With precision and grace, award-winning author SILENCE (Houghton Mifflin, 2019) explores the harrowing power of silence and our often fraught relationship with communication and solitude.traces the evolution of silence in society. Through the specific histories of the Senanque monastery in France and the first silent prison, Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia,
In BRILLIANT: THE EVOLUTION OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHT, award-winning author offers a sweeping history of our transformative relationship with light—from the stone lamps of the Pleistocene to LEDs embedded in fabrics of the future—and reveals that the surprising, complex story of our illumination is also the story of our modern selves.
Winner of the 1996 L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award After years of living away […]
A Best Book of the Year: The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution […]
National Book Critics Circle Award Nonfiction Finalist, 1999 Amid the turmoil after her father’s death […]