• In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss

    In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss

    Bloom, Amy

    "Amy and Brian's world was changed forever with his diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's. Forced to confront the daily frustrations and realities of the disease and its impact on their lives and marriage, Brian resolved not to let it dictate his life and instead asked himself: What makes life meaningful, and how do I want to live the rest of mine? His decision led them to learn about Dignitas and to fly to Zu00fcrich for a peaceful ending of Brian's life. In Love is the illuminating story of a marriage, of the gradual awareness that something was deeply wrong, and of a disease's effect on a man, a woman, a family. What were the signs that Brian and Amy brushed aside, and how did they cope when they could no longer ignore the truth as confirmed by an MRI? Why, in retrospect, did Brian decide to retire from his architecture practice earlier than he had planned? Bloom goes on to recount their search for a dignified and kind solution to the pain of Brian's life, and their discovery of Dignitas in Zurich, where the choice for a dignified end of life can be realized. In this moving memoir, Bloom also writes of their life together before Alzheimer's, and of a love that runs so deep that they were willing to work to find a courageous way to part"--

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  • The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

    The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

    "The animating idea of The 1619 Project is that our national narrative is more accurately told if we begin not on July 4, 1776, but in late August of 1619, when a ship arrived in Jamestown bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival inaugurated a barbaric and unprecedented system of chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This is sometimes referred to as the country's original sin, but it is more than that: It is the country's very origin. The 1619 Project tells this new origin story, placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are as a country. Orchestrated by the editors of The New York Times Magazine, led by MacArthur "genius" and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, this collection of essays and historical vignettes includes some of the most outstanding journalists, thinkers, and scholars of American history and culture--including Linda Villarosa, Jamelle Bouie, Jeneen Interlandi, Matthew Desmond, Wesley Morris, and Bryan Stevenson. Together, their work shows how the tendrils of 1619--of slavery and resistance to slavery--reach into every part of our contemporary culture, from voting, housing and healthcare, to the way we sing and dance, the way we tell stories, and the way we worship. Interstitial works of flash fiction and poetry bring the history to life through the imaginative interpretations of some of our greatest writers. The 1619 Project ultimately sends a very strong message: We must have a clear vision of this history if we are to understand our present dilemmas. Only by reckoning with this difficult history and trying as hard as we can to understand its powerful influence on our present, can we prepare ourselves for a more just future"--

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  • Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life : A Memoir

    Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life : A Memoir

    Ephron, Delia

    The bestselling, beloved writer of romantic comedies like You've Got Mail tells her own late-in-life love story in her "resplendent memoir," complete with a tragic second act and joyous resolution. Delia Ephron had struggled through several years of heartbreak. She'd lost her sister, Nora, and then her husband, Jerry, both to cancer. Several months after Jerry's death, she decided to make one small change in her life--she shut down his landline, which crashed her internet. She ended up in Verizon hell. She channeled her grief the best way she knew: by writing a New York Times op-ed. The piece caught the attention of Peter, a Bay Area psychiatrist, who emailed her to commiserate. Recently widowed himself, he reminded her that they had shared a few dates fifty-four years before, set up by Nora. Delia did not remember him, but after several weeks of exchanging emails and sixties folk songs, he flew east to see her. They were crazy, utterly, in love. But this was not a rom-com: four months later she was diagnosed with AML, a fierce leukemia. In Left on Tenth, Delia Ephron enchants as she seesaws us between tears and laughter, navigating the suicidal lows of enduring cutting-edge treatment and the giddy highs of a second chance at love. With Peter and her close girlfriends by her side, with startling clarity, warmth, and honesty about facing death, Ephron invites us to join her team of warriors and become believers ourselves.

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  • River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile

    River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile

    Millard, Candice

    Set against the backdrop of the race to exploit Africa by the colonial powers, a story of courage and adventure brings to life the rivalry between two enemies--a decorated soldier and a young aristocrat/Army officer--as they set out to find the mysterious headwaters of the Nile River.

