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On Knowing by Jerome S. Bruner
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Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt
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Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson
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In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen
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Based on the journal that Peter Matthiessen kept during a spiritual retreat ( Mattheissen was a Zen Buddhist) in Auuschwitz/Birkenau, IN PARADISE tells the story of Clements Olin, who, in 1996, joins a disparate group of people who gather in a spirit...more
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The Book of Human Skin by Michelle Lovric
The Book of Human Skin
by Michelle Lovric
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Set in Venice and Peru in the late 18th century,THE BOOK OF HUMAN SKIN, is a vivid, disturbing story told from various characters'perspectives- each in a distinctive style that is made even more distinct by the author's device of using a different ty...more
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Letter by Letter by Laurent Pflughaupt
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The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness
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The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness
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A well-crafted, whimsical story encompassing myth and magic, humor and heartbreak.
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Clarissa Pinkola Estés
“The way to maintain one's connection to the wild is to ask yourself what it is that you want. This is the sorting of the seed from the dirt. One of the most important discriminations we can make in this matter is the difference between things that beckon to us and things that call from our souls.
Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in the choice of mates and lovers. A lover cannot be chosen a la smorgasbord. A lover has to be chosen from soul-craving. To choose just because something mouthwatering stands before you will never satisfy the hunger of the soul-self. And that is what the intuition is for; it is the direct messenger of the soul.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

Rainer Maria Rilke
“For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been given to us, the ultimate, the final problem and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, The Selected Poetry
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W.H. Auden
“Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can; all of them make me laugh.”
W.H. Auden

Clarissa Pinkola Estés
“Having a lover/friend who regards you as a living growing criatura, being, just as much as the tree from the ground, or a ficus in the house, or a rose garden out in the side yard... having a lover and friends who look at you as a true living breathing entity, one that is human but made of very fine and moist and magical things as well... a lover and friends who support the ciatura in you... these are the people you are looking for. They will be the friends of your soul for life. Mindful choosing of friends and lovers, not to mention teachers, is critical to remaining conscious, remaining intuitive, remaining in charge of the fiery light that sees and knows.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

Rainer Maria Rilke
“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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