Nonfiction Spotlight (9/14/22)

We’re taking a deep dive into history and food with the rules of romantic courtly love and how they shaped politics and diplomacy, and a revelatory memoir about working the front of the room at some of New York’s most glamorous restaurants over the course of half a century.

THE TUDORS IN LOVE: Passion and Politics in the Age of England’s Most Famous Dynasty by Sarah Gristwood

Available for download on Edelweiss here.

“Throughout, fascinating incidental details add insight and reveal personal connections between historical figures. The result is a fresh and tantalizing look at a much-scrutinized dynasty.”–Publishers Weekly

YOUR TABLE IS READY: Tales of a New York City Maître D’ by Michael Cecchi-Azzolina

Available for download on Edelweiss here.

“From the 1970s to 2020, when Cecchi-Azzolina proclaimed YOUR TABLE IS READY, he meant it; he was maître d’ for sparkly New York restaurants like River Café, Minetta Tavern, and Le Coucou.”–Library Journal Pre-Pub Alert

THE TUDORS IN LOVE: Passion and Politics in the Age of England’s Most Famous Dynasty by Sarah Gristwood; 9781250271426; 12/13/22
YOUR TABLE IS READY: Tales of a New York City Maître D’ by Michael Cecchi-Azzolina; 9781250281982; 12/6/22

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