212019Apr

Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader by Marc Lesser. Novato, CA: New World Library. Copyright 2019.

Mindfulness has been credited with improving well-being, physical and mental health, and numerous books and programs are available to help people learn this practice. Applying the principles of mindfulness to work, family, relationships and other aspects of life has become a common theme. Therefore it was no surprise to see “Seven Practices of a Mindful… Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader by Marc Lesser. Novato, CA: New World Library. Copyright 2019.

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142019Apr

Watching You by Lisa Jewell, New York : Atria Books, 2019.

Everyone has their secrets. Some secrets are darker than others. Some secrets are thought to be safer than others. But sometimes, someone is watching you.  Once known as a writer of “chick lit,” Lisa Jewell is now a master of suspense, creating characters and communities that seem as real as the ones down the street… Watching You by Lisa Jewell, New York : Atria Books, 2019.

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312019Mar

“The Naked Eye” by Iris and Roy Johansen, New York, NY : St. Martin’s Press, 2015.

Kendra Michaels still has nightmares about serial killer Eric Colby and the confrontation that lead to his capture.  Everyone telling her that she should be gratified to know that Colby has been executed for his crimes, is not helping, especially since she is convinced that he successfully faked his own execution.  The problem is that… “The Naked Eye” by Iris and Roy Johansen, New York, NY : St. Martin’s Press, 2015.

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242019Mar

Southernmost by Silas House, Algonquin Books, 2018

“Southernmost,” the latest novel by Silas House (A Parchment of Leaves) is the story of Asher Sharp, an evangelical minister in rural Tennessee, who faces his greatest moral challenge when two gay men turn to him for shelter, both physical and spiritual, after a devastating flood. Asher first encounters the couple when one of the… Southernmost by Silas House, Algonquin Books, 2018

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172019Mar

Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. New York: HarperCollins, 2016.

A hillbilly by common definition is a ‘backwoods person,’ someone a bit removed from mainstream society who has a slightly different value structure and way of life. The term is pejorative, most frequently used as an insult but sometimes, and in the case of this book, used less as insult and more as a way… Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. New York: HarperCollins, 2016.

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102019Mar

Picture Books for Readers of All Ages

While picture books might be targeted towards younger readers, these recent releases are sure to delight readers of all ages, through clever plots and beautiful illustrations. “Hungry Bunny” by Claudia Rueda. Chronicle Books, 2018. $15.99 Picture books that invite readers to interact with what’s on the page are increasing in popularity, as the interactive elements… Picture Books for Readers of All Ages

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32019Mar

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton. Berkley, 2018. 400 pages.

“Next Year in Havana” is a compelling story of family, history, romance and revolution. It’s about the beauty of Cuba, the revolution and the heart-wrenching family decisions made in such times.  Chanel Cleeton transports us to the street of Havana both before and after the revolution. She has blended the setting, the characters and the… Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton. Berkley, 2018. 400 pages.

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