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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

God Help the Child: A novel

By Toni Morrison

Read the NY TIMES review of this novel…

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

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Here: A Graphic Novel

By Richard McGuire

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If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien
*** Today is Hobbit Day.

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Poem of the Day:
I Know What Beauty Is

George MacDonald

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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
Organic: A Journalist’s Quest to Discover the Truth behind Food Labeling
by Peter Laufer

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The Wake Up Call – September 21, 2014

 

10 Recommended Bargain Kindle ebooks for $3.99 or Less!

 

 

Prices on these ebooks should not change before September 30, 2014.
But to be on the safe side, please refresh the Amazon page before ordering…

(NOTE: Prices listed may or may be not be valid outside the United States… Sorry!)

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1) Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown – $2.99

 

2) Ellen Foster: A Novel by Kaye Gibbons – $1.99

 
3) John Lennon: The Life by Philip Norman– $1.99

 

4) The Best American Short Stories 2013 – $2.99

 

5) Mark Twain: A Life by Ron Powers – $1.99
 

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

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The Culinary Imagination: From Myth to Modernity

by Sandra Gilbert

Read a review from the Toronto Star


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Here are 5 Free Ebooks for Kindle that are worth checking out:

These were taken from Amazon’s Kindle Bestsellers List.

For most of these, I have no idea when (or if) the book will cease to be free…

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The Twenty-Piece Shuffle: Why the Poor and Rich Need Each Other

By Greg Paul

Greg Paul believes that the rich, the impoverished, and everyone in between can learn much from each other if they’re willing to walk together. Join Greg as he takes a look at a remarkable paradox, where the poor can miss their blessedness while the wealthy overlook their own desperate needs, and reveals why God has always called the wealthy and powerful to care for people who are poor or excluded.

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

> > > >
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Generous Spaciousness: Responding to Gay Christians in the Church

by Wendy VanderWal-Gritter


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10 Recommended Bargain Kindle ebooks for $3.99 or Less!



Prices on these ebooks should not change before February 28, 2014.
But to be on the safe side, please refresh the Amazon page before ordering…

(NOTE: Prices listed may or may be not be valid outside the United States… Sorry!)

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1) The Bean Trees: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver– $1.99

 

2) 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker– $2.99

 

3) 1492: The Year the World Began by Felipe Fernando-Armesto – $3.99

 

4) Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order by Noam Chomsky – $3.71

 

5) Black Boy by Richard Wright – $2.99

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Making connections

A Feature Review of

Best Food Writing 2013
Holly Hughes, Editor.

Paperback: Da Capo Books, 2013
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Reviewed by Jenn Moland-Kovash

 

“Take a deep breath,” she instructed. “And another one.” Pause. “Ok, good… Oh, this looks like an interesting book.”

 

I heard my doctor pick up the book I had set on the exam table behind me turn it over. “What’s it like,” she asked before telling me to breathe deeply again.

 

Between breaths I briefly explained that it was a yearly collection of essays about food and eating and cooking – some of them by chefs, others by food writers, critics, foragers, eaters. She seemed intrigued, but we didn’t exactly have time for me to flip between essays and share some of my favorite passages. I wanted to urge her to read the paragraphs I’d marked, maybe read out loud from Kevin Pang’s “His Saving Grace.” Instead, we moved on to the next part of my exam – readying my arm for a food allergy test.

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Leaving the Table Hungry?

A Review of

Good Food: Grounded Practical Theology
Jennifer Ayres

Hardback: Baylor UP, 2013
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Reviewed by Rachel Marie Stone

 

 

What makes food good?

 

Is it ‘good’ because it tastes good – or because its constituent parts are ‘good’ for us? Is it ‘good’ because it has been carefully, perhaps artfully, prepared and served? Is it ‘good’ when it is eaten in good company, or shared generously with those who don’t have enough?

 

Anyone who follows journalistic writing on topics like the Farm Bill, agribusiness, livestock production, pesticide usage, price supports, and labor abuses in agriculture and food processing – particularly in the meatpacking industry, which has in important ways reverted to conditions highly reminiscent of those described by Upton Sinclair in The Jungle more than 100 years ago – knows that what constitutes ‘good’ food is highly contested even before one gets to questions of optimal diet and healthfulness. Complexities in international trade in food commodities mean that our food choices often affect others in ways we can hardly imagine, much less trace out.

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