Monday May 18th, 2009

The Cherry & the Pit

A continuing series that highlights books recently acquired by publishing houses for future release. Each post features a book we’re looking forward to, and a book we’re . . . not.

The Cherry:

Jason Fagone’s The Dream Shot, a narrative account of maverick scientist Stephen Hoffman’s crusade to eradicate malaria, offering an intimate look at the grim effects of the disease, the process of scientific invention, the unseen rituals of billion-dollar philanthropy, and the David vs. Goliath battle between a small startup and Big Pharma to come up with a vaccine that will save a million lives each year.

The Pit:

Kim Marcille’s The Science of Making Things Happen, showing how the principles of quantum physics can be used to consciously manipulate the flow of energy, shift matter, and alter our circumstances to create the life of our dreams.