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Feast on This: 6 Tasty Books about Food for the Holidays!

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It’s December, which means time for feasts and festivities with loved ones! Over the next few weeks year-long dreams of consuming seasonal delicacies and your holiday favorites will become reality. Books about food are a great way to fill a craving without packing on all the extra pounds this time of year. Here’s a selection of books where foods of all kinds, from all cultures are the focus. Each one is so beautifully written with detailed descriptions of food that are so vivid, you can almost taste them! Ranging from cookbooks to psychological thrillers, these reads are bound to make your mouth water with saucy plots and and tempting titles. Go on…indulge your appetite for something great to read! Pok…

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Just the Right Book Podcast: 42 Books That Will Make Your Holiday Wish List!

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Whether you’re looking to get a jump on crafting your holiday wish list or just looking for a fantastic read, our literary experts have you covered! Our very own Roxanne Coady recently had the pleasure of hosting a live event with Penguin Random House publishing powerhouses Michael Kindness, Jennifer Black and author, Matthew Dicks. The event, which took place at the JCC in West Hartford, Connecticut, was titled “Buzz About Books” and Just the Right Book Podcast was there every step of the way! If you’re trying to fill your holiday wish list with amazing titles, look no further! Stay tuned after the events to hear what folks are reading, straight from the New York Public Library in New York…

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‘A Nation of Immigrants’: The International Emmys Shines a Spotlight on Immigration in America

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“No human being is illegal. That is a contradiction in terms. Human beings can be beautiful, they can be right or wrong, but illegal? How can a human being be illegal?” ~Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize winner, Holocaust survivor, Author of Night  and Presenter at the 28th Emmy Awards The International Emmys will take place this year in November with Maz Jobrani hosting. Jobrani is a comedian whose new special Immigration premiered on Netflix in August. He is one of many in entertainment to draw attention to the plight of immigrants in our country. Entertainers such as Daddy Yankee, Demi Lovato, and Khalid have lent their voices in support of immigrants, as have a number of writers. With DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)…

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Oprah Book Club Pick: Reviewing Imbolo Mbue’s ‘Behold the Dreamers’

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Behold the Dreamers, this debut novel by Imbolo Mbue, is a must-read for all! Jende and Neni, from Cameroon, are striving to achieve the American Dream. They have an apartment in Harlem, Jende is working hard as a cab driver, Neni is studying long hours, and they struggle to prosper while raising their 6 year old son.  They have high hopes and aspirations, and with good energy and a positive outlook, they work together toward their goals. Clark and Cindy Edwards are American, rich and live a lavish lifestyle. Clark, a Lehman Brother’s executive, hires Jende to be his personal chauffeur. The men become close and Clark expects Jende’s loyalty. Cindy hires Neni to help around the house and she confides in her…

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