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Stella Parks' award-winning cookbook 'BraveTart' is as classic as its desserts

As we gear up for summer, with its backyard holidays and barbecues, kid-friendly vacations and baseball games, it's helpful to have a cookbook on hand that showcases classic American desserts - a book that gathers recipes for all those homey pies and frosted cakes and cookies like one big, sugar-dusted recipe box. Stella Parks' "BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts," published last year by Norton, is both a terrific showcase of those quintessential desserts and a case for the American dessert itself.

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