"We are always telling a story to ourselves, about ourselves." This is one of the little mantras Dustin Tillman likes to share with his patients, and it's meant to be reassuring. But what if that story is a lie? A psychologist in suburban Cleveland, Dustin is drifting through his 40s when he hears the news: His adopted brother, Rusty, is being released from prison. Thirty years ago Rusty received a life sentence for the massacre of Dustin's parents, aunt, and uncle.
Plot dragged on. Story was painful to read. Ending pointless. Well performed. Don’t read this.
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When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity and activity.
This probably has been my least favorite audible book. I hate not reading something I paid for so I kept at it. I found this book after reading an article about the top 10 books to read before they become no movies. Needless to say, I will NOT be seeing the movie. Narrator was way to dramatic for my liking. Made the book more annoying to listen too. Pointless .
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Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space. Among these problem solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.
This book not only opened my eyes to a part of history that I did not realize existed but it also brought to my attention of the role of women so overlook and underpaid. I enjoyed all the details and descriptions of all these women. So happy their stories have finally been told!
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Raised in the extreme religious cult called the Children of God, Juliana Buhring was frequently punished for being a rebel and finally broke away. Her soul mate was an explorer seeking the source of unmapped rivers in Africa. When he was killed by a crocodile, her world went dark. To escape paralyzing grief, Buhring set herself a goal. Never having seriously ridden a bike, she set out to ride one around the world.
This story is full of quotes that will resonant with you! I enjoyed that the most about this delightful and inspiring book. I couldn't put it down. I wish it came with a map of her entire journey.
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An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.
My mother introduced me To Kill A Mockingbird . I never understood why she loved it so much. I think it was because I wasn't old enough to appreciate the message. This novel was endearing, gut wrenching and humbling! There are so many life lessons weaves through it! I'll be thinking about it (and its lessons) LONG after I've finished.
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