B & Me: A True Story of Literary Arousal

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A funny, frisky, often outrageous book about love, literature, and modern life—and a wink of the eye toU and I, Nicholson Baker’s classic book about John Updike—by an award-winning author called “wonderfully bright” by The New York Times Book Review. Nearly twenty-five years ago, Nicholson Baker published U and I, the fretful and handwringing—but also groundbreaking—tale of his literary relationship with John Updike. U and I inspired a whole sub-genre of engaging, entertaining writing about reading, but what no story of this type has ever done is tell its tale from the moment of conception, that moment when you realize that there is a writer out there in the world that you must read—so you read them. B & Me is…

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The Looney Experiment

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Atticus Hobart couldn’t feel lower. He’s in love with a girl who doesn’t know he exists, he is the class bully’s personal punching bag, and to top it all off, his dad has just left the family. Into this drama steps Mr. Looney, a 77-year-old substitute English teacher with uncanny insight and a most unconventional approach to teaching. But Atticus soon discovers there’s more to Mr. Looney’s methods than he’d first thought. And as Atticus begins to unlock the truths within his own name, he finds that his hyper-imagination can help him forge his own voice, and maybe—just maybe—discover that the power to face his problems was inside him all along. Meet the Author  LUKE REYNOLDS currently teaches 7th grade…

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Shadow Ritual

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An electrifying thriller about the rise of extremism. Two ritual murders―one in Rome and one in Jerusalem―rekindles an ancient rivalry between modern-day secret societies for knowledge lost at the fall of the Third Reich. Detective Antoine Marcas unwillingly teams up with the strong-willed Jade Zewinski to chase Neo-Nazi assassins across Europe. They must unravel an arcane mystery, sparked by information from newly revealed KGB files. Inspired from the true story of mysterious Freemason files thought to hold a terrible secret, stolen by the SS in 1940, recovered by the Red Army in 1945 and returned half a century later. First in a hugely successful series that has sold over 1.5 million copies in France and is translated into seventeen languages.…

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Backbone

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What does it mean to have a backbone? That’s what David H. Wagner attempts to answer in his latest book, Backbone: The Modern Man’s Ultimate Guide to Purpose, Passion and Power (Watkins Publishing, May 5, 2015). Wagner seeks to separate the stereotypical “guy” – which he dubs a “half-baked, two-dimensional version of a man – from the exceedingly happy and powerful man. Indeed, these are two very different things and being a man, and one who admittedly struggled (and still struggles) with many of the weaknesses Wagner outlines in his book, I have only one thing to say: Bravo.  To read the full article And to enter to win a copy CLICK HERE

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Song of the Heart

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Francine Vale knows that within our often contentious family relationships lay the seeds of transformation. Taking us from the glass-strewn streets of the East Bronx to the astounding revelation that transforms her life, Francine is on a journey toward discovering her true authentic self and in the process she discovers so much more. It’s a tale of the seen and unseen; of love and wisdom, the pain caused by self-serving human behavior and the healing that comes when we discover our soul’s potential. Regardless of the path we choose to express our unique gifts or where we are placed on this planet, our most imperative task is to learn how to love one another. Our survival and the survival of…

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