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The Leavers Cover Image
By Lisa Ko
ISBN: 9781616206888
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 2nd, 2017

An immigrant’s story. Leavers is told from the perspective of a mother and her son who are separated when the mother is arrested one afternoon at work and deported to her home country. Her young son is left not knowing what happened to his mother. A relevant and fascinating read.

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Gardens of Water Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812978445
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Published: Random House Trade - February 10th, 2009

This is a story of love. A father must find a way to support and lead his family in Turkey after a devastating earthquake. A daughter finds young love in an American boy whose family is trying to support her community after the quake. These characters are beautifully written. A story that will stay with me for a long time.

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And It Was Good: Reflections on Beginnings Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451497123
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Published: Convergent Books - May 23rd, 2017

L’Engle beautifully relates the stories from the biblical book of Genesis to our modern world, inspiring reflections and thought-provoking contemplation. Beautifully written and inspiring storytelling.

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The Lost Letter Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399185670
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 13th, 2017

Yes, another WWII story on my shelf, but there are so many good ones. And this is one of them! A story that moves back and forth from war torn Germany to modern day California. A family is reconnected by a lost letter and the stamp that was created by engravers, quietly resisting their Nazi government. For fans of Julian Cantor, another rich, fascinating story of history and drama.

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Their Finest Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062414915
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 14th, 2017

A WWII story, with a focus on an event that happened on the beaches of Dunkirk. A team of misfit writers and film makers attempt to create a film to inspire a war-torn nation. Funny, beautifully written and now a motion picture!

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Rumi's Little Book of Life: The Garden of the Soul, the Heart, and the Spirit Cover Image
By Rumi, Maryam Mafi (Translator), Azima Melita Kolin (Translator)
ISBN: 9781571746894
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Published: Hampton Roads Publishing Company - September 2012

A great little reference book to pick up and read when you are looking for inspiration or quiet reflection. Reading one of these poems is a great way to begin a time of meditation, as each poem speaks beautifully of the journey of life.