Category Archive: Non-Fiction

The Honor Code by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Brief Summary:  Throughout history honor has remained a strong incentive for human action, yet it is rarely researched just how this honor has affected change in history.  Appiah explores honor through moral revolutions,… Continue reading

Good Prose by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd

Brief Summary: Two friends, a writer and his editor, talk about what makes good writing, and in doing so they present an intimate view into why writers love what they do. The Tsundoku… Continue reading

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Brief Summary: Reporter Rebecca Skloot tells the improbable story of a woman, her cells, and the plethora of scientific discovery her cells have led to—all shadowed by the racism and medical neglect that… Continue reading