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The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

This is a story about personal languages: how we create them and miscommunicate them. Diffenbaugh’s lovely, clear-eyed prose gives us a story of the small things that shape our lives, the decisions that haunt us, and how we slowly, often painfully, yet worthily, begin to learn the languages of others.

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Published: Ballantine Books - April 3rd, 2012

Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith

Both spiritual and surprisingly practical, this guide to the Chakras offers many ways to explore them in your everyday life. Full of expansive meditations, simple exercises, and concise information, this book integrates well with any number of practices and modalities. If you've ever been interested in exploring what the Chakras mean this is the book for you!

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ISBN: 9780875423203
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Published: Llewellyn Publications - July 8th, 1999

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

With a little help from the inimitable Shakespeare, Brown herein explores three very different sisters: Rosalind, Bianca, and Cordelia, who have nothing in common except a sense of failure. In a single shared voice that allows for a unique exploration of family life as a creature unto itself, Brown shows us how a person may at long last learn to like the people they have to love, and along the way, maybe even themselves as well.

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ISBN: 9780425244142
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 7th, 2012

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Have you read an enjoyed A Brave New World or 1984 ? Do you love wacky dystopian societies that are just creepy enough to make you uncomfortable? Zamyatin did them first, and in my opinion, best. What is freedom? What is truth? And does love ensnare us, or free us as individuals? These are just a few of the questions asked here, you’re in for a heck of a ride.

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By Yevgeny Zamyatin, Clarence Brown (Translated by), Clarence Brown (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780140185850
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 1st, 1993

Loose Women by Sandra Cisneros

To really talk about Sandra Cisneros in a way that does her justice I have to use lines from her own poems. Her words are “beautiful as money and as brutal”, “backflips snapping open like/ A carpenters hinged ruler,” “parrot tulips and papayas”, a “helix of desire and vanity”, a “fleshy undertongue of sorrows”, a “mariachi howl”.

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ISBN: 9780679755272
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 1995

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

“They seek him here, they seek him there…” so to reveal too much about this book would ruin the mystery. I can’t tell you the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel who rescues French aristocrats from the jaws of the Guillotine, but I can tell you his story is full of laughs, intrigue, romance, and surprises. My all time favorite swashbuckler!

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Published: Dover Publications - August 6th, 2002

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

If you think you know this story, and you haven’t read the book, think again. Peter, Wendy, Captain Hook and Tinkerbell are all here, but probably not the way you remember them. In a tale much deeper and darker than most people know J.M. Barry explores both the wonder and savagery of innocence.

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By J. M. Barrie, Alison Lurie (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780451520883
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Published: Signet - May 5th, 1987

Theodora: Acress, Empress, Whore by Stella Duffy

Politics, sex, and the timeless struggle between the practicalities of daily living and the search for a greater truth drive this engrossing saga. Duffy takes the many contradictory records about the Empress Theodora and draws from all of them to create the story of an engaging survivor. A fine tale told with spicy elegance; you may be surprised where it takes you.

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ISBN: 9780143119876
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Published: Penguin Books - September 27th, 2011

Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Victoria is a withdrawn young woman fresh out of foster care, who reveals her thoughts to the world only through the archaic use of flower meanings. Until the day a stranger hands her a tiger lily, and her solitude begins to crack open. Diffenbaugh's lovely clear-eyed prose unfolds a story of the small things that shape our lives and how we slowly learn the languages of others.

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ISBN: 9780345525543
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 23rd, 2011

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