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Primarily a work of psychological fiction, this debut book by Donal Ryan is brief, but it packs a lot of insights into human nature...»

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By Kim, Outreach Services
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Tools for Living Meditation Kit

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YDL’s Tools for Living Meditation Kit was put together to help its user find tranquility through the use of mediation and yoga....»

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The Spinning Heart

By Donal Ryan
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Primarily a work of psychological fiction, this debut book by Donal Ryan is brief, but it packs a lot of insights into human nature...»

Tools for Living Meditation Kit

By Ypsilanti District Library
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YDL’s Tools for Living Meditation Kit was put together to help its user find tranquility through the use of mediation and yoga....»

The Spinning Heart

By Donal Ryan
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Primarily a work of psychological fiction, this debut book by Donal Ryan is brief, but it packs a lot of insights into human nature...»

The Book of Strange New Things

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Peter is a Christian pastor with a shady past who is hired by USIC to minister to the indigenous population of Oasis, a planet they...»

The Spinning Heart

By Donal Ryan
Book

Primarily a work of psychological fiction, this debut book by Donal Ryan is brief, but it packs a lot of insights into human nature...»

Tools for Living Meditation Kit

By Ypsilanti District Library
Book

YDL’s Tools for Living Meditation Kit was put together to help its user find tranquility through the use of mediation and yoga....»

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Downie continues her Roman Empire mystery series with this sixth offering starring Gaius Ruso and his wife Tilla.  In northern Britannia, a young British boy goes missing, and accusations fly that he was abducted by one of the soldiers.  Fans of historical mysteries wiill celebrate this new release, while newcomers will want to start at the beginning, with Medicus (2006), Terra Incognita (2008), Persona non Grata (2009), Caveat Emptor (2011), and Semper Fidelis (2013).  

Pure and Special: Gourmet Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

By Mittal, Vidhu

If cookbooks make your mouth water, this one will make you drool.  Vidhu Mittal takes Indian-Veg to a new level with recipes that are rich in texture, color, and flavor.  Each recipe contains a full color layout, both English and Indian ingredient lists, and historical sidebars with interesting tidbits about the food and its presentation and meaning.  Hearty Jackfruit Rice n Spice, anyone? 

The Invisible Woman

Nelly, a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity.

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An ambitious Lebanese-American youth is forced to take over his family's gas station after his father's death.

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