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  1. The Eighth Arrow

    October 26, 2018 4:24 pm Leave a Comment

    Condemned to burn in the eighth circle of Dante’s Hell, Odysseus, legendary thief and liar of Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad, decides he is going to break out. His adventure begins with a prayer to Athena Parthenos, who appears to him bearing gifts: his armor, his famous bow, a mysterious leather… Read more »

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  2. A Bloody Habit

    July 10, 2018 12:43 am 3 Comments

    It is 1900, the dawn of a new century. Even as the old Queen’s health fails, Victorian Britain stands monumental and strong upon a mountain of technological, scientific, and intellectual progress. For John Kemp, a straight-forward, unimaginative London lawyer, life seems reassuringly predictable yet forward-leaning, that is, until a foray… Read more »

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  3. The Flying Inn

    June 28, 2017 5:52 am 2 Comments

    The beloved G.K. Chesterton presents a well-crafted and joyous work of political fantasy about a small group of rebels who rail against the government’s attempt to impose prohibition in England. Humphrey Pump, a pub owner, accompanied by Captain Patrick Dalroy, a flamboyant giant with a tendency to burst into song,… Read more »

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  4. Ben-Hur

    August 20, 2016 9:19 am Leave a Comment

    Ben-Hur is the classic, best-selling book behind the many famous film versions. The author, Lew Wallace, created a literary biblical epic in this exciting and inspirational story of friendship betrayed, revenge, and, ultimately, forgiveness and redemption. Subtitled “A Tale of the Christ”, Ben-Hur is the story of the fictional main… Read more »

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    Literary Leaders

    December 3, 2013 6:00 am Leave a Comment

    A literary device that’s often used but hard to elegantly execute involves the unlikely, seemingly inadequate leader. By elegant execution I mean an unconventional leader, but not someone blessed with good fortune, or making opportunistic decisions, or directed by an invisible hand, or even a James Bond whose skills and… Read more »

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  6. Plague Journal

    July 31, 2013 5:46 pm Comments Off on Plague Journal

    Plague Journal is Michael O’Brien’s third novel in the Children of the Last Days series. The central character is Nathaniel Delaney, the editor of a small-town newspaper, who is about to face the greatest crisis of his life. As the novel begins, ominous events are taking place throughout North America,… Read more »

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  7. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    July 22, 2013 1:18 pm Comments Off on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is, according to many critics and fond readers, the great American novel. Full of vibrant American characters, intriguing regional dialects and folkways, and down-home good humor, it also hits Americans in one of their greatest and on-going sore spots: the fraught issue of racism…. Read more »

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  8. Dracula

    July 22, 2013 11:23 am Comments Off on Dracula

    When solicitor’s clerk Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania on business to meet a mysterious Romanian count named Dracula, he little expects the horrors this strange meeting will unleash. Thus Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel of blood and passion begins, rapidly accelerating from Harker’s nightmarish experiences in Castle Dracula to a full-fledged… Read more »

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    Father Brown of the Church of Rome

    July 19, 2013 11:29 pm Comments Off on Father Brown of the Church of Rome

    This is a unique collection of ten of Chesterton’s famous Father Brown stories which puts special emphasis on the role that Brown’s Catholic faith played in helping him solve the murder mysteries. As Dorothy Sayers once wrote, Chesterton was “the first man of our time to introduce the great name… Read more »

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  10. Looking for the King

    July 19, 2013 8:31 pm Leave a Comment

    It is 1940, and American Tom McCord, a 23-year-old aspiring doctoral candidate, is in England researching the historical evidence for the legendary King Arthur. There he meets perky and intuitive Laura Hartman, a fellow American staying with her aunt in Oxford, and the two of them team up for an… Read more »

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