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    OPENING WEDNESDAY AT A THEATER OR DRIVE-IN NEAR YOU

    JUNE 6, 2017

NONFICTION

OPENING WEDNESDAY AT A THEATER OR DRIVE-IN NEAR YOU

by Charles Taylor

An illuminating collection of film criticism that is like a critical history of rock as exemplified by garage bands and... Full review >

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    THE POTLIKKER PAPERS

    MAY 16, 2017

HISTORY

THE POTLIKKER PAPERS

by John T. Edge

Without question, this is a book for foodies, but it is also for readers who may be indifferent to the food they consume yet... Full review >

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    OFF THE CLIFF

    JUNE 27, 2017

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

OFF THE CLIFF

by Becky Aikman

For fans of the iconic film, Aikman provides everything you wanted to know about it and then some. Full review >

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    UPSTREAM

    JUNE 1, 2017

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

UPSTREAM

by Langdon Cook

Blurring boundaries and complicating the oversimplified, Cook provides a moving, artfully layered story of strength and... Full review >

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    SWEET SPOT

    JUNE 27, 2017

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

SWEET SPOT

by Amy Ettinger

Best consumed in small portions, Ettinger’s book will be a vicarious treat for fellow addicts. Full review >

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    THE STARS IN OUR EYES

    JULY 18, 2017

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE STARS IN OUR EYES

by Julie Klam

Entertaining but shallow. Klam is perhaps too sensible a writer to care much about the filtered world of celebrities, and... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE LONG HAUL

    JUNE 6, 2017

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE LONG HAUL

by Finn Murphy

An entertaining and insightful snapshot of the hauling life. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    GASTROPHYSICS

    JUNE 20, 2017

NONFICTION

GASTROPHYSICS

by Charles Spence

A sharp, engaging education for food consumers and a font of ideas for restaurateurs and chefs as well. Full review >

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