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Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era

Saul Austerlitz

Timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the premiere of the sitcom Friends, Austerlitz's history goes behind the scenes to give fans a look at the making of the hit show (which was known as Insomnia Café when co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane brought the idea to NBC). The show underwent a difficult casting process to find the six actors who would bring the coffee-loving Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey to life. Austerlitz also offers glimpses into the writers' room as they worked into the night to mine their own lives for story ideas. Today, with the show’s second life on Netflix and its appeal to a new generation, this fond account is a must-read for all Friends fans. (Booklist)

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The Last Train to London

Meg Waite Clayton

In 1936, 15-year-old Stephan Neuman, the son of a wealthy Jewish Viennese family, is best friends with Zofie-Helene, a Christian girl whose mother edits an anti-Nazi newspaper. Then the Nazis take power. There is hope in the darkness, though. Truus Wijsmuller, a member of the Dutch resistance, risks her life smuggling Jewish children out of Nazi territories to the nations that will take them. Can Tante Truus, as she is known, save the two best friends? Centering on the Kindertransports that carried thousands of children out of Nazi-occupied Europe, this is a beautifully poignant novel from the author of Beautiful Exiles (2018).

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The Nanny

Gilly MacMillan

When her beloved nanny, Hannah, left without a trace in the summer of 1988, seven-year-old Jocelyn Holt was devastated. Haunted by the loss, Jo eventually left her parents and Lake Hall, their faded English estate, behind. Thirty years later, Jo returns to the house with her daughter and is forced to confront her troubled relationship with her mother. But when human remains are uncovered in a lake on the estate, Jo begins to question everything she thought she knew. Then an unexpected visitor knocks on the door and Jo must piece together the mystery of who her nanny really was, why she left, and if she can trust her own mother...A dark tale of family secrets from the author of I Know You Know (2018).

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The Perfect Pie: Your Ultimate Guide to Classic and Modern Pies, Tarts, Gallettes, and More

American's Test Kitchen

Get the dough rolling and perfect your pie-making skills with this definitive guide to gorgeous pies and tarts. Maybe you want to master pies that celebrate seasonal produce, or learn to design intricate pie tops with braided edges, lattice patterns, or cut-outs. You can become an expert at making classics like cherry pie, or get creative with pies that show off interesting flavors (blueberry with Earl Grey tea or butternut squash with browned butter). You’ll also learn to make pies of different sizes, like big slab pies for a crowd or small muffin tin pies. No matter your pie preference, this collection will inspire you to get baking this fall!

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Red at the Bone

Jacqueline Woodson

Two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces in Woodson's (Another Brooklyn, 2016) extraordinary new novel. As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of 16-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' Brooklyn brownstone. The event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, Melody's dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own ceremony--a celebration that ultimately never took place. A beautifully imagined and compassionate novel.

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