Originals by Adam M. Grant

Originals by Adam M. GrantThe #1 bestseller that a 31-year-old Google executive says had a huge influence on her career. Originals examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take.

With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation’s most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all?

Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent.

Enter to win one of 50 paperback copies of ORIGINALS by Adam Grant!

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Categories: railways

The Georgia Davis PI Series by Libby Fischer Hellmann

The Georgia Davis PI Series by Libby Fischer HellmannHave you met Chicago PI Georgia Davis? If not, or you've only read one of her thrillers, you're invited to enter for the chance to win the GEORGIA DAVIS BOXED SET OF FOUR. It's recently been updated to FOUR from THREE. There are FIVE books in the series so far.

PI Georgia Davis burst on the scene in two of the Ellie Foreman mysteries but Hellmann knew that Georgia would have her own series one day. Here are the titles included in the set.

EASY INNOCENCE (2008):
Winner, Best PI Novel, Readers Choice Award
Freshly-minted PI Georgia Davis investigates the murder of a high school girl and finds out how far teen girls will go for approval from their peers.

DOUBLEBACK (2009)
"Great Lakes Great Read" Autumn Pick, 2009 Great Lakes Bookseller Association
PI Georgia Davis and Ellie Foreman team up after the kidnapping of a young girl triggers a series of more deadly events.

TOXICITY (2011)
Ten years before Easy Innocence, three bodies turn up in quick succession—all of them dumped in waste disposal dumpsters or landfills. Officer Georgia Davis, her boyfriend detective, and his partner team up and find much more than they bargained for. "The Georgia Davis series may just be one of the best crime thriller series being written today." Seattle Post-Intelligencer

in NOBODY'S CHILD, Georgia discovers a half-sister who's in big trouble. But rescuing the girl will bring Georgia back to confront an old enemy. "“Thrilling…Hellmann ratchets up tension with every chapter." Publishers Weekly

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Categories: social-welfare

Tell Me What You Want—Or Leave Me by Megan Maxwell

Tell Me What You Want—Or Leave Me by Megan MaxwellAn open, inventively sensual couple, they’ve indulged every desire. But there are still more surprises to come in a heated romance by bestselling author Megan Maxwell.

Jude is waking up to two stunning sights: the hot white sands of the Mexican Caribbean coast and the even hotter Eric Zimmerman. And he’s hers forever. What more can she wish for from a man who’s fulfilled every fantasy? The honeymoon isn’t over yet.

Eric has never felt so intimately close to the woman he loves. Heart, body, and soul, they’re made for each other. And with a wife as insatiably kinky as he is, they’re ready and willing to try anything. Can it get any better? It can, in ways Eric could only have dreamed of.

But hopes and dreams, especially those of family, can be hard won. Because in their almost-perfect, almost-anything-goes love story, Jude and Eric must trust in each other and fight for what they want next—and what they want most. It’s a new beginning. Together, against the odds, they are heading for the happy ever after they deserve.

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Categories: futuristic

Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier

Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier*EARLY GALLEY GIVEAWAY*
In the tradition of audacious and wryly funny novels like The Idiot and Convenience Store Woman comes the wildly original coming-of-age story of a pregnant pizza delivery girl who becomes obsessed with one of her customers.


PRAISE FOR PIZZA GIRL:
"Sharp and surprising, Pizza Girl shows us how obsession can fill the empty spaces in a young woman's life. Jean Kyoung Frazier will make you laugh with one sentence and break your heart with the next. A delicious debut."
—Julia Phillips, author of Disappearing Earth

"In fearless, propulsive prose, Jean Kyoung Frazier perfectly captures the listless ache of a grieving, aimless teen on the cusp of terrifying responsibility. A sublime ode to obsessive outcasts and lovable screw-ups everywhere, Pizza Girl is irresistible and bold, brutal and sweet, with an ending that will thrash your heart."
—Kimberly King Parsons, author of Black Light

