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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

Kushiel's Dart

Kushiel's Dart - Jacqueline Carey The narrator is just about perfect, breathy, seductive, full of herself. Just like Phedre. Looking back through my reviews of the print and Kindle versions of this book, I seem to need to read it every September. I wonder what it is about September that brings out the longing for the Byzantine? Or extended rumination on the nature of pain? I think that's the thing that draws me back to this book, time and time again- Carey's exploration of pain and the places it can take one. I think she's dead on, and I say this as a person who's had more than one root canal with no anesthesia. Pain is interesting, and Phedra's experience of it draws me in.