1. Modern Sauces: More than 150 Recipes for Every Cook, Every Day (Cookbook, $2.99)

    1. By Martha Holmberg
    2. 4.5/5 stars with 162 reviews
    3. More than 100 recipes for sauces range from standards such as béarnaise, hollandaise, and marinara to modern riffs such as maple-rum sabayon, caramelized onion coulis, and coconut-curry spiked chocolate sauce. An additional 55 recipes use the sauces to their greatest advantage, beautifying pasta, complementing meat or fish, or elevating a cake to brilliant. Modern Sauces is both an inspiration and a timeless reference on kitchen technique.
  2. Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home (Memoir, $0.99)

    1. By Leah Lax
    2. 4.3/5 stars with 160 reviews
    3. Uncovered is the only memoir to tell of a gay woman leaving the hasidic fold. Told in understated, crystalline prose, Leah Lax begins her story as a young teen leaving her secular home to become a hasidic Jew, then plumbs the nuances of her arranged marriage, fundamentalist faith, and hasidic motherhood as, all the while, creative, sexual, and spiritual longings tremble beneath the surface.
  3. The Garden of the Gods (The Corfu Trilogy) (Memoir, $1.99)

    1. By Gerald Durrell
    2. 4.6/5 stars with 159 reviews
    3. Just before the Second World War the Durrell family decamped to the glorious, sun-soaked island of Corfu where the youngest of the four children, ten-year-old Gerald, discovered his passion for animals: toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies, scorpions and octopuses. Through glorious silver-green olive groves and across brilliant-white beaches Gerry pursued his obsession . . . causing hilarity and mayhem in his ever-tolerant family.