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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

[This] is a novel for booklovers about booklovers—and the bookstores and libraries where they dwell. My copy even had maps in the back where all these exciting events took place. If you're going to Barcelona, and even if you're not, I strongly recommend The Shadow of the Wind. Get a copy and hold on tight. There may be someone lurking about who is very interested in what you're reading.

 

The Peripatetic Coffin by Ethan Rutherford

"Here comes another stunning collection called The Peripatetic Coffin by Ethan Rutherford...My favorite story in this collection was 'Summer Boys'...This one I read twice; it was that good...And finally,...'The Broken Group,' a terrifying story I believe is about the breaking apart of a family. I'll have to read this one twice as well." ~Pete

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz

"I first heard about The Four Agreements when a college basketball coach used it as a motivational tool for each player on his team. The team ended up overachieving...Using the "Four Agreements" takes practice—a lifetime of practice—but I can certainly see its potential." ~Pete

Middle Men by Jim Gavin

"In Jim Gavin's debut story collection, his LA based characters aren't exactly living the Hollywood dream but are at least living near it....It was a refreshing experience to be reading short stories again, in which an author ends up saying so much in so few words." ~Pete

Iscariot: A Novel of Judas by Tosca Lee

"This story of Judas had me from the very epilogue where the author writes 'Judas. It was once a good name, a strong name, the name of our people: Judah.'" ~Pete

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