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Book Review: Torch

Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild, poignantly captures the human spirit in her novel, Torch. Strayed’s writing is pure and honest, infused with raw emotion and sharp, pivotal imagery....
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Book Review: How to Deal with Adversity

Although the title sounds very self-help,  a serious text in which Christopher Hamilton — philosopher, author, and senior lecturer in philosophy of religion at London’s King’s College — uses his scholarship to push...
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The Compass of Now

Many books on the healing power of meditation belabor the importance of breathing and focused practice. In her new book, DDnard — the popular name of a spiritual guru in...
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Book Review: The Matchmaker

The Matchmaker, Elin Hilderbrand’s new summer novel, brings readers back to the place where the sand is hot but the ground is healing — Nantucket. This beautifully written and...
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Book Review: Gone: A Novel

Cathi Hanauer’s Gone explores life’s pitfalls, changes and second chances, leaving the reader beautifully satisfied and content with the pages before them. The narrative alternates between the protagonists’ contrasting...
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Summer Island

“It was the impurity in her heart that made her successful. She was an ordinary woman who’d made extraordinary mistakes. She understood every nuance of need and #8221; ~...
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The Song Remains the Same

“I really enjoyed playing with the idea of ‘who are we without our memories’? Do you make the same choices? Do the same things make you happy?” – Allison...
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Book Review: I Apologize

Bradley Booth was tormented by survivor’s guilt for five years after the leukemia death of his fiancee. When he fell in love again, the emotional upheaval of these life-changing...
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The Divorce Party

I enjoy reading anything by Laura Dave; I find that her characters embody a perfect blend of endearment and fault that really make them human. Dave does not disappoint...
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Companion to an Untold Story

Marcia Aldrich’s Companion to an Untold Story is the author’s attempt to make sense of her close friend’s suicide. In the time leading up to the unfortunate event, Aldrich’s...
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