delivers his take on how, the agency explains, the “soft science” of
economics is “responsible for what we see in global headlines today.”
■ Deep Thinking: Where Intelligence Ends and
Human Creativity Begins by Garry Kasparov
U.S. publisher: Public Affairs, May
Kasparov offers his account, for the first time, of how he lost his
chess game with the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue in 1996.
The agency says the book, which is timed to the 20th anniversary of the match, “explores artificial intelligence generally”
and highlights how the author has “evolved to embrace it.”
Sanford J. Greenburger
■ Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the
Creation of Holmes by Michael Sims
U.S. publisher: Bloomsbury, Jan.
The book, which was a New York Times Book Review Editors’
Choice, is, SJGA says, a “deep dive into the creation of the
world’s most famous detective and an exploration of the
26-year-old medical student who became the father of the
■ Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed
U.S. publisher: Little Brown, July
This debut novel, by a psychiatric nurse, is set in a community
“at the end of the world,” according to the agency, and is narrated by a group of girls who start questioning “the rules that
bind them, and the island that constrains them.”
■ Feminist Baby by Lyon Brantz
U.S. publisher: Hyperion, Apr.
A comedic board book by the children’s author, former puppeteer, and associate editor at BuzzFeed that, SJGA explains,
follows a young girl who is unafraid “to do her own thing and
make as much noise as possible along the way.”
THOMAS G. MORGAN
Morgan writes with prodigious fluidity.
At one point, we are hurled into the midst of
a riveting account of the sensational 1962
protest at Indiana University against the US
blockade of Cuba, where Morgan and his
Trotskyist comrades faced down an outraged
mob of thousands…a calculating narrative
with a sweep revealing a protagonist full of
Alan W. Wald
Professor of Literature and American Culture,
University of Michigan.
If you enjoyed Pope Francis describe
“Capitalism as Dung of the Devil”
you will love reading Tom Morgan’s
Akin to Thomas Hardy stories of Dorsetshires countryside – timely to his place
and ours – Thomas Morgan’s Indiana stories synchronize a sense of country
place apposite and applicable to our time.