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Belonging: The Key to Transforming and Maintaining Diversity, Inclusion and Equality at Work
by Kathryn Jacob, Sue Unerman and Mark Edwards
Various studies show that the most successful and productive senior management teams are those which are truly diverse and eclectic. While there has been a clear shift in attitudes, actual progress towards more inclusive workspaces has been excruciatingly slow and, in some cases, has ground to a halt. Belonging is the call to action to battle discrimination, harassment, pay gaps, structural racism, and patriarchy at every level of the workplace.
The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias: How to Reframe Bias, Cultivate Connection, and Create High-performing Teams
by Pamela Fuller & Mark Murphy; with Anne Chow
Meant for every manager who wants to understand and move past their own preconceived ideas, this book explains that bias is the result of mental shortcuts and our likes and dislikes, and is a natural part of the human condition. This book provides more than 30 unique tools, such as a prep worksheet and a list of ways to reframe your unconscious thoughts.
The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist
by Anthony M. Amore
Born into extreme wealth, Rose Dugdale abandoned her life as an Oxford-trained PhD to join the cause of Irish Republicanism. In 1974, she led a gang into the opulent Russborough House in Ireland and made off with millions in prized paintings.This is Rose Dugdale’s story, from her idyllic upbringing in Devonshire and her presentation to Elizabeth II as a debutante to her university years and her eventual radical lifestyle. Her life of crime and activism is at turns unbelievable and awe-inspiring, and sure to engross readers.
Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking with Fruit
by Abra Berens
Fruit is not just for eating out of hand, baking into a pie, or preserving into a jam or jelly. Here are 95 recipes for 22 fruits in sweet and savory preparations, each featuring the acidity, sweetness, color, and texture of different fruits. Pulp, like beloved author Abra Berens’s award-winning first and second cookbooks, Ruffage (on vegetables) and Grist (on grains, beans, and legumes), is written with the same highly approachable structure and recipe style
So, I’m Autistic: An Introduction to Autism for Young Adults and Late Teens
by Sarah O’Brien
O’Brien provides insights into what to do after diagnosis and how to approach and navigate the process of informing those in your life, from your family and friends to your teachers or manager at work. Utilizing her own experience of feeling lost after diagnosis and navigating all of the ‘firsts’ of adolescence and young adulthood, Sarah provides an honest and friendly voice to guide you through it all. Intelligent and clearly-written, this is the fact-led and information-rich resource that will answer your questions about autism, introduce you to your new community and set you up to thrive as an autistic adult.
Bright Young Women
by Jessica Knoll
Masterfully blending elements of psychological suspense and true crime, Jessica Knoll delivers an exhilarating thriller in Bright Young Women. The book opens on a Saturday night in 1978, hours before a soon-to-be-infamous murderer descends upon a Florida sorority house with deadly results. Across the country, Tina Cannon is convinced her missing friend was targeted by the man newspapers refer to as the All-American Sex Killer—and that he’s struck again. Determined to find justice, the two join forces as their search for answers leads to a final, shocking confrontation.
by Rebecca Ross
After centuries of sleep, the gods are warring again. But eighteen-year-old Iris Winnow just wants to hold her family together. Her mother is suffering from addiction and her brother is missing from the front lines. Her best bet is to win the columnist promotion at the Oath Gazette. To combat her worries, Iris writes letters to her brother and slips them beneath her wardrobe door, where they vanish—into the hands of Roman Kitt, her cold and handsome rival at the paper. When he anonymously writes Iris back, the two of them forge a connection that will follow Iris all the way to the front lines of battle.
Yellowface: A novel
by R.F. Kuang
Authors June Hayward and Athena Liu were supposed to be twin rising stars. But when June witnesses Athena’s death in a freak accident, she acts on impulse: she steals Athena’s just-finished masterpiece, an experimental novel about the unsung contributions of Chinese laborers during World War I. So what if June edits Athena’s novel and sends it to her agent as her own work? Doesn’t this piece of history deserve to be told, whoever the teller? With its totally immersive first-person voice, Yellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media.
Promise: A novel
by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
New England, 1957. The Kindred sisters grew up with an abundance of love. Love from their parents and love for their adopted hometown of Salt Point, a beautiful village perched high up on coastal bluffs. But as the girls hit adolescence, their maturing bodies and minds start to change the way their white neighbors see them. And as the news from elsewhere fills with calls for freedom, equality, and justice for Black Americans, the white villagers of Salt Point begin to view the Kindreds as a threat to their way of life.
The Eden Test
by Adam Sternbergh
Seven Days. Seven Questions. Forever Changed. That’s how The Eden Test, a week-long getaway, advertises itself for couples in trouble. And that’s what Daisy has signed up for, in the hopes of saving her marriage. It’s a tall order, seeing as her husband Craig plans on leaving her for another woman. In fact, his bags are packed in the back of the car as he drives to the cabin in the woods in upstate New York. But spending time together is nice and Craig enjoys the solitude of the cabin, the nearby lake, and the apple orchard. But Craig doesn’t know that Daisy, one of the best actresses no one has ever heard of, has her own secrets.
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