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Summer is already over too soon but Diwan Bookstore has the perfect new releases to keep you entertained and not miss the summer sun and beach too much. Diwan Bookstore

1. First Person Singular

By Haruki Murakami

Is this a memoir, or is it fiction? The reader decides. This being said, this collection holds all of Murakami’s most significant writing characteristics at their best! The eight stories in this new book are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator.

From memories of youth, meditations on music, and an ardent love of baseball, to dreamlike scenarios and invented jazz albums, together these stories challenge the boundaries between our minds and the exterior world. Diwan Bookstore

2. The Lost Apothecary

By Sarah Penner

Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives.

But the apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries.

Meanwhile, in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary’s, and not everyone will survive. Diwan Bookstore

3. HBR Guide to Work-Life Balance

By Stewart D. Friedman, Peter Bregman, Daisy Dowling, Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Diwan BookstoreEvery day we juggle the many components that fill our lives. Between work and family commitments, volunteer work, hobbies, and managing physical and mental health, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and or to feel like we’re letting someone down or neglecting some aspect of our lives. But we can find ways to honor all of our commitments without collapsing.

4. Brainstorm – The Power and Purpose of The Teenage Brain

By Daniel J. Siegel MD

Diwan BookstoreBetween the ages of twelve and twenty-four, the brain changes in important and, at times, challenging ways. In Brainstorm, Dr. Daniel Siegel busts a number of commonly held myths about adolescence—for example, that it is merely a stage of “immaturity” filled with often “crazy” behavior.

According to Siegel, during adolescence, we learn vital skills, such as how to leave home and enter the larger world, connect deeply with others, and safely experiment and take risks. Diwan Bookstore

Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Siegel explores exciting ways in which understanding how the brain functions can improve the lives of adolescents, making their relationships more fulfilling and less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.

5. Positive Parenting: Raising Healthy Children from Birth to Three Years

By Alvin Eden

It takes more than common sense to raise a healthy, happy and bright child. The first three years of life are crucial to a child’s proper development. With the right information and advice, parents can help to assure their child’s future success and happiness.

This unique and easy-to-follow book teaches parents how they can encourage their young child’s physical, emotional, and intellectual development, from infancy to their third birthday. Diwan Bookstore

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