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The Story of Land and Sea

by Katy Simpson Smith
ISBN: 9780062335944

A sweeping generational story, set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, follows fathers and daughters, mother and son, and master and slave as they search for redemption during a time of war, servitude, and love.

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Bad Feminist

by Roxane Gay
ISBN:9780062282712

A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation. In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman of color  while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years and commenting on the state of feminism today.The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture. Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes whowe are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.

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Enter Pale Death

by Beverly Cleverly
ISBN:9781616954086

One morning before dawn at her regal country estate, Lady Lavinia Truelove is crushed to death by a horse. Classified as "death by misadventure," this appears a gruesome accident, but Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands suspects foul play. As Joe's investigation yields surprising secrets about one of England's most powerful families, he discovers how little he knew about not only the gilded lives of the moneyed but also his relationship with Dorcas. Is Joe prepared to risk a future with the girl he loves to uncover the truth behind Lady Truelove's death?

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Provence, 1970 : M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste

by Luke Barr
ISBN:9780307718341

Presents a dramatic account of the 1970 gathering in Provence where such culinary luminaries as James Beard and Julia Child debated and inadvertently launched the modern food movement in America.

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West of Sunset

by Stewart O'Nan
ISBN:9780670785957

 
In 1937 F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruins, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood. By December of 1940, he would be dead of a heart attack. Those last three years of Fitzgerald's life, often obscured by the legend of his earlier Jazz Age glamour, are the focus of Stewart O'Nan's gorgeously and gracefully written novel.

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