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Mercury: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062437518
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 6th, 2017

At some point in our lives, we have all been blind, or know someone personally effected by blindness.  The story of Mercury, by Margot Livesey, is told by Donald, an ophthalmologist, and his life now without his father, a wife in love with a horse, and an experience that will change their lives forever.

Physical blindness, and metaphorical blindness play key roles in Donald’s life, and the lives around him.  Jack, Donald’s friend, is newly physically blind, wrestling with his new life and experiences.  Donald, in is metaphorically blind to his wife’s obsession and unexpected turns dealing with a horse, Mercury.

This raw, eye opening, novel pushes the bounds of the human experience and how our observance of our life, and the lives around us, impact each other’s in remarkable ways.  A man, his wife, a blind friend, a gun, and a horse. This book will open your eyes to more than you can read on a page.


If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812989144
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Published: Random House - June 6th, 2017

In this captivatingly real journey, Alan Alda recounts his experiences as he learns and teaches better ways for scientists, and everyone, to communicate effectively.  Alda’s witty voice resonates throughout the adventure as he not only narrates, but shows what he is teaching in his writing.  Any fan of Alan Alda, theatre, modern science, or communication will love this book.  It’s the perfect blend of lesson, humor, and insight; delving into a world, that has until recently, has been left uncharted.  If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating is a must read.  You might be surprised by what you learn. -Erica