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Art of Stillness

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The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere (Ted Books) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781476784724
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Published: Simon & Schuster/ Ted - November 4th, 2014

While this is meant to be read in one sitting, I stretched it out because I felt happier after each reading. Iyer draws on distinct exemplars of the benefits of stillness, imparting some of that peace in this gem of a book. ~ Reviewed by Carol Graser


Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him by David Henry - Book Review

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781616204471
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 21st, 2014

Focusing on Richard's early years and career, this book puts his work in the context of the culture and politics of his time. The authors assert and support his genius in language perfectly spiced to complement its subject. ~ Reviewed by Carol Graser


Men We Reaped

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Men We Reaped: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781608197651
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 16th, 2014

In this memoir of community set in the rural south, Ward remembers five young men close to her who died in four years. She painstakingly traces each death back to a history of racism and economic struggle, channeling her grief into beautiful, precise language. ~ Reviewed by Carol Graser


Trying Not to Try

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Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780770437619
Availability: Special Order
Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - March 4th, 2014

Fascinating! Ancient Chinese Philosophy integrated with the best in cognitive science written in, I promise, an easy to absorb style. Slingerland does the hard work of culling through dense material and the paradoxes of wu-wei and gives us a concise book that's useful and enlightening. ~ Reviewed by Carol Graser


The Enchanted

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780062285508
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Harper - March 4th, 2014

I’m amazed at what this book accomplishes. Denfeld writes about a death row inmate,the prison priest and a woman who investigates death penalty cases with genuine knowledge and real artistry. She’s rendered a book that’s not only a compelling read but that feels true, deeply relevant and ultimately healing. ~ Reviewed by Carol Graser


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