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Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 1:00pm

 In The Cook You Want to Be, Andy 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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Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 2:00pm

 Sleepwalk is a high speed and darkly comic road trip through a near future America with a big hearted mercenary, from beloved and acclaimed novelist Dan Chaon.

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Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 1:00pm

In his latest book, Sandor Katz's Fermentation Journeys, Katz takes readers along with him to revisit these special places, people, and foods. This cookbook goes far beyond mere general instructions and explores the transformative process of fermentation.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm

 In Generation Dread, Britt Wray seamlessly merges scientific knowledge with emotional insight to show how these intense feelings are a healthy response to the troubled state of the world. The first crucial step toward becoming an engaged steward of the planet is connecting with our climate emotions, seeing them as a sign of humanity, and learning how to live with them.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 5:00pm

 Magisterial in scope and intimate in detail, Secret City will forever transform our understanding of American history. Washington, D.C., has always been a city of secrets. Few have been more dramatic than the ones revealed in James Kirchick’s Secret City.

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Friday, June 17, 2022 - 3:00pm

 Simu Liu's We Were Dreamers is more than a celebrity memoir - it's a story about growing up between cultures, finding your family, and becoming the master of your own extraordinary circumstance.

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Monday, June 20, 2022 - 5:00pm

 In The Modern Loss Handbook, Modern Loss cofounder Rebecca Soffer offers candid, practical, and witty advice for confronting a future without your person, honoring their memory, dealing with trigger days, managing your professional life, and navigating new and existing relationships.

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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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Sunday, August 28, 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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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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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.