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Pok Pok

Celebrity restaurateur Andy Ricker shares his love of Thailand's culture and food, in this sumptuous banquet of recipes and travelogues from his voyages to that bright "Land of Smiles".

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Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell

Hawaii sometimes seems a tropical maiden affianced to the staid and temperate continental United States.  But as surfing journalist Chas Smith makes clear, the beautiful maiden's moods and whims can also be poisonous and operatic. 

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The New York Nobody Knows

In the genre of "books tallying mammoth heroic self-imposed feats" comes William B. Helmreich's engaging account of how he logged 6,000 miles on foot through all the boroughs of NYC, accumulating many insights into the eternal, multi-ethnic metropolis.

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Galateo: Or, The Rules of Polite Behavior

This new English translation of Della Casa’s 1558 treatise on Renaissance politesse delights and informs with its enduring relevance – i.e., not clipping one’s nails at dinner - and its sharp commentary on conformity and societal laws.

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April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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