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Radio Shangra-La

An existential crisis leads Lisa Napoli to take a leave of absence from her job at Marketplace at NPR to travel to Bhutan to volunteer at a youth radio station. The king of Bhutan celebrates “Gross National Happiness” rather than GNP. An exploration of what determines happiness ensues. Non-fiction. Recommended. Find in Catalog

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Death Before Wicket

Of the books that have been sitting on my reading table for six months (or longer), many have been sitting because they are Aggressively Good for Me: social action, mission studies, nurture for community, leadership, and spiritual growth. And then there’s Death Before Wicket. Death Before Wicket is a treat that I placed in my […]

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Harvard 1914

Written by a local author, this first-time novel is set on the Harvard campus during the first year of WWI. It tracks the lives of three classmates — one British, one German, and one American — during that pivotal year. The German and British students return home to fight for their respective countries. The overall […]

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