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No Man Is an Island

No Man Is an Island


by Thomas Merton
  • Release Date : 2002-10-28
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality

The classic collection of essays for those seeking spiritual wisdom from the religious scholar, Trappist monk, and author of The Seven Storey Mountain.   A recapitulation of his earlier work Seeds of Contemplation, this collection of sixteen essays plumbs aspects of human spirituality. Merton addresses those in search of enduring values, fulfillment, and salvation in prose that is, as always, inspiring and compassionate. “A stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to find the meaning of human existence and to live the richest, fullest, and noblest life” (Chicago Tribu...

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Made to Stick
Score: 4
From 88 Ratings

Made to Stick


by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
  • Release Date : 2007-01-02
  • Genre: Business & Personal Finance

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The instant classic about why some ideas thrive, why others die, and how to improve your idea’s chances—essential reading in the “fake news” era. Mark Twain once observed, “A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on.” His observation rings true: Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus news stories circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas—entrepreneurs, teachers, politicians, and journalists—struggle to make them “stick.”  In Made to Stick, Chip and Dan Heath reveal the anatomy of ideas th...

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What Was Mine
Score: 4
From 59 Ratings

What Was Mine


by Helen Klein Ross
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature

Simply told but deeply affecting, in the bestselling tradition of Alice McDermott and Tom Perrotta, this urgent novel unravels the heartrending yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore—and gets away with it for twenty-one years.Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: she takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. It’s a secret she manages to keep for over two decades—from her daughter, the babysitter who helped raise her, family, coworkers, and friends.When Lucy’s now-grown daughter Mia discovers the deva...

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Siracusa
Score: 4
From 132 Ratings

Siracusa


by Delia Ephron
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature

An electrifying New York Times bestselling novel about marriage and deceit that follows two couples on vacation in Siracusa, a town on the coast of Sicily, where the secrets they have hidden from one another are exposed and relationships are unraveled.  With her inimitable psychological astuteness and uncanny understanding of the human heart, Ephron delivers a powerful meditation on marriage, friendship, and the meaning of travel. Set on the sun-drenched coast of the Ionian Sea, Siracusa unfolds with the pacing of a psychological thriller and delivers an unexpected final act that none will see coming. One of ...

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Score: 5
From 6 Ratings

Capital in the Twenty-First Century


by Thomas Piketty
  • Release Date : 2017-08-14
  • Genre: Economics

The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality....

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Dorie's Cookies

Dorie's Cookies


by Dorie Greenspan
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Genre: Methods

James Beard Award-winner for Best Baking and Dessert Book 2017 All-new collection from a "revered icon" and "culinary guru" (New York Times). Over the course of her baking career, Dorie Greenspan has created more than 300 cookie recipes. Yet she has never written a book about them—until now. To merit her “three purple stars of approval,” every cookie had to be so special that it begged to be made again and again. Cookies for every taste and occasion are here. There are company treats like Portofignos, with chocolate dough and port-soaked figs, and lunch-box Blueberry Buttermilk Pie Bars. They Might Be Breakfast Cooki...

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