The People of Forever are Not Afraid, Shani Boianjiu (September This novel, about the life of three teenage girls in the Israeli Defense Forces, is being billed as The Things They Carried meets Mean Girl
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss. Just finished this excellent book. Wonderful true story about General Alex Dumas, the father of Alexandre Dumas.
A Commonwealth Club appearance by science writer Jonah Lehrer, author of the New York Times best-seller "Imagine: How Creativity Works." He explains the science of creativity and says it is not a gift, but rather a thought process that can be learned.
NW by Zadie Smith - NW is Smith's long-awaited novel, which focuses on four characters who grew up in the same impoverished housing complex in England. Their lives clash in instances dealing with race, gender, and class.