Anatomy of a Disappearance - Hisham Matar

Hisham Matar’s Anatomy of a Disappearance manages to be both simultaneously dynamic and very, very quiet. The author overlaps the tumult of politics and kidnapping in the Middle East with the story of a young man, struggling to know and understand his father. There is a sadness that pervades the novel, but one can’t help but be drawn in by its raw beauty. It is a fast read, yet I found myself rationing out a chapter at a time, wishing the end wouldn’t come.

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ISBN: 9780385340458
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - August 28th, 2012

Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef - Gabrielle Hamilton

Gabrielle Hamilton gives an uncensored, rather brutal, look behind the closed kitchen doors of the life of a restaurant chef. It is, at times, both heart-achingly sad and wickedly funny. Despite Hamilton’s short temper and acid tongue, I found myself cheering her on, pulling for her success. Or maybe it is exactly this candidness in her own portrayal of herself that is so comforting. Either way, Blood, Bones & Butter is a fast-paced, enthralling read, and a must for anyone who has ever dreamt of opening a restaurant.

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ISBN: 9780812980882
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 24th, 2012

Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities - Vahram Muratyan

Paris Versus New York is a witty graphic design book that is perfect for anyone who loves either The City of Lights or The Big Apple. Muratyan’s artwork originally appeared on his blog, but became so popular, that he turned it into an entire book. This little guy is the perfect small coffee table book that every apartment needs. If you fall in love with these pictures like I did, check out Muratyan’s website and order some larger prints of your favorites.

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ISBN: 9780143120254
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Penguin Books - January 31st, 2012