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a photo of a young woman and a man. the young woman has brown hair and is wearing a dress and a long brown cardigan. the young man also has brown hair. he is wearing a white flannel, a black t shirt, and brown pants. the young woman is also holding a small dogAshley is a yoga teacher and a very avid reader. She got her degree from the University of Akron in Child Development and used it to teach preschool for about 6 years before deciding to take Yoga Teacher Training in summer of 2020. She has been working in bookstores and yoga studios since. Ashley will read just about anything. Her current favorites are books about yogic philosophy, personal growth, and horror novels. Ask her about some good children's books or psychological thrillers! At the Learned Owl, Ashley is one of our booksellers, handles local authors/consignment, and manages the website and newsletter.




The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires: A Novel By Grady Hendrix Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683692515
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Published: Quirk Books - May 25th, 2021

“This funny and fresh take on a classic tale manages to comment on gender roles, racial disparities, and white privilege all while creeping me all the way out. So good.”—Zakiya Dalila Harris, author of The Other Black Girl

The Shining By Stephen King Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307743657
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Published: Anchor - June 26th, 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Before Doctor Sleep, there was The Shining, a classic of modern American horror from the undisputed master, Stephen King.

Ghost Eaters: A Novel By Clay Chapman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683692171
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Published: Quirk Books - September 20th, 2022

“A Gothic-punk graveyard tale about what haunts history and what haunts the human soul. An addicting read that draws you into its descent from the first page.”—Chuck Wendig, New York Times best-selling author of The Book of Accidents

Jurassic Park: A Novel By Michael Crichton Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345538987
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 25th, 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

The Midnight Library: A Novel By Matt Haig Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525559474
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Published: Viking - September 29th, 2020

The #1 New York Times bestselling WORLDWIDE phenomenon

Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick | Independent (London) Ten Best Books of the Year

"A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits."—The Washington Post

The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice By Deborah Adele Cover Image
ISBN: 9780974470641
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Published: On-Word Bound Books - September 1st, 2009

The first two limbs of the eight-fold path of yoga sutras—the basic text for classical yoga—are examined in this spiritual guide to the practice of yoga.

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