Best novels for this fall

    The Blind: A Chilling Psychological Suspense by A.F. Brady, Park Row Books, US $26.99, Pp 416, September 2017, ISBN 978-0778330875

     Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller, William Morrow, US $25.99, Pp 384, September 2017, ISBN 978-0062685346

    Samantha James enjoys a great reputation as the best psychologist at Typhlos, Manhattan’s most challenging psychiatric institution. But, she suffers from a savior complex as she is more interested in saving others than herself. Although this savior complex helps her help her patients, …

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    A bar cart for everyone and sixty cocktail recipes

    The Art of the Bar Cart: Styling & Recipes by Vanessa Dina, Ashley Rose Conway, Chronicle Books, US $22.95, Pp 144, September 2017, ISBN 978-1452158952

    If you like entertaining people often or just like to have a quiet drink every now and then, bar carts are key décor pieces. You can incorporate them into your home in as many ways as there are spaces to put them. And it is not just about the cocktails; a bar cart is a …

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    Revamping the office of coroner

    The Education of a Coroner: Lessons in Investigating Death by John Bateson, Scribner, US $27.00, Pp 320, August 2017, ISBN 978-1501168222

    The office of coroner is an important public office and the death certificate issued by this office is one of the most important documents in the United States. Still, the nation has failed to evolve national standards for this office. In The Education of a Coroner, John Bateson studies the office of coroner in the Marin County, California, …

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    The secret behind the success of the Alabama football program

    4th and Goal Every Day: Alabama’s Relentless Pursuit of Perfection by Phil Savage and Ray Glier, St. Martin’s Press, US $26.99, Pp 336, August 2017, ISBN 978-1250130808

    If you are a football fan, you must have asked yourself at least once, “What is the essential element of the Alabama football program that makes it so successful?” This is a question most football fans ask themselves or others. In 4th and Goal Every Day, Phil Savage gives his short answer …

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    “Very few mosques in the world remain untouched [by Saudi Islam]”

    A Sinner in Mecca: A Gay Muslim’s Hajj of Defiance by Parvez Sharma, US $16.95, Pp 330, August 2017, ISBN 978-1944648374

    “You have no idea how many rich Saudi fuckers come here,” Babak said, “We Beirutis fuck well. The Saudis? They walk around like they are so butch, but once naked they are all bottoms.” This is how author and filmmaker Parvez Sharma’s new book, A Sinner in Mecca, starts. Babak was the twenty-something founder of ‘Arabian Bears,’ who …

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    In defense of President Donald Trump

    Rogue Spooks: The Intelligence War on Donald Trump by Dick Morris, Eileen McGann, St. Martin’s Press/All Points Books, US $27.99, Pp 288, August 15, 2017,  ISBN 978-1250167866

    A well-planned coup d’etat by the Intelligence/Media complex is underway. Will President Trump survive these conspiracies? He can, but only if we realize what is going on and move to resist and to stop it. In Rogue Spooks, Dick Morris and Eileen McGann argue that the plot is in the tradition of …

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    Editor’s picks: Novels

    The Burning Girl: A Novel by Claire Messud, W. W. Norton & Company, US $25.95, Pp 256, August 2017, ISBN 978-0393635027

    The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, US $26.00, Pp 272, August 2017, ISBN 978-0544750333

    Friend Request by Laura Marshall, Grand Central Publishing, US $26.00, Pp 384, September 2017, ISBN 978-1478948513

    Julia and Cassie went to the nursery school together and have been close friends ever since. They shared everything. Both wished to escape the stifling …

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    A ray of hope for Alzheimer’s patients

    The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline by Dale Bredesen, Avery, US $27.00, Pp 320, August 2017, ISBN 978-0735216204

    Alzheimer’s disease is the only one of the America’s ten most common causes of death for which there is no effective treatment. Some 75 million Americans carry the ApoE4 gene written in their DNA. Alzheimer’s is one of the two reasons that make Alzheimer’s a dreadful disease. In The End of Alzheimer’s, Dale Bredesen …

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    America’s flawed justice system

    Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption by Benjamin Rachlin, Little, Brown and Company, US $27.00, Pp 400, August 2017, ISBN 978-0316311496

    Willie J. Grimes, a law-abiding citizen with no record of violence, was wrongly convicted of first-degree rape and convicted to a life sentence in the summer of 1988. Ghost of the Innocent Man is the story of his quarter-century-long journey to freedom which came because of the relentless efforts of Christine Mumma, a …

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    Dangers of uninhibited technological advancement and social Darwinism

    The Massacre of Mankind: Sequel to The War of the Worlds by Stephen Baxter, Crown Publishers, US $27.00, Pp 496, August 2017, ISBN 978-1524760120

    G. Wells is the creator of two of the most revolutionary ideas in the science fiction; time travel and alien invasion of the Earth. These two ideas were presented in The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds respectively. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, first published in 1897, has been one of the …

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