Peter Sagal remembers Ray Bradbury as one of the writers who wrote the stories of his science-fiction childhood. He notes that the author was always showing us "our reflections in very strange places."
The science fiction icon, who also wrote such classics as The Martian Chronicles and Something Wicked This Way Comes, died Tuesday. Bradbury was known for his futuristic tales — but he never used a computer, or even drove a car.
A dark and stormy night, an isolated manor house and a knock at the door all play a part in Sadie Jones' delicious romp of a novel. Set in Edwardian England, it tracks a noble but cash-strapped family whose lavish dinner plans go awry when they're asked to shelter a crowd of refugees.
In The Price of Inequality, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz argues that widely unequal societies don't function effectively or have stable economies. Even the rich will pay a steep price if economic inequalities continue to worsen, he says.
Gillian Flynn's third novel begins on the morning of Nick and Amy Dunne's wedding anniversary, when Amy disappears and Nick becomes the No. 1 suspect. But the central question isn't what happened to Amy — it's what happened to her marriage.
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