The Library

The Quantum Spy: A Thriller, David Ignatius, W. W. Norton & Company.

The Quantum Spy: A Thriller, David Ignatius, W. W. Norton & Company.
David Ignatius, the Washington Post’s national security columnist, has written quite the spy novel whose backdrop is the ongoing war between the CIA and the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS). In this case MSS develops a mole in the CIA whose work involves funding contractors engaged in the...

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The Book of Hours, T. Davis Bunn, Thomas Nelson.

The Book of Hours, T. Davis Bunn, Thomas Nelson.
What would happen if someone left you a castle and you didn't have money for death taxes? Bunn does a very good job of dealing with sorrow, learning to live again and a puzzle which all mystery sleuths really like.     

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The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom, Bantam.

The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom, Bantam.
This is the remarkable story of a remarkable family that literally laid their lives out to save Jews in Holland during WWII. Ten Boom's story holds your attention from concert to cover, bringing you along as if you feel sorrow and joy along side.    

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Checkpoint, Jean-Christophe Rufin, Europa Editions.

Checkpoint, Jean-Christophe Rufin, Europa Editions.
A work of suspense and psychological tension set in the world of international humanitarian aid written by the founder of Doctors Without Borders. Here five volunteers on the aid convoy reveal, one by one, the secret wounds that have brought them to this conflict zone and, mile by mile,...

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The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus, Richard Preston, Anchor.

The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus, Richard Preston, Anchor.
The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus where there is no cure. The Hot Zone tells the dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth...

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Empowering Outperformance: A contemporary strategy for grandgoal achievement, Dixie Dansercoer, Die Keure Publishing.

Empowering Outperformance: A contemporary strategy for grandgoal achievement, Dixie Dansercoer, Die Keure Publishing.
Dixie Dansercoer is a lifelong adventurer who has placed his focus on Polar exploration running many record-breaking expeditions that raised the bar for what seemed impossible. The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with inspirational insights with respect to high performance and provide...

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Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, Matthew Walker PhD, Scribner.

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, Matthew Walker PhD, Scribner.
The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert. We all know that sleep is a fundamental aspect of our lives, but we are reminded in this enganging work which, unexpectedly, also happens to be funny. Matthew Walker reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep explaining how we can...

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The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers, Martin Doyle, W. W. Norton & Company.

The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers, Martin Doyle, W. W. Norton & Company.
A fresh work on environmental history of the disparate regions of the United States and how rivers have shaped American politics, economics, and society from the beginning of the Republic to today.  

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The Color Of Magic, Terry Pratchett, Corgi.

The Color Of Magic, Terry Pratchett, Corgi.
If you have never read a Terry Pratchett novel, this is the perfect one to get you hooked on this Discworld saga. This book denounces that the world is supported on the back of a giant turtle, luggage moves on hundreds of little legs, dragons exist only if you believe in them, and we learn what...

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Skipping Christmas, John Grisham, Doubleday.

Skipping Christmas, John Grisham, Doubleday.
John Grisham turns a satirical eye on the overblown ritual of the festive holiday season, and the result is Skipping Christmas, a modest but funny novel about the tyranny of December 25th. The author builds up a funny but increasingly terrifying picture of how tight-knit communities...

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The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro, Faber & Faber.

The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro, Faber & Faber.
The Remains of the Day is a book about a thwarted life. It is about how class conditioning can turn you into your own worst enemy, making you complicit in yoru own subservience. It is a book for anyone who feels they have ever held themselves back when something that truly mattered was within their...

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Nouveau One, Michael Kaiser, CreateSpace Independent Publishing.

Nouveau One, Michael Kaiser, CreateSpace Independent Publishing.
Nouveau One reads like a mystery/thriller novel. It hits the ground running right at the beginning and its fast pace propels you to the finish. You don't know which of the characters are good or bad. It is difficult to root for someone in particular, but this is in part what makes this novel so...

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