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I fantasmi della psicologia. La crisi di una professione

“Fuori contesto”. Si chiama così la terra di nessuno delle astrazioni indimostrate in cui vagolano da tempo i fantasmi della psicologia, ossia della disciplina che più di altre dovrebbe invece indagare gli esseri umani nella loro viva, singolare concretezza. A cacciare i fantasmi con intrepido fervore è proprio uno psicologo. Pochi come Jerome Kagan conoscono dall’interno le dinamiche dei progetti di ricerca e sono in grado di additare autorevolmente i preconcetti che ne viziano i risultati. Una miriade di studi empirici iperfinanziati e manuali diagnostici a diffusione universale condividono un identico cono d’ombra, perché si ostinano a ignorare la significatività – per gli stati mentali -dell’appartenenza culturale, della collocazione sociale e delle storie di vita degli individui. Esaminare le emozioni, i sentimenti e i comportamenti fidando soltanto nelle dichiarazioni verbali dei soggetti intervistati, misurare le relative attività cerebrali senza tener conto dei setting specifici, o invocare un’origine monocausale, perlopiù genetica, per le patologie psichiatriche sono procedure avventate, che finiscono con l’oscurare evidenze incontrovertibili e alterare i dati. Il benessere soggettivo descritto da una donna povera del Nicaragua non potrà essere calcolato sull’indice di felicità di un avvocato parigino; gli americani depressi di origine cinese non risponderanno a un questionario sulla depressione, ritenuta stigmatizzante. **

“Fuori contesto”. Si chiama così la terra di nessuno delle astrazioni indimostrate in cui vagolano da tempo i fantasmi della psicologia, ossia della disciplina che più di altre dovrebbe invece indagare gli esseri umani nella loro viva, singolare concretezza. A cacciare i fantasmi con intrepido fervore è proprio uno psicologo. Pochi come Jerome Kagan conoscono dall’interno le dinamiche dei progetti di ricerca e sono in grado di additare autorevolmente i preconcetti che ne viziano i risultati. Una miriade di studi empirici iperfinanziati e manuali diagnostici a diffusione universale condividono un identico cono d’ombra, perché si ostinano a ignorare la significatività – per gli stati mentali -dell’appartenenza culturale, della collocazione sociale e delle storie di vita degli individui. Esaminare le emozioni, i sentimenti e i comportamenti fidando soltanto nelle dichiarazioni verbali dei soggetti intervistati, misurare le relative attività cerebrali senza tener conto dei setting specifici, o invocare un’origine monocausale, perlopiù genetica, per le patologie psichiatriche sono procedure avventate, che finiscono con l’oscurare evidenze incontrovertibili e alterare i dati. Il benessere soggettivo descritto da una donna povera del Nicaragua non potrà essere calcolato sull’indice di felicità di un avvocato parigino; gli americani depressi di origine cinese non risponderanno a un questionario sulla depressione, ritenuta stigmatizzante. **

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Il Castello della Verità

ROMANZO STORICO.
L’ambientazione è nella Milano dei Visconti.
Un uomo scompare. Rapito? Fuggito? Ucciso?
L’episodio misterioso si verifica praticamente sotto gli occhi del figlio che
non si dà pace: il ragazzo – deciso a trovare una risposta – affronta una
serie di avventure e incontra tutta una serie di strani personaggi, fino ad
arrivare a Milano, alla corte dei Visconti, nel celebre Castello.
Il romanzo è una ricostruzione storicamente fedele per personaggi, situazioni
e ambienti ed è un tuffo nella Milano che precede questa dei grattacieli.
Molti di quei luoghi sono tutt’ora riscontrabili e spesso anche nei nomi (Via
Orefici, via Armorari, via Speronari, via Spadari…)

ROMANZO STORICO.
L’ambientazione è nella Milano dei Visconti.
Un uomo scompare. Rapito? Fuggito? Ucciso?
L’episodio misterioso si verifica praticamente sotto gli occhi del figlio che
non si dà pace: il ragazzo – deciso a trovare una risposta – affronta una
serie di avventure e incontra tutta una serie di strani personaggi, fino ad
arrivare a Milano, alla corte dei Visconti, nel celebre Castello.
Il romanzo è una ricostruzione storicamente fedele per personaggi, situazioni
e ambienti ed è un tuffo nella Milano che precede questa dei grattacieli.
Molti di quei luoghi sono tutt’ora riscontrabili e spesso anche nei nomi (Via
Orefici, via Armorari, via Speronari, via Spadari…)

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Bugiarde si diventa

Charlotte è single, fa l’architetto in uno studio famoso, i suoi genitori sono professori universitari dalle grandi aspettative, e non sa se le piace essere chi è.
Poi c’è Jerusalem, la figlia del capo e sua migliore amica, che è il suo opposto: infantile, viziata, egocentrica, senza obiettivi se non andare a feste, fare shopping e farsi rincorrere dai paparazzi.
Jerusalem invita Charlotte a serate mondane per trascinarla fuori dalla sua routine, sotto le mentite spoglie di un’ereditiera dalla vita brillante.
Così, Charlotte si divide tra la sua vita normale e quella in cui si fa chiamare Beatrix Beaufort, con eventi da tappeto rosso e conoscendo gente famosa. Nei panni di Beatrix piace a tutti e in poco tempo guadagna attenzione e popolarità.
Durante una festa incontra Sebastian, a cui si presenta come Beatrix Beaufort, per poi scoprire che è il fratello di Jerusalem e così, si ritrova a fingere di essere chi non è anche nella sua vita quotidiana.
Le cose si complicano quando l’attore Royce DeShawn, il sex-symbol di Hollywood, le propone di apparire come la sua fidanzata.
Una bugia tira l’altra, e quello che era iniziato come un gioco, per Charlotte si trasforma in un mare di guai con la famiglia, con gli amici, con il lavoro e con l’amore.
Fino a che punto le bugie sono innocenti?
Quanto siamo disposti a mentire per piacere agli altri?
Indossiamo tutti una maschera?

