2011.3.22 NEW ARRIVALS
AUTHOR : Kate Jacobs
Not only are the holidays just around the corner, the women who knit at Manhattan’s Walker & Daughter have an extra reason to celebrate: there’s a wedding planned for New Year’s Day. In the meantime, college-age Dakota Walker is working to finish a sweater her mother started before Dakota was born. As she takes on her mother’s pattern, she learns from her family and friends that there was much more history in these stitches than she had anticipated, and that to build on her mother’s legacy, Dakota must allow herself to become the woman she truly desires to be. -From the publisher
The Tyranny of E-mail: The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to Your Inbox
There’s no question that e-mail is an incredible phenomenon that represents a kind of cultural and technological advancement.
The first e-mail was sent less than 40 years ago; by 2011, there will be 3.2 billion e-mail users. The average corporate worker now receives upwards of 200 e-mails per day. The flood of messages is ceaseless. As the toll of e-mail mounts, reducing our time for leisure and contemplation and separating us in an unending and lonely battle with the overfull inbox, John Freeman-one of America’s pre-eminent literary critics-enters a plea for communication that is more selective and nuanced and, above all, more sociable. -From the publisher
Growing Up bin Laden: Osama’s Wife and Son Take Us Inside Their Secret World
The world knows Osama bin Laden as the most wanted terrorist of our time.
But people are not born terrorists, and bin Laden has carefully guarded the details of his private life - until now, when his first wife and fourth-born son break the silence to take us inside his strange and secret world. -From the publisher
Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry’s Road to Bankruptcy and Bailout-and Beyond
This is the epic saga of the U.S. automobile industry’s rise and demise, a compelling story of hubris, missed opportunities and self-inflicted wounds that culminates with the U.S. president ushering two of Detroit’s “big three” car companies - once proud symbols of prosperity - through bankruptcy. With unprecedented access, Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Ingrassia takes us from factory floors and small-town dealerships to Detroit’s boardrooms and the White House. Complete with a new afterword providing fresh insight into the continuing upheaval in the auto industry - the travails of Toyota, the revolving-door management and IPO at General Motors, the unexpected progress at Chrysler and the Obama administration’s stake in Detroit’s recovery - “Crash Course” addresses a critical question: America bailed out GM, but who will bail out America? -From the publisher
Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
Psychology professor and dog person Alexandra Horowitz was studying the ethology (the science of animal behavior) of white rhinos and bonobos at the San Diego Zoo when she realized that her research techniques could just as easily apply to dogs at the local dog park. There, she began to see “snapshots of the minds of the dogs” in their play. Over eight years of study, she’s found that, though humans bond with their dogs closely, they’re clueless when it comes to understanding what dogs perceive - leading her to the not-inconsequential notion that dogs know us better than we know them. Horowitz begins by inviting readers into a dog’s worldview; social and communications skills are also explored. Dog lovers will find this book largely fascinating, despite Horowitz’s meandering style. -Publishers Weekly