The first nonfiction book by the novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals (Little, Brown, $25.99), is part memoir, part reportage, and all personal, Foer takes us behind the curtain, exposing some of the hardest truths about the American food industry.  As a father facing the question of deciding what his children should eat, Foer weaves food traditions, pop culture, and diet myths into a deeply affecting story of how we all should eat.  Like The Jungle and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Eating Animals speaks with an honesty and creativity all its own.

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ISBN: 9780316069908
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 2nd, 2009

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ISBN: 9780316069885
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 1st, 2010

The minds that brought us The Silver Spoon are back.  This time they’ve turned to Vefa Alexaidou for a fascinating look inside Greek cuisine. Vefa’s Kitchen (Phaidon, $45) contains simple, but perfect, recipes so that you can learn to make all of your Mediterranean favorites. Vefa’s cookbook is peppered with beautiful glossy photos so inviting that you’ll feel like you’re taking a seat at her table. The history of Greek cooking is marvelously recounted.  Both familiar and foreign, these stories could just as easily come from your own grandmother.  Vefa’s Kitchen will quickly become a mainstay in your own kitchen.

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ISBN: 9780714849294
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Published: Phaidon Press - May 30th, 2009

The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle (Ecco, $25.95) is partially a love story between young Edgar and the dogs his family raises, and partially an adventure story as he struggles to tell the truth without speaking a word. This well-paced epic rollicks across the Northern Wisconsin countryside, replete with stunning visual details and intriguing characters.  David Wroblewski tells a nuanced, dense story with lyrical ease. As the central mystery unfolds, you’ll find yourself staying up much too late in order not to leave Edgar’s side. With one of the finest debut novels ever, Wroblewski gives us characters and scenes that we will come back to again and again.

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ISBN: 9780061768064
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Published: Ecco - September 19th, 2008

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ISBN: 9780061374234
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Published: Ecco - September 8th, 2009