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Summer Reads: New Books of Interest

 

There's so much out there to read. This month we recommend trying one of the titles below.

The Human Body

God's Hotel : A Doctor, A Hospital, And A Pilgrimage To The Heart Of Medicine by Victoria SweetGod's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine by Victoria Sweet. I have been looking forward to reading this book since I heard the author speak on NPR. She mentioned our current attempt to "fix" everything that is wrong with the human body, as if we are a car and can replace parts and how much she learned by working with patients who can't be "fixed".

Deliciously Paris

Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) by Amy Thomas.

The Best American Science And * Nature Writing.It's about two of my favorite topics: Paris, and sweets! What's not to like?

On the Cutting-Edge of Science

The Best American Science Writing 2011, edited by Rebecca Skloot and Floyd Skloot. Commitment is low with a collection, there's a good chance you'll learn something useful, and this year the work includes the essay "Gut bacteria in Japanese people borrowed sushi-digesting gene from ocean bacteria." How can that not be interesting?

Wild : From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl StrayedBack to Nature

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. For those who want to know what it's like to spend a summer hiking a thousand miles through the Sierra Nevada and Cascades, but don't want to actually do the hiking.

Perla by Carolina De Robertis

Fiction Set in Buenos Aires

Perla by Carlina De Robertis: The author brings a passionate and compelling story that is guaranteed to keep you from putting the book down.

 


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This is another case in which the Atherton contributors include: Veronica, Will, Maeve, DeAnn, and Carine.

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