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Enjoy a virtual winter’s trip to 1377 England

Winter is never an easy time. Yeah, yeah, I know people love winter sports. But it's cold and usually snowy and typically dark from the early afternoon until well after most working people throw their ringing alarms across the room.

Think about what it must have been like to be living in England in December of the year 1377. Author Ned Hayes did, and the process drove him to write "Sinful Folk," a novel that he will read from at 7 tonight at Auntie's Bookstore.

Here's a short synopsis: "In December of 1377, four children were burned to death in a house fire. Villagers traveled hundreds of miles across England to demand justice for their children's deaths. 'Sinful Folk' is the story of this terrible mid-winter journey as seen by Mear, a former nun who has lived for a decade disguised as a mute man, raising her son quietly in this isolated village. For years, she has concealed herself and all her history. But on this journey, she will find the strength to redeem the promise of her past. Mear begins her journey in terror and heartache, and ends in triumph and transcendence."

To access some reviews, click here. And make sure to bundle up.