May 2015 Reads

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On Immunity by Eula Bliss – really wonderful history of vaccination and exploration of the anti-vax movement, from the perspective of a new mother making decisions about her new baby’s health. I think I read this in 2 nights, it’s a nicely done little book.

Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill – another wonderful short little book. This story is about a marriage and feels like you’ve been invited to a dream – the details are magical, ethereal, like sunlight coming through your window on a summery late afternoon…

The Painter by Peter Heller – I really like Peter Heller. I read the Dog Stars earlier this year and was entranced. The Painter was more gritty – about a painter in the Southwest who goes on a killing spree – well, he kills one man, then another. I can’t explain it, it was just really great – here is a good review from the NYT. 

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