My favorite romance of the past year. A war hero with a dark reputation, a heroine with a lifetime of family abuse, and their tender relationship. Swoon-worthy.
A wonderful look at the power of baking, family, and community. I was inspired to expand my bread-baking horizon beyond challah.
Isabella Tree details the efforts of her husband to transform the 3500 acres of Knepp Castle Estate into sustainable terrain that supports wildlife and humanity.
A rare YA novel with a sympathetic and accurate representation of the Orthodox community. Hooray, it has a more nuanced ending than that of Romeo and Juliet.
A clear-eyed portrayal of colonialism, friendship, and loyalty. This should be on school curricula, as well as required reading for diplomats.
Two sixth-graders, June and Tyrell, meet in a homeless shelter in Harlem and they bond over their love of classical music and their decision to fight City Hall over the changing protocols on resettling families.