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Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Lady and Her Monsters by Roseanne Montillo
Told with the
verve and ghoulish fun of a Tim Burton film, The Lady and Her Monsters
is a highly entertaining blend of literary history, lore, and early scientific
exploration that traces the origins of the greatest horror story of all
time—Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Exploring the frightful milieu
in which Frankenstein was written, Roseanne Montillo recounts how
Shelley's Victor Frankenstein mirrored actual scientists of the
"[Montillo's] narrative... rattles enjoyably through a lurid and
restless landscape. ...Equally a literary and a scientific
endeavor."—The Wall Street Journal
Sacrifice. I'm familiar with
it. I've had to leave behind everyone I cared about—my sister, my best friend,
my band, and my high school sweetheart—in order to chase my dream of making it
in Nashville. But when Robyn Breeland walks back into my life, it's as if the
universe has decided to give me a second chance. I'm just not sure it's one I'm
willing to take....
When anything goes
wrong at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, from the hexing of Bus Six to the
mysterious disappearance of the kindergarten gerbil, it's sure to have a Herdman
behind it. The Herdmans are more than famous—they're outlaws. They smoke cigars,
lie, and set fire to things, and that's only when they bother to come to
As robots are increasingly integrated into modern
society—on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and
health—Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John
Markoff searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our
age: will these machines help us, or will they replace us?
Machines of Loving Grace from hc.com before September 1, 2015, and get
15% off the print edition with free shipping. U.S. residents only.