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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 Good Thief

The Good Thief - Hannah Tinti A rollicking good tale. Ren, a one-handed orphan who has spent his life in St. Anthony's orphanage in New England, is plucked out by a supposed relative, Benjamin. Lots of preposterous (but I enjoyed them) adventures and misadventures ensue, while Ren tries to lead a "good" life among thieves and worse. I loved the twins, Ichy and Brom, and MRS. SANDS,the landlady and her dwarf brother. Benjamin's fellow Tom was lovable in his way, and especially endearing for bringing Ren's fellows, Ichy and Brom from the orphanage. A nice tension between the moral questions and the wild adventures. A quick read, and I think a good escape for me during a week of job woes and job interview contemplation.