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:
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.
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.
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.
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.