Book Reviews

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Lab Girl is one of those books that celebrates the intelligence and wonder of plants, like The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. But that’s not all. It’s also a book that criticizes the current scientific funding model of grant applications and gatekeepers, and shows how academic research really works. And it’s also a … Continue reading Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott

This is a first-book for author Alicia Elliott, spawned from the National Magazine Award-winning title essay “A Mind Spread Out on the Ground.” It reads like an award-winning book, and not at all like a first-book. That first essay centers on the English-translation of the Mohawk phrase for depression and mental-illness. And doesn’t depression make … Continue reading A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott