Shawn's Staff Picks

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Old Man and the Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684801223
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Published: Scribner - May 5th, 1995

I began reading Hemingway with one of his first books, A Farewell to Arms (released in 1929), and thought him to be an excellent storyteller.  Next I read this one (published in 1951) and saw a master craftsman had emerged in those two decades that had passed.  I was not surpised to learn this book also won him a Pulitzer; it's truly unique.

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The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living (The Happiness Institute Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062658807
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Published: William Morrow - January 17th, 2017

Hygge: the Danish Art of well-being, focuses on the joys of cozy living and the spending of meaningful time with friends and family, leading to a life of fulfillment and happiness.

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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom Cover Image
ISBN: 9781878424310
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Published: Amber-Allen Publishing - November 7th, 1997

Timely wisdom for today's mixed-up world.

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Green-Light Your Book: How Writers Can Succeed in the New Era of Publishing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631528026
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Published: She Writes Press - June 14th, 2016

An insider's view on the current and future state of publishing and how to capitalize on its ever-evolving landscape.