Monthly Archives: February 2017

Dreams from My Father – Barack Obama

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, ...

Glorious Incorporated – Steven Neil Moore

The critically acclaimed first book in Steven Neil Moore’s Joshua Chronicles. “Pilgrim’s Progress meets Tom Clancy.” -Kirkus Reviews- Determined to leave his troubled past behind, Joshua Arden moves to New York City. When he lands his dream job at Jonah International, he is excited to enable real and lasting change. But behind the scenes, a darker power is at play. The CEO of a rival corporation has been given orders to track a high-level asset that is the key to winning an unknown war — ...

Shadowland – C.M. Gray

This is the story that came before, when Britain was just a Shadowland. We grow up with the Legend of King Arthur, but where did he come from? Who was Merlin? What part did the Druids play in bringing Arthur to his round table? On the night of Midwinter’s Eve, a storyteller takes his listeners back to the Dark Ages and a tale from his youth: `I have lived more years than I can remember, probably more than the sum of all your years combined. ...

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don’t – Nate Silver

One of Wall Street Journal‘s Best Ten Works of Nonfiction in 2012   New York Times Bestseller “Not so different in spirit from the way public intellectuals like John Kenneth Galbraith once shaped discussions of economic policy and public figures like Walter Cronkite helped sway opinion on the Vietnam War…could turn out to be one of the more momentous books of the decade.” —New York Times Book Review   “Nate Silver’s The Signal and the Noise is The Soul of a New Machine for the 21st century.” —Rachel Maddow, author of Drift “A serious ...

Beginnings: Ahe’ey, Episode 1 – Jamie Le Fay

Morgan is a dreamer, change maker and art lover. She is a feisty, romantic feminist full of contradictions and insecurities. Morgan uncovers a world where women have the power, and where magic is no longer just a figment of her wild imagination. Sounds like a dream, but it may, in fact, turn into a nightmare. The world of the Ahe’ey challenges and subverts her views about gender, genes, and nature versus nurture. The strong and uninvited chemistry between her and the dashing Gabriel makes matters ...

Knowledge Revealed – D.S. Williams

After a devastating tragedy, Charlotte Duncan moves to the small town of Puckhaber Falls. The quick and unexpected kindness of the residents catches her by surprise, and one day, a fateful accident introduces her to Lucas Tine. Charlotte finds herself drawn to this man for reasons she can’t understand. What is it about Lucas that she finds so difficult to ignore? As time passes, she uncovers Lucas’s ancient past — and reveals secrets of her own.

Misguided Target – Jessica Page

Three strangers with an unlikely connection find themselves pawns in a dangerous struggle for power. After serving Washington’s political elite as a high-class escort for seven years, Kendall Daley is ready to move on. But on the eve of her final assignment she meets Kane Clarke — a Navy SEALs Lieutenant on enforced leave. What Kendall doesn’t know is that Kane is in town to repair his relationship with his estranged brother… someone she knows all too well. Soon after that fateful night, Senator James ...

Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living – Krista Tippett

“The discourse of our common life inclines towards despair. In my field of journalism, where we presume to write the first draft of history, we summon our deepest critical capacities for investigating what is inadequate, corrupt, catastrophic, and failing. The ‘news’ is defined as the extraordinary events of the day, but it is most often translated as the extraordinarily terrible events of the day. And in an immersive 24/7 news cycle, we internalize the deluge of bad news as the norm—the real truth of who ...