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Fireworks ensue when past meets present in 'The Distance Home'

During the holiday season, many of us will be heading back to a place we think of as home. Orly Konig's debut novel shows us that no matter how many miles you've put between you and your formative experiences, they'll still beg for attention when you reach that heart-tugging, familiar turf – and maturity may not be enough to counter returning feelings of awkwardness.

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10 modern home decorating ideas that'll transform any traditional space

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Style at Home: Saved by the incredible wreath

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Yardsmart: How to save succulents from rot in winter

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How to cut down your heating bills this winter

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On Gardening: Golden Berry hollies, dazzling in the winter landscape

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