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Itty Bitty Book Review: Glennon Doyle Melton’s Love Warrior

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The memoir, Love Warrior, by Glennon Doyle Melton has been called “epic” by Elizabeth Gilbert, “astonishing” by Rob Bell of The New York Times and Brené Brown declared that the book “blew me away.” So when I heard Oprah choose the book on CBS This Morning to be the next pick for her monthly book club, I thought about grabbing a copy. When I purchase a book, which is pretty often, I like the experience to be kind of risky and mysterious. A guilty pleasure seeker, I actually enjoy not knowing everything about it before I buy. When I walked in to an indie bookstore one Saturday I was in the mood for a new cookbook, but picked up Love Warrior…

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Tackling the To-Be-Read Pile: 4 Authors We’re Discovering This Month

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Like any voracious reader, my to-be-read pile is at least a mile high. I mean this literally: I have novels stacked in teetering columns around my living room and at the side of my bed. And that doesn’t even include all the new titles on my iPad just waiting for me to click on their little icons. This month I finally decided to put aside those well-worn reads I return to again and again and try out a new author or two. Or four, it turns out. Here are the authors I’m discovering this month, and the books that are making me fall hard for them: Paper Princess, Erin Watt (EverAfter Romance, April 4, 2016) Any book that’s described as…

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All in the Family: 3 Books that Explore the Ties that Bind

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There’s no getting around it—as we build toward the holidays we’re going to have to spend at least some time with family. To put it all in perspective we have three books about families in emotional crisis. There’s nothing like peeking at someone else’s family drama to appreciate your own family. This week’s recommendations are brought to us by Jill Miner, owner of Saturn Booksellers, a popular independent bookstore that has won the Michigan Retailer of the Year Award for small businesses and the local Chamber of Commerce’s Golden Pineapple Award for Best Customer Service. The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro (Algonquin Books, November 3, 2015) “During Roosevelt’s WPA program, artists were put to work creating large-scale pieces for public spaces.…

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