I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer (Michelle McNamara)
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“For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area.
Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called ‘the Golden State Killer.’ Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. Continue reading…
Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World (Jennifer Palmieri)
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“Dear Madam President is an empowering letter from former Hillary Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to the first woman president, and by extension, to all women working to succeed in any field. By using lessons learned during her experiences with Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and Elizabeth Edwards—to name a few—Palmieri through each chapter creates a forward-thinking framework of inspirational and practical advice for all women everywhere—from boardrooms to living rooms—who are determined to seize control of their lives, their workplaces, and their country. Continue reading…
Educated: A Memoir (Tara Westover)
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“Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her ‘head-for-the-hills’ bag. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged metal in her father’s junkyard.
Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Continue reading…
Diamante Lara (born on August 19th, 1999 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an emerging author, blogger, and Libertarian who gravitates towards provocative subject matter that engages, empowers, and shifts perspectives. To date, his blog has cultivated a staggering 20,000+ views and he has penned seven politically-driven articles, including “Modern Feminism is Garbage” and “Nation of Immigrants Myth.”
Upon high school graduation, Diamante will be pursuing a degree in Business Marketing and Real Estate. An autodidact who values lifelong learning, he holds a Verified Certificate from Yale University for his successful completion of an online course called Moral Foundation of Politics. Continue reading…
The Escape Artist (Brad Meltzer)
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“Who is Nola Brown? Nola is a mystery. Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead.
Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she’s dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim ‘Zig’ Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run.
Zig works at Dover Air Force Base, helping put to rest the bodies of those who die on top-secret missions. Continue reading…
Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life (Nassim Nicholas Taleb)
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“A bold new work from the author of The Black Swan that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility
In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one’s own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life. Continue reading…
The Great Alone (Kristin Hannah)
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“Alaska, 1974. Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed. For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival.
Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.
Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. Continue reading…
I’ve Been Thinking…: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life (Maria Shriver)
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“A book of reflections for those seeking wisdom, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration on the road to a meaningful life:
As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows just how surprising, unpredictable, and stressful everyday life can be.
In this moving and powerful book, she shares inspiring quotes, prayers, and reflections designed to get readers thinking, get them feeling, get them laughing, and help them in their journey to what she calls The Open Field—a place of acceptance, purpose, and passion—a place of joy. Continue reading…
An American Marriage (Tayari Jones)
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“Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. Continue reading…
Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved (Kate Bowler)
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“Kate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specializes in the study of the prosperity gospel, a creed that sees fortune as a blessing from God and misfortune as a mark of God’s disapproval. At thirty-five, everything in her life seems to point toward ‘blessing.’ She is thriving in her job, married to her high school sweetheart, and loves life with her newborn son.
Then she is diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Continue reading…