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Waking lions / Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

This suspense novel is about a neurosurgeon who accidentally hits an illegal African migrant with his SUV late at night on the outskirts of a small town in Israel.  He assesses the man’s injuries as fatal.  He makes a decision not to jeopardize his own life by reporting the accident.  Unfortunately for him, there is […]

 

The gatekeepers : how the White House Chiefs of Staff define every presidency / Chris Whipple

In this hotbed political era, The Gatekeepers is an ideal read for the everyday political junkie. Journalist Chris Whipple offers up a well-researched history of the White House chiefs of staff, spanning from the Nixon to Obama administrations.  Gathering information from interviews with previous chiefs of staff and presidents, The Gatekeepers offers an intimate look into this difficult […]

 

THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE / Lisa See

I am a fan of Lisa See, but this is, by far, my favorite book by her.  It follows the life of Li-Yan from her childhood in the Akha village of Spring Well on remote Nannuo Mountain where her family farmed tea and lived lives steeped in ancient tradition.  From a rather early age Li-Yan […]