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Winter’s not done with us yet. Are you stuck inside again?  

Card Games: Classic games, Classic decks and the History Behind Them. In this book of “52 games for all ages” by Will Roya shows you classics, like Crazy 8s, rummy-style games, card games involving trick-taking, and casino favorites, all using a standard deck (or two).

In The Correspondents: Six Women Writers On the Front Lines of WWII by Judith Mackrell enlightens us about some very courageous women who reported on the war. Ernest Hemingway’s wife, who stowed away on a Red Cross ship, a Jew who managed to report from Nazi Germany, and a Vogue model who became their war correspondent are among the six profiled here.

All of the Marvels: A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told by Douglas Wolk is a thorough look at the interconnections of the 60+ years of Marvel comics by someone who has read all 27,000+ of them. For Marvel nerds and those curious about comics and their history.

New Wedding Book: A Guide to Ditching All the Rules by Michelle Bilodeau and Karen Cleveland gives those daring to be different and those who just don’t want that cookie-cutter wedding permission to do their wedding their own way.

Your library has an extensive cookbook collection (over 400 titles!), and we get at least one new one every month, plus, with interlibrary loan, you can find many more in the Plum Creek Library System. It’s that time of year when comfort foods are especially appealing, and here’s one with recipes that definitely fill the bill:  In the Kitchen with David: Comfort Foods That Take You Home, by David Venable. How about Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes (p. 107) or Mimi’s Chicken & Dumplings (p. 162)? Appetizers, one-pot dishes, desserts and more, with helpful tips throughout, add this book to your ingredient list!