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An urgent examination of the human consequences of automation. What kind of world are we building for ourselves? Digging behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, personalized apps and computerized medicine, Carr explores the hidden costs of allowing software to take charge of our jobs and our lives. He draws on science, economics, and philosophy to make a compelling case that the dominant Silicon Valley ethic is sapping our skills and narrowing our horizons.

After bombs rain down on Pearl Harbor, 14-year-old Lucy Takeda and her mother, Miyako, are rounded up--along with thousands of other innocent Japanese-Americans--and taken to the Manzanar prison camp where they endure abuse and harsh living conditions until Miyako makes the ultimate sacrifice.

Teachings on Bodhichitta and the Bodhisattva path have been at the heart of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition for centuries. Drawing on the beloved classic, The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva and many years of personal practice, Pema Chodron leads a retreat on cultivating practical wisdom and selfless compassion that will inspire both the experienced practitioner and the curious novice.

After losing her fiance in a shocking tragedy, Alex Morris accepts a job teaching drama therapy at a last-chance learning community for teens expelled from other schools. Alex soon discovers that discussing the Greek tragedies opens them up, and she develops a rapport with them. But are these tales teaching more than Alex ever intended? And who becomes responsible when these students take the tragedies to heart, and begin interweaving their darker lessons into real life with terrible fury?

Buddhist nun Pema Chodron provides listeners with lessons of hope for dark and painful times. She explains that a hidden ''doorway'' to freedom appears when a person feels there is no way out of hardship, and that just beyond the door is the key to facing difficult circumstances courageously and fully. Listeners learn about the awareness of impermanence, and will learn how to separate themselves from external triggers of anger, fear, and sadness.

Toni Murphy was eighteen when she and her boyfriend, Ryan, were wrongly convicted of the murder of her younger sister. Now she is thirty-four and back in her hometown, working every day to forge and adjust to a new life on the outside. She's doing everything in her power to avoid violating her parole and going back to prison. But nothing is making that easy--not Ryan, who is convinced he can figure out the truth; not her mother, who clearly doubts Toni's innocence; and certainly not the group of women who made Toni's life miserable in high school and may have darker secrets than anyone realizes. Before Toni can truly move on, she must risk everything to find out the truth and clear her name.

Leaving behind an emotionally disastrous childhood in a provincial northern town, budding playwright Luke Kanowski begins a new life in London that includes Paul Driscoll, an aspiring producer who will become his best friend, and Leigh Radley, Paul's girlfriend. Talented and ambitious, the trio found a small theater company that enjoys unexpected early success. Then, one fateful evening, Luke meets Nina Jacobs, a dynamic and emotionally damaged actress he cannot forget.

These teachings and meditation practices, recorded live during a three-day retreat, are based on teachings Pema received from her teacher Chögyam Trungpa. Behind any of the fears that stop us in our tracks lies the most basic fear of all: fear of ourselves and of our encounter with the present moment. Experience Pema's transformative teaching on finding the bravery that lives in you just below the surface of that primal fear.

But sometimes you have to explain the unexplainable, especially if the love of your life needs to understand, or she'll leave you. Jason Schuyler is one of Anita Blake's best friends and favorite werewolves, with benefits. J.J. is his lady love, an old flame from childhood who dances at one of the top ballet companies in New York. She's accomplished, beautiful, and she's crazy about him, too. Neither of them wants to be monogamous, so what could go wrong?

Charlotte Alton is an elegant socialite. But behind the locked doors of her sleek, high-security apartment in London's Docklands, she becomes Karla. Karla's business is information. Specifically, making it disappear. She's the unseen figure who, for a commanding price, will cover a criminal's tracks.

Laurel Herbert married James, Lord Kirkland, as an innocent young girl. When she saw him perform an act of shocking violence, she declared she never wanted to see him again. Now, ten years later, a chance encounter with him turns passionate, with consequences that cannot be ignored.

