Seems like so many exciting new books from friends are hitting the shelves this summer and fall. Here’s my rundown. Correct my oversight. And what are you reading?


Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon, by Kelley Benham French and Tom French.


One In a Billion: The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine, by Mark Johnson and Kathleen Gallagher.


Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South, by Beth Macy.


The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland, by Dan Barry.


Almighty: Courage, Resistance and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age, by Dan Zak.


Darktown: A Novel, by Thomas Mullen.


Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets, by Luke Dittrich.


Oh, Florida!: Inside America’s Strangest State and How It’s Shaping the Country, by Craig Pittman.

2 thoughts on “Nightstand

  1. Of these, I’ve read Mark Johnson and Kathleen Gallagher’s book, and I definitely recommend it. It’s got a really tight focus and fast-paced medical narrative, like the original Pulitzer-winning series they did.

    • Thanks, man. That’s a pretty impressive lineup of books, Ben. I want to read William Finnegan’s “Barbarian Days,” before I get to this year’s non-fiction picks.

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