Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Possibility of Everything

The Possibility of Everything by Hope Edelman
In the autumn of 2000, Hope Edelman was a woman adrift, questioning her marriage, her profession, and her place in the larger world. Feeling vulnerable and isolated, she was primed for change. Into her stagnant routine dropped Dodo, her three-year-old daughter Maya's curiously disruptive imaginary friend. Confused and worried about how to handle Dodo's apparent hold on their daughter, Edelman and her husband made the unlikely choice to take her to Belize, hoping the Maya healers there might help banish Dodo--and, as they came to understand, all he represented--from their lives.

Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: Family, Friendships, and Faith in Small-Town Alaska by Heather Lende
Anyone who has written both the obituaries and the social column for her local newspaper knows a thing or two about life and death; anyone who filed those stories in a remote Alaskan town is intimately acquainted with the precariousness of our journey here on Earth. In her bestselling first book, Heather Lende invited us into breathtakingly beautiful Haines. Since then, a near-fatal bicycle collision with a truck has given Lende a few more reasons to consider matters both spiritual and temporal. Like so much of life in Haines, Lende's recovery was a community effort.

Marks of Cain by Tom Knox
When David Martinex, a young lawyer, receives an ancient map from his dying grandfather, the mysteries of his past begin to open up before him. The map leads David into the heart of the dangerous Basque mountains, where a genetic curse lies buried and a frightening secret about the Western world's past is hidden.

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