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One of our favorite ways to discover new books is by checking out staff recommendations at local independent booksellers, so we thought it would be fun to create an ongoing blog series that features recommendations from the New World Library publishing team. Senior Editor Jason Gardner kicks it off with this glowing recommendation of And There Was Light by Jacques Lusseyran.
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I was thrilled to acquire publication rights last year to And There Was Light, a classic but little-known memoir originally published in 1963. I was wowed by Jacques Lusseyran’s brilliant voice and his buoyant embrace of life, no matter the challenges he faced.
Here are five reasons you should read it:
Welcome to 2015!
Now that you’re here, let’s take a look around and see what you brought with you to this point in your life.
Your stuff, your activities, the people in your life, and the ways you see the world are all here with you. We’re going to look them over and see what you’d like to bring with you on your trip in 2015. We’re going to sort out the things that feel like dead weight and won’t be used.
We are fresh into 2015 armed with a bunch of resolutions or at the very least an optimistic attitude that this will be “our best year yet.” We vow to exercise more, get a better job, meditate regularly, fall in love, or find a different way to handle our stress. But does this really do us any good? Most of us start the new year with the greatest of intentions, yet by March (or even the second week of January) we may not find ourselves so resolved. We revert back to old patterns and beat ourselves up for not sticking to our resolutions. Could there be a better way to set ourselves for 2015 without ending up with an Expectation Hangover?