What do you call a seagull that lives by the bay? A bagel.

Here is a small sample of what is new this week at PWPLS:

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four women undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and “pioneer of sizzle history” (USA Today), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War. Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of four courageous women—a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow—who were spies.

Not that kind of girl: A young woman tells you what she’s “learned” by Lena Duhham

For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays confirms Lena Dunham—the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s Girls—as one of the brightest and most original writers working today. “If I can take what I’ve learned in this life and make one treacherous relationship or degrading job easier for you, perhaps even prevent you from becoming temporarily vegan, then every misstep of mine will have been worthwhile.

Act like a success, think like a success: Discovering the way to life’s riches by Steve Harvey

In his phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey told women what it takes to succeed in love. Now, he tells everyone how to succeed in life, giving you the keys to fulfill your purpose. Countless books on success tell you what you need to get that you don’t already possess. In Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success, Steve Harvey tells you how to achieve your dreams using the gift you already have.

If you can see it, you can be it: 12 street-smart recipes for success by Jeff Henderson

In his latest book, Chef Jeff Henderson, the New York Times best-selling author of Cooked: From the Streets to the Stove, From Cocaine to Foie Gras, presents two decades of life lessons that he gained on his redemptive journey from drug dealer to TV celebrity chef to nationally acclaimed speaker. He has devoted himself to mentoring and motivating at-risk and vulnerable Americans, and his remarkable achievements and inspiring presentations have made him a sought-after speaker for business and non-profit organizations, addressing tens of thousands of individuals each year at conventions, conferences, and seminars.

The narcissist next door: Understanding the monster in your family, in your office, in our bed—in your world by Jeffrey Kluger

From an award-winning senior writer at Time, an eye-opening exploration of narcissism, how to recognize it, and how to handle it.
The odds are good that you know a narcissist—probably a lot of them. The odds are also good that they are intelligent, confident, and articulate—the center of attention. They make you laugh and they make you think. The odds are also that this spell didn’t last. Narcissists are everywhere. There are millions of them in the United States alone: entertainers, politicians, business people, your neighbors.

Daring: my passages: A memoir by Gail Sheehy

The author of the classic New York Times bestseller Passages returns with her inspiring memoir—a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking “girl” journalist in the 1960s, to iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all, to one of the premier political profilers of modern times. Candid, insightful, and powerful, Daring: My Passages is the story of the unconventional life of a writer who dared …

Dark forces: The truth about what happened in Benghazi: by Kenneth R. Timmerman

The New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Warriors investigates the tragedy of Benghazi to answer the questions: what really happened—and why? We know the Obama administration’s story, of a demonstration caused by an Internet movie that went out of control. But what actually did happen in Benghazi on the night of September 11, 2012? Dark Forces is the story of clandestine arms deliveries by the United States and its allies to Libya that wound up in the hands of Islamist guerrillas.

Prepared for a purpose: The inspiring true story of how one woman saved an Atlanta school under siege by Antoinette Tuff

True Story of Courage and Compassion in a School Under Siege. 
As 870 children waited in fear, their elementary school rushed into lockdown mode. As the nation faced yet another Sandy Hook story of tragedy, one woman rewrote the ending. Yet the story doesn’t start with those first steps Michael Hill took into that Atlanta elementary school. It starts with Antoinette Tuff, a woman who faced her own pain, hurt, and rejection, yet held onto grace, faith, and hope.

ABC’s of A Song of Ice & Fire [ insp. ]

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lecieltumultueux:

bulbaaasaur:

the-library-lady:

This is accurate.

Good to know. I’m starting on-call at a public library this week and have only done academic reference before. Good to know it won’t be wholly different. Except for the child one. I don’t think I’ve ever had someone lose a child in the library before.

Someone called to ask for the time last week.

What did Delaware? Her New Jersey.


by benmarriott:
Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card

by benmarriott:

Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card

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