What a lovely day for a #BookBday!
HOUSEGIRL by Michael Donkor
One of Library Journal’s Best Summer 2018 Debuts! Three adolescents—two Ghanaian “housegirls” and the daughter of wealthy immigrants—must come to terms with themselves and the secrets they have kept from each other in this powerful debut novel. “Donkor’s dense descriptions of life in Ghana and London capture the dazzling disorientation of a young village girl on her own. Compelling female characters abound; it’s surprising to discover a young male writer who so successfully inhabits a female point of view.” — Library Journal, starred review
THE DISORDERED MIND: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves by Eric R. Kandel
One of Publishers Weekly’s Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018! A Nobel Prize–winning neuroscientist’s probing investigation of what brain disorders can tell us about human nature. “Kandel’s clear and straightforward writing makes this informative scientific exploration accessible and compelling to both medical practitioners, researchers, and general readers interested in how the mysteries of human nature arise from the physical matter of the brain.” — Library Journal
THE SHADOW PRESIDENT: The Truth About Mike Pence by Michael D’Antonio & Peter Eisner
In this landmark biography of our current Vice President, Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael D’Antonio and Emmy-nominated journalist Peter Eisner reveal that Mike Pence is the most important and powerful Christian Right politician America has ever seen. Driven as much by theology as personal ambition, Pence is now positioned to seize the big prize – the presidency – and use it to fashion a nation more pleasing to his god and corporate sponsors. “Producing a biography of a living, controversial politician is always difficult. D’Antonio and Eisner have succeeded in this well-documented, damning book.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
AMERICAN FIX: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis — and How to End It by Ryan Hampton
Former White House staffer Hampton, who was an opioid user for 10 years, shares his story of recovery, provides a comprehensive guide to understanding the national opioid crisis, and offers an agenda for how to address it. “A solid contribution to the debate surrounding not just the facts of drug addiction, but also the larger implications, societal, political, and economic.” — Kirkus Reviews
STYGIAN by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The newest Dark-Hunter novel from #1 New York Times bestseller Sherrilyn Kenyon, STYGIAN is the follow-up to her wildly successful novel STYXX, telling the story of Urian—Styxx’s son.