"This surprising sequel to Lee’s famous To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) ..reprises the fortunes of several of the original characters and allegedly deepens our understanding of the upright Atticus Finch as a man of the South."
“O’Farrell’s stories about her close calls with death convey the fears, frights, and forebodings that came with them [and] collectively reveal the possibility of the human spirit to get us through the most serious and persistent challenges to our being.”
"Like the protagonist, Burstow is a daughter of survivors….One of her agendas in this novel is to reveal the effect of trauma on subsequent generations. Another agenda is feminist, in its recounting of the past and in the on-going travails of the present…"
"The thematic kernel of Mukherjee’s narrative, homeostasis, draws scrutiny not only to the experiences of individual bodies but the systems and institutions that heal them, to the material environments in which fragile bodies are cared for, repaired, and rehabilitated."
"This is a gripping, informative, and well-researched book about human blood. An accomplished journalist, George describes many current issues, provides historical background, and speculates on future technologies, such as replacement of blood by other fluids."
"Kate Walbert’s recent book, His Favorites, is a compact 149 page novella that seems to be a direct outgrowth of the #MeToo movement, a work consciously addressed to women who have experienced sexual abuse from those who have power over them."
"Kurt Eichenwald shares his experiences living with epilepsy in an electrifying narrative….The psychological and emotional impact of living with a chronic and unpredictable illness is front and center."
“Mustering a combination of data and insights from the domains of history, archeology, genetics, biology, paleobiology, economics, and sociology, among others, Harari weaves an organized narrative that attempts to answer the questions of who we are and how we got here.”