May 29, 2016
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BUZZ
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Braving the streets of Chicago in: BUZZ RIDE: MEMOIRS OF A RIDE SHARE DRIVER

By P.M. White

Rating:  star star star star star 

In an experiment to discover what the rideshare business is about, one middle-aged business man takes it upon himself to tackle the dangers and excitement of becoming a rideshare driver.

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A means to coping with sexual abuse by rejecting touch in: HUNGRY FOR TOUCH

By Laureen Marie Peltier

Rating:  star star star star star 

With the help of an unconventional psychiatrist, a woman struggles to recover from childhood sexual abuse.

CROWNING
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Combing through the expansive standards of beauty in: CROWNING GLORY

By Stacy Harshman

Rating:  star star star star star 

A spunky twenty-something New Yorker, transplanted from Chicago, has her curiosity piqued by the male attention she receives while wearing a red wig she bought on eBay on a whim.

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In a sea of guidance books, GIANT KILLERS provides a modern take on an ancient story

By Steve Lawson

Rating:  star star star star star 

Everyone has “giants” in their lives that need slaying—fears, worries, guilt, insecurity, etc.—but those giants can be overcome through self-awareness, combined with God’s grace. The Bible story of David and Goliath has long symbolized how people can overcome seemingly impossible situations to come out ahead. Former pastor and church planter, Steve Lawson uses this story […]

QUESTLOVE
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Tips on achieving the “perfect” relationship in: MY QUEST TO LOVE

By Daniel C. Davis

Rating:  star star star star star 

MY QUEST TO LOVE provides practical guidelines on how to achieve the illusive perfect relationship, based on his familiarity with common pitfalls along the way.

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Adventure and rediscovery of self on the Appalachian Trail in: THE WORLD WE LEFT BEHIND

By John R. Morris

Rating:  star star star star star 

The author, depressed by a breakup and a meaningless job, starts a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail. John Morris and his fiancee had broken up, and his job as a security guard was starting to seem unfulfilling and dull. He found himself more and more tempted by a dream of achieving something really impressive – […]

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Contemplations on the relationship between food, love and family in: COOK YOUR WAY TO LOVE & HARMONY

By Agus Ekanurdi and Frida Antony

Rating:  star star star star star 

A first person memoir about the healing properties of home cooking and a strong family life, written from the perspective of a newly married man navigating his relationship and the heart-wrenching difficulties of aging parents.

EMERGENCE
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Thirteen separate colonies become a new nation in: THE EMERGENCE OF ONE AMERICAN NATION

By Donald J. Fraser

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE EMERGENCE OF ONE AMERICAN NATION is an informative and engaging read encompassing 184 years, including the events that led to the war of independence, to the writing of the Constitution and official formation of the United States of America.

HAPPY
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A man rises above his drug addiction in: HAPPY CHASING HAPPY

By Jerome "jay" Isip

Rating:  star star star star star 

From a teenage thug to a man who understands happiness.

EXIST
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Exploration into politics and philosophy through history in: A RIGHT TO EXIST: WHOSE RIGHTS ARE THESE?

By John Jeffrey

Rating:  star star star star star 

A thought provoking exploration of how the principals of freedom and opportunity enshrined – if in rhetoric only – in the Constitution have gradually expanded to encompass broader swaths of society.

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Memories of a free-spirited childhood in the isolated town in: GROWING UP ALASKA

By Niki Breeser Tschirgi

Rating:  star star star star star 

This sentimental memoir tells the story of the author’s childhood in the isolated Alaskan town of Tok.

HOLE
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Metaphysics fills the gap in: A HOLE IN SCIENCE

By Ted Christopher

Rating:  star star star star star 

The author argues that science needs a transcendental explanation for the inheritance of complex traits like intelligence.

MEDITATION
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Guidance on how to live a more mindful life in: CREATIVE MEDITATION AND MANIFESTATION: USING YOUR 21 INNATE POWERS TO CREATE YOUR LIFE

By Amara Honeck

Rating:  star star star star star 

Author Amara Honeck brings her deep expertise and passion for her subject, honed from experience as a Shamanic Practitioner and Counselor.

SPLENDOR
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Memoir, spirituality, literature, and philosophy successfully blend together for an enlightening read in: SPLENDOR.

By David Zindell

Rating:  star star star star star 

Best known for his science fiction novels, David Zindell gets personal this time with insights into how growing up as a Baby Boomer in the Cold War Era helped him learn to appreciate the beauty and bliss of being at one with the universe in rare moments he calls splendor.

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A plethora of techniques to optimize learning are revealed in: THE MANUAL: A Guide to the Ultimate Study Method (USM)

By Rod Bremer

Rating:  star star star star star 

A wide range of methods to optimize learning in different fields are revealed in this detailed and highly organized guide.

ARTHEART
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Gifted cardiologist has to deal with his own heart issues in: ART ON THE HUMAN HEART

By Paul C. Ho, MD

Rating:  star star star star star 

Events in a young and promising cardiologist’s life send a wake up call, and it all begins with a heart attack.

MOTIONS
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Tokyo experiences in: MOTIONS AND MOMENTS

By Michael Pronko

Rating:  star star star star star 

Michael Pronko shares his detailed observations of the culture and life of one of the busiest cities on the planet.

RISE
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Straightforward and encouraging guidance out of depression in: RISE FROM DARKNESS – PATHS OUT OF DEPRESSION TOWARD HAPPINESS

By Kristian Hall

Rating:  star star star star star 

Kristian Hall, who has marked the trail out of depression, provides guidance to others.
Hall outlines his own struggles with what he calls his “demons.”

SELFIE
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It’s a unique spin on a world of sound bites and quippy, overused and trite sayings in: SELFIE-FACING

By John Branning

Rating:  star star star star star 

Branning puts his own brand of meat on overused and frequently discounted mindless words.

NEWMONEY
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An NFL athlete shares his hard-earned wisdom on rapid wealth in: NEW MONEY: STAYING RICH

By Phillip Buchanon

Rating:  star star star star star 

NFL athlete Phillip Buchanon wasn’t prepared for the impact his new and sudden wealth would have on his life.

EVANGELICAL
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Sharing the beliefs and perspectives in: THE EVANGELICAL EXPERIENCE

By Anthony Coleman

Rating:  star star star star star 

A former Evangelical Christian gives his experiences with the movement, and explains the beliefs and perspectives of those within it.

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Humorous personal essays reveal the traumas and triumphs of growing older in: 53 IS THE NEW 38 – Tales of Indignity and Middle Age

By Michael Anthony Turpin

Rating:  star star star star star 

In more than two dozen short personal essays, Turpin offers his quirky take on parenting, weight control, surgery, grey hair, birthdays, dentistry, college life, brothers, and other topics related to daily life.

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Sound, engaging advice on entrepreneurship in: SET YOUR OWN SALARY

By Clinton E. Day

Rating:  star star star star star 

An insurance entrepreneur offers advice to other would-be entrepreneurs on coming up with a product, starting a business, and making it successful.

SASHA
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A surprising and moving relationship develops in: AND THEN THERE WERE THREE

By Julia Fox

Rating:  star star star star star 

In AND THEN THERE WERE THREE, Fox tells the story of her unconventional three-person relationship through a series of sixty-seven letters addressed to her beloved.