Murder in the Marais by Cara Black
When an elderly Jewish man approaches Aimée Leduc with a top-secret decoding job on behalf of a woman in his synagogue, Aimée unwittingly takes on more than she is expecting. She drops off her findings at her client's house in the Marais, Paris's historic Jewish quarter, and finds the woman strangled. First in the series.
In The Cairo Affair, Olen Steinhauer reveals once again masterful manipulations as he slowly unveils a portrait of a marriage, a jigsaw puzzle of loyalty and betrayal, set against a dangerous world of political games where allegiances are never clear and outcomes are never guaranteed.
A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World by Daniel Goleman
Turn your compassionate energy outward and begin to transform the world in practical and positive ways. The Dalai Lama will show you how compassion has the power to:
- heal the planet by refocusing concerns that support life
- replace violence with dialogue
- affirm human "oneness" rather than setting up "us and them" thinking
- design education that teaches empathy and ethics
In "When Breath Becomes Air", the doctor becomes patient when neurosurgeon Paul is diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.
Set in 18th century Germany, this historical fiction covers the early life of Novalis, a German Romantic poet and philosospher. Friedrich von Hardenberg or "Fritz" (aka Novalis) seeks his father's permission to marry Sophie von Kuhn, who happens to be a plain and naive girl. His family and friends are astounded to learn about Friedrich's attachment for Sophie.