Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bees, Wives, Moms, and Baking

Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan
Raised in a sepulchral house where ghosts dwell in mirrors, Meridia grows up lonely and miserable. But at age sixteen, she has a chance at happiness when she falls in love with Daniel. Soon they marry, and Meridia can finally escape to live with her husband's family, unaware that they harbor dark secrets of their own. As Meridia struggles to keep her life and marriage together, she discovers long-buried secrets about her own past as well as shocking truths about her new family that inexorably push her love, courage, and sanity to the brink.

My Wife's Affair by Nancy Woodruff
Georgie Connolly seems to have it all -- a husband she loves, and three boys she adores. When her husband, Peter, is offered a promotion in London, the family gladly packs up their suburban home and moves overseas. Georgie flourishes in London, and the dormant acting career she left behind when she had children is revived. She lands the role of a lifetime, that of Dora Jordan, a true-life figure. Narrated by Georgie's husband, this novel is a look at two extraordinary women born two hundred years apart and sharing the same struggles, who pay the ultimate price for passion.

Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps by Dave Isay
Through conversations between parents and children, husbands and wives, siblings and friends, the life of the American mother unfolds. In stories that take us from the woods of New Hampshire to urban Detroit and beyond, we meet mothers and children from all walks of life. StoryCorps has created a tribute to mothers that honors the wealth of our national experience. An appreciation of the wisdow and generosity passed between mother and children, this generation to the next, Mom offers powerful lessons in the meaning of family and the expansiveness of the human heart.

The Williams-Sonoma Baking Book: The Essential Recipe Collection for Today's Home Baker
Nothing evokes the comforts of home better than freshly baked treats straight from the oven. But too many home cooks believe they don't have the time to bake except for the occasional special dessert. If you are one of them, this comprehensive baking collection, with nearly 400 recipes for everything from homespun favorites and bake-shop sweets to popular restaurant-style desserts, is guaranteed to change your mind.

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