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2018.11.19 New Arrivals

Nov 19,2018
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The Laws of Human Nature

AUTHOR
: Robert Greene
PUBLISHER: Viking

From the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of “The 48 Laws of Power” comes the definitive new book on decoding the behavior of the people around you.

Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people’s drives and motivations.

We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people’s masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, “The Laws of Human Nature” offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense.



Nine Perfect Strangers

AUTHOR
: Liane Moriarty
PUBLISHER: Flatiron Books

Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? In Liane Moriarty’s latest page-turner, nine perfect strangers are about to find out.

Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amid all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.

Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer - or should she run while she still can? It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.

“Nine Perfect Strangers” combines all the elements that have made Liane Moriarty’s novels wickedly smart, page-turning fiction.



In Paris: 20 Women on Life in the City of Light

AUTHOR
: Lauren Bastide (Author), Jeanne Damas (Author), Georgina Collins (Translator)
PUBLISHER: Viking

A window on the world’s most stylish city, with profiles of 20 diverse and inspiring Parisian women accompanied by gorgeous full-color photographs by model and fashion designer Jeanne Damas, and Lauren Bastide, former editor-in-chief of French Elle.

“We’ve always been crazy in love with this city … We love its arrogance, its clumsiness, its simplicity. And especially the women who live here.”

“In Paris” dispels the myth that there is only one type of Parisian woman, and offers a rare glimpse of the city that real Parisiennes live in - taking us into their homes, their careers, their style - and what being Parisian means to them.

Profiles of 20 real-life women of Paris - artists, activists, booksellers, and filmmakers, aged 14 to 70, living in tiny attic studios, grand apartments or houseboats - are accompanied by more than 100 full-color photographs by Jeanne herself as well as tips on secret Parisian hideaways and the French art de vivre: from the five types of red wine to order depending on the occasion, and the bars to drink them in, to the best red lipsticks, and places to be kissed.

Witty, elegant and modern, “In Paris” reveals the secret to living like a Parisian, wherever and whoever you are. Reviews have been enthusiastic.

“I loved it - so French and so cool,” wrote Alexandra Fullerton, author of “How to Dress.”

“For many admirers, it is Ms. Damas who represents the ultimate in French girl chic. … Her new book serves as a love letter to Paris … [and] is sprinkled with quirky, authoritative guidelines on Paris living,” said a review in the Wall Street Journal.