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Power Play
Click to search this book in our catalog   Danielle Steel
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Night Broken
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Be Careful What You Wish For
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Stone Cold
 C J Box

Library Journal In this 14th outing (after Breaking Point), Joe Pickett is back at his job as game warden with a pay increase, retention of his seniority, and the title of "special liaison to the executive branch." Joe is once again working on a special assignment for Wyoming governor Rulon, who has an unhappy relationship with the federal government. To keep the Feds from running roughshod over his state and its citizens, Rulon sends Joe to Medicine Wheel County to investigate quietly a mysterious man named -Wolfgang Templeton who might be operating an elite murder-for-hire operation. What Joe uncovers is a tangled puzzle of philanthropy, murder, and corrupt county and state officials, mixed together with the reappearance of his old friend Nate Romanowski and Joe's mother-in-law, Missy Vankueran. Never one to hesitate, Joe jumps right into the fray. At the same time Joe's mind is also with daughter Sheridan's challenges at the university and foster daughter April's obsession with a rodeo star. VERDICT With each book, Box just gets better. Nonstop action, a twisty plot, and great characters make his latest a must-read for fans of this series. [See Prepub Alert, 9/16/13.]-Patricia Ann Owens, formerly with -Illinois Eastern Community Colls., Mt. Carmel (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Words Of Radiance
 Brandon Sanderson
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The Goldfinch
 Donna Tartt
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The Invention Of Wings
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The Bootlegger
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The Chase
 Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
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Uganda Be Kidding Me
 Chelsea Handler
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10% Happier
 Dan Harris
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Killing Jesus
 Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
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David And Goliath
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Lean In
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Unbroken
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The Future Of The Mind
 Michio Kaku

Publishers Weekly In this expansive, illuminating journey through the mind, theoretical physicist Kaku (Physics of the Future) explores fantastical realms of science fiction that may soon become our reality. His futurist framework merges physics with neuroscience to model how our brains construct the future, and is loosely applied to demonstrations that "show proof-of-principle" in accomplishing what was previously fictional: that minds can be read, memories can be digitally stored, and intelligences can be improved to great extents. The discussion, while heavily scientific, is engaging, clear, and replete with cinematic references. Kaku's claims, however, often lack generalizability: his points about human thought are derived from research studies and patterns that emerge from discrete areas of analysis under highly sophisticated technological surveillance. The place of these esoteric conclusions in the nuanced processes of our daily life is rarely explained. Likewise, each issue raised, while fascinating, is equally fleeting: topics skip from telepathy helmets to cell phone MRIs in just over a page. Legal and ethical complications, too, arise with each predicted advance, though aren't given the attention they demand. These new mental frontiers make for captivating reading, yet Kaku's optimism and enthusiasm provides cover for what are mostly overhyped claims. Agent: Stuart Krichevsky. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Book list Facts to ponder: there are as many stars in our galaxy (about 100 billion) as there are neurons in your brain; your cell phone has more computing power than NASA had when it landed Apollo 11 on the moon. These seemingly unrelated facts tell us two things: our brains are magnificently complex organisms, and science fiction has a way of becoming reality rather quickly. This deeply fascinating book by theoretical physicist Kaku explores what might be in store for our minds: practical telepathy and telekinesis; artificial memories implanted into our brains; and a pill that will make us smarter. He describes work being done right now on using sensors to read images in the human brain and on downloading artificial memories into the brain to treat victims of strokes and Alzheimer's. SF fans might experience a sort of breathless thrill when reading the book This stuff is happening! It's really happening! and for general readers who have never really thought of the brain in all its glorious complexity and potential, the book could be a seriously mind-opening experience.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist

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Things That Matter
 Charles Krauthammer
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Jesus
 James Martin
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Overwhelmed
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