Calla L. Staff Picks


 

The Gene: An Intimate History Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781476733524
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 2nd, 2017

I never thought a book about science and specifically genes could be so beautifully written. Mukherjee weaves his family history with the history of the gene in such a way that makes this a surprisingly easy and enjoyable read.

-- Calla


Our Endless Numbered Days Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941040010
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Published: Tin House Books - March 17th, 2015

If you've read My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent, pick up Claire Fuller's Our Endless Numbered Days. It's a similar story with an abusive father-daughter relationship and descriptions of nature, but Fuller's story is more nuanced and I'd say superior.

-- Calla


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Nation Books - August 15th, 2017

This is an intense book, well researched, well written and extremely relevant to current events.  Kendi makes the reader confront their understanding of race, its history and one's own racial thinking. Everyone should read it.

-- Calla