Monthly Archives: December 2019

Criss Cross – James Patterson

A killer with all the skills of a master detective has made Alex Cross the subject of his deranged “investigation.” In a Virginia penitentiary, Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, witness the execution of a killer they helped convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed “M” rests on the corpse. “You messed up big time, Dr. Cross.” Was an innocent man just put to death? Alex soon realizes he may have much to answer for, ...

The Age of Anxiety – Pete Townshend

In his debut novel, rock legend Pete Townshend explores the anxiety of modern life and madness in a story that stretches across two generations of a London family, their lovers, collaborators, and friends. A former rock star disappears on the Cumberland moors. When his wife finds him, she discovers he has become a hermit and a painter of apocalyptic visions. An art dealer has drug-induced visions of demonic faces swirling in a bedstead and soon his wife disappears, nowhere to be found. A beautiful Irish ...

This I Cannot Explain – Poetry for a Purpose – Joe Barnabas

This I Cannot Explain – the title says it all. This is a collection of poems. There are many unexplainable things in life. Can you explain: why Dreams never come true? Why you can’t have it all? Why a god hanging on a wall argues with a God in you? Why laughter can cover up a Genie? Can you tell the sweetest and strongest thing on earth? What is the true nature of betrayal? Why knitting is type of holiday? These and many more questions ...

JAY-Z: Made in America -Michael Eric Dyson

“Dyson writes with the affection of a fan but the rigor of an academic. … Using extensive passages from Jay-Z’s lyrics, ‘Made in America’ examines the rapper’s role as a poet, an aesthete, an advocate for racial justice and a business, man, but devotes much of its energy to Hova the Hustler.” —Allison Stewart, The Washington Post “Dyson’s incisive analysis of JAY-Z’s brilliance not only offers a brief history of hip-hop’s critical place in American culture, but also hints at how we can best move forward.” —Questlove ...

The Adulterer’s Handbook: A Novel – Sam Anthony

I’m about to jump into the canal and pull her to safety when I stop at the edge of the towpath. What if I do nothing…? The must-read psychological thriller for 2019. If you’re having an affair and you don’t want to get caught, you must read this book. The Adulterer’s Handbook is the story of a happily married man, desperately trying to prevent his wife from finding out about his affair. For months he is successful, but then things take a dark turn… A ...

The Irishman – Charles Brandt

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AS I HEARD YOU PAINT HOUSES New York Times Bestseller Now a major motion picture directed by Academy Award® winner Martin Scorsese, starring Academy Award® winners Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Anna Paquin, and Academy Award® nominee Harvey Keitel, and written by Academy Award® winner Steven Zaillian. The Irishman “gives new meaning to the term ‘guilty pleasure.’’’ — Bryan Burrough, author of Public Enemies, in The New York Times Book Review “Told with such economy and chilling force as to make The Sopranos suddenly seem overwrought and theatrical.” —New York ...

The Secret in the Cliffs – Kristin Tucker

Kyle is a twelve-year-old boy that spent many Saturdays spending time with his Father at the beach. During their visits to the beach, Kyle tries to convince his Father to explore a cliff that lines the beach, but to no avail. When Kyle’s Father is forced to work extra hours on the weekend, Kyle decides to go explore the cliffs by himself. That is when he stumbles upon the most amazing discovery of his life. After his first trip to the cliffs, he is startled ...

The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You – Dina Nayeri

A Finalist for the 2019 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction “Nayeri combines her own experience with those of refugees she meets as an adult, telling their stories with tenderness and reverence.” —The New York Times Book Review “Nayeri weaves her empowering personal story with those of the ‘feared swarms’ . . . Her family’s escape from Isfahan to Oklahoma, which involved waiting in Dubai and Italy, is wildly fascinating . . . Using energetic prose, Nayeri is an excellent conduit for these heart-rending stories, eschewing judgment ...

The Beautiful – Renée Ahdieh

New York Times and Indie Bestseller! New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set in 19th century New Orleans where vampires hide in plain sight. In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is a safe haven after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent in the middle of the carnival season, Celine is quickly ...

This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor – Adam Kay

Bestselling author Adam Kay tells us the hilarious — and sometimes horrifying — truth about life and work in a hospital.  Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships. Welcome to the life of a first-year doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former medical resident Adam Kay’s This Is Going to ...

Stillness Is the Key – Ryan Holiday

New York Times Bestseller & Wall Street Journal Bestseller: In The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, bestselling author Ryan Holiday made ancient wisdom wildly popular with a new generation of leaders in sports, politics, and technology. In his new book, Stillness Is the Key, Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead. All great leaders, thinkers, artists, athletes, and visionaries share one indelible quality. It enables them to conquer their tempers. To avoid distraction ...

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference – Greta Thunberg

The groundbreaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young climate activist who has become the voice of a generation, including her historic address to the United Nations In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day in order to protest the climate crisis. Her actions sparked a global movement, inspiring millions of students to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. No One Is Too Small to ...