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The Trail Back Out – Jadi Campbell

2020 American Book Fest Best Book Award Finalist Fiction Anthologies. 2021 IAN Book of the Year Award Finalist (Short Story Collection). 2021 Top Shelf Award Runner-Up. 2021 Wishing Shelf Red Ribbon. The title story was longlisted for the 2021 Screen Craft Cinematic Short Story Award. This collection is Jadi Campbell’s fourth book and her first finished work in four years. She completed many of these stories during the coronavirus lockdown. From tales of Eddie, high on LSD and trapped by “What Died in the Fridge”, ...    Read More >

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How the World Really Works: The Science Behind How We Got Here and Where We’re Going – Vaclav Smil

“A new masterpiece from one of my favorite authors… [How The World Really Works] is a compelling and highly readable book that leaves readers with the fundamental grounding needed to help solve the world’s toughest challenges.”—Bill Gates “Provocative but perceptive . . . You can agree or disagree with Smil—accept or doubt his ‘just the facts’ posture—but you probably shouldn’t ignore him.”—The Washington Post An essential analysis of the modern science and technology that makes our twenty-first century lives possible—a scientist’s investigation into what science really ...    Read More >

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High Clowder Cats – Ruby Knight

Bushytail has had to survive on his own since he was a kit. He has to avoid the humans and their noisy machines as well as being on alert for toms that may want to challenge him. He joins up with a band of clowderless young toms. After being on his on for so long he is glad to have company, but this is just the start of the long journey Bushytail makes, along the way discovering who he is and how he fits into ...    Read More >

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Just the Nicest Couple – Mary Kubica

“Grabs you on the first page and doesn’t let go until you reach the end.” —Laura Dave, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Thing He Told Me. A husband’s disappearance links two couples in this twisty thriller from master of suspense Mary Kubica. Jake Hayes is missing. This much is certain. At first, his wife, Nina, thinks he is blowing off steam at a friend’s house after their heated fight the night before. But then a day goes by. Two days. Five. And Jake is still nowhere ...    Read More >

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Attention Span: A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity – Gloria Mark

A “Next Big Idea Club” Must-Read Book for January AS HEARD ON ARMCHAIR EXPERT WITH DAX SHEPARD Rediscover your ability to pay attention with this groundbreaking new approach from “the definitive expert on distraction and multitasking” (Cal Newport). We spend an average of just 47 seconds on any screen before shifting our attention. It takes 25 minutes to bring our attention back to a task after an interruption. And we interrupt ourselves more than we’re interrupted by others. In Attention Span, psychologist Gloria Mark reveals these ...    Read More >

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The Laws of Human Nature – Robert Greene

From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power comes the definitive new book on decoding the behavior of the people around you. Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all – understanding people’s drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships ...    Read More >

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The Door of No Return – Kwame Alexander

From the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award winning author Kwame Alexander, comes the first book in a searing, breathtaking trilogy that tells the story of a boy, a village, and the epic odyssey of an African family. In his village in Upper Kwanta, 11-year-old Kofi loves his family, playing oware with his grandfather and swimming in the river Offin. He’s warned though, to never go to the river at night.  His brother tells him ”There are things about the water you do not know. “ Like what? Kofi asks. “The ...    Read More >

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Spare – Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex

It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow—and horror. As Princess Diana was laid to rest, billions wondered what Prince William and Prince Harry must be thinking and feeling—and how their lives would play out from that point on. For Harry, this is that story at last. Before losing his mother, twelve-year-old Prince Harry was known as the carefree one, the happy-go-lucky Spare to the more serious Heir. ...    Read More >

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Stormy Weather – Iza Moreau and R.E. Conary

The bones were old and discolored by the soil they had lain in. But the rain had washed clean the hand and about six inches of the ulna and radius. The hand and finger bones were separated and slightly scattered. But on one of the fingers shone a metal object. Elodie bent down and her eyes widened when she saw that it was a ring—and no ordinary ring. This 5th Elodie Fontaine Mystery finds the high school sleuth trying to solve her first murder. Trouble ...    Read More >

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Age of Vice – Deepti Kapoor

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK. “Dazzling…Finally free from the book’s grip, now all I want to do is get others hooked.”— The Washington Post. “Cinematic…A luxe thriller…As a storyteller, Kapoor is a natural.”— The New York Times. “Sensationally good — huge, epic, immersive and absorbing … certain to be a book of the year.” —Lee Child. This is the age of vice, where money, pleasure, and power are everything, and the family ties that bind can also kill. New Delhi, 3 a.m. A speeding ...    Read More >