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May 1, 2016

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published May 1, 2016. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in May 2016.

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The Tao of Running

by Matt Sutherland

What are they all seeking in their daily, strenuous runs along mountain trails, city streets, ocean beaches—and do they ever find it? In this inspiring ode to the mental side of the running pastime, Gary Dudney points to spiritual... Read More

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Over the Plain Houses

by Stephanie Bucklin

In this captivating historical novel, full of superstition, suspense, and secrets, a woman comes to a North Carolina town and rocks the precarious equilibrium of the relationships there. From the start, "Over the Plain Houses" is filled... Read More

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The Bowl with Gold Seams

by Stephanie Bucklin

In the summer of 1945, the Pennsylvania Bedford Springs Hotel served as the detainment center for the Japanese ambassador to Berlin, along with his staff and all of their families. From this unusual real-life piece of history springs the... Read More

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The Blood

by J. G. Stinson

Allynn Riggs has created a world both familiar and strange, and is in good company with the best science fiction and fantasy. Allynn Riggs’s "The Blood" mixes science fiction and fantasy to good effect in a tale laced with humor,... Read More

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Practicing the Tao Te Ching

by Kristen Rabe

For the individual seeker interested in exploring Tao, this work will speak sincerely to the heart and mind. In "Practicing the Tao Te Ching", Solala Towler offers a thoughtful and practical guide to the practice of Taoism. Many books... Read More

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The Mercy Journals

by Christine Canfield

This complex tale puts global crises and personal crises hand in hand, and questions if morality must adapt. Many dystopian novels feel distant, taking place in a time far from now, but Claudia Casper’s "The Mercy Journals" feels like... Read More

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The Helvetian Affair

by Claire Foster

"The Helvetian Affair" is a fast-paced military history that adds depth and detail to the frequently traveled terrain of Roman conquest. Roman history is a bloody saga of invasion, conquest, and empire building. Ray Gleason’s new... Read More

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