Dreaming of love and success in rapidly changing Shanghai, four individuals--a starry-eyed waitress, a wealthy developer's son, a pop artist, and a poetry-loving activist--confront unexpected realities in regional challenges.
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime walk, by Ben Fountain. (Ecco, A satire set in Texas during America's war in Iraq that explores the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad. An ALA Notable Books pick for
The Introvert Advantage: Making the Most of Your Inner Strengths: Marti Olsen Laney Psy. This book definitely changed the way I feel about myself and has helped me to understand myself and communicate more effectively with others.
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B. Novak - An endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction
11 books to read in By Edan LepuckiIf reading more is on your list of resolutions, then here are ten books chosen by some of our favorite authors to get you started. Finally, a resolution you won't have a hard time keeping.