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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand

Random House, 2010

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE •  Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, ...
  
  











  



  
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Atul Gawande

Metropolitan Books, 2014

In Being Mortal , bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing ...
  
  











  



  
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Eckhart Tolle

New World Library, 2004

It's no wonder that The Power of Now has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 30 foreign languages. Much more than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light. In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its ...
  
  











  



  
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name
Sally Lloyd-Jones

Zonderkidz, 2007

The Moonbeam Award Gold Medal Winner in the religion category, The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible. At the center of the Story is a baby, the child upon whom everything will depend. Every story whispers his name. From Noah to Moses to the great King David---every story points to him. He is like the missing piece in a puzzle---the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together. From the Old ...
  
  











  



  
Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic ...
Kelly Starrett, Glen Cordoza

Victory Belt Publishing, 2013

LEARN HOW TO HACK HUMAN MOVEMENT Join the movement that has reached millions of athletes and coaches; learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your human potential, live pain free…and become a Supple Leopard. Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat body stiffness and achy joints, and rehabilitate injuries—all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, ...
  
  











  



  
Written in My Own Heart's Blood: A Novel (Outlander)
Diana Gabaldon

Delacorte Press, 2014

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears . . . into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels, and CNN has called it “a grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across ...
  
  











  



  
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
Brene Brown

Hazelden, 2010

In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel ...
  
  











  



  
Burn (Michael Bennett)
James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge

Little, Brown and Company, 2014

Detective Michael Bennett finally returns to New York City--and to the most unsettling, horrific case of his career. At last, Detective Michael Bennett and his family are coming home to New York City. Thanks to Bennett, the ruthless crime lord whose vengeful mission forced the Bennett family into hiding has been brought down for good. Back in the city that never sleeps, Bennett takes over a chaotic Outreach Squad in Harlem, where he receives ...
  
  











  



  
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Brene Brown

Gotham, 2012

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is ...
  
  











  



  
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Susan Cain

Broadway Books, 2013

The book that started the Quiet Revolution At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society.  In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue ...
  
  











  



  
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
Ann Voskamp

Zondervan, 2011

Just like you, Ann Voskamp hungers to live her one life well. Forget the bucket lists that have us escaping our everyday lives for exotic experiences. 'How,' Ann wondered, 'do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? What does the Christ-life really look like when your days are gritty, long--and sometimes even dark? How is God even here?' In One Thousand Gifts, Ann invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark ...
  
  











  



  
On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the GIFT of Nighttime Sleep
Gary Ezzo, Robert Buckman

Parent-Wise Solutions, 2012

Distinguished pediatrician Dr Robert Bucknam, M.D. and co-author Gary Ezzo are two of the world's leading experts on infant management concepts. In this revised 5th edition, they have updated their groundbreaking approach which has found favor with over six million parents in all 50 states and has been translated into 16 languages around the world.  For over 20 years, On Becoming Babywise has been the de facto newborn parenting manual for ...
  
  











  



  
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
David Allen

Penguin Books, 2002

In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In Getting Things Done , veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective ...
  
  











  



  
Outliers: The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell

Back Bay Books, 2011

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the ...
  
  











  



  
You're Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children (Classic Seuss)
Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1986

With his unmistakable rhymes and signature illustration style, Dr. Seuss creates a classic picture-book ode to aging in You're Only Old Once! On a visit to "the Golden Years Clinic on Century Square for Spleen Readjustment and Muffler Repair," readers will laugh with familiar horror at the poking and prodding and testing and ogling that go hand in hand with the dreaded appellation of "senior citizen." Though Dr. Seuss is known for his peerless ...
  
  











  



  
The Dangerous Book for Boys
Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden

William Morrow, 2012

The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses*, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is. In this digital age there is still a place for knots, skimming stones and stories of incredible courage. This book recaptures Sunday afternoons, stimulates curiosity, and makes for great father-son ...
  
  











  



  
What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What to Do Guides for Kids)
Dawn Huebner

Magination Press, 2005

"What to Do When You Worry Too Much" is an interactive self-help book designed to guide 6-12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety. Engaging, encouraging, and easy to follow, this book educates, motivates, and empowers children to work towards change. It includes a note to parents by psychologist and author Dawn Huebner, PhD.
  
  











  



  
How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits
Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, ...

Doubleday, 2014

From four stunning and accomplished French women -- at last -- a fresh and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne: how they dress, entertain, have fun and attempt to behave themselves.   In short, frisky sections, these Parisian women give you their very original views on style, beauty, culture, attitude and men. The authors--Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas -- unmarried but attached, with ...
  
  











  



  
I'm a Big Sister
Joanna Cole

HarperFestival, 2010

"Someone new is at our house," begins this loving, reassuring look at sisterhood from trusted author Joanna Cole. Told through the eyes of a new older sister, this simple story lays out all the good things about being an older sibling, and reminds new sisters that they are just as special as ever. With an author's note about what big siblings need—extra guidance, reassurance, love—and sweet, engaging artwork by Rosalinda Kightley, it's no ...
  
  











  



  
Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up
Grace Helbig

Touchstone, 2014

"One of the sharpest, funniest voices on YouTube" ( Forbes ), comedian Grace Helbig offers an irreverent and illustrated guide to life for anyone faced with the challenge of growing up. Infused with her trademark saucy, sweet, and funny voice, Grace’s Guide is a tongue-in-cheek handbook for millennials, encompassing everything a young or new (or regular or old) adult needs to know, from how to live online to landing a job to surviving a ...
  
  











  








   



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