Here are May’s Capitol Book Club submissions! We thought it’d be nice to share with the community so you can find a new book to read and learn a little about our staff! Enjoy!
Jennifer Friedline, CHH MBF Branch Manager is reading…
Three bodies in a beautiful and luxurious bedroom.
Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago’s chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Alongside Detective Kate Fenton, Billy’s tempestuous, adrenaline-junkie partner, there’s nothing he wouldn’t sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant state’s attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself-who suspects Billy isn’t the cop he claims to be. They’re about to be linked by more than their careers.
One missing black book.
A horrifying murder leads investigators to an unexpected address-an exclusive brothel that caters to Chicago’s most powerful citizens. There’s plenty of incriminating evidence on the scene-but what matters most is what’s missing: the madam’s black book. Now with shock waves rippling through the city’s elite, everyone’s desperate to find it.
Chicago has never been more dangerous.
As everyone who’s anyone in Chicago scrambles to get their hands on the elusive black book, no one’s motives can be trusted. An ingenious, inventive thriller about power, corruption, and the power of secrets to scandalize a city-and possibly destroy a family-The Black Book is James Patterson at his page-turning best.
Ian Redlich, CHH ATX DPT is reading…
What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.
While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.
Mariann Diaz, CHH ATX Intake Supervisor is reading…
Discover the linkage between motivation and accomplishment from the world’s most motivational speaker. Take your success to new heights with this renewable source of motivation. Listen to it often and it will change your life.
Melisa Arnette, CHH ATX Administrator is reading…
A Pulitzer Prize-winning doctor reporter and author of War Hospital reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center after Hurricane Katrina destroyed its generators to reveal how caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions without essential resources Reprint A best-selling book On the NYT list of 10 Best Books of 2013.
Erin DeMoss, Events & Advertising Coordinator is reading…
Desperate to find a new place to live, Emma stumbles across One Folgate Street. It is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But the enigmatic architect who designed the house insists that she abide by a long list of exacting rules. The space is intended to transform its occupant – and it does… Since a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start, and One Folgate Street seems like the rental opportunity of a lifetime. After moving in, she learns of the mysterious death of Emma, the previous tenant – and begins to wonder if her own story will be a rerun of that of the girl before. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, her present and Emma’s past become inexorably entwined…
Jeff Quade, HR Director is reading…
A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC’s Hardball.With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews shared a new look of one of America’s most beloved Presidents and the patriotic spirit that defined him. Now, with Bobby Kennedy, Matthews returns with a gripping, in-depth, behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the great figures of the American twentieth century. Overlooked by his father, and overshadowed by his war-hero brother, Bobby Kennedy was the perpetual underdog. When he had the chance to become a naval officer like Jack, Bobby turned it down, choosing instead to join the Navy as a common sailor. It was a life changing experience that led him to connect with voters from all walks of life: young or old, black or white, rich or poor. They were the people who turned out for him in his 1968 campaign. RFK would prove himself to be the rarest of politicians-both a pragmatist who knew how to get the job done and an unwavering idealist who could inspire millions. Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Matthews pulls back the curtain on the public and private worlds of Robert Francis Kennedy. He shines a light on all the important moments of his life, from his early years and his start in politics to his crucial role as attorney general in his brother’s administration and his tragic run for president. This definitive book brings Bobby Kennedy to life like never before and is destined to become a political classic.
Scott Ford, Director of Operations is reading…
In 2017, several of my close friends died in rapid succession. It was a very hard year, as it was for many people.
It was also a stark reminder that time is our scarcest, non-renewable resource.
With a renewed sense of urgency, I began asking myself many questions.
To find answers, I reached out to the most impressive world-class performers in the world, ranging from wunderkinds in their 20s to icons in their 70s and 80s. No stone was left unturned.
This book contains their answers—practical and tactical advice from mentors who have found solutions. Whether you want to 10x your results, get unstuck, or reinvent yourself, someone else has traveled a similar path and taken notes.
No matter your challenge or opportunity, something in these pages can help.
Among other things, you will learn:
• More than 50 morning routines—both for the early riser and those who struggle to get out of bed.
• How TED curator Chris Anderson realized that the best way to get things done is to let go.
• The best purchases of $100 or less (you’ll never have to think about the right gift again).
• How to overcome failure and bounce back towards success.
• Why Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton believes that the best art will always be the riskiest.
• How to meditate and be more mindful (and not just for those that find it easy).
• Why tennis champion Maria Sharapova believe that “losing makes you think in ways victories can’t.”
• How to truly achieve work-life balance (and why most people tell you it isn’t realistic).
• How billionaire Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz transformed the way he engages with difficult situations to reduce suffering.
• Ways to thrive (and survive) the overwhelming amount of information you process every day.
• How to achieve clarity on your purpose and assess your priorities.
Lynn Browning, CHH MBF Business Development Liaison is reading…
Whether you’re a college student on the verge of entering the world of medical marketing, a seasoned marketer transitioning into the field of healthcare, or simply someone curious about the latest marketing trends, Home Health Marketing has something for you.
Brimming with anecdotes, statistics, practical tips, and immediately actionable steps, author and professional home health marketer Jerry Shults shares his years of experience in the business like he’s having a sit-down conversation with you.
Starting with the basics, Shults takes you step by step through the process of understanding and building your career in home health marketing. But he doesn’t stop there. Knowing from experience the importance of not only getting new clients, but also developing regular clients, he provides follow-up strategies and describes how customer relationship management (CRM) software can help you maintain your client base. Shults even shares some of his mistakes to help you see the importance of being professional and preserving good relationships within the industry.
Learn how to be financially successful and emotionally prepared for the long game with Home Health Marketing: Play to Win.
Angela Campos, CHH SA Alternate Director of Nursing is reading…
Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption.
When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.
An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love, and redemption, Gabriel’s Inferno is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man’s escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible–forgiveness and love.