After enduring a childhood of horrific abuse and crushing poverty, Tucker seeks refuge in her rural Tennessee home. The three grandchildren she is raising are her only connection to the outside, and her demeanor is purposefully rough. But her world is turned upside down when a new neighbor, Ella, moves into the old McDaniel place next door.
"Best novel I have read in a long time; anxious to listen to sequels!!!!"
This mind-bending tour of metaphysics applies philosophy to the forefront of today's knowledge. Over the course of 24 fascinating lectures, Professor Johnson thinks through the big questions about humans and the universe: The relationship between the mind and the brain, how consciousness emerges from neurochemical processes, the existence of God, human free will, the possibility of time travel, and whether we live in a multiverse or even a computer simulation.
"Quantum physics is weird this lecture is not"
Eight years after losing her closest friend, Tucker struggles to keep her rebellious, self-destructive granddaughter under control. When April accidentally kills her boyfriend while defending herself from his attack, Judge Jack helps Tucker ferry her granddaughter away to Spirit Lake, a remote treatment facility in the mountains of eastern Tennessee. There, April creates a false identity, painting herself as a young socialite, and blocks Tucker's attempts at communication.
"Poweerful, intense, inspiring, & beautiful!"
In the second installment of the gripping Tucker's Way series, Tucker faces the biggest crisis of her life.
"The wonderful Tucker series continues!"
In the fourth book of the Tucker series, Tucker's grandson March is at a crossroads as he tries to reconcile his troubled past with his hopeful future. Debbie has given March her heart completely, and though he loves her desperately, he struggles to fully commit to her. Meanwhile, it seems as if evil is stalking March's family. An old nemesis comes looking for him and, frustrated in his search, takes Tucker hostage.
"The Tucker series books should be read in order!"
Symphony Nelson has weathered more than her share of hardships - in part thanks to the faithfulness and affection of her adopted puppy, Toby. Her formerly chaotic life seems to be settling down, until a peaceful walk in the woods leads Symphony and Toby to the reclusive cabin of Caleb Showalter, who knows more about her past than he's telling.
Actor William Hurt reads this story of a small Japanese boy whose only interest is drawing pictures of cats, even while everyone else in the village is struggling to defeat a mysterious demon that plagues the countryside. Although first seen as entirely useless, it is the boy's peculiar talent that ultimately restores prosperity to the land. This haunting and enchanting folktale about finding your place in the world resonates with deep respect for and appreciation of the Japanese culture.
Increasingly, new employees and junior members of any profession are encouraged - sometimes stridently - to "find a mentor!" Four decades of research reveals that the effects of mentorship can be profound and enduring; strong mentoring relationships have the capacity to transform individuals and entire organizations. Organizations that retain and promote top talent - both female and male - are more likely to thrive. Athena Rising is a book for men about how to mentor women deliberately and effectively.
"Covers myths and why we must mentor"
Is the top still spinning? Was it all a dream? In the world of Christopher Nolan's four-time Academy Award-winning movie, people can share one another's dreams and alter their beliefs and thoughts. Inception is a metaphysical heist film that raises more questions than it answers: Can we know what is real? Can you be held morally responsible for what you do in dreams? What is the nature of dreams, and what do they tell us about the boundaries of "self" and "other"?
"for fans of Inception"
When Valerie learns that her sister has been killed by a werewolf, she finds herself at the center of a dark mystery, one that has plagued her village for generations. It is revealed that the werewolf lives among them, and everyone in the village immediately becomes a suspect. Could her secret love, Peter, be behind the attacks on her town? Is it her betrothed, Henry? Or someone even closer to her?
"Excpected better because the movie was amazing"
As a young man, Ringo became embroiled in the blood feud turbulence of post-Reconstruction Texas. The Mason County "Hoo Doo" War in Texas began as a war over range rights, but it swiftly deteriorated into blood vengeance and spiraled out of control as the body count rose. In this charnel house, Ringo gained a reputation as a dangerous gunfighter and man killer. The reputation he earned in Texas, further inflated by his willingness to shoot it out with Victorio's raiders during a deadly confrontation in New Mexico, preceded him to Tombstone in territorial Arizona.
"Interesting topic, narration ruined the audiobook"
Roughly 85% of corporate executives and board members are white men. This number hasn’t budged for decades, which suggests that white men are continuing to select and promote other white men. It is well known that people tend to favor and promote those who are similar to them - and that this in-group bias is problematic because it reinforces stereotypes and inequality. However, while it is a common tendency, not everyone is allowed to advocate for their own group.
Ever try finding a virtuous man in the Big Apple circa the 1930s? A fool's errand, right? Well, Nick O'Brien is no fool. The war vet and former cop turned in his badge and then turned his back on the crooked criminal justice system. He's got a new mission: to be that good man in a bad city. With honesty and compassion, Nick hangs out the shingle of his own private detective agency to aid the victims of evil. He's out to crush corruption, case by case.
"This 1 is for all the fans of the Prohibition Era!"
Both Darwin and neo-Darwinist theorists like Stephen Jay Gould were wrong to suppose that human nature and the human mind arose out of biological and historical sources alone. Three Prehistoric Inventions That Shaped Us argues that humans are very different from other animals in certain respects and, because of those respects, some of the most important sources of the particular sort of human nature we possess at the present moment, and of the special types of thinking in which we now are able to engage, were cultural ones.
"More philosophical than anthropological"
Why work for someone else when you can call your own shots, pursue your dreams, and find success on your terms by starting your own business? We've entered a new age of entrepreneurship, with the Web making it easier than ever to start and run your own company.
"Sure to inspire and guide soon to be entrepreneurs"
The Crimean War was a military conflict fought between October, 1853 - March, 1856 in which Russia lost to an alliance of France, the United Kingdom, the Ottoman Empire, and Sardinia. The immediate cause involved the rights of Christian minorities in the Holy Land, which was controlled by the Ottoman Empire. The French promoted the rights of Catholics, while Russia promoted those of the Eastern Orthodox Christians.
Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Presidential candidate, was once a staunch advocate for legalizing marijuana. The former New Mexico governor joins David Remnick in a discussion about his new pot-free life...
Gary Johnson, a former two-term governor of New Mexico, was once a staunch advocate for legalizing marijuana. He's given up smoking pot now that he is running for President...