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Every Person in New York

Photographer Robert Clark's book Feathers: Displays of Brilliant Plumage, due out on April 12, not only dazzles visually, it makes for interesting reading on the individual functions of the feathers depicted.

Tracy Chevalier, author of the Girl with a Pearl Earring, has a new one coming out next week titled At the Edge of the Orchard about 19th century American pioneers.

New York as a city is, obviously #1 in our book, but Rome is way up there. Journalist Katie Parla and photographer Kristina Gill share their love for the Eternal City in their book Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City.

The cyber wars narrative is, with Fred Kaplan, in good hands, evidenced by his latest book Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War. If only cyber defense were in as capable hands. Mr. Kaplan and fellow author Steve Coll discuss the subject tonight at a Future Tense event.

There are no new stories, it is said, and Sara Baume's novel about a man and his dog, might seem to confirm that. But Spill Simmer Falter Wither is so beautifully and tenderly written—it is this Irish author's debut—that it is an astonishment.

The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain is Bill Bryson's welcome followup all these years later to Notes from a Small Island.

We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge is another noteworthy debut, about an African-American family hired by a research institute to participate in an experiment involving a young chimpanzee. Ms. Greenidge is at Greenlight Bookstore, tomorrow night, 7:30pm.

Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity, by Douglas Rushkoff, looks at digital achievement and those left behind.

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for more at Jason's site and his book Every Person in New York.

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