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May 22, 2017
A monthly look at the best-reviewed self-published titles from BookLife authors.

In this month’s roundup of the best-reviewed BookLife titles, we highlight a handbook for readers searching for a spiritual path, a historical ghost story, and a book that examines the spirituality of the Boss.

The Haunting of Thores-Cross

Karen Perkins

Synopsis: Perkins’s suspenseful novel chronicles the ghostly tale of a wronged woman in an 18th-century Scottish village and the woman who tells her story 230 years later.

PW’s Takeaway: This gloomy ghost story provides page-turning chills and sympathy for scorned women.

Comparable Titles: Ghost Story, The Haunting of Hill House

Sample Line: “Darkness closed in—a total darkness now, no torches to light my way. I succumbed to it, my last thought a promise to bring my curses to pass. I would destroy this valley.”

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The Eleven Questions

Mark Pitstick

Synopsis: Who am I? Why is there so much suffering? This short handbook aims to provide answers to 11 such questions via interviews with renowned experts on consciousness.

PW’s Takeaway: The interviews in this short book will be great for anyone searching for a new spiritual path.

Comparable Titles: Life After Death, How to Know God

Sample Line: These answers are very important as they form the very framework that allows you to live and die with peace, joy, clarity, and purpose.

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Christopher C. Hall

Synopsis: When the king’s advisor is found dead, an ancient evil reappears.

PW’s Takeaway: Hall creates a fast-paced and absorbing fantasy.

Comparable Titles: John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice series

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The Grace of God and the Grace of Man

Azzan Yadin-Israel

Synopsis: The book brings Scriptural scholarship to a study of Bruce Springsteen.

PW’s Takeaway: A fresh addition to the burgeoning scholarship on one of America’s most famous musicians.

Comparable Titles: Bruce

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A Peace of My Mind

John Noltner

Synopsis: This collection of 136 portraits provides a revealing snapshot of what’s on the minds of everyday Americans.

PW’s Takeaway: A powerful political statement about the backbone of America—its citizens.

Comparable Titles: The Americans, Humans of New York

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