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              Mouth to Mouth
                

              Mouth to Mouth (Hardback)

              By Wilson, Antoine

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              • Pub Date
                11 Jan 22

              A successful art dealer confesses the story of his meteoric rise in this sleek, swift, and graceful novel with unexpectedly sharp teeth (Lauren Groff, New York Times bestselling author). In a first-class lounge at JFK airport, our narrator listens as Jeff Cook, a former classmate... he only vaguely remembers, shares the uncanny story of his adult life--a life that changed course years before, the moment he resuscitated a drowning man. Jeff reveals that after that traumatic, galvanizing morning on the beach, he was compelled to learn more about the man whose life he had saved, convinced that their fates were now entwined. But are we agents of our fate--or are we its pawns? Upon discovering that the man is renowned art dealer Francis Arsenault, Jeff begins to surreptitiously visit his Beverly Hills gallery. Although Francis does not seem to recognize him as the man who saved his life, he nevertheless casts his legendary eye on Jeff and sees something worthy. He takes the younger man under his wing, initiating him into his world, where knowledge, taste, and access are currency; a world where value is constantly shifting and calling into question what is real, and what matters. The paths of the two men come together and diverge in dizzying ways until the novel's staggering ending. Sly, suspenseful, and engrossing, Mouth to Mouth masterfully blurs the line between opportunity and exploitation, self-respect and self-delusion, fact and fiction--exposing the myriad ways we deceive each other, and ourselves.
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              ISBN 9781982181802
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              Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail
               

              Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail (Hardback)

              By Dalio, Ray

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              From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Principles: Life & Work and legendary investor Ray Dalio, who has spent over fifty years studying global economies and markets, The Changing World Order puts all the world's major countries into perspective of the big cycles that h...ave driven nations' successes and failures throughout history. In The Changing World Order, Dalio shows how large debts, large deficits, and large debt monetizations like those we are seeing today have played out in the past. He also explores how wealth, political, and international geopolitical conflicts similar to today's have played out in analogous historical times, explaining the cause-effect relationships that are driving them. Drawing from research on the rises and falls of the Dutch and British empires, he reveals the timeless and universal dynamics that were behind these shifts and are driving what is now happening to the US and Chinese empires, going on to offer practical principles for policymakers operating in this environment
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              ISBN 9781982160272
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              Countdown Bin Laden: The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the
               

              Countdown Bin Laden: The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the (Hardback)

              By Wallace, Chris; With Weiss, Mitch

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              Chronicles the final months of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.

              ISBN 9781982176525
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              Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing
               

              Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing (Hardback)

              By Davis, Pete

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              A profoundly inspiring and transformative argument that purposeful commitment can be a powerful force in our age of restlessness and indecision. Most of us have had this experience: browsing through countless options on Netflix, unable to commit to watching any given movie--and l...osing so much time skimming reviews and considering trailers that it's too late to watch anything at all. In a book borne of an idea first articulated in a viral commencement address, Pete Davis argues that this is the defining characteristic of the moment: keeping our options open. We are stuck in Infinite Browsing Mode --swiping through endless dating profiles without committing to a single partner, jumping from place to place searching for the next big thing, and refusing to make any decision that might close us off from an even better choice we imagine is just around the corner. This culture of restlessness and indecision, Davis argues, is causing tension in the lives of young people today: We want to keep our options open, and yet we yearn for the purpose, community, and depth that can only come from making deep commitments. In Dedicated, Davis examines this quagmire, as well as the counterculture of committers who have made it to the other side. He shares what we can learn from the long-haul heroes who courageously commit themselves to particular places, professions, and causes--who relinquish the false freedom of an open future in exchange for the deep fulfillment of true dedication. Weaving together examples from history, personal stories, and applied psychology, Davis's candid and humble words offer a meaningful answer to our modern frustrations and a practical path to joy.
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              ISBN 9781982140908
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              Infinite Country
               

