Feb. 16-22: A Secret, A Controversy And A Catcher's Career

After Visiting Friends

After Visiting Friends

A Son's Story

by Michael Hainey

Paperback, 299 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published February 18 2014 | purchase
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Michael Hainey was 6 years old when his father, a young journalist at the Chicago Tribune, died under mysterious circumstances. Now a journalist himself, Hainey embarks on a journey to find out what exactly happened to his father, why it was kept a secret and what it means for his family and himself.

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Noble Savages

Noble Savages

My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes — the Yanomamo and the Anthropologists

by Napoleon A. Chagnon

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Anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon describes his life-long research among the Yanomamo, an isolated tribe in the Amazon, and the controversy inspired by his 1968 book Yanomamo: The Fierce People. Chagnon's conclusion that the Yanomamo's violent habits are biologically ingrained — rooted in genetics, rather than learned behavior — caused an uproar within the scientific community.

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Long Shot

Long Shot

by Mike Piazza and Lonnie Wheeler

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  • Mike Piazza and Lonnie Wheeler

The 12-time All-Star catcher describes the inspiration he gleaned from his self-made father, his early career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, his memorable 2000 World Series with the New York Mets and the controversies that have marked his career.

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The Missing File

The Missing File

by D. A. Mishani

Paperback, 289 pages, HarperCollins, $14.99, published February 18 2014 | purchase
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  • D. A. Mishani

When 16-year-old Ofer Sharabi goes missing on his way to school, Tel Aviv detective Avraham Avraham assumes the boy will show up soon. Instead, Avraham's crime-solving theories are tested in an investigation that leads him to question all he believes about guilt and innocence. Translated by Steven Cohen.

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