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Going Home: 3 Books About Discovering the Truth About Family

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Can you really go home again? This week Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City recommends three books about protagonists who discover something unexpected about themselves and what family means to them. Full Circle was established in 1970 and is still going strong as the oldest and largest independent bookstore in Oklahoma. It also boasts the largest selection of books about Oklahoma in the state. Manager Dana Meister and bookseller Mary Robideaux recommend three books where the biggest surprises come from people they thought they already knew: The Art of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo (Harper Paperbacks; September 8, 2015) “This is about a girl [Mattie] returning home to her mother, who she thinks is just an alcoholic and a deadbeat.…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Books that Depict Heroines’ Survival Stories

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This week’s Heat Index honors the women in fiction who will stop at nothing to live a happy and fulfilled life, regardless of who tried to knock them down or what circumstances led to the difficult situations they found themselves in each day. They’re stories about love, friendship and family and the journey to self-discovery that proves it’s not always about what you don’t have, but what you make of what you do have that matters most. The Mistake I Made, Paula Daly (Grove Press, September 15) “[Daly] writes with a singular voice and a fierce passion that roars off the page, while also displaying a visceral understanding of the betrayals and humiliations of domestic life.” —Daily Mail Heat Index: Roz…

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