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Holiday HAUL-A-DAY 4: “Biographies”

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Enjoy diving into biographies? Whether it is a notable memoir or a true crime story, entering in this holiday giveaway could you give the chance to read four biographies, all with different stories to tell. Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters By John C. Maxwell Hunting Season: James Foley, ISIS, and the Kidnapping Campaign That Started a War by James Harkin Berlusconi: The Epic Story of the Billionaire Who Took Over Italy By Alan Friedman He Killed Them All: Robert Durst and My Quest for Justice By Jeanine Pirro

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Smart Reads: Real Life Heroes, Villains and Monsters

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Villains and monsters are so much more frightening in the world of non-fiction. While we can reassure ourselves that the horrors of fiction aren’t real and sleep with the lights on, the comfort in non-fiction lies in the books themselves. By shining a light on the darkest hearts we lessen their hold upon us. At the same time, heroes are burnished in the spotlight’s glow, reminding us that good can ultimately prevail. This week we have five Smart Reads about the heroes, villains and monsters who have walked among us: My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem (Random House, October 27, 2015) “Rarely do women have the opportunity to travel as Steinem has done—living a life full of radical…

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