Recommended Reads - Autumnal Equinox

September 22 is the autumnal (fall) equinox, the astronomical change from summer to fall in the Northern Hemisphere. Cozy up with one these books about the start of harvest time and its associated celebrations; cool evenings and warm gatherings; and apple picking and pumpkin spice!

Autumn Gatherings: Casual Food to Enjoy with Family and Friends

by Rick Rodgers.

When the leaves start to fall and the temperature begins to drop, it's time to cozy up with comfort food that takes full advantage of the season's flavors. From squash and root vegetables to cranberries and quince to hearty, savory dishes, Autumn Gatherings will help you make the most of this season's natural bounty.

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Devil’s Day

by Andrew Michael Hurley

Every autumn, John Pentecost returns to the farm where he grew up, to help gather the sheep down from the moors for the winter. Very little changes in the Endlands, but this year, his grandfather-the Gaffer-has died and John's new wife, Katherine, is accompanying him for the first time. Each year, the Gaffer would redraw the boundary lines of the village, with pen and paper but also through the remembrance of tales and timeless communal rituals, which keep the sheep safe from the Devil. But as the farmers of the Endlands bury the Gaffer and prepare to gather the sheep, they begin to wonder whether they've let the Devil in after all.

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Eat Feed Autumn Winter: 30 Ways to Celebrate When the Mercury Drops

by Anne Bramley.

Going well beyond cookbooks that focus solely on the holidays, Eat Feed Autumn Winter finds reason to celebrate throughout the year's twilit time. After helping you stock your pantry, Bramley presents meals to sustain you from the first chilly evenings of fall through the lengthening days that herald spring. With menus for enjoying the autumn harvest, celebrating the winter solstice, and warming up apres ski, the book is a cornucopia--not just of delectable recipes but also of imaginative ideas for cold-weather entertaining.

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First Frost

by Sarah Addison Allen

It's October in Bascom, North Carolina, and autumn will not go quietly. As temperatures drop and leaves begin to turn, the Waverley women are made restless by the whims of their mischievous apple tree... and all the magic that swirls around it. But this year, first frost has much more in store.

When a mysterious stranger shows up and challenges the very heart of their family, each of the Waverly sisters must make choices they have never confronted before. And through it all, they must search for a way to hold their family together through their troublesome season of change, waiting for that extraordinary event that is First Frost.

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Grace in Autumn

by Lori Copeland.

It's November, and as the island residents prepare for the coming months of cold and snow, they are surprised by God's unexpected lessons of humility, trust, and hope. Authors Lori Copeland and Angela Hunt revisit the Island of Heavenly Daze in the second book of the highly acclaimed series about a small town where angelic intervention is commonplace and the Thanksgiving feast a community affair.

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The Harvest Table

by Goosberry Patch.

Ahh...autumn! Whether your favorite harvest-time activity is family hayride fun, homecoming parties with friends or Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, you'll find just the right recipes in The Harvest Table. You'll love all the creative ideas at the bottom of each page for fun with family & friends. We've also included sweet and touching autumn memories shared by our readers...a feature that makes our cookbooks kitchen keepsakes!

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Mabon: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for the Autumn Equinox

by Diana Rajchel.

Mabon―also known as the Autumn Equinox―is a time to honor the spiritual significance of harvest, sacrifice, and survival. This guide shows you how to perform rituals and work magic that incorporates the shifting balance between light and dark that reaches its pinnacle during the equinox.

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October or Autumnal Tints

by Henry David Thoreau.

Originally delivered as a lecture shortly before the writer's own death, Henry David Thoreau's classic "Autumnal Tints" is an ode to autumn not as the season of death and decay, but of ripeness, fullness, and maturity. It is perhaps the best piece ever written on the subject of the fall color of the changing leaves. Sensuous watercolors by Lincoln Perry bring to life the fall colors described so ecstatically by Thoreau, allowing longtime Thoreau fans and leaf-peepers alike to feel as though they are walking among the falling leaves alongside one of our best observers of the natural world.

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Sweets, Treats, and Other Autumnal Delights

by Stephanie Pedersen.

From homey baked goods to delicious savory dishes, fragrant pumpkin pie spice blend imparts yummy flavor to such recipes as: spicy pie smoothie, sweet potato fritters, spicy apple cheesecake, spiced flapjacks, autumn chili, spicy pumpkin-coconut bisque, black bean mole burgers, spice-rubbed roasted veggies, spicy ketchup; and more! Includes five pumpkin pie spice recipes.

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To Have and To Hold: Three Autumn Love Stories

by Betsy St. Amant.

Charlotte is always the baker; never the bride. Then Will, a regular at her bakery, catches her attention...Wallflower Amelia Woods owns a quaint flower shop. Her love life is a bit lackluster--until her fender-ender with Nate Gallagher. ...Returning to Martinsburg, Texas, to help his best friend get married, Josh finds out the girl he never got over never got over him.

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