07.12.17

Bruce Feiler has written extensively on Biblical topics and presented television series such as Walking the Bible. In his latest book, The First Love Story; Adam, Eve, and Us (222 F), he reimagines this central story for our time. From searching for the actual Garden of Eden through references in works of art and literature, he reveals the equality (or inequality) of the sexes, the importance of connection, the nature of love, good and evil, and how these particulars are newly understood in each generation. In short, we get the Adam and Eve we deserve! He wants to give us a new parable and a new Eve fit for the current moment, not with a theme of temptation but a celebration of Eve’s curiosity and the variations of any healthy marriage.

 

Between the World and Me (305.8C). In this small book, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes to his adolescent son about race in America, asking “What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it?” He is not optimistic about the state of current American society, but this is an eloquent and beautiful examination of the hazards and hopes of black males today

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