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BrooklynFans Of Books: Avocaderia’s Must-Have Recipes

Avocaderia: Avocado Recipes for a Healthier, Happier Life

By Alessandro Biggi, Francesco Brachetti, and Alberto Gramigni

Houghon Mifflin Harcourt; hardcover, 224 pages; $19.99; available Tuesday, December 4

The popular Brooklyn cafe Avocaderia became an overnight sensation when its doors opened in 2017, and they recently wowed the team of investors on ABC’s Shark Tank.

Alessandro Biggi, Francesco Brachetti, and Alberto Gramigni created the world’s first avocado bar, and it delivered just what people wanted, simple, nutrient-rich dishes full of flavor that also are Instagrammable.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Sherlock Holmes Canon-Inspired Stories

For The Sake Of The Game: Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon

Edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger

Pegasus Crime; hardcover, 272 pages; $25.95; available Tuesday, December 4

This is the latest volume in the award-winning series from New York Times bestselling editors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger, which offers tales of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and friends in a variety of eras and forms.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Bill Nye’s “Everything All At Once”

Everything All At Once: How to Think Like a Science Guy, Solve any Problem, and Make a Better World

By Bill Nye and Corey S. Powell

Rodale Books; paperback, $17.99; available Tuesday, November 20

Bill Nye has been the face of science and discovery for over 20 years. The educator, author, and television host has taught us to be more observant and think more critically using humor, music, and scientific visuals in his award-winning educational programs.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Matt Gutman On “The Boys In The Cave” In Thailand

The Boys In The Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand

By Matt Gutman

William Morrow, in imprint of HarperCollins; hardcover; $26.99

The world was captivated this past June when 12 boys on a soccer team, along with their coach, were miraculously rescued from an underground cave in Thailand after being trapped for three weeks.

Matt Gutman, ABC News’ Chief National Correspondent, covered the rescue on the ground in Thailand, and has written the new book, The Boys In The Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand to show the real story of what was taking place inside the cave, which was far different than the information being given to reporters on the scene.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Monster City” On The Dark Side Of Nashville

Monster City: Murder, Music, and Mayhem In Nashville’s Dark Age

By Michael Arntfield

Little A; hardcover, $24.95; paperback, $14.95; eBook $5.99

Nashville’s music scene was terrorized by serial killers for decades, and Monster City is the never-before-told true account of the cold-case Murder Squad that was determined to bring an end to their sadistic sprees.

Bestselling true-crime author Michael Arntfield spent more than 15 years as a police officer and detective in Canada before going on to become a globally noted homicide scholar and criminologist, including a year spent as a visiting professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: John Lehman On How Reagan Won The Cold War At Sea

Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea

By John Lehman

W.W. Norton and Company; hardcover, 368 pages; $27.95

Former United States Secretary of the Navy John Lehman examines how President Ronald Reagan changed America’s defense strategy on the seas in the new book Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea.

Lehman’s position as one of the chief architects and leaders of the navy’s Cold War resurgence have him unprecedented access and unparalleled insight into the personalities, theories, and command decisions that helped America win the Cold War.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Handcrafted” By Clint Harp, resident carpenter on “Fixer Upper”

Handcrafted: A Woodworker’s Story

By Clint Harp

Touchstone; hardcover; $26.99

Clint Harp is the star of Wood Work on the DIY Network and he is the resident carpenter on Chip and Joanna Gaines’ smash hit Fixer Upper.

In the new book Handcrafted: A Woodworker’s Story, Harp writes an inspirational memoir for anyone who ever considered turning their craft into a career.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Arne Duncan On “How Schools Work”

How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation’s Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education

By Arne Duncan

Simon & Schuster; hardcover, 256 pages; $26.99

Arne Duncan was Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama, and was one of the longest-serving members of the cabinet.

Duncan was one of the most influential secretaries of education in history, and he has spent nearly three decades working across all levels of education, from his mother’s after-school program on Chicago’s South Side to CEO of the Chicago Public Schools.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Seduction” On Howard Hughes’s Hollywood

Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood

By Karina Longworth

Custom House/Harper Collins Publishers; Hardcover; $29.99; available today, Tuesday, November 13

Howard Hughes is one of the most legendary directors and producers who quickly established a reputation for discovering female talent in Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Hughes defied his family by investing his inherited riches in Hollywood beginning in 1925. As the owner and manager of RKO Pictures, Hughes consistently challenged the Hollywood status quo, especially the industry’s censors. His reputation as an iconoclast was challenged only by his reputation as a playboy who romanced dozens of actresses, from the town’s biggest stars to countless nameless aspirants.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Nashville, Scenes from the New American South

Nashville: Scenes from the New American South

By Ann Patchett and Heidi Ross; introduction by Jon Meacham

Harper Design; 208 pages; $35.00, available Tuesday, November 13

Nashville is a city on the move and their moment is now. That energy and excitement can be found in the new book Nashville: Scenes from the New American South, which is complete with 175 full-color and black and white photographs.

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