Charlotte è single, fa l’architetto in uno studio famoso, i suoi genitori sono professori universitari dalle grandi aspettative, e non sa se le piace essere chi è.
Poi c’è Jerusalem, la figlia del capo e sua migliore amica, che è il suo opposto: infantile, viziata, egocentrica, senza obiettivi se non andare a feste, fare shopping e farsi rincorrere dai paparazzi.
Jerusalem invita Charlotte a serate mondane per trascinarla fuori dalla sua routine, sotto le mentite spoglie di un’ereditiera dalla vita brillante.
Così, Charlotte si divide tra la sua vita normale e quella in cui si fa chiamare Beatrix Beaufort, con eventi da tappeto rosso e conoscendo gente famosa. Nei panni di Beatrix piace a tutti e in poco tempo guadagna attenzione e popolarità.
Durante una festa incontra Sebastian, a cui si presenta come Beatrix Beaufort, per poi scoprire che è il fratello di Jerusalem e così, si ritrova a fingere di essere chi non è anche nella sua vita quotidiana.
Le cose si complicano quando l’attore Royce DeShawn, il sex-symbol di Hollywood, le propone di apparire come la sua fidanzata.
Una bugia tira l’altra, e quello che era iniziato come un gioco, per Charlotte si trasforma in un mare di guai con la famiglia, con gli amici, con il lavoro e con l’amore.
Fino a che punto le bugie sono innocenti?
Quanto siamo disposti a mentire per piacere agli altri?
Indossiamo tutti una maschera?

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Il banchiere del mondo: Eugene Robert Black e l’ascesa della cultura dello sviluppo in Italia

Questo lavoro ricostruisce l’ascesa della cultura dello sviluppo, che la globalizzazione distorce o di cui difetta. Esso concentra l’analisi su un personaggio di una vicenda epica, anche per il Mezzogiorno d’Italia. «Il più grande banchiere della Storia», nelle parole di Kennedy. Banchiere del mondo, banchiere della pace, banchiere dei poveri: così i contemporanei. Figlio del presidente della Fed dei giorni del New Deal, vice presidente della più grande banca privata del mondo negli anni quaranta, consigliere alla Casa Bianca da Roosevelt a Johnson, Eugene R. Black è il Presidente della Banca mondiale negli anni della ricostruzione mondiale. Di più: dell’ascesa globale della cultura dello sviluppo. Quella cultura di cui si avverte oggi l’assenza, anche e soprattutto all’interno dell’Unione economica e monetaria. Questo libro ricostruisce, per la prima volta, la vita di Eugene R. Black e l’ascesa delle cultura dello sviluppo in Italia e nel mondo nei quattro decenni che vanno dalla crisi del 1929 alla fine del sistema di Bretton Woods nel 1971. Un asse decisivo, lungo il quale corrono, in una linea di continuità, fatti, teorie, istituzioni. E persone: gli economisti della teoria, da Gunnar Myrdal a Paul Rosenstein Rodan, ma anche e soprattutto gli economisti della prassi, da Per Jacobson a David Lilienthal. Sono loro i globalizzatori ante litteram. L’Italia non resta a guardare ed è, anzi, uno dei centri di questa vicenda globale grazie al contributo dei suoi ricostruttori: Luigi Einaudi, Alcide De Gasperi, Donato Menichella, Ezio Vanomi. Sarà la Banca di Black, nello scambio con Menichella e con gli economisti italiani, ad ispirare la stagione migliore della Cassa per il Mezzogiorno. Con il ritiro dalla scena pubblica di Black e di Menichella nulla sarà più come prima. **

Questo lavoro ricostruisce l’ascesa della cultura dello sviluppo, che la globalizzazione distorce o di cui difetta. Esso concentra l’analisi su un personaggio di una vicenda epica, anche per il Mezzogiorno d’Italia. «Il più grande banchiere della Storia», nelle parole di Kennedy. Banchiere del mondo, banchiere della pace, banchiere dei poveri: così i contemporanei. Figlio del presidente della Fed dei giorni del New Deal, vice presidente della più grande banca privata del mondo negli anni quaranta, consigliere alla Casa Bianca da Roosevelt a Johnson, Eugene R. Black è il Presidente della Banca mondiale negli anni della ricostruzione mondiale. Di più: dell’ascesa globale della cultura dello sviluppo. Quella cultura di cui si avverte oggi l’assenza, anche e soprattutto all’interno dell’Unione economica e monetaria. Questo libro ricostruisce, per la prima volta, la vita di Eugene R. Black e l’ascesa delle cultura dello sviluppo in Italia e nel mondo nei quattro decenni che vanno dalla crisi del 1929 alla fine del sistema di Bretton Woods nel 1971. Un asse decisivo, lungo il quale corrono, in una linea di continuità, fatti, teorie, istituzioni. E persone: gli economisti della teoria, da Gunnar Myrdal a Paul Rosenstein Rodan, ma anche e soprattutto gli economisti della prassi, da Per Jacobson a David Lilienthal. Sono loro i globalizzatori ante litteram. L’Italia non resta a guardare ed è, anzi, uno dei centri di questa vicenda globale grazie al contributo dei suoi ricostruttori: Luigi Einaudi, Alcide De Gasperi, Donato Menichella, Ezio Vanomi. Sarà la Banca di Black, nello scambio con Menichella e con gli economisti italiani, ad ispirare la stagione migliore della Cassa per il Mezzogiorno. Con il ritiro dalla scena pubblica di Black e di Menichella nulla sarà più come prima. **

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Where Nobody Knows Your Name

From the acclaimed #1 bestselling author . . . a riveting journey through the world of minor-league baseball

“No one grows up playing baseball pretending that they’re pitching or hitting in Triple-A.” —Chris Schwinden, Triple-A pitcher

