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The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by W. Timothy Gallwey - Book Review

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By W. Timothy Gallwey, Pete Carroll (Foreword by), Zach Kleinman (Preface by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679778318
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 27th, 1997

Gallwey urges tennis players to trust their instincts, and not over-think,while on the court. By extension, he advocates a focused appreciation of our natural abilities off the court as a means to counter the damaging effects of self- criticism, worry, and fear of failure. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky - Book Review

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781538731338
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 1st, 2019

Christopher is... missing.
Christopher is... different.

After disappearing for six days, a little boy named Christopher reappears unharmed.. but not unchanged. So begins a terrifying spiral into an imaginary world, where monsters and creatures blur the line between reality and imagined. Will Christopher - with the weight of two worlds on his shoulders - be able to save them both, the people he loves, and live to remember it?

Reminiscent of a much darker version of Neil Gaiman's Coraline, Chbosky's horrifying novel devoured me from beginning to end. Its twists and turns left me questioning my own sanity as I delved deeper into the nightmares, which, if you read this terrific book - are just dreams gone sick. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


A Rip in Heaven by Jeanine Cummins - Book Review

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780451210531
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Published: Berkley - June 1st, 2004

This true crime memoir by American Dirt author Jeanine Cummins is truly horrifying. Told in the third person, Cummins tells the story of the 1991 brutal assault and murder of her two cousins and subsequent investigation into her brother, who survived the attack. Cummins delves into the crime from all angles, from the background of the assailants, the exploitation and betrayal of the media and legal system, to the terrifying experience that left her brother and family traumatized forever. ~ Reviewed by Jen Grigsby


Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie - Book Review

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780143134459
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Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2019

Jamie has the most gloriously poetic way of writing, and her books are a constant joy for it. In Surfacing, she takes us to archaeological digs in Orkney and Alaska, with some absolutely stunning nature writing, as well as essays about living in what Jamie calls her “late middle age.” Dealing with the death of her Father, and her own cancer diagnosis, she writes about the layers of memories, experiences and history, connecting the essays in a subtle, cumulative way. Her description of an eagle in flight is worth the price of admission alone, a stunning collection of work. Highly Recommend. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames by Lara Maiklem - Book Review

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781631494963
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Published: Liveright - November 5th, 2019

Along the River Thames, small strips of sandy beaches can be found, quiet places just a step away from the busy city, and the treasures they hold are slowly being revealed to a small set of people. Today, you need a licence to be a “mudlarker”, but once you just needed to be a child poor enough to scavenge, and the name comes from those desperate Victorian children. Maiklem has been one of the modern day treasure seekers for over 15 years, and she has many stories to fill the pages of this lovely memoir, and finds that the tiniest objects can tell the best stories, while quietly discovering London’s history and secrets in one of it’s more unique edgelands. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Out of the Woods by Luke Turner - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781474607162
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Published: Weidenfeld & Nicolson - March 24th, 2020

A haunting and evocative memoir that grips your hand and pulls you through the depths of Turner’s emotions, totally absorbing. He finds himself, after the abrupt end of a defining relationship, once again questioning his place in the world as a bisexual man, especially one
that is further complicated by religion, and revisiting his feelings of guilt and shame. He turns to Epping Forest, once a place of solace and safety, only to find parallels with his own struggle. A beautiful book about coming to peace with oneself, and the places that may help you may find it. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


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