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Harriet Murphy

Janet K. Brennan

Casa De Snapdragon

12901 Bryce Court NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112

9780979307560, $15.95, www.casadesnapdragon.com

Life at the turn of the twentieth century was full of its own intriguing adventures. "Harriet Murphy: A Little Bit of Something" is a series of short stories following titular character Harriet Murphy as she deals with life in a small town in the Sierra Nevada as she finds her own niche in life surrounded by truly unique and intriguing characters. A story sure to invoke much entertainment, "Harriet Murphy" is a collection that is sure to please. Also from Casa de Snapdragon is "The Making of Tibias Ivory: Through the Eyes of Innocence (9780984053049, $19.95) by D. Allen Jenkins. IT is a tale of a tragic young mixed race child who must overcome neglect to find some semblance of normalcy in life.

Birth

Shari Arison

Phoenix Books

9465 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 840, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

9781607477259, $21.95

A better tomorrow starts with using what she has today. "Birth: When the Spiritual and the Material Come Together" is Shari Arison's call to changing the world. A highly successful businesswoman, she believes it is her destiny to use her wealth as a platform for a better tomorrow. She states a better tomorrow is not something one woman can do alone, as a cooperation of people and understanding of sustainability and responsibility is a philosophy that needs to be more greatly embraced. "Birth" is a solidly recommended pick that should not be ignored for those with hope for the future.

The Departments

Edward Ryder

Two Harbors Press

212 3rd Avenue North, Suite 290, Minneapolis, MN 55401

9781935097419, $17.95, www.twoharborspress.com

Science is in the business of asking why, and sometimes science itself is asked why. "The Departments" is a story of a university faced with this question of why their work is important and why they do what they do. A small town is held up by its university, but the university's purpose is brought into question, and its researchers and...

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