09.16.14

Book of the Day: Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy and the Power to Heal, by Tom Shroder

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

"Still, machine elves. It's a difficult terrain for scientists to negotiate."

Tom Shroder's Acid Test is an accessible and entertaining, yet rigorous, examination of the medical potential of psychedelic drugs. It also tells the stories of several individuals, including chemists, psychiatrists and patients, seeking to unlock that potential.

Don't let the human-interest angle and potentially sensational topic fool you. This is a deeply serious book covering science, psychology, politics and sociology, as well as its various subjects' searches for truth,

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09.15.14

Ivy Bestsellers - September 15, 2014

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

The fall literary season is upon us!  Several brand new titles make the list, including new releases from Ivy favorites Ian McEwan, Tana French, James Ellroy and Joseph O'Neill.

The Children Act, by Ian McEwan

Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline

The Secret Place, by Tana French

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09.12.14

Book of the Day: The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

The Hundred Dresses won a Newbery Honor in 1945 and has been in print ever since. Wanda Petronski is ignored because of her unusual name. Desperately wanting to join her classmates, Wanda, who wears the same clean but tattered blue dress every day, claims she has one hundred dresses in her closet. Popular girl Peggy and her tag-a-long friend, Maddie, take this opening to tease Wanda day after day in the schoolyard. When Wanda stops showing up for school, Maddie begins to think more about Wanda as a

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09.08.14

Ivy Bestsellers - September 8, 2014

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

This week, David Mitchell's latest debuts with a splash. But don't count out some old favorites: Haruki Murakami, Ben Macintyre, Daniel James Brown and - yes - T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf still put in appearances.

The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell

The Secret Place, by Tana French

Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf

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09.06.14

Book of the Day: Some Bugs, by Angela DiTerlizzi

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

With fabulous pictures and catchy rhymes, you are invited to take a child's view of bugs that inhabit our everyday world. "Some bugs build. Some bugs make. Some bugs hunt. And some bugs take!" is accompanied by an amusing spread showing ants at a picnic carrying a luscious slice of watermelon to their underground tunnels. Some Bugs builds to its climax with an illustration of a child on his hands and knees holding a magnifying glass and the text, "building, making, hunting, taking - bugs

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