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Ann Hood, author of Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting

Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What’s so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In KNITTING YARNS, 27 writers --- including Anita Shreve, Elizabeth Berg, Ann Patchett and Barbara Kingsolver --- tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow.

Week of September 1, 2014

Releases for the week of September 1st include FALLEN WOMEN, a historical mystery by Sandra Dallas in which a wealthy New York socialite is determined to find the individual responsible for the death of her sister, who was brutally murdered in the brothel where she had been living; WILSON, Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg's penetrating biography of our 28th President, Woodrow Wilson; THE LAST DARK, the conclusion of Stephen R. Donaldson's epic fantasy series, The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant; and J.L. Witterick's MY MOTHER'S SECRET, a novel inspired by a true story that intertwines the lives of two Jewish families in hiding from the Nazis, a fleeing German soldier, and the mother and daughter who team up to save them all.