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Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Nigella Lawson, Lis Parsons
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause
Judy Norsigian, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Vivian Pinn

Wolf Hall: A Novel (Man Booker Prize)

Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1) - Hilary Mantel Present tense is very difficult to pull off, and it's hard to settle into as a reader. Once I got past that, I was pleased to be back in Tudor England from a bit of a different perspective. Thomas Cromwell, in all my earlier readings, was more of an ancillary character. Here he's the main focus, and it's a fascinating tale indeed. There was much more humor than I expected here, and even a few outright laughs. I enjoyed reading more about the (imagined but researched) home life of Cromwell, and came away liking him much better than I expected to.Recommended, especially for Tudor junkies, and those that don't mind present tense and confusing pronouns.