- A Kabbalah of Food: Stories, Teachings, Recipes
For example, Hecht repeats the story of a husband chastised at a Shabbat dinner for not covering the challah before the wine blessing and argues the reprimand was counter to the spirit of the tradition.
- Canada Shines at Frankfurt 2020
Picture Perfect, with David Alexander Robertson, Sydney Smith, and Guillaume Perrault As far back as cave paintings, perhaps even earlier, humans have used pictures to tell stories.
- Hotel Chelsea
Journalist Malcolm Clock is assigned to cover the story of how Hotel Chelsea—the once-great playground of artists and outsiders—has fallen into disrepair.
- PW Star Watch 2020: Honorees
But, as a member of a self-described “artistic family that loves to read,” an internship in Penguin’s cover art department seemed ideal.
- Courting Misfortune
Full of colorful characters and unexpected twists, Jennings’s entertaining story is her best yet.
- Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns: A Mesoamerican Creation Myth
Through four tonatiuhs (suns, or epochs), the Mesoamerican gods try to create humans, covering sacred bones with mud and corn paste.
- Rights Report: Week of October 5, 2020
Joanna Cárdenas at Kokila has acquired world rights to Zora, the Story Keeper, written by Ebony Joy Wilkins (l.), illustrated by Dare Coulter.
- Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Illustrated Books
Koch Theater), Pittsburgh’s PPG Place, the storied Four Seasons restaurant (now closed), and his own former home, the Glass House in New Caanan, Conn.
- Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Fiction
Literary Fiction These novels, from screwball comedies to apocalyptic visions and political fantasies, will make bibliophiles winter-ready.Adrianne GeffelDavid Hajdu (Norton)ISBN 978-0-393-63422-8, $25.95Music critic Hajdu’s inventive debut novel takes as its subject the “Queen of Bleak Chic,” a piano p
- Craft: An American History
Curator Adamson (Fewer, Better Things) puts artisans and their craftworks at the center of the American story in this erudite and immersive account.
- Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Nonfiction
Art critic and New York Times contributor Gopnik dives deep into Warhol’s oeuvre, covering the famous pieces that mirrored mass-produced imagery; his semiprurient, militantly unwatchable avant-garde films; and his late urine-on-canvas phase.
- Bringing Michelangelo to the Page
The oversize 24"× 17" volumes’ 822 pages are encased in silk covers in silver, gold, and platinum, and each weighs a healthy 20 lbs.
After a stranger appears in town claiming to be Paulie Aandeg, who as a boy 24 years earlier never returned home after his first day in kindergarten, Joan covers the story.
- Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Children's/YA
Ages 3–7.Ten Ways to Hear SnowCathy Camper, illus. by Kenard Pak (Kokila)ISBN 978-0-399-18633-2, $17.99Luminous aquatintlike views of snow-covered neighborhood streets by Pak contribute serenity to this story about senses and perception.
- Open House
Sise (We Were Mothers) weaves together the stories of two crimes in Waverly, N.Y., in this crafty novel.