“If you don’t like it here, do a better job.” —Ron Johnson, Triple-A manager

John Feinstein gave readers an unprecedented view of the PGA Tour in A Good Walk Spoiled. He opened the door to an NCAA basketball locker room in his explosive bestseller A Season on the Brink. Now, turning his eye to our national pastime, sports journalist John Feinstein explores the colorful and mysterious world of minor-league baseball—a gateway through which all major-league players pass in their careers . . . hoping never to return.
Baseball’s minor leagues are a paradox. For some players, the minors are a glorious launching pad toward years of fame and fortune; for others, a crash-landing pad when injury or poor play forces a big leaguer back to a life of obscure ballparks and cramped buses instead of Fenway Park and plush charter planes. Focusing exclusively on the Triple-A level, one step beneath Major League Baseball, Feinstein introduces readers to nine unique men: three pitchers, three position players, two managers, and an umpire. Through their compelling stories, Feinstein pulls back the veil on a league that is chock-full of gifted baseball players, managers, and umpires who are all one moment away from getting called up—or back—to the majors.
The stories are hard to believe: a first-round draft pick and pitching ace who rocketed to major-league success before finding himself suddenly out of the game, hatching a presumptuous plan to get one more shot at the mound; a home run–hitting former World Series hero who lived the dream, then bounced among six teams before facing the prospects of an unceremonious end to his career; a big-league All-Star who, in the span of five months, went from being completely out of baseball to becoming a star in the ALDS, then signing a $10 million contract; and a well-liked designated hitter who toiled for eighteen seasons in the minors—a record he never wanted to set—before facing his final, highly emotional chance for a call-up to the big leagues.
From Raleigh to Pawtucket, from Lehigh Valley to Indianapolis and beyond, Where Nobody Knows Your Name gives readers an intimate look at a baseball world not normally seen by the fans. John Feinstein gets to the heart of the human stories in a uniquely compelling way, crafting a masterful book that stands alongside his very best works.

From the Hardcover edition.

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From the acclaimed #1 bestselling author . . . a riveting journey through the world of minor-league baseball

“No one grows up playing baseball pretending that they’re pitching or hitting in Triple-A.” —Chris Schwinden, Triple-A pitcher

“If you don’t like it here, do a better job.” —Ron Johnson, Triple-A manager

John Feinstein gave readers an unprecedented view of the PGA Tour in A Good Walk Spoiled. He opened the door to an NCAA basketball locker room in his explosive bestseller A Season on the Brink. Now, turning his eye to our national pastime, sports journalist John Feinstein explores the colorful and mysterious world of minor-league baseball—a gateway through which all major-league players pass in their careers . . . hoping never to return.
Baseball’s minor leagues are a paradox. For some players, the minors are a glorious launching pad toward years of fame and fortune; for others, a crash-landing pad when injury or poor play forces a big leaguer back to a life of obscure ballparks and cramped buses instead of Fenway Park and plush charter planes. Focusing exclusively on the Triple-A level, one step beneath Major League Baseball, Feinstein introduces readers to nine unique men: three pitchers, three position players, two managers, and an umpire. Through their compelling stories, Feinstein pulls back the veil on a league that is chock-full of gifted baseball players, managers, and umpires who are all one moment away from getting called up—or back—to the majors.
The stories are hard to believe: a first-round draft pick and pitching ace who rocketed to major-league success before finding himself suddenly out of the game, hatching a presumptuous plan to get one more shot at the mound; a home run–hitting former World Series hero who lived the dream, then bounced among six teams before facing the prospects of an unceremonious end to his career; a big-league All-Star who, in the span of five months, went from being completely out of baseball to becoming a star in the ALDS, then signing a $10 million contract; and a well-liked designated hitter who toiled for eighteen seasons in the minors—a record he never wanted to set—before facing his final, highly emotional chance for a call-up to the big leagues.
From Raleigh to Pawtucket, from Lehigh Valley to Indianapolis and beyond, Where Nobody Knows Your Name gives readers an intimate look at a baseball world not normally seen by the fans. John Feinstein gets to the heart of the human stories in a uniquely compelling way, crafting a masterful book that stands alongside his very best works.

From the Hardcover edition.

(source: Bol.com)

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The Undead Pool

# 1 **New York Times** bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to the supernatural adventures of Rachel Morgan in the penultimate book of the Hollows series
Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan knows magic—earth, ley line, even the forbidden demon magic—and that knowledge has saved her life more than once. But now something—or someone—is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong while living vampires attack humans and Inderlanders alike.
The pressures build when the city is quarantined to contain the unreliable magic, and Rachel must stop the attacks before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war.
The only way to do so is through the ancient elven magic, but that carries its own perils—for magic always has a price, and gods do not come lightly when called.

# 1 **New York Times** bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to the supernatural adventures of Rachel Morgan in the penultimate book of the Hollows series
Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan knows magic—earth, ley line, even the forbidden demon magic—and that knowledge has saved her life more than once. But now something—or someone—is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong while living vampires attack humans and Inderlanders alike.
The pressures build when the city is quarantined to contain the unreliable magic, and Rachel must stop the attacks before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war.
The only way to do so is through the ancient elven magic, but that carries its own perils—for magic always has a price, and gods do not come lightly when called.

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The Truth

William de Worde is the accidental editor of the Discworld’s first newspaper. New printing technology means that words just won’t obediently stay nailed down like usual. There’s a very real threat of news getting out there…

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William de Worde is the accidental editor of the Discworld’s first newspaper. New printing technology means that words just won’t obediently stay nailed down like usual. There’s a very real threat of news getting out there…

Čítaj viac

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This Changes Everything

Naomi Klein’s new international bestseller This Changes Everything is a must-read on our future, one of the defining and most hopeful books of this era
Forget everything you think you know about global warming. It’s not about carbon – it’s about capitalism. The good news is that we can seize this crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better.
Once a decade, Naomi Klein writes a book that redefines its era. No Logo did so for globalization. The Shock Doctrine changed the way we think about austerity. In This Changes Everything, her most provocative and optimistic book yet, Naomi Klein has upended the debate about the stormy era already upon us, exposing the myths that are clouding the climate debate.

