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  • Surviving a shark attack overcoming betrayal and dealing with revenge. - Read On
    radio host Dr Laura Schlessinger has helped countless men and women become better husbands wives parents and people Shes helped them cope with grief shown them how to handle adversity and set them on the path to understanding and living happy well adjusted lives Now Dr Laura turns to an emotionally explosive subject that has touched all our lives betrayal and the desire for revenge And for the first time

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  • The tinkerers : the amateurs, DIYers, and inventors who make America great / Alec Foege. - Read On
    All rights reserved Prompted by his experience repairing a broken smartphone journalist Foege Right of the Dial investigates the tradition of tinkering a type of free form technical exploration that is fundamentally different from goal oriented invention or corporate R D Foege argues that tinkering is particular to American society sometimes produces revolutionary innovations and has recently become more difficult as manufactured products become harder for consumers to modify and institutional research becomes more centralized and tightly controlled Notable tinkerers Foege suggests include the founding fathers Thomas Edison and modern icons of invention like Dean Kamen Though these stories are mostly positive Foege notes that for the financial industry the tinkering mindset may have exacerbated the 2008 financial downturn by creating complex derivatives that weren t well understood In the book s most thought provoking sections Foege considers the relationship between individual and collaborative tinkering and how parents schools investors and societies can foster the necessary mixture of curiosity confidence and opportunity Although its depth is limited this anecdotal exploration will be appreciated by readers interested in the quirky origins of technological advancement and may inspire support for the next generation of unpredictable revolutionary innovators Agent Paul Bresnick Paul Bresnick Literary Agency Jan c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Terms of Use Summary From its earliest years the United States was a nation of tinkerers men and women who looked at the world around them and were able to create something genuinely new from what they saw Guided by their innate curiosity a desire to know how things work and a belief that anything can be improved amateurs and professionals from Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Edison came up with the inventions that laid the foundations for America s economic dominance Recently Americans have come to question whether our tinkering

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  • A writer's diary being extracts from the diary of Virginia Woolf - Read On
    diary of Virginia Woolf Author Woolf Virginia Publisher Harcourt 2003 ISBN 9780156027915 Find in Library Reader Reviews Annotation Summary An invaluable guide to the art and mind of Virginia Woolf drawn by her husband from the personal record she kept over a period of twenty seven years Included are entries that refer to her own writing others that are clearly writing exercises accounts of people and scenes relevant to the

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  • Wait the useful art of procrastination - Read On
    manage delay to gather as much information as possible to get the results they need In Wait Frank Partnoy argues that decisions of all kinds whether snap or long term benefit from being made at the last possible moment The art of knowing how long you can afford to delay before committing is at the heart of many a great decision whether in a corporate takeover or a marriage proposal

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  • Tomorrow, today contemporary art from the Singapore Art Museum (2009-2011) - Read On
    Tomorrow today contemporary art from the Singapore Art Museum 2009 2011 Tomorrow today contemporary art from the Singapore Art Museum 2009 2011 Author Publisher Singapore Art Museum 2012 ISBN 9789810718800

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  • A history of the world in 10 1/2 chapters - Read On
    some of the ingredients of this pyrotechnical work Admirers of Barnes are accustomed to thoroughly unorthodox approaches to the novel and his latest while brilliantly entertaining certainly strains the limits of the genre PW remarked Dec Publishers Weekly c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Noah s Ark Gericault s The Raft of the Medusa and an offbeat vision of the Hereafter are some of the ingredients of this pyrotechnical

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  • The fate of Mercy Alban - Read On
    and Matthew Parker the handsome minister who presided over her mother s funeral discover Coleville s unpublished novel they find it to be a thinly veiled account of his time spent at Alban House his burgeoning love affair with Adele and a mysterious lady in white haunting the grounds Grace is further shocked when an ambitious reporter shows up at Adele s funeral with Aunt Fate who is very much alive but not entirely sane and who may be a threat to Grace and her daughter Magic and mystery intertwine in Webb s engaging midwestern gothic Huntley Kristine Copyright 2010 Booklist Publishers Weekly c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Fans of Webb s well received debut The Tale of Halcyon Crane may feel let down by her similar in outline sophomore effort about a legendary curse that haunts the powerful Alban family s mansion by Lake Superior When divorced mother Grace Alban returns to the mansion after her mother s death she finds letters revealing her mother s affair with famous writer David Coleville who committed suicide during the same 1956 solstice party from which Grace s aunt Fate Alban disappeared While searching for a lost Coleville novel she

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  • The promise of stardust - Read On
    that she is pregnant and if she remains connected she could potentially carry the fetus to term Matt decides her desire to have a child would supersede her fear of life support but his own mother takes him to court as executor of Elle s living will Jake Sutter Matt s college roommate takes the case using Matt s personal dilemma to serve his own prolife political agenda The family s anguish is agonizing each member doing what they believe to be Elle s desire or in her best interest and while the ending is predictable the journey is heartrending and tragic Agent Laney Katz Becker Markson Thoma Literary Agency Feb c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Book list From Booklist Copyright American Library Association Used with permission Sibley s first novel opens on the aftermath of a tragic accident that leaves brilliant astronaut Elle Beaulieu brain dead and it is told from her husband Matt s point of view The family is left with a difficult decision when they learn Elle is pregnant Should she be taken off life support as her past comments and certain documents seem to suggest or should she be kept alive to bring the baby to full term Before it ends everyone will have weighed in from Matt s mother to pro life activists Woven between the novel s tense scenes of medical and courtroom drama is the backstory of Elle and Matt s very special relationship Sibley does a wonderful job of exploring a complex and controversial moral issue skillfully giving both sides of the story She also draws on her experience as a neonatal intensive care nurse to make complicated medical procedures interesting and easy to understand This is a gripping thoughtful heart wrenching and well written debut that would be

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