December 3, 2017

Leadership: Thinking, Being, Doing by Lee Thayer

Here is a book on leadership like no other. It begins by announcing that: "You can't learn to be a 'leader.' ... All you can do is be prepared if you are 'called' to provide leadership." So begins Lee Thayer's relentless assault on conventional thinking ... which, he tells us, will "always and inevitably lead to conventional results." From his initial "stretching exercises" for your mind, he offers a detailed guidebook for making sure you're prepared when your leadership opportunity a...

November 2, 2017

The Last Suppers: This novel will be released on December 26, 2017

In Mandy Mikulencak's The Last Suppers, Ginny Polk, the prison chef at the fictional Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana, takes special care in preparing death row inmates' final meals. Having grown up around the prison—her father worked there until he was murdered, and his best friend, Roscoe Simms, is the warden—Ginny knows these prisoners aren't monsters, and fulfilling this last wish has become a kind of mission for her. Sometimes the weight of it is almost too...

September 25, 2017

A Christmas Return: A Novel by Anne Perry

’Tis the season of giving—and with this wonderful book, New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry shares a brand-new holiday mystery filled with bygone relationships and hidden secrets.

As Charlotte Pitt’s grandmother Mariah Ellison finds herself investigating a long-unsolved slaying, it becomes clear that grappling

with intrigue and foul play runs in the family. A festive Christmas package left on Mariah’s doorstep contains an ominous present, sparking memories of a twenty-year-old...

September 22, 2017


Abrams fuels up with The Princess and the Pit Stop by Tom Angleberger, illus. by Dan Santat, a mash-up of auto racing and fractured fairytale favorites; They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki, following a girl who illuminates where she finds colors in the physical world and the world beyond what she can see; The 5 O’Clock Band by Troy Andrews, illus. by Bryan Collier, featuring a scrappy young musician who learns what it means to be an artist and a band leader in his hometown of New Orleans; and The Faithful Spy by John Hendrix, the...

September 22, 2017

by Calvin Reid

Ten years after Goodreads was founded by Otis Chandler and his wife, Elizabeth Khuri Chandler, and four years after its acquisition by Amazon, the online social reading, marketing, and book discovery site has grown into one of the most influential book and reading communities on the web. And despite the concerns of some Goodreads members about the Amazon acquisition when it was announced (and some threats to leave the online community), Goodreads has thrived.

The site attracts more visitors than ever. Goodreads had abo...

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