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Sylvia : queen of the headhunters : an eccentric Englishwoman and her lost kingdom book Sylvia : queen of the headhunters : an eccentric Englishwoman and her lost kingdom
Documents the story of the world's first white Ranee, the controversial consort of Sir Vyner Brooke, covering her relationship with her family, her role as her husband's private secretary, her decadence, and her literary achievements.

Suggested by Jane

Eade, Philip.
BIO SYLVIA EADE

Homeward bound : why women are embracing the new domesticity book Homeward bound : why women are embracing the new domesticity
An investigation into the societal impact of intelligent, high-achieving women who are honing traditional homemaking skills traces emerging trends in sophisticated crafting, cooking and farming that are reshaping the roles of women.

Suggested by Jane

Matchar, Emily.
640.92 MATCHAR

Closed doors : a novel book Closed doors : a novel
"[A] young boy on a small Scottish island, where everyone knows everything about everyone else, discovers that a secret can be a dangerous thing. Eleven-year-old Michael Murray is the best at two things: hacky sack and keeping secrets. His family thinks he's too young to hear grown-up stuff, but he listens at doors--it's the only way to find out anything. And Michael's heard a secret, one that may explain the bruises on his mother's face. When the whispers at home and on the street become too loud to ignore, Michael begins to wonder if there is an even bigger secret he doesn't know about. Scared of what might happen if anyone finds out, and desperate for life to return to normal, Michael sets out to piece together the truth. But he also has to prepare for the upcoming talent show, keep an eye out for Dirty Alice--his archnemesis from down the street--and avoid eating Granny's watery stew" --

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O'Donnell, Lisa, 1972-
FIC ODONNEL

Walter Potter's curious world of taxidermy book Walter Potter's curious world of taxidermy
Walter Potter (1835-918), a British country taxidermist of no great expertise, built anthropomorphic taxidermy tableaux that became famous icons of Victorian whimsy, including his masterpiece The Death & Burial of Cock Robin. His tiny museum in Bramber, Sussex, was crammed full of multi-legged kittens, two-headed lambs, and a bewildering assortment of curios. Potter's inspired and beguiling tableaux found many fans in the contemporary art world: it was reported that a £1M bid by Damien Hirst to keep the collection intact was refused when the museum finally closed. Here, perhaps for the last time, many important pieces from the collection are showcased and celebrated with new photographs of Potter's best-loved works.

Suggested by Jane

Morris, Pat, 1943-
590.752 MORRIS

Once upon a knit : 28 Grimm and glamorous fairy-tale projects book Once upon a knit : 28 Grimm and glamorous fairy-tale projects
"Iconic fairy-tale characters from storybooks, movies, and television inspire this collection of magical knitting patterns perfect for modern knights, villains, and princesses. Once again, Genevieve Miller taps a wide range of contributors (from knitwear designers to students) to create a collection of 28 wearables, accessories, and toys that can be knit for adults or kids. Inspired by the recent resurgence of fairy-tale and fantasy characters, these projects draw from classic stories as well as pop-culture phenomena featuring romantic, feminine costumes. Projects range from kid- and teen-friendly animals hats to an Alice in Wonderland beret to a crystal-embellished vest fit for a Snow Queen, adding a little dress-up fun to knitters' everyday wardrobes"--

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Miller, Genevieve, 1969-
746.432 MILLER

The spinning heart book The spinning heart
The rural residents of the county of Tipperary deal in their own ways with the financial collapse of the Irish economy.

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Ryan, Donal, 1977- author.
FIC RYAN

Courting Greta book Courting Greta
The relationship between former computer programmer Samuel Cooke and tough-as-nails gym coach Greta Cassamajor has a chance of succeeding, but only if the two of them can stop keeping the past secret and finally be honest with each other.

Suggested by Jane

Hootman, Ramsey.
FIC HOOTMAN

The Museum of Extraordinary Things : a novel book The Museum of Extraordinary Things : a novel
The daughter of a Coney Island boardwalk curiosities museum's front man pursues an impassioned love affair with a Russian immigrant photographer who after fleeing his Lower East Side Orthodox community has captured poignant images of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

Suggested by Jane

Hoffman, Alice.
FIC HOFFMAN

The bridge tender : a Sunset Beach novel book The bridge tender : a Sunset Beach novel
Emily Shaw is a young widow whose late husband left her a surprise gift--an insurance policy that will make their dream of owning a home in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, a reality. Emily, believing she has lost the one great love of her life, is reluctant to pursue this dream by herself. Emily's best friend finally convinces her to take the leap and find her dream home. While in Sunset Beach, Emily begins to make friends with some of the locals, including a widow, a troubled teen, and the bridge tender who turns out to be a once-popular movie star on whom Emily had a teenage crush. Meanwhile the townspeople are divided in an argument over replacing the old bridge. The losses Emily and the bridge tender share are different, but together they just might be able to lead each other to healing. In the midst of their newfound friendship, will Emily allow her broken heart to love again?

Suggested by Amy

Whalen, Marybeth.
FIC WHALEN

What Nora knew book What Nora knew
Molly Hallberg is a thirty-nine-year-old divorced writer living in New York City who wants her own column, a Wikipedia entry, and to never end up in her family's Long Island upholstery business. For the past four years Molly's been on staff for an online magazine, covering all the wacky assignments. Fearless in everything except love, Molly is now dating a forty-four-year-old chiropractor. He's comfortable, but safe. When Molly is assigned to write a piece about New York City romance 'in the style of Nora Ephron,' she flunks out big-time. She can't recognize romance. And she can't recognize the one man who can go one-on-one with her, the one man who gets her. But with wit, charm, whip-smart humor, and Nora Ephron's romantic comedies, Molly learns to open her heart and suppress her cynicism in this bright, achingly funny novel.

Suggested by Amy

Yellin, Linda.
FIC YELLIN

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