Solstice Wood : No stranger to the realms of myth and magic, World Fantasy Award-winning author Patricia A. McKillip presents her first contemporary fantasy in many years - a tale of the tangled lives mere mortals lead, when they turn their eyes from the beauty and mystery that lie just outside of the everyday. When bookstore owner Sylvia Lynn returns to her childhood home in upstate New York, she meets the Fiber Guild - a group of local women who meet to knit, embroider, and sew - and learns why her grandmother watches her so closely. A primitive power exists in the forest, a force the Fiber Guild seeks to bind in its stitches and weavings. And Sylvia is no stranger to the woods . . .