This is such a beautifully written and fascinating story I found myself so quickly caught up in a world that was previously not well known to me that it was hard for me to tell where biographical/historical fact ended and novelistic imagination began. The fact that the story of Haruko's marriage into the semi-divine confines of Japan's royal family is based on a true story only makes this
Merle's Door was Ted Kerasote's very popular book about his "freethinking dog." It has been considered one of the best dog books ever written by people who have written some of the best dog books ever.
I never thought I'd bring a book on pillowcases to anyone's attention, but when I ran across this book I was intrigued. Some of our participants have been discussing handworked household linens that have come down in their families, or that they have purchased anywhere from yard sales to tony antique shops. The beautiful work begs to be seen and it is frequently relegated to a drawer, only taken out for an occasional ai
InMr. Churchill's Secretary, author Susan MacNeal takes the reader to World War II London with great period detail describing the struggles and danger on the home front, from clothing coupons to bombing raids.
On Saturday, Aug. 24, the Cleveland Park Library will host a moderated community discussion about what it means to eat locally. Interested in sustainable agriculture? Wonder how to find locally grown food? Do local businesses buy locally? What is organic food? What is the green movement anyway? Bring your questions, knowledge, opinions and let's get a Cleveland Park dialog going!