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  1. Manuscript Found in Accra

    by Paulo Coelho
    A gathering of wisdom from the people of Accra, inspiring courage and hope.

    The latest novel from the #1 internationally best-selling author of The Alchemist. There is nothing wrong with anxiety.,Although we cannot control God's time, it is part of the human condition to ... (Goodreads)

  2. Meditations

    by Marcus Aurelius
    Reflections on Stoic philosophy, exploring the nature of existence and how to live life.

    Written in Greek by the only Roman emperor who was also a philosopher, without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of challenging spiritual ... (Goodreads)

  3. Tao Te Ching

    by Lao Tzu
    A collection of wise sayings and reflections on the nature of existence.

    A lucid translation of the well-known Taoist classic by a leading scholar-now in a Shambhala Pocket Library edition. Written more than two thousand years ago, the Tao Teh Ching , or -The Classic of ... (Goodreads)

  4. Inferno

    by Dante Alighieri
    An epic journey through the nine circles of Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil.

    Of the great poets, Dante is one of the most elusive and therefore one of the most difficult to adequately render into English verse. In the Inferno, Dante not only judges sin but strives to ... (Goodreads)

  5. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

    by Harriet Ann Jacobs
    A harrowing account of a young woman's experiences as a slave in the American South.

    The true story of an individual's struggle for self-identity, self-preservation, and freedom, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl remains among the few extant slave narratives written by a woman. ... (Goodreads)

  6. The Masterharper of Pern

    by Anne McCaffrey
    An apprentice harper strives to protect his community against a deadly plague while learning magical music.

    Robinton was rejected by his jealous father, Petiron, and spent most of his childhood with his nurturing mother. Since Robinton grew up in a very musically-inclined setting, all the inhabitants ... (Wikipedia)

  7. Aesop's Fables

    by Aesop
    Collection of morals and lessons conveyed through a series of animal-based tales.

    The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who ... (Goodreads)

  8. Godan

    by Munshi Premchand

    Premchand is the most famous Hindi novelist and Godaan is Premchand’s most celebrated novel. Economic and social conflict in a north Indian village are brilliantly captured in the story of Hori, a ... (Goodreads)

  9. Mahabharata

    by Vālmīki
    Epic poem of ancient India, recounting a legendary war between two branches of a royal family.

    Originally published in the year 1951, the huge popularity of the book has resulted in the book being re-printed several times. Centuries ago, it was proclaimed of the Mahabharata: "What is not in ... (Goodreads)

  10. The Dhammapada

    by Anonymous
    A collection of Buddhist teachings and wisdom, focusing on the path to enlightenment.

    The Dhammapada (Pāli; Prakrit: धम्मपद Dhammapada; Sanskrit: धर्मपद Dharmapada) is a collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form and one of the most widely read and best known Buddhist ... (Goodreads)

  11. Gratitude

    by Oliver Sacks
    A collection of essays on the importance of gratitude in life, written by the renowned neurologist and author Oliver Sacks.

    “My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on ... (Goodreads)

  12. Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama

    by Dalai Lama XIV
    The Dalai Lama's personal account of his life and struggle for Tibetan independence, including his exile in India.

    In this astonishingly frank autobiography, the Dalai Lama reveals the remarkable inner strength that allowed him to master both the mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism and the brutal realities of Chinese ... (Goodreads)

  13. The Divine Comedy

    by Dante Alighieri
    A poetic journey through the afterlife, guided by the Roman poet Virgil.

    The Divine Comedy describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and encounter with his dead love, Beatrice; and finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining ... (Goodreads)

  14. Autobiography of a Yogi

    by Paramahansa Yogananda
    Spiritual journey of a yogi, exploring the depths of Eastern mysticism.

    This acclaimed autobiography presents a fascinating portrait of one of the great spiritual figures of our time. With engaging candor, eloquence, and wit, Paramahansa Yogananda narrates the inspiring ... (Goodreads)

  15. The Poem of My Cid

    by Anonymous
    Epic tale of a noble Castilian knight's exploits, loyalty, and heroism.

    Poema épico, se trata del texto más representativo del arte de los juglares españoles de la Edad Media. El poema fue probablemente compuesto entre 1110-1140, no mucho después de los hechos a los que ... (Goodreads)

  16. The Secrets of Midwives

    by Sally Hepworth
    Three generations of midwives confront secrets and challenges that threaten to tear their family apart.

    A novel about three generations of midwives (a woman, her mother, and her grandmother) and the secrets they keep that push them apart and ultimately bind them together THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES tells ... (Goodreads)

  17. Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha

    by Thich Nhat Hanh
    A fictionalized biography of the Buddha, following his journey from prince to enlightenment and teachings.

