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Linda's Picks

Linda Bryant is a mother and grandmother. Over 38 years ago she found her life's work when (along with Barbara Borgman) she opened Charis. Her love of reading extends to many areas, but you will most often find her in fiction or spirituality. She enjoys light-hearted mysteries, poetry, and children's books. Read on for Linda's picks for your reading pleasure...

Adult Onset Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941040058
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Published: Tin House Books - April 14th, 2015

From the acclaimed, bestselling author of two beloved classics, Fall On Your Knees and The Way the Crow Flies, Adult Onset is a powerful drama that makes vividly real the pressures of life and love, and the undercurrents that run deep through even the most devoted families.

Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day Cover Image
By Macrina Wiederkehr, Paula D'Arcy (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781933495248
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Published: Sorin Books - December 1st, 2010

With over 25,000 copies sold of the hardcover version, this paperback edition of Macrina Wiederkehrs best-selling book invites readers to learn how the practice of consciously pausing for prayer at the seven sacred moments of each day can make their daily passage through time a more sacred pilgrimage.

The River's Memory Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940189000
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Published: Twisted Road Publications - July 28th, 2014

Fiction. Environmental Studies. THE RIVER'S MEMORY tells the story of women living along the banks of a river where water billows from caverns of silent lakes. Before the first Europeans arrive, a potter survives an alligator attack only to be trapped in a deadly game of politics.

God Help the Child: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307594174
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Published: Knopf - April 21st, 2015

Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child—the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment—weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult.

How to Sit (Mindfulness Essentials) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781937006587
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Published: Parallax Press - March 7th, 2014

The first book in the Mindfulness Essentials Series by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Sit offers clear, simple directions and inspiration for anyone wanting to explore mindfulness meditation. In short, single-paragraph chapters, Nhat Hanh shares detailed instructions, guided breathing exercises and visualizations, as well as his own personal stories and insights.

Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists about Suffering Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594732522
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Published: Skylight Paths Publishing - September 1st, 2008

Takes you on a lively, sometimes light-hearted, journey through nine Buddhist practices that can bring "blessed relief" to a wide range of human suffering-and teaches you skills to reduce suffering in the long term for yourself and others.

Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062269973
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Published: HarperOne - May 20th, 2014

On the occasion of his seventieth birthday, the renowned scholar Marcus J. Borg shares how he formed his bedrock religious beliefs, contending that Christians in America are at their best when they focus on hope and transformation and so shows how we can return to what really matters most.