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Bantam is reissuing the iconic Ruby fruit Jungle(paperback, $16) to mark both Pride Month and the 42nd anniversary of the novel's publication. Rita Mae Brown writes about her landmark novel: Silence is as instructive as running the mouth. When Ruby fruit Jungle was first published by Daughters, Inc., in 1973, the print run was 1,000 copies. Silence. No advertising, no reviews, not a glimmer of interest from the literary establishments. And then orders hit like an avalanche.
In Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate and the Fight to Save a Public Library, Scott Sherman chronicles the twisted path of the New York Public Library's proposed Central Library Plan, a "wide-ranging reconfiguration of services" that "had been born in June 2007 and was announced to the public nine months later at a little noticed press conference." Some of the most critical decisions, which Sherman first exposed in a 2011 piece for the Nation magazine, were reached behind closed doors.
The South Florida celebrity chef will be onsite promoting her latest book:  #MaximumFlavorSocial. Award winning Chef Adrianne Calvo is scheduled to team up with Barnes & Noble this Friday June 26, 2015 for an interactive book signing event for her latest cook book, #MaximumFlavorSocial. Event will feature bite sized portions of her award winning dishes and a Q & A where foodies can get insight on how to add #Maximumflavor into their own kitchen.  Event will take place at Barnes & Noble West Kendall located at 12405 N Kendall Dr. Miami, Fl. 33186 at 7PM.
For many, a perfect place to escape to is a British village of a certain era. Look no farther than the Grantchester mystery series (Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death, ...the Perils of the Night, ...the Problem of Evil and 2015's Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins), published by Bloomsbury USA.
As Judy Blume's new novel, In the Unlikely Event, opens, Miri Ammerman is nervously boarding a flight to New Jersey. She is returning to her hometown of Elizabeth for a ceremony marking the 35th anniversary of three successive plane crashes that occurred there during the winter she was in the ninth grade.
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