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Hot Reads in the Cold Town

Dec 5, 2008 2:38 PM | 0 comments

The trees might almost be bare, but our shelves are full of new reads for your enjoyment this winter. Here’s what you can find this month:

 

NONFICTION

 

Death from the Skies! These Are the Ways the World Will End . . .
by
Philip Plait, PhD

An upbeat look at all the ways the universe could end, from cosmic disasters to hostile aliens. The probability of each is calculated, while teaching many lessons in astronomy and physics.

 

Nightshift NYC

by Russell Leigh Sharman, Cheryl Harris Sharman & Corey Hayes

An examination of the social atmosphere of workers that are on duty while most people sleep, from cab drivers to hospital workers to bodega owners.

 

The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation

by Jonathan Hennessey; illustrated by Aaron McConnell

Using illustrated storytelling, this book explores the Constitution, article by article, amendment by amendment, to get at the meaning, background and enduring relevance of the law of the land.

 

FICTION

 

Kieron Smith, Boy

by James Kelman

A coming-of-age story about two brothers growing up in a rough Glasgow neighborhood. One, considered the “smart one,” overshadows the other, who is seen as simple.

 

Night Work

by Thomas Glavinic

One day in Vienna, Jonas wakes to find that humans and animals have vanished without warning. As he searches for any life form, he begins to lose his grasp on reality.

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