by Moira Fowley-Doyle Year Published: 2019
"Deena starts receiving letters from her older sister Mandy, whom everyone thinks is dead, claiming that their family's blighted history is actually a curse and leading Deena on a cross-country hunt to find her sister and heal their family's rotten past--or rip it apart forever"--Provided by publisher.
by Michael Crichton Year Published: 2019
After an extraterrestrial microbe nearly killed the human race decades ago, the Fairchild Air Force Base is waiting for the strain to reappear. With the project on the verge of shutting down, they have detected the signature of the deadly microparticle. The team from around the world is dispatched to contain and eliminate the threat. But this strain is growing and evolving.
by Bill Bryson Year Published: 2019
"Bill Bryson . . . guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and . . . the ways it can fail"--Provided by publisher.
by Keith O'Brien Year Published: 2018
Presents the stories of five women air pilots; Florence Klingensmith, Ruth Elder, Amelia Earhart, Ruth Nichols, and Louise Thaden, and their fight for the chance to race against men in the air races of the 1920s and 1930s.
by Erik Weihenmayer and Buddy Levy Year Published: 2017
"Erik Weihenmayer is the first and only blind person to summit Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Descending carefully, he and his team picked their way across deep crevasses and through the deadly Khumbu Icefall; when the mountain was finally behind him, Erik knew he was going to live. His expedition leader slapped him on the back and said something that would affect the course of Erik's life: 'Don't make Everest the greatest thing you ever do.' [This] is Erik's response to that challenge. It is the moving story of his journey since descending Mount Everest: from leading expeditions around the world with blind Tibetan teenagers to helping injured soldiers climb their way home from war, from adopting a son from Nepal to facing the most terrifying reach of his life: to solo kayak the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon."--Publisher.
by Eric Larson Year Published: 2020
Discusses London's darkest year during the blitz through the day-to-day experience of Winston Churchill and those closest to him.
by Dina Nayeri Year Published: 2019
"Aged eight, Dina Nayeri fled Iran along with her mother and brother and lived in the crumbling shell of an Italian hotel-turned-refugee camp. Eventually she was granted asylum in America. She settled in Oklahoma, then made her way to Princeton University. In this book, Nayeri weaves together her own vivid story with the stories of other refugees and asylum seekers in recent years, bringing [readeers] inside their daily lives and taking [them] through the different stages of their journeys, from escape to asylum to resettlement"--Amazon.
by Wes Moore Year Published: 2015
As a Rhodes scholar who fought in Afghanistan and later became a social entrepreneur, Wes Moore shares the path he traveled to discover meaning in his life, and how after a series of misdirections and lesson-teaching mistakes, he found that meaning in service. In addition, he weaves episodes and moments of decision in his own life with those of a dozen other changemakers from every walk of life who confronted the question "what is my work?".