August 13, 2017

War Cry by Wilbur Smith shares a thrilling tale of espionage, adventure, and danger, set in Africa and spanning from the Great War’s end to the dark days of World War II. As Saffron’s thirst for adventure leads her from Kenya to England, she encounters Gerhard, heir to an industrial fortune and vocal Nazi supporter. But Gerhard is forced to make a stand for a Jewish friend, and everything he holds dear is jeopardized, including his relationship with Saffron.

The Little French Bistro by Nina George reveals it’s never too late to begin the search for what life should be. Marianne has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action and sets out for the coast of Brittany, also known as “the end of the world.” Among a cast of colorful and unforgettable locals who surprise her with their warm welcome and natural ease, Marianne finds parts of herself she had long forgotten, return to her in this new world.

Deadly Hunt by Margaret Daley tingles with suspense and light-hearted romance when the vacation of bodyguard Tess Miller is interrupted by the wounded stranger on the doorstep of her isolated cabin. Once Shane Burkhart opens his eyes, all he can focus on is the guardian angel leaning over him, an angel he will need in the days to come while being hunted by someone determined to see him dead.

Idiot Brain by neuroscientist Dean Burnett takes a delightful tour of our mysterious, mischievous gray matter, explaining how our brains actually work. Explore why we cling to superstitions and miss things sitting right in front of us (actually signs of a well-meaning brain doing its best to keep you alive and healthy), memory, fear, intelligence, and personality.

The Last Fish War by Lawney L. Reyes gives a firsthand description of some of the characters and incidents surrounding the battle for Native American fishing rights in the 1950s and 1960s near Tacoma, Washington. Cameo appearances by Marlon Brando, Dick Gregory, and others make this account a must-read for anyone interested in not only Native American fishing rights but also sixties-era civil disobedience.

Simplify: How the Best Businesses in the World Succeed by Richard Koch and Greg Lockwood uncovers the one uniting principle behind successful companies such as IKEA, the Boston Consulting Group, Honda, and Uber: simplify. For anyone looking to start or improve an existing business, Simplify teaches that anyone can reliably move from startup to game changer, and create new markets with soaring profits.

Clean My Space by Melissa Maker takes the chore out of cleaning with incredible tips and cleaning hacks (the power of pretreating!), using lightning fast 5-10 minute “express clean” routines for every room, techniques for cleaning even the most daunting places and spaces, and natural cleaning solutions you can make to create a cleaner, more cheerful, and calming home.