18 Must-Read Books to Pick Up This August

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On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome with Love and Pasta

400 pages; Riverhead
A Chinese American journalist and chef, now living in China, sets out along the Silk Road to study the rich culinary heritage that links East and West; while traveling, she develops a greater appreciation for her new marriage as well.
— Abbe Wright