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  • Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform your Sex Life

    Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform your Sex Life

    Nagoski, Emily

    "A revised and updated edition of Emily Nagoski's game-changing New York Times bestseller Come As You Are, featuring new information and research on mindfulness, desire, and pleasure that will radically transform your sex life"--

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  • Half Baked Harvest Every Day: Recipes for Balanced, Flexible, Feel-good Meals

    Half Baked Harvest Every Day: Recipes for Balanced, Flexible, Feel-good Meals

    Gerard, Tieghan

    "125 all-new, soul-satisfying, easy recipes with a healthy spin from the New York Times bestselling author of Half Baked Harvest Super Simple. Half Baked Harvest Book 3 delivers more of Tieghan's trademark simple, wholesome decadence with 125 all-new recipes for food that everyone can feel good about. This time around, the recipes are just as easy as her last cookbook, Half Baked Harvest Super Simple, but they also bring a new, good-for-you feeling to the table. With a greater emphasis on balancing rich comfort with lighter ways of amping up flavor, Tieghan's signature style takes on a more health-conscious (or healthyish) attitude, such as swapping half of the pasta for a lasagna with zucchini ribbons. Tieghan is a pro at creating recipes to light up all your senses. The food here--including Crispy Baked Proscuitto Breakfast Cups, Giant Twisted Spinach and Artichoke Soft Pretzel, Oven-Baked Chicken Parmesan Melt, and Blueberry-Lavender Cake--doesn't just taste good. It's also fun to cook, makes the whole kitchen smell fantastic, and looks absolutely beautiful. Each recipe is accompanied by Tieghan's stunning photography that brings the food to life and transports you to her cozy kitchen in the snowy Colorado mountains"--

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  • The Cook You Want to Be: Everyday Recipes to Impress

    The Cook You Want to Be: Everyday Recipes to Impress

    Baraghani, Andy

    "In more than 100 recipes, Baraghani shows home cooks on how to hone their own cooking styles by teaching the techniques and unexpected flavor combinations that maximize flavor in minimal time"--

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  • The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor--the Truth and the Turmoil

    The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor--the Truth and the Turmoil

    Brown, Tina

    The author of The Diana Chronicles takes readers inside the British royal family since the death of Princess Diana, showing the Queen's stoic resolve as family drama raged around her.

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  • Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home

    Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home

    Kim, Eric

    "An homage to what it means to be Korean American with more than 85 delectable recipes that explore how new culinary traditions can be forged to honor both your past and your present. New York Times staff writer Eric Kim grew up in Atlanta, the son of two Korean immigrants. Food has always been central to his story, from Friday-night Korean barbecue with his family to hybridized Korean-ish meals for one--like Gochujang-Buttered Radish Toast and his Kimchi Fried Rice--that he makes in his tiny New York City apartment. In this book, Eric shares these recipes alongside insightful, touching stories and stunning images shot by photographer Jenny Huang. Playful, poignant, and informative, Korean American: A Cookbook also includes essays ranging from the life-changing act of leaving home and coming back, to what Thanksgiving means to a first-generation family both conceptually and culinarily--all the while teaching readers about the Korean pantry, the history of Korean immigration in America, and the importance of white rice in Korean cuisine. Recipes like Sheet-Pan Bibimbap with Roasted Fall Vegetables and Caramelized-Kimchi Baked Potatoes demonstrate Eric's prowess at introducing Korean flavors to comforting American classics, while a dish such as Meatloaf-Glazed Kalbi with Gamja Salad does the opposite by making a traditional Korean dish immediately more familiar through the addition of a beloved American flavor profile. In this book of recipes and thoughtful insights, especially about his mother, Jean, Eric divulges not only what it means to be Korean American but how, through food and cooking, he found acceptance, strength, and the confidence to own his story"--

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  • This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden and the Battle for America's Future

    This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden and the Battle for America's Future

    Martin, Jonathan

    With stunning, in-the-room detail, New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns show how both our political parties confronted a series of national traumas, including the coronavirus pandemic, the January 6 attack on the Capitol, and the political brinksmanship of President Biden's first year in the White House. From Donald Trump's assault on the 2020 election and his ongoing campaign of vengeance against his fellow Republicans, to the behind-the-scenes story of Biden's selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate and his bitter struggles to unite the Democratic Party, this book exposes the degree to which the two-party system has been strained to the point of disintegration. More than at any time in recent history, the long-established traditions and institutions of American politics are under siege as a set of aging political leaders struggle to hold together a changing country.

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