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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

Last Night at the Lobster

Last Night at the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan Manny is the manager of the Red Lobster in CT, closing due to poor numbers instead of getting remodeled. This short book is the last shift at the Lobster. Short-staffed, with a snowstorm cutting into the guest count further, Manny continues to go through his checklists and follow procedure, even though his employees think it's stupid. He'll be moving to the Olive Garden down the road as an assistant manager, a demotion. He'll be leaving the waitress that he had an affair with, and still loves. He'll be leaving his crew (taking only 5 to Olive Garden) who he roots for even when it seems he shouldn't. Less than 150 pages, it's a masterful portrayal of following a corporate framework, even when he doesn't believe in it, and the humanity of all the characters: Manny, his staff, his customers.