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Book Musings: Quiet Time

A reader curls up with a warm beverage and a good book.

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Cold weather or not, this is a good time of year to slow down and cozy up with a good book.  For those who enjoy a mystery, we offer Turning the Tide, the third title in Edith Maxwell's popular Quaker Midwife series.

How about a different kind of puzzle, one that can be shared across generations  or with friends? The award-winning Du Iz Tak? just seems silly at first glance, but its whimsical illustrations and made-up language are an invitation to translate. Are you up to the task?

In the Light,
Audrey Greenhall, FGC Associate for QuakerBooks

P.S. QuakerBooks will have walk-in hours in on Tuesday 12/18 from 3:00-6:00 p.m.  Come to the FGC office in Philadelphia, located at 1216 Arch Street, Suite 2B.


Book Musings featured titles this week are Du Iz Tak? and Turning the Tide. Buy them now on QuakerBooks.org! 

Featured Titles for December 18th, 2018

Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis

Du iz tak? What is that? As a tiny shoot unfurls, two damselflies peer at it in wonder. When the plant grows taller and sprouts leaves, some young beetles arrive to gander, and soon—with the help of a pill bug named Icky—they wrangle a ladder and build a tree fort. But this is the wild world, after all, and something horrible is waiting to swoop down—booby voobeck!—only to be carried off in turn. Su! With exquisitely detailed illustrations and tragicomic flair, Carson Ellis invites readers to imagine the dramatic possibilities to be found in even the humblest backyard. Su!

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Turning the Tide: A Quaker Midwife Mystery by Edith Maxwell

Excitement runs high during presidential election week in 1888. The Woman Suffrage Association plans a demonstration and movement leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton comes to town to rally the troops, one of whom is Quaker midwife Rose Carroll. But the next morning, Rose finds the dead body of the group's local organizer.

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