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  • Collection: Books to Read While Staying at Home

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“If you are wired as I am, and cooking for those you love is how you power through crisis, give this cookbook a look. Beautiful recipes, but even more lovely is the stories of people and places. It’s a like a walk through the neighborhoods of Israel.…

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“The journey of two half-sisters and their descendants through the slave trade and British colonization in 18th century Ghana. A really awesome and insightful story about struggle and family and overcoming adversity--all things that resonate with how…

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"Hass is a genius of subtlety, and this book is as much concerned with the artist's endless intellectual struggle with the limits and possibilities of representation as it is the limits and possibilities of living. The book pulls no punches,…

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"The series features deep, emotional storylines and surprising character arcs--if you decide to pick it up, be sure to keep an eye on Boy Blue. In the "Fables" universe, there are three spin-off series, a video game with its own graphic novel…

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“This set of personal essays, mostly about family, make me laugh so hard I cry—even on second and third reads. Anything by Sedaris is great, but this collection has always been a winner for me. Definitely relevant in a time when we may be cooped up…

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“Long and addictive, it builds this complex world in colonial New Zealand that feels very far from the inside of my house.”

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“It is one among the many books I have read and reread during the Covid-19 crisis. Others include: The Grapes of Wrath, Chernobyl, Auschwitz, and, ironically, Pandemic, the story of the 1918 Flu pandemic. The similarities between then and now are…

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“A novel that reads nearly like a play. Two retired Irish criminals wait for the night boat, looking for a long-lost person who doesn't want to be found. Kind of like Waiting for Godot meets Goodfellas.”

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“The story follows a troop of Shakespearean actors and symphony musicians in the aftermath of a flu epidemic that wipes out most of humanity. Mandel offers a thoughtful perspective on all the conveniences we take for granted and a glimmer of hope for…
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