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In Manal Al-Sharif’s new book Daring to Drive, we’re reminded that even in the most dire situations, even when your oppressors seek to hide and mutilate who you are, change is possible. Beginning with her preposterous arrest for driving while being a woman in Saudi Arabia, she then tells us the story of her life, from poverty in Mecca to becoming a leader of a movement. You won't want to put down this extraordinary book. Read it and remember change can come a small step at a time or, as Manal put it, “the rain begins with a single drop.”

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ISBN: 9781476793023
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 13th, 2017

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Civilization as we now know it is sustained by an ocean of electrons. Electricity is at the root of nearly everything we do. So what would happen if that ocean evaporated, if that root was severed? This is the crux of Marc Elsberg's Blackout. In it, unknown hackers suddenly take out Europe's power grid, leaving millions in the dark. Authorities race to find the culprits and fix the problem before it’s too late. This is an excellent, fast-paced thriller that will leave you wondering, next time you go to flip a light switch, whether or not it will turn back on.
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ISBN: 9781492654414
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - June 6th, 2017

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Summer is upon us! Whether you’re lazing about on a tropical beach or enjoying a quiet night at home, dive into this novel to follow the exploits of Kvothe the Bloodless, a hero of near-legend in his time. Told from his own point of view, this story is filled to the brim with magic and intrigue. This is a world where monsters, both human and mythical, lurk in the shadows and leap off the page. It's a wonderful book for those new to the fantasy genre or for those steeped in its lore.  

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ISBN: 9780756405892
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: DAW - April 7th, 2009