Read more at http://www.penguin.co.uk/books/this-changes-everything/9780241956182/#ZjK3IF0EEG89qPxo.99
**Recensie(s)**

I have devoured Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything, the book the world has been waiting for. I urge everyone to read it (especially politicians). It is her most prescient book yet and is a much-needed call to arms as time runs out on climate change — Cornelia Parker * Observer, Books of the Year * It’s no exaggeration to say This Changes Everything is the most important book I’ve read all year – perhaps in a decade. Klein sets out the scientific case for urgent action on climate change and argues passionately that our only hope of combating its effects is a revolution in our entire economic system. Crucially, she manages to leave the reader with a degree of optimism — Stephanie Merritt * Observer, Books of the Year * [T]he problems – climate change, plus everything that is changing as a result, plus the increasing toxicity of the planet – can no longer be denied. This is a conversation that needs to happen on a large scale, and on a local scale, and on a personal scale, very soon — Margaret Atwood * Guardian, Books of the Year * A desperately needed wake-up call for people like me, exposing why the threat is real and pressing – but also demonstrating why it offers an incredible opportunity to rebuild our world and create a new generation of sustainable jobs. The book is a warning. It has to be heeded — Owen Jones * New Statesman, Books of the Year * Captured the collective sense of anger and awakening … [a] frightening look at climate change and capitalism — Matt Haig * Observer, Books of the Year * Klein brings in the weight of her knowledge and passion to show us the full force of the environmental destruction that we live in now – and, incredibly, gives us some hope regarding what could be done for the future * Flavorwire, Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 * A book of such ambition and consequence it is almost unreviewable … The most momentous and contentious environmental book since Silent Spring * New York Times Book Review * Naomi Klein applies her fine, fierce, and meticulous mind to the greatest, most urgent questions of our times. . . . I count her among the most inspirational political thinkers in the world today — Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things and Capitalism: A Ghost Story Without a doubt one of the most important books of the decade — Amitav Ghosh Will be one of the most influential books of our time — Owen Jones Klein is a brave and passionate writer who always deserves to be heard, and this is a powerful and urgent book * Observer * Savages the idea that we will be saved by new technologies or by an incremental shift away from fossil fuels… Her solution requires a radical reconfiguration of our economic system * New York Times * What makes Klein’s books so excellent is that she is able to tackle seemingly intractable problems with control and precision, examining and making available their key contours to the interested reader. Klein is not paralyzed by enormous, fundamental, systematic problems. Instead, she excels at dissecting them. Such was true of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine, and the same can be said with This Changes Everything. No one could have been better chosen to bring such an unsettling issue to the mainstream than Klein. The result is an excellent and plausible balance between fear and hope, and a call for social activism as one means to begin to convince our governments to actively address the current climate crisis * Huffington Post * The book has an uplifting message: that humans have changed before, and can change again. It poses a gutsy challenge to those who are vaguely hoping that the whole issue will go away, or that some new technology will save us * Sunday Times * Her task is to take a potential catastrophe of unimaginable reach and to be calm and welcoming, drawing new people in. She does vast amounts of travel and research and thinking, then crafts all of it to the scale of her own voice: the voice of a pleasant, funny, unthreatening-looking woman * Guardian * The proposition that the world’s political and economic institutions are preventing us from meeting the lethal challenge of global warming is hardly novel. But Naomi Klein in her new book articulates the case as forcefully and comprehensively as anyone has yet managed * Independent * This may be the first truly honest book ever written about climate change * Time * An intellectual hero of many in the alter-globalization protests as well as the Occupy movement. . . Klein is ready for battle and is not afraid to own her politics * Los Angeles Review of Books * Powerfully and uncompromisingly written, the impassioned polemic we have come to expect from Klein, mixing first-hand accounts of events around the world and withering political analysis . . . Her stirring vision is nothing less than a political, economic, social, cultural and moral make-over of the human world * New Scientist * Klein is one of the left’s most influential figures and a prominent climate champion. . . . [She] is a gifted writer and there is little doubt about the problem she identifies * Financial Times * Gripping and dramatic . . . [Klein] writes of a decisive battle for the fate of the earth in which we either take back control of the planet from the capitalists who are destroying it or watch it all burn * Rolling Stone * An energetic exploration of issues surrounding climate change vociferously advocates immediate, radical reforms… The distinctiveness of the book resides… in its immersive reporting (on Blockadia eco-movements and futuristic geoengineering proposals) and in Klein’s sheer outspokenness * New Yorker * Klein has, with this book, thoroughly and completely debunked everything promoted under the banner of conservatism today – and she has done so with a work that’s more powerful than a stack of C4. This Changes Everything deserves to be viewed not as one of the greatest nonfiction works of the 2010s, but as one of the greatest nonfiction works of all-time. … This book will expand and intensify the worldwide climate-justice movement, which is why the rhetorical attacks on Klein will become ever more aggressive. It will politically galvanize the young and the vulnerable, who have so much to lose due to the climate crisis. It will create climate leaders across this warming globe. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate is not just a book, not just a moment, not just a movement. It is a weapon of justice. It is a path of survival * Washington Monthly * Naomi Klein is a genius. She has done for politics what Jared Diamond did for the study of human history. She skillfully blends politics, economics and history and distills out simple and powerful truths with universal applicability — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Today @NaomiAKlein’s new book #ThisChangesEverything is out now – I’m reading it – it’s great — Russell Brand Clearly written and articulate … Klein identifies that at its core the fight on climate change is a fight between two very different ways at looking at the world. And what is at stake is the future of humanity and the nature we all depend on… An important read. In my view Klein is right. The demarcation lines are clearer than ever. If we are to win the fight against climate change we will need to fundamentally change the world * Friends of the Earth * This is the best book about climate change in a very long time-in large part because it’s about much more. It sets the most important crisis in human history in the context of our other ongoing traumas, reminding us just how much the powers-that-be depend on the power of coal, gas and oil. And that in turn should give us hope, because it means the fight for a just world is the same as the fight for a liveable one — Bill McKibben author of The End of Nature and co-founder of 350.org [Her] words and knowledge run deep, inspiring change and the need for immediate action — Charlize Theron The manifesto that the climate movement – and the planet – needs right now… For those with whom her message does resonate – and they are likely to be legion – her book could help catalyze the kind of mass movement she argues the world needs now * San Francisco Gate * A controversial and thoroughly researched challenge to neoliberal ideology * Chicago Tribune * Has the potential to be the definitive account of our current moment… Klein’s great gifts have always been synthesizing huge amounts of information and drawing connections between seemingly disparate issues; on those points, This Changes Everything is no different * The Globe and Mail * A wonderful book narrated by a likeable, really smart and sometimes funny author who makes her readers feel smart, too. It provides us sufficient reasons for the imperative to recreate our economic world in ways that align it with our physical world and our only home. And, in broad strokes, it shows us how — Sandra Steingraber, Science Advisor for Americans against Fracking, Ecowatch Klein is a master at unpacking myths and contradictions, wherever their origins lie on the political spectrum * In These Times * When she harnesses her rage at humanity’s inability to see what is right in front of us, she is no mere polemicist or propagandist. She is a force of nature * Quill & Quire * A sharp analysis that is bound to be widely discussed * Kirkus Reviews * An enormous, complex, compelling, and, by turns, distressing and rallying analysis of the dysfunctional symbiotic relationships between free-market capitalism, the fossil fuels industry, and global warming * Booklist * The beauty of this book is that suddenly, imagining a different world – tragically diminished in some ways, yes, but deeply inspiring in others – doesn’t seem quite so much like an act of fantasy * Truth Out * Meticulously researched and briskly rational in tone, [it] is one of the basic texts of the modern era… an essential purchase in that it tells you precisely what you need to know to discuss the climate dilemma intelligently… This Changes Everything is basic reading and no one will take you seriously until you’ve read every single page * Toronto Star * A polemicist of great distinction… she challenges the reader to become engaged in society’s response to climate change * Manly Daily * Klein’s most ambitious and urgent book … essential reading for anyone who cares about the future of life on earth * Weekend Australian *
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Naomi Klein’s new international bestseller This Changes Everything is a must-read on our future, one of the defining and most hopeful books of this era
Forget everything you think you know about global warming. It’s not about carbon – it’s about capitalism. The good news is that we can seize this crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better.
Once a decade, Naomi Klein writes a book that redefines its era. No Logo did so for globalization. The Shock Doctrine changed the way we think about austerity. In This Changes Everything, her most provocative and optimistic book yet, Naomi Klein has upended the debate about the stormy era already upon us, exposing the myths that are clouding the climate debate.

