The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting by Elizabeth Lovick

laceEVERYTHING I wanted to know about knitting lace shawls, and other lace items, plus things I had no idea I needed to know about the entire process. Lovick demystifies the process of designing and producing these gossamer artifacts. Photo directory of all stitches; charts with verbal directions for all but most complex stitches. Includes how to use these patterns with non-lace yarns, and directions, including how to vary, for shawls: “wedding ring”/cobweb, shoulder, and crescent; hat & scarf; baby set; mitts; socks. I hope this stays a permanent item in our collection. Cherry Hill Library patron AO

The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom

firstphoneAnother good listen (or read!) from Mitch Albom. The First Phone Call from Heaven is the story of Coldwater, Michigan, a small town whose residents have been receiving phone calls from loved ones who have passed away. The national news picks up the story and soon people are flooding to the small town to see if their loved ones will call- but is it really people calling from heaven? Are people lying? Listen or read to find out!

David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

davidgGladwell (the author) narrates the audio version of David and Goliath, which is a study of how the underdogs usually win. Gladwell looks at a variety of topics including why science majors at Ivy League schools don’t succeed in science, how to control crime by being nice and why bigger class sizes are better than smaller ones. This audio book made me want to stay in the car long after I pulled in the driveway.

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

landlineLandline by Rainbow Rowell (who writes both young adult and adult fiction) is the story of a working mother (Georgie) and a stay at home dad (Neal) who have hit a rough patch in their marriage but are reconnected through an old landline telephone in Georgie’s childhood room. A great read that reminds us all that sometimes we need to remember why we fell in love in the first place.

Wayward Saints by Suzzy Roche

waywardsaintsWritten by one of the sisters of the folk band The Roches. Tale of a punk rocker running from her dreams.

Uglies by Scott Westerfield

ugliesThis was a quick read. A good story of the tension between doing good versus betrayal.

The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom

firstphoneA heartwarming story about faith, hope, and forgiveness. Plus a very positive take on the afterlife.

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