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Jumpstart Your Heart in Worship

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and esteem for Martin Luther, John Calvin, and the other Reformers is freshly in …

What She Left Behind

• <b>Author:</b> Ellen Marie Wiseman<p>In this stunning new novel, the acclaimed author of The Plum Tree merges the past and present into a haunting story about the nature of love and loyalty--and the lengths we will go to protect those who need us most.<p>Ten years ago, Izzy Stone's mother fatally shot her …

Firefly Lane

• <b>Author:</b> Kristin Hannah<p>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>On Mystic Lake</i> comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . .<p>In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, …

The Man Behind ‘A Man Called Ove,’ Sweden’s Latest Hit Novel

Fredrik Backman got tepid responses when he sent out the manuscript for his debut novel, “A Man Called Ove.” Most publishers ignored him, and several turned it down.<p>After a few months and a few more rejections, he began to think perhaps there wasn’t a market for a story about a cranky 59-year-old …

Books

Religion Book Review: Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World by Miroslav Volf. Yale Univ., $28 (304p) ISBN 978-0-300-18653-6

Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World<p>Miroslav Volf. Yale Univ., $28 (304p) ISBN 978-0-300-18653-6<p>More By and About This Author<p>Yale …

Kristin Hannah - The Nightingale - Book Review

The Nightingale<p>By Kristin Hannah<p>St. Martin's<br>$27.99<br>ISBN 9780312577223<br>Published 02/02/2015<p>Fiction / Historical Fiction<p>Buy the book<p>Trending Book …

This Week in Fiction: Dave Eggers

<i>“The Alaska of Giants and Gods,” your story in this week’s issue, is about a woman who shows up in Alaska with her two kids, determined to find someone bold, someone of substance. When did you first think of setting a story in Alaska?</i><p>Josie, the protagonist of the story, wants to get some distance …

'The Peanuts Movie' review: Good ol' Charlie Brown, exactly as you want him

LOS ANGELES — Perhaps the most hopeful, heartwarming aspect of <i>The Peanuts Movie</i> is everything that's <i>not</i> in it.<p>The kids don't suddenly have cell …

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

Crowds flock to Georgia to pay tribute to cancer-stricken Jimmy Carter

The former president has taught Sunday school in Plains, Ga., for decades, and since his cancer diagnosis, the pews have been packed.<p>The former president has taught Sunday school in Plains, Ga., for decades, and since his cancer diagnosis, the pews have been packed.<p>PLAINS, Ga. — The cars and SUVs …

New Jersey

25 minute walk could add 7 years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Biomedicine

Sustained, Relentless Insight: Outline: A Novel by Rachel Cusk

A year ago, a friend told me he doubted that he’d ever read a meaningful novel. He was then a third-year medical student, and couldn’t invest time in …

The Kindness by Polly Samson, review: 'gorgeously sensuous'

The melancholy burden of things lost pervades Polly Samson’s impressive second novel, says Lucy Daniel<p>In her last book, the short story collection <b>Perfect Lives</b> (2010), Polly Samson channelled a sort of bourgeois blues, taking the detail of middle-class life as her subject for scrutiny. In her new …

Still Life with Bread Crumbs

• <b>Author:</b> Anna Quindlen<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><b>A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Rise and Shine, Blessings, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life</b> <i><br>Still Life with Bread Crumbs</i> begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is …

Anna Quindlen Spins A Tale Of Middle-Aged Reinvention

Rebecca Winter is at a crossroads. The famous photographer had been living off of sales of one particular photograph for years. When the money stream starts to dry up, she reluctantly decides to rent out her Manhattan apartment and move to a small, rural town far from her seemingly fabulous New …

Iscariot

• <b>Author:</b> Tosca Lee<p><b>Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee brilliantly adapts the life of Judas Iscariot into a dazzling work of fiction—humanizing the man whose very name is synonymous with betrayal.</b><p>Based on extensive research into the life and times of Judas Iscariot, this triumph of …

The Lowland

• <b>Author:</b> Jhumpa Lahiri<p><b>National Book Award Finalist</b><p><b>Shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize</b><p>From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of <i>The Namesake</i> comes an extraordinary new novel, set in both India and America, that expands the scope and range of one of our most dazzling storytellers: a …

HealthCare.gov tops 1 million visitors; deadline extended

Dec. 23 was original deadline for enrolling on exchange to ensure coverage beginning Jan. 1.<p>More than 1 million visitors logged into HealthCare.gov by late Monday, racing to meet the administration's new midnight, Christmas Eve deadline to enroll in health insurance.<p>Officials pushed back the Dec. …