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The Restless Sleep: Inside New York City’s Cold Case Squad by Stacy Horan

Title: The Restless Sleep: Inside New York City’s Cold Case Squad Author: Stacy Horn Published: 2005 Genre: Nonfiction: real crime Pages: 291 Rating: *** An unflinching look at New York’s most enigmatic crimes and the cops who make it their … Continue reading

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How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Title: How to Win Friends and Influence People Author: Dale Carnegie Published: 1936 Genre: Nonfiction: self-help Pages: 283 Rating: ** This grandfather of all people-skills books was first published in 1937. It was an overnight hit, eventually selling 15 million … Continue reading

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Bounce by Matthew Syed

Title: Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success Author: Matthew Syed Published: 2010 Genre: Nonfiction: Psychology, Sports Pages:  288 Rating: *** 1/2 Why have all the sprinters who have run the 100 meters in under ten seconds … Continue reading

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Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Coast by Mike Tidwell

Title: Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Coast Author: Mike Tidwell Published: 2003 Genre: Non-fiction: Nature Pages: 338 Rating: ***1/2 The Cajun coast of Louisiana is home to a way of life as unique, complex, and … Continue reading

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Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins

Title: Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution Author: Robert C. Atkins Published: 2002 Genre: Non-Fiction: self-help Pages: 416 Rating: *** “Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution” offers not just weight loss, but total wellness designed for the overweight metabolism. You can eat … Continue reading

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A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Title: A Room of One’s Own Author: Virginia Woolf Published: 1929 Genre: Non-Fiction: Essay; Classics Pages: 118 Rating: **** In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister—a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, and equal in genius, but … Continue reading

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The Jane Austen Handbook: Proper Life Skills from Regency England by Margaret C. Sullivan

Title: The Jane Austen Handbook: Proper Life Skills from Regency England Author: Margaret C. Sullivan Published: 2007 Pages: 210 Rating: *** Every young lady dreams of a life spent exchanging witty asides with a dashing Mr. Darcy, but how should you … Continue reading

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