“Either way, a complex and fascinating woman created a powerful organization that has given girls and women a century of exciting, if sometimes controversial, opportunities. And cookies.”—Review of Stacy Cordery’sJuliette Gordon Low in The Boston Globe
"In his incisive and doggedly counter-intuitive new book, The Conundrum: How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse, [David] Owen gently dismantles the foundation of standard environmental behavior with a series of succinctly turned arguments that, in addition to being presented with considerable wit and self-deprecation, lead us to the conclusion that ecological salvation will ultimately be found in tightly packed cities where mobility is minimized, living space is constrained, and the myriad gadgetry designed to reduce the individual carbon footprint is rendered obsolete by sheer virtue of human density. In essence, the opposite of the way Americans typically live.” (Freakanomics)
PSB Speaker Steven Dau, author of The Book of Jonas, has been included in the Barnes and Noble ‘Discover Great New Writers’ Spring Selection, which highlights extraordinary and new literary talent seasonally. Click on the link and read about Dau’s book as well as the other authors who have been nominated!
Have you been hearing about PSB Speaker Eleanor Brown’s new book The Weird Sisters? Or maybe you’ve already read it? Either way, this short interview with NPR Books staff Liane Hansen talks with Brown about the Shakespearean connections in her novel and the three “weird” sisters whose father is a Shakespearean academic who routinely recites poetry as a form of parental advice. Click on the link and listen in!
Born on February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens would be 200 years old today! And while we would have loved him on our roster, we think our Charles Dickens Penguin Classics Hard Cover Boxed Set pretty much says it all. Check it out!