Recently I grabbed both of these from my local library sale stand, second hand and cheap. :o) Both for less than $2 - win.
Laura's Handmade Life by Amanda Addison
All about Laura who has moved from London to rural Norfolk with her husband and 2 children. Laura is a fabric designer and as the novel progresses she falls in love with stitching. She also has a vintage wardrobe filled with items saved from her mother's wardrobe. There are love interests and relationship worries but in the end this is really a book I would recommend to makers and crafters. How can you not be taken in by all that stitching? A perfect un-demanding summer read for the person who likes to have a little crafty in their life. Also a good motivator to make you want to get your crafty on.
Details - Sphere June 2011, RRP 6.99 (GBP)
Recipe for Life by Nicky Pellegrino
Detailing the lives of Babetta and Alice this novel covers years of their lives as they tangle and intertwine. From America to Italy two women whose lives are confused. Each chapter alternates between one of the women - at times living as next door neighbours and other times worlds apart. They speak different languages but they love one another... a young woman on the cusp of her whole life and an old woman watching as her life winds down. There is also a lot of good food in this novel which I really enjoy.
A book to savour filled with imperfect but lovely characters. Perfect for the food lover, the travel lover and the one who loves to watch lives unfold.
Details - Orion March 2010, RRP 6.99 (GBP) also available as an ebook.
What book are you reading right now? High brow or easy?
love you more than a novel transferred from the reading pile to the read pile xxx