10 best books of July: the Monitor's picks

Here are the 10 July books to which the Monitor's book critics give the highest grades.

3. "The Telling Room," by Michael Paterniti


Bestselling author and award-winning magazine writer Michael Paterniti has hit the jackpot with The Telling Room, his nonfiction account of a Spanish farmer who makes a sublime cheese. Paterniti first learned of the cheese in his local deli, and became so fascinated with it that he set off to Spain to find and meet its creator, Ambrosio Molino. The stories of Paterniti and Molino end up blending in this wonderful memoir which is also part travelogue and part first-rate food writing. In the end, the story is as sublime as the cheese. Read our full review of "The Telling Room" here.

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