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Dorothy Canfield Fisher

If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.

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Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Week of September 14, 2015

Releases for the week of September 14th include Lauren Oliver's adult debut, ROOMS, a tale of family, ghosts, secrets and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising and moving ways; ON IMMUNITY, a provocative examination by Eula Biss, who addresses our fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what may be in our children's air, food, mattresses, medicines and vaccines; and 'TIL THE WELL RUNS DRY by Lauren Francis-Sharma, a multigenerational, multicultural saga that sweeps from the 1940s through the 1960s in Trinidad and the United States.

Week of September 7, 2015

Releases for the week of September 7th include BETRAYED, Lisa Scottoline's return to the Rosato & Associates law firm, in which maverick lawyer Judy Carrier takes the lead in a case that's more personal than ever; DR. MUTTER'S MARVELS by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, a mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country’s most famous museum of medical oddities; and YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS UP, the entertaining and insightful memoir of sportscaster Al Michaels, who interweaves the story of his life and career with lively firsthand tales of some of the most thrilling events and fascinating figures in modern sports.

Week of August 31, 2015

Releases for the week of August 31st include THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER, a collection of contemporary stories from Hilary Mantel that revolve around dislocation and family fracture, whimsical infidelities and sudden deaths with sinister causes; EDGE OF ETERNITY, the final volume in Ken Follet's Century Trilogy, which follows the fortunes of five intertwined families as they make their way through the 20th century; and YES PLEASE, a rich and varied collection of stories, lists, poetry (Plastic Surgery Haiku, to be specific), photographs, mantras and advice courtesy of "SNL" and "Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler.

Evan Esar

Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings.

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Evan Esar

September 1, 2015

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of August 31st and September 7th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.

Dan Heist

When you realize you've made a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm.

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Dan Heist

Billie Jean King

A perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility.

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Billie Jean King, about tennis

Robert Louis Stevenson

In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be the gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy.

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Robert Louis Stevenson

Simone Weil

Imagination and fiction make up more than three-quarters of our real life.

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Simone Weil