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  • The Flip

    The Flip
    av Jeffrey J. Kripal

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658528

    "One of the most provocative new books of the year, and, for me, mindblowing." -Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and How to Change Your Mind"Kripal makes many sympathetic points about the present spiritual state of America. . . . [He…

  • Beyond Uncertainty

    Beyond Uncertainty
    av David C. Cassidy

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137284

    "A fascinating, well-documented biography." --New York Times Book Review "A monumental effort." --New York Review of Books "An excellent piece of science writing...Cassidy does not so much exculpate Heisenberg as explain him, with a transparency tha…

  • The Bear

    The Bear
    av Andrew Krivak

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658702

    LibraryReads Pick!BuzzFeed "Most Anticipated Books of the Year" selectionBuzz Books by Publishers Lunch selectionFrom National Book Award in Fiction finalist Andrew Krivak comes a gorgeous fable of Earth's last two human inhabitants, and a girl's jo…

  • Places of the Heart

    Places of the Heart
    av Colin Ellard

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658009

    Library of Science Book Club selectionDiscover magazine "What to Read" selection "A really great book." --IRA FLATOW, Science Friday "One of the finest science writers I've ever read." --Los Angeles Times "Ellard has a knack for distilling obscure s…

  • A Mathematician's Lament

    A Mathematician's Lament
    av Paul Lockhart

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137178

    "One of the best critiques of current mathematics education I have ever seen."-Keith Devlin, math columnist on NPR's Morning Edition A brilliant research mathematician who has devoted his career to teaching kids reveals math to be creative and beaut…

  • Talking Back, Talking Black

    Talking Back, Talking Black
    av John McWhorter

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658580

    "Superb." -Steven Pinker"An explanation, a defense, and, most heartening, a celebration. . . . McWhorter demonstrates the 'legitimacy' of Black English by uncovering its complexity and sophistication, as well as the still unfolding journey that has…

  • Talking Back, Talking Black

    Talking Back, Talking Black
    av John McWhorter

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658207

    "Superb." --Steven Pinker "In Talking Back, Talking Black, John McWhorter, the maestro at communicating linguistics to the public, succeeds in helping the reader to 'actually hear Black English in a new way,' while hipping linguists to some features…

  • Country of Ash

    Country of Ash
    av Edward Reicher

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137451

    "[Dr. Reicher] lived through the Second World War in Poland, dodging bullets, uprisings and deportations--not to mention betrayal, starvation and airless hideouts--in a manner more reminiscent of a talented outlaw than a mild-mannered dermatologist…

  • Aseroe

    Aseroe
    av Francois Dominique

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658788

    "A singular novel." -Lydia Davis, author of Can't and Won't and Essays One"An exhilarating adventure!" -Alberto Manguel, author of The Library at Night and Fabulous Monsters"Extraordinary. . . . Brings to mind the great mushroom scenes of the film P…

  • Freud's Trip to Orvieto

    Freud's Trip to Orvieto
    av Nicholas Fox Weber

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658269

    "[An] unusual meditation on sex, death, art, and Jewishness. . . . Weber weaves in musings on his own sexual and religious experiences, creating a freewheeling psychoanalytic document whose approach would surely delight the doctor, even if its concl…

  • Invisible Beasts

    Invisible Beasts
    av Sharona Muir

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137802

    International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award LonglistOrion Book Award FinalistO, The Oprah Magazine "Title to Pick Up Now" "An amazing feat of imagination." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Invisible Beasts is a strange and beautiful meditation on…

  • Epigenetics in the Age of Twitter

    Epigenetics in the Age of Twitter
    av Gerald Weissmann

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137390

    "[Weissmann] has emerged in the last three decades as America's most interesting and important essayist. He has achieved this status both epigenetically and through Twitter, word of mouth, so to speak...Much like Susan Sontag, Weissmann likes being…

  • Sergeant Salinger

    Sergeant Salinger
    av Jerome Charyn

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658825

    "Charyn skillfully breathes life into historical icons." -New YorkerJ.D. Salinger, mysterious author of The Catcher in the Rye, is remembered today as a reclusive misanthrope. Jerome Charyn's Salinger is a young American WWII draftee assigned to the…

