Snuggled deep into furry blankets with a cup of warm coffee in hand is the ideal place to be in winter. Having a lovely book simply serves to enhance the experience. The winter season provides ample opportunity for the observance of traditions, both old and new.
Tasha Tudor’s extraordinary illustrations and writing enchant all of her works. At 91 years of age, she continues to delight readers with views into her world of home arts: cheese-making, cooking, canning, ice cream making, and of course, drawing what most inspires her: Corgi dogs. The library offers a number of her books including Tasha Tudor’s Seasons of Delight and The Tasha Tudor Cookbook.
Wintry books are all about comfort reading. Susan Branch is a practiced expert at creating comfort in the home and focuses most of her books on what she terms, “the art of home.” Her writings range in theme from Christmas and love, to new babies and change of season. Her homey illustrations in gingham, checkered, striped and quilted patterns will provoke smiles, and all are written from a self-described sense of family first. Pick up Christmas Joys: a Keepsake Book from the Heart of the Home.