The end of an epoch has come and shown us all that the technological sea change which is the computer has reached the high tide mark on the shore. Encyclopedia Britannica will no longer offer a print edition.
A pleasant surprise--a book that isn't from any of my favorite genres, and I still really liked it! South of Superior is set in the fictional UP town of McAllaster, along Superior's shore. Knowing that the author lives in Grand Marais and runs the charming West Bay Diner gives the book more credibility and really reinforces the authenticity.
Now in its 5th edition, How to be a perfect stranger is a unique and essential resource for the cross-cultural guest. Voted Best Reference of the Year, I highly recommend checking out this book at need. Anyone who is invited to a wedding or other service of a religion other than their own will be completely assured of their dress and behavior after consulting this terrific introductory resource. Each chapter answers the questions in the essential checklist: How should I be dressed? What will happen during the service? What will happen after the service?
Recommended by a teacher, the book Dope sick is based in the realism found in many of the popular urban fiction titles. But Myers gives the nod to acclaimed South American writers Isabel Allende and Gabriel Garcia Marquez by adding magical realism to his usual NYC inner-city setting. It opens with a young man, Lil J, on the run from the police with a bullet in his arm. Then the book takes a detour into fantastic realms when Lil J runs into an abandoned building.