New in Paperback: ‘Weather’ and ‘The Making of a Miracle’

New in Paperback: ‘Weather’ and ‘The Making of a Miracle’
New in Paperback: ‘Weather’ and ‘The Making of a Miracle’

New in Paperback: ‘Climate’ and ‘The Making of a Miracle’

THE BODY: A Information for Occupants, by Invoice Bryson. (Anchor, 464 pp., $17.) Through historical past, anecdotes, skilled interviews and “vocabulary classes,” the “wry” journey author takes us on a “body-part-by-body-part tour” to disclose “the hundreds of not often acknowledged duties our physique takes care of as we go about our day.” The consequence, A. J. Jacobs famous in his evaluation, is “informative” and “entertaining,” regardless of the occasional “gross” element; e.g, kissing could switch as much as a billion micro organism from mouth to mouth.

HI FIVE, by Joe Ide. (Mulholland, 368 pp., $16.99.) Ide’s newest Isaiah Quintabe thriller finds him making an attempt to show {that a} “notably loathsome” arms seller’s daughter (with no less than 5 completely different personalities) didn’t commit a homicide, regardless of her presence on the crime scene. Our reviewer, Sarah Lyall, known as it “extremely diverting.”

WEATHER, by Jenny Offill. (Classic, 224 pp., $16.) On this novel about how the day by day emotional climate of 1 girl’s life intersects together with her struggle in opposition to the apocalyptic menace of local weather change, Offill takes what may very well be “pedantic,” our reviewer, Leslie Jamison, noticed, and makes it “thrilling and hilarious and terrifying and alive.”

THE MAKING OF A MIRACLE: The Untold Story of the Captain of the 1980 Gold Medal-Profitable U.S. Olympic Hockey Workforce, by Mike Eruzione with Neal E. Boudette. (Harper, 288 pp., $17.99.) Eruzione’s Lake Placid triumph, within the phrases of our reviewer, John Swansburg, is “a hockey Horatio Alger story.” And “much more fascinating” than his account of the win itself are the small print “across the edges,” like the truth that he discovered the game on a flooded tennis court docket carrying his sister’s determine skates.

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