The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly

January 29, 2014

Plot summary (from the publisher): Mickey Haller gets the text, “Call me ASAP — 187,” and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the […]

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Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

January 24, 2014

Summary (from the publisher): Secrets of the Millionaire Mind reveals the missing link between wanting success and achieving it! Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get rich easily, while others are destined for a life of financial struggle? Is the difference found in their education, intelligence, skills, timing, work habits, contacts, luck, […]

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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

January 21, 2014

Plot summary (from the publisher): Awarded the Pulitzer Prize, A Confederacy of Dunces was not published until a decade after the death of the author. This wildly inventive and amusing novel features one of the most unforgettable characters in modern fiction: Ignatius Reilly. He’s a mammoth misfit Medievalist hilariously at odds with the world of […]

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What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell

January 18, 2014

Summary (from the publisher): What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20th century? In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell […]

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The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

January 14, 2014

Summary (from the publisher): In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to […]

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Rocks of Ages by Stephen Jay Gould

January 10, 2014

Summary (from the publisher): Writing with bracing intelligence and clarity, internationally renowned evolutionist and bestselling author Stephen Jay Gould sheds new light on a dilemma that has plagued thinking people since the Renaissance: the rift between science and religion. Instead of choosing them, Gould asks, why not opt for a golden mean that accords dignity […]

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The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons

January 8, 2014

Plot summary (from the publisher): With the advent of World War II fast approaching in Europe, Elise Landau and her family realize that it is no longer safe for Jews in Austria. Elise’s father, Julian, and her mother Anna, a novelist and a singer respectively, urge her to advertise herself as a domestic servant in […]

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Worst Case by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

January 3, 2014

Plot summary (from the publisher): Best case: Survival The son of one of New York’s wealthiest families is snatched off the street and held hostage. But this kidnapper isn’t demanding money. Instead, he quizzes his prisoner on the price others pay for his life of luxury . . . and wrong answers are fatal. Worst […]

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