Read more at http://www.penguin.co.uk/books/this-changes-everything/9780241956182/#ZjK3IF0EEG89qPxo.99
**Recensie(s)**

I have devoured Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything, the book the world has been waiting for. I urge everyone to read it (especially politicians). It is her most prescient book yet and is a much-needed call to arms as time runs out on climate change — Cornelia Parker * Observer, Books of the Year * It’s no exaggeration to say This Changes Everything is the most important book I’ve read all year – perhaps in a decade. Klein sets out the scientific case for urgent action on climate change and argues passionately that our only hope of combating its effects is a revolution in our entire economic system. Crucially, she manages to leave the reader with a degree of optimism — Stephanie Merritt * Observer, Books of the Year * [T]he problems – climate change, plus everything that is changing as a result, plus the increasing toxicity of the planet – can no longer be denied. This is a conversation that needs to happen on a large scale, and on a local scale, and on a personal scale, very soon — Margaret Atwood * Guardian, Books of the Year * A desperately needed wake-up call for people like me, exposing why the threat is real and pressing – but also demonstrating why it offers an incredible opportunity to rebuild our world and create a new generation of sustainable jobs. The book is a warning. It has to be heeded — Owen Jones * New Statesman, Books of the Year * Captured the collective sense of anger and awakening … [a] frightening look at climate change and capitalism — Matt Haig * Observer, Books of the Year * Klein brings in the weight of her knowledge and passion to show us the full force of the environmental destruction that we live in now – and, incredibly, gives us some hope regarding what could be done for the future * Flavorwire, Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 * A book of such ambition and consequence it is almost unreviewable … The most momentous and contentious environmental book since Silent Spring * New York Times Book Review * Naomi Klein applies her fine, fierce, and meticulous mind to the greatest, most urgent questions of our times. . . . I count her among the most inspirational political thinkers in the world today — Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things and Capitalism: A Ghost Story Without a doubt one of the most important books of the decade — Amitav Ghosh Will be one of the most influential books of our time — Owen Jones Klein is a brave and passionate writer who always deserves to be heard, and this is a powerful and urgent book * Observer * Savages the idea that we will be saved by new technologies or by an incremental shift away from fossil fuels… Her solution requires a radical reconfiguration of our economic system * New York Times * What makes Klein’s books so excellent is that she is able to tackle seemingly intractable problems with control and precision, examining and making available their key contours to the interested reader. Klein is not paralyzed by enormous, fundamental, systematic problems. Instead, she excels at dissecting them. Such was true of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine, and the same can be said with This Changes Everything. No one could have been better chosen to bring such an unsettling issue to the mainstream than Klein. The result is an excellent and plausible balance between fear and hope, and a call for social activism as one means to begin to convince our governments to actively address the current climate crisis * Huffington Post * The book has an uplifting message: that humans have changed before, and can change again. It poses a gutsy challenge to those who are vaguely hoping that the whole issue will go away, or that some new technology will save us * Sunday Times * Her task is to take a potential catastrophe of unimaginable reach and to be calm and welcoming, drawing new people in. She does vast amounts of travel and research and thinking, then crafts all of it to the scale of her own voice: the voice of a pleasant, funny, unthreatening-looking woman * Guardian * The proposition that the world’s political and economic institutions are preventing us from meeting the lethal challenge of global warming is hardly novel. But Naomi Klein in her new book articulates the case as forcefully and comprehensively as anyone has yet managed * Independent * This may be the first truly honest book ever written about climate change * Time * An intellectual hero of many in the alter-globalization protests as well as the Occupy movement. . . Klein is ready for battle and is not afraid to own her politics * Los Angeles Review of Books * Powerfully and uncompromisingly written, the impassioned polemic we have come to expect from Klein, mixing first-hand accounts of events around the world and withering political analysis . . . Her stirring vision is nothing less than a political, economic, social, cultural and moral make-over of the human world * New Scientist * Klein is one of the left’s most influential figures and a prominent climate champion. . . . [She] is a gifted writer and there is little doubt about the problem she identifies * Financial Times * Gripping and dramatic . . . [Klein] writes of a decisive battle for the fate of the earth in which we either take back control of the planet from the capitalists who are destroying it or watch it all burn * Rolling Stone * An energetic exploration of issues surrounding climate change vociferously advocates immediate, radical reforms… The distinctiveness of the book resides… in its immersive reporting (on Blockadia eco-movements and futuristic geoengineering proposals) and in Klein’s sheer outspokenness * New Yorker * Klein has, with this book, thoroughly and completely debunked everything promoted under the banner of conservatism today – and she has done so with a work that’s more powerful than a stack of C4. This Changes Everything deserves to be viewed not as one of the greatest nonfiction works of the 2010s, but as one of the greatest nonfiction works of all-time. … This book will expand and intensify the worldwide climate-justice movement, which is why the rhetorical attacks on Klein will become ever more aggressive. It will politically galvanize the young and the vulnerable, who have so much to lose due to the climate crisis. It will create climate leaders across this warming globe. