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The Ardlamont mystery by Daniel Smith

The Ardlamont mystery

Daniel Smith

Book

"December 1893. Arthur Conan Doyle shocks his legions of fans by killing off the world's favourite fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. Meanwhile, in Scotland, a sensational real-life murder trial is playing out. Alfred Monson, a scion of the aristocracy,...

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Sherlock by Paul Osborne

Sherlock

Paul Osborne

Book

"Firefighter Paul Osborne works with the Fire Investigation Dog unit, where he handles Sherlock - an excitable, bright-eyed cocker spaniel. What makes Sherlock different? He's the most talented investigative dog the Fire Brigade has ever produced, capable...

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Fallout by Fred Pearce

Fallout

Fred Pearce

Book

"Environmental journalist Fred Pearce travels the globe to investigate our complicated seven-decade long relationship with nuclear technology, from the bomb to nuclear accidents to nuclear waste. While concern about climate change has led some...

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Some sunny day by Madge Lambert

Some sunny day

Madge Lambert

Book

"It was July 1944 when Madge stepped onto a troopship that was to carry her thousands of miles away from home. Only twenty years old and not long qualified as a nurse, she had signed up to serve in the Burma Campaign. She would be based on the Indian...

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Where we go from here by Bernie Sanders

Where we go from here

Bernie Sanders

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"Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign was a beginning, not an end. In his new book, America's most popular political figure speaks about what he's been doing to oppose the agenda of President Donald Trump and strengthen the progressi...

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Live long and ... by William Shatner

Live long and ...

William Shatner

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"'I have always felt,' William Shatner says early in his newest memoir, that 'like the great comedian George Burns, who lived to 100, I couldn't die as long as I was booked.' And Shatner is always booked. Still, a brief health scare in 2016 forced him...

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A shadow above by Joe Shute

A shadow above

Joe Shute

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"For millennia, we have tried to explain ourselves using the raven as a symbol. It occupies a unique place in British history and has left an indelible mark on our cultural landscape. The raven's hulking black shape has come to represent many things:...

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A history of Britain in 21 women by Jenni Murray

A history of Britain in 21 women

Jenni Murray

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"Britain has been defined by its conflicts, its conquests, its men and its monarchs. To say that it's high time that it was defined by its women falls some way short of an understatement. Jenni Murray, the long-time presenter of Woman's Hour on BBC Radio...

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The bumblebee flies anyway by Kate Bradbury

The bumblebee flies anyway

Kate Bradbury

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"Finding herself in a new home in Brighton, Kate Bradbury sets about transforming her decked, barren backyard into a beautiful wildlife garden. She documents the unbuttoning of the earth and the rebirth of the garden, the rewilding of a tiny urban space....

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The boys in the cave by Matt Gutman

The boys in the cave

Matt Gutman

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"From award-winning ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman, and written using exclusive interviews and information comes the definitive account of the dramatic story that gripped the world: the miracle rescue of twelve boys and their soccer...

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Look what you made me do by Helen Walmsley-Johnson

Look what you made me do

Helen Walmsley-Johnson

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Helen Walmsley-Johnson's first husband controlled her life, from the people she saw to what was in her bank account. He alienated her from friends and family and even their three daughters. Eventually he threw her out, and she painfully began to rebuild...

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Implosion by Elizabeth W. Garber

Implosion

Elizabeth W. Garber

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"What could be cooler, thinks teen Elizabeth Garber in 1965, than to live in a glass house designed by her architect dad? When Elizabeth Garber, her visionary architect father, and the rest of their family move into Woodie Garber's modern masterpiece,...

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Asperger's children by Edith Sheffer

Asperger's children

Edith Sheffer

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"Hans Asperger, the pioneer of autism and Asperger syndrome in Nazi Vienna, has been celebrated for his compassionate defense of children with disabilities. But in this groundbreaking book, prize-winning historian Edith Sheffer exposes that Asperger was...

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Bathed in prayer by Jan Karon

Bathed in prayer

Jan Karon

Large Print

"A new must-have collection for fans of the New York Times best-selling Mitford series, featuring the prayers, sermons, and inspiration from beloved Father Tim, as well as new essays and reflections on faith from author Jan Karon. Over the course of...

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Blowing the bloody doors off by Michael Caine

Blowing the bloody doors off

Michael Caine

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"With over 100 movies to his credit over 5 decades, Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills for success in life that acting has taught him in his remarkable career. One of our best-l...

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Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming

Michelle Obama

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"In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in ...

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The sisters of Battle Road by Jim Maloney

The sisters of Battle Road

Jim Maloney

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In 1939, Annie Jarman and her six young daughters were evacuated from their south London home and sent to the Sussex countryside to wait out the war. Refusing to be parted, they faced the unknown together, never imagining just how much their lives wo...

