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Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred
Thomas Gallagher
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Jenny K. Blake
When in French: Love in a Second Language
Lauren Collins
Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job
Jesse Sostrin
Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
David Hubel, Margaret S. Livingstone
Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook
Harold Davis
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Sherry Turkle
Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter)
Roberto Valenzuela
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner
Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Jacob Silverman

Summer Book

The Summer Book - Tove Jansson, Esther Freud, Thomas Teal Delightful and dour all at the same time. So many things to like, especially the relationship between Sophia and her grandmother. One of the things I liked best though was the expansiveness of time and rest in the book. Everyone, even hard-working Papa, is slipping away to take a nap at various times. Expanding on the sleeping aspect -- I was just reading Transcendence, about TM. There is a discussion of sleep there. When people in dark climates sleep for 14 hours, they traditionally break their sleep into two parts, with a "watch" intermission. Although the family in this book is describing summertime, with extended daylight, I found their sleep patterns so pronouncedly different than ours -- and yet, a bit familiar from my older rural Irish relatives. Interesting.