Melanee Morin

The Book Nook: Review of Origin by Dan Brown

The Book Nook: Review of Origin by Dan Brown

Where do we come from? Where are we going? These two timeless questions are at the heart of the human experience and Dan Brown’s latest novel, Origin. This science-fiction mystery thriller, from the best-selling author that brought us The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, draws on current trends and hot topics such as “fake-news,” artificial […]

 Melanee Morin

The Book Nook: Review of The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben

The Book Nook: Review of The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben

In my previous column, I reviewed Peter Wohlleben’s 2016 international bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees and learned that trees care for their young, take care of others that are sick, and communicate with each other to warn about threats. In Wohlleben’s latest book, The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion – Surprising […]

 Melanee Morin

The Book Nook: Review of The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

The Book Nook: Review of The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

Although we pass by trees every day and they make up a regular part of our environment, we know very little about what their lives are like and how they function. Do trees communicate with each other? Do they protect and nurture their young? Do they form friendships and help each other when they are […]

 Melanee Morin

The Book Nook: Review of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Book Nook: Review of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry was written for “all those who are too busy to read fat books, yet nonetheless seek a conduit to the cosmos.” Neil deGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, author, and public personality (host of StarTalk and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey), blends scientific facts with his trademark fun and charisma in […]

 Melanee Morin

The Book Nook: Review of Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte

The Book Nook: Review of Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte

With the regular influx of refugees (several hundred asylum seekers have passed through Cornwall in the past few months alone) and news of constant humanitarian crises around the world, it can be easy to forget about the individual struggles, the human stories. Live from Cairo, a debut novel from award-winning writer¬†Ian Bassingthwaighte, takes a closer […]