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An almost perfect Christmas by Nina Stibbe

An almost perfect Christmas

Nina Stibbe

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My mother is not a foodie. But for as long as I can remember, once a year, she becomes possessed of a profound and desperate need to serve up a perfect roast turkey. Faced with a walk into the village though, she might think 'oh, f*** it' and decide to...

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Elisabeth's lists by Lulah Ellender

Elisabeth's lists

Lulah Ellender

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"Many years after the death of her grandmother Elisabeth, Lulah Ellender inherited a curious object - a book of handwritten lists. They seemed rather ordinary - shopping lists, items to be packed for a foreign trip, a tally of the eggs laid by Elisa...

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Lonely courage by Rick Stroud

Lonely courage

Rick Stroud

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"The Special Operations Executive (SOE), set up by Winston Churchill in 1941, saw its role in France as helping the Resistance by recruiting and training guerrilla fighters. 39 femaile agents were trained alongside the men, learning how to disappear into...

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Wallis in love by Andrew Morton

Wallis in love

Andrew Morton

Large Print

"In his new book, Andrew Morton reveals new information and sources that totally transform our perception of Wallis Simpson. It was described as the most poignant royal love story of the century, a man and a woman equally united by a love that divided...

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The reading cure by Laura Freeman

The reading cure

Laura Freeman

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"At the age of fourteen, Laura Freeman was diagnosed with anorexia. She seized the one aspect of her life that she seemed able to control and struck different foods from her diet one by one until she was starving. But even at her lowest point, the one...

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Fly girls by Keith O'Brien

Fly girls

Keith O'Brien

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"Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi-day events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully...

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Bad blood by John Carreyrou

Bad blood

John Carreyrou

Large Print

"The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of a multibillion-dollar startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end in the face of pressure and threats from the CEO and her lawyers....

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In pieces by Sally Field

In pieces

Sally Field

Large Print

"One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced "girl...

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Almost everything by Anne Lamott

Almost everything

Anne Lamott

Large Print

"I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen, Anne Lamott admits at the beginning of Almost Everything. Despair and uncertainty surround us: in the news, in our families,...

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100 days of real food: on a budget by Lisa Leake

100 days of real food: on a budget

Lisa Leake

Large Print

"The author of the 100 Days of Real Food series addresses the most common concern of her readers -- how to cut out processed food on a tight budget -- in this full-color cookbook with shopping lists and prices for each recipe. Millions of American families...

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George and Barbara Bush by Ellie LeBlond Sosa

George and Barbara Bush

Ellie LeBlond Sosa

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"To begin with I was in love and I am in love so that's not hard." Ellie LeBlond Sosa had asked her grandmother how her lifelong love affair with President George H.W. Bush had withstood World War II, the West Texas oil fields, the painful loss of a child,...

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Killing the SS by Bill O'Reilly

Killing the SS

Bill O'Reilly

Large Print

"As the horrors of the Third Reich were exposed after World War II, many Nazi war criminals--including Josef Mengele, Klaus Barbie, and Adolf Eichmann--went on the run. But self-styled "Nazi hunters" were determined to track them down. This disparate...

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The fabulous Bouvier sisters by Sam Kashner

The fabulous Bouvier sisters

Sam Kashner

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"Kashner and Schoenberger draw on candid interviews with Jackie Kennedy Onassis' sister, Lee, to share insights into the close relationship the two shared. One became the most iconic woman of her time, while the other lived in her shadow. In discussing...

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Beautiful country burn again by Ben Fountain

Beautiful country burn again

Ben Fountain

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"Twice before in its history, the United States has been faced with a crisis so severe it was forced to reinvent itself in order to survive: first, the struggle over slavery, culminating in the Civil War, and the second, the Great Depression, which led...

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Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy by Anne Boyd Rioux

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy

Anne Boyd Rioux

Large Print

"A 150th anniversary tribute describes the cultural significance of Louisa May Alcott's classic, exploring how its relatable themes and depictions of family resilience, community, and female resourcefulness have inspired generations of writers."--Pub...

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How to be a good creature by Sy Montgomery

How to be a good creature

Sy Montgomery

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"As an author, naturalist, and adventurer, National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet's rarest and most beautiful animals. This memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals...

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Our towns by James M. Fallows

Our towns

James M. Fallows

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"For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling across America in a single-engine prop airplane. Visiting dozens of towns, they have met hundreds of civic leaders, workers, immigrants, educators, environmentalists, artists, pu...

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Presidents of war by Michael R. Beschloss

Presidents of war

Michael R. Beschloss

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"Presidential historian Michael Beschloss uses original letters, diaries, declassified documents, and interviews to bring us into the room and into the minds of a procession of Chief Executives who took the nation into major conflicts, mobilized Americans...

