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January 2008

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published January 2008.

Book Review

Expatriate Heart

by Claire Rudy Foster

Compassionate, meditative, and often achingly beautiful, Expatriate Heart is the thoughtful exploration of an American woman’s coming-of-age in Japan. Janet James Sasaki considers every aspect of her main character’s surroundings,... Read More

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by Lee Gooden

Alan Wagstaff’s petite but powerful novel is the first book in a new fantasy series that contains traces of the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis and the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. English twins, Thomas and Katherine Rayner,... Read More

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A Letter From Heaven

Jamie’s mother keeps a beautiful ceramic jar on their mantelpiece. The jar is painted with blue flowers and sometimes Jamie’s mother puts real flowers next to it in a vase. Jamie has been asking his mother about that jar ever since... Read More

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Dead Serious

"Dead Serious" is a mature but not at all staid fusillade against the difficulties of maintaining relationships and the stubborn persistence of uncrackable existential mysteries. Men and women operate in opposition, although at other... Read More

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Sayings of the False Prophet

“What is the sound of one hand clapping?” Here is a seeker who deals in spiritual questions and satisfying answers. Scottish poet and painter Ahimsananda uses axioms, koans, and prose poems to stimulate healthier mindsets. The... Read More

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Mystical Visions

"Mystical Visions" is author Josephine Cirino’s ode to her brother who was killed several years ago, and an exploration of her spiritual visions, dreams, and premonitions. Cirino believes she is blessed with the gift of second sight... Read More

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Poems Galore

The title of George Peltekian’s poetry collection is accurate: it’s packed full of "Poems Galore". This poet is bold: he tackles such big dog topics as God, politics, and human nature, and he does so with straight-up, often humorous... Read More

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The Shadow Watchers

“On June 20 1934 John Webster disappeared without a trace. He simply vanished. His young friend Adam Maclean discovered clothing and personal effects but no body” Bert Nelson writes in the beginning of "The Shadow Watchers". John’s... Read More

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