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate is not just a book, not just a moment, not just a movement. It is a weapon of justice. It is a path of survival * Washington Monthly * Naomi Klein is a genius. She has done for politics what Jared Diamond did for the study of human history. She skillfully blends politics, economics and history and distills out simple and powerful truths with universal applicability — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Today @NaomiAKlein’s new book #ThisChangesEverything is out now – I’m reading it – it’s great — Russell Brand Clearly written and articulate … Klein identifies that at its core the fight on climate change is a fight between two very different ways at looking at the world. And what is at stake is the future of humanity and the nature we all depend on… An important read. In my view Klein is right. The demarcation lines are clearer than ever. If we are to win the fight against climate change we will need to fundamentally change the world * Friends of the Earth * This is the best book about climate change in a very long time-in large part because it’s about much more. It sets the most important crisis in human history in the context of our other ongoing traumas, reminding us just how much the powers-that-be depend on the power of coal, gas and oil. And that in turn should give us hope, because it means the fight for a just world is the same as the fight for a liveable one — Bill McKibben author of The End of Nature and co-founder of 350.org [Her] words and knowledge run deep, inspiring change and the need for immediate action — Charlize Theron The manifesto that the climate movement – and the planet – needs right now… For those with whom her message does resonate – and they are likely to be legion – her book could help catalyze the kind of mass movement she argues the world needs now * San Francisco Gate * A controversial and thoroughly researched challenge to neoliberal ideology * Chicago Tribune * Has the potential to be the definitive account of our current moment… Klein’s great gifts have always been synthesizing huge amounts of information and drawing connections between seemingly disparate issues; on those points, This Changes Everything is no different * The Globe and Mail * A wonderful book narrated by a likeable, really smart and sometimes funny author who makes her readers feel smart, too. It provides us sufficient reasons for the imperative to recreate our economic world in ways that align it with our physical world and our only home. And, in broad strokes, it shows us how — Sandra Steingraber, Science Advisor for Americans against Fracking, Ecowatch Klein is a master at unpacking myths and contradictions, wherever their origins lie on the political spectrum * In These Times * When she harnesses her rage at humanity’s inability to see what is right in front of us, she is no mere polemicist or propagandist. She is a force of nature * Quill & Quire * A sharp analysis that is bound to be widely discussed * Kirkus Reviews * An enormous, complex, compelling, and, by turns, distressing and rallying analysis of the dysfunctional symbiotic relationships between free-market capitalism, the fossil fuels industry, and global warming * Booklist * The beauty of this book is that suddenly, imagining a different world – tragically diminished in some ways, yes, but deeply inspiring in others – doesn’t seem quite so much like an act of fantasy * Truth Out * Meticulously researched and briskly rational in tone, [it] is one of the basic texts of the modern era… an essential purchase in that it tells you precisely what you need to know to discuss the climate dilemma intelligently… This Changes Everything is basic reading and no one will take you seriously until you’ve read every single page * Toronto Star * A polemicist of great distinction… she challenges the reader to become engaged in society’s response to climate change * Manly Daily * Klein’s most ambitious and urgent book … essential reading for anyone who cares about the future of life on earth * Weekend Australian *
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When Harlow Manning’s rocker father goes on tour, he sends her to Rosemary Beach, Florida, to live with her half-sister, Nan. The problem: Nan despises her. Harlow has to keep her head down if she wants to get through the next nine months, which seems easy enough. Until gorgeous Grant Carter walks out of Nan’s room in nothing but his boxer briefs.
Grant made a huge mistake getting involved with a girl with venom in her veins. He’d known about Nan’s reputation, but still he couldn’t resist her. Nothing makes him regret the fling more than meeting Harlow, who sends his pulse racing. Yet Harlow wants nothing to do with a guy who could fall for her wicked half-sister—even if there are no strings between Grant and Nan. Grant is desperate to redeem himself in Harlow’s eyes, but did he ruin his chances before he even met her?
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From #1 *New York Times* bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the story of Grant, the sexy playboy who first captured readers’ hearts in *Fallen Too Far*.
When Harlow Manning’s rocker father goes on tour, he sends her to Rosemary Beach, Florida, to live with her half-sister, Nan. The problem: Nan despises her. Harlow has to keep her head down if she wants to get through the next nine months, which seems easy enough. Until gorgeous Grant Carter walks out of Nan’s room in nothing but his boxer briefs.
Grant made a huge mistake getting involved with a girl with venom in her veins. He’d known about Nan’s reputation, but still he couldn’t resist her. Nothing makes him regret the fling more than meeting Harlow, who sends his pulse racing. Yet Harlow wants nothing to do with a guy who could fall for her wicked half-sister—even if there are no strings between Grant and Nan. Grant is desperate to redeem himself in Harlow’s eyes, but did he ruin his chances before he even met her?
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Stone Cold

