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Jennifer Kortfelt is enjoying a second career as a knitter and weaver after spending 25 years in the library/information technology field. She is an avid reader since childhood and cannot imagine anything more wonderful than a job where she is surrounded by books. She handles accounting tasks for the bookstore.



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Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101874813
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Published: Knopf - October 24th, 2017

I love this cookbook. I'm reading it like a book of short stories. The little essays describing how she came to develop the recipes draw me into her cooking mindset. The recipes themselves are quite approachable, and the ones I've already made came out beautifully. I especially appreciate that she provides alternate methods for ingredient prep and doesn't assume, for instance, that everyone owns a food processor.

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Come Sundown: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250123077
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 30th, 2017

The dilemma I have with a new Nora Roberts novel is whether to enjoy it in small bites or devour it. Once Come Sundown's heart-wrenching story got me in its grips, there was no question of taking my time. I couldn’t go to sleep without knowing how it ended. 

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The Gates of Evangeline Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399174001
Availability: Special Order (call or email to check availability)
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 2015

Riveting and a little spooky, this debut novel kept me on the edge of my seat. I felt like I was in the swamp with Charlie, sharing her disturbing dreams about a young boy lost, drifting in a boat. Grieving the recent loss of her 4-year-old son and turning her journalistic talents to writing about a 30-year-old missing child case, Charlie can’t ignore the messages in her dreams -- they may be leading her to something real and true. I couldn't put it down and yet I didn't want it to end even as I wanted to know the answer to the mystery. This is the first book in a planned trilogy; I can’t wait for the sequels!