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Four Ways to Click: Rewire Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships by Amy Banks, M.D.

New February Nonfiction

Four Ways to Click: Rewire Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships By Amy Banks, M.D. with Leigh Ann Hirschman Summary:  Research shows that people cannot reach their full potential unless they are in healthy connection with others. Dr. Amy Banks teaches us how to rewire our brains for healthier relationships and happier, more fulfilling […]

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After Birth by Elisa Albert

New February Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction & Fantasy

After Birth By Elisa Albert Summary:  A widely acclaimed young writer’s fierce new novel, in which childbirth and new motherhood are as high stakes a proving ground as any combat zone A year has passed since Ari gave birth to Walker, though it went so badly awry she has trouble calling it “birth” and still […]

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Search: How the Data Explosion is Making Us Smarter by Stefan Weitz

New January Nonfiction

Search: How the Data Explosion is Making Us Smarter By Stefan Weitz Summary:  Search is as old as language. We’ve always needed to find something in the jumble of human creation. The first web was nothing more than passing verbal histories down the generations so others could find and remember how not to get eaten; […]

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The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure

New January Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure Summary:  The word “swashbuckler” conjures up an indelible image: a hero who’s a bit of a rogue but has his own code of honor, an adventurer with laughter on his lips and a flashing sword in his hand. This larger-than-life figure is regularly declared passé, but the swashbuckler is […]

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The Nazis Next Door by Eric Lichtblau

New December Nonfiction

The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men By Eric Lichtblau Summary:  The shocking story of how America became one of the world’s safest postwar havens for Nazis Thousands of Nazis – from concentration camp guards to high-level officers in the Third Reich – came to the United States after […]

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Empire of Dust by Jacey Bedford

New December Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Empire of Dust – Psi-Tech Novels, Book 1 By Jacey Bedford Summary:  Mega corporations, more powerful than any one planetary government, use their agents to race each other for resources across the galaxy. The agents, or psi-techs, are implanted with telepath technology. The psi-techs are bound to the mega-corps — that is, if they want […]

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Moving into Meditation by Anne Cushman

New November Nonfiction

Moving into Meditation: A 12 Week Mindfulness Program for Yoga Practitioners By Anne Cushman Summary:  One week at a time, Moving into Meditation lays out a plan for exploring body-based practices to get you more in tune with not only your limbs and core but your mind and heart. Cushman’s curriculum integrates asana with mindfulness […]

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Vision of Fire by Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin

New November Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction & Fantasy

A Vision of Fire – Earthend Saga, Book 1 By Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin Summary:  The first novel from iconic X-Files star Gillian Anderson and New York Times bestselling author Jeff Rovin: a science fiction thriller of epic proportions. Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara is a single mom trying to juggle her job, her […]

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

The 2014 Dragon Award winner is….

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling! Big thanks to the more than 170 kids who voted for the Dragon Award this year. Runners- up were “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal” by Jeff Kinney, “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH” by Robert C. O’Brien, “Judy Moody” by Megan McDonald, […]

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The Human Age by Diane Ackerman

New Ocotober Nonfiction Books

The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us By Diane Ackerman Summary:  Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place in it. In this landmark book, she confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo sapiens, is now the dominant force shaping the future […]

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