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Enter for Your Chance to Win 15 Favorite Books from Off the Shelf & Delicious Zabar’s Treats

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From beautiful foliage in Central Park to crisp, refreshing days spent visiting our favorite bookstores, we can’t think of anything better than autumn in New York! So, we’ve teamed up with Zabar’s, New York’s iconic gourmet shop on the Upper West Side, to share a collection of the best that New York has to offer—a delicious box of delicacies and an abundance of fantastic books to enjoy together. Enter here for your chance to win a taste of New York from Zabar’s and 15 of the best books we’re reading this fall!

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The Japanese Lover
by Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende’s latest novel spans from Poland in the 1930s to present-day San Francisco. This sweeping love story explores questions of identity, abandonment, redemption, and the unknowable impact of fate on our lives.

The Japanese Lover
Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende’s latest novel spans from Poland in the 1930s to present-day San Francisco. This sweeping love story explores questions of identity, abandonment, redemption, and the unknowable impact of fate on our lives.

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Seinfeldia
by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

The hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up a TV show about nothing. SEINFELDIA captures the magic and hard work that went into "Seinfeld," which became a cultural sensation, changed television, and altered the lives of everyone it touched.

Seinfeldia
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

The hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up a TV show about nothing. SEINFELDIA captures the magic and hard work that went into "Seinfeld," which became a cultural sensation, changed television, and altered the lives of everyone it touched.

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The Woman in Cabin 10
by Ruth Ware

A travel writer assigned to review a luxury cruise vacation witnesses a terrifying murder. But all the passengers remain accounted for—and as the ship sails on, she must attempt to convince the other passengers that something has gone terribly, terribly wrong.

The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware

A travel writer assigned to review a luxury cruise vacation witnesses a terrifying murder. But all the passengers remain accounted for—and as the ship sails on, she must attempt to convince the other passengers that something has gone terribly, terribly wrong.

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Year of Yes
by Shonda Rhimes
Shonda Rhimes is the queen of primetime television, and YEAR OF YES is her poignant, intimate, and inspiring memoir exploring how she went out of her comfort zone and said “yes” to every opportunity for a year.
Year of Yes
Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes delivered some tough love in her Dartmouth commencement address saying, “dreamers often end up living in the basements of relatives.” Rhimes’s book YEAR OF YES offers inspiration for the dreamers who need to take action. Her straight-forward advice for living out your dreams boldly? Say “yes.”

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Milk and Honey
by Rupi Kaur

We can’t recall the last time a book of poetry has gotten as much attention as Rupi Kaur’s MILK AND HONEY—but this one deserves all the discussion it’s receiving and more. In a collection of poetry and prose, Kaur beautifully and painfully depicts experiences of violence, abuse, love, loss, heartache, and femininity. This one should be on everyone’s shelves.

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Milk and Honey
Rupi Kaur

We can’t recall the last time a book of poetry has gotten as much attention as Rupi Kaur’s MILK AND HONEY—but this one deserves all the discussion it’s receiving and more. In a collection of poetry and prose, Kaur beautifully and painfully depicts experiences of violence, abuse, love, loss, heartache, and femininity. This one should be on everyone’s shelves.

Read by Rupi Kaur

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Avenue of Mysteries
by John Irving

A richly detailed novel from the author of THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP, AVENUE OF MYSTERIES leaps across the globe to tell the story of one man who rose from humble beginnings being raised in a garbage dump in Mexico to become an international literary star.

Avenue of Mysteries
John Irving

A richly detailed novel from the author of THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP, AVENUE OF MYSTERIES leaps across the globe to tell the story of one man who rose from humble beginnings being raised in a garbage dump in Mexico to become an international literary star.

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The Wright Brothers
by David McCullough

Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic behind-the-scenes-story of Wilbur and Orville Wright, the daring brothers who taught the world how to fly.

Read by David McCullough

The Wright Brothers
David McCullough

Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic behind-the-scenes-story of Wilbur and Orville Wright, the daring brothers who taught the world how to fly.

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Who Do You Love
by Jennifer Weiner

WHO DO YOU LOVE is a warmhearted, intimate modern-day fairy tale about the passage of time, the way people change and change each other, and how the measure of a life is in the people you love.

