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Piranesi

by Michelle Anne Schingler

In Susanna Clarke’s wondrous and moving novel "Piranesi", a gentle man finds the tranquility of his vast but bounded world challenged by visitors from the outside. Piranesi lives in a house whose halls seem endless. He’s been close... Read More

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Witch Hunt

by Matt Sutherland

Why witches? What accounts for our Western fascination with women who hex and heal, summon demons and project power, eschew religion yet embrace religious iconography, live contentedly in darkness, anonymity, and seclusion? Most... Read More

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Beneficence

by Michelle Anne Schingler

When love is great, its loss can consume you; so a family learns in Meredith Hall’s delicate, poignant novel, "Beneficence". Doris became a Senter the day her husband, Tup, brought her to his family farm. She was happy to settle into... Read More

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Sign Here If You Exist

by Rebecca Foster

Naturalist Jill Sisson Quinn’s essay collection "Sign Here If You Exist" concerns connection and change in relation to both the self and the world at large. As an environmental educator in Wisconsin, Quinn taught that everything is... Read More

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The Astrology Fix

by Kristine Morris

In "The Astrology Fix", noted astrologer Theresa Cheung decodes the cosmic influences revealed in each person’s birth chart and recommends practices and rituals to balance each individual’s “shining” and “shadow” elements.... Read More

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