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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 Godmother

The Godmother - Carrie Adams Tessa King -- involved with everyone else's lives and families. Not sure of her own place. After a yoga retreat in India recovering from a sexual harassment situation with a boss that left her without work (but plenty of money), Tessa's life and her friends' lives start spinning out of control. It was too much of a soap opera for me. And with so many story lines (Caspar 15 year old godson dabbling with drugs; his parent's Nick and Francesca's story of marital infidelity; Billy trying to raise her sickly daughter Cora single-handedly -- Cora ends up in the hospital and Tessa and Billy have a confrontation; Helen raising twin baby boys with a horrible husband and mother who do not support her -- Helen becomes suicidal and there seems to be something seriously wrong with her; Al and Claudia lose another baby to miscarriage after something like 9 or 10 fertility failures; and then there's Ben who is Tessa's best friend, but is married to Sasha. It all comes to various crisis points, but then it goes onto another thread and you keep thinking she's irresponsible to be that involved, and then drop out of the scene for a few days. What she never faces up to is what really looks like a drinking problem. So, compelling in wanting to know what comes of it all, but kind of like watching an accident or news story unfolding.