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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

42

42 - M. Thomas Cooper I read this on my way to the AALL conference in Portland OR. This book is set in Portland, although it's just a backdrop and doesn't play into the story much.George (GTO) Olson's wife Francesca and daughter Abby (?) disappear while he's out walking the dog, leaving a note that they have left (without a car, luggage, cash, credit). George fumbles through the first days and starts acting increasingly bizarre, and ultimately slips into a kind of psychotic break. At first intriguing, then too much in the middle, and then the end redeems the book again. There's a long extended theory about the number 42 which comes from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as the answer to the universe.