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The Violin Plot by Brendan Slocumb
Growing up as a black man in rural North Carolina, Ray has a gift and a dream: he is determined to become a world-class professional violinist, and nothing will stand in his way, not even the racism inherent in the world of classical music. When he discovers that his great-great-grandfather’s battered old violin is actually a priceless Stradivarius, all his dreams suddenly seem within reach. Together, Ray and his violin take the world by storm. But on the eve of the famous and ruthless Tchaikovsky Competition – the Classical Music Olympics – the violin is stolen, a ransom of five million dollars left in its place. Ray will have to piece together the clues to get his precious Strad back… before it’s too late.

Body Astrology: A Cosmic Guide to Health, Healing and Harnessing the Power of the Planets by Claire Gallagher
Because astrology, life and the body are constantly changing, body astrology goes beyond the basics, teaching you how to interpret your birth chart and develop a daily and seasonal whole-body practice. Recognizing cosmic patterns can help you reconnect with your authentic preferences so you can create a unique daily routine tailored to your needs. Nutritionist, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and Astrologer Claire Gallagher walks you through the healing powers of each planet and how to use food, movement, and lifestyle to realign and empower you. Its integrative and intuitive whole-body approach puts the wellness industry on hold so you can be confident in your own self-managed health choices.

The Christie Affair

The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont
In 1925, Miss Nan O’Dea infiltrated the rich and rarefied world of author Agatha Christie and her husband, Archie. In every way, she became a part of their lives – first, the two Christies. Then just Archie. Soon, Nan became Archie’s mistress, luring him away from his devoted wife, who was desperate to marry him. Nan’s plot didn’t start the day she met Archie and Agatha. It started decades ago, in Ireland, when Nan was a young girl. She and the man she loved were a star-crossed couple who were meant to be together – until the Great War, a pandemic and shameful secrets tore them apart. Then acts of indescribable cruelty separated them. What drives someone to kill? What will someone do in the name of love? What kind of crime can someone never forgive? Nina de Gramont’s brilliant and unforgettable novel explores these questions and more.

Path of Totality: Poems by Niina Pollari
This collection is about the eviscerating loss of a child, the hope that precedes this crisis and the suffering that follows. Spare, simple, sometimes startling in their bits of humor, Pollari’s poems sank into the “tilted reality” of grief. It’s poetry extracted from shock and rage, then dissected with pointillist precision.

good enough

Good enough: 40 devotions for a life of imperfection by Kate Bowler
Written with gentleness and humor, good enough is permission for everyone who needs to hear that there are things you can fix and things you can’t. And it’s normal that life isn’t always better. In these beautifully written reflections, Bowler and Richie offer fresh imagination on how truth, beauty and meaning can be discovered amidst the chaos of life. Their lyrics celebrate kindness, honesty and interdependence in a culture that rewards ruthless individualism and blind optimism. Ultimately, in these pages, we can rest in the encouragement to strive for what is possible today, recognizing that even if we are limited, the life ahead of us can be beautiful.

Healing from Within: An Intuitive Guide to Wellness by Katie Beecher
Every body is different and often our physical ailments are linked to emotional and spiritual trauma. In Heal from within, nationally recognized medical intuitive, Katie Beecher shares a revolutionary and customizable approach to holistic health that encompasses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Readers will learn to be guided by their own intuition as they move toward healing that encompasses body, mind, and soul.

Carolina built

Carolina built by Kianna Alexander
Josephine N. Leary is determined to build her own life and a future for her family. When she moves to Edenton, North Carolina from the plantation where she was born, she is free, newly married and ready to pursue her dreams. As the demands of life distract Josephine, it becomes increasingly difficult for her to pursue her real estate aspirations. She finds herself immersed in deepening her marriage, mothering her daughters and being a devoted daughter and granddaughter. Yet she manages to learn how to be a businesswoman, manage her finances, and make smart investments in the local real estate market. But with each passing year, it becomes increasingly difficult to focus on building his legacy from the ground up.

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