Seriously Entertaining Spring 2021 Speakers

By House of SpeakEasy

By House of SpeakEasy

Of Women and Salt

Gabriela Garcia

$26.99 $24.83

Unsolved Murders: True Crime Cases Uncovered

Amber Hunt and Emily G. Thompson

$14.99 $13.79

Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says about Us)

Tom Vanderbilt

$16.95 $15.59

Recommended by May 25 speaker Larry Olmsted - "Same thing I do, he found a topic everyone knows but nothing had been written about - driving - hiding in plain site, But it's also a boring topic, and he somehow made it fascinating."

Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War

Mark Bowden

$17.00 $15.64

Recommended by May 25 speaker Larry Olmsted - "I used this for my class when I taught grad students nonfiction structure at Dartmouth. Widely considered one of the most accurately authentic war books, it is also very impartial, features mind bogglingly impeccable research, and the author manages to juggle a cast of hundreds and intensely simultaneous actins in multiple places without confusing the reader. Plus he picks a relatively tiny military action in a relatively unimportant place that has huge historical significance and changed modern warfare. It's also like 500 pages shorter than his other great books, Killing Pablo and Guests of the Ayatollah."

Gold Diggers

Sanjena Sathian

$27.00 $24.84

Dear Justyce

Nic Stone

$18.99 $17.47

Yolk

Mary H. K. Choi

$19.99 $18.39

Girlhood

Melissa Febos

$27.00 $24.84

Blood Grove

Walter Mosley

$27.00 $24.84

Love Is a Revolution

Renée Watson

$18.98 $17.46

Homesick

Jennifer Croft

$28.00 $25.76

Math Without Numbers

Milo Beckman

$27.00 $24.84

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

Isabel Wilkerson

$17.95 $16.51

Recommended by January speaker Milo Beckman, "This book literally changed my life. Beautifully written, personal, extensively researched, and gave me a new way to look at the world."

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments

Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Fumi Nakamura

$25.00 $23.00

Recommended by February speaker Matthew Gavin Frank, "There’s this rumor that poets look longer and harder at the ornaments of the world than do anyone else-- looking, and looking, and looking, after most everyone else has long ago looked away, moved on. Here, in the wonderful world of poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s first book of nonfiction, whimsy and reverence twine like the DNA helices of the flora and fauna she examines."

Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

David Eagleman

$16.95 $15.59

Recommended by January speaker Milo Beckman, "Quick and fun short story collection that gives you something to think about. I like when scientists write fiction."