Mother of Mayavati: The Story of Charlotte Sevier and Advaita Ashrama by Amrita M. Salm — The true story of a 19th-century Englishwoman and her husband who leave their privileged lives in London to travel to India and create an ashrama based on the principles of Advaita Vedanta.

The Tilted Truth: An Erotic Thriller of Intrigue, Manipulation and Deception by Ken Boehs — Former Army intelligence officer Boehs spins a tale of double-crossing, governments informants, and “psychological warfare”.

The Reconstruction of Wilson Ryder by Michael French — The triple themes of appearance, art, and success are explored in this story about a man whose face is disfigured by fire and the explosions of beauty on canvas that he creates.

Deal with the Devil by Peter Lance — Investigative reporter Lance details the story of Gregory Scarpa Sr., a Colombo family capo who was also a highly paid FBI informant for 30 years.

You Sent Me a Blue Butterfly by Lisl Auf der Heide — Grief, love, and healing are explored in Auf der Heide’s collection of poems.

The Relevance of Reason by Mack W. Borgen — This fact-oriented work lays “the foundation for gaining a true understanding” of business and politics of modern America.

The Key to the Castle: Zen and Travel Stories of Trust by Sue Schleifer — Part travel essay, part spiritual discovery, Schleifer’s work tells of finding freedom and spontaneity in our lives. (Schleifer will sign books Sat., Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Book Den.)

The Modern Maya by Macduff Everton — Through stunning photos and well-researched prose, Everton reveals the trials and tribulations facing Mayans living in the Yucatan today.


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