Books | January 2020

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Dear Edward
By Ann Napolitano (Dial Press)
Twelve-year-old Edward is the sole survivor of a plane crash. In his new home he makes a startling discovery: Hidden in the garage are letters from the relatives of the other passengers, addressed to him. Edward confronts some of life’s profound questions: How do we make the most of the time we are given? And what does it mean to truly live?
Processed Cheese
By Stephen Wright (Little, Brown)
A bag of money drops out of the sky, literally, into the path of Graveyard, a cash-starved citizen. He and his wife are finally able to have everything they’ve always deserved. Of course, the owner of the bag is searching for it, and will do whatever is necessary to get it back. These new riches change everything—and nothing at all.


Successful Aging
By David J. Levitin (Dutton)
Using research from developmental neuroscience and psychology, Levitin shows that 60-plus years is a unique developmental stage that—like infancy or adolescence—has its own demands and distinct advantages. The author reveals resilience strategies and practical, cognitive enhancing tricks everyone should do as they age.
Sizing People Up
By Robin Dreeke and Cameron Stauth (Portfolio)
Through his experience as a behavior analyst with the FBI, Dreeke was forced to develop a knack for reading people—their intentions, their capabilities, their desires, and their fears. He shares his six-step system that helps predict anyone’s future behavior based on their words, goals, and patterns of action.