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Mood Shifts From Tranquility to Anxiety in Moriarty’s Latest

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If you loved Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarity then you’ll want to run out to buy her new book, Nine Perfect Strangers (Flatiron Books).  A mix of nine people sign up (and plunked down a sizable fee) for a week of personal transformation at a place called Tranquility House with a singular expectation—to obliterate what had become debilitating stress.  Their days are filled with calming yoga classes, they give up alcohol and chocolate (grudgingly), sip on freshly made smoothies, go on serene nature walks ultimately to emerge as healthier, leaner, more enlightened people.  Consciousness raising anyone? What they don’t see coming is a series of abrupt changes in the program, which go from bad to worse to the point…

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A Perfect Match: Magic and Drama in This Week’s Authorbuzz

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  Dear Readers, Do you love magical labyrinths? Did you ever wonder what life might be like on the inside? Araina is shocked when for the first time she witnesses an outsider come into her dark labyrinth home… Questions abound as she begins to learn the world is bigger than she ever realized. Will you be able to solve the mysteries of the labyrinth world before Araina? I’m giving away 5 books. Write to me – [email protected] – for a chance to win! Visit my website: http://emilyanngirdner.com     Dear Reader, I’m thrilled to share with you my dark modern drama about a girl from the trailer park and the son of a criminal king. They don’t belong together, but they’re caught in a dangerous game. The King is a USA Today bestselling novel, and I’m giving…

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Presenting: The Real Housewives of Classic Literature!

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Everyone loves The Real Housewives! OK, to be fair, not everyone is aware of how magical the Real Housewives can be on occasion. While a lot of people find them irritating, where else are you going to find crazy moments where weird rich women debase themselves like insane animals in a menagerie for we the people to marvel at? No matter what your opinion is on The Real Housewives franchise, it’s hard to deny that they’re a bonafide cultural phenomenon. Love them or hate them, their hilarious quips, wild cat fights and generally unblinking attitude towards affluence are here to stay. So, if we were to cast a new season of Real Housewives, populated by some of the most desperate…

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Listen Up for These Giveaways!

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Comment for a chance to win one of this week’s brand spanking new titles. Original Fake by Kirstin Cronn-Mills In this Banksy-inspired illustrated novel, an escalating sibling rivalry train wrecks and vengeance is a street-art act of war Introvert Frankie Neumann hates his life, and understandably so. He’s got a weird, tutu-wearing sister, Lou, and even weirder parents, Bridget and Brett—Frank Sinatra and Dr. Frank-N-Furter impersonators, respectively. And, he’s just the guy who makes pizza at Pizza Vendetta. Though he has secret artistic aspirations of his own, his over-the-top family makes him want to stay in the background. But Frankie’s life is about to change—becoming way more interesting, even a little dangerous, but definitely cool. After his shift at the…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Joan Kingsley, Author of The Fear-Free Organization

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Leadership that makes a difference takes guts and confidence, plus belief in oneself and belief in the key players in the organization. It is built on trust, not fear. Scared people spend a lot more time plotting their survival than working productively, so The Fear-Free Organization has zero tolerance for bullies, vicious gossip, undermining behaviors, hijacking tactics, political jockeying for position or favoritism. Instead, it works on inspiration. Evidence from neuroscience shows that individuals and organizations are more successful when people are encouraged to take risks, to explore new ideas, and to channel their energies in ways that work for them. The Fear-Free Organization reveals how our new understanding of the neurobiology of the self – how the brain constructs the person – can transform for…

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Heat Index: 5 hot new books that bring the drama

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It’s no surprise that our must-read lists multiply every day. But what does one do when there’s just TOO many books in the “Need to Read” pile? We make even more piles! This summer our most exciting stack at BookTrib is The Heat Index. We’ve already told you what page-turners to bring poolside, so this week we’ve decided to share our top five drama-packed, female-friendly reads that will fill any guilty-pleasure void. The Mountain Story, Lori Lansens (Simon & Schuster, June 30) “Lansens has written a colorful, adventurous wilderness survival novel…The realistic details, such as the traditional herbal medicine used to fight Nola’s broken-bone infection, provides the narrative’s raw edge.” —Publishers Weekly Heat Index: This novel offers a unique look at…

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