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CHRIS GUILLEBEAU, Author of THE ART OF NON-CONFORMITY at the Rockit Room(7 days)
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by Margarita Karapanou
Sadly unappreciated in the U.S., Karapanou's three translated novels (Kassandra and the Wolf, Rien ne va plus, and Sleepwalker) form one of the most interesting bodies of work in modern literature. Bitingly honest, acutely aware of the limits of language and human relationships, and yet, for their complexity, told in a simple, almost fairy-tale like manner, Karapanou's latest work to be translated proves once again that their are voices to be listened to outside of our typical range of hearing. Highly recommended.
Edited by Harriet Elinor Smith
An appropriately oversized book (and just the first volume!) for an oversized personality, the long-awaited (100 years to be exact) Autobiography of Mark Twain arrives just in time for settling down for some serious - in a manner of speaking - winter reading. Full of Twain's signature wit, irreverence, and sarcasm, this is a book for anyone interested in one of the great American writers - and personalities.
by Maira Kalman
Maira Kalman's new book, based on her year-long blog for the New York Times, is an inquiry into the line from the Declaration of Independence which grants every man, and ostensibly every American, the right to pursue happiness. Kalman's attitude toward the past, present, and future of our country is refreshingly positive without being naive, and her signature artistic style is as charming as ever. This is a beautiful, optimistic, and thought-provoking book about Americans, famous and otherwise, and their relentless pursuit of happiness.
Each month, we present a new book that we enthusiastically recommend. Really enthusiastically recommend. This month's selection is again endorsed by multiple Green Applers -- here's Pete's "shelf-talker". Buy it now and thank us later.
Convincing you to buy a book about the history of cancer and the search for its prevention and cureis either going to be easy or very hard. For those already interested, all I will add is that The Emperor of All Maladies is expertly researched, clearly narrated, and hopeful, if realistic. It's everything you hope for in a non-fiction narrative. For those not interested at first glance, I just have to say that this is one of the most compelling non-fiction books I've read in years. A page-turner chock full of scientists, discovery, failure, "victims," genomics, politics, moral quandaries and a persistently evasive disease that will, alas, afflict one in three American women and one in two American men in their lifetimes. Knowledge is power, right? Get your knowledge here. This book is fantastic (and totally readable for the curious layperson without being dumbed down). My highest personal recommendation.
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