NON-FICTION: In Skipjack, Christopher White spends a pivotal year with three memorable captains as they battle man and nature to control the fate of their island villages and oyster fleet. Through these lively characters, White paints a vivid picture of life on a skipjack, a wooden oystering sailboat. But this last vestige of American sailing culture is rapidly dying. These captains must set aside their rivalry to fight for their very livelihood.
Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, & What It Means for Modern Relationships by Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jetha. “Sex at Dawn challenges most conventional wisdom about sex in a big way. By closely examining the prehistoric origins of human sexual behavior the authors are able to expose the fallacies & weaknesses of standard theories proposed by most experts. This is an entertaining, provocative, & pioneering book. I learned a quite lot from it & recommend it highly.” Andrew Weil, M.D.