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Everything about the man is a mystery: the massive ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming that nobody ever visits, the women who live with him, the secret philanthropies, the private airstrip, the sudden disappearances. And especially the persistent rumors that the man’s wealth comes from killing people.
Joe Pickett, still officially a game warden but now mostly a troubleshooter for the governor, is assigned to find out what the truth is, but he discovers a lot more than he’d bargained for. There are two other men living up at that ranch. One is a stone-cold killer who takes an instant dislike to Joe. The other is new—but Joe knows him all too well. The first man doesn’t frighten Joe. The second is another story entirely.
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**The electrifying new Joe Pickett novel from the *New York Times* –bestselling author.**

Everything about the man is a mystery: the massive ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming that nobody ever visits, the women who live with him, the secret philanthropies, the private airstrip, the sudden disappearances. And especially the persistent rumors that the man’s wealth comes from killing people.
Joe Pickett, still officially a game warden but now mostly a troubleshooter for the governor, is assigned to find out what the truth is, but he discovers a lot more than he’d bargained for. There are two other men living up at that ranch. One is a stone-cold killer who takes an instant dislike to Joe. The other is new—but Joe knows him all too well. The first man doesn’t frighten Joe. The second is another story entirely.
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Sophist

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told.
“The Sophist” is a dialogue by Plato examining philosophy that was probably written in 360 BC .
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### Sinossi
Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told.
“The Sophist” is a dialogue by Plato examining philosophy that was probably written in 360 BC .
### L’autore
Benjamin Jowett (15 April 1817 – 1 October 1893) was a theologian and translator of Plato. Plato (428/427 or 424/423 BC – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher, as well as mathematician.

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told.
“The Sophist” is a dialogue by Plato examining philosophy that was probably written in 360 BC .
**
### Sinossi
Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told.
“The Sophist” is a dialogue by Plato examining philosophy that was probably written in 360 BC .
### L’autore
Benjamin Jowett (15 April 1817 – 1 October 1893) was a theologian and translator of Plato. Plato (428/427 or 424/423 BC – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher, as well as mathematician.

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Rare and Precious Things

Some love is rare…
All love is precious…
The fourth part in the New York Times bestselling Blackstone Affair series, brings the continuing story of Ethan and Brynne, two damaged souls fighting for a hard-won love, and now the promise of a new hope to secure their happily ever after.
Fresh from an idyllic honeymoon along the Italian coast, the Blackstones prepare for the birth of their precious baby while facing the challenges of settling into a new home and married life. But when specters from the past resurface, so do their lingering doubts. Fears about those things they struggle to understand about each other, threaten the very foundation of their relationship.
The story of two souls who both need the other in order to be complete…
A husband and a wife who learn just how rare their love truly is when faced with losing it…
Two lovers who will have to lay bare their darkest fears so that they may find peace…
Ethan and Brynne are fighting harder than ever for each other in… Rare and Precious Things
“I need you like I need air to breathe. You are my air, Brynne.” -Ethan Blackstone**

Some love is rare…
All love is precious…
The fourth part in the New York Times bestselling Blackstone Affair series, brings the continuing story of Ethan and Brynne, two damaged souls fighting for a hard-won love, and now the promise of a new hope to secure their happily ever after.
Fresh from an idyllic honeymoon along the Italian coast, the Blackstones prepare for the birth of their precious baby while facing the challenges of settling into a new home and married life. But when specters from the past resurface, so do their lingering doubts. Fears about those things they struggle to understand about each other, threaten the very foundation of their relationship.
The story of two souls who both need the other in order to be complete…
A husband and a wife who learn just how rare their love truly is when faced with losing it…
Two lovers who will have to lay bare their darkest fears so that they may find peace…
Ethan and Brynne are fighting harder than ever for each other in… Rare and Precious Things
“I need you like I need air to breathe. You are my air, Brynne.” -Ethan Blackstone**

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Power Play: A Novel

In Northern California two successful CEOs are both indispensable to their growing companies’ futures. Both are brilliant at the power game. But the difference between them is huge. One is a man, the other a woman. In this riveting novel, Danielle Steel explores what that means as she takes readers into the rarefied world of those at the pinnacle of international business and reveals the irrevocable choices they make, what drives them, and how others perceive them. The heady drug of power impacts everything they do.

**POWER PLAY**
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Even though Harvard-educated Fiona Carson has proven herself under fire as CEO of National Technology Advancement, a multibillion-dollar high-tech company based in Palo Alto, California, she still has to meet the challenges of her world every day. Devoted single mother, world-class strategist, and tough negotiator, Fiona weighs every move she makes, and reserves any personal time for her children. Isolation and constant pressure are givens for her as a woman in a man’s world.

