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10 years of books

The Year of Pleasures
The Year of Pleasures A Novel By Berg, Elizabeth (Book - 2005 ) FICTION BERG Available in some locations

Annotation:Betta Nolan moves to a small town after the death of her husband to try to begin anew. Pursuing a dream of a different kind of life, she is determined to find pleasure in her simple daily routines. ~Elizabeth Berg is one of my favorite authors.

The Gentle Art of Domesticity
The Gentle Art of Domesticity Stitching, Baking, Nature, Art & the Comforts of Home By Brocket, Jane (Book - 2008 ) 640 B864g 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:This gorgeous and unusual book, full of whimsy, warmth, and a wealth of stunning photographs, helps us to see domesticity with new eyes. Whether she's knitting a tea cozy or baking jam tarts, crocheting a blanket or sewing an apron, Brocket fills her home with beauty, color, and fun. -

My Life in France
My Life in France By Child, Julia (Book - 2006 ) B-Ch436m 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Here is the captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and "found her true calling."

Sailing Alone Around the Room
Sailing Alone Around the Room New and Selected Poems By Collins, Billy (Book - 2001 ) 811.5 C712s 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:These poems show Collins at his best, performing the kinds of distinctive poetic maneuvers that have delighted and fascinated so many readers. ~Billy Collins' poetry is fantastic.

But Enough About Me
But Enough About Me A Jersey Girl's Unlikely Adventures Among the Absurdly Famous By Dunn, Jancee (Book - 2006 ) 070.92 D923b 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:New Jersey in the 1980s had everything Jancee Dunn wanted: trips to the shore, an array of malls, and especially, her family. But one night she met a girl who worked at Rolling Stone magazine.

Dead Until Dark
Dead Until Dark By Harris, Charlaine (Book - 2008 ) MYSTERY HARRIS All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life. When one of her coworkers checks out, she decides that maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea. ~Genre straddling book-it is a mystery, romance, and horror novel all rolled into one.

The House on Willow Street
The House on Willow Street By Kelly, Cathy (Book - 2013 ) FICTION KELLY 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Four women--Tess, who faces a crumbling marriage; her sister Suki, who is the victim of a dirt-digging biographer; Mara, who is seeking sanctuary; and Danae, a postmistress who guards the town's secrets--must confront their pasts before they can look to the future. ~ I always look forward to her new books.

Persepolis
Persepolis By Satrapi, Marjane (Book - 2003 ) GN 955.053 SATRAPI Available in some locations

Annotation:Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman's Maus, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

Rules of Civility
Rules of Civility By Towles, Amor (Book - 2011 ) FICTION TOWLES 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A chance encounter with a handsome banker in a jazz bar on New Year's Eve 1938 catapults Wall Street secretary Katey Kontent into the upper echelons of New York society, where she befriends a shy multi-millionaire, an Upper East Side ne'er-do-well, and a single-minded widow.

Good in Bed
Good in Bed A Novel By Weiner, Jennifer (Book - 2002 ) FICTION WEINER Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. But the day she opens up a national women's magazine and sees the words "Loving a Larger Woman" above her ex-boyfriend's byline, Cannie is plunged into misery...and the most amazing year of her life.

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10 books over 10 years of my life that really changed how I thought about things.


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