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Laugh Your Way to Grace - Rev. Susan Sparks

Laughter was honored by the ancients as a spiritual healing tool and celebrated by the world's great religions. So why aren't we laughing along the spiritual path today? What would happen if we did?

In this personal and funny look at humor as a spiritual practice, Rev. Susan Sparks, an ex-lawyer turned comedian and Baptist minister, presents a convincing case that the power of humor radiates far beyond punch lines. Laughter can help you:

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781594732805
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Published: Skylight Paths Publishing - May 1st, 2010

Marcel's Letters - Carolyn Porter

Although Porter found the letters, perhaps they also found her. So she is told more than once by those who hear her improbable tale of a chance discovery that would consume more than a decade of her life. Porter, a graphic designer, was drawn to the handwritten letters in an antique store for their beautiful script, without understanding a word of the French writing. After years of arduous work designing a font based on those letters, in a fit of curiosity she had one of them translated.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781510719330
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Published: Skyhorse Publishing - June 6th, 2017

Alice in France - Nancy O'Brien Wagner

Join author and historian Nancy O’Brien Wagner for an evening getting to know her great-aunt, Alice M. O’Brien (of the Marine O’Brien family), who wrote amazing letters home to her family in Minnesota while she worked for the Red Cross in France during WWI.  "Alice was a hoot” writes one reviewer.  

 

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781681340265
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Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - April 1st, 2017

Dead Man's Rapids - William Durbin

In late 1800s Minnesota, 13-year-old Ben Ward goes to work with his father in a lumber camp and signs up for a log drive with his friend Nevers, where together they endure freezing weather, dangerous rapids, logjams, storms, floods, and pioneer life in general.

The perfectly themed book for Lumberjack Days weekend, please help us welcome William Durbin and his latest, middle grade fiction: Dead Man's Rapids. 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781517902230
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Published: University of Minnesota Press - April 11th, 2017

Setting Spirits Free - Diana Palm

Discover how to send noisy, energy-draining spirits into the healing light. With this demystifying and engaging guide, you?ll understand everything about the spirit world and how to clear unwanted hauntings from your life.

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780738735733
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Published: Llewellyn Publications - July 8th, 2013

Yogadevotion: Practicing in the Presence - Cindy Senarighi

Meet the author and start your new yoga practice! Cindy Senarighi presents her new book, Yogadevotion: Practicing in the Presence, a book of weekly devotions for use in a pose-based, asana practice. The devotions will deepen your practice experience and create additional space for God to be present in your life. The devotions describe a practice of faith lived both on and off of the yoga mat, leading to spiritual growth and healing.

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$21.95
ISBN: 9781625860606
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Published: God Breath Books - January 1st, 2017

Lake Stories & Other Tales - Tim Jollymore

Stop by to say hello to Tim and get a signed copy of his latest, Lake Stories & Other Tales.

About the book: Short stories, travel memoir, seven short poems, and an essay on Paul Bowles' THE SHELTERING SKY are full of humor, pathos, and wisdom of the common man. A variety of entertaining writing tickling America's funny bone alternately touches the heart and mind with warmth and sharp delight. Themes: nature, lakes, young love, loss, autumn of aging.

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$14.95
ISBN: 9780991476374
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Published: Finns Way Books - May 1st, 2017

What the Dead Leave Behind - David Housewright

Stop in to meet the author and get your copy of the 14th of David Housewright's Mac McKenzie series, What the Dead Leave Behind.

Once a police detective in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rushmore McKenzie has become not only an unlikely millionaire, but an occasional unlicensed private investigator, doing favors for friends and people in need. When his stepdaughter Erica asks him for just such a favor, McKenzie doesn't have it in him to refuse. Even though it sounds like a very bad idea right from the start.

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$25.99
ISBN: 9781250094513
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 6th, 2017

Scandinavians in the State House - Klas Bergman

Swedish-American author, Klas Bergman, comes to Marine on St. Croix from Washington DC, to discuss his new book which explores the story of Nordic immigrant influence in Minnesota politics and culture, and the lasting legacy of a “Scandinavian state in the New World." Joining Klas for the conversation will be Dag Blanck of Uppsala University, Sweden, and Steven Schier of Carleton College, Northfield, MN. This event is co-sponsored by the Swedish-American Historical Society, Minnesota Historical Society, American Swedish Institute, and Gammelgården.
 

Scandinavians in the State House: How Nordic Immigrants Shaped Minnesota Politics Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781681340302
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Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - April 1st, 2017

Swedes in the Twin Cities: Immingrant Life and Minnesota's Urban Frontier Cover Image
By Philip J. Anderson (Editor), Dag Blanck (Editor), Barton (Contribution by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781681340593
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Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - February 15th, 2017

Norwegians and Swedes in the United States: Friends and Neighbors Cover Image
By Philip J. Anderson (Editor), Dag Blanck (Editor), Donna Gabaccia (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780873518161
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Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - December 1st, 2011

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