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The Adult Readers' Blog
My view is that if your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson
Find out what the universe has to offer by checking out the reboot of the classic book and television series, Cosmos by Sagan. Is Neil deGrasse Tyson replacing Sagan as the new Mr. Universe? He demoted Pluto and is the author some great books. He also wrote the introduction to the new edition of Cosmos and is the host of the new series. He gets my vote. Brains and humor are an unbeatable combination in my book.
Brian Greene is one of my other candidates. He's the author of many excellent and mind-blowing books. Don't miss the chance to attend online classes at World Science U –FOR FREE! Brian Greene is teaching classes there.
Last but not least, is Alan Lightman. Alan Lightman is the author of an old favorite, Einstein's Dreams. I'm currently enjoying his new book The Accidental Universe.
The envelope, please…and the winner is…!
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"The Shoemaker's Wife" by Adrianna Trigianni
A novel about Italian immigrants and their lives in northern Italy as well as in America in the early 1900s. Enza and Ciro meet on a moonlit night in the cemetery of Sant'Antonio da Padova in Schilpario, Italy when they are just teenagers. They go their separate ways to new lives in America but they never quite leave behind their beautiful homeland. The descriptions are magically vivid and although it is a love story of sorts, it's also a powerful testimony on the strength of the human spirit and the importance of family.
"The Last Chinese Chef" by Nicole Mones
Charming book about a food writer who travels to China seeking the truth of a paternity claim against her deceased husband. In addition she receives an assignment to interview the owner of a new restaurant opening in Beijing. She soon discovers the restaurant owner is one of ten finalists for the Chinese Cultural Olympics too. These two story lines, the paternity claim and the preparation for the culinary contest, are woven throughout the book. This will be appealing to lovers of Chinese food, romance, and anyone who enjoys historically accurate cooking.
"Gold" by Chris Cleave
The themes of Gold are love, sacrifice and choices - on an Olympic scale. The author takes on track cycling, one of the toughest of the cycling venues. He wrote this a year before the London Olympics, so it has a very current vibe. The two main characters are Zoe and Kate, competitive cyclists preparing for the Olympics. The underlying story, involves Sophie who has leukemia, the daughter of Kate. Gold is a terrific read for sports enthusiasts who enjoy competitive events.