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The long call book cover
The long call book cover

The long call

Ann Cleeves

MYSTERY Cleeves Ann
Mystery

From Ann Cleeves--bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV shows--comes the first in a gripping new series. "Ann Cleeves is one of my favorite mystery writers."--Louise Penny In North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father's funeral takes place. Once loved and cherished, the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too. Now, as he turns and walks away again, he receives a call from one of his team. A body has been found on the beach nearby: a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death. The case calls Matthew back into the community he thought he had left behind, as deadly secrets hidden at its heart are revealed, and his past and present collide. An astonishing new novel told with compassion and searing insight, The Long Call will captivate fans of Vera and Shetland, as well as new readers.

I took it hard when Ann Cleeves recently announced she would not be writing any more Shetland mysteries. But I am very happy to find that I like the main character in her new series "Two Rivers" just as much. Detective Matthew Venn is a sympathetic character--earnest, introverted, working outside of his comfort zone because he cares about making things right. This first novel is suspenseful and the setting on the Devon coast is interesting and inviting. I look forward to more in this new series. -Heidi L

The right swipe : a novel book cover
The right swipe : a novel book cover

The right swipe : a novel

Alisha Rai

FICTION Rai Alisha
Romance

"Two rival dating app creators find themselves at odds in the boardroom but in sync in the bedroom. Rhiannon Hunter may have revolutionized romance in the digital world, but in real life she only swipes right on her career-and the occasional hookup. The cynical dating app creator controls her love life with a few key rules: - Nude pics are by invitation only - If someone stands you up, block them with extreme prejudice - Protect your heart Only there aren't any rules to govern her attraction to her newest match, former pro-football player Samson Lima. The sexy and seemingly sweet hunk woos her one magical night... and disappears. Rhi thought she'd buried her hurt over Samson ghosting her, until he suddenly surfaces months later, still big, still beautiful-and in league with a business rival. He says he won't fumble their second chance, but she's wary. A temporary physical partnership is one thing, but a merger of hearts? Surely that's too high a risk..."--Publisher.

I so love the enemies-to-lovers trope, though Rhi and Samson had one night together before realizing they were enemies. -Meredith

Food52 vegan : 60 vegetable-driven recipes for any kitchen book cover
Food52 vegan : 60 vegetable-driven recipes for any kitchen book cover

Food52 vegan : 60 vegetable-driven recipes for any kitchen

Gena Hamshaw

641.56362 /Food
Cookbooks

Gena Hamshaw has a great blog and sends out recipes regularly that I am eager to test, and as an RD she knows her stuff and is reflected in this book. Except recipes that aren't difficult, are healthful, and keep you going to your next meal. -Frannie

But I could never go vegan! : 125 recipes that prove you can live without cheese, it's not all rabbit food, and your friends will still come over for dinner book cover
But I could never go vegan! : 125 recipes that prove you can live without cheese, it's not all rabbit food, and your friends will still come over for dinner book cover

But I could never go vegan! : 125 recipes that prove you can live without cheese, it's not all rabbit food, and your friends will still come over for dinner

Kristy Turner

641.56362 /Turner
Cookbooks

A common misconception of plant based eating is that you'll be hungry an hour later. This, and the other books on this list, de-bunk that. The recipe for savory oatmeal is a perfect fall breakfast and a great way to use end of season tomatoes and some kale. -Frannie

Oh she glows every day: quick and simply satisfying plant-based recipes book cover
Oh she glows every day: quick and simply satisfying plant-based recipes book cover

Oh she glows every day: quick and simply satisfying plant-based recipes

Angela Liddon

641.56362 /Liddon
Cookbooks

While this book does have some corny recipe names, the content is unmatched. Some of my best smoothies are based on one's in this book, and the lentil fusilli bolognese is a Sunday evening favorite. -Frannie

Thug Kitchen : eat like you give a f*ck : the official cookbook. book cover
Thug Kitchen : eat like you give a f*ck : the official cookbook. book cover

Thug Kitchen : eat like you give a f*ck : the official cookbook.

641.56362 /Thug Kitchen
Cookbooks

"Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular web site to inspire people to eat some Goddamn vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Beloved by Gwyneth Paltrow ("This might be my favorite thing ever") and named Saveur's Best New Food blog of 2013--with half a million Facebook fans and counting--Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook up some real f*cking food. Yeah, plenty of blogs and cookbooks preach about how to eat more kale, why ginger fights inflammation, and how to cook with microgreens and nettles. But they are dull or pretentious as hell--and most people can't afford the hype. Thug Kitchen lives in the real world. In their first cookbook, they're throwing down more than 100 recipes for their best-loved meals, snacks, and sides for beginning cooks to home chefs. (Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos? Pumpkin Chili? Grilled Peach Salsa? Believe that sh*t.) Plus they're going to arm you with all the info and techniques you need to shop on a budget and go and kick a bunch of ass on your own.This book is an invitation to everyone who wants to do better to elevate their kitchen game. No more ketchup and pizza counting as vegetables. No more drive-thru lines. No more avoiding the produce corner of the supermarket. Sh*t is about to get real. "--

A cookbook with a sense of humor and personality much like mine, Thug Kitchen is a perennial favorite. Nothing difficult, everything's delicious and Thug Kitchen always brings the goods to plant based eating. -Frannie

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