Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-Ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House (Donna Brazile)
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“From Donna Brazile, former DNC chair and legendary political operative, an explosive and revealing new look at the 2016 election: the first insider account of the Russian hacking of the DNC and the missteps by the Clinton campaign and Obama administration that enabled a Trump victory.
In the fallout of the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee—and as chaos threatened to consume the party’s convention—Democrats turned to a familiar figure to right the ship: Donna Brazile. Continue reading…
Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations (Thomas L. Friedman)
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“We all sense it—something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can’t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once—and it is dizzying.
In Thank You for Being Late, a work unlike anything he has attempted before, Thomas L. Continue reading…
The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
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“The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction. It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Using the simple, powerful language of a fable, Hemingway takes the timeless themes of courage in the face of defeat and personal triumph won from loss and transforms them into a magnificent twentieth-century classic.”
New Books Playground says: The Old Man and the Sea is our favorite classic book from the famous author. Continue reading…
Two Kinds of Truth (Michael Connelly)
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“Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town’s 3-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.
Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch’s LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him, and seems to have new evidence to prove it. Continue reading…
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results (Gary Keller)
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“You want less. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what’s the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller paychecks, fewer promotions—and lots of stress. And you want more. You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. Continue reading…
The Rooster Bar (John Grisham)
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“Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam. Continue reading…
The Way Toward Health (Jane Roberts)
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“In September 1984, the voice that had spoken for one of the most profound and prolific metaphysical teachers of the 20th century fell silent. Seth, the entity who described himself as an ‘energy personality essence no longer focused in physical matter,’ had spoken exclusively through Jane Roberts since 1963. During the long illness that led to her death, Jane continued to channel Seth from her hospital bed, but this final work was left unfinished. Now, in The Way Toward Health, Jane’s husband, Robert Butts, shares with us the intimate story of Jane’s final days, and the exquisite teachings that Seth gave during that time. Continue reading…
Back on Earth (Mark Andrew Heathcote)
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“This is a collection of breath-taking poetry and prose, which is packed with a cacophony of emotions. The author is masterful in poetic metaphor, often using birds, flowers and nature as an effective method of telling a heart’s story. The deep emotions of the writer will not be missed, but rather felt in a profound way, with imagery so strong, that the reader easily identifies with what the poet is saying. Mark muses on subject matter which addresses ageing, fading love, love’s rebirth, peace, harmony, and the consuming emotions of rage and love, locked in a poet’s heart. Continue reading…
Flatland (Edwin A. Abbot)
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“Flatland is a two-dimensional world of geometric figures. The narrator is a square, which makes him a member of the professionals. He has a dream about a one-dimensional world of lustrous points called Lineland. He trys to convince the Lineland King of a second dimension but it is impossible for the King to see outside of his straight line. A Sphere visits Flatland once each millennium to train a new apostle of the existence of Spaceland a three dimensional world. The Square cannot comprehend a third dimension until he sees Spaceland for himself. Continue reading…
Deep Freeze (John Sandford)
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“Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt—and as it turned out, homicidal—local school board, and now the town’s back in view with more alarming news: A woman’s been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There’s a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of twenty years ago that has a mid-winter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into twenty years’ worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood. Continue reading…