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Meant to Be: The Lives and Loves of a Jersey Girl

Lauren Pizza · Skyhorse Publishing

When Lauren Pizza was thirteen, she died. Caught under a small sailboat, she struggled to reach the surface, only to find that what she thought was up was actually down . . . and that’s all she remembers. Ever since being resuscitated by two strangers, Pizza has felt a presence in her life...
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Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life

Hermione Lee · Knopf; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW' S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA Best Book of the Year: San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle TimesWinner of the Plutarch Award for Best BiographyThe acclaimed biographer of Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf gives us an intimate portrait of one of the most...
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If You Find This Letter: My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers

Hannah Brencher · Howard Books
Format: Hardcover

A heartwarming memoir of love and faith from Hannah Brencher—founder of The World Needs More Love Letters—who has dedicated her life to showing total strangers that they are not alone in the world. Fresh out of college, Hannah Brencher moved to New York, expecting her life to look like...
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How to Ruin Everything: Essays

Watsky · Plume
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

"Funny, subversive, and able to excavate such brutally honest sentences that you find yourself nodding your head in wonder and recognition." - Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer and lyricist of In the Heights and Hamilton: An American MusicalAre you a sensible, universally competent...
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Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!

Nicholas Carlson · Twelve
Format: Hardcover

When Yahoo hired Google executive Mayer to be its CEO in 2012 employees rejoiced. They put posters on the walls throughout Yahoo's California headquarters. On them there was Mayer's face and one word: HOPE. But one year later, Mayer sat in front of those same employees in a huge...
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The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News--and Divided a Country

Gabriel Sherman · Random House
Pages: 538
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPRA deeply reported journey inside the secretive world of Fox News and the life of its combative, visionary founder. When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a cable news network in 1996, American politics...
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La sonrisa de Mandela

John Carlin · Vintage Espanol

“Creo que, pese a la gran presencia de Mandela en la escena internacional, aún queda mucho por decir sobre el hombre, la calidad de su liderazgo y el legado que deja al mundo.  Mi esperanza es que los lectores de este libro se lleven una idea más profunda de Mandela...
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The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy

Masha Gessen · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An important story for our era: How the American Dream went wrong for two immigrants, and the nightmare that resulted. On April 15, 2013, two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 264 others. In the ensuing manhunt,...
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Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice

Paula Byrne · Harper Perennial

From acclaimed biographer Paula Byrne, the sensational true tale that inspired the major motion picture Belle (May 2014) starring Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, and Matthew Goode - a stunning story of the first mixed-race girl introduced to high society...
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Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution

Fred Vogelstein · Sarah Crichton Books
Format: Hardcover

Behind the bitter rivalry between Apple and Google—and how it’s reshaping the way we think about technologyThe rise of smartphones and tablets has altered the industry of making computers. At the center of this change are Apple and Google, two companies whose philosophies,...
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