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Nanny Returns: A Novel

Nanny Returns: A Novel

AUTHOR: Emma McLaughlin

GENRE: Fiction

Nan revisits 721 Park, home of the moneyed but morally bankrupt Xs, and the boy she guiltily left behind in their inept care in this smart and sassy sequel to “The Nanny Diaries.” And though Nan has grown up a bit, married Harvard Hottie Ryan and traveled the world, the plight of the rich and stupid continues, as does Nan’s new crusade to save former charge Grayer and his younger brother Stilton, renovate a crumbling East Harlem mansion and stick it out at a soulless Manhattan private school. Outcomes are deeply uncertain, though Nan is nothing if not a natural-born cheerleader: I know what I’m worth. Because I care for these kids, I do, right down to my toes, she says of her young charges in and out of school. There’s still one fear, however - whether she’ll ever be able to make the leap from nanny to mommy.

-Publishers Weekly

Fallen

AUTHOR: Lauren Kate

GENRE: Literature & Fiction

There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce - and goes out of his way to make that very clear - she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret ... even if it kills her.

-From the publisher

The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers

AUTHOR: Richard McGregor

GENRE: Political Science

In “The Party,” Richard McGregor delves deeply into China’s inner sanctum for the first time, showing how the Communist Party controls the government, courts, media and military, and how it keeps all corruption accusations against its members in-house. Despite its global impact, the CPC remains a deeply secretive body, hostile to the law, unaccountable to anyone or anything other than its own internal tribunals. It is the world’s only geopolitical rival of the United States, and is steadfastly poised to think the worst of the West. -From the publisher

The MBA Oath: Setting a Higher Standard for Business Leaders

AUTHOR: Max Anderson

GENRE: Business

In the wake of the 2008 recession, MBAs quickly became the world’s favorite punching bag. After all, shouldn’t we be able to count on our top financial minds to prevent this kind of widespread collapse?

In May 2009, just weeks before he graduated from Harvard Business School, Max Anderson asked himself the same question and decided that it was up to him and his fellow newly minted MBAs to take action. He led a group of students in creating the MBA Oath, a code of conduct and a touchstone to guide business professionals through every decision they make in their careers. Since then, the oath has received worldwide media attention, and the movement it has created is already having a profound effect on the way people think about business as a profession.

-From the publisher

WAR

AUTHOR: Sebastian Junger

GENRE: Military

In his breakout best seller, “The Perfect Storm,” Sebastian Junger created “a wild ride that brilliantly captures the awesome power of the raging sea and the often futile attempts of humans to withstand it” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Now, Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat - the fear, the honor and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley.

-From the publisher

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