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E. L. Doctorow, author of Andrew's Brain

In a series of conversations, a cognitive scientist named Andrew relates salient events of his life to a person he refers to only as Doc. He speaks of his divorce from his wife and of the woman who took her place. But he digresses often to muse upon consciousness and disorders of the mind. ANDREW’S BRAIN is the story of a man attempting to make sense of the unexpected turns his life has taken.

Week of October 20, 2014

Releases for the week of October 20th include THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN by Mitch Albom, which tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife; ANDREW'S BRAIN, in which E.L. Doctorowtakes readers on a radical trip into the mind of a man who, more than once, has been the inadvertent agent of disaster; and NEWTOWN: An American Tragedy, Matthew Lysiak's examination of the facts surrounding Newtown --- not only of that horrific day, but the perfect storm of mental instability and obsession that preceded it and, in the aftermath of unspeakable heartbreak, the controversy that continues to play out on the national stage.