Just months after Rebekah Roberts was born, her mother, an Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and newborn baby to return to her religion. Now a recent college graduate, Rebekah has moved to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a big-city reporter. Then Rebekah is called to cover the story of a murdered Hasidic woman. Getting to the truth won't be easy. Even as she immerses herself in the cloistered world where her mother grew up, it's clear that she's not welcome, and everyone she meets has a secret to keep. A riveting debut mystery.
Remember Me Like This
Four years have passed since Justin Campbell's disappearance, a tragedy that rocked the small town of Southport, Texas. Then, one afternoon, the impossible happens. The police call Justin's family--parents Eric and Laura and younger brother Griffin-- to report that Justin has been found in Corpus Christi. Trying to return to normal, Eric and Laura do their best to ease Justin back into his old life. But then Justin's abductor is released on bail, and the family begins to unravel again. A shimmering and suspenseful portrait of a family grappling with the aftermath of a major trauma.
Skinny Bitch Gets Hitched
Bestselling cookbook author Barnouin returns to fiction in this laugh-out-loud sequel to Skinny Bitch in Love (2013). L.A. vegan chef Clementine Cooper is celebrating the success of her restaurant Clementine's No Crap Café when her boyfriend Zach suddenly proposes. Now she has to both plan a wedding (with Zach's interfering mother) and prepare for a visit from a New York Times food critic. Can she handle it all? Vegans and non-vegans alike will devour this charming chick lit tale.
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain As Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
Strokes, seizures, and brain injury can traumatize the brain so badly that an individual’s personality may be forever changed. An injury to one section of the brain can leave someone unable to recognize loved ones, while some brain trauma can even make a person become a pathological liar. But, early neuroscientists also saw such injuries as unique opportunities to study the brain’s wondrous workings. The author of The Violinist’s Thumb (2012) returns with fascinating tales of the brain and stories of common people whose misfortunes made the history of neuroscience possible.
Think Like a Freak
Levitt and Dubner's Freakonomics has sold five million copies, so the authors will likely do well with this book about thinking like a freak--that is, looking at the world in a different way in order to understand it better. In this follow-up, they analyze the decisions we make, the plans we create, and the morals we choose, and show how their insights can be applied to help us make smarter, harder, and better decisions.
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