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Rumi has said: “Life is a balance of holding on and letting go” and Annie’s Song: Dandelions, Dreams and Dogs by Annie McDonnell is an unrivaled tour-de-force of both.
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“a triumph for its riveting storytelling, and for Dowd's ability to occupy the consciousness of the girl she was, striving to survive an extraordinarily oppressive and dangerous environment
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For those who love to dig deep into Tudor history, scandal, and intrigue, the Dudleys make a fascinating study of a family whose interactions from the first Tudor, Henry VII to the last, Elizabeth
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“A book for our times with the current focus on social justice . . . a magnificent portrait of a political life lived with passion and integrity.”
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“explains why the number 42 should never be worn by any baseball player ever again.”