  • Sergeant Salinger

    Sergeant Salinger
    av Jerome Charyn

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658740

    "Charyn skillfully breathes life into historical icons." -New YorkerJ.D. Salinger, mysterious author of The Catcher in the Rye, is remembered today as a reclusive misanthrope. Jerome Charyn's Salinger is a young American WWII draftee assigned to the…

  • Starlight Detectives

    Starlight Detectives
    av Alan Hirshfeld

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137789

    Julia Ward Howe Award Finalist NBC News "Top Science and Tech Books of the Year" selection Scientific American/FSG "Favorite Science Books of the Year" selection Nature.com "Top Reads of the Year" selection Kirkus Reviews "Best Books of the Year" se…

  • The Jump Artist

    The Jump Artist
    av Austin Ratner

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137154

    The first half of the novel focuses on what is known as "The Austrian Dreyfus Affair," a controversial trial in 1928 when the young Halsman was wrongly convicted to several years in an Austrian Prison for murdering his own father. Several prominent…

  • From the Shadows

    From the Shadows
    av Juan Jose Millas

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658665

    Publishers Weekly "Top 10 Book of the Year" selection"Begins as entertaining slapstick, subtly metamorphoses into fable. . . . As [the narrator's] vivid imaginary world fuses with reality this deceptively ethereal novel advances toward a dark and st…

  • The Fevers of Reason

    The Fevers of Reason
    av Gerald Weissmann

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658320

    "Oliver Sacks, Richard Selzer, Lewis Thomas . . . Weissmann is in this noble tradition." Los Angeles Times"[Weissmann] is a man of wide culture, a captivating and graceful writer." New Yorker"[Weissmann] bridges the space between science and the hum…

  • Mortal and Immortal DNA

    Mortal and Immortal DNA
    av Gerald Weissmann

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137161

    "Once again, Gerald Weissmann, with a firm and easy knowledge of everyone who matters from Auden to Zola, bridges the space between science and the humanities, and particularly between medicine and the muses, with wit, erudition, and, most important…

  • Moss

    Moss
    av Klaus Modick

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658726

    An aging botanist withdraws to the seclusion of his family's vacation home in the German countryside. In his final days, he realizes that his life's work of scientific classification has led him astray from the hidden secrets of the natural world. A…

  • Water, Ice & Stone

    Water, Ice & Stone
    av Bill Green

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137086

    John Burroughs Medal for Distinguished Natural History Book PEN/Martha Albrand Award Finalist"[Green's] prose rings with the elemental clarity of the ice he knows so well." -PEN Awards Committee citationA classic of contemporary nature writing, the…

  • The Wreckage of Eden

    The Wreckage of Eden
    av Norman Lock

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658382

    "[Norman Lock's fiction] shimmers with glorious language, fluid rhythms, and complex insights." --NPRWhen U.S. Army chaplain Robert Winter first meets Emily Dickinson, he is fascinated by the brilliance of the strange girl immersed in her botany les…

  • I Thought I Could Fly

    I Thought I Could Fly

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137093

    "Evocative images, eloquent testimony-a frank and often inspiring exploration of the experience of mental illness."-Peter D. Kramer, author of Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind and Listening to Prozac A tree's bare limbs against a grey sky, a young…

  • Cesare

    Cesare
    av Jerome Charyn

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658504

    "Charyn's blunt, brilliantly crafted prose bubbles with the pleasure of nailing life to the page in just the right words. . . . [Cesare is] provocative, stimulating and deeply satisfying." -Washington PostOn a windy night in 1937, a seventeen-year-o…

  • The Odditorium

    The Odditorium
    av Melissa Pritchard

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137376

    O, The Oprah Magazine "Title to Pick Up Now" & Oprah.com Book of the Week San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year Library Journal Best Stories Collection of the Year "Emotionally rich." --New York Times "Ambitious, lush and even thrilling." --…

  • The Anatomist

    The Anatomist
    av Bill Hayes

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137215

    Bill Hayes pays eloquent tribute to two masterpieces: the human body and the book detailing it. With passion and wit, Hayes explores the significance of 'Gray's Anatomy' and explains why it came to symbolize a turning point in medical history. As a…

