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Worthy

by Susan Waggoner

"Worthy" is a highly readable novel with an uplifting reminder that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. Judy Salz’s illuminating "Worthy" features realistically flawed characters with a message to deliver. In this... Read More

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That Lucky Old Son

by Susan Waggoner

For historians, World War II buffs, and veterans’ families, this book offers a unique take on world events at the micro level. "That Lucky Old Son" is not to be missed. Mark Cote’s moving and richly detailed biography "That Lucky Old... Read More

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Guardian of Deceit

by Susan Waggoner

Through the tumult caused by those around him, Darwin seems able to maintain his innate goodness. In "Guardian of Deceit" by William H. Coles, sixteen-year-old orphan Darwin Hastings finds himself—and his enormous trust... Read More

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McDowell

by Susan Waggoner

"McDowell" is a moral tale with a touch of modern ambiguity. William H. Coles’s "McDowell" draws from headline issues and a contemporary American setting to tell an unabashedly allegorical tale. Prominent physician Hiram McDowell has... Read More

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House of Rougeaux

by Susan Waggoner

On a Martinique sugar plantation near the end of the eighteenth century, sister and brother Abeje and Adunbi are the first generation born into slavery. They are orphaned at an early age. Abeje grows into a healing woman with an instinct... Read More

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The Hidden Life of Life

by Susan Waggoner

Quick—what came first, plants or animals? Plants, the common answer once taught as truth, is wrong. Animal life came first, and this is just one of the food-for-thought facts revealed in Elizabeth Marshall Thomas’s "The Hidden Life... Read More

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