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If 2019 is all about the female narrative, leave it to Taffy Brodesser-Akner to provide a counterweight. But equally important, it offers advice on to how to immerse oneself in a new place without changing it in the process. Melinda Gates has spent her life on a mission to help those with the most urgent needs, regardless of who they are or where they live. When an old curse threatens the life of her partner, she must use all her knowledge and resources to solve the mystery behind it. Passionate and urgent, Patsy explores what happens when a woman chooses herself over all else. For the hustlers and cynics of the 21st-century, Jezebel veteran Jia Tolentino's incisive brand of societal criticism at The New Yorker is pretty much required reading. Alice spends her days practicing with her swim team, babysitting the next door neighbor, and getting to know a new friend, Harriet.
In this patchwork of deeply felt vignettes, Szalay turns a loving eye on 12 disparate strangers, each of them drawn together while in transit around the world. Those who have been waiting for another outing from the Belgrade-born author will relish Inland, an epic Western tale about a woman and a man whose lives intersect in 1890s Arizona. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases Copyright 2007-2019 What Do We Do All Day? My sons enjoyed this book and I liked how it gave them a peek into a completely different world. Written by: Ryan Jacobs Release date: June 4 Investigative journalist Ryan Jacobs has done his fair share of reporting on crime and stranger-than-fiction topics, and his next work is a deep dive into the salacious culture surrounding… truffles. Lauren Melching creates a witty, sparkling world of ambition, ennui, and betrayal among a group of friends who aren't or perhaps shouldn't be as close as they once were. Hilo, a space boy, crashes into Earth with only vague memories of his past.
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