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What to Read Now: Barefoot Contessa’s Foolproof Recipes

Barefoot Contessa's Foolproof Recipes
The plot: The Food Network celeb's newest cookbook offers a dazzling collection of dishes, from Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise to Sticky Toffee Date Cake with Bourbon Glaze. Why we love it: These recipes are keepers, and you don't have to be a pro to pull them off. Genre: Cookbook/Nonfiction Buy it:... read more

What to Read Now: The Innocents by Francesca Segal

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The plot: This modern twist on Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence takes place in Temple Fortune, a small tight-knit Jewish community in North London. Adam Newman, 28, is engaged to marry conservative, dependable Rachel Gilbert, who he fell in love with at age 16. As the wedding draws closer, Adam is tempted by Rachel's... read more

What to Read Now: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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The plot: It's Amy and Nick's fifth wedding anniversary -- and Amy is missing. Nick's inappropriate behavior, including disturbing daydreams about the shape and slope of his wife's head, raise suspicions. But is Nick really a serial killer, or is there another explanation for Amy's disappearance? Excerpts from her diary show a perfectionist on the edge. Why we love it: There... read more