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The Demographic Cliff : how to survive and prosper during the Great Deflation of 2014-2019 / Harry S. Dent, Jr..

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“Bestselling author and financial guru Harry Dent shows why we’re facing a decade-long “great deflation”-and what to do about it. Throughout his long career as an economic forecaster, Harry Dent has relied on demographics-the ultimate tool for predicting both big and small trends, decades in advance. Now he explains what’s going to happen to our economy with the accelerating retirements ... Read More »

The Lake House by Kate Morton

Lake House

The Lake House by Kate Morton “Bestselling storyteller Morton excels in this mystery set against the gothic backdrop of 1930s England … Morton’s plotting is impeccable, and her finely wrought characters, brought together in the end by Sparrow’s investigation, are as surprised as readers will be by the astonishing conclusion”~ Publishers Weekly “A nuanced exploration of family secrets and betrayal ... Read More »

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson For reasons even he didn’t understand, Bill Bryson decided in 1996 to walk the 2,100-mile Appalachian trail. Winding from Georgia to Maine, this uninterrupted ‘hiker’s highway’ sweeps through the heart of some of America’s most beautiful and treacherous terrain. Accompanied by his infamous crony, Stephen Katz, ... Read More »

The Quartet by Joseph J. Ellis

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The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph J. Ellis The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Founding Brothers shares historical insights into America’s post-Revolution efforts for independence, citing key debates over the creations of the Articles of Confederation and the Bill of Rights. Read More »

Villa America by Liza Klaussmann

Villa America

Villa America by Liza Klaussmann When Sara Wiborg and Gerald Murphy met and married, they set forth to create a beautiful world together-one that they couldn’t find within the confines of society life in New York City. They packed up their children and moved to the South of France, where they immediately fell in with a group of expats, including ... Read More »

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

Marriage of Opposites

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman “From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro – “the Father of Impressionism”. Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel ... Read More »

DCI Banks: Aftermath

Aftermath

DCI Banks: Aftermath “A young woman is unconscious, bleeding from a head wound. Hiding in the cellar is her husband, ready to wield a knife at anyone who tries to enter, desperate to protect his secret. What happens next leaves one of the officers dead, the other fighting for her career and Inspector Banks with a chilling murder investigation that ... Read More »

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Helen Macdonald wins The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction , the UK’s premier prize for non-fiction books. “H is For Hawk tells the story of how the death of Helen’s father triggered her to follow a childhood dream and become a falconer, obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. The book is an unflinchingly ... Read More »