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Ethics for the New Millennium

Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV
Format: Book

In a difficult, uncertain time, it takes a person of great courage, such as the Dalai Lama, to give us hope. Regardless of the violence and cynicism we see on television and read about in the news, there is an argument to be made for basic human goodness. The number of people who spend...

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The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

Susan Pinker · Spiegel & Grau
Format: Hardcover

In her surprising, entertaining, and persuasive new book, award-winning author and psychologist Susan Pinker shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience, and longevity. From birth to death, human beings are hardwired to connect to other human beings. Face-to-face...
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The Truth About Negotiations

Leigh L Thompson
Format: Book

“The 53 Truths provide incredible insight into the art and science of negotiating. This is a must read for sales professionals but is equally beneficial to all who wish to be better negotiators.”

–CHRIS WEBER, Vice President, West Region Enterprise, Microsoft...

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Us Plus Them: Tapping the Positive Power of Difference

Todd L Pittinsky
Format: Book

Moving beyond mere tolerance

Us-versus-them is the costly mind-set in which organizations, communities, and whole nations too often find themselves trapped. In fact, recognizing difference as a positive force can bring astonishing value to even...

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The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide

Mark Gerzon · Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2016.
Pages: 216
Format: Print book

Out of Many, OneIn this era of poisonous partisanship, The Reunited States of America is a lifesaving antidote. At a time when loyalty to party seems to be overpowering love of country, it not only explains how we can bridge the partisan divide but also tells the untold story of how our fellow...
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Hopelessly Divided: The New Crisis in American Politics and What it Means for 2012 and Beyond

Douglas E. Schoen · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Hardcover

Just in time for the 2012 election, Douglas E. Schoen, one of America’s preeminent political pundits, analyzes the growing chasm between the political class—politicians, lobbyists, fundraisers, consultants—and the American Mainstream, frustrated with government’s...
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Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates
Format: Book

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review * O: The Oprah...

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The Yiddish Policemen's Union

Michael Chabon · Harper; 1st edition
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

For sixty years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka a temporary safe haven created in the wake of revelations of the Holocaust and the shocking collapse of the fledgling state of Israel Proud grateful and longing to be American the Jews...
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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Jamie Ford · Ballantine Books
Pages: 301
Format: Paperback

In the opening pages of Jamie Ford's stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery:...
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Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of A Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator

Homer Hickam · William Morrow
Pages: 398
Format: Print book

Big Fish meets The Notebook in this emotionally evocative story about a man, a woman, and an alligator that is a moving tribute to love, from the New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning memoir Rocket Boys - the basis of the movie October Sky.

Elsie Lavender and Homer...

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel

Rachel Joyce · Random House
Pages: 320
Format: Book

Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack of quotidian...
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Vinegar Girl: A Novel

Anne Tyler · Crown/Archetype
Pages: 242
Format: eBook

Pulitzer Prize winner and American master Anne Tyler brings us an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty...
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You Will Not Have My Hate

Antoine Leiris · Penguin Press
Pages: 129
Format: Book

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - "On Friday night you stole the life of an exceptional person, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you will not have my hate."

On November 13, 2015, Antoine Leiris's wife, Hélène Muyal-Leiris,...

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel

Fredrik Backman · Atria Books
Pages: 337
Format: Hardcover

Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!

In this "charming debut" (People) from one of Sweden's most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young...
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Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos · Square Fish, 2013. Â2011
Pages: 341
Format: Paperback

Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction!

Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible...

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El Deafo

Cece Bell · Amulet Books
Pages: 233
Format: Book

A 2015 Newbery Honor Book Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell...
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Holes

Louis Sachar · Moline Public Library
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

A modern classic . . . from the New York Times bestselling author who has been recognized with the Newbery Award as well as the National Book Award!

Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather...

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