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Smart Reads: 6 Memoirs That Examine the Author’s Own History

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We love history here at BookTrib, which is why we featured 5 Fascinating Books that Shed a Fresh Light on History in February. But when we sat down to plan our Women’s History Month Smart Reads, we decided to take a slightly different angle. We wanted to feature women who are telling contemporary stories about their own lives. So here are six memoirs that explore family dynamics, grief and loss, redemption, reinvention, violence and peace, and that enduring thing called love. Red Eggs and Good Luck: A Memoir by Angela Lam (She Writes Press; October 6, 2015) “Red Eggs and Good Luck is the kind of honest, beautifully written memoir that will have you staying up way too late turning…

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Smart Reads: 4 Cookbooks Dedicated to Sustainable Eating

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Farewell, chunky soups. Adios, crockpot chili. Arrivederci, baked pasta. It’s 70 degrees in New England and I’ve got a hankering for something spring-y. As much as I love those hearty, cozy and  comforting, cold-weather meals and the way they make the house smell like every happy memory from childhood, it’s time for something light, bright, clean and green. Warmer temperatures make me want to indulge in those shimmering jewels newly emerging from the farm. Fortunately, we have the scoop on the newest books of the season—including a sneak preview of a couple of gems out in May. So get ready to savor these delectable cookbooks that will snap you out of the winter doldrums. The Plantiful Table: Easy, From-the-Farm Recipes…

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The New Cleanse: Eat Tacos and Get In Shape!

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The holidays are way over, and at this point if you’re one of those January-resolution makers, you’ve probably abandoned that. Let’s be honest, we all have really great intentions! Now that the New Year is in full swing, and we’re in the 2016 routine, it’s important to know that giving something up just to get in shape isn’t always the answer. We may wan to cleanse our bodies of all the wickedly delicious things we gorged ourselves on over the past couple of months, but fortunately, this doesn’t mean that we’re sentenced to rice cakes and celery stalks. We’ve found a couple of books that will help get back in shape without sacrificing the flavors we love. Our first “cleanse” is…

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