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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Annie Dillard
Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories
Karen Russell
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Claire North
Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them
Joshua Greene
The Wisdom Of The Myths: How Greek Mythology Can Change Your Life
Luc Ferry

Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power

Analysis of the Influence of Natural Religion on the Temporal Happiness - Philip Beauchamp An interesting overview of the current state of the science of intelligence. The author wants to make the point that intelligence can be enhanced, but that we haven't begun to understand what efforts will or will not make a difference. As a result, his quest to up his own IQ a few points is not such an engaging story, since neither he nor the scientists he interviews have any idea before or after his efforts what helped and what didn't. That made the personal angle a little weak.