Aug. 5-11: Sleep, Madness And Wild West Mythology

Dreamland

Dreamland

Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

Do women sleep differently than men? Does killing someone while sleepwalking count as murder? David Randall examines these questions and more in his study of the complex world of sleep.

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Brain on Fire

Brain on Fire

My Month of Madness

Susannah Cahalan was a healthy 24-year-old when she began to experience seizures, hallucinations and increasingly psychotic behavior. Her symptoms frightened family members and baffled a series of doctors until she was finally diagnosed with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a rare autoimmune disease that can attack the brain. As one doctor put it, "her brain was on fire." Cahalan recounts her experience with the disease in Brain on Fire.

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The Bartender's Tale

The Bartender's Tale

by Ivan Doig

Running a venerable bar in 1960 Montana while raising his 12-year-old son, single father Tom Harry finds his world upended by the arrival of a woman from his past and her beatnik daughter, who claims Tom as her father.

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Battleborn

Battleborn

A debut collection of 10 short works reimagines the mythology of the American West. It includes stories of a foreigner's arrival at a prostitution ranch, a hermit's attempt to rescue an abused teen, and a woman's role in a friend's degrading Vegas encounter.

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A Thousand Pardons

A Thousand Pardons

by Jonathan Dee

Forced back into the working world after her lawyer husband's downfall, Helen discovers a talent for public relations and is tempted away from her dysfunctional family by her childhood crush, who needs her professional assistance.

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