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Sommelier of Deformity

by Kristen Rabe

Intensely dark and sardonic, "Sommelier of Deformity" is also, paradoxically, an uplifting and redemptive story. Buddy Hayes, a self-described troll who spends most of his time alone, is both arrogant and self-deprecating. He limits his... Read More

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For Two Thousand Years

by Kristen Rabe

This newly translated novel explores timeless themes of acceptance and struggle with power, grace, and insight. "For Two Thousand Years" is a profoundly moving novel that brilliantly captures the complex tensions of Eastern Europe prior... Read More

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The Confessions of St. Augustine

by Kristen Rabe

This is a clear, conversational presentation of a classic Christian work. In Naxos’s new audio recording of The Confessions of Saint Augustine, British actor Mark Meadows offers a compelling, earnest interpretation of one of the most... Read More

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Grassroots Zen

by Kristen Rabe

"Grassroots Zen" is an enlightened, pragmatic guidebook that will deepen and enliven spiritual practice. In "Grassroots Zen", Perle Besserman and Manfred Steger offer an interpretation of Zen that is approachable and uniquely American.... Read More

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Celestial Mechanics

by Kristen Rabe

This is imaginative work about a man’s quest for true connection. A sprawling, fantastical work about a man’s spiritual journey, "Celestial Mechanics" is the first novel by William Least Heat-Moon, who is well-known for his... Read More

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Untangling Self

by Kristen Rabe

Buddhist principles hold the key to social change, according to this title that works on many levels. In "Untangling Self", Andrew Olendzki offers an accessible, powerful discussion of how the ancient wisdom of Buddhism can transform... Read More

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Apocalyptic Anxiety

by Kristen Rabe

Anthony Aveni’s "Apocalyptic Anxiety" is an astute and engaging guide to the many themes and variations of apocalyptic thinking in American history. Whether the end is envisioned as a religious second coming or the realization of a... Read More

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