Category: Talk

Titles related to “Let’s Talk About It” discussions


Spirited Offerings

June 5, 2017 |
Publishers have rediscovered wine this year, with several very drinkable offerings, including Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker and In Vino Duplicitas by Peter Hellman (due out in July). Cork Dork is billed as “a wine-fueled Keep Reading »

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

April 17, 2017 |
With only a library book as his guide, fourteen-year-old William changed his life forever. William Kamkwamba used junk parts and an amazing imagination to build the windmill he read about for his Malawian village, harnessing Keep Reading »

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

March 6, 2017 |
How does a poor, southern tobacco farmer buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago become immortal? Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Henrietta Lacks’s cells were taken without her Keep Reading »

Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

February 27, 2017 |
 The New York Times-bestselling author of How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World (and host of the PBS show by the same name) returns to explore how we made world-changing innovations Keep Reading »

How to Hygge Like You Mean It

February 13, 2017 |
Hygge is a warm, cozy corner for your soul. Pronounced hue-gah, hygge is a Danish way of life that includes enjoying ordinary, everyday moments and making the simple special and beautiful. Whether it’s making a Keep Reading »

A Real Life Indiana Jones

January 16, 2017 |
Douglas Preston’s new book, The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story, follows his adventures searching for a legendary lost city in the jungle. Preston traveled deep into the rain forests of Mosquitia Keep Reading »

Magic Around Us: The Hidden Life of Trees

January 1, 2017 |
Meet Peter Wohllenben, the German forest ranger and scientist who wants us  to know what’s happening all around us, beneath our feet and over miles of unseen connections between trees.   The Hidden Life of Keep Reading »

Honoring Our Veterans

November 7, 2016 |
There have been a number of new books in the past few years about the experiences of our soldiers on active duty and as they return home. The titles cover the reality of nonfiction and Keep Reading »

The roots of man from Tom Wolfe

October 31, 2016 |
Years ago, Tom Wolfe began his writing career as a journalist before going on to become a bestselling author of fiction. In this slim volume, Wolfe returns to his roots with a fast-paced, paradigm-shifting argument that Keep Reading »

With the Internet at our fingertips, do we still need to know things?

October 10, 2016 |
“The average American is shockingly ignorant about almost everything,” claims William Poundstone. More people know who Khloe Kardashian is than who Rene Descartes was. Most can’t find Delaware on a map, correctly spell the word Keep Reading »