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Hard Choices - Hillary Rodham Clinton
Call Number: Clinton
ISBN: 1476751447
Publication Date: 2014
Hillary Clinton's candid reflections about the key moments during her time as Secretary of State, as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.

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The Reckoning - Jacob Soll
Call Number: Soll
ISBN: 0465031528
Publication Date: 2014
In The Reckoning, historian and MacArthur “Genius” Award-winner Jacob Soll presents a sweeping history of accounting, drawing on a wealth of examples from over a millennia of human history to reveal how accounting has shaped kingdoms, empires, and entire civilizations. The Medici family of 15th century Florence used the double-entry method to win the loyalty of their clients, but eventually began to misrepresent their accounts, ultimately contributing to the economic decline of the Florentine state itself. In the 17th and 18th centuries, European rulers shunned honest accounting, understanding that accurate bookkeeping would constrain their spending and throw their legitimacy into question. And in fact, when King Louis XVI’s director of finances published the crown’s accounts in 1781, his revelations provoked a public outcry that helped to fuel the French Revolution. When transparent accounting finally took hold in the 19th Century, the practice helped England establish a global empire. But both inept and willfully misused accounting persist, as the catastrophic Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Great Recession of 2008 have made all too clear.

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Whole - T. Colin Campbell; Howard Jacobson (As told to)
Call Number: Campbell
ISBN: 1937856240
Publication Date: 2013
In 2005, the author's The China Study showed that a diet based on whole, plant-based foods dramatically reduces the risk of a broad spectrum of diseases, including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. It revealed what we should eat and provided the powerful empirical support for this answer. This new book picks up where the previous one left off. It answers the question of why. Why does a whole-food, plant-based diet provide optimal nutrition? It demonstrates how far the scientific reductionism of the nutrition orthodoxy has gotten off track and reveals the elegant wonders of the true holistic workings of nutrition, from the cellular level to the operation of the entire organism. This is a journey through cutting-edge thinking on nutrition with implications for our health.

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The Theory of Opposites - Allison Winn Scotch
Call Number: Scotch
ISBN: 0989499006
Publication Date: 2013
What happens when you think you have it all, and then suddenly it's taken away? Willa Chandler-Golden's father changed the world with his self-help bestseller, Is It Really Your Choice? Why Your Entire Life May Be Out of Your Control. Millions of devoted fans now find solace in his notion that everything happens for a reason. Though Willa isn't entirely convinced of her father's theories, she readily admits that the universe has delivered her a solid life: a reliable husband, a fast-paced career. Sure there are hiccups - negative pregnancy tests, embattled siblings - but this is what the universe has brought, and life, if she doesn't think about it too much, is wonderful. Then her (evidently not-so-reliable) husband proposes this: a two-month break. Two months to see if they can't live their lives without each other. And before Willa can sort out destiny and fate and what it all means, she's axed from her job, her 12 year-old nephew Nicky moves in, her ex-boyfriend finds her on Facebook, and her best friend Vanessa lands a gig writing for Dare You!, the hottest new reality TV show. And then Vanessa lures Willa into dares of her own - dares that run counter to her father's theories of fate, dares that might change everything...but only if Willa is brave enough to stop listening to the universe and instead aim for the stars

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands - Chris Bohjalian
Call Number: Bohjalian
ISBN: 0385534833
Publication Date: 2014
Living in an igloo of ice and trash bags half a year after a cataclysmic nuclear disaster, Emily, convinced that she will be hated as the daughter of the drunken father who caused the meltdown, assumes a fictional identity while protecting a homeless boy.

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The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
Call Number: Simsion
ISBN: 1476729085
Publication Date: 2013
Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her try and find her biological father.

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A Life in Men - Gina Frangello
Call Number: Frangello
ISBN: 1616201630
Publication Date: 2014
When Mary revisits Europe to find out what went wrong on an earlier trip with her friend, Nix, she experiences an awakening in her sexual, spiritual, and emotional life.

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City of Heavenly Fire - Cassandra Clare
Call Number: Clare
ISBN: 1442416890
Publication Date: 2014
Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian--but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance..

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City of Lost Souls - Cassandra Clare
Call Number: Clare
ISBN: 1442416866
Publication Date: 2012
When Jace vanishes with Sebastian, Clary and the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world and Clary infiltrates the group planning the world's destruction.

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City of Fallen Angels - Cassandra Clare
Call Number: Clare
ISBN: 1442403543
Publication Date: 2011
As mysterious murders threaten the new peace between Shadowhunters and Downworlders, only Simon, the Daylighter vampire, can help bring both groups together.

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Say What You Will - Cammie McGovern
Call Number: McGovern
ISBN: 0062271105
Publication Date: 2014
Born with cerebral palsy, Amy can't walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. Plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder, Matthew is consumed with repeated thoughts, neurotic rituals, and crippling fear. Both in desperate need of someone to help them reach out to the world, Amy and Matthew are more alike than either ever realized. When Amy decides to hire student aides to help her in her senior year at Coral Hills High School, these two teens are thrust into each other's lives. As they begin to spend time with each other, what started as a blossoming friendship eventually grows into something neither expected.

 

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