Today’s spotlight kicks off the week with some fierce women who took the business world by storm. UNCANNY VALLEY: A Memoir by Anna Wiener From stuck, broke, and looking for meaning, to working at a big-data startup in Silicon Valley, Anna Wiener now tells her story as a woman in Silicon Valley’s startup culture. “Equal […]
Happy Friday, friends! We're looking forward to lovely fall weather and a good book to curl up with this weekend.
It all starts with today's #FridayReads:
Talia is currently captivated by
WHERE THE MOON ISN'T by Nathan Filer
Nathan Filer's experience as a psychiatric nurse is woven into his debut novel about two brothers: one who goes missing and the other who doesn't quite come back. Booklist said WHERE THE MOON ISN'T is a “deeply affecting and insightful in its account of mental illness" and Kirkus Reviews called it “A haunting story about how to mourn when the source of your grief will never go away.” Library Journal gave it a starred review: "VERDICT: In this very assured debut, performance poet and mental-health nurse Filer shows that he knows what he's writing about. It should prove catnip to book group participants (especially those who loved Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and will appeal to anyone looking for a serious (but not ponderous) story that's impossible to put down." Available from St. Martin's Press on November 5.
Anne is getting a lesson in military politics from
BREACH OF TRUST by Andrew Bacevich
Bestselling author Bacevich examines the growing divide between America’s soldiers and the society that sends them off to war, arguing that national defense has become morally and financially unsustainable. Publishers Weekly gave BREACH OF TRUST a starred review and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow praised the book's argument in the Sept. 8 New York Times Book Review: "Bacevich dismantles the warrior myth we civilians and politicians so enjoy worshipping from afar, and replaces that idol with flesh and blood, vulnerable humans, who deserve better than the profligate, wasteful way in which we treat them." Available from Metropolitan Books on September 10.