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Family abandonment features in three new memoirs

Fall Books, review roundup: Inconvenient Memories hinges on Anna Wang's experience with Tiananmen Square and her grandmother; John Connell writes about cows and his father; and Claudia D. Hernández can't get over her mother.

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Growing old, growing up, growing whole

Book Reviews: A chock-full of wisdom memoir that encourages women as they age, a heartwrenching read about a woman and her absent mother and an inspiring story of a mother's will to survive.

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Books explore Merton the writer, Religion 101 and Antarctic ice

Book reviews: Mary Gordon probes Merton's dual identities; Barbara Brown Taylor finds God in the faith of others; Jean McNeil uncovers the meaning of winter for the Earth and herself.

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Francis, friends share Wisdom of Time with youth

Book Review: Pope Francis responds to 31 of the book's contributors and writes the book's preface. Believing that older people are reservoirs of wisdom, he offers his own wise words as well as relatable biblical nuggets. 

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Earthly gossip and heavenly voices

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