The Fire SermonFrancesca Haig
Four hundred years after a nuclear fire that has laid waste to most of civilization and nature, for some unknowable reason every person is born with a twin. (Cool!) The Alpha twins have taken to keeping their Omega twins in an apartheid-like state. (So not cool.) However, that doesn't stop the plain fact that whenever one twin dies, so does the other. (Creepy.)
Her: A MemoirChrista Parravani
A passionate memoir of identity and love: when a charismatic and troubled young woman dies tragically, her identical twin must struggle to survive.
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain SurgeryHenry Marsh
In neurosurgery, more than in any other branch of medicine, the doctor's oath to "do no harm" holds a bitter irony. Operations on the brain carry grave risks. Every day, leading neurosurgeon Henry Marsh must make agonizing decisions, often in the face of great urgency and uncertainty.
From The Meadow: Selected And New Poems
A collection of poetry from the gifted master, Peter Everwine.
Dept. of Speculation
“Dept. of Speculation” was their code name for all the thrilling uncertainties that lay ahead. Then they got married, had a child and navigated the familiar calamities of family life—a colicky baby, a faltering relationship, stalled ambitions. When their marriage reaches a sudden breaking point, the wife tries to retrace the steps that have led them to this place, invoking everything from Kafka to the Stoics to doomed Russian cosmonauts as she analyzes what is lost and what remains.