Egypt Today’s weekly book corner brings you the latest from the literary world
French Women Don’t Get Facelifts by Mireille Guiliano
In the natural sequel to her international bestseller French Women Don’t Get Fat, Mireille Guiliano tackles the delicate subject of aging — showing how women of forty and beyond can ‘attack’ the upcoming decades with attitude and style. Witty, perceptive and bursting with Mireille’s personal experiences, the book covers everything from skincare secrets and fashion tips to the role of relationships and the importance of relaxation. The path to aging elegantly lies in lifestyle choices and attitude adjustments rather than Botox and collagen fillers. After all, while American, Brazilian and Chinese women lead global cosmetic surgery figures, French women don’t even make the Top Ten.
Ripper by Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende—the New York Times bestselling author whose books, including Maya’s Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, and Zorro, have sold more than 57 million copies around the world—demonstrates her remarkable literary versatility with Ripper, an atmospheric, fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco.
The Jackson women, Indiana and Amanda, have always had each other. Yet, while their bond is strong, mother and daughter are as different as night and day. Indiana, a beautiful holistic healer, is a free-spirited bohemian. Long divorced from Amanda’s father, she’s reluctant to settle down with either of the men who want her—Alan, the wealthy scion of one of San Francisco’s elite families, and Ryan, an enigmatic, scarred former Navy SEAL.
While her mom looks for the good in people, Amanda is fascinated by the dark side of human nature, like her father, the SFPD’s Deputy Chief of Homicide. Brilliant and introverted, the MIT-bound high school senior is a natural-born sleuth addicted to crime novels and Ripper, the online mystery game she plays with her beloved grandfather and friends around the world.
When a string of strange murders occurs across the city, Amanda plunges into her own investigation, discovering, before the police do, that the deaths may be connected. But the case becomes all too personal when Indiana suddenly vanishes. Could her mother’s disappearance be linked to the serial killer? Now, with her mother’s life on the line, the young detective must solve the most complex mystery she’s ever faced before it’s too late.
Age Sex Location by Melissa Pimentel
A hilarious and refreshingly honest foray into modern dating, Age, Sex, Location is Bridget Jones’ Diary for HBO’s Girls generation. The last thing twenty-eight-year-old Lauren is looking for is love, so why do the men she’s dating assume she’s searching for The One? With men running for the hills, Lauren takes drastic action and turns her love life into an experiment, vowing to follow the advice of a different dating guide every month. From releasing her inner siren to swearing off sex completely, Lauren will follow The Rules and play The Game, all with the help of her disapproving best friend and her newly loved-up housemate. But as she searches for the holy grail of no-strings sex minus the heartache, Lauren soon realizes that dating is more complicated than just swiping right – and that the things you run from tend to always catch up with you…
Uncovering Happiness by Elisha Goldstein
The Power of Now meets Change Your Brain, Change Your Life in Elisha Goldstein’s new book, that — in seven simple steps — shows you how to take back control of your mind, your mood and your life. Uncovering Happiness uses cutting-edge mindfulness and self-compassion techniques along with innovations in neuroscience to release natural antidepressants in the brain. Most of us believe when we’re depressed that our situation is hopeless. That’s a mistake, Dr. Goldstein reassures us. The secret to overcoming depression and uncovering happiness is in harnessing our brain’s own natural antidepressant power and ultimately creating a more resilient antidepressant brain.
Flashes of Thought by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
If you thought it was worth hearing the insights of a man at the head of a major corporation or who has turned around a disaster-prone technology company, here’s a new level. This book is packed with ideas for governance, leadership and life from the man behind the city that’s home to the world’s tallest tower, largest mall and two million people from 220 nationalities – backed by the world’s busiest airport and the biggest manmade seaport on earth. This is Dubai and its ruler, Sheikh Mohammed. And these are his inspirations for leadership and success.
Invisible by James Patterson
Everyone thinks Emma Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emma has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her nightly recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emma’s ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison ‘Books’ Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected. That is, until Emma finds a piece of evidence he can’t afford to ignore. More murders are reported by the day – and they’re all inexplicable. No motives, no murder weapons, no suspects. Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes?
Science of Interstellar by Kip Thorne
Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie’s jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as the science adviser on the film and then moves on to the science itself. In chapters on wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much more, Thorne’s scientific insights—many of them triggered during the actual scripting and shooting of Interstellar—describe the physical laws that govern our universe and the truly astounding phenomena that those laws make possible.