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Finding the Lost

by Jessie Horness

"Finding the Lost" is magical as its aspirational young lead finds her true strength. Alicia is an adventurer by nature. With high school just around the corner, however, long hikes and frog catching have taken a backseat to schoolwork... Read More

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Firefly

by Jessie Horness

Full of camp and character, Firefly: The Big Damn Cookbook will be a delight to any fan of this cult favorite. Featuring big, beautiful, glossy production stills mingling with appetite-arousing full-page food shots, this cookbook from... Read More

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Just Enough

by Jessie Horness

Part memoir, part cookbook, part philosophical musing, "Just Enough" is perhaps the first recipe anthology you’ll read cover-to-cover before placing it on your kitchen shelf. In eleven reflective chapters, Gesshin Claire Greenwood uses... Read More

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The Friendship Lie

by Jessie Horness

Cora, her twin brother Kyle, and their friend Sybella have been inseparable since the second grade. As they start fifth grade, though, conflict arises between Cora and Sybella, and their best-friendship seems doomed. Told through the... Read More

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A Year with the Sages

by Jessie Horness

Accessibility is the name of the game with A Year with the Sages. For those seeking a more academic take on the weekly Torah portion but who don’t have higher level divinity degrees, this companion from Rabbi Reuven Hammer is an... Read More

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Nima

by Jessie Horness

Adam Popescu’s "Nima" is a heroine’s journey wherein the call to adventure is shaped by feminism as a choice. Set against the backdrop of Mount Everest, this portrait of a young Sherpa woman is a breathlessly climbing, thrillingly... Read More

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