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Off the Beaten Track across Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia

Blurb:Three things happened simultaneously. The lioness charged, Alistair fled across the parched savannah and his wife screamed for him to run faster. Stuffed deep inside his tattered rucksack was a guidebook containing advice on what to do in wildlife emergencies, which he planned to read if he survived the next thirty seconds. Future plans to […]

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Happy 95% of the Time

Blurb: In his latest book, Dr. Walter Doyle Staples invites his readers to experience life as fully aware, fully conscious, and fully functioning individuals. Staples presents powerful and life-changing ideas and concepts on how to transcend our ego-based state of consciousness to achieve deep peace, profound love, and infinite joy. Happy 95% of the Time explains how our […]

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Songs for the Forgotten

Blurb:Songs for the Forgotten: A Psychiatrist’s Record combines pivotal moments from Julia Burns‘s Southern upbringing in the 1970s with case histories accumulated through three decades of treating psychiatric patients, particularly those drowning in the cultural epidemic of child abuse. This book is her journal of rupture and return. The reader will follow the author’s hard-won reconciliation. In […]

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Satin Pumps

Blurb:It was the midcentury murder that fascinated a nation and kept it glued for two years to radio, television and newspapers through three trials.Did the handsome, wealthy doctor and his beautiful young paramour plan to kill his glamorous socialite wife?Or did the gun accidentally discharge as he claimed?Early in the evening on July 18, 1959, Dr. […]

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Mary Me

Have you ever wondered if God has a destiny for you? He does. For the longest time, Elizabeth Bristol ran from God—until, out of desperation, she caved. She found out she not only needed God but wanted Him. In what came as a total shock, she found peace, purpose, and incredible healing. She can’t not share because […]

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Where the Light Begins

Blurb: In Where the Light Begins: A Seeker’s Journey for Truth, Freedom and a Place to Call Home, Cristy Elmendorp shares an intimate account of her extraordinary life journey. The daughter of a missionary who once belonged to a controversial Christian cult called “The Children of God”, her father would often tell her that she […]

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The Parables of Sunlight

Blurb: The Parables of Sunlight is a book by Margaret Dulaney, the author of Listen Well, the spoken word website exploring open faith ideas through story and metaphor. The book follows Margaret as she adjusts to her new life of farm ownership, and the questionable gift of an abandoned racehorse, whose life hangs in the […]

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Blurb:In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s […]

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From A Wonky Path To An Open Road

Although I had set out to read memoirs in 2020, this book was not on my list. I did not even know that Janey de Nordwall existed. Thanks to BookSirens, on whose list of memoirs this book showed up. They gave me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.And boy! Was this a […]

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Tiny Beautiful Things

In December 2019, I had decided that I would read only memoirs in 2020, which seems quite silly in hindsight. I came across Cheryl Strayed’s Wild when I was preparing a list. As usual, I googled to know more. It was then that I learned about Tiny Beautiful Things.  I added it to my humongous […]