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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

After Candlemas

After Candlemas - Ruth M. Arthur, Margery Gill 5/2011 Stet.2/2009 Yesterday was Candlemas, so of course I had to pull this down from the shelves. I think it's one of Arthur's weaker books- not goose-bump-inducing spooky, not sweeping over generations- but it's a solid meditation on belonging. That being said, I was struck again by the decidedly intolerant feel of this piece where the witches are unrelievedly evil. I adore Margery Gill's illustrations. Arthur's sure hand with setting, as well as her precise ear for dialog, redeem the book for me.