Mark wants someone to come home to after sea patrols. The woman he has in mind is young, pretty, and very smart. She's a civilian, but she understands life in the navy. And he has a strong sense that life with her would never be boring. But she may be too deep in her work to see the potential in a relationship with him. Gina Gray would love to be married. But a breakup she didn't see coming has her focusing all her attention on what she does best, ocean research.

Rachel Jones wasn't looking for trouble, much less a man, but in Kell Sabin she found both. On a hot summer's night Kell is washed up and barely alive, on a Florida beach and into Rachel's life. Their love blossoms as he recovers from his injuries. But by falling in love with Kell, Rachel has put her own life in danger from the forces that want him dead. Once fate has bought them together, can they learn to live apart?

By the spring of 1945, the once mighty Japanese fleet has been virtually destroyed, leaving them open to invasion. They react by dispatching hundreds of suicide bombers against the Allies. Soon the Allied fleet is losing a major ship a day to kamikazes. One destroyer faces a more pressing issue when the ship's Captain loses his mind under the relentless pressure. The other officers grapple with the results of losing their skipper's guidance, and perhaps the ship itself and everyone on board.

Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges. Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover Vlad has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever--especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her ... Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity. Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust--the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity.

Someone has been trying to poison the Earl of Lislelivet. Since Lord Lislelivet has a gift for making enemies, no one, particularly his wife, finds this too surprising. What is surprising is that the poison was discovered in a fruitcake made and sold by the Handmaids of St. Lucy of Monkbury Abbey. The powerful Lord complains loudly to the local bishop, who asks Father Max Tudor, vicar of Nether Monkslip and former MI5 agent, to investigate.

A boy visits a library on his way home from school. An old man takes the boy hostage and forces him to memorize a large number of books. The boy eventually realizes that the man plans to absorb the information he's memorized by eating his brain. With the help of a strange girl and a man dressed as a sheep, the captive devises an escape plan.

The exploits of Benedict Arnold and his co-conspirator, Major John Andre, are well-known. But few know of the third character in the plot: socialite Peggy Shippen Arnold. Blinded by his young bride's beauty and wit, Arnold does not realize that she is loyal to the British. Nor does he know that she hides a past romance with the British spy John Andre. Together with her former love and her husband, Peggy hatches the plot to deliver West Point to the British and, in exchange, win fame and fortune.

Addie Baum was born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America. Growing up in Boston, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine: a world of short skirts and new opportunities for women. From the one-room apartment she shared with her family, to the library group for girls she joins, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.

In this sensual first entry in her Immortal Guardians series, Dianne Duvall beckons listeners into a world of vampires, immortals, and humans with extraordinary gifts ... where passion can last forever, if you're willing to pay the price.

It's time for Blue Plum's annual historical festival, and everyone is getting in on the action. Expert spinners are being gathered, and a businessman has approached Kath about using the second-floor windows of her store for part of a reenactment. But the reenactment ends in real-life bloodshed when local baker Reva Louise Snapp is shot; with a bullet from a modern-day gun. But there's also talk of a sniper stalking Blue Plum, and Kath's shop is suspected to be the murderer's hideout.

Covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson is close to capturing the most dangerous international nuclear arms dealer: Bhoot, alias the ghost. One of her assets has information about Bhoot's upcoming visit to a secret underground nuclear facility in Iran. But just as Pierson's informant is about to give her the location, they're ambushed by a sniper. Pierson narrowly escapes. Her asset: dead. Pierson enlists all of the Agency's resources to find them.

Visiting an art museum displaying a retrospective of acclaimed photographer Kathy Moran's work, aspiring novelist Stacey Kim is stunned by the photo at the center of the show - the famous 'Woman with a Gun,' which won a Pulitzer Prize and launched the photographer's career. Shot from behind, the enigmatic black-and-white image is a picture of a woman in a wedding dress, standing on the shore at night, facing the sea. Behind her back, she holds a six-shooter.

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