  • Pale Faces

    Pale Faces
    av Charles L. Bardes

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137109

    Who would have thought that something so commonplace as iron deficiency would lead to prehistoric ochre, Egyptian amulets, Renaissance alchemy, Victorian projections of maidenhood, and the astrophysical end of everything? Whether mild or deadly, ane…

  • Natural Selections

    Natural Selections
    av David P. Barash

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137055

    "Barash . . . brilliantly integrat[es] science, literature, and pop culture into elegant and insightful commentaries on the most interesting and important questions of our time. A delightful read."--Michael Shermer, author of The Science of Good and…

  • Aaron's Leap

    Aaron's Leap
    av Magdalena Platzova

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137703

    "Told in clear and beautiful prose, Aaron's Leap is a deeply moving portrait of love, sacrifice, and the transformative power of art in a time of brutal uncertainty." --SIMON VAN BOOY, author of The Illusion of Separateness Based on the real-life st…

  • The Cure

    The Cure
    av Varley O'Connor

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137031

    "An old-fashioned novel, in the best sense of that phrase, elegantly wrought, hardheaded, and tenderhearted."-Michael Chabon on A Company of Three "A first novel that soars."-The New York Times on Like China As America emerges from the Depression, t…

  • The Leper Compound

    The Leper Compound
    av Paula Nangle

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137062

    "The Leper Compound will ...remain with the reader long after the book has been closed."-Stuart Dybek, author of I Sailed with Magellan For Colleen, motherless at seven, isolated from her schizophrenic younger sister, illness unleashes the uncanny a…

  • Come on Up

    Come on Up
    av Jordi Nopca

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658801

    "Jordi Nopca's stories, written with clarity and flair, are smart and modern, filled with sharply observed detail. They capture the unease of the times and the flux of contemporary life in Barcelona with wit, wisdom, moments of pure hilarity, and a…

  • The Measure of Darkness

    The Measure of Darkness
    av Liam Durcan

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658047

    Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction WinnerNational Reading Group Month "Great Group Reads" selection"A deft exploration of the heart and mind that offers the pathos of a Sam Shepard play nested within the unreliable storytelling of Christoph…

  • The Polish Boxer

    The Polish Boxer
    av Eduardo Halfon

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137536

    "Elegant" Marie Claire"Funny and revelatory." New York Times Book Review"Deeply accessible, deeply moving." Los Angeles TimesThe Polish Boxer covers a vast landscape of human experience while enfolding a search for origins: a grandson tries to make…

  • Bob Stevenson

    Bob Stevenson
    av Richard Wiley

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658160

    "A witty, roller-coaster ride of uncertain identity set against the gritty certainties of New York City. In compelling, unadorned prose, Richard Wiley gives us a bewitching and ultimately moving tale." --Caryl Phillips, author of A Distant Shore and…

  • Are You Here for What I'm Here For?

    Are You Here for What I'm Here For?
    av Brian Booker

    Pocket - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658122

    "A brilliant debut." --CHARLES BAXTER, author of The Soul Thief and There's Something I Want You to Do The suspense creeps in and takes hold in seven stories about troubled characters grappling with rare illnesses, menacing chance encounters, sexual…

  • Written in Stone

    Written in Stone
    av Brian Switek

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137291

    "Switek seamlessly intertwines two types of evolution: one of life on earth and the other of paleontology itself." Discover Magazine""In delightful prose, [Switek] . . . superbly shows that '[i]f we can let go of our conceit,' we will see the precio…

  • Then They Started Shooting

    Then They Started Shooting
    av Lynne Jones

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137666

    "Remarkable insight and sensitivity ...deepen[s] our understanding of human resilience and how people rebuild their lives from tragic circumstances." --KENNETH ROTH, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch "The stories in this book are eloquently and…

  • Strange Bedfellows

    Strange Bedfellows
    av David P. Barash

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137208

    In The Myth of Monogamy, husband and wife David P. Barash (an evolutionary biologist) and Judith Eve Lipton (a psychiatrist), stunned the public by showing how rare monogamy is in nature. Now, in Strange Bedfellows, they look at the other side of th…

