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Alphabet Rescue by Audrey Wood
The Avenger of Love by Jack Skillingstead
Blaze by Stephen King
The Books of Magic by Neil Gaiman
The Brave Little Toaster by Thomas M. Disch
The Eighth Day of the Week by Marek Hlasko
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Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki
Father Malachy's Miracle by Bruce Marshall
Free to Be... You and Me by Marlo Thomas
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Harold's Fairy Tale by Crockett Johnson
Hunger by Elise Blackwell
Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz
Look at Me by Anita Brookner
Lost by Gregory Maguire
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Randy Udall
Poor Poor Ophelia by Carolyn Weston
Recovering Charles by Jason F. Wright
The Ride by Tom Brandner
Shadow-Below by Robert Reed
The Sneakiest Pirates by Dalton James
Sorcerers of Majipoor by Robert Silverberg
The Spiral Briar by Sean McMullen
The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Ken Geist
Through Endangered Eyes by Rachel Allen Dillon
Timepiece by Richard Paul Evans
The Tribes of Bela by Albert E. Cowdrey
The Valley of the Giants by Peter B. Kyne
"A Wild and Wicked Youth" by Ellen Kushner
Without Sin by J. Thomas
Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth

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Episode 10: The Wandering Rocks: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Episode 11: Sirens: Our Man in Havana
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Episode 14: Oxen in the Sun: The Critic in the Cabernet


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Father Malachy's MiracleFather Malachy's Miracle: 05/29/09

In Father Malachy's Miracle by Bruce Marshall an argument between a vicar and a catholic priest over the placement of "The Garden of Eden" dance hall next door to the catholic church results in an unexpected miracle. On the promised date the dance hall and everyone inside somehow vanish and reappear on Bass Rock. The priest is convinced he has won the argument and God is on his side but the miracle causes him more trouble than it solves.

The owners of the Garden of Eden decide to cash in on their misfortune by turning the transplanted dance hall into a fair ground of sorts. The woman who was there becomes a celebrity of sorts. Meanwhile, there is talking of a lawsuit for the unlawful moving of a building and the call for a constable to detain the Holy Ghost for questioning.

Father Malachy's Miracle is a very silly novel. There are lengthy passages of theological debate but done in a very tongue in cheek manner. When I started the novel I wasn't sure what I'd think of it. I half expected to hate it. I ended up loving it and laughing in every chapter.

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