We live in a world that places significant importance and value on achieving the highest levels of personal, social, and professional performance. In Think Excellence: Harnessing Your Power to Succeed Beyond Greatness ($22.95), Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick presents nine power principles that can lead to an understanding and an appreciation of your full potential—all in order to achieve high levels of excellence while challenging your ability, capacity, and willingness to strive for greater heights. Think Excellence was born of a concept used to help motivate others to create a mindset that assesses individual and collective potential that encourages the pursuit of consistent improvement. It's also a call to think beyond self imposed limitations; to think boldly, creatively, tactically, and strategically. The challenge here is to stretch your potential, your capabilities, your imagination, and your capacity, in the hope of excelling toward a point of maximum potential.
Perla Correa grew up a privileged only child in Buenos Aires, with a cold, polished mother and a straitlaced naval officer father, whose profession she learned early on not to disclose in a country still reeling from the abuses perpetrated by the deposed military dictatorship. Perla understands that her parents were on the wrong side of the conflict, but her love for her papá is unconditional. But when Perla is startled by an uninvited visitor, she begins a journey that will force her to confront the unease she has suppressed all her life, and to make a wrenching decision about who she is, and who she will become. Perla (Knopf, $25.95) by Carolina de Robertis is a coming-of-age story, based on a recent shocking chapter of Argentine history, about a young woman who makes a devastating discovery about her origins with the help of an enigmatic houseguest.