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Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef

Shauna James Ahern and Daniel Ahern

Reviewed by Kate Thornberry, Food, Feb. 10, 2011

Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free

Karen Morgan

Reviewed by Kate Thornberry, Food, Feb. 10, 2011

The Fates Will Find Their Way

A small town wonders about the girl who got away in this debut novel

Reviewed by Monica Riese, Books, Feb. 10, 2011

The Mother Who Stayed

Furman blocks together stories of incredible grace and heft from materials as humble as they come: the dips and turns of family life

Reviewed by Sarah Smith, Books, Jan. 27, 2011

The Empty Family

If you want to be sad – to surrender to the profundity and variety and physical force of that sensation – Colm Tóibín is your man

Reviewed by Cindy Widner, Books, Jan. 20, 2011

The Lover's Dictionary

David Levithan makes the personal work universally and vice versa

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Books, Jan. 20, 2011

1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die

This chronological overview of gaming's greatest hits is a nostalgia trip

Reviewed by James Renovitch, Screens, Dec. 17, 2010

New in Print

Get radicalized: About to Die examines news imagery at the moment of death, while The Verso Book of Dissent spans Zola and Tupac

Reviewed by Richard Whittaker, Books, Dec. 17, 2010

Long, Last, Happy: New and Collected Stories

This posthumous collection showcases Barry Hannah's wit, his humor, and an ear finely tuned to the myriad dialects of the South

Reviewed by Katherine Smith, Books, Dec. 10, 2010

Great House

Krauss charts the life cycle of love in alternating chapters, from new love and lost love to lovelessness

Reviewed by Kimberley Jones, Books, Dec. 10, 2010

Donald Judd

Oversized books

Reviewed by Cindy Widner, Books, Dec. 3, 2010

Sci-Fi Art

John Freeman

Reviewed by Richard Whittaker, Books, Dec. 3, 2010

Picture This: The Near-Sighted Monkey Book

Lynda Barry

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Books, Dec. 3, 2010

The Hour: A Cocktail Manifesto

Bernard DeVoto

Reviewed by Kimberley Jones, Books, Dec. 3, 2010

100 Dresses: The Costume Institute, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Harold Koda

Reviewed by Anne Harris, Books, Dec. 3, 2010

The Essential 'New York Times' Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century

Need help making that Black Friday shopping list? Here's a selection of great cookbook ideas with something to delight any foodie you know.

Reviewed by Kate Thornberry, Food, Nov. 26, 2010

What to Cook & How To Cook It

Jane Hornby

Reviewed by Mick Vann, Food, Nov. 26, 2010

The Cookbook Collector: A Novel

Allegra Goodman

Reviewed by MM Pack, Food, Nov. 26, 2010

Good Eats 2: The Middle Years

Alton Brown

Reviewed by Claudia Alarcón, Food, Nov. 26, 2010

Growing Tasty Tropical Plants: In Any Home, Anywhere.

Laurelynn & Byron Martin

Reviewed by Claudia Alarcón, Food, Nov. 26, 2010

Soups + Sides

Catherine Walthers

Reviewed by Kate Thornberry, Food, Nov. 26, 2010

Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies

Alice Medrich

Reviewed by Virginia B. Wood, Food, Nov. 26, 2010

Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

Nick Malgieri

Reviewed by Monica Riese, Food, Nov. 26, 2010

Seasonal Fruit Desserts: From Orchard, Farm, and Market

Deborah Madison

Reviewed by Rachel Feit, Food, Nov. 26, 2010

Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France

Joan Nathan

Reviewed by Rachel Feit, Food, Nov. 26, 2010

Living Gluten and Dairy-Free With French Gourmet Food

Alain Braux

Reviewed by Cindy Widner, Food, Nov. 26, 2010

Thai Street Food

David Thompson

Reviewed by Mick Vann, Food, Nov. 26, 2010

Let Me Tell You About Wine: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Wine/Oldman's Brave New World of Wine: Pleasure, Value, and Adventure Beyond Wine's Usual Suspects

Oz Clarke and Mark Oldman

Reviewed by Wes Marshall, Food, Nov. 26, 2010

Exley: A Novel

This is a book that charms without seeming to try

Reviewed by Cindy Widner, Books, Nov. 19, 2010

Bandit Love

Good wine and thugs, in translation

Reviewed by Katherine Smith, Books, Nov. 19, 2010

I Shall Wear Midnight

In this fourth Tiffany Aching novel, the young witch becomes a woman

Reviewed by Richard Whittaker, Books, Oct. 29, 2010

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: A Novel

This ingenious debut novel is set in a time-skipping future

Reviewed by Audra Schroeder, Books, Oct. 29, 2010

The Widower's Tale: A Novel

A funny and subtle portrait of a family negotiating continuing crises from National Book Award-winner Julia Glass

Reviewed by Kimberley Jones, Books, Oct. 8, 2010

Blood-Dark Track: A Family History

Reissue of Netherland author Joseph O'Neill's inquiry into his grandfathers' pasts

Reviewed by Jay Trachtenberg, Books, Oct. 8, 2010

Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin

Memphis native Sides is a great storyteller, and Hellhound often reads more like historical fiction than nonfiction

Reviewed by Nick Barbaro, Books, Oct. 1, 2010

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

For the Comanche history novice, this is an entertaining and easy-to-read starting point, but not a very intellectually strenuous one

Reviewed by Ed Baker, Books, Oct. 1, 2010

The Lady Matador's Hotel: A Novel

In this beautifully written short novel, García revisits the theme of cultural identity that arises from the isolation and dislocation from one's homeland

Reviewed by Jay Trachtenberg, Books, Sep. 17, 2010

A Curable Romantic: A Novel

A twice-married virgin wanders sexually liberated Vienna and collides with – who else? – Freud

Reviewed by James Renovitch, Books, Sep. 17, 2010

Zero History

The onetime king of modern sci-fi is becoming less Ray Bradbury and more John le Carré

Reviewed by Richard Whittaker, Books, Sep. 10, 2010

To Hell With Cronjé

What makes this novel and its fresh English-language publication so timely is that its themes have become uncomfortably familiar

Reviewed by Richard Whittaker, Books, Sep. 10, 2010

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