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SWEETBITTER by Stephanie Danler
Newly arrived in New York City, twenty-two-year-old Tess lands a job working front of house at a celebrated downtown restaurant. What follows is her education: in champagne and cocaine, love and lust, dive bars and fine dining rooms, as she learns to navigate the chaotic, enchanting, punishing life she has chosen. The story of a young woman’s coming-of-age, set against the glitzy, grimy backdrop of New York’s most elite restaurants, in Sweetbitter Stephanie Danler deftly conjures the nonstop and high-adrenaline world of the food industry and evokes the infinite possibilities, the unbearable beauty, and the fragility and brutality of being young and adrift.
Ascending Voice by Simi Fromen
Ascending Voice is a journey of love, loss, vulnerability and healing. The book speaks of self-love while finding the way through the lotus, a symbol of life. There are fifty journal pages at the end of the book to encourage any feelings that come up to be expressed. This journey of poetry and inspiring prose includes affirmations, mantras, and Dear Self letters. This book is for anyone who has ever been lost or through dark times and wishes to be inspired.