Read This Now: The Index
What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!
I can't wait to handsell this book. Like many aspiring vegans, I know there are hundreds of reasons (including and addition to the health-related ones) to adopt a vegan diet. In Protest Kitchen, readers learn how their food choices relate to politics, health, economics, pollution, the environment, misogyny, and so much more--this is fascinating stuff. I love the way the book combines recipes with recommended actions for people who want to make a change (even if they're not quite ready to adopt all the suggestions quite yet!).
Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save the Planet, and Fuel Your Resistance One Meal at a Time by Carol J. Adams, Virginia Messina ($16.95*, Conari Press), recommended by Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA.