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The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
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All the ambiance of the decline of the class structure in GB after WWII. No "deep thots" per se, but absorbing reading. Totally recreational in the most positive sense.
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The Sea of Faith by Don Cupitt
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Don Cupitt, an Anglican priest and theologian, has produced a book that reviews the history of the conflict between orthodox Christianity and the modernism founded on the development of the scientific method. Though he comes down as a modernist inste ...more
Spiritual Formation Bible-NRSV by Anonymous
" It's God's answer to Job that is so profound -- but I won't tell you how it ends. "
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
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I had other things in progress but was stopped by this, the last HP book, and had to set the rest aside. I understand how Rowling's books are driven by plot and character, with few of the "premium" literary qualities, but they are compelling. I haven ...more
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Henry Thoreau by Robert D. Richardson
Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind
by Robert D. Richardson
recommended for: people with environmental leanings or interest in 19th century
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Richardson is known for his biographies of Thoreau, Emerson, and Wm James. I came upon the most recent (James) first and now have read them in reverse order, just finishing the Thoreau bio recently.

The James & Emerson bios were so rich, so crowde
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Emerson by Robert D. Richardson
Emerson: The Mind on Fire
by Robert D. Richardson
recommended for: people with an interest in the intellectual history of the 19th century.
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Richardson's Emerson: The Mind on Fire is a masterful biography of the 19th century's most famous American public intellectual and philosopher. Richardson presents to the reader a man who makes idealism (in both the literal and the philosophic sense) ...more
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The Holiday Season by Michael Knight
The Holiday Season
by Michael Knight
recommended for: anyone who values nuanced storytelling.
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The Holiday Season is two 100-page novellas which share a setting in Mobile amongst the end-of-year holidays. Both works are understated stories that seem simple in the telling but that gradually pull the reader past identification into intimacy with ...more
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