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The Library Book and What to Read Next


Books & Bites Podcast, Episode 26

Each month, JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them. On this episode, we discuss the JCPL book club’s April read, The Library Book by Susan Orlean. We also share what to read next.

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Book Notes

Carrie recommends:

Melissa recommends:

Bite Notes

Pair The Library Book with one of these flaming citrus recipes that will allow you to satisfy your inner arsonist:

  • Put a torch to your morning grapefruit with the 1980s Grapefruit Brûlée.
  • A Beverly Hills bartender created the drink the Flame of Love for Dean Martin in 1970. Frank Sinatra apparently loved it so much, he ordered one for the entire bar.

Get ready for summer and pair Killers of the Flower Moon with this recipe for a Fresh Summer Salad with an Indigenous Twist from Tocabe, a restaurant in Denver owned by two members of the Osage Tribe.

Check out The River Cottage Fish Book: The Definitive Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Fish and Shellfish by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Nick Fisher for all you need to know to buy and cook fish and shellfish like the ones swimming around Rose George’s ship on her way from Rotterdam to Singapore.