Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 4: Animals, Food, and the Arts


Arnot, Bob. The Aztec Diet. Morrow. Feb. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780062124050. $25.99. HEALTH/DIET What has eight times the omega-3s of salmon, six times more calcium than milk, three times more iron than spinach, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli, four times more selenium than flax, and five grams of fiber in just 70 calories? The […]

Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 2: Celebrated Lives; Austen Meets Lennon/Ono Meets Prince and Plath


Byrne, Paula. Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things. Harper: HarperCollins. Feb. 2013. 400p. ISBN 9780061999093. $26.99.  BIOGRAPHY Not traditional blow-by-blow biography, Byrne’s work proceeds thematically, clarifying Austen’s life and writing by examining significant moments and mementos in both. An ivory miniature, a bathing machine, letters from tantalizing sister-in-law Eliza de Feuillide, Austen’s knowledge of […]