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The 10 Best Cookbooks Of 2008()  

Crispy Parcels from 'The Red Lantern'

November 23, 2008 If there's any unforeseen upside of the economic crisis, it's this: People are cooking again. This year's collection of cookbooks promises surprisingly delicious weeknight dinners that don't dirty every pot you own, made from ordinary ingredients.


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Alan Cheuse's Top Fiction Picks For 2008()  

Alan Cheuse's Top 5 Fiction Picks

November 20, 2008 Reading shouldn't be work; it should be pleasure, even as it teaches us something about ourselves, or about the world of history and time.


Complete Holiday Book Recommendations 2008()  

November 19, 2008 Get all of NPR's 2008 best book recommendations in one place! Presenting: the complete list of recommended reading and holiday books.


Top Five Crime And Mystery Novels Of 2008()  

Best crime novels of 2008

November 18, 2008 To swipe the immortal lines uttered by Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon, a great mystery should take "the lid off life and let [you] look at the works." Maureen Corrigan's picks for the top five crime novels of the year do just that.


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