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Running Toward Mystery: The Adventure of an Unconventional Life

The purpose of this memoir, which is highly recommended for all spirituality collections, is not to impress but to inspire readers to find a thread connecting them to humanity and the courage to explore the many facets of oneself. A cross between Paramahansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi and Pema Chödrön’s When Things Fall Apart, this more than succeeds.

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Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life—in Judaism (After Finally Choosing To Look There)

Hurwitz identifies her audience as Jews who are seeking a reconnection with Judaism or people looking to convert, though readers who enjoy exploring spiritual memoirs and perspectives on religion from nonclergy will also find this to be an intriguing account.

The Wolf Wants In

McHugh, whose debut, The Weight of Blood, won an International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel, delivers a disturbing story of an entire dysfunctional community affected by opioids. Fans of Julia Keller’s “Bell Elkins” books will appreciate this sobering, hard-hitting mystery. [See Prepub Alert, 2/11/19.]
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The Way Through the Woods: On Mushrooms and Mourning

With charming sketches of the various mushrooms Woon encounters, this moving memoir explores one woman’s journey through grief and will please fans of personal narratives as well as those who may be interested in mushroom foraging.

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Stronghold: One Man’s Quest to Save the World’s Wild Salmon

This fascinating account of Rahr’s crusade to get a multinational salmon conservation effort off the ground will be an enjoyable read for those interested in wilderness conservation and salmon ecology.

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