Far-fetched yet poignant, “Big Machine” is an epic combination of crazy characters and loopy plotlines that will have readers laughing.
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Lise Eliot lays out the strengths and weaknesses of both sexes in a refreshingly clear and accessible how-to book aimed at today’s parents.
In this surprising indictment of positive thinking, Barbara Ehrenreich criticizes American optimism, linking it to such phenomena as the Iraq War and the economic recession.
Richard Dawkins faces his critics head-on in “The Greatest Show on Earth,” which sweeps Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” into the 21st century.
World-famous primatologist Frans de Waal discovers evidence of human empathy in his book “The Age of Empathy.”
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Politicians are exposed in “Game Change,” Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s juicy amalgam of White House gossip and scandalous stories.
In “News of the World,” Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Levine shifts effortlessly between verse and prose.
“Never-Ending Birds” by David Baker covers all the topics that make great poetry with sweeping Midwestern landscapes and stories of childhood, loss, and new loves.
Lucia Perillo echoes Sylvia Plath in “Inseminating the Elephant,” a collection of poems that blend tragedy with wit and humor.
In “That Old Cape Magic,” Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo tackles the age-old fear of turning into one’s parents.