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Oprah Makes Her “Boldest Choice”

Oprah Makes Her “Boldest Choice” – 1/30/2008 9:27:00 AM – Publishers Weekly Oprah’s going all out with this book club choice, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle: Saying she was “over the moon excited” about the book, Oprah described it as an extension of her life’s mission, “to lead people …

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Amazon.com: Best of 2007: Books

Amazon.com: Best of 2007: Books Sorry to be so late with this, but here’s one of those year-end lists that I missed.  In fact, there are several lists here, broken down by subject matter. There are readers’ favorites as well as editors’ picks included, so you can get a feel for what books other ordinary …

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What’s a nice girl like Ann Rule doing in a genre like true crime?

What’s a nice girl like Ann Rule doing in a genre like true crime? In this piece in one of her hometown newspapers, true-crime queen Ann Rule, a former Seattle police officer, tells how she found her true calling. Her first book contract was for the story of a serial killer then stalking the Pacific …

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Books of 2007: Science

THIRD CULTURE HOLIDAY READING 2007 This is the season for year-end lists of books in which the mainstream review media steer literate culture away from deep questions about how our world works and who we are and toward celebrations of narcissism, celebrity gossip, and literary cliques. John Brockman, editor and publisher at Edge, laments “that …

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“The Dance of the Dissident Daughter” by Sue Monk Kidd

Kidd, Sue Monk. The Dance of the Dissident Daughter (1996)  HarperCollins, 238 pages, $12.95 trade paperback    ISBN 0-06-064589-X Highly Recommended Long before Sue Monk Kidd’s novel The Secret Life of Bees hit the bestseller lists, Kidd was an established Christian inspirational writer and speaker. Then suddenly one day an incident involving her teenage daughter …

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“Writing a Woman’s Life” by Carolyn G. Heilbrun

Heilbrun, Carolyn G. Writing a Woman’s Life (1988)  W.W. Norton & Company, 144 pages, $14.95 hardcover  ISBN 0-393-02601-9 In the “Introduction,” feminist scholar Carolyn Heilbrun explains the topic of her book: There are four ways to write a woman’s life: the woman herself may tell it, in what she chooses to call an autobiography; she …

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