I recently finished "Made from Scratch: Reclaiming the Pleasures of the American Hearth" by Jean Zimmerman and really enjoyed it. It's part history, evolution of "home-making" and discussion of the paradox many of us are in, using modern "conveniences" but trying to keep ahold of "home-made" or "hand-made". (almost made me want to clean the house...but nah, I'll stick to quilting!)
I just finished "Scarpetta" by Pat Cornwell. It's the latest in her series about Kay Scarpetta, a medical examiner who has gone from Richmond, VA to NYC and Boston. This is the type of book I love-mystery and ongoing so I really get to know the characters.
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The Glass Castle is by Jeannette Walls,loved it!Just finished The Memory Keeper's Daughter and I agree it is a good read.I think you would like Riding the Bus with My Sister by ....hmmm...Rachel Simon(maybe).It is a memoir and beautifully written.Also just read The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan,not one of her novels,but essays on her life,very interesting.And my favorite novel so far this year is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.Also, I've read several books by Elizabeth Berg and she is a wonderful writer.Happy reading everyone. Julie