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An Altar in the World

by Barbara Brown Taylor
ISBN:0061370460

The author continues the account of her personal spiritual journey while exploring the sacred in everyday life, describing how to render a typical routine more relevant and sharing recommendations for intensive prayer and meditation.

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The Spare Room

by Helen Garner
ISBN:9780805088885

Offering a room to an old friend who is undergoing treatment for cancer, Helen finds her advice disregarded in the face of her friend's faith in alternative medicine, a situation that turns both of their lives upside-down.

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The Manual of Detection

by Jedediah Berry
ISBN:9781594202117

Unexpectedly promoted to detective when his predecessor goes missing and a supervisor is killed, agency clerk Charles Unwin struggles with inexperience and nerves during a case in which he encounters bizarre clues and is framed for murder.

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The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy

by Robert Leleux
ISBN:9780312361693

The author describes his east Texas boyhood and coming of age with his eccentric, flamboyant mother, his life on their in-laws' horse ranch, his mother's successful quest to land a wealthy husband, and meeting his future life partner, Michael.

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Never Tell a Lie

by Hallie Ephron
ISBN:9780061567155

Anticipating a promising future with the takeoff of her husband's business and the imminent birth of her first child, Ivy finds her happiness shattered when a former high-school classmate reappears in David's life, intimating a close friendship Ivy never had suspected.

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The Last Stand of Fox Company

by Bob Drury
ISBN:9780871139931

November 1950, the Korean Peninsula: After General MacArthur ignores Mao’s warnings and pushes his UN forces deep into North Korea, his 10,000 First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered by 100,000 Chinese soldiers near the Chosin Reservoir. Their only chance for survival is to fight their way south. The mission is handed to Captain William Barber and the 234 Marines of Fox Company. This is a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism in the face of impossible odds

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The Condition

by Jennifer Haigh
ISBN:9780060755782

Unaware of the long-standing grievances harbored by their divorced parents, three adult siblings embark on a tumultuous summer when the oldest, a successful Manhattan doctor, investigates his sister's chromosomal disorder against his mother's wishes.

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Simplexity

by Jeffrey Kluger
ISBN:9781401303013

Draws on cutting-edge theories to describe the basic workings of everyday objects and principles in accessible language, covering a wide variety of topics from cell phones and viruses to economics and parenting.

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Dog on It

by Spencer Quinn
ISBN:1416585834

Meet Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of Dog on It, who works alongside Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator. Chet might have flunked out of police school ("I'd been the best leaper in K-9 class, which had led to all the trouble in a way I couldn't remember exactly, although blood was involved"), but he's a detective through and through.

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Gravewriter

by Mark Arsenault
ISBN:0312335962

Losing his wife first to his gambling habit and then to a fatal car accident, Billy Povich spends his time writing obituaries, living with his elderly father and young son, and plotting to kill the man at the wheel the night of his wife's death.

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The Face of a Killer

by Robin Burcell
ISBN:9781590583746

FBI forensic artist Fitzpatrick questions the guilt of a man about to be executed for her father's murder twenty years earlier.

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Serena

by Ron Rash
ISBN:9780061470851

Traveling to the mountains of 1929 North Carolina to forge a timber business with her new husband, Serena Pemberton champions her mastery of harsh natural and working conditions but turns murderous when she learns she cannot bear children.

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What I talk About When I talk About Running

by Haruki Murakami
ISBN:9780307269195

The Japanese writer recalls his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City marathon, interweaving his reflections on the meaning of running in his life, his thoughts on the writing process and his career, and his experiences as an author and as an athlete.

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