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Title: All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin
By: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Popular knitting blogger Stephanie Pearl-McPhee has released another charming collection of essays. Her simple but amusing tales range from addictive properties of yarn to the unfortunate demise of household appliances and family battles over closet space. While her stories focus largely on knitting, her humor can be appreciated by almost ... [Read more]
Posted by Ginger L. on March 8, 2012
Title: Mistress of the Art of Death..
By: Ariana Franklin
In twelfth century Cambridge, tensions are high between the local townsfolk and the Jewish population, suspected of murdering and disfiguring four children. King Henry II has requested aid of an expert in reading the dead from the Salerno School of Medicine in Italy. He is attempting to shelter the Jews, ... [Read more]
Posted by Ginger L. on March 31, 2011
Tags: fiction, mystery
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