    Drawn from original sources, Old Path White Clouds is the beautiful classic recounting of the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha over the course of eighty years. It is retold alternately through ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

    by Dalai Lama XIV
    Exploring how to find true and lasting happiness in a constantly changing world.

    Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity. The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in ... (Goodreads)

  19. Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes

    by Gordon B. Hinckley
    An exploration of morality and values, advocating for the restoration of ethics in modern life.

    In this national bestseller, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley, has created a classic look at the values that can change our world—and how to stand ... (Barnes & Noble)

  20. Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

    by Sarah L. Delany
    Two African American sisters recount their lives spanning over a century, from slavery to the civil rights movement.

    In their 200+ combined years, Sadie and Bessie Delany have seen it all. They saw their father, who was born into slavery, become America's first black Episcopal bishop. They saw their mother–a woman ... (Goodreads)

  21. Discourses and Selected Writings

    by Epictetus
    Epictetus' teachings on Stoicism, emphasizing the importance of self-control, rationality, and acceptance of fate.

    A new translation of the influential teachings of the great Stoic philosopher DESPITE BEING BORN into slavery, Greco-Roman philosopher Epictetus became one of the most influential thinkers of his ... (Goodreads)

  22. The Care and Management of Lies

    by Jacqueline Winspear
    A tale of love and deception set during World War I, exploring the impact of war on relationships and the power of secrets.

    The New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series turns her prodigious talents to this World War I standalone novel, a lyrical drama of love struggling to survive in a damaged, ... (Goodreads)

  23. Letter to My Daughter

    by Maya Angelou
    Collection of essays from a mother to her daughter, exploring life lessons, history, and love.

    For a world of devoted readers, a much-awaited new volume of absorbing stories and inspirational wisdom from one of our best-loved writers. Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around ... (Goodreads)

  24. The I Ching or Book of Changes

    by Anonymous
    A set of ancient Chinese divination tools used to interpret the world and the future.

    The I Ching , or Book of Changes, is one of the 1st efforts of the human mind to place itself within the universe. It has exerted a living influence in China for 3000 years and interest in it has ... (Goodreads)

  25. Zen Shorts

    by Jon J. Muth
    A young boy learns the power of nature and the importance of compassion and understanding.

    Three children, Karl, Michael and Addy, encounter a giant panda named Stillwater. The panda carries a red umbrella and speaks in a "slight panda accent". For the next three days, the three kids visit ... (Wikipedia)

  26. A Short Guide To A Happy Life

    by Anna Quindlen
    A heartfelt reflection on the importance of living in the moment and cherishing life's simple pleasures.

    From the author of, Blessings, and, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, Anna Quindlen’s classic reflection on a meaningful life is the perfect gift for graduation, or any occasion. “Life is made of ... (Goodreads)

  27. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment

    by Steve Harvey
    A guide to understanding men and their needs in relationships.

    “Harvey offers surprising insights into the male mentality and gives women strategies for taming that unruly beast.” — Philadelphia Inquirer “Women should listen to Steve Harvey when it comes to what ... (Goodreads)

  28. All-of-a-Kind Family

    by Sydney Taylor
    Five sisters navigate life in early 1900s New York, learning lessons in love and family.

    Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertrude are five sisters growing up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 1912. The book follows them through a year of their childhood, as they deal with mundane ... (Wikipedia)

  29. The Robe

    by Lloyd C. Douglas
    A Roman tribune's journey from persecutor to believer in the wake of Jesus's crucifixion.

    The book explores the aftermath of the crucifixion of Jesus through the experiences of the Roman tribune, Marcellus Gallio and his Greek slave Demetrius. Prince Gaius, in an effort to rid Rome of ... (Wikipedia)

  30. The Skull Throne

    by Peter V. Brett
    Epic battle between humans and demons, threatening the fate of the world.

    The Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty. Built from the skulls of fallen generals and demon princes, it is a seat of honor and ancient, powerful magic, keeping the demon corelings at bay. From atop ... (Goodreads)

  31. Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm

    by Thich Nhat Hanh
    Thich Nhat Hanh offers practical tools for facing and transforming fear, helping readers find peace and courage in difficult times.

    “Written in words so intimate, calm, kind, and immediate, this extraordinary book feels like a message from our very own heart….Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most important voices of our time, and we ... (Barnes & Noble)

  32. Written in Red

    by Anne Bishop
    An epic fantasy tale of a world where humans and supernatural beings clash.

