《华盛顿邮报》推荐了2016年必看的10本书,你的书单是不是又丰富了呢? 1. The Book of Harlan《哈兰之书》 The Book of Harlan《哈兰之书》
BY BERNICE L. MCFADDEN A miraculous story about a pair of jazz musicians who travel from Harlem to Paris just before the Nazi occupation.
这则不可思议的故事讲述的是纳粹占领前,两个爵士音乐家从哈林区前往巴黎途中的事儿。
2.Engines of Liberty《自由的引擎》 Engines of Liberty《自由的引擎》
BY DAVID COLE When courts fail to protect our rights, citizen advocacy groups step in, as this book shows, and produce sometimes stunning constitutional changes.
若法庭保护不了我们的权益,如同这本书所说,公民辩护团体会介入,有时候会引发惊人的宪法变更。
3.The Gene: An Intimate History《基因:一段亲密历史》 The Gene: An Intimate History《基因:一段亲密历史》
BY SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE A thorough and thought-provoking biography of the gene: its science, the scientists who study it and the controversies that have spun from our understanding of it.
一部彻底深入的基因传记,引人深思,有关基因科学,基因研究科学家以及基于我们对基因的了解所引发的争议。
4. The Girls《女孩们》 The Girls《女孩们》
BY EMMA CLINE A woman looks back on her involvement with a Charles Manson-like cult.
一名女子回首她与一名查尔斯•曼森一般的狂人分子的牵牵绊绊。
5.The Gunning of America《美国之枪》 The Gunning of America《美国之枪》
BY PAMELA HAAG A fascinating exploration of the major businesses and families that have manufactured firearms in this country over the past 150 years.
这本书精彩地剖析了该国过去150年里军火制造的主流公司与家族。
6.Knitlandia《编织印度》 Knitlandia《编织印度》
BY CLARA PARKES Parkes, who launched an online magazine, Knitter’s Review, here she shares her travels through the world of knitting, from Iceland to Paris and Portland.
帕克斯发起了线上杂志《编织者评论》,分享她从冰岛到巴黎和波特兰编织世界的旅程。
7.Lab Girl《实验室女孩》 Lab Girl《实验室女孩》
BY HOPE JAHREN The story of a girl who becomes a scientist, the book is also the story of a career and the endless struggles over funding, recognition.
这是个想成为科学家的女孩,这本书讲述了事业、其反反复复为筹集款项、为获得认可而苦苦挣扎。
8.LaRose《拉罗斯》 LaRose《拉罗斯》
BY LOUISE ERDRICH When a man accidentally kills his neighbor’s 5-year-old son, he tries to make amends by turning over his own boy to the grieving parents.
一名男子不小心杀害了他邻居的5岁小孩,他试图去弥补,把自己的儿子交付给那对悲伤的父母。
9.What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours《不是你的就不是你的》 What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours《不是你的就不是你的》
BY HELEN OYEYEMI A series of loosely connected, magically tinged tales about personal and social justice. Built around the idea of keys, locks and magic doors, the stories cover a wide territory — from mythology and fairy tales to smartphones and YouTube stars.
这是一系列具神奇色彩、有关个人与社会正义的故事传说,一个个故事彼此间略微联系着。以钥匙、门锁和魔术门为中心,故事涵盖范围广,从神话、童话故事到智能手机和YouTube红星。
10.When Breath Becomes Air《当呼吸变空气》 When Breath Becomes Air《当呼吸变空气》
BY PAUL KALANITHI Written by a young neurosurgeon as he faced a terminal cancer diagnosis, this memoir is inherently sad. Still, this tale of family, medicine and literature is well worth the emotional investment.
这是一名面临晚期癌症确诊书的神经外科医生所写的,这本回忆录带着悲伤。不过,这个有关家庭、医药和文学的故事很值得我们付诸感情。