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Review: The Return of George Washington

The Return of George WashingtonEdward J. Larson. New York: Morrow, 2014.

Summary: An account of the life of George Washington, between his retirement as General of the Continental Army in 1783 until his inauguration as the first president under the new U.S. 741 more words

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Review: Love Big, Be Well

Love Big, Be Well, Winn Collier. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 2017.

Summary: Letters written through the seasons of the church year by Jonas McAnn to the people of Granby Presbyterian Church on the varying facets of believing and living as a church, the warmth of friendship and the dark nights of doubt, each ending with the words “love big, be well.” 1,049 more words

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Elena Ferrante’s — My brilliant friend *****

From childhood, Elena and Lina are friends. Throughout the 1950s, they know nothing of Naples, the city they live in beyond the impoverished suburb they inhabit. 74 more words

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In praise of Edwin Morgan

It’s a tough ask, but If I had to name my favourite poet, it would be Edwin Morgan. I love the playfulness of his language and the way he experimented with so many different forms: sonnets, concrete poetry, epics… he tried them all. 372 more words

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Review: Infinite Hope

Infinite Hope, Anthony Graves. Boston: Beacon Press, 2018.

Summary: A first person account of an innocent black man wrongly found guilty of murder, leading to eighteen years in prison and twelve on death row until he was found innocent and released. 906 more words

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Book Review: A Gentleman in Moscow

If Marco Roth is right and we’re currently living in the age of the ‘neuronovel’, then Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow, published last year in the UK, might be considered the antithesis of that trend. 654 more words

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Review: Dying and the Virtues

Dying and the VirtuesMatthew Levering. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2018.

Summary: An exploration of scripture, theological resources, and contemporary writing that considers the virtues that help the Christian believer to both live and die well. 1,104 more words

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