book club

  Here are the books you heard about on the August 20 edition of Off The Shelf:

  Great food and art belong together and Cincinnati certainly enjoys both in abundance. That is why Maria Kalomenidou and Cincinnati's Contemporary Art Center has enlisted the talents of the city's finest chefs and mixologists to create Cuisine Art Cocktails, a coffee-table cookbook unlike any other.

Set amid the nonstop and purely adrenalized world of the New York City restaurant, Stephanie Danler's novel Sweetbitter is ultimately about the power of what remains after disillusionment, and the wisdom that comes from experience.

  Here are the books you heard about on the August 13 edition of Off The Shelf:

  1. Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why, by Paul Tough
  2. 100 Days of Cake, by Shari Goldhagen
  3. Fly Me to Fairbanks: Love in the Last Frontier, by Michela Miller Ferree

  Rich Cohen’s chronicle, The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones, is informed by the rigorous views of a kid who grew up on the music and for whom the Stones will always be the greatest rock ’n’ roll band of all time.

  Though directly inspiring the likes of Malcolm McLaren, the Sex Pistols, and the Clash - the Hollywood Brats imploded too soon to share in the glory of the 1970s London punk scene.

Sick On You by Andrew Matheson is a startling, funny, and incredibly entertaining period memoir about never quite achieving success despite flying so close to greatness.

  The skills of butchery meet the world of fresh produce in Cara Mangini's The Vegetable Butcher, an essential, inspiring guide that demystifies the world of vegetables.

  What if Romeo never met Juliet?
What if they teamed up to take over Verona with robot suits?

In Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure by Ryan North, you choose where the story goes every time you read!

  Mark Beauregard's The Whale: A Love Story is a rich and captivating novel set amid the witty, high-spirited literary society of 1850s New England, offering a new window on Herman Melville’s emotionally charged relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne and how it transformed his masterpiece, Moby-Dick.

  In Brand Seduction, Daryl Weber reveals the latest psychological and neuroscientific discoveries about how our minds process brand information and make decisions, and the important roles our emotions and unconscious play in our selections.

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