2013.12.2 NEW ARRIVALS
AUTHOR: Helen Fielding
Bridget Jones is back. In Helen Fielding’s hotly anticipated new novel, Bridget faces a few rather pressing questions. What do you do when your girlfriend’s 60th birthday party is the same day as your boyfriend’s 30th? Is it better to die of Botox or die of loneliness because you’re so wrinkly? Is it wrong to lie about your age when online dating? Does the Dalai Lama actually tweet or is it his assistant? Is it normal to get fewer followers the more you tweet? Is sleeping with someone after two dates and six weeks of texting the same as getting married after two meetings and six months of letter writing, as in Jane Austen’s day?
AUTHOR: Jason Fried and David Hansson
PUBLISHER: Crown Business
GENRE: Business and Investing
The “work from home” phenomenon is thoroughly explored in this illuminating new book from best-selling 37signals founders Jason Fried and David Hansson, who point to the surging trend of employees working from home (and anywhere else) and explain the challenges and unexpected benefits. Most important, they show why - with a few controversial exceptions such as Yahoo - more businesses will want to promote this new model of getting things done.
AUTHOR: Timothy Keller
PUBLISHER: Dutton Adult
GENRE: Religion and Spirituality
New York Times best-selling author Timothy Keller - whose books have sold millions of copies to both religious and secular readers - explores one of the most difficult questions we must answer in our lives: Why is there pain and suffering?
“Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering” is the definitive Christian book on why bad things happen and how we should respond to them. The question of why there is pain and suffering in the world has confounded every generation; yet there has not been a major book from a Christian perspective exploring why they exist for many years. The two classics in this area are “When Bad Things Happen to Good People” by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, which was published more than 30 years ago, and C. S. Lewis’s “The Problem of Pain,” published more than 70 years ago. It’s time for a new perspective, and who better to tackle this complex subject than Keller?