              Infinite Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Engel, Patricia

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              A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK and INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A profound, beautiful novel. -- People * Poignant. --BuzzFeed * A breathtaking story of the unimaginable prices paid for a better life. --Esquire This heartbreaking portrait of a family dealing with the realities of m...igration and separation (Time) is a sweeping love story and tragic drama [and] an authentic vision of what the American Dream looks like in a nationalistic country (Elle). I often wonder if we are living the wrong life in the wrong country. Talia is being held at a correctional facility for adolescent girls in the forested mountains of Colombia after committing an impulsive act of violence that may or may not have been warranted. She urgently needs to get out and get back home to Bogota, where her father and a plane ticket to the United States are waiting for her. If she misses her flight, she might also miss her chance to finally be reunited with her family. How this family came to occupy two different countries, two different worlds, comes into focus like twists of a kaleidoscope. We see Talia's parents, Mauro and Elena, fall in love in a market stall as teenagers against a backdrop of civil war and social unrest. We see them leave Bogota with their firstborn, Karina, in pursuit of safety and opportunity in the United States on a temporary visa, and we see the births of two more children, Nando and Talia, on American soil. We witness the decisions and indecisions that lead to Mauro's deportation and the family's splintering--the costs they've all been living with ever since. Award-winning, internationally acclaimed author Patricia Engel, herself a dual citizen and the daughter of Colombian immigrants, gives voice to all five family members as they navigate the particulars of their respective circumstances. Rich with Bogota urban life, steeped in Andean myth, and tense with the daily reality of the undocumented in America, Infinite Country is as much an all-American story as it is a global
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              ISBN 9781982159474
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              Pipe Dreams: The Urgent Global Quest to Transform the Toilet
               

              Pipe Dreams: The Urgent Global Quest to Transform the Toilet (Hardback)

              By Wald, Chelsea

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              From an award-winning science journalist, a lively, informative, and humorous deep dive into the future of the toilet--from creative uses for harvested biosolids, to the bold engineers dedicated to bringing safe sanitation to the billions of people worldwide living without this n...ecessary infrastructure --Jacket flap.
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              ISBN 9781982116217
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              Out on a Limb: Selected Writing, 1989-2021
               

              Out on a Limb: Selected Writing, 1989-2021 (Hardback)

              By Sullivan, Andrew

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              A collection of [the author's] greatest arguments on culture, politics, religion, and philosophy --

              ISBN 9781501155895
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              Leonora in the Morning Light
                

              Leonora in the Morning Light (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Carter, Michaela

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              • Pub Date
                5 Apr 22

              *One of Oprah Daily's Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Novels That Will Sweep You Away* Michaela Carter's training as a poet and painter shines through from the first page of this vivid, gorgeous novel based on the lives of Leonora Carrington and Max Ernst. Told with all the w...ild magic and mystery of the Surrealists themselves, Leonora in the Morning Light fearlessly illuminates the life and work of a formidable female artist. --Whitney Scharer, bestselling author of The Age of Light For fans of Amy Bloom's White Houses and Colm Toibin's The Master, a gorgeously written, meticulously researched (Jillian Cantor, bestselling author of Half Life) novel about Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington and the art, drama, and romance that defined her coming-of-age during World War II. 1940. A train carrying exiled German prisoners from a labor camp arrives in southern France. Within moments, word spreads that Nazi capture is imminent, and the men flee for the woods, desperate to disappear across the Spanish border. One stays behind, determined to ride the train until he reaches home, to find a woman he refers to simply as her. 1937. Leonora Carrington is a twenty-year-old British socialite and painter when she meets Max Ernst, an older, married artist whose work has captivated Europe. She follows him to Paris, into the vibrant world of studios and cafes where rising visionaries of the Surrealist movement like Andre Breton, Pablo Picasso, Lee Miller, Man Ray, and Salvador Dali are challenging conventional approaches to art and life. Inspired by their freedom, Leonora begins to experiment with her own work, translating vivid stories of her youth onto canvas and gaining recognition under her own name. It is a bright and glorious age of enlightenment--until war looms over Europe and headlines emerge denouncing Max and his circle as degenerates, leading to his arrest and imprisonment. Left along as occupation spreads throughout the countryside, Leonora battles terrifying circums
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              ISBN 9781982120528
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              The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest
               

