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'Bangkok' cookbook avoids cliches, digs deep into city's food

"Bangkok" is Leela Punyaratabandhu's detailed portrait of the bustling metropolis she grew up in. Though she eventually moved to Chicago for college, the food of her youth always remained important. She started writing the wildly popular blog She Simmers (www.shesimmers.com) about cooking Thai food and now splits her time between Chicago and Bangkok.

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Catch a new way to do fish

The annual Svitak fish fry was the highlight of my summer as a child. After my father brought home the fish, the work fell to my mother, who dipped walleye and northern pike into eggwash and crushed cornflakes. The oil in the deep fryer crackled as she dropped in the fillets, her face flushed from the heat. Once cooked, the fillets were sprinkled with enough salt to give a doctor a heart attack, before my mother served them with lemon wedges and a big smile.

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, June 18, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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Book club members have a novel approach

On a blustery Friday afternoon in late April, a fire warms the spacious Queen Mary Room of the Atria on Roslyn Harbor, N.Y., a senior retirement community. A circle of easy chairs is drawn around a table laden with fruit and cookies.

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Fans got meet George R.R. Martin, sit on the iron throne

MidAmeriCon II, a world science fiction and fantasy convention, brought authors, astronauts, costume creators, artists, role-playing gamers and more to the Kansas City Convention Center for five days. Fans got to meet George R.R. Martin, Hugo Award-winning author and creator of "Game of Thrones" Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.
Jill Toyoshiba The Kansas City Star
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Fans got meet George R.R. Martin, sit on the iron throne

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Unique wins Ulit poetry slam-off

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KC author Whitney Terrell on his new novel, 'The Good Lieutenant'

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