Bill Clinton has penned Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World (Knopf $24.95). The former President draws upon his many travels, and his service, to give many examples of how ordinary people can make a difference. Giving is described as an inspired call to action. He made an appearance today on Oprah.
Sebastian Faulks, the author of Birdsong and On Green Dolphin Street, has a new novel, Engleby (Doubleday $24.95), a first person narrative, who may or may not be deceiving us about his involvement in the disappearance of his classmate.
Widely admired Edwidge Danticat’s new memoir, Brother, I’m Dying (Knopf $23.95), describes the relationship of her father and her Uncle Joe, a Haitian preacher, who is forced to abandonHaiti, only to run into roadblocks from the U.S. Government.
Ira Flatow, host of NPR’s Science Friday, has delivered Present at the Future: From Evolution to Nanotechnology, Candid and Controversial Conversations on Science and Nature (Collins $24.95). I think the title says it all!
Tree of Smoke (Farrar, Straus, Giroux $27.00), the new novel about Vietnam by Denis Johnson, received a rave review in this week’s New York Times Sunday Book Review, as well as by NPR’s Alan Cheuse on today’s All Things Considered.
New books reissued in paperback include Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai’s memoirs Unbowed (Anchor Books $14.95); Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Purple Hibiscus, latest novel, Half of a Yellow Sun (Anchor $14.95) explores the Biafran struggle for independence from Nigeria in the late 1960’s; and Jane Hamilton’s When Madeline Was Young(Anchor Books $13.95) tells the tale of a young wife who suffers a debilitating bicycle accident.
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