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Linda Bryant is a mother and grandmother. She found her life's work when (along with Barbara Borgman) she opened Charis in 1974. 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...

The Book of Longings: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525429760
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Published: Viking - April 21st, 2020

“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press

A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed


Untamed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984801258
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Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Over two million copies sold! “Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club Pick)


Love Child's Hotbed of Occasional Poetry: Poems & Artifacts Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780810142015
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Published: TriQuarterly - April 15th, 2020

Finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry

Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry is a twenty-first-century paean to the sterling love songs humming throughout four hundred years of black American life.


Just Us: An American Conversation Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781644450215
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 8th, 2020

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION

Claudia Rankine’s Citizen changed the conversation—Just Us urges all of us into it


Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781571313782
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Published: Milkweed Editions - July 9th, 2019

A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna December 2019 Book Club Pick
Named a Best Book of the Year by New Statesman, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, and Washington Independent Review of Books
Southern Book Prize Finalist
An O, the Oprah Magazine July 2019 Pick
A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week


Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems Cover Image
By Phyllis Cole-Dai (Editor), Ruby R. Wilson (Editor)
$21.95
ISBN: 9780998258836
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Published: Grayson Books - September 5th, 2017

Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems is a collection of poetry that provides a refuge of quiet clarity very much needed in today's restless, chaotic world. Every reader will find favorites to share and to return to, again and again.


Learning to Fall: The Blessings of an Imperfect Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780553381580
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Published: Bantam - April 29th, 2003

Now I find myself in late August, with the nights cool and the crickets thick in the fields. Already the first blighted leaves glow scarlet on the red maples. It’s a season of fullness and sweet longings made sweeter now by the fact that I can’t be sure I’ll see this time of the year again....
— from Learning to Fall


Erosion: Essays of Undoing Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250758248
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Published: Picador - October 13th, 2020

Timely and unsettling essays from an important and beloved writer and conservationist


My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781942094470
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Published: Central Recovery Press - September 19th, 2017

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER

My Grandmother's Hands will change the direction of the movement for racial justice.— Robin DiAngelo, New York Times bestselling author of White Fragility

In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.


Magnified (Wesleyan Poetry) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780819580061
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Published: Wesleyan University Press - March 2nd, 2021

Once in a blue moon, a love like this comes along


What Is God Like? Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593193310
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Published: Convergent Books - June 15th, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The late, beloved Rachel Held Evans answers many children's first question about God in this gorgeous picture book, fully realized by her friend Matthew Paul Turner, the bestselling author of When God Made You.


The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525541622
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 25th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Electrifying." — O: The Oprah Magazine