Who Do You Love
Jennifer Weiner

WHO DO YOU LOVE is a warmhearted, intimate modern-day fairy tale about the passage of time, the way people change and change each other, and how the measure of a life is in the people you love.

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Hyperbole and a Half
by Allie Brosh
Allie Brosh has a unique voice, a leaping wit, and an ability to capture complex emotions such as anxiety and depression with deceptively simple illustrations. All of this is brilliantly displayed in her sensational graphic memoir, HYPERBOLE AND A HALF.
Hyperbole and a Half
Allie Brosh

“I have read very few books in my life that compelled me to laugh so loudly in public that it made the people around me visibly uncomfortable. Allie Brosh’s HYPERBOLE AND A HALF is one of them.”

Read Sarah Jane Abbott’s review here.

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Dear Mr. You
by Mary -Louise Parker

You’ve seen Mary-Louise Parker in “Weeds,” “The West Wing,” and countless other films and TV shows. In her memoir, DEAR MR. YOU, she gives readers a closer look at her life through a series of letters written to the men—real and hypothetical—who have informed the person she is today.

Dear Mr. You
Mary -Louise Parker

You’ve seen Mary-Louise Parker in “Weeds,” “The West Wing,” and countless other films and TV shows. In her memoir, DEAR MR. YOU, she gives readers a closer look at her life through a series of letters written to the men—real and hypothetical—who have informed the person she is today.

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Hidden Bodies
by Caroline Kepnes

Joe is a charming, dangerous antihero whose obsessive quest for the perfect girl takes him to extreme lengths. HIDDEN BODIES is not for the faint of heart—Joe is American Psycho level crazy and self-obsessed—but you’ll be turning pages late into the night.

Hidden Bodies
Caroline Kepnes

Joe is a charming, dangerous antihero whose obsessive quest for the perfect girl takes him to extreme lengths. HIDDEN BODIES is not for the faint of heart—Joe is American Psycho level crazy and self-obsessed—but you’ll be turning pages late into the night.

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The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
by Issa Rae
With her new TV show, “Insecure,” premiering on HBO earlier this month, we’re even more taken by Issa Rae’s charm and humor. In her memoir, Rae waxes humorously on what it’s like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits and black as cool.
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
Issa Rae

For fans of “Insecure”

Issa Rae is awkward . . . and black, which is, in the opinion of her peers, a very unfortunate combination. This is made plain in her new TV show “Insecure ” and her New York Times bestseller THE MISADVENTURES OF AWKWARD BLACK GIRL. In this memoir-guide hybrid, Issa humorously illuminates what it’s like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits and black as cool.

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The New Yorker Stories
by Ann Beattie

When Ann Beattie began publishing short stories in the New Yorker in the mid-seventies, she was instantly celebrated for her original, precise, and prescient voice. In this collection of her stories, Beattie’s writing portrays subtle, wry, and unnerving observations about American families.

The New Yorker Stories
Ann Beattie

When Ann Beattie began publishing short stories in the New Yorker in the mid-seventies, she was instantly celebrated for her original, precise, and prescient voice. In this collection of her stories, Beattie’s writing portrays subtle, wry, and unnerving observations about American families.

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Empire of the Summer Moon
by S. C. Gwynne

EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON is a stunning historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West. Meticulously researched and thrillingly told, this sweeping narrative is a must-read for anyone interested in how the United States came into being.

Empire of the Summer Moon
S. C. Gwynne

EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON is a stunning historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West. Meticulously researched and thrillingly told, this sweeping narrative is a must-read for anyone interested in how the United States came into being.

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The Shell Collector
by Anthony Doerr
If you’ve already read and loved ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE and are hungry for more of Anthony Doerr, his debut story collection does not disappoint. These exquisite stories take readers from the African coast to the pine forests of Montana to the moors of Finland and explore the vast emotional landscape of the human condition.
The Shell Collector
Anthony Doerr

If you’ve already read and loved All the Light We Cannot See and are hungry for more of Anthony Doerr, his debut story collection does not disappoint. These exquisite stories take readers from the African coast to the pine forests of Montana to the moors of Finland, and explore the vast emotional landscape of the human condition.

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