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February Books

The Hope of Glory by Jon Meacham – Beginning with “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do” and ending with “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit,” Meacham captures for the reader how these last words epitomize Jesus’s message of love, not hate; grace, not rage; and extraordinary mercy rather than vengeance. For each saying, Meacham composes an essay on the origins of Christianity and how Jesus’s final words created a foundation for oral and…

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New for Easter

Tops Malibu Surprise Eggs – Unwind layers of colorful pastel crepe paper ribbons to reveal precious vintage-inspired keepsakes tucked carefully within this beautifully handmade surprise ball. Loved by kids and adults alike! Meri Meri Pompom Hair Ties – Why have plain, boring hair ties when you can accessorize with these amazing colorful pompom ties? They look like fluffy bunny tails and are perfect for a touch of fun and style.  Madelaine Pastel Foiled Chocolate Rabbits –  These highly detailed…

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Tokens of Affection

You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time by Patricia Marx and Roz Chast – This guide will make you laugh, remind you why your relationship is better than everyone else’s, and solve all your problems. For example: If you must breathe, don’t breathe so loudly and Queen-sized beds, king-sized blankets.Total game changer. Spark Romance: 50 Way to Deepen Your Connection – Filled with “matchsticks” meant to deepen connection, spark intimacy and shake up the routine for…

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New Non-Fiction

Tightrope: American Reaching for Hope by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn – The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of the acclaimed, best-selling Half the Sky now issue a plea—deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans—to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure. Tiny Habits by B.J. Fogg – In Tiny Habits B.J. Fogg brings his experience coaching more than 40,000 people to help you lose weight, de-stress, sleep better, or achieve any goal of your choice. …

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Gifts for Women

Gifts Just For Fun: Plush Hand Warmer – Get toasty with this reusable plush hand warmer. Microwave the inner pouch and place it in the fur cover for instant warmth. $15 Sukeno Cosmetic Socks – Polish Pink or Perfume Gold/Silver – Want to feel extra pretty? Adorable metallic Cosmetic Socks can help your outfit pop! $10 Am I Overthinking This? by Michelle Rial – Did I screw up? How do I achieve work-life balance? Am I eating too much cheese? Do I have…

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Fiction for Women

The Gift of Being Transported Elsewhere (aka a GOOD NOVEL): The Dutch House by Ann Patchett  – A richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. Colette, Susan and I all loved this one. Great for women with strong attachments to the home of their childhood and siblings. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern – A timeless love story set in a secret underground…

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Fun New Ornaments

Have you seen how festive the store is yet? Last year we went all out with nativities because of our nativity show, and this year we thought we would feature something different: ornaments. We have several trees along our glass wall bursting with really fun and unique ornaments. I’ve been posting a “daily ornament” on instagram @dogwoodbooksandgifts. Follow us and see! Bitten Gingerbread Man You’re My Jam Festive Camel Anna Wintour

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November Books

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout – Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of prickly, wry, resistant to change, ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic Olive Kitteridge. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes – Based on real events and set in Depression-era America, The Giver of Stars is the story of five women hired to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern – Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious…

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