  • Widow

    Widow
    av Michelle Latiolais

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137307

    BELIEVER BOOK AWARD FINALIST"In prose shimmering with intelligence and compassion, Michelle Latiolais dissects the essentials of everyday life to find the heartbeat within." Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones"Widow is a hymn to reverence, simu…

  • Monastery

    Monastery
    av Eduardo Halfon

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137826

    Best Translated Book Award LonglistReader's Digest Great New BookWorld Literature Today Holiday Gift Guide Recommendation "Offer[s] surprise and revelation at every turn." --Reader's Digest "Eduardo Halfon is a brilliant storyteller." --DANIEL ALARC…

  • Mourning

    Mourning
    av Eduardo Halfon

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658443

    International Latino Book Award Winner Edward Lewis Wallant Award Winner Kirkus Prize Finalist Neustadt International Prize Finalist Balcones Fiction Prize Finalist PEN Translation Prize Longlist"A feat of literary acrobatics." --New York Review of…

  • The Poetic Species

    The Poetic Species
    av Edward O. Wilson

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137727

    World Literature Today Editor's Pick "Enchanting...The Poetic Species is a wonderful read in its entirety, short yet infinitely simulating." --MARIA POPOVA, Brain Pickings In this shimmering conversation (the outgrowth of an event co-sponsored by th…

  • The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review

    The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137048

    "A kaleidoscope of creativity ...unsentimental and sometimes unpredictable."-Journal of the American Medical Association Founded just six years ago, Bellevue Literary Review is already widely recognized as a rare forum for emerging and celebrated wr…

  • The Sojourn

    The Sojourn
    av Andrew Krivak

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137345

    The Sojourn, finalist for the National Book Award and winner of both the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and inaugural Chautauqua Prize, is the story of Jozef Vinich, who was uprooted from a 19th-century mining town in Colorado by a family tragedy and r…

  • The Attempt

    The Attempt
    av Magdalena Platzova

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658085

    "The Attempt is historical fiction at its best. Through its narrator's archival approach to his material, the book explores the intimate lives of a pair of fervent idealists, as well as a robber baron and his family. The result is a vivid, poignant…

  • The Surfacing

    The Surfacing
    av Cormac James

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137925

    Oprah.com "Fresh Pick for Your Fall Book-Club Meeting" "Gratifyingly defies expectations." --New York Times Book Review "[A] harrowing Arctic adventure." --Oprah.com "An extraordinary novel, combining a powerful narrative with a considered and poeti…

  • Tacoma Stories

    Tacoma Stories
    av Richard Wiley

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658542

    "Richard Wiley is one of our best writers. These stories satisfy in the way that brilliant short fiction always satisfies; one feels as if one has absorbed the expansive vision and drama of a novel. Read slowly, and I bet you'll want to read again."…

  • Feast Day of the Cannibals

    Feast Day of the Cannibals
    av Norman Lock

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658467

    Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Prize Longlist"[Norman Lock's fiction] shimmers with glorious language, fluid rhythms, and complex insights." -NPRIn the sixth stand-alone book in The American Novels series, Shelby Ross, a merchant ruined by the depression…

  • Science Next

    Science Next

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137185

    "As we turn the page on eight years of cynical science policy in the White House, Science Next is exactly the book we need, with more provocative ideas per ounce than any volume you are likely to read this year."--Michael Pollan, author of In Defens…

  • The Cage

    The Cage
    av Gordon Weiss

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781934137543

    "The Cage is a tightly written and clear-eyed narrative about one of the most disturbing human dramas of recent years. . . . A riveting, cautionary tale about the consequences of unchecked political power in a country at war. A must-read." --Jon Lee…

  • A Road Unforeseen

    A Road Unforeseen
    av Meredith Tax

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942658108

    "This is the book I've been waiting for--only it's richer, deeper, and more intriguing than I could have imagined. A Road Unforeseen is a major contribution to our understanding of feminism and Islam, of women and the world, and gives me fresh hope…