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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith deftly crosses three time periods.  The first period is the 1600s and it is here that we learn about the original painting by a talented female Dutch artist (Sara de Vos). … Continue reading

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The Ghost Map

The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic – and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World The Ghost Map is the story of how John Snow (no, not the guy from Game of Thrones) and Reverend … Continue reading

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The Vegetarian by Han Kang, Deborah Smith (Translator)

A slight novel, The Vegetarian describes a woman’s descent into “madness” from the perspective of her husband, brother-in-law, and sister. The woman’s decline starts with her decision to become a vegetarian (seems normal enough), but it soon becomes clear that … Continue reading

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Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

Every day we have to make a myriad of decisions and confront a multitude of problems, both simple and difficult. This book will show you how we can glean insights from computer algorithms and apply them to help make our … Continue reading

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