A little STEM, a little SCI FI, a Senator Sasse, and a little saucy lady on this #pubday!
“This contribution to the literature of idea development is significant in that it provides practical guidelines along with timely observations. Combined with the already fervent emphasis on STEM (or STEAM, as the case may be) in today’s curriculum, this title will prove to be sustaining and relevant.” — Booklist
“Fascinating… His work imparts an invigorating sense of discovery and of hope for a more innovative, compassionate, and collaborative future.” — Publishers Weekly
A WELL-BEHAVED WOMAN: A Novel of the Vanderbilts
by Therese Anne Fowler
2 starred reviews!
“As accomplished as its subject, redoubtable socialite and women’s suffrage crusader Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, Fowler’s engrossing successor to 2013’s Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, again showcases her genius for seeing beyond the myths of iconic women. Though the novel’s lavish sweep and gorgeous details evoke a vanished world, Fowler’s exploration of the way powerful women are simultaneously devalued and rewarded resonates powerfully.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Watching Fowler’s heroine vanquish the gatekeepers and minions who stand in her way is nothing short of mesmerizing.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
THE CONSUMING FIRE
by John Scalzi
“Another fast-paced romp through Scalzi’s imagination, bearing hallmarks of his humorous slant on sf tropes.” — Library Journal
“Scalzi writes, as always, in a lively, occasionally flamboyant style, and his characters are, despite the fact that they live in the far-flung future, as real and human as anyone you’d meet in the here and now. Scalzi once again demonstrates why he is one of the most popular SF novelists currently writing.” — Booklist
Also available in this series:
THEM: Why We Hate Each Other––and How to Heal
by Ben Sasse
“U.S. Senator Sasse (R-Nebraska) looks at our political divisiveness today and sees the cause as the destabilization of local communities, with our traditional “tribes” of family, friends, and work failing and no new tribes taking their place. He’s got solutions to offer.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert