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The Van­ish­ing Half

Brit Ben­nett

The Vignes twin sis­ters will al­ways be iden­ti­cal. But af­ter grow­ing up to­gether in a small, south­ern black com­mu­nity and run­ning away at age six­teen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is dif­fer­ent as adults, it's ev­ery­thing: their fam­i­lies, their com­mu­ni­ties, their racial iden­ti­ties.

Ten years later, one sis­ter lives with her black daugh­ter in the same south­ern town she once tried to es­cape. The other se­cretly passes for white, and her white hus­band knows noth­ing of her past. Still, even sep­a­rated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins re­main in­ter­twined. What will hap­pen to the next gen­er­a­tion, when their own daugh­ters' sto­ry­lines in­ter­sect?

The Clock Mi­rage: Our Myth of Mea­sured Time

Joseph Mazur

What is time? This ques­tion has fas­ci­nated philoso­phers, math­e­ma­ti­cians, and sci­en­tists for thou­sands of years. Why does time seem to speed up with age? What is its con­nec­tion with mem­ory, an­tic­i­pa­tion, and sleep cy­cles?

Award-win­ning au­thor and math­e­ma­ti­cian Joseph Mazur pro­vides an en­gag­ing ex­plo­ration of how the un­der­stand­ing of time has evolved through­out hu­man his­tory and of­fers a com­pelling new vi­sion, sub­mit­ting that time lives within us

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