How would the world react if intelligent contact through radio waves originating from outer space were detected? Better yet, what would motivate extraterrestrial beings to establish contact with the human race? Carl Sagan postulates the answers to these compelling questions in Contact (1985), the book that preceded the 1997 film by the same name.
Michael Pollan intelligently investigates and documents the process by which food becomes food in The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006). Pollan reinterprets the ancient omnivore’s dilemma, the difficulty of choosing what to eat when there is so much you can eat, in his first person attempt to trace the origins of four …
Christa Parravani memorializes her late identical twin, Cara, in this jarring and touching telling of life after loss.
After the unexpected death of her mother and its life-altering aftermath, twenty-six year old Cheryl Strayed instinctively embarks on a lone journey to hike the Pacific Crest Trail