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Mamacita

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Immigrant Andrea Pons’s vibrant cookbook "Mamacita" gathers the dishes that helped her to maintain a strong sense of culture while she was away from her first home. Noting that Mexican life “revolves around the next meal,” Pons’s... Read More

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Saturnalia

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Stephanie Feldman’s novel "Saturnalia" is a twisted, ethereal dispatch from a climate change point of no return. Nina was born in a row house in Philadelphia, in a time of submerged coastal cities and tornadoes tearing through towns.... Read More

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Tear

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Erica McKeen’s "Tear" is a hair-raising horror novel in which patriarchal dismissals of capable women fester across generations. During the long winter of her senior year of college, in the lone basement room of a nondescript rental... Read More

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The Animals

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Cary Fagan’s "The Animals" is a gentle burlesque in which bureaucratic whims alter the downward trajectory of a nondescript, struggling tourist town. After the brief defiance of a semester spent studying architecture, Dorn succumbed to... Read More

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Manolo Valdés In Glass

by Michelle Anne Schingler

"Manolo Valdés In Glass" is a stunning coffee table compendium of the artist’s latest sculptures, made using molten glass. Preceded by informative notes on the history of glass artistry that place its own works in wider context, this... Read More

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When You Open a Book

by Danielle Ballantyne

Two children dine with mermaids, swashbuckle with pirates, and ride on the shoulders of a giant in this beautiful tale about the transportive power of reading. The dreamlike illustrations use a broad palette of bright colors and wispy... Read More

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