Books | August 2020

August 2020 View more


The Book of Lost Names
By Kristen Harmel (Gallery Books)
Finding refuge in a small town in the Free Zone, Eva begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to Switzerland. Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are. The records they keep in The Book of Lost Names will become vital when the resistance cell they work for is betrayed.
The Night Swim
By Megan Goldin (St. Martin’s Press)
Ever since her true-crime podcast set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall has become a household name. She’s used to being recognized for her voice, not her face—which makes it all the more unsettling when she finds a note on her car begging for help in solving a murder. Someone is following her, and won’t stop until Rachel finds out what happened to her sister 25 years ago.


Dear Life
By Rachel Clarke (Thomas Dunne)
Death was absent during Dr. Rachel Clarke’s medical training. Instead, her education focused on learning to save lives. She came to specialize in palliative medicine because it is the one specialty in which the quality—not quantity—of life truly matters. In Dear Life Clarke comes to understand how best to help patients in the final stages of life, and what that might mean in practice.
By Dennis Proffitt and Drake Baer (St. Martin’s Press)
Research has shown that the size of objects around us, and our interactions with them, are scaled in our minds to the size of our bodies. Baseballs grow bigger the better players hit and learning happens faster when using your hands. The research shows what it means to not only have, but be, your unique human body.