              The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest (Hardback)

              By Caesar, Ed

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              From New Yorker writer Ed Caesar, The Moth and the Mountain is a sweeping true story about one man's attempt to salve the wounds of war and save his own soul through an audacious adventure: flying his biplane five thousand miles across the world and attempting to become the first... person to summit Mt. Everest. In the 1930s, as official government expeditions set their sights on conquering Everest, a little-known World War I veteran named Maurice Wilson conceived his own crazy, beautiful plan: he would fly a plane from England to Everest, crash land on its lower slopes, then become the first person to reach its summit--all utterly alone. Wilson didn't know how to climb. He barely knew how to fly. But he had the right plane, the right equipment, and a deep yearning to achieve his goal. In 1933, he took off from London in a Gipsy Moth biplane with his course set for the highest mountain on earth. Wilson's eleven-month journey to Everest was wild: full of twists, turns, and daring. Eventually, in disguise, he sneaked into Tibet. His icy ordeal was barely beginning. Wilson was one of the Great War's heroes, but also one of its victims. His hometown of Bradford, in northern England, was ripped apart by the fighting. So was his family. He barely survived the war himself. Wilson returned from the conflict unable to cope with the sadness that engulfed him. He began a years-long trek around the world, burning through marriages and relationships, leaving damaged lives in his wake. When he finally returned to England, nearly a decade after he first left, he found himself falling in love once more--this time with his best friend's wife--before depression overcame him again. He emerged from his funk with a crystalline ambition. He wanted to be the first man to stand on top of the world. Wilson believed that Everest could redeem him. This is the tale of an adventurer unlike any you have ever encountered: complex, driven, wry, haunted, and fully alive. He is a man written out of the
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              ISBN 9781501143373
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              The Fight to Save the Town: Reimagining Discarded America
                

              The Fight to Save the Town: Reimagining Discarded America (Hardback)

              By Wilde Anderson, Michelle

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              • Pub Date
                21 Jun 22

              A sweeping and authoritative study of wealth inequality and the dismantling of local government in four working-class cities across the US that passionately argues for reinvestment in people-centered leadership. Decades of cuts to local government amidst rising concentrations of ...poverty have wreaked havoc on communities left behind by the modern economy. Some of these discarded places are rural. Others are big cities, small cities, or historic suburbs. Some vote blue, others red. Some are the most diverse communities in America, while others are nearly all white, all Latino, or all Black. All are routinely trashed by outsiders for their poverty and their politics. Mostly, their governments are just broke. Forty years after the anti-tax revolution began protecting wealthy taxpayers and their cities, our high-poverty cities and counties have run out of services to cut, properties to sell, bills to defer, and risky loans to take. In The Fight to Save the Town, urban law expert and author Michelle Wilde Anderson offers unsparing, humanistic portraits of the hardships left behind in four such places. But this book is not a eulogy or a lament. Instead, Anderson travels to four blue-collar places that are poor, broke, and progressing. Networks of leaders and residents in these places are facing down some of the hardest challenges in American poverty today. In Stockton, California, locals are finding ways, beyond the police department, to reduce gun violence related to illicit drug markets. In Josephine County, Oregon, community leaders have enacted new taxes to support basic services in a rural area with fiercely anti-government politics. A social movement in Detroit, Michigan is pioneering ways to stabilize low-income housing after a wave of foreclosures and housing loss. And in Lawrence, Massachusetts, leaders are figuring out how to improve job security and wages in an era of backbreaking poverty for the working class. Our smallest governments shape people's safety, com
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              ISBN 9781501195983
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