Book of the Week

  1. A Golden Age
    by Tahmima Anam

    In her deeply moving debut novel, Anam tells the story of a young widow who becomes embroiled in the violent political turmoil in 1971 that transforms a brutal Pakistani civil war into a fight for the death for Bangladeshi independence.

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  2. The Elephant's Secret Sense: The Hidden Life of the Wild Herds of Africa
    by Caitlin O'Connell

    From an internationally renowned field scientist comes this fascinating story of her unexpected discovery of a "secret" new mode of elephant communication. This unforgettable journey takes readers into the wilds of Africa where naturalists do their difficult work in a troubled land.

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  3. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
    By Oliver Sacks

    In Musicophilia, Sacks investigates the medical effects—positive and negative—of listening to music. He does so in a manner somewhere between scholarly and weird, using amazing stories to validate his theories and illustrate how important music appreciation can be. Whether talking about a disabled man who has memorized 2,000 operas or children whose ability to learn Mandarin Chinese has given them perfect pitch, Sacks offers tales that will fascinate any music lover.

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  4. White Oleander
    by Janet Fitch

    When a woman murders a former lover and is imprisoned for life, her daughter must navigate a new reality--that of a series of foster homes, each its own universe, each with its own limits and dangers.

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