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“An economical and portable collection of words, transferred to paper and bound between two boards is still an amazing invention,” said Nicole Magistro, owner of The Bookworm of Edwards. Yoga nidra texte “No matter what, books make great gifts.”

And for the 30-plus staff members of the local bookshop and cafe, selecting the best books of the year is an undertaking they get very excited about.

“With widely varied opinions, it’s rare that we all agree on books, but this is the time of year where we come to consensus,” said longtime store manager Christopher Green. Haute yoga mb “We hotly debate the merits of most books, and so these titles were sifted down from a long list. Yoga routine for beginners These are the rare books we can all get behind.”

“Homegoing,” by Yaa Gyasi — In this New York Times best-seller, Effia and Esi are born into different villages in 18th century Ghana. Yoga instructor jobs chicago Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Dru yoga poses Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle’s dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast’s booming slave trade and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery.

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“Underground Airlines,” by Ben Winters — A gifted young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the U.S. Yoga hosers cast Marshall Service.

He’s got plenty of work. Yoga for dummies sara ivanhoe In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called “the Hard Four.” On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn’t right — with the case file, with his work and with the country itself. Yoga asanas for weight loss after delivery Victor believes he’s hot on the trail. Pilates ballet But his strange, increasingly uncanny pursuit is complicated by a boss who won’t reveal the extraordinary stakes of Jackdaw’s case.

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“Pax,” by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen — Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued the fox as a kit. Yoga tricks for beginners But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter’s dad enlists in the military and makes him return Pax to the wild. Yoga in tamil wikipedia At his grandfather’s house 300 miles away from home, Peter knows he isn’t where he should be — with Pax. Be yoga and dance He strikes out on his own, despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty and grief, to be reunited with his fox.

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“Salt to the Sea,” by Ruta Sepetys — It’s 1945 in East Prussia. Pure yoga east address World War II is drawing to a close as Russian forces overtake the Germans, and thousands of refugees are on a frantic trek toward freedom, almost all of them with something to hide.

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“What Do You Do With a Problem?,” by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom — From the same author and illustrator as the No. Yoga dot calm canyon meadows 1 national best-seller “What Do You Do With an Idea?” comes a new book to encourage you to look closely at problems and discover the possibilities they can hold.

This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn’t so sure what to make of it. Hatha yoga pradipika summary The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. Anchorage yoga anchorage ak But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than it appeared.

“Epic Bike Rides of the World,” by Lonely Planet — Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this illustrated hardback. Meditation music for relaxation and dreaming free download From family-friendly, sightseeing urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track, destinations range from France and Italy, for the world’s great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia and Patagonia. Sup yoga chicago These journeys will inspire — whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started. Ashtanga yoga shala brisbane Each ride is illustrated with photography and a map.

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“The Love and Lemons Cookbook,” by Jeanine Donofrio — The Love and Lemons blog has taken the internet foodie world by storm with its standout design and recipes. Yoga poses for beginners at home Now, in her highly anticipated debut cookbook, Donofrio celebrates seasonal and impromptu cooking with more than 100 new vegetarian recipes.

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“Today Will Be Different,” by Maria Semple — Eleanor knows she’s a mess. Bikram yoga arlington va But today, she will tackle the little things. Yoga houston pa She will shower and get dressed. Yoga toronto beaches She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. Absolute yoga studio She won’t swear. Yoga body naturals coupon code She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe.

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“Jungle of Stone: The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya,” by William Carlsen — Imagine The Lost City of Z, except the fabled lost jungle civilization really was found — an “Egypt in the Americas” in which 1,500-year-old pyramids and temples were hidden in impenetrable tropical forests, along with evidence of astonishingly sophisticated art, writing, science and culture.

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Deep in the jungles, they stumbled upon the ruins of the Mayan civilization — an astonishing find that would change western understanding of human history. Yoga moves utrecht schedule In “Jungle of Stone,” Carlsen uncovers the history of the ruins as he follows Stephens and Catherwood’s journey through present-day Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. Black crow yoga Drawing upon Stephens’ journals and Cather’s illustrations, Carlsen tells the story of two great voyagers and the world they discovered.

“Hero of the Empire,” by Candice Millard — At age 24, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England one day, despite the fact he had just lost his first election campaign for Parliament. Yoga poses for throat chakra He believed that to achieve his goal he must do something spectacular on the battlefield.

Despite deliberately putting himself in extreme danger as a British Army officer in colonial wars in India and Sudan and as a journalist covering a Cuban uprising against the Spanish, glory and fame had eluded him. Sangha yoga studio zagreb Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899 to cover the brutal Colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels. Best beginner yoga youtube channels But two weeks after his arrival, the soldiers he was accompanying on an armored train were ambushed, and Churchill was taken prisoner.

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