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  • In Praise of the Bees

    Ireland 590 A.D.A woman is found by a track, nearly dead from appalling wounds and remembers nothing. Her terror and her injuries are so great that she is given sanctuary in Mother Gobnait's unusual community of nuns, while all around her a war is being waged in which she is a pawn. The women name her Aine.Disturbing fragments of Áine’s memory begin to surface, and in desperation she asks to ... Read more

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  • In Praise of Bees

    A Cabinet of Curiosities

    This fascinating and comprehensive book explores the bee's place in human society from prehistoric cave paintings and inscribed clay tablets through to our contemporary world - a cabinet whose drawers are filled with nuggets of bee science and practical beekeeping, myth, religion, politi, philosophy and folklore. There is a selection of verse and a rich variety of illustrations ranging from Old ... Read more

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  • The Secret Life of Bees

    by Sue Monk Kidd ...
    The multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl's journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings and The Book of LongingsSet in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily's fierce ... Read more

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  • In Praise of Shadows

    An essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist, this book explores architecture, jade, food, and even toilets, combining an acute sense of the use of space in buildings. The book also includes descriptions of laquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure. ... Read more

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  • In Praise of the Useless Life

    A Monk's Memoir

    by Paul Quenon ...
    Winner of two 2019 Catholic Press Association Awards: Memoir (First Place) and Cover Design (Second Place).Monastic life and its counter-cultural wisdom come alive in the stories and lessons of Br. Paul Quenon, O.C.S.O., during his more than five decades as a Trappist at the Abbey of Gethsemani. He served as a novice under Thomas Merton and he also welcomed some of the monastery's more well-known ... Read more

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  • In Praise of the Goddess

    The Devimahatmya and Its Meaning

    About 16 centuries ago, an unknown Indian author or authors gathered together the diverse threads of already ancient traditions and wove them into a verbal tapestry that today is still the central text for worshippers of the Hindu Devi, the Divine Mother. This spiritual classic, the Devimahatmya, addresses the perennial questions of the nature of the universe, humankind, and divinity. How are they ... Read more

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  • In Praise of the Stepmother

    A Novel

    Translated by Helen Lane ...
    With meticulous observation and the seductive skill of a great storyteller, Vargas Llosa lures the reader into the shadow of perversion that, little by little, darkens the extraordinary happiness and harmony of his characters. The mysterious nature of happiness and above all, the corrupting power of innocence are the themes that underlie these pages, and the author has perfectly met the demands of ... Read more

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  • Missing Out

    In Praise of the Unlived Life

    by Adam Phillips ...
    From the leading psychoanalyst Adam Phillips comes Missing Out, a transformative book about the lives we wish we had and what they can teach us about who we areAll of us lead two parallel lives: the one we are actively living, and the one we feel we should have had or might yet have. As hard as we try to exist in the moment, the unlived life is an inescapable presence, a shadow at our heels. And ... Read more

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  • In Praise of Poison Ivy

    The Secret Virtues, Astonishing History, and Dangerous Lore of the World's Most Hated Plant

    by Anita Sanchez ...
    Deadly. Powerful. Beautiful. The much-hated plant called poison ivy is all of these—and more.Poison ivy has long irritated humans, but the astounding paradox is that poison ivy is a plant of immense ecological value. In Praise of Poison Ivy explores the vices and virtues of a plant with a dramatic history and a rosy future. Once planted in gardens from Versailles to Monticello, poison ivy now has ... Read more

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  • The Locavore's Dilemma

    In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet

    A new generation of food activists has come to believe that "sustainable farming" and "eating local" are the way to solve a host of perceived problems with our modern food supply system. By combining healthy eating and a high standard of environmental stewardship, these locavores think, we can also deliver important economic benefits and increase food security within local economies.But after a ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • What Teachers Make

    In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World

    by Taylor Mali ...
    In praise of the greatest job in the world...The right book at the right time: an impassioned defense of teachers and why we need them now more than ever.Teacher turned teacher’s advocate Taylor Mali inspired millions with his original poem “What Teachers Make,” a passionate and unforgettable response to a rich man at a dinner party who sneeringly asked him what teachers make. Mali’s sharp, funny, ... Read more

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  • What Makes a Wine Worth Drinking

    In Praise of the Sublime

    by Terry Theise ...
    A paean to authentic wines and a New York Times Best Wine Book of the Year from the James Beard Award-winning author of Reading Between the Wines.What makes a wine worth drinking? As celebrated wine writer Terry Theise explains in this gem of a book, answering that seemingly simple question requires us to look beyond what’s in our glass to consider much bigger questions about beauty, harmony, ... Read more

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