Miles away in Marin County, Marshall Weston basks in the fruits of his achievements. At his side is his wife, Liz, the perfect corporate spouse, who has gladly sacrificed her own law career to raise their three children and support Marshall at every step. Smooth, shrewd, and irreproachable, Marshall is a model chief executive, and the power he wields only enhances his charisma and is his drug of choice. And to maintain his position, he harbors secrets that could destroy his life at any moment. His world is one of high risks.

Like many women in her position, Fiona has sacrificed her personal life for her career, while Marshall dances dangerously close to the edge and flirts with scandal every day. Both must face their own demons, and fight off those who are jealous of their success. Their lives as CEOs of major companies come at a high price. And just how high a price are they willing to pay? Who are they willing to sacrifice to stay on top? Those they love, or themselves?

Danielle Steel’s gripping, emotionally layered novel explores the seductive and damaging nature of power. Success and greed, trust and deception, love and loss—all come to a head in this compelling drama of family, careers, infidelity, and the sacrifices some people make to hold on to power . . . or to let it go.
### Review
“There’s a reason Steel is one of the world’s best-selling authors: her books are compulsive reading” Sunday Express “Steel is an expert story teller” Choice
### About the Author
Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 600 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Winners, First Sight, Until the End of Time, The Sins of the Mother, Friends Forever, Betrayal, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, A Gift of Hope: Helping the Homeless, and Pure Joy: The Dogs We Love.

In Northern California two successful CEOs are both indispensable to their growing companies’ futures. Both are brilliant at the power game. But the difference between them is huge. One is a man, the other a woman. In this riveting novel, Danielle Steel explores what that means as she takes readers into the rarefied world of those at the pinnacle of international business and reveals the irrevocable choices they make, what drives them, and how others perceive them. The heady drug of power impacts everything they do.

**POWER PLAY**
****
Even though Harvard-educated Fiona Carson has proven herself under fire as CEO of National Technology Advancement, a multibillion-dollar high-tech company based in Palo Alto, California, she still has to meet the challenges of her world every day. Devoted single mother, world-class strategist, and tough negotiator, Fiona weighs every move she makes, and reserves any personal time for her children. Isolation and constant pressure are givens for her as a woman in a man’s world.

Miles away in Marin County, Marshall Weston basks in the fruits of his achievements. At his side is his wife, Liz, the perfect corporate spouse, who has gladly sacrificed her own law career to raise their three children and support Marshall at every step. Smooth, shrewd, and irreproachable, Marshall is a model chief executive, and the power he wields only enhances his charisma and is his drug of choice. And to maintain his position, he harbors secrets that could destroy his life at any moment. His world is one of high risks.

Like many women in her position, Fiona has sacrificed her personal life for her career, while Marshall dances dangerously close to the edge and flirts with scandal every day. Both must face their own demons, and fight off those who are jealous of their success. Their lives as CEOs of major companies come at a high price. And just how high a price are they willing to pay? Who are they willing to sacrifice to stay on top? Those they love, or themselves?

Danielle Steel’s gripping, emotionally layered novel explores the seductive and damaging nature of power. Success and greed, trust and deception, love and loss—all come to a head in this compelling drama of family, careers, infidelity, and the sacrifices some people make to hold on to power . . . or to let it go.
### Review
“There’s a reason Steel is one of the world’s best-selling authors: her books are compulsive reading” Sunday Express “Steel is an expert story teller” Choice
### About the Author
Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 600 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Winners, First Sight, Until the End of Time, The Sins of the Mother, Friends Forever, Betrayal, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, A Gift of Hope: Helping the Homeless, and Pure Joy: The Dogs We Love.

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Peter Pan

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. ‘Second to the right …and then straight on till morning!’ Desperate to hear bedtime stories, Peter Pan waits outside the nursery window of Wendy, …

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HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. ‘Second to the right …and then straight on till morning!’ Desperate to hear bedtime stories, Peter Pan waits outside the nursery window of Wendy, …

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Night Broken

**#1 *New York Times* bestselling author Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson series has been hailed as “one of the best” ( *Fiction Vixen* ). Now, Mercy must deal with an unwanted guest—one that brings a threat unlike anything she’s ever known.**
An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from a stalker. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.
Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.
Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s stalker is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.
### Review
**PRAISE FOR THE MERCY THOMPSON NOVELS**

“I love these books.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 *New York Times* bestselling author

“The best new urban fantasy series I’ve read in years.”—Kelley Armstrong, #1 *New York Times* bestselling author

“Outstanding.”—Charles de Lint, *Fantasy & Science Fiction*

“In the increasingly crowded field of kick-ass supernatural heroines, Mercy stands out as one of the best.”— *Locus*

“An excellent read with plenty of twists and turns…It left me wanting more.”—Kim Harrison, *New York Times* bestselling author

“Expect to be spellbound.”—Lynn Viehl, *New York Times* bestselling author
### About the Author
# 1 *New York Times* bestselling author **Patricia Briggs** lives in Washington State with her husband, children, and a small herd of horses.

**#1 *New York Times* bestselling author Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson series has been hailed as “one of the best” ( *Fiction Vixen* ). Now, Mercy must deal with an unwanted guest—one that brings a threat unlike anything she’s ever known.**
An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from a stalker. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.
Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.
Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s stalker is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.
### Review
**PRAISE FOR THE MERCY THOMPSON NOVELS**

“I love these books.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 *New York Times* bestselling author

“The best new urban fantasy series I’ve read in years.”—Kelley Armstrong, #1 *New York Times* bestselling author

“Outstanding.”—Charles de Lint, *Fantasy & Science Fiction*

“In the increasingly crowded field of kick-ass supernatural heroines, Mercy stands out as one of the best.”— *Locus*

“An excellent read with plenty of twists and turns…It left me wanting more.”—Kim Harrison, *New York Times* bestselling author

“Expect to be spellbound.”—Lynn Viehl, *New York Times* bestselling author
### About the Author
# 1 *New York Times* bestselling author **Patricia Briggs** lives in Washington State with her husband, children, and a small herd of horses.

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