Hon­estly speak­ing

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - BOOKS - Com­piled by ROUWEN LIN The Truth-Teller’s Lie Macrowiki­nomics Our Kind Of Traitor Dark Song The Power Keeper

Author: So­phie Han­nah Pub­lisher: Pen­guin, 362 pages

NAOMI Jenk­ins is a woman of se­crets. She has never told any­one about the ter­ri­ble thing that hap­pened to her three years ago. But old habits die hard and now she is liv­ing with yet an­other se­cret: she is dat­ing the un­hap­pily mar­ried Robert Ha­worth.

When he van­ishes with­out an ex­pla­na­tion, she knows some­thing very bad must have hap­pened to him. But Robert’s wife in­sists he is not missing.

Naomi de­cides to con­vince the de­tec­tives that he is a psy­chopath to get him back. The only catch is that she has to dig up her own trau­matic past to do this. Au­thors: Don Tap­scott and An­thony D. Wil­liams Pub­lisher: Port­fo­lio, 409 pages MASS col­lab­o­ra­tion has changed the way busi­nesses com­mu­ni­cate, com­pete and suc­ceed in the new global mar­ket­place. In this new age, we are al­ter­ing the way our fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions and gov­ern­ments op­er­ate. The health­care, news­pa­per and en­ergy in­dus­tries are chang­ing the way they serve their cus­tomers.

All around the world, busi­nesses, or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­di­vid­u­als are us­ing mass col­lab­o­ra­tion to rev­o­lu­tionise how we work, learn and cre­ate. This book also high­lights or­gan­i­sa­tions that are suc­cess­fully em­brac­ing the prin­ci­ples of wiki­nomics. Author: John le Carré Pub­lisher: Vik­ing, 396 pages DUR­ING a peace­ful vacation in An­tigua, for­mer Ox­ford tu­tor Perry Make­piece and his girl­friend meet Dmitri “Dima” Vladimirovich Kras­nov, a Rus­sian busi­ness­man with a tat­too on his right thumb.

He chal­lenges Perry to a ten­nis match and soon the cou­ple are vis­it­ing with his ex­tended fam­ily. At Dima’s request, Perry con­veys a mes­sage to MI6 in Eng­land that Dima wishes to de­fect.

When Perry and Gail re­ceive a sum­mons from MI6 to a de­brief­ing, they re­alise that Dima is one of the world’s biggest money laun­der­ers and they have been roped into a tan­gle of lies and de­ceit. Author: Gail Giles Pub­lisher: Lit­tle, Brown and Com­pany, 292 pages AMES Ford has a rich, gen­er­ous dad, a happy mother and a cute lit­tle sis­ter. She lives in a big house, goes to a pri­vate school and has plenty of friends. Af­ter Ames’ fa­ther loses his job be­cause he stole from his clients, the fam­ily is forced to start over in a slum-like neigh­bour­hood.

Then she meets Marc, who loves her more than any­thing in the world. He is mys­te­ri­ous, con­fi­dent and car­ries a gun. Sud­denly, Ames is caught in a dan­ger­ous con­flict in which she finds her­self go­ing along with Marc’s plan to kill her par­ents.

But is she pre­pared to com­mit the ul­ti­mate be­trayal against them? Author: Rhonda Byrne Pub­lisher: Atria Books, 247 pages FROM the author of The Se­cret comes a book that re­veals the great­est power in the uni­verse – The Power to have any­thing you want. It teaches you that all it takes is just one thing to change your en­tire life.

It’s all about love: if you love some­thing, you get the love back. You feel good about your­self, and the en­tire world changes for you.

The Power is in­side ev­ery­one and the life of your dreams will be within reach once you learn how to tap into it. Author: Anne Batko Pub­lisher: Ad­van­tage Quest, 255 pages Author: An­drea Gil­lies Pub­lisher: Short Books, 357 pages THIS is a com­pre­hen­sive, easy-to-use ref­er­ence de­signed to help you iden­tify and cor­rect the most com­mon er­rors in writ­ten and spo­ken English. Are you wor­ried that how you write is hold­ing you back at work? Do you fear you are mak­ing er­rors each time you open your mouth to speak?

At the end of each chap­ter is a test to help you re­in­force what you have learned. AN­DREA has a Bed and Break­fast to run, three chil­dren to look af­ter and her fa­ther-in-law, Mor­ris, is phys­i­cally im­paired, though still mo­bile. When the fam­ily moved into their new home, a three-storey Vic­to­rian house in the far north of Scot­land, An­drea’s mother-in-law, Nancy, is al­ready in mid-stage Alzheimer’s.

In this book, she tracks Nancy’s un­rav­el­ling grasp on the ra­tio­nal world and de­scent into dementia’s al­ter­na­tive re­al­ity.

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