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  • Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

    Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Michael Lewis
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (2014, Mar 31st).
    Pages:   288

    Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets. Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover one another, the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial markets. This they do by creating an exchange in which high-frequency trading—source of the most intractable problems—will have no advantage whatsoever. more

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  • The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

    The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Matt Taibbi
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Spiegel & Grau (2014, Mar 11th).
    Pages:   

    A scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis   Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery:   Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles. Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 percent of the world’s wealth. The rich get massively richer. No one goes to jail.   In search of a solution, journalist Matt Taibbi discovered the Divide, the seam in American life where our two most troubling trends—growing wealth inequality and mass incarceration—come together, driven by a dramatic shift in American citizenship: Our basic rights are now determined by our wealth or poverty. The Divide is what allows massively destructive fraud by the hyperwealthy to go unpunished, while turning poverty itself into a crime—but it’s impossible to see until you look at these two alarming trends side by side. more

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  • Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

    Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Arianna Huffington
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Harmony (2014, Mar 25th).
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    In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world.   Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye -- the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group -- one of the fastest growing media companies in the world -- celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like?   As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. more

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  • 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story

    10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Dan Harris
    Format:   
    Publisher:   It Books (2014, Mar 11th).
    Pages:   

    Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable.After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had both propelled him through the ranks of a hyper-competitive business and also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out. more

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  • The Collector

    The Collector

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Nora Roberts
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Putnam Adult (2014, Apr 15th).
    Pages:   

    From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together—and could tear them apart . . . When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Suddenly, the woman with no permanent ties finds herself almost wishing for one. . . .             Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn’t capable of violence—against himself or others. He recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Ash longs to paint her as intensely as he hungers to touch her. more

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  • The Hungry Girl Diet: Big Portions. Big Results. Drop 10 Pounds in 4 Weeks

    The Hungry Girl Diet: Big Portions. Big Results. Drop 10 Pounds in 4 Weeks

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Lisa Lillien
    Format:   
    Publisher:   St. Martin's Griffin (2014, Mar 25th).
    Pages:   

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Hungry Girl cookbooks now delivers the first-ever meal plan based on the concepts that have satisfied millions: The Hungry Girl Diet! Lisa Lillien has taken her famous super-sizing techniques, diet philosophies, and delicious recipes, and she's put them into a foolproof four-week jump-start plan to help you lose weight effortlessly. Approved by a registered dietitian, this program is not only completely satisfying but also entirely effective. The Hungry Girl Diet has...*A detailed four-week program to help you jump start your weight loss the Hungry Girl way*Over 50 easy recipes for delicious super-sized meals and snacks, including HG classics like growing oatmeal bowls, oversized egg mugs, ginormous salads, and foil packs*Magical food ideas that help keep you feeling full all day*Tips & tricks for avoiding diet derailment, including Lisa's personal strategies for weight management*Helpful hints & how-tos for grocery shopping and dining out*Foods that give you the biggest bang for your calorie buck*Smart swaps for fattening foods you crave*Easy meals that anyone can make*And SO much more!With an emphasis on lean protein, low-fat dairy, fresh fruits 'n veggies, and GIGANTIC portions, this diet gives you everything you love about Hungry Girl in one nutritious and delicious weight-loss plan! . more

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  • The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out

    The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Angela Liddon
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Avery Trade (2014, Mar 4th).
    Pages:   

    The long-awaited debut cookbook from one of the most popular vegan food bloggers on the web   After a decade of struggling with an eating disorder and subsisting on diet, low-calorie processed foods, Angela Liddon vowed to get healthy once and for all. Done with feeling sick and tired, she threw out her fat-free butter spray and low-calorie frozen dinners. Instead, Angela embraced whole foods that made her glow from the inside out. But first, she had to learn to cook—and eat—right. Five years ago, Angela started a blog, ohsheglows.com, to spread the word about her journey to health and the powerful transformation that food can make in our lives. Almost overnight, her energy and authenticity attracted readers eager to create their own positive life changes. more

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  • Shadow Spell

    Shadow Spell

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Nora Roberts
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Berkley Trade (2014, Apr 29th).
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    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love… Book Two of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Shadow Spell With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken… A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape—by a long-awaited kiss. Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside. more

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  • The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook

    The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Editors at America's Test Kitchen
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Cook's Illustrated (2014, Mar 1st).
    Pages:   

    Successful gluten free recipes require more than just new ingredients. You need new techniques and that's where our test kitchen team can help. We tried thousands of recipes (most were pretty awful) before we figured out the secrets to making favorite foods without gluten. In this landmark book, we tell what works (and why) so you can successfully prepare lasagna, fried chicken, and fresh pasta in your kitchen. And we have reinvented the rules of baking to produce amazing cookies, cakes, breads, biscuits and more. more

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  • Saga, Vol. 3

    Saga, Vol. 3

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Brian K. Vaughan
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Image Comics (2014, Apr 1st).
    Pages:   

    Winner of the 2013 Hugo award for Best Graphic Story! When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults. In volume 3, as new parents Marko and Alana travel to an alien world to visit their hero, the family's pursuers finally close in on their targets. more

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