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The library book by Susan Orlean

The library book

Susan Orlean

Large Print

"Chronicles the Los Angeles Public Library fire and its aftermath and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the actor long suspected of setting the fire, showcases the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives, and delves into the evolution ...

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Handcrafted by Clint Harp

Handcrafted

Clint Harp

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"The author shares his experiences of becoming a professional woodworker, from his early experiences with woodwork, to his leap of quitting his sales job to become a carpenter, and the chance encounter with Chip Gaines that changed his life."

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Eliza Hamilton by Tilar J. Mazzeo

Eliza Hamilton

Tilar J. Mazzeo

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"Tilar J. Mazzeo's comprehensive and riveting biography describes the extraordinary life and times of Eliza Hamilton, the wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton, and a powerful, unsung hero in America's early days. Eliza was a strong pioneer woman,...

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Bad girls by Caitlin Davies

Bad girls

Caitlin Davies

Audio CD

Society has never known what to do with its rebellious women. Many of these women ended up at HM Prison Holloway, the self-proclaimed 'terror to evil-doers' which, until its closure in 2016, was western Europe's largest women's prison. Holloway's women...

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The order of time by Carlo Rovelli

The order of time

Carlo Rovelli

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"Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to ...

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Life in the garden by Penelope Lively

Life in the garden

Penelope Lively

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"Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her grandmother's garden in a sloping Somerset field, then two success...

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The good neighbor by Maxwell (Maxwell Evarts Perkins) King

The good neighbor

Maxwell (Maxwell Evarts Perkins) Ki...

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"Fred Rogers (1928-2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood , he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindn...

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Irongran by Edwina Brocklesby

Irongran

Edwina Brocklesby

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At the age of fifty, Eddie Brocklesby decided to run her first half-marathon. Until that point, her exercise regime had consisted of little more than chauffeuring her children to their own sports clubs. The race was the first of what was to become a ...

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Give your heart to the hawks by Winfred Blevins

Give your heart to the hawks

Winfred Blevins

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"For more than thirty years, mountain men explored the Great American West, opening the gates of the mountains for the wagon trains of pioneers that followed. Win Blevins' poetic tribute to their incredible adventures includes, among many, the stories...

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Every day is extra by John Kerry

Every day is extra

John Kerry

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"John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life -- from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of state. A Yale graduate, Kerry enlisted in the U.S....

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The rise and fall of the dinosaurs by Stephen Brusatte

The rise and fall of the dinosaurs

Stephen Brusatte

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"Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth’s most fearsome creatures vanished. Today they remain one of our planet’s great mysteries. Paleontologist Steve Brusatte draws on cutting-edge science to dramatically bring to life their lost world...

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Leadership in turbulent times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Leadership in turbulent times

Doris Kearns Goodwin

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"Doris Kearns Goodwin focuses on the four presidents she has studied most closely - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson in this ... exploration of the emergence, growth, and exercise of leadership. Although...

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Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society by William (William Hamilton) Oldfield

Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society

William (William Hamilton) Oldfield

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"The incredible true story of the US Post Office Inspector who took down the deadly Black Hand, a turn-of-the-century Italian-American secret society that preyed on immigrants across America's industrial heartland--featuring fascinating and never-bef...

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Reporter by Seymour M. Hersh

Reporter

Seymour M. Hersh

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"Seymour Hersh's fearless reporting has earned him fame, front-page bylines in virtually every major newspaper in the free world, honors galore, and no small amount of controversy. Now he describes what drove him and how he worked as an independent o...

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The secret life of the mind by Mariano Sigman

The secret life of the mind

Mariano Sigman

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"In the last twenty years, Mariano Sigman has journeyed to the core of the brain, an organ formed by nearly an infinity of neurons that manufacture how we perceive, reason, feel, dream, and communicate. After more than two decades of research, he has...

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Meghan by Andrew Morton

Meghan

Andrew Morton

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"When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were set up by a mutual friend on a blind date in July 2016, little did they know that the resulting whirlwind romance would lead to their engagement in November 2017 and marriage in May 2018. Since then, our fasc...

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The infinite monkey cage. Part 1, How to build a universe by Brian Cox

The infinite monkey cage. Part 1, How to build a universe

Brian Cox

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"The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness...

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Trooper by F. B. Johnson

Trooper

F. B. Johnson

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"One summer day in 1987, middle-aged desert tour guide Johnson went on his daily walk into the Mojave. Finding a small bobcat kitten, injured, orphaned, and desperately in need of help, he took it home for the night. For the next nineteen years Trooper...

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Once upon a farm by Rory Lee Feek

Once upon a farm

Rory Lee Feek

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"Now raising their four-year-old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey's passing, Rory Feek digs deeper into the soil of his life and the unusual choices he and his wife, Joey, made together and the ones he's making now to lead his family into the fut...

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