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.
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.
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.