, false identity, and a magical battle of wills between the living and the dead.


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Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534441606
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 15th, 2020

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!
Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic


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Everything Sad Is Untrue: (a true story) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140008
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Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

A National Indie Bestseller
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A New York Times Best Book of the Year
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
A Booklist Editors' Choice
A BookPage Best Book of the Year
A NECBA Windows & Mirrors Selection
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year


Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian Cover Image
By Tim Probert, Tim Probert (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062990464
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Published: HarperAlley - September 1st, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Kazu Kibuishi says of Lightfall: “Beautifully drawn. Tim Probert has created a world readers will want to visit.”


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Hench: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062978578
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Published: William Morrow - September 22nd, 2020

“This book is fast, furious, compelling, and angry as hell." -- Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author


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Mexican Gothic Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525620785
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Published: Del Rey - June 30th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
 


The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250217288
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Published: Tor Books - March 17th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER!
A 2021 Alex Award winner!
The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner!
An Indie Next Pick!

One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”


The Year of the Witching Cover Image
$26.00
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ISBN: 9780593099605
Published: Ace - July 21st, 2020

A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut.
 


The Once and Future Witches Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316422048
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Published: Redhook - October 13th, 2020

"A gorgeous and thrilling paean to the ferocious power of women. The characters live, bleed, and roar.


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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765387561
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Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
USA TODAY BESTSELLER
NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER
THE WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER

Recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine
#1 Library Reads PickOctober 2020


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The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316509848
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Published: Orbit - March 24th, 2020

An instant NYT Bestseller!

Four-time Hugo Award-winning author N.K.


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Piranesi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635575637
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 15th, 2020

New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction
World Fantasy Awards Finalist

From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality.


Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143134510
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Published: Penguin Books - June 30th, 2020

"Citizen Kane does Adventureland." —The Washington Post

The outlandish, hilarious, terrifying, and almost impossible-to-believe story of the legendary, dangerous amusement park where millions were entertained and almost as many bruises were sustained, told through the eyes of the founder's son.


The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family Cover Image
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316519007
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school--and two sisters on one's first day of hijab--by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad.  With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special.


Antiracist Baby Board Book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593110416
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Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!

From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a fresh new board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves.


Antiracist Baby Picture Book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593110508
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Published: Kokila - July 14th, 2020

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!


Cozy Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593109793
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller!

A group of clever animals find an unusual but warm and furry home during Alaska's long winter in Jan Brett's newest snowy adventure.


Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World's Smells Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781594203954
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Published: Penguin Press - October 20th, 2020

The ultimate guide to the smells of the universe – the ambrosial to the malodorous, and everything in between – from the author of the acclaimed culinary guides On Food and Cooking and Keys to Good Cooking


The Art and Science of Foodpairing: 10,000 Flavour Matches That Will Transform the Way You Eat Cover Image
$49.95
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ISBN: 9780228100843
Published: Firefly Books - September 10th, 2020

10,000 flavor matches that will transform the way you eat.

What is foodpairing? It is not the familiar and mundane matching of wine and food or even food and food, but it is certainly all about creating the most delicious culinary results possible.


The Nom Wah Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from 100 Years at New York City's Iconic Dim Sum Restaurant Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9780062965998
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Published: Ecco - October 20th, 2020

A RECOMMENDED BOOK FROM:
Bon Appetit * The New York Times Book Review * Epicurious * Plate * Saveur * Grub Street * Wired * The Spruce Eats * Conde Nast Traveler * Food & Wine * Heated


Parwana: Recipes and Stories from an Afghan Kitchen Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781623718756
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Published: Interlink Books - October 1st, 2020

Winner of the Art of Eating Prize for best food book of the year 2021

Winner of The Guild of Food Writers award for best international cookbook 2021

Shortlisted for Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Award

Authentic Afghan recipes interwoven with family narratives and stunning photography

Parwana tells one family’s story of a reg


East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing [American Measurements] Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781250750730
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 20th, 2020

This edition has been adapted for the US market. It was originally published in the UK.

* Named one of the best cookbooks of the year by The New York Times, the Boston Globe, and Delish *

“Enticing, inviting and delicious. Vegan and vegetarian dishes that are hard to resist (and why should you?).”

—Yotam Ottolenghi


Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781984826961
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 20th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In her first cookbook, Bon Appétit and YouTube star of the show Gourmet Makes offers wisdom, problem-solving strategies, and more than 100 meticulously tested, creative, and inspiring recipes.


Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780399581755
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 13th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of Plenty teams up with Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Ixta Belfrage to reveal how flavor is created and amplified through 100+ super-delicious, plant-based recipes.