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Books by UU authors: ‘Til the river runs dry: The life of Margo Mogush Freivalds

‘Til the river runs dry: The life of Margo Mogush Freivalds. By John Freivalds. JFA Press, 2013. John Freivalds, a member of White Bear UU Church in St. Paul, Minn., used diaries found in a steamer trunk to write this memoir of this wife of 20 years following her death.

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Books by UU authors: The bells ring no more

The bells ring no more. By John Tschinkel. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. John Tschinkel was born in 1931 in Slovenia, and this autobiographical history recounts the time just before and during the Second World War. Tschinkel is a member of the UU Fellowship of Vero Beach, Fla.

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Books by UU authors: Dance and American art

Dance and American art. By Sharyn R. Udall. The University of Wisconsin Press, 2012. Sharyn Udall, a member of the UU Congregation of Santa Fe, N.Mex., is an art historian, author, and independent curator. This extensively illustrated book, the author’s seventh, grew out of “a curiosity about the affinity of visual art and dance. . . . Why . . . were so many artists drawn to the subject?”

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Books by UU authors: Sauntering: Wandering the path of mystical omnitheism

Sauntering: Wandering the path of mystical omnitheism. By Jeff Liebmann. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. The Rev. Jeff Liebmann, minister of the UU Fellowship of Midland, Mich., espouses the spiritual practice of mindful wandering.

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Books by UU authors: Float

Float. By JoeAnn Hart. Ashland Creek Press, 2013. JoeAnn Hart’s second novel is environmental literature set in a hardscrabble seaside town in Maine. Hart is a member of Gloucester (Mass.) UU Church.

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Books by UU authors: Thanks be for these: Meditations on life and death

Thanks be for these: Meditations on life and death. By Richard S. Gilbert. iUniverse, 2013. The Rev. Richard S. Gilbert, minister emeritus of the First Unitarian Church of Rochester, N.Y., offers meditations from his experience as a “mystical religious humanist.”

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Books by UU authors: In the holy quiet

In the holy quiet. By Richard S. Gilbert. iUniverse, 2013. The Rev. Richard S. Gilbert, minister emeritus of the First Unitarian Church of Rochester, N.Y., offers meditations for use in both personal reflection and congregational worship.

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Books by UU authors: MOM*ME

MOM*ME. By Jennifer Castro. Illustrated by Hildy Charboneau. Hippowl Press, 2013. Jennifer Castro, a member of First UU Church of San Jose, Calif., has written a picture book about “what mommies are not . . . and some exciting things they can be.”

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Books by UU authors: Meditations on the Good News: Reading the Bible for today

Meditations on the Good News: Reading the Bible for today. by Rev. Debra W. Haffner. Religious Institute, Inc., 2013. The Rev. Debra W. Haffner, a UU minister, is the president and CEO of the Religious Institute. She was raised in a secular Jewish household and came to the Bible “as a relative newcomer.” These meditations each include a verse, a brief meditation, and a few sentences about applying the insights to one’s daily life.

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Books by UU author: Wake up! Daily lessons for a more liberated and loving life

Wake up! Daily lessons for a more liberated and loving life. By Tom Owen-Towle. Aperion Books, 2013. The Rev. Dr. Tom Owen-Towle, a parish and interim minister for over 40 years, shares 366 short, funny, sometimes quirky readings for inspiration.

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