2014

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Ali
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307476074
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Published: Vintage - March 26th, 2013

I LOVED this book. (Please read it before you see the movie! Quick! I promise you won't be sorry.) Wild, by Cheryl Strayed, is a truly wholehearted, dangerously honest, and exceptionally moving memoir about a lost woman who wanders into the woods to find her way. A really engaging and beautiful read. A wonderful story for anyone looking to get lost and found at once.


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Ali
The Miracle of Mindfulness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807012390
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Published: Beacon Press - May 1st, 1999

A blurb on the back of this book calls it "one of the best available introductions to the wisdom and beauty of the meditation practice", and I couldn't agree more. Thich Nhat Hanh's work is always affectionate, wise, bright-spirited, and accessible to anyone at any level of the practice--from a novice in her living room to in Vermont to a monk at his monastery in France. The Miracle of Mindfulness is for all of us. Peace!


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Ali
Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061864254
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Published: HarperOne - July 10th, 2012

This is a very powerful book about the truly healing and transformative potential of the yoga practice. In Fierce Medicine, Ana Forrest will challenge you to get curious about yourself and the truth of your experience of living. It's equal parts physical, emotional, spiritual, and practical guidance, as well as a glimpse into Ana's own journey. Ana Forrest is a highly respected and cherished teacher and is an inspiration to many around the world. Highly recommend!


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Donna
One Plus One Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525426585
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - July 1st, 2014

An unlikely love story...


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Donna
Strike Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781595146694
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Published: Razorbill - October 14th, 2014

I'm excited for this third book in the Sylo Chronicles, a great series that keeps you wanting more, with fast-paced action and chases. A good read for older middle graders and YA.


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Kristen
Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061561559
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Published: HarperCollins - October 14th, 2014

Clariel is a capable, strong-minded young woman who would just as soon fend for herself in the quiet, green world of the Great Forest - a challenging goal, since her parents have moved the family to the city of Belisaere, where politics reign supreme and it turns out there's a Free Magic creature afoot.

A fellow Phoenix Books bookseller has praised Garth Nix for, in Sabriel, writing some of the most original fantasy on the shelves.  Now, Nix has again overcome cliches, this time in the character of Clariel, who is nothing like a damsel in distress.

This prequel to Garth Nix's Abhorsen series can stand alone for readers who haven't yet discovered the series.


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Evelyn
Urban Watercolor Sketching: A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780770435219
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Published: Watson-Guptill Publications - March 25th, 2014

Not your ho-hum way of learning how to paint.  Imaginative ways of loosening up your painting arm, and exploring new techniques.  Easy to follow, and explains about the materials as well.  Good for beginners and experienced artists alike.


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Evelyn
City of Bones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442485389
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 9th, 2013

A young adult novel for all ages.  Strong female characters, and the perfect balance of fantasy, mystery and romance.  My daughter loved it so much she read the whole series twice.  After reading the first three, I can see why!  Lots of fun. 


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Evelyn

A fresh look at the many financial crises from the crash of '29 to today, and why we are headed for another.  This book gave me a whole new outlook on Clinton policy as well as some new insight into the 2008 stock market fiasco.  A quick read.  Get ready to get ready.

The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America--And What We Can Do to Stop It Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446584821
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Published: Twelve - November 11th, 2014

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Evelyn
War of the Whales: A True Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451645019
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 1st, 2014

This book is fascinating on two levels: a great telling of the history of the development of underwater sonar technology and the rivalry between the US and the Soviets to develop silent submarines, and the sad consequences of testing that technology on whales and other marine life.


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