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Melody Murray's Books

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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

Prized (The Birthmarked Trilogy)

Prized (The Birthmarked Trilogy) - Caragh M. O'Brien I found this book less strong than the first, which I liked very much.I think O'Brien's real strength is in her characters- her people walk off of the page and are as real as real can be. I enjoyed Gaia's alternating defensiveness and realizations of her own mistakes- that was very insightful, and again- so true-to-life. I loved the strong messages about choice, which were both overt and less so. I think maybe I want to marry Will. I had some trouble suspending my disbelief at the matriarchy's structure & rules, and some quibbles with plot points, but the people kept me reading.