Staff Picks for March 2015

This month we have a wonderful array of books for all ages, fiction and non-fiction, from picture books to recipe books (which are akin to adult picture books)

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Book review: The joy of cooking vegetables

The following are two of Emily Katzman's favorite cookbooks, both of which feature delicious and simple recipes in which vegetables are the stars of the plate. The authors of "Thug Kitchen" boldly claim the motto, “eat like you give a f*.” Uncouth? Yes.

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Book review: Reporter reveals secret lives of Afghan women

Shannon Ross ross reviews "The Underground Girls of Kabul" by Jenny Nordberg: "Investigative reporter Jenny Nordberg uncovers what it means to be female and free amidst the violence of America’s longest war in Afghanistan..." (This article, by Shannon Ross, originally appeared in the Steamboat Pilot)

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Book review: Suspense novels promise to thrill

Chris Painter reviews two suspense novels: "The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters, and "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins. "The Paying Guests" is a brilliant and compelling blend of Downton Abbey, passionate love story and bone chilling suspense.

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Book review: Wonderful teen novel debut

In a world where the color of your blood means everything, Mare has known only hard work and hardship... "The Red Queen" is a wonderful teen debut with an addictive story line. (This review originally appeared in the Steamboat Pilot)

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