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When a stranger called & other stories

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An anthology of short stories by 13 Kenyan writers. The book covers different themes – murder, revenge, sex, marriage, workplace relationships, romantic relationships, drugs, etc – all summarised into one: HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS.

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  • In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lacklustre freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theatre called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in a professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves-and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest.

    Now ninety-five years old and telling her story, at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life – and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. At some point in a woman’s life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time, she muses. After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is. Written with powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other.

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  • Abundantly illustrated with examples from history, including the folly and genius of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher, Shaka the Zulu to Lord Nelson, Hannibal to Ulysses S. Grant, as well as movie moguls, Samurai swordsmen, and diplomats, each of the thirty-three chapters outlines a strategy that will help you win life’s wars. Learn the offensive strategies that require you to maintain the initiative and negotiate from a position of strength, or the defensive strategies designed to help you respond to dangerous situations and avoid unwinnable wars. The great warriors of battlefields and drawing rooms alike demonstrate prudence, agility, balance, and calm, and a keen understanding that the rational, resourceful, and intuitive always defeat the panicked, the uncreative, and the stupid. An indispensable book,  The 33 Strategies of War provides all the psychological ammunition you need to overcome patterns of failure and forever gain the upper hand.

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  • Rules to Break, book by Richard Templar

    A personal code for living your life your way.

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  • A diverse steamy enemies to lovers romance from BookTok sensation Ana Huang.

    Gorgeous, cocky, and fast on his way to becoming a hotshot doctor, Josh Chen has never met a woman he couldn’t charm―except for Jules Ambrose.

    The beautiful redhead has been a thorn in his side since they met, but she also consumes his thoughts in a way no woman ever has.

    When their animosity explodes into one unforgettable night, he proposes a solution that’ll get her out of his system once and for all: an enemies with benefits arrangement with simple rules.

    No jealousy.

    No strings attached.

    And absolutely no falling in love.

    ***

    Outgoing and ambitious, Jules Ambrose is a former party girl who’s focused on one thing: passing the attorney’s bar exam.

    The last thing she needs is to get involved with a doctor who puts the SUFFER in insufferable…no matter how good-looking he is.

    But the more she gets to know him, the more she realizes there’s more than meets the eye to the man she’s hated for so long.

    Her best friend’s brother.

    Her nemesis.

    And her only salvation.

    Theirs is a match made in hell, and when the demons from their past catch up with them, they’re faced with truths that could either save them …or destroy everything they’ve worked for.

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    Meditations  is perhaps the only document of its kind ever made. It is the private thoughts of the world’s most powerful man giving advice to himself on how to make good on the responsibilities and obligations of his positions.

    Aurelius stopped almost every night to practice a series of spiritual exercises—reminders designed to make him humble, patient, empathetic, generous, and strong in the face of whatever he was dealing with. It is imminently readable and perfectly accessible. You cannot read this book and not come away with a phrase or a line that will be helpful to you the next time you are in trouble. Read it, it is practical philosophy embodied.

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  • The Unmarked Grave and Other Stories is a collection of mostly factual stories and a few fictitious ones handed down to me by my late grandmother. Though fictional, there’s a clear lesson that’s still applicable in our modern day society. All other factual stories eg The Wingless Butterfly, Killed by Love and Holier Than Thou happened in the author’s life and environment. The author’s keen eye and ear are always on the ground, and therefore, by documenting all those unfortunate events requires the society to acknowledge them and act on them to get an amicable solution.
    Everyone is sure to relate to one or two stories either directly or indirectly. The choice of diction is relatively simple and downright accurate and descriptive. Once you embark on reading the text, you will not be able to put the book down.

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