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People who liked Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air should like this book, which is part memoir, part adventure tale. Award-winning author Roberts (The Mountain of My Fear and Deborah) grapples with why mountain climbers take such risks to feed their passion for adventure.

Faith claims

Since U.S. immigration laws were liberalized beginning in 1965, America’s religious landscape has undergone dramatic change. Whereas the U.S.

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This academic satire is about two professors and their families. Howard Belsey is a white secular liberal, a specialist in Rembrandt, who is engaged in ideological warfare with a visiting professor, Monty Kippes, a conservative Christian scholar from Trinidad. Each character in the story is undermined by his or her self-deceptions.

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This is a satisfying sampler of Robert Siegel’s work: scenes from farm life; stories from scripture; a series of poems about fishing; poems about bats, turtles, alligators, mussels, rats and moles; the best poem that has ever been written about the poetic line; and a long poem recapturing memories of his father—all in inimitable Siegel style.

Blessing Same-Sex Unions/What God Has Joined Together?

Two books, both arguing in favor of same-sex marriage, yet as different as can be! Mark Jordan writes in an often ironic tone.