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Nancy Bekofske
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Quilter, Reader, and Genealogist
Quilter, Reader, and Genealogist

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Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout
"I wonder if we are all condemned to live outside the grace of God." Reverent Tyler Caskey in Abide with Me. I have long wanted to read Elizabeth Strout's second novel Abide with Me , ever since I first heard about it. Strout has been one of my favorite aut...
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Quilty News Update
Bev Olson's wool applique Tree of Life This month my friend Bev Olson's work has filled the display case at the Blair Memorial Library in Clawson! I wrote about Bev here . Her Pennies from Heaven wool penny quilt is the main attraction. Each 'penny' is orna...
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The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille
Nelson DeMille's first book with Simon and Schuster is The Cuban Affair . I had previously read several of DeMille's books, including The General's Daughter . DeMille's character-driven story introduces Daniel "Mac" McCormick, a veteran of the Afghanistan w...
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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Shaker Heights, Ohio, is a subdivision built on order where well off families live the American dream: good jobs, home ownership, well-ordered lives, and gifted kids earmarked for prestigious universities. It seems the community channels the original Shaker...
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The Good People by Hannah Kent
They were familiar with death, these valley people who shared blood and tradition and an understanding of a world moored in the old ways. Living in brutal subsistence poverty, the folk shared dwellings with their livestock, whose butter and milk paid the re...
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Happy Days in Lansing, MI
Moving to Lansing, MI felt like returning to a known environment for Gary and me. It took a while for our defenses to lower, but after several years we felt a part of the community. The nine years we spent with Grace United Methodist Church and living in La...
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A Story of Reconciliation and Healing: Convicted
When I was a freshman in small Michigan liberal arts college I asked a man where he was from. He said from outside of Benton Harbor. Where was that, I asked? He described the town in most negative terms and said, “if a bird flew from here directly west to L...
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Sitches From the Harvest: Hand Embroidery Inspired by Autumn by Kathy Schmitz
I love hand embroidery. And Autumn is my favorite season. In Stitches from the Harvest, Kathy Schmitz has combined both with some of my favorite motifs--oak leaves and acorns, rabbits, squirrels, and birds--in these 15 lovely new designs. Hazel, from Stitch...
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