It was just a little over two years ago that Jaycee Dugard was found alive in the backyard of the man who had abducted her 18 years previously. She was 11 when she was taken. Miraculously, that child had the spirit and wisdom to survive, and she has displayed amazing resilience as she begins to forge a new life for herself and her two daughters.
‘A Stolen Life’ by Jaycee Dugard
It was just a little over two years ago that Jaycee Dugard was found alive in the backyard of the man who had abducted her 18 years previously. She was 11 when she was taken. Miraculously, that child had the spirit and wisdom to survive, and she has displayed amazing resilience as she begins to forge a new life for herself and her two daughters. "A Stolen Life" is her story, her compelling memoir of her life in captivity.
‘This Beautiful Life’ by Helen Schulman
Helen Schulman tells what happens when a good kid makes a bad decision in her latest novel, "This Beautiful Life." When Richard Bergamot is offered a lucrative job, he and his wife, Liz, their 15-year-old son, Jake, and 6-year-old daughter, Coco, leave their comfortable home in Ithaca, N.Y., for upscale Manhattan. Jake is enrolled in a tony prep school and begins to make many friends. After a party one night, he receives a sexually explicit video from a young admirer. Shocked, embarrassed –– and perhaps a little flattered –– Jake forwards the video to his best friend and asks him what to do. Before he knows it, the video has gone viral over the Internet –– and the Bergamots are in trouble.
‘How the Hippies Saved Physics’ by David Kaiser
According to MIT professor David Kaiser, physics had a bad case of the doldrums in the ’70s. The major discoveries by Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg and others were considered mainstream, and the flood of young people attracted to the field were finding their coursework to be pretty uninspired. But a handful of students at Berkeley decided to start thinking out of the box. The results were historic. Kaiser explains "How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival.”
‘The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb’ by Melanie Benjamin
Lavinia Warren Bump was born a proportionate dwarf –– a perfectly formed miniature woman who stood 2 feet 8 inches tall. She successfully taught school for a number of years before joining a "freak" show on a riverboat. Her life, however, took an even more amazing turn when she met P.T. Barnum. Using the known facts of Vinnie's extraordinary life, Melanie Benjamin artfully imagines "The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb."
‘Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times’ by Clark Howard
Through his radio show, his CNN television show and his many books, Clark Howard has shown millions of people how to look at money in a whole new way. In his latest book, he shares "250 + Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend Smarter and Save Money." It's his most practical and timely guide yet: "Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times.”
‘Legacy’ by David L. Golemon
When the U.S. finally decides to seriously consider the moon as a base for further forays into space, NASA sends an exploratory mission to the Shackleford Crater. Amazingly, they discover human remains, which analysis later reveals to be over 700 million years old. As governments scramble to keep the news from setting the world in a panic, Col. Jack Collins and his eclectic team of experts known as the Event Group try to find out what the discovery means –– and if alien forces were involved in the death of our earliest known ancestor. "Legacy" is the latest from David L. Golemon.