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A Map of the Dark
Even as her father lies dying in a hospital north of New York City, FBI Agent Elsa Myers can't ignore a call for help. A teenage girl has disappeared from Forest Hills, Queens. With each passing hour, as the hunt for Ruby deepens into a search for a man who may have been killing for years, Elsa's carefully compartmentalized world collapses around her. Everything she has buried threatens to resurface, with devastating consequences. A riveting portrait of a woman haunted by her family legacy, and a top-notch debut thriller.
A State of Freedom
In this stunning novel, prize-winning author Neel Mukherjee (A Life Apart, 2016) wrests open the central, defining events of our century: displacement and migration. Five characters, in very different circumstances--from a domestic cook in Mumbai, to a vagrant and his dancing bear, to a girl who escapes terror in her home village for a new life in the city--find out the meanings of dislocation and the desire for more. Set in contemporary India, this novel of multiple narratives delivers a devastating and haunting exploration of the human urge to strive for a different life.
The Spring Girls: A Modern-Day Retelling of Little Women
The Spring Girls--Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy--are a force of nature on the New Orleans military base where they live. As different as they are, with their father on tour in Iraq and their mother hiding something, their fears are very much the same. Struggling to build lives they can be proud of and that will lift them out of their humble station in life, one year will determine all that their futures can become. With plenty of romance and drama, Todd's (Nothing More, 2016) The Spring Girls revisits Louisa May Alcott's classic Little Women and brings its themes of love, war, class, and family into the twenty-first century.
Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life
Former White House Social Secretaries Lea Berman, who worked for George and Laura Bush, and Jeremy Bernard, who worked for Barack and Michelle Obama, have written an entertaining and uniquely practical guide to personal and professional success in modern life. Their daily experiences at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue taught them valuable lessons about how to work productively with people from different points of view and walks of life. Through the rarely seen inner workings of White House events, they offer a fundamental message: that everyone is important and deserves to be treated well.
When to Jump: When the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want
Lewis, an Australian financial analyst turned professional squash player, gathers 44 case studies from career changers to help readers make their own career jumps. The stories range from small changes, such as an internal move within a company, to dramatic ones, such as a pro football player who became an HBO writer. The examples are a mix of famous people (Michael Lewis, American bond salesman turned #1 bestselling author) and not (Barbara Harris, PR person turned bishop). Lewis shares stories of his own “jump” as a preface to each of the book’s four sections: “Listen to the Little Voice,” “Make a Plan,” “Let Yourself Be Lucky,” and “Don’t Look Back.” A perfect book for New Year’s career resolutions.