For this month's Readers' Review: "Drown" -- the debut collection of short stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz. Twenty years ago, Diaz published ten heart-breaking tales about a fragmented family from the Dominican Republic finding their way in 1980s America.
The creation of a single commercially successful fragrance represents tens of millions of dollars in research by an army of chemists, but how we smell things is still a scientific mystery. In a new book, journalist Chandler Burr introduces a maverick scientific genius, his new theory of smell, and why the establishment is determined to ignore it.
- Chandler Burr author and journalist
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