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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 7:30pm

The Care and Management of Lies is Jacqueline Winspear's first stand-alone novel, a departure from her bestselling Maisie Dobbs mystery series, set during the opening months of the Great War. The story chronicles the lives of Tom and Kezia Atterbury, married in June of 1914, and still newlyweds when war is declared in August. Tom enlists for service, among the thousands of men...

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How to Catch a Frog: And Other Stories of Family, Love, Dysfunction, Survival, and DIY

Heather Ross—a wildly gifted illustrator, author, and textile designer—was born into an eccentric family of artists and idealists in rural Vermont. It is easy to see from her delightful designs—fabric with whimsical fish, dandelions, flowers, and, yes, frogs on it, for example—that she grew up surrounded by natural beauty and creative living, but I had no idea that her youth was also defined by nearly inescapable poverty and little exposure to basic life skills. I can’t wait to read Heather’s stories about her upbringing and her road to becoming a super-successful DIYer and entrepreneur. 

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ISBN-13: 9781617690983
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 5/2014

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