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"The Yonder Side of Sass and Texas," a journey in the form of a novel from local author Joanna Beth Tweedy, will take you from southern Illinois to the Scottish highlands to the Moroccan Sahara and many places in between.

Meet Oscar Jade - a club-footed, Jim Beam-swigging, smart-dressing private investigator from Miami.

"Imagine Being In A Life You Love," according to authors Kristin Andress and Jaqui Jeanes-Lowry, was written to help others "know you have the right to imagine a life different from what you are now living" and "being the person you've always dreamed of is within reach."

The staff of Springfield's Own magazine asked people who have previously been featured in the magazine or The State Journal-Register, "What are you reading?" Here is what they said ...

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