Euphoria by Lily King
The origin of Anthropology as deeply romantic, tragic love-triangle implodes.
(I’m including a photo of a gum tree so you can better appreciate the cover art.)
Adam and Eve and Pinch Me by Ruth Rendell
Naughty nutters, conniving cads, nosy neighbors, tabloid journalists. Masterful character-building.
The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking
Cool diagrams, cheeky humor and brain-busting physics. Tough, but enlightening.
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Coming-of-age turns terribly sad and surreptitiously disturbing. Kaleidoscope of grief.