Tuesday, July 1, 2014

New Arrivals....

In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Honk Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the twenty-one-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agency's widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security and information privacy. As the arguments rage on and the government considers proposals for reform, it is clear that we have yet to see the full impact of Snowden's disclosures.
Now, for the first time, Greenwald puts all the pieces together, recounting his high-intensity ten-day trip to Honk Kong, examining the broader implications of the surveillance detailed in his reporting for The Guardian, and revealing fresh information on the NSA's unprecedented abuse of power with never-before-seen documents entrusted to him by Snowden himself.

At age two, Laura Bridgman lost four of her five senses to scarlet fever. At age seven, she was taken to Perkins Institute in Boston to determine if a child so terribly afflicted could be taught. at age twelve, Charles Dickens declared her his prime interest for visiting America. And by age twenty, she was considered the nineteenth century's second most famous woman, having mastered language and charmed the world with her brilliance. 

Serafina Sullivan, named for angels and a brave Irish prince, is haunted by dreams of her older sister, Lily Rose, a sprite, ethereal beauty who unexpectedly took her own life. A year has past since Lily's death, and now eighteen-year-old Finn and her college-professor father have moved back to Fair Hollow, her father's pretty little hometown alongside the Hudson River. Populated with socialites, hippies, and famous dramatic artists, every corner of this quaint, bohemian community holds bright possibilities - and dark enigmas, including the alluring Jack Fata, scion of the town's most powerful family.
Jack's smoldering looks and air of secrecy draw Finn into a dangerous romance...and plunge her into an eerie world of shadow and light ruled by the beautiful and fearsome Reiko Fata. Exciting and monstrous, the Fata family and its circle of strange, aristocratic denizens wield irresistible charm and glamorous power - a tempting and terrifying blend of good and evil, magic and mystery, that holds perilous consequences for a curious girl like Finn.

These too...
Abroad, by Katie Crouch
Closed Doors, by Lisa O'Donnell
Dylan, by Dennis McDougal
Earth Afire, by Orson Scott Card
Earth Unaware, by Orson Scott Card
Faceoff, by Baldacci, etc.
Fever, by Megan Abbott
Lincoln Myth, by Steve Berry
North to Alaska, by Debbie Macomber
Phantom Instinct, by Meg Gardiner
Phantom of 5th Avenue, by Meryl Gordon
Private LA, by James Patterson
Sally Ride, by Lynn Sherr
Smoke at Dawn, by Jeff Shaara
Target America, by Scott McEwen
Those Who Wish Me Dead, by Michael Koryta

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