Spotlight on Current Topics, People, and Trends (7/21/20)

A dazzling portrait of art, politics, and hidden realities + a timely analysis of scientific research + an insider story of one of the most iconic bands and drummers in the ’70s and ’80s + the biography of a beloved TV host + details of the most accomplished woman in American politics = this current events and trends spotlight.

NATURAL HISTORY by Carlos Fonseca

2 starred reviews!

“An odd assemblage of characters moves across time and space in Costa Rican novelist Fonseca’s latest intellectual puzzler…A treat for fans of Cortázar, Bolaño, and other adepts of the literary enigma.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“The various characters’ perspectives blur the line between memory and fantasy, and their charm will keep readers along for the very intricate ride. Fonseca’s innovative puzzle box of a novel packs a powerful punch.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

SCIENCE FICTIONS: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth by Stuart Ritchie

2 starred reviews!

“An uncompromising examination of the collision between the ideals of science and the realities of scientific publishing. Highly recommended for popular science readers curious about what lurks behind science headlines.”–Library Journal, starred review

“An unnerving yet much-needed analysis of why so many scientists publish nonsense…A timely, hair-raising must-read.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

REMAIN IN LOVE: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina by Chris Frantz

“Frantz’s absorbing, vivid book will reward Talking Heads fans and those interested in the postpunk and 1980s music scene.”–Library Journal

WHO IS ALEX TREBEK?: A Biography by Lisa Rogak

“Rogak’s heartfelt portrait acknowledges Trebek’s numerous contributions to the game show genre and masterfully illustrates how and why he remains a treasured entertainment icon.”–Booklist

THE HUNTING OF HILLARY: The Forty-Year Campaign to Destroy Hillary Clinton by Michael D’Antonio

“‘Unprecedented in American history’ is how journalist and writer D’Antonio (A CONSEQUENTIAL PRESIDENT, 2017) describes the four-decade siege against Hillary Rodham Clinton, an all-out effort to demonize a diligent and accomplished woman dedicated to the public good… This galvanizing exposé will stand as a key resource in the study of sexism and politics.”–Booklist

NATURAL HISTORY by Carlos Fonseca; 9780374216306; available now.
SCIENCE FICTIONS: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth by Stuart Ritchie; 9781250222695; available now.
REMAIN IN LOVE: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina by Chris Frantz; 9781250209221; available now.
WHO IS ALEX TREBEK?: A Biography by Lisa Rogak; 9781250773661; available now.
THE HUNTING OF HILLARY: The Forty-Year Campaign to Destroy Hillary Clinton by Michael D’Antonio; 9781250154606; available 7/28/20.

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