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In Happiness, Atilla, a Ghanian psychiatrist and Jean, an American wildlife researcher, meet by chance on the ever- evolving streets of London and the chain of events that is set in motion changes both of their lives. It’s a novel of ideas that doesn’t talk at you; instead the characters confront and metabolize entangled issues like changing environments, urbanization, trauma and attachment, in very personal, idiosyncatic ways. Forna’s creation of the wonder and performance of modern street life is a textural triumph: citizens of all countries and experiences sweat, breath and connect just underneath the skyrocketing urban skyline. Happiness is a novel that knows itself well: it accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do, and leaves you both intellectually and emotionally full.

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ISBN: 9780802127556
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 6th, 2018

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Grist Mill Road is a coiled, twisted snake of a book. Christopher Yates inverts everything we think we know about thrillers-- the very first scene is the crime that drives the entire story-- without ever sacrificing his blistering, desperate pace. From the first pages all bets are off, and the true thrills come from learning the motives behind the characters actions-- not the usual “who did it”. The realizations are jagged and grim and never simple—but the humanity and believability of the flawed, complex characters is what gives Grist Mill Road its resonance and what elevates it above and beyond traditional thrillers.

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ISBN: 9781250150288
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Published: Picador USA - January 9th, 2018

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Joan Nathan’s King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World (Knopf, $35) has recipes but it is not a cookbook—it is a travelogue, an ethnography, and a groundbreaking food history that deserves its place on the shelf next to The Joy of Cooking and The Silver Spoon. Nathan’s far-ranging recipes highlight the extraordinary depth, diversity, and innovation of Jewish cooking as it adapted to local ingredients, climates, and traditions. From hand-rolled couscous inspired by a visit to Mejlaw, a tiny village in northwest Morocco, to a Siberian recipe for Chremsel, a Matzo Pancake Casserole, to a Roman Pomodori a Mezzo, every recipe includes a beautiful micro-history of its origins and mutations told in Nathan’s loving, informed voice.

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780385351140
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Published: Kuperard (Bravo Ltd) - April 4th, 2017

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