Has anyone read Chris Bohjalian's latest book? I was excited when this came out, because I've really enjoyed some of his books in the past (with The Double Bind probably being my favorite).
I can't say I loved this one. I had to renew it twice before I finished it. It is particularly violent--the story surrounds the apparant murder/suicide of an abusive husband and his wife. I'd love to know if anyone else has read this one. I'm not 100% sure I understand what happend at the end...
I also got Martha's new Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts from the library. This is one I'll be adding to my permanent collection.
"Encyclopedia" is a bit of a misnomer, but it is a good resource and it has tons of simple projects (the embroidered letter sampler and vintage handkerchief quilt caught my eye). I think it would make a nice addition to your bookshelf if you're a crafty sort of person. (And if you're a crafty sort of person who is also my mother, don't buy this for yourself.)