July 2017

Do Not Become Alarmed

Maile Meloy

If you love sitting down to start a book and not lifting your head until you turn the last page, this is the novel for you—an addictive and utterly brilliant book about race, safety, and a vacation gone terribly wrong. We crown Do Not Become Alarmed the adrenaline-pumping novel of the summer.

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Roxane Gay

In striking prose, Roxane Gay offers us a personal look into a crisis of her own childhood with searing honesty. Ultimately she teaches us how to treat ourselves and others with compassion. Anyone with a body should read this beautiful, heart-wrenching book. And see Roxane Gay at Blair School of Music on July 14! See Salon@615.org for details.

House of Spies

Daniel Silva

From a true master of the white-knuckle thriller comes House of Spies, an adventure that takes us from Saint- Tropez to Casablanca in pursuit of a mysterious ISIS mastermind. Whether you are familiar with protagonist Gabriel Allon (spy, assassin, and art restorer) or not, don’t miss the latest from Daniel Silva. It will add a little intrigue to your summer vacation.

Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem

Bill Nye

We’ve all got a little nerdiness in us, and it’s time to celebrate that. In his signature accessible approach, Bill Nye has written about how to engage our curiosity and (dare we say) change the world. Peppered with stories from his personal journey, this book illustrates once and for all that Bill Nye is way more than just the “science guy.”



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