A Winter Memory by Lulu Taylor

Following a scandal, Helen flees with her husband to his ancestral home, Ballintyre, where his family still lives, but on arrival her beloved sister in law Sylla is mysteriously missing and no one seems to be looking for her. Helen is determined to get to the bottom of it, and in the process, we learn …

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Into Every Generation A Slayer Is Born by Evan Ross Katz

Buffy The Vampire Slayer is 25. The TV show, that is. And to celebrate this there's a new DVD release and a few things along that line, and also this book. Evan Ross Katz is a huge Buffy and Sarah Michelle Gellar fan. In this book, he has researched the show, it's cast, it's backstory, …

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Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman

I was so excited when I requested this book, and it did not disappoint. People are basically decent, and the world is not as bad as you think. That's essentially the premise of this book. But it's not a light, fluffy, motivational book, it's actually a well researched and absolutely fascinating read. I came to …

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The Essential Directors by Sloan De Forest

The Essential Directors covers 56 influential directors from Hollywood, from the 1920's to the 70's. To lovers or scholars of film, a lot of these will be well known names to you, but there are some more obscure faces who have been forgotten in later years and are ripe for rediscovery. We get an introduction …

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The Story Paradox by John Gottschall

How our love of storytelling builds societies and tears them down. In his previous book, The Storytelling Animal, Jonathan Gottschall showed us how humans see the world through the paradigm of stories. After all, most of our communication, almost all of our entertainment and all social media is essentially storytelling. We can take in facts …

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A Killer By Design by Ann Wolbert Burgess

Murderers, Mind hunters, and my quest to decipher the criminal mind. A Killer By Design is a memoir of the woman who was instrumental in the creation of the "mindhunters" methodologies of criminal profiling. Burgess was a forensic nurse who studied victimology and violent sexual crime, and her work was breaking into new ground when …

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