Andrew Yancy has a human arm in his freezer. There's a logical explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its owner. Yancy is pretty sure there’s a murder in this somewhere, but he must negotiate an obstacle course of wildly unpredictable events with a crew of even more wildly unpredictable characters!
Yourcenar reimagines the Emperor Hadrian's arduous boyhood, his triumphs and reversals, and finally, as emperor, his gradual reordering of a war-torn world. This is the first of two meetings discussing this work.
When chalk circles containing increasingly bizarre objects begin to appear on the pavement in neighborhoods around Paris, everyone except Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg thinks they are entertaining pranks.
This Pulitzer Prizewinning book details the five mass extinctions that have occurred over the last half billion years, and introduces the reader to scientists who are currently monitoring the sixth extinction – projected to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs...but this time around, the cataclysm is us.
Yourcenar reimagines the Emperor Hadrian's arduous boyhood, his triumphs and reversals, and finally, as emperor, his gradual reordering of a war-torn world. This is the second of two meetings discussing this work.
Thelonious Monk's angular melodies and dissonant harmonies shook the jazz world to its foundations, ushering in the birth of “bebop” and establishing Monk as one of America’s greatest composers. Yet throughout much of his life, his musical contribution took a backseat to tales of his reputed behavior. Writers tended to obsess over Monk’s hats or his proclivity to dance on stage. To his fans, he was the ultimate hipster; to his detractors he was temperamental, eccentric, taciturn, or child-like. But, these labels tell us little about the man or his music...
summary adapted from http://www.monkbook.com/the-book/