"Jean Kyoung Frazier, a blazing new voice in fiction, has given us a sly, poignant glimpse into the wilds of suburbia, where intergenerational queer love and alienation from labor go hand in hand. And who doesn't want to read about that?"
—Andrea Lawlor, author of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl

"To Pizza Girl, Jean Kyoung Frazier brings a flawless ear for language, great inventiveness, unfailing intelligence and empathy, and best of all a rare and shimmering wit. This novel has immense appeal."
—Richard Ford

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Categories: medieval

The Warning by Paul Pen

The Warning by Paul PenA strange pattern of death emerges in a small Spanish town in this novel of twisting suspense by international bestselling author Paul Pen.

I don’t wish to frighten you, reads the anonymous note introverted and bullied eight-year-old Leo Cruz finds in his backpack. All the sender asks is that he avoid a certain spot on a certain day, or he’ll die. Leo has reason to be afraid. The warning hearkens back to nearly a decade ago—to the same site, where a murder has become local folklore and a favorite campfire tale reinvented year after year by the kids of Arenas, a small Spanish town.

Leo’s parents initially suspect the lonely boy’s cruel classmates. The perfect joke to terrorize an impressionable victim. Unless, as they come to believe, it’s Leo himself who is the author of the warning.

Is Leo being lured to an unavoidable fate? Is someone taking bullying to a dangerous new level? Or is there something else at work in Arenas, a town with intersecting destinies and a century of secrets?

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Categories: lgbt

Oblivion's Reach by Michael Stafford

Oblivion's Reach by Michael  StaffordThis is your chance to win a copy of the first book in the Darkness Series "Oblivion’s Reach".

If you were ever curious about what the battle for the souls of mankind would look like, prepare to experience it as a small band of believers call upon the Archangel Michael and his Angelic Warriors as Satan and his Demonic Fallen Angels wreak havoc on our world. Their efforts to prevent anyone from being saved goes to the extreme in this thrilling novel by Michael Stafford and Don Gladden. If you enjoyed the Left Behind series, you will love this book as well as it sets the scene for the upcoming Rapture.

This book will inspire your faith and prove the power of prayer.

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Categories: short-story-collection

Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman

Thief River Falls by Brian FreemanHarrowing loss, psychological trauma, and a deadly mystery test the human will to survive in this electrifying novel from award-winning author Brian Freeman.

Lisa Power is a tortured ghost of her former self. The author of a bestselling thriller called Thief River Falls, named after her rural Minnesota hometown, Lisa is secluded in her remote house as she struggles with the loss of her entire family: a series of tragedies she calls the “Dark Star.”

Then a nameless runaway boy shows up at her door with a terrifying story: he’s just escaped death after witnessing a brutal murder—a crime the police want to cover up. Obsessed with the boy’s safety, Lisa resolves to expose this crime, but powerful men in Thief River Falls are desperate to get the boy back, and now they want her too.

Lisa and her young visitor have nowhere to go as the trap closes around them. Still under the strange, unforgiving threat of the Dark Star, Lisa must find a way to save them both, or they’ll become the victims of another shocking tragedy she can’t foresee.

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Categories: indonesian-literature

Addicted to Unhappiness by Martha Heineman Pieper

Addicted to Unhappiness by Martha Heineman PieperHelp for your New Year's Resolutions! Enter to win one of 25 signed copies. If you have had trouble following through on resolutions to live a healthier, more productive, more enjoyable life but you have difficulty following through on good choices, this book will help you understand how you unknowingly became an addict to unhappiness. The authors use real-life examples drawn from their clinical experience and provide insights and effective strategies that will help you choose and maintain the happiness you deserve. A reviewer said, to turn to this book "If you feel like success seems to always just barely slip out of your grasp and you're eager to get to the root of the problem...Drs. Pieper have constructed a toolbox to help anyone overcome their addiction to unhappiness, no matter how many times they relapse."

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Categories: picture-books