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Hieroglyph: Stories and Blueprints for a Better Future
Neal Stephenson
Ukraine: Zbig's Grand Chessboard & How the West Was Checkmated
Natylie Baldwin, Kermit D. Larson
The Girl on the Train: A Novel
Paula Hawkins
Our Souls at Night: A novel
Kent Haruf
Above the Waterfall
Ron Rash
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Stephen King
Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction
Cathy Whitlock
The Homicide Report: Understanding Murder in America
Jill Leovy
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Erik Larson
The Gods of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Other Side of Desire: Four Journeys into the Far Realms of Lust and Longing - Daniel Bergner What if you were wired to have sexual desires that were considered odd, bizarre, maybe even criminal? Bergner looks at four people whose needs are not like yours and mine. While living in a garden variety marriage, one man finds true sexual fulfillment only with women’s feet. The Baroness is a rare female sadist, who offers her masochist slaves, servants and clients far more than they can find anywhere else. A child molester struggles with his forbidden desires. A photographer is attracted to amputees. We get a close up look at these four people. Were they born the way they are? Were their predilections the result of nature, nurture, specific chemical interactions while they were in vitro? Bergner talks with caregivers and researchers looking for insight. What is normal? This is a fascinating book that treats an out-there subject respectfully and offers us a window into the challenges faced by people who are truly different? Or are they?