Weekly Gwinnett Staff Picks: Duluth Branch

 

The year of living lavislyThe Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country by Helen Russel

Ever wonder what it would be like to live in “the world’s happiest country”? This book is an informative and reflective commentary on the author’s one year experience of living in rural Denmark. With amusing month’s-end summary lists of what she discovered!

 

 

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2017-02-01 at 11.31.20 AMThe Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Health and Life by David R. Montgomery and Annie Bikla

A thoroughly absorbing book which discusses new scientific understandings about the microbiome of our bodies and the microbial life in soil. The authors use parallel stories of their experiences creating a healthy garden and dealing with a cancer diagnosis to describe the way healthy microbes are essential to life. It will change the way you think about your health and the health of the planet.

 

 

 

 

 

the devil in the white cityThe Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

This compelling book brings together two real stories-the making of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair-and the rise and fall of one of the first documented serial killers, Dr. H.H. Holmes. And Edgar Award winning Best Fact Crime book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

a thosand naked strangersA Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back by Kevin Hazzard

If you enjoy immersing yourself in another person’s world, then this fast-paced book is perfect for you. It’s a direct account of a former EMT’s daily life saving people in Atlanta. Gritty, shocking and real.

 

 

 

 

 

 

airAir: The Restless Shaper of the World by William Bryant Logan

A fascinating exploration about a part of the earth that we cannot see and rarely think about. This science book reads more like a poetic tour of the earth. The author has a wealth of knowledge in many subjects and he brings them together in a natural and informative way. Wonderful!