The Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief, and Magic Behind Living Forever

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Product Details

Price
$24.99
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
September 30, 2014
Pages
402
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.4 X 8.2 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781439109434
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About the Author

Adam Leith Gollner's first book, The Fruit Hunters (Scribner, 2008), was a national bestseller and was adapted into an award-winning documentary film. His follow-up, The Book of Immortality (Scribner, 2013), won the QWF Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction. His writing appears in The Paris Review, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Smithsonian, and The New Yorker online. He lives in Montreal.

Reviews

"Adam Leith Gollner possesses a talent as rare and exotic as a coconut pearl.... Lustrous and exhilarating... The talents of a food writer, investigative journalist, poet, travel writer and humorist grafted onto one unusual specimen. Long may he thrive."--Mary Roach "New York Times Book Review "
"You'll delight in Gollner's globe-trotting adventures seeking exotic produce."--Entertainment Weekly
"A probing inquiry into the most insistent of human hopes."--Booklist (starred review)
"An epic quest to understand the nature of immortality... An engrossing, immensely fascinating tour of beliefs."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Highly enjoyable.... Gollner is a good sport and a fine wordsmith. Part Mary Roach, part Joe Strummer of the Clash, he injects punk energy and invention into the genre of quirky scientific nonfiction. Long may he write."--Wall Street Journal
"[An] engrossing look at the way centuries of humans have sought the secret to eternal life through religion, magic, and science."--Parade
"Sharp reporting and good-humor... Adam Gollner has done a terrific job of reminding us that, though we all have to die, it may not be the worst thing."--NY1, "The Book Reader"
"Bold, entertaining, thought-provoking... The Book of Immortality is first-rate entertainment, a blast of intellectual stimulation and vivid reporting."--Shelf Awareness