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Steel, Danielle

At eighteen, Alexandra Wickham is presented to King George V and Queen Mary in an exquisite white lace and satin dress her mother has ordered from Paris. With her delicate blond looks, she is a stunning beauty who seems destined for a privileged life. But fate, a world war, and her own quietly rebellious personality lead her down a different path. By 1939, Europe is on fire and England is at war. From her home in idyllic Hampshire, Alex makes her way to London as a volunteer in the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. But she has skills that draw the attention of another branch of the service. Fluent in French and German, she would make the perfect secret agent. Spy follows Alex's extraordinary adventures in World War II and afterward in India, Pakistan, Morocco, Hong Kong, Moscow, and Washington, D.C., when her husband, Richard, enters the foreign service and both become witnesses to a rapidly changing world from post-war to Cold War. She lives life on the edge, with a secret she must always keep hidden.

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Stolen Focus
Johann Hari

The author learned how we can reclaim our focus as individuals, and as a society if we are determined to fight for it. Stolen Focus will transform the debate about attention and finally show us how to get it back.

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Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, The: A Novel
Gabrielle Zevin

When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.

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Ted Chiang

SCIENCE FICTION - SHORT STORIES Stories of Your Life and Others delivers dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, often presenting characters who must confront sudden change--the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens--with some sense of normalcy. With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty, but also by beauty and wonder. An award-winning collection from one of today's most lauded writers, Stories of Your Life and Others is a contemporary classic.

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Story Hour, The: A Novellarge print icon
Thrity N. Unrigar

An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients; but when she meets a young Indian woman who tried to kill herself, her professional detachment disintegrates. This is a profound, heartbreakingly honest novel about friendship, family, secrets, forgiveness, and second chances.

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Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, The
Manson, Mark

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

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Successful Aging
Levitin, Daniel J.

Author of the iconic bestsellers This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind , Daniel Levitin turns his keen insights to what happens in our brains as we age, why we should think about health span, not life span, and, based on a rigorous analysis of neuroscientific evidence, what you can do to make the most of your seventies, eighties, and nineties today no matter how old you are now. Successful Aging uses research from developmental neuroscience and the psychology of individual differences to show that sixty-plus years is a unique developmental stage that, like infancy or adolescence, has its own demands and distinct advantages. Levitin looks at the science behind what we all can learn from those who age joyously, as well as how to adapt our culture to take full advantage of older people's wisdom and experience. Throughout his exploration of what aging really means, Levitin reveals resilience strategies and practical, cognitive enhancing tricks everyone should do as they age.

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Survival in the Killing Fields
Haing Ngor and Roger Warner

Best known for his Academy Award-winning role as Dith Pran in 'The Killing Fields', for Haing Ngor his greatest performance was not in Hollywood but in war-torn Cambodia. Here, in his memoir of life under the Khmer Rouge, is a searing account of a country's descent into hell.

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Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie, The
Alan Bradley

Eleven year old Flavia De Luce lives with her eccentric family in a dilapidated mansion in 1950s England. After hearing her father arguing with a red haired man she later finds the visitor dying in the garden. Using her keen detective skills, her knowlege of chemistry and her trusty bike, Gladys, Flavia tries to find out who killed him and why.

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