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Windows Within

by Paula Scardamalia

“Creativity is not just an end product; it is also the energy we use and the processes we go through to get to the outcome,” Jan-Marie Esch writes. In Windows Within, Esch, an educator, artist, and creativity coach, lays out her... Read More

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Cathedral of the Black Madonna

by Paula Scardamalia

The author, who is a philosopher, historian, and retired teacher of Celtic studies at the Sorbonne, has made a lifes study of the Celts and written numerous books on the subject, including The Druids, Women of the Celts, and Merlin. He... Read More

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Grave Undertaking

by Paula Scardamalia

Readers are familiar with private eyes, retired police, and charming old ladies who knit as detectives, but an undertaker as detective opens up new possibilities for crime solving. A native of North Carolina, the author brings to this... Read More

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Olympic Games

by Paula Scardamalia

In the humorous style of Tom Robbins, this novel tells an amusing yet wise story about love and power. Its quirky, recognizable characters act out a comedy of errors, replaying the old roles and conflicts of Greek myths within a... Read More

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Ribbons of the Sun

by Paula Scardamalia

Excited at accompanying her father to market day in Santa Maria, twelve-year-old Rosa’s happiness turns to disbelief and dismay when she discovers that the only flower her father will sell that day is Rosa herself. Hamilton, who died... Read More

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Writing Spiritual Books

by Paula Scardamalia

This writer-friendly, resource-rich book joins a growing list of titles for writers who aim to meet the also-growing popular interest in books that address spiritual concerns and ideas. The author has not only written many of his own... Read More

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The Sacrifice

by Paula Scardamalia

The choices posed by the Amish religion and lifestyle lead to emotionally complex situations and sacrifices, especially for Leah, the adopted daughter of Abram. At the beginning of the story, Leah is recovering from the loss of her... Read More

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Speed-Walk

by Paula Scardamalia

Failed intimacy is the repeated theme in this collection of poignant and yet occasionally comical short stories, winner of the 2003 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Whether between spouses, parents and children, or even friends, intimacy in... Read More

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