Book Review: Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird, Katie Fallon

Book Review: Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird, Katie Fallon Nonfiction Natural Sciences: Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird, Katie Fallon   “A turkey vulture is a perfect creature.” The opening line of the main text captures the entire premise of the book. The subtitle to Vulture is a bit misleading: […]

Book Review: How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler, Ryan North

Book Review: How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler, Ryan North Nonfiction: How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler, Ryan North According to the foreword of this book, Ryan North did not write it. He found it, encased in preCambrian rock. He merely transcribed it. […]

Book Review: Heart Berries, Terese Marie Mailhot

Book Review: Heart Berries, Terese Marie Mailhot Memoir: Heart Berries, Terese Marie Mailhot Terese Marie Mailhot is many things. A writer. A member of a First Nation who grew up on a reservation. A survivor of sexual abuse. A single parent. A foster child. Someone who has lived with mental illness, including hospitalization, pharmacological treatments, and therapy. […]

Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction, Britt Wray

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Book Review: Invisible,  Stephen L. Carter

Book Review: Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster,  Stephen L. Carter Nonfiction History/Biography: Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster,  Stephen L. Carter Stephen L. Carter is a novelist and a law professor at Yale. That […]

Book Review: Evan Pugh’s Penn State: America’s Model Agricultural College, Roger L. Williams

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