Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wedding Month, February 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
You Are Cordially Invited:

February is Wedding Month

Whether you are looking for practical advice for your own wedding, interesting customs

and rites, or just a novel about weddings, these books are what you want.


Monger, George P. Marriage Customs of the World: From Henna to Honeymoons. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO, 2004. Ref GT2690.M65 2004

Explore customs, rituals, and religious rites from around the world.


Bride's Wedding Planner. Ed. rev & updated. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1989. BJ2051.B698 1989

Cherlin, Andrew J. The Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today. New York: Vintage Books, 2009. HQ535.C416 2009

Claro, Daniella. How to Have the Wedding You Want (not the One Everybody Else Wants You to Have). New York: Berkley Books, 1995. HQ745.C56 1995

Folly, Michael P. Wedding Rites: A Complete Guide to Traditional Vows, Music, Ceremonies, Blessings, and Interfaith Services. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans, 2008. BV835.F57 2008

Lalli, Cele Goldsmith. Modern Bride Wedding Celebrations: The Complete Wedding Planner for Today's Bride. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1989. BJ2051.L35 1992

Lehman, Victor D. The Pastor's Guide to Weddings & Funerals. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2001. BV199.M3 L44 2001

McFarlane, Doreen M. Weddings with Today's Families in Mind: A Handbook for Pastors. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2007. BV199.M3 M34 2007

Muzzy, Ruth, and R. Kent Hughes. The Christian Wedding Planner. Wheaton, Ill: Tyndale House, 1991. BJ2051.M82 1991

Post, Elizabeth L. Emily Post's Complete Book of Wedding Etiquette. Rev. ed. New York: Harper Collins, 1991. BJ2051.P54 1991

Warner, Diane. How to Have a Big Wedding on a Small Budget: Cut Your Wedding Costs in Half--or More. 2nd ed. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 1992. HQ745.W37 1992


Bowen, Rhys. Royal Blood: A Royal Spyness Novel. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2010. Leisure Reading PR6052.O848 R679 2010

Fforde, Katie. Wedding Season: A Novel. New York: St. Martins, 2010. Leisure Reading PR6056.F54 W43

Garcia Lorca, Frederico. Blood Wedding. Oxford, UK: Oxbow Books, 2009.

PQ6613.A7634 B613 2009

Karon, Jan. A Common Life: The Wedding Story. New York: Viking, 2001.

PS3561.A678 C6 2001

Children’s Literature – Curriculum Center

English, Karen. Nadia's Hands. N.p.: Boyd Mills Press, 1999.

Curr Center PZ7.E7232 Nad 19991

Nadia is a flower girl in a Pakistani wedding.

Henkes, Kevin. Lilly's Big Day. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2006.

Curr Center PZ7.H389 Lg2006

Lilly, the mouse, is a flower girl at her teacher’s wedding.

Keyes, Frances Parkinson. Once on Esplanade: A Cycle Between Two Creole Weddings. New York: Dodd, Mead, & Co., 1947. Curr Center PZ7.K523On

My life closed twice February 2011

My Life Closed Twice”: Sudden loss and Grief

The recent events in Tuscon, Arizona served as inspiration for this list.

Non Fiction

Hamman, Jaco J. When Steeples Cry: Leading Congregations Through Loss and Change. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2006. BV4905.3.H37 2005

Kunhardt, Dorothy Meserve, and Philip B. Kunhardt. Twenty Days: A Narrative in Text and Pictures of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the Twenty Days and Nights That Followed.. New York: Harper & Row, 1965. Oversize E457.5.K8

Lutz, Tom. Crying: The Natural and Cultural History of Tears. New York: W.W. Norton, 1999. BF575.C88 L87 1999

Smith, Harold Ivan. Griefkeeping: Learning How Long Grief Lasts. New York: Crossroad Publishing, 2004. BV4330.S676 2004

---. Grieving the Death of a Friend. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1996. BF575.G7 S59 1996

---. On Grieving the Death of a Father. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1994. BV4905.2.S59 1994

VanDuivendyk, Tim P. The Unwanted Gift of Grief: A Ministry Approach. New York: Haworth Press, 2006. BV4905.3.V38 2006

Wangerin, Walter. Mourning Into Dancing. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 1992. BV4905.2.W36 1992

Weaver, Andrew J., and Howard Stone, Eds. Reflections on Grief and Spiritual Growth. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005. BV4905.3.R44 2005

Young, Dennis. Mourning Journey: Spiritual Guidance for Facing Grief, Death, and Loss. Billerica, Mass: Discipleship Publications International, 2003. BV4905.3.Y68 2003


Brisson, Pat. I Remember Miss Perry. New York: Dial Books, 2006.

Curr. Center PZ7.B78046 Mi2006

A young boy’s teacher is killed in an automobile accident

McDonald, Joyce. Swallowing Stones. New York: Laurel Leaf Books, 1999.

PZ7.M478418 S2 1999

Tatlock, Ann. A Place Called Morning. Minneapolis: Bethany Press, 1998.

PS3570.A85 P58 1998

Valentine, Jenny. Broken Soup. New York: HarperCollins, 2009.

Curr Center PZ7.V25213 Br 2009

Yolen, Jane. Grandad Bill's Song. New York: Philomel Books, 1994.

Curr Center PZ8.3.Y76 G4 1994

Women's History Month March 2011


Benowitz, June Melby. Encyclopedia of American Women and Religion. Ref BL2525.B45 1998

This work is one of many reference works featuring short biographies of women in history.

Non Fiction

Conway, J. Written by Herself: Autobiographies of American Women, 1992. PS647.W6 W75 1992

Flinders, Carol. Enduring Grace: Living Portraits of Seven Women Mystics. 1993. BV5095.A1 F57 1993

Goodall, Jane. 40 Years at Gombe, 1999. QL31.G58 L56 1999

Grammer, E. Some Wild Visions: Autobiographies by Female Itinerant Evangelists in the 19th Century America, 2003. BV3780.G73 2003

Johnson, Greg. Invisible Writer: A Biography of Joyce Carol Oates. 1998. PS3565.A8 Z685 1998

Margolis, J, and A. Fisher. Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing, 2002. QA76.25 .M35 2002

Stanley, A. Mothers and Daughters of Invention: Notes for a Revised History of Technology, 1995. T36.S73 1995

Wigle, Shari Lynn. Pride of America, We're with You: The Letters of Grace Anderson, U.S.Army Nurse Corps, World War I. 2007. D639.W7 W5 2007

Wilson, Dorothy. Lone Woman: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell, the First Woman Doctor. R154.B623 W5

Winship, M. The Times and Trials of Anne Hutchinson, 2005. BX7148.M4 W55 2005


Berry, Wendell. Hannah Coulter, 2004. PS3552.E75 H36 2004

Bloom, Amy. Away: A Novel, 1998. PS3552.L6378 A95 H68 1998

Cunningham, Michael. The Hours. PS3553.U484

Shields, Carol. The Stone Diaries, 1994. PR9199.3.S514 S76 1994
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