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Open Heart

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Open Heart By Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel (Translated by) Cover Image
By Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780307961846
Published: Knopf - December 4th, 2012

Facing emergency open heart surgery at the age of 82, humanitarian, scholar, educator and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel reflects on his life and works and upon his own mortality while probing essential questions about the nature of humanity and the existence of God. Drawing from memory - of the Holocaust, of friendships and precious familial relationships, of a prodigious teaching career, he questions whether he has done enough for mankind, how much time there is for him to do more. Eloquent, beautiful, moving. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

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Contents May Have Shifted By Pam Houston Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393343489
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 28th, 2013

Whether riding a recalcitrant camel in Tunisia, performing CPR on a seizing sled dog or viewing a sky burial in Tibet, Houston's "glimmers" of insight and acute observations of life are part spiritual quest, part healing - always depicted with humor and insight! ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders - Book Review

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Tenth of December: Stories By George Saunders Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812984255
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 7th, 2014

This collection of stories, deeply felt and BRILLIANT will captivate you with its originality of voice and character. Again and again Saunders leads you to the edge, only to snatch you back!! Satire tinged with heart. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

The Tell

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The Tell: A Novel By Hester Kaplan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062184023
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 8th, 2013

Owen and Mira's marriage is as stale as the dusty air in the house they have inherited from Mira's family. They are dull with memories of past losses and stumble through their days like ghosts until Wilton Deere, an aging, wealthy, ex-TV star moves in next door. Deere, longing to repair a severed connection with his daughter Anya, gradually inserts himself into Owen and Mira's lives, showering them with gifts and money, seducing them both. Deere eventually lures Mira into a sordid world of slot machines and addiction, which threatens their marriage. Lies, betrayal, secrets undulating beneath the surface of things, The Tell is a fascinating study of the intricacies of relationship - what is known, what we allow others to see. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds

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The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds (Isabel Dalhousie Series #9) By Alexander McCall Smith Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307949233
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Published: Anchor - July 2nd, 2013

In the ninth addition to Alexander McCall Smith's Isabel Dalhousie series Isabel, occasional sleuth, and owner and editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, is asked by a wealthy Scottish landowner to aid in the recovery of a stolen Nicolas Poussin painting. While rendering assistance, Isabel uncovers sibling conflict within the victim's family. Suspicions are cast. Further, Isabel considers such matters as whether or not to let one's child develop independently of additional tutelage, given his precocious mathematical proclivity. She encourages her husband Jamie's bassoon playing and lends a compassionate ear to her niece Cat's sorrowful employee. Filled with delightful characters, bits of philosophy, art, music, the poetry of W.A. Auden, and imbued with a rich sense of place, The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds might best be enjoyed with a strong cup of tea and a biscuit or two. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Living Beautifully

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Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change By Pema Chodron Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781611800760
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Shambhala - October 8th, 2013

This wise and encouraging book from the American Buddhist nun teaches us through "The Three Commitments" to embrace our prickly natures and habitual patterns in order to live fearlessly and be completely present for ourselves and for those in our lives and in the world, even in the most challenging and difficult times. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


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