Date of publication: 2017-09-03 20:04
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Birdcage Walk is a historical novel with an unusual beginning. The opening prelude is set in contemporary times, with a widower walking his dog and coming upon a headstone.
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Our Souls at Night
by Kent Haruf
This is a short book, only 679 pages, and it is Kent Haruf's last book before he passed away and, of course, it takes place in Holt, Colorado. I think this is the best.
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September brings cooler, crisper air to revive our senses, and these three inspirational works are sure to revive our souls. From Mitford to Paris, Oregon to England, these novels explore the calming nature of faith.
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