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 November 400CP Is Missing"November 400CP Is Missing"
by Anderson Harp

The PT Chevron Pacific Gulfstream banks toward the north after lifting off from the international airport at Kuala Lumpur. The oil-exploration team has reason to celebrate: The new oil field outside of Minas will be the biggest reserve in the history of Indonesia. But suddenly the jet drops abruptly, then turns sharply west on a path similar to that of a well-known commercial airliner from the recent past, descends through radar coverage . . . and disappears.

 Marine lieutenant colonel and D.A. Will Parker hears from the wife of a former Marine buddy. Her husband is gone. The FBI and CIA are of little help, but it's an assignment Will can't refuse. Purchase at

 Held in Slumber"Held in Slumber"
by Angela Parish

Will rest find you tonight? Gary, a high school art teacher, suffers from insomnia. For ten years he's been keeping the struggle alive for his missing sister Kelly, who disappeared without a trace. With the help of an experimental pill, he finds a dangerous connection between the living and dead -- caught in the clutches of his drug-induced dreams and corrupting him with visions of what really happened. Will the clues be enough?

Meanwhile, an FBI agent follows the tracks of a serial killer, and the closer he gets, the more intense Gary's dreams become. What he uncovers about Kelly disappearance and the person responsible for it is more than anyone could have imagined. Purchase at

Three Groundbreaking Jewish Feminists"Three Groundbreaking Jewish Feminists"
by Sharon Leder

Three groundbreaking secular Jews -- women's historian Gerda Lerner, feminist Surrealist artist Susana Wald, and global ambassador Ruth W. Messinger -- respond with Jewish universal values to conflicts worldwide, from the Nazi Holocaust to 21st century genocides. Their lives raise the question: Is simultaneous commitment possible both to Jewish continuity and to helping non-Jewish strangers in need? Their lives illustrate how Jewish particularism exists to teach universalism.

For Jews and non-Jews, this book illuminates how universal values drive three women to become public about Jewish identity because they view the purpose of Jewish life to be alleviating inequity and suffering of all people. Purchase at

The X Factor of Employee Engagement"The X Factor of Employee Engagement"
by Demi Gray

Demi Gray has dedicated much of her career to studying what makes employees tick and motivates them to optimum performance. This book takes readers through six key principles that serve as a frame of reference for attaining employee motivation: leadership influence, management support, applicable resources, flexibility and autonomy, recognition and proper compensation. The book is written for leaders who care about healthy workplace cultures, collaborative work environments, and committed team members."

 Says one reader, "The author is raising lots of valid points and important views on employee engagement and why it's beneficial in the workplace. I look forward to using this book as a team-building tool." Purchase at

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