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Hiking with Nietzsche

Nietzsche wasn’t making positive claims about the nature of material reality, he was throwing down a gauntlet; and we have still not picked it up.


I.M.

His critics often accused him of a kind of creative freneticism, but throughout “I.M.,” this designer’s innovation and confidence are evident, contrasting with an industry that, despite its superficial fickleness, can be deeply resistant to change.


Unspeakable

Shawcross can certainly write – there are some lovely images in Unspeakable – and she is obviously in possession of a curious and interesting mind. But there is simply not enough for a book here – or not for this book, in this form.


Salt On Your Tongue

A hybrid of nature journal and motherhood memoir sounds cynically on-trend, but Salt never feels anything less than wholly authentic.


Invisible

Truthful narratives demand complexity. Stephen L. Carter has revived his grandmother’s voice when we most need it, and with utmost urgency.


A Rebel in Gaza

The world would be poorer without Ghoul’s voice, without her warmth, her fury and her laughter.


All You Can Ever Know

Compassion-filled, truthful and page-turningly compelling, ALL YOU CAN EVER KNOW is dexterous, honest work. Exquisite and inquisitive, it gets at the heart of what it means to belong.


The Man I Never Met

Schefter’s warm, personable book introduces us to Joe and his impact on so many. It is a fascinating work, well worth reading, even as you grieve over the loss experienced by the Maios.


Rise

The book is a lot like its author – unapologetic, businesslike and impatient to make a difference.


Heart Berries

Mailhot alludes at one point to her desire and her felt duty as a Native writer to convey the humanity of her people and subvert stereotypes. She has succeeded by telling the ugly truth with rich and beautiful words, sumptuous imagery and an unforgettable speech. This is a startling book.


Ongoingness

Her book hints at diary-keeping as neurosis, a hoarding that is almost a syndrome, a malfunction, a grief at having no way to halt loss.


Old In Art School

Painter’s story begins with the revelation that, “Being seen as an old woman added a new way of seeing myself as reflected in the eyes of others.” But as she drills down on art-making she develops the skill — the artistic mastery — to hold the gaze herself. A great gift of age, and art.


Left Bank

The EU could be seen not the way Poirier sees it, as Paris-created bulwark, but as sociologist Wolfgang Streeck envisioned it – a deregulation machine exposing its citizens to capitalism gone wild.


Patient Care

Whether describing the obstinacy of patients, the brave faces worn by worried relatives, the technical aspects of repairing injured bodies, or the elation of helping potential catastrophes end well, Paul Seward fills his attractively written narrative with authoritative detail, strong emotion, and a precise sense of place.


First in Line

Kate Andersen Brower gives us an in-depth look at each of the most recent vice presidents, their role in history and their relationship with the president they served.


My Girls
Kirkus Reviews : My Girls (June 05, 2018)

Fans of Reynolds and Fisher should be pleased by this satisfyingly rich look at their lives, in which the shocking bits are always mitigated by love and understanding.


Never Lost Again

Informative, entertaining reading for nontechies.


Butterfly

A rousing, exciting true story of remarkable resilience.


A Higher Loyalty

Comey may be self-righteous, but in 2018 and given the alternatives, that has come to look like a rather tolerable vice.