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3/17/08 at 10:05am
|In this history of women healers, Elisabeth Brooke explores their role from the early hospitals of medieval Europe to the battlefields of the Crimea, from the place of the Goddess Isis in Egyptian medical lore to the healing rituals of Mama Lola, a Voodoo priestess in New York City.|
March's Books ~
#40 The Kite Runner...Khaled Hosseini
#41 A Thousand Splendid Suns...Khaled Hosseini
#42 Skeleton Crew...Beverly Connor
#43 Airtight Case...Beverly Connor
#44 Daughters of the Earth: The Lives and Legends of American Indian
#45 Bones to Ashes...Kathy Reichs
#46 The Birth House...Ami McKay
#47 Twilight...Stephenie Meyer
#48 Eclipse...Stephenie Meyer
#49 New Moon...Stephenie Meyer
|Find an ocean of possibilities for diving into a new knitting adventure! Distinctive scarf and shawl designs range from dainty and lacy to classic, cozy, fashion-forward, and fun.
* Choose from 25 skill-building projects such as Cockleshell Lace, Sea Foam, and Turtle Tracks
* Expand your techniques with simple yarn-over patterns, twist and crossover stitches, and fancy ribs
* Play with sea-inspired colorways in designs suited for everything from beach wear to winter wear
|Featuring 250 texture-friendly designs for knitters of all skill levels, this handbook gives techniques for cable, ripple, knot, and twist stitches. The reference provides a multitude of new knitting patterns both for the home and to wear—such as a honeycomb afghan, medallion-rippled sweater, and twisted-arches scarf. Beautifully photographed swatches are displayed with the latest yarns and include easy-to-follow instructions and design tips. An all-in-one guide to creating textures and cables, this crafting resource is the perfect knitting companion.|
The story of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor is one of the most romantic of all time: Edward VIII abdicated his throne and gave up an empire so that he could marry the woman he loved, American divorcee Wallis Simpson. Very few people suspected, and even fewer actually knew, that the Duchess cuckolded him—and almost gave him up—for a gay playboy twenty years her junior.
Blond and slender, Jimmy Donahue was the archetypal post-war playboy. He could fly a plane, speak several languages, play the piano, and tell marvelous jokes. People loved him for his wit, charm and personality. The grandson of millionaire Frank W. Woolworth, Jimmy knew he would never need to work. Instead, he set about carving for himself a career of mischief. Some said evil.
Gay at a time when the homosexual act was still illegal, Jimmy was notorious within America’s upper class, and loved to shock. Though press agents arranged for him to be seen with female escorts, his pursuits, until he met the Duchess of Windsor, were exclusively homosexual. He was thirty-five when he was befriended by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor in 1950. The Duchess was fifty-four, and despite the difference in age, there was an instant attraction. A burgeoning sexual relationship – a perverse sort of love – was formed between Jimmy and the Duchess. Together with the Duke, they became an inseparable trio, the closest of friends. As Jimmy had planned, the royal couple became obsessed with him.
With information from surviving contemporaries, Dancing with the Devil is the extraordinary tale of three remarkable people and their unique and twisted relationship.
#30 When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It: The Parts of Speech for Better and/or Worse by Ben Yagoda
Someone out there has to be as fascinated by this as I was...Right? Right?
#13: Loving What Is, by Byron Katie
her whole thing is that we create our own reality using thoughts and "stories" and we often use these to our disadvantage and make ourselves angry and sad. She suggests writing down a diatribe against someone you have difficulties with (spouse, boss, friend, child) and then asking 4 questions of each statement: Is it true? Can I absolutely know that it's true? How do I feel when I think that thought? Who would I be without that thought?