    As a cassandra sangue , or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her ... (Goodreads)

  33. Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years

    by Jim Fay
    A guide for parents to raise well-behaved children using love and logic techniques from birth to six years old.

    Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years Let Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Ph.D., help you start your child off on the right foot. The tools in Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood will give you ... (Goodreads)

  34. The Curse of Chalion

    by Lois McMaster Bujold
    A man's spiritual journey to heal the kingdom and free himself from a powerful curse.

    Cazaril was formerly a noble in the land of Chalion, but was betrayed and sold into slavery. He returns to a regional court where he is hired as tutor to Iselle (second in line for the throne of ... (Wikipedia)

  35. Symphony of the Dead

    by عباس معروفی
    A philosophical journey of mankind's struggle to connect with an unseen spiritual realm.

    چکیده آدم‌ها فقط یک نیمه از عمرشان را زندگی می‌کنند، من مال نیمۀ اول بودم و او نیمۀ دوم. آن‌که نیمه اول عمرش را زندگی کرده است، برادری است که تلاش می‌کند تا پا جای پای پدر بگذارد؛ پدری مستبد و ... (Goodreads)

  36. Lucky Us

    by Amy Bloom
    Two half-sisters embark on a journey of self-discovery during the 1940s. A story of love, family, and resilience.

    "My father's wife died. My mother said we should drive down to his place and see what might be in it for us." Brilliantly written, deeply moving, fantastically funny, Lucky Us introduces us to Eva ... (Goodreads)

  37. The Deal of a Lifetime

    by Fredrik Backman
    A grandfather shares a powerful parable of life and death, teaching his grandson the importance of compassion and kindness.

    A father and a son are seeing each other for the first time in years. The father has a story to share before it’s too late. He tells his son about a courageous little girl lying in a hospital bed a ... (Goodreads)

  38. حكومة الظل

    by Monther Alkabbani

    صدرت طبعتها الأولى عن مركز الراية في 2006 و الطبعة الثانية عن الدار العربية للعلوم في 2007 الرواية منذ ظهورها لفتت الأنظار إليها من قبل القراء و أصبحت حديث المنتديات قبل أن يلتفت إليها الإعلام. إعتبر ... (Goodreads)

  39. The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace

    by Miguel Ruiz
    A guide to finding inner peace by recognizing and questioning the beliefs that limit us.

    In THE VOICE OF KNOWLEDGE, Miguel Ruiz reminds us of a profound and simple truth: The only way to end our emotional suffering and restore our joy I living is to stop believing in lies - mainly about ... (Goodreads)

  40. The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship --Toltec Wisdom Book

    by Miguel Ruiz
    A guide to achieving love and happiness in relationships by understanding and mastering the principles of self-love, respect, and communication.

    In, The Mastery of Love, , don Miguel Ruiz illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships. Using insightful stories to ... (Barnes & Noble)

  41. The Miracle at Speedy Motors

    by Alexander McCall Smith
    A story of a small-town mechanic's triumph over adversity, with the help of a wise old friend.

    Under the endless skies of Botswana, there is always something Mma Ramotswe can do to help someone and here she finds herself assisting a woman looking for her family. The problem is the woman ... (Goodreads)

  42. Taliesin

    by Stephen R. Lawhead
    A mythical tale of a young man's quest to find his true identity and fulfill his destiny.

    It was a time of legend, when the last shadows of the mighty Roman conqueror faded from the captured Isle of Britain. While across a vast sea, bloody war shattered a peace that had flourished for two ... (Goodreads)

  43. Dreamsnake

    by Vonda N. McIntyre
    A healer travels through a post-apocalyptic world with her three snakes, searching for a cure to a deadly plague.

    In a far-future, post-holocaust Earth, a young healer named Snake travels the world, healing the sick and injured with her companion, the alien dreamsnake. But she is being pursued. . . . ... (Goodreads)

  44. A Gathering of Old Men

    by Ernest J. Gaines
    A group of elderly black men in rural Louisiana stand up to racism and injustice after one of their own is accused of murder.

    One afternoon, Candy Marshall, a white plantation owner, discovers that a white Cajun farmer, Beau Boutan, has been shot in the yard of a black man named Mathu. She enlists the help of seventeen ... (Wikipedia)

  45. A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael

    by Ellis Peters
    A collection of short stories featuring Brother Cadfael, a medieval monk and amateur detective, solving mysteries in his abbey and beyond.

    Peters has gained worldwide praise for her meticulous re-creations of 12th-century monastic life. Here, her chronicles continue with a Christmas story, a tale of robbery and attempted murder, and a ... (Goodreads)

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