Arts+Culture

Arts+Culture

We Are the Eighth Day, © Melanie Weidner

Books

Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Dostoevsky shows us the aches of the human heart, the deceptions we create, often unknowingly, and the hopes we have to be better people.

Books

To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf

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Virginia Woolf’s novel details the ordinary illuminations our lives offer, “matches struck in the dark.”

Books

The Circle, by Dave Eggers

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Eggers’s novel is about a mega social network corporation that takes over the world—seemingly benevolently. Its characters have no depth or soul; their personhood is defined by electronic connectedness. 

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The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

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I tried to talk myself out of selecting a young adult book published in 2012. How could John Green possibly be shelved alongside Tillich in the pastor’s study?