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BOOK OF THE MONTH
IMMUNE: A JOURNEY INTO THE MYSTERIOUS SYSTEM THAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE
Philipp Dettmer
1299

The first book from the creator of the wildly popular science YouTube...(+)

Author Spotlight

MRIDULA RAMESH is the founder of the Sundaram Climate Institute, which focuses on waste and water ...(+)

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lighthearted...inquisitive and...joyfully irreverent
A sensual, intelligent, engaging book - a modern EM Forster
It makes for an interesting and thoughtful read
Part love story, part murder mystery, part psychological study...Valerie Martin's familiarity with Italy is put to good use in her renditions of the Tuscan countryside and of Rome, but it is in her vivid descriptions of Gianlorenzo Bernini's sculpture, Apollo and Daphne, and Piero della Francesca's fresco of the Resurrection that her writing truly soars. Worth reading for those alone
Anyone who has ever had a foreign love affair will appreciate the subtlety with which Martin weaves her spell
acute and playful reading
Valerie Martin's ITALIAN FEVER is an absolute joy to read...[it] is part love story, part ghost story, and a wholly enjoyable and intelligent summer read...This is a wise, intelligent novel about how bad writers can suffer just as much for their art as good ones, and how true friendship is better than a thousand kisses. It should be enjoyed both in its own rights, and as a worthy addition to the growing line of Tuscan fictions
Martin's writing works best in the detail...[She] captures the tragic humour of DV's funeral and acutely observes the petty manipulations of Massimo. She also creates a vivid sense of dislocation as Lucy is both physically frail and unable to understand the language and cultural norms of the world in which she finds herself
Beautifully written
A dark rendering of the 'American in Italy' story