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The Cat Who Saved Books

Blurb: A celebration of books, cats, and the people who love them, infused with the heart-warming spirit of The Guest Cat and The Travelling Cat Chronicles.Bookish high school student Rintaro Natsuki is about to close the second-hand bookstore he inherited from his beloved bookworm grandfather. Then, a talking cat named Tiger appears with an unusual […]

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Beautiful Writers

Blurb: From the host of the Beautiful Writers Podcast comes a heartwarming, how-I-made-tale from a working writer you’ve never heard of, and inspiration and advice from the legends you love.This book gives aspiring writers and seasoned literary veterans a look into the lives of iconic authors and answers the burning question, “How did they do […]

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Why I Write

Blurb: One of the greatest raconteurs of the 20th century, Saadat Hasan Manto declares that he was forced to write when his wife routinely demanded that he put bread on the table for the family. He doesn’t attribute any genius to his skills as a writer and convinces his readers that the stories flowed even as he […]

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2-Minute Pep Talks

Blurb: Feel Full of Hope, Love, and Comfort in Just 2 Minutes a DayImagine waking up every morning, feeling comfortable in your skin. Imagine loving yourself enough to ask life for no less than what you truly want. Imagine refusing to quit — and tackling every day with the endless optimism most adults believe is […]

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365 Ways to Have a Good Day

Blurb: SET YOUR MINDSET FOR SUCCESS How are the next twelve months looking for you? Pretty much the same as last year? Or are you ready to make things interesting? 365 WAYS TO HAVE A GOOD DAY is a full year’s worth of daily inspiration, tools, habits, actions and rituals that will set you on […]

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Hell in High Heels

Blurb:   Addressing women in history with a unique perspective and a bit of flair!History textbooks haven’t changed in at least thirty years. Imagine the author’s disappointment when she realized her children were learning the same misinformation she did in K-12. Where the fuck were the women who refused to conform? Who refused to live […]

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The Shade Under the Mango Tree

Blurb: After two heartbreaking losses, Luna wants adventure. Something and somewhere very different from the affluent, sheltered home in California and Hawaii where she grew up. An adventure in which she can also make some difference. She travels to a foreign place where she gets more than she bargained for. Lucien, a worldly, well-traveled young […]

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A Writer’s Life: The Margaret Laurence Lectures

Blurb: For anyone who loves great literature — or aspires to write it — this is an essential collection, full of insight, wisdom, humour, and candour from Canada’s most important and beloved literary figures. For the past twenty-five years, the Writers’ Trust of Canada‘s annual lecture series, the Margaret Laurence Memorial Lecture, has invited some of […]

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The Girl Who Talks to Ashes

Blurb: Fifteen-year-old Willow is terrified of her new baby, Lilah, who has a peculiar form of epilepsy. Every time Lilah’s eyes glaze over, terrible things happen: flowers shrivel, food goes to rot – even Willow’s long, auburn hair turns stark white. But it’s the death of the family cat that becomes the last straw; in […]

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Threads of Awakening

Blurb: What if you set out to travel the world and got sidetracked in a Himalayan sewing workshop? What if that sidetrack turned out to be your life’s path–your way home? Part art book, part memoir, part spiritual travelogue, Threads of Awakening is a delightful and inspiring blend of adventure and introspection. Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo shares her experience […]