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Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 3:00pm

 Award-winning author and Brooklyn Review editor Wesley Straton's The Bartender's Cure is a fiercely relatable debut novel about an aspiring bartender at the perfect neighborhood bar, filled with cocktail recipes and bartending tips and tricks.

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Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 12:00pm

 

From chef and food activist Alice Waters, an impassioned plea for a radical reconsideration of the way each and every one of us cooks and eats. In We Are What We Eat, Alice Waters urges us to take up the mantle of slow food culture, the philosophy at the core of her life’s work.

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Sunday, July 17, 2022 - 2:00pm

 Peter Merts' photographs in Ex Crucible show incarcerated men and women creating artworks with a talent, passion, and authenticity that illuminate the humanity of the artists. These intimate photographs demonstrate the importance that creativity can have in these bleak, controlled spaces.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 1:00pm

With a comprehensive "Healthy Cooking 101" chapter, lists of the healthiest ingredients out there, and tips for prevention, Linda Shiue's Spicebox Kitchen is a culinary wellness trip you can take in your own kitchen.

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Sunday, July 24, 2022 - 2:00pm

 A tale of magic and fate, triumph and heartbreak, and the powerful bonds between mothers and daughters unfolds in the late 1700s in The Great Witch of Brittany, a spellbinding novel from master storyteller, Louisa MorganReturn to the world of A Secret History of Witches with this new, bewitching tale of Ursule Orchière!

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 3:00pm

 Properties of Thirst is a novel that is both universal and intimate. It is the story of a changing American landscape and an examination of one of the darkest periods in this country’s past, as told by author Marianne Wiggins through the stories of the individual loves and losses that weave together to form the fabric of our shared history.

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Sunday, August 21, 2022 - 2:00pm

 Combining the corporate intrigue of Joseph Finder, the satirical cultural critique of Dave Eggers, and the domestic drama of Laura Dave, Bit Flip is a fast-paced contemporary thriller that delivers an authentic insider's view of the corrupting influences of greed, entitlement, and vanity in technology start-ups.

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Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 1:00pm

Arabiyya celebrates the alluring aromas and flavors of Arab food and the welcoming spirit with which they are shared. Written from her point of view as an Arab in diaspora, Reem Assil takes readers on a journey through her Palestinian and Syrian roots, showing how her heritage has inspired her recipes for flatbreads, dips, snacks, platters to share, and more.

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Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 5:00pm

 Lightning-paced and psychologically astute as it rockets toward an explosive ending, When We Were Bright and Beautiful, by nationally bestselling author Jillian Medoff, is a dazzling novel that asks: who will pay the price when the truth is revealed? 

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Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:00pm

 Like her parents and their parents before them, Tania Romanov Amochaev was an exile, her childhood in a refugee camp ending only when her family eventually made their way to San Francisco’s Russian community. Nearly seventy years later San Francisco Pilgrimage recounts how she and her city have endured massive change.

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Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 3:00pm

 In The Stolen Year, NPR education reporter Anya Kamenetz shows that the roots of our crisis run far deeper than COVID. Kamenetz makes the case that 2020 wasn't a lost year — it was taken from our children, by years of neglect and bad faith. We have failed to put them first.