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Em Maxwell
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On the path of the Holy Fool. Mystic, writer, teacher, Spiritual Celebrant, Laugher, bon vivant
On the path of the Holy Fool. Mystic, writer, teacher, Spiritual Celebrant, Laugher, bon vivant

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Silver Sensation
Silver Silence by Nalini Singh My rating: 4 of 5 stars I consider Nalini Singh a crossover artist. I generally do not like my sci-fi/fantasy to focus on romance and sex, so it's pretty amazing that I've read 26 of Nalini's books. She is that good a world-bu...

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A trip to Space camp? Yes, please! 

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Recent Reads


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Nostalgia Rules
Helen Simonson's previous book, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand,
gently but firmly took on Britain's classism and racism with a charming love
story. The Summer Before the War adds in sexism, homophobia, militarism,
pacifism, socialism and almost every -ism you...

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A Tale of Heart and Passion
Beartown by Fredrik Backman My rating: 5 of 5 stars It begins with a cliffhanger: "Late one evening...a teenager picked up a shotgun, walked into the forest, put the gun to someone else's forehead and pulled the trigger. This is the story of how we got ther...

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Short Takes


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Starting Over
A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon My rating: 4 of 5 stars Lucy Dillon's stories always have a dog and therefore are love stories. Not romance, but "women's fiction," so-called because it deals with the messy details of life like relationships, home, and...

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One of the Best
All the Winters After by Seré Prince Halverson My rating: 5 of 5 stars What a rare pleasure and treasure! A novel that succeeds as a thriller, as literature, as travel guide and as love story: love of place as well as love of family and romance. Kache's mom...

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Curious Charms
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick My rating: 4 of 5 stars What a journey we get to take with 69-year-old Arthur Pepper as he discovers the life of the woman he never knew, his wife before they married. He's clearing out her closet on th...
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