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Dearest Anne

by Beth Hemke Shapiro

Through the medium of diaries addressed to Anne Frank, Israeli novelist Katzir portrays a passionate relationship between an adolescent girl and her married female literature teacher, as well as offering a glimpse of life in 1970s... Read More

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A Journey into Michelangelo's Rome

by Beth Hemke Shapiro

Most travel guides are jammed with star ratings and brief descriptions of hotels, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. By contrast, this book is full of art images, maps, and summary sidebars ranging in topics from the Reformation to... Read More

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The Celtic Quest

by Beth Hemke Shapiro

In her foreword, editor Jane Lahr explains her desire to recapture the imagination of the Celtic natural world through literature and art, especially as our own physical environment deteriorates. Lahr has previously edited or co-edited... Read More

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The Guerilla Art Kit

by Beth Hemke Shapiro

Guerilla art is any anonymous work done in public spaces “with the distinct purpose of affecting the world in a creative or thought-provoking way.” Smith has tread this territory before with her books Wreck This Journal and Living... Read More

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The Feasting Season

by Beth Hemke Shapiro

Travel writer Meg Parker appears to have a dream job living and working in the French countryside, but the reality of having to deal with an inattentive husband, two young children, and incompetent home remodelers is forcing a rude... Read More

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The Foundations of Christian Art

by Beth Hemke Shapiro

Many authorities label any artwork that has a religious subject “sacred art,” but Titus Burckhardt is different. He posits that art is essentially form, and if the form is borrowed from some type of profane art, the spiritual vision... Read More

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