• The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found

    The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found

    Bruni, Frank

    "From New York Times columnist and bestselling author Frank Bruni comes a wise and moving memoir about aging, affliction, and optimism after partially losing his eyesight. One morning in late 2017, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni woke up with strangely blurred vision. He wondered at first if some goo or gunk had worked its way into his right eye. But this was no fleeting annoyance, no fixable inconvenience. Overnight, a rare stroke had cut off blood to one of his optic nerves, rendering him functionally blind in that eye--forever. And he soon learned from doctors that the same disorder could ravage his left eye, too. He could lose his sight altogether. In The Beauty of Dusk, Bruni hauntingly recounts his adjustment to this daunting reality, a medical and spiritual odyssey that involved not only reappraising his own priorities but also reaching out to, and gathering wisdom from, longtime friends and new acquaintances who had navigated their own traumas and afflictions. The result is a poignant, probing, and ultimately uplifting examination of the limits that all of us inevitably encounter, the lenses through which we choose to evaluate them and the tools we have for perseverance. Bruni's world blurred in one sense, as he experienced his first real inklings that the day isn't forever and that light inexorably fades, but sharpened in another. Confronting unexpected hardship, he felt more blessed than ever before. There was vision lost. There was also vision found"--Publisher's website.

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  • Fabulous Modern Cookies: Lessons in Better Baking for Next-generation Treats

    Fabulous Modern Cookies: Lessons in Better Baking for Next-generation Treats

    Taylor, Christopher A.

    "With bolder-than-ever flavors and spectacularly scientific techniques, cookies have truly never been more fabulous. Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin bring fresh perspective and heaps of creativity to everything they bake. Now reinventing America's most traditional handheld dessert-the cookie-they offer 100 reliable and exciting recipes that are sure to impress. From Salted Honey Drops to Black-Bottom Lemon Squares, and Coffee Bean Crunchers to Bronze Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, these are next-level cookies. Combining their passion for serious baking with their professional backgrounds as accomplished scientists, Arguin and Taylor apply new methods and rationales for ingredient pairings adapted from food science texts to develop novel base recipes and innovative techniques. In these pages, they share what they've learned in lively tips and tricks for every recipe and style of cookie. Complete with mouthwatering photos, options to make ahead, decorate, or indefinitely adapt, these outside-the-box recipes are the very definition of fabulous"--

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  • The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes From Omma's Kitchen

    The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes From Omma's Kitchen

    Lee Molinaro, Joanne

    "Korean dishes, some traditional and some reimagined, from the home cook and storyteller behind @thekoreanvegan on TikTok"--

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  • Freezing Order: A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin's Wrath

    Freezing Order: A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin's Wrath

    Browder, Bill

    "When Bill Browder's young Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was beaten to death in a Moscow jail, Browder made it his life's mission to go after his killers and make sure they faced justice. The first step of that mission was to uncover who was behind the $230 million tax refund scheme that Magnitsky was killed over. As Browder and his team tracked the money as it flowed out of Russia through the Baltics and Cyprus and on to Western Europe and the Americas, they were shocked to discover that Vladimir Putin himself was a beneficiary of the crime. As law enforcement agencies began freezing the money, Putin retaliated. He and his cronies set up honey traps, hired process servers to chase Browder through cities, murdered more of his Russian allies, and enlisted some of the top lawyers and politicians in America to bring him down. Putin will stop at nothing to protect his money. As Freezing Order reveals, it was Browder's campaign to expose Putin's corruption that prompted Russia's intervention in the 2016 US presidential election."--Amazon.

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  • Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in An American City

    Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in An American City

    Elliott, Andrea

    "Invisible Child follows eight dramatic years in the life of Dasani Coates, a child with an imagination as soaring as the skyscrapers near her Brooklyn homeless shelter. Born at the turn of a new century, Dasani is named for the bottled water that comes to symbolize Brooklyn's gentrification and the shared aspirations of a divided city. As Dasani grows up, moving with her tightknit family from shelter to shelter, her story reaches back to trace the passage of Dasani's ancestors from slavery to the Great Migration north. By the time Dasani comes of age in the twenty-first century, New York City's homeless crisis is exploding amid the growing chasm between rich and poor. In the shadows of this new Gilded Age, Dasani must lead her seven siblings through a thicket of problems: hunger, parental addiction, violence, housing instability, pollution, segregated schools, and the constant monitoring of the child-protection system. When, at age thirteen, Dasani enrolls at a boarding school in Pennsylvania, her loyalties are tested like never before. As she learns to "code-switch" between the culture she left behind and the norms of her new town, Dasani starts to feel like a stranger in both places. Ultimately, she faces an impossible question: What if leaving poverty means abandoning the family you love?"--

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  • I'll Show Myself Out: Essays on Midlife & Motherhood

    I'll Show Myself Out: Essays on Midlife & Motherhood

    Klein, Jessi

    The best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning writer and producer hilariously destroys the cultural myths and impossible expectations of modern-day motherhood and explores the humiliations, poignancies, and possibilities of midlife.

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  • A Good Day to Bake: Simple Baking Recipes for Every Mood

    A Good Day to Bake: Simple Baking Recipes for Every Mood

    Ebuehi, Benjamina

    "A Good Day to Bake is full of 70 sweet and savory baking recipes for any day of the week, led by flavor"--Provided by publisher.

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  • Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures

    Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures

    Sheldrake, Merlin

    "Living at the border between life and non-life, fungi use diverse cocktails of potent enzymes and acids to disassemble some of the most stubborn substances on the planet, turning rock into soil and wood into compost, allowing plants to grow. Fungi not only help create soil, they send out networks of tubes that enmesh roots and link plants together in the "Wood Wide Web." Fungi also drive many long-standing human fascinations: from yeasts that cause bread to rise and orchestrate the fermentation of sugar into alcohol; to psychedelic fungi; to the mold that produces penicillin and revolutionized modern medicine. And we can partner with fungi to heal the damage we've done to the planet. Fungi are already being used to make sustainable building materials and wearable leather, but they can do so much more. Fungi can digest many stubborn and toxic pollutants from crude oil to human-made polyurethane plastics and the explosive TNT. They can grow food from renewable sources: edible mushrooms can be grown on anything from plant waste to cigarette butts. And some fungi's antiviral compounds might be able to ease the colony collapse of bees. Merlin Sheldrake's revelatory introduction to this world will show us how fungi, and our relationships with them, are more astonishing than we could have imagined. Bringing to light science's latest discoveries and ingeniously parsing the varieties and behaviors of the fungi themselves, he points us toward the fundamental questions about the nature of intelligence and identity this massively diverse, little understood kingdom provokes"--

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  • Snacks for Dinner: Small Bites, Full Plates, Can't Lose

    Snacks for Dinner: Small Bites, Full Plates, Can't Lose

    Volger, Lukas

    "The author of Start Simple redefines "dinner" in this creative cookbook that elevates snacks and grazing foods to main-course status, filled with 100 recipes and 75 color photos."--Amazon.com.

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  • Mooncakes & Milk Bread: Sweet & Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries

    Mooncakes & Milk Bread: Sweet & Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries

    Cho, Kristina

    "Mooncakes & Milk Bread takes you on a culinary adventure through the world of Chinese bakeries, as architect-turned-food blogger Kristina Cho introduces everyone to her unique twists on traditional Chinese baked goods"--

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