Ask an Academic: Talking About a Revolution – The New Yorker chats with Maya Jasanoff about her new book, Liberty’s Exiles, “a fascinating study of the Americans who sided with the British during the Revolutionary War.” I can’t wait to read it, having always loved learning about United Empire Loyalists in school but my knowledge is mostly limited to the role Loyalists played in Canada (and in my own family history).
Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books – earlier this summer, NPR asked its readers to nominate and vote for the best science fiction and fantasy books. Here is the results. I love NPR lists so much because they always include brief summaries of the books, a basic consideration but one that so many other list-makers often ignore.
Top 10 Football Fictions – I have really awful memories of playing the beautiful game during long, rainy winters at school. While I feel no need to kick the ball around these days, I do still love good sports books.
Heady, Not Heavy: 5 Smart, Playful Summer Books – For readers who like to fire up not just the barbecue but also their brains — and have fun in the bargain — there are some good options this summer.