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*New This Week*: Celebrate Diversity with New Books For Everyone in Every Genre

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This week’s theme is diversity! We are celebrating writers of different backgrounds and the books they’ve written that are to be released this week. Included on our list are novels by Tayari Jones and Lisa Gardner; cookbooks from Jenné Claiborne and Jerrelle Guy; and memoirs from Rachel Hollis and Sadie Robertson. We’ve also added a few surprises— perfect reads for cold winter nights. Novels An American Marriage, Tayari Jones No One is Coming to Save Us, Stephanie Powell Watts Look For Me, Lisa Gardner The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah The Masterpiece, Francine Rivers By The Book, Julia Sonneborn The House of Impossible Beauties, Joseph Cassara She Regrets Nothing, Andrea Dunlop Good Neighbors, Joanne Serling   Memoir Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose, Sadie Robertson Girl, Wash…

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Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson Shows You How to “Make it Messy”

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Marcus Samuelsson, whose heady stew of an Ethiopian-Swedish upbringing cooked up a world-famous career as a chef, actually wanted to be a professional soccer player. When it became clear he was too small to go pro, he traded in his cleats for the Rolls-Royce of kitchen knives, the Sabatier, and embraced the organized chaos also known as the restaurant kitchen. He reveals the outsized appetites that inspired his stunning career in Make it Messy: My Perfectly Imperfect Life (Delacorte Books, June 2015) written with Veronica Chambers. His upbringing was molded by the sights and smells created by many different cooks, starting with the essence of his biological mother’s cooking – the Ethiopian spice, berbere – but his real culinary journey…

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