Blackwood by Michael Farris Smith

Red Bluff, Mississippi, is a dying town in the 70's, slowly being eaten up by the encroaching kudzu, and there's something rotten at the heart of the "blackwood" that lurks underneath it's leaf canopy. A family living rough end up there at the same time that Colburn returns to town, an artist looking for answers …

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Love People Use Things by Joshua Fields Milburn & Ryan Nicodemus

The authors of this book make up a pair called The Minimalists, who started a blog together and later a successful podcast about decluttering and simplifying your life. This book is partly their memoir of growing up under difficult circumstances and not having much, to leading lives of debt and unhappiness. At this point they …

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The Miracle Collectors by Joan Luise Hill and Katie Mahon

According to this book, 80% of Americans believe in miracles. Talking publicly about that belief, however, is another thing. The authors of this book, along with Mary Beth Phillips who was their co-author on their previous book, The Miracle Chase, are three close friends who met through their kids. They each had a Catholic background, …

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