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Book Review—The Fly Trap by Fredrik Sjöberg

An entomologist’s memoir about a life collecting hoverflies on the small island Runmarö near Stockholm, Sweden. The book is in part about collecting flies, but also chronicles the life of obscure naturalist René Malaise, and the author’s journey tracking Malaise’s life and history. Continue reading

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Book Review—Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

When I asked the information desk at the bookstore where I could find this book, the lady behind the counter replied: “Oh, what a dismal title.” Indeed. If you are like most people, you fear death. You may not think … Continue reading

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