Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures (2016)

2017-01-03T11:22:08-05:00

“There was virtually no aspect of twentieth-century defense technology that had not been touched by the hands and minds of female mathematicians.” HarperCollins, 2016 That might not come up in math class at school, but it's evident on every page of Hidden Figures. "What I wanted was for

Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures (2016)2017-01-03T11:22:08-05:00

Summer Reading To-Do List for Stormy Days (3 of 4)

2015-08-21T11:53:29-05:00

Such good reading this summer, so far. In other respects, perhaps mine has not been the most productive summer. But it all depends what one puts on a to-do list, doesn't it! What if your to-do list was all about the books in your stacks? Cormorant Books, 2015 For

Summer Reading To-Do List for Stormy Days (3 of 4)2015-08-21T11:53:29-05:00

Sarah Hall’s The Wolf Border (2015)

2015-07-03T09:27:42-05:00

It's an old term, 'wolf border', from the Finnish language: susiraja. The boundary betweent the capital region and the rest of the country: everything which lies beyond the border is wilderness. HarperCollins, 2015 Certainly Rachel does have to explain a lot about her scientific work with wolves beyond the

Sarah Hall’s The Wolf Border (2015)2015-07-03T09:27:42-05:00

Joseph Luzzi’s In a Dark Wood (2015)

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Phyllis Rose took a year to read Proust and wrote her "memoir in real time". More recently, Rebecca Mead revisited Middlemarch and she, too, wrote a memoir which examined her own life in that context. In Tolstoy and the Purple Chair, Nina Sankovitch plunged into the classic Russian's work as part

Joseph Luzzi’s In a Dark Wood (2015)2015-06-16T15:56:14-05:00

Katja Rudolph’s Little Bastards in Springtime (2014)

2017-07-24T15:12:31-05:00

In 1992, Jevrem lived through the siege of Sarajevo and Katja Rudolph’s novel considers the impact of such trauma, which extends far beyond national borders. He develops fervent opinions and beliefs based on his early experiences and the events witnessed in his family, ensuing losses and severences. HarperCollins, 2014

Katja Rudolph’s Little Bastards in Springtime (2014)2017-07-24T15:12:31-05:00
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