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  1. Sourdough Culture: A History of Bread Making from Ancient to Modern Bakersby Eric Pallant. Part food-science, part food-history, part cookbook, Sourdough Culture highlights the significance of the bread for humanity from its discovery six thousand years ago to its celebration under quarantine.
  2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. A retired Hollywood starlet asks a seemingly random journalist to set the record straight about her scandalous life before it ends and reveal moments untouched by the limelight, one of which implicates the journalist.
  3. Wild Words: Rituals, Routines, and Rhythms for Braving the Writer’s Path by Nicole Gulotta. Gulotta invites readers to incorporate a writing practice into their already busy lives by embracing their circumstances, trusting their voices, and making time to put pen to paper.
  4. The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood. A third-year Ph.D. candidate kisses a young new professor to feign a love life and he agrees to pretend to date until the boundary between reality and charade fades.
  5. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry. Best friends Poppy and Alex carve out different paths after college but resolve to take a week-long vacation together every year. Follow their lives and relationship with each other transform over 12 vacations.
  6. Circe by Madeline Miller. The often-overlooked mythic Greek witch is granted the attention she has always deserved in this retelling of love, loss, and female rage.
  7. The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones. Building off The New York Times Magazine’s series by the same name, this book explores the ways in which the inheritance of 1619 reaches into every part of contemporary American society, from politics, music, diet, traffic, and citizenship to capitalism, religion, and our democracy itself.
  8. Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr. Dedicated to “the librarians then, now, and in the years to come,” Cloud Cuckoo Land connects narratives from fifteenth century Constantinople, present day Idaho, and the not-so-distant-future on an interstellar spaceship by the text each set of characters fights to keep alive.
  9. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles. An 18-year-old plans to start a new life out west after serving time for involuntary manslaughter, but his two friends from the prison farm hijack his plan and take him east on an unforgettable road trip.
  10. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad.

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