Friday, June 22, 2007

New books in the store

I'm taking a break from engineering work today to put in some new books into the store. There is no rhyme or reason to the selection of books today. These are just some interesting titles that I've recently found.

The Writer's Quotebook: 500 Authors on Creativity, Craft, and the Writing Life

From William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway to Doris Lessing and Joyce Carol Oates, more than five hundred published writers put pen to paper on what the literary life is all about.

Ending Aids: Shots in the Dark: The Wayward Search for an AIDS Vaccine
It so easy to forget the AIDS epidemic in America. The media has all but dropped it as a topic since the medicines that have developed here have been so effective in prolonging healthy seeming life. But there was a time when the urgency was felt and there was a race on for a vaccine. This is the companion book to the PBS mini-series called Ending AIDS: The Search for a Vaccine. There was a moment there when the vaccine seemed so close that we began human testing. This is a fascinating story of medicine, risk-taking, and the desperate search for a cure.

Toussaint Louverture: A Biography by Madison Smartt Bell
Toussaint Louverture has achieved mythical status among the peoples of the Caribbean. He was the leader of the first and only successful slave rebellion in the western hemisphere -- on Haiti. The fate of Haiti determine so much of what happened to the revolution in America. This is the first comprehensive biography of this very important figure in new world history.

On Chesil Beach: A Novel by Ian McEwan

A novel of remarkable depth and poignancy, McEwan has caught with understanding and compassion the innocence of a newly married couple--both virgins--in 1962, when marriage was presumed to be the outward sign of maturity and independence.


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