Book Buzz: 20th Century Family Sagas, Mysterious Thrillers, Short Story Collections, Native American Nonfiction, and Westerns Galore

Every month, we’re profiling new-ish releases that are getting critical and commercial buzz. For December, we’re looking at a family saga set on the cusp of WWII, a thriller about mysterious disappearances in an Appalachian resort town, a short story collection about veterans, a Western from Geronimo’s perspective, a history centered on Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, and an audiobook about a Chinese woman’s saga in the 19th century American West.

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Bill Briwa’s The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking

This is the last month of our spice club, but we’ve had quite a few patrons ask us about continuing the series. That’s not happening next year as we shift focus to a new theme, but that’s not to say we won’t potentially revisit it down the road. For those of you going through spice club withdrawals, maybe this DVD + book combination from Great Courses will do the trick.

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Cookbook Corner: Baking

In honor of our Books, Spice, and Everything Nice theme (and spice club!), we’ll be doing a monthly round-up of our cookbooks. We have a really nice and extensive collection, but it’s easy to get lost in the sheer number of them. Hopefully these posts help! In honor of December’s spice cinnamon, we’ll be focusing on cookbooks that cover everything you want to know about baking, including baking for the holidays.

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Books, Spice, and Everything Nice: Cinnamon

For 2022, the Berryville Library is hosting its own Books, Spice, and Everything Nice spice club. Stop by the library to get the spice of the month and then stop by the blog on the first Tuesday of the month for recipes and more information on the featured spice. We’ll also be adding monthly posts about cookbooks in our collection. For December, our spice is cinnamon!

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