Books | September 2017

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Sleeping Beauties
By Stephen King and Owen King (Scribner)

In this father/son collaboration, the Kings tell the story of what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men. When women go to sleep, they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, they become feral and violent. The men are abandoned, except for one woman—the mysterious Evie, who is immune to the blessing (or curse) of the sleeping disease.

Young Jane Young
By Gabrielle Zevin (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)
Aviva Grossman, an ambitious congressional intern in Florida, makes the mistake of having an affair with her boss—and blogging about it. When the affair comes to light, she takes the fall. She sees no way out but to change her name and move to a remote town in Maine. This time she tries to be smarter about her life, but when she decides to run for public office, her mistake catches up to her.


A Grandfather’s Lessons: In the Kitchen with Shorey
By Jacques Pépin (Houghton Mifflin)
Jacques Pépin, one of the nation’s most famous cooking teachers, gives his granddaughter Shorey a short course of preparing “food that is plain, but elegant, and more than anything, fun.” Pepin imparts lessons in kitchen etiquette and perhaps the most important lesson: that the best meals are the ones shared at home with family.

The Atlas of Beauty
By Mihaela Noroc (Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony)
Based on Mihaela Noroc’s online photography project, this collection features portraits of 500 women from more than fifty countries, accompanied by revelatory captions that capture their personal stories. Noroc has been travelling the world since 2013 with her backpack and camera, photographing women surrounded by their natural environment to celebrate females from all corners of the world.