book suggestions for happiness and comfort in the days to come.
HI EVERYONE! As we all start adjusting to these wild times, we at Bartleby's thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of books that have always brought happiness and comfort to our lives. You know the ones, those reads that are like reuniting with a dear friend , one who always has a way of lifting our spirits. As you scroll through, you'll be seeing some of our own tried and true favorites, as well as suggestions from our friends and family. Now more than ever, let's remember that we are stronger together.
What are some of your favorite comfort reads?
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An anthem for freedom, individuality and motherhood featuring a plucky, spirited heroine who rebels against the tradition-bound world of the barnyard.
Hailed by critics and loved by readers of literary and historical fiction, this is the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962...and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later. 
This remarkable collection of true stories draws on the concept of "kitchen table wisdom"-- the human tradition of shared experience.
Each chapter tells the story of a single dish and character, at once capturing the zeitgeist of the Midwest, the rise of foodie culture, and delving into the ways food creates community and a sense of identity. By turns quirky, hilarious, and sensory.
A richly detailed investigation of the lives and culinary habits of five families of various ethnicities living at the turn of the twentieth century in one New York tenement. With 40 recipes included .
A full-hearted novel about a big-city baker who discovers the true meaning of home—and that sometimes the best things are found when you didn’t even know you were looking. A Vermont novel to curl up and enjoy with a cup of tea.
Aaron Lansky shares his adventures as well as the poignant and often laugh-out-loud stories he heard as he traveled the country collecting and saving Yiddish books. 
An adored series about a Botswana detective navigating her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.
The incomparable D.V. proves herself a brilliant raconteur as she carries the reader along on her whirlwind life—from English palaces to the nightclubs of Paris in the 1930s to the heart of NYC high society.
Taking us from a haunted pre-war Manhattan apartment building to the unique initiation ritual of a book club, these twelve delightfully demented stories are refreshing and wicked and very, very funny.
In her hilariously charming domestic memoir, Jackson took on the lighter side of small-town life with these witty and warm stories of her family’s life in rural Vermont.
Insightful and honest as only Anne Lamott can be,  Help, Thanks, Wow  is the everyday faith book that new Lamott readers will love and longtime Lamott fans will treasure.
Sure to make you alternately cackle with glee and cry real tears, Irby is as deft at poking fun at the ghosts of her past as she is at capturing powerful emotional truths.
  This entertaining and unusual cookbook is a story of how to use the kitchen as a refuge and center of creativity. It delivers the comforting feeling a good meal provides, with dozens of innovative and often Asian-influenced recipes.
Each of Mary Oliver's poems is imbued with the extraordinary perceptions of a poet who considers the everyday in our lives and the natural world around us and finds a multitude of reasons to wake early.
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