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Murder Mezzo Forte by Donn E. Taylor
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Professor Preston Barkley is a delightful character, even if he was accused of murder, multiple affairs, a trouble-maker in general. Melodies follow his thinking, from "a Mozart sonata without enthusiasm" to "a long Artie Shaw-style glissando," while ...more
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The Treasure Map by Tyler Scott Hess
The Treasure Map
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Was it possible for an escaped convict to be a hero? That's the question asked by a boy who finds a map in an old trunk in the attic. Cleaning up the attic during Christmas break was punishment for less than stellar grades, but leads to a challenging ...more
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Forgiving Others, Forgiving Me by Renee Fisher
Forgiving Others, Forgiving Me
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This book is an honest look back at the author's struggles with stories from her past and working through being molded, restored, and forgiven by God. After each chapter, there are verses with personal questions, then blanks for journaling answers, places ...more
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Adorning the Dark by Andrew       Peterson
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"Homesickness is the way home."<br /><br />What a delicious book! It's written by a songwriter, but so much of what he shares is apropos for writers, poets, artists of any kind. Andrew Peterson talks about "sehnsucht," which C. S. Lewis described as "inconsolable ...more
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It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.<br /> ...more Theodore Roosevelt
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Until Then by Gail Kittleson
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It was Our War Too by Kayleen Reusser
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I wish I'd had books like Kayleen Reusser's Witnesses of War Books when I was a schoolgirl. As an adult, I finally discovered that history is people. In this heartwarming slim book, there are stories of eighteen people who witnessed WWII as a child or ...more
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Hatteras Island Mystery by Anne Greene
Hatteras Island Mystery
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Last bridesmaid standing. I guess this would be considered a novella. It's not long enough to develop characters past being beautiful, handsome, and well-built. And rich. And the bad guys were bouncer types. The mystery was about the well-built rich ...more
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Lightning on a Quiet Night by Donn E. Taylor
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"When pride comes in one door, virtue goes out another."<br /><br />Beneficent, Mississippi's high school basketball heroes have come home from the war to a town they are proud of. Proud of its virtues, even its motto: "A town as good as its name." That is, until ...more
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C.S. Lewis
“I have seen great beauty of spirit in some who were great sufferers. I have seen men, for the most part, grow better not worse with advancing years, and I have seen the last illness produce treasures of fortitude and meekness from most unpromising subjects.”
C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

Søren Kierkegaard
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
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C.S. Lewis
“The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from — my country, the place where I ought to have been born. Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing? The longing for home? For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back.”
C. S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces

Ann Voskamp
“I want to see beauty. In the ugly, in the sink, in the suffering, in the daily, in all the days before I die, the moments before I sleep.”
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

C.S. Lewis
“It was when I was happiest that I longed most...The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing...to find the place where all the beauty came from.”
C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces

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