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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

The Next Thing on My List: A Novel

The Next Thing on My List - Jill Smolinski I finished this book quickly. It reminded me of Bridget Jones in some way -- probably tone, and the age of the protagonist.The heroine has just been involved in a car accident; she was driving. With her was Marilissa, a 24 year old woman she had just met in a Weight Watchers meeting. She has an accident (not really her fault) and Marilissa dies. Fast forward 6 months, and nothing much is happening in her life still, but she goes to the grave. There, she meets Marilissa's brother Troy, and commits to completing the remaining 18 of 20 items on Marilissa's list of things to do before I'm 25, which she found at the accident scene.Now she has a focus, and a lot starts happening in her life, and a lot of people enter it. She becomes a Big Sister to a troubled 14 year old, tries to advance at work in spite of a spiteful boss, tries to find romance, all the while completing Marilissa's list.