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Kramers Book Club Picks - March

In the speech sound wave, one word runs into the next seamlessly there are no little silences between spoken words the way there are white spaces between written words. We simply hallucinate word boundaries when we reach the end of a stretch of sound that matches some entry in our mental dictionary.” —Steven Pinker, The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

Fiction Choice: 

The Death I Gave Him by Em X. Liu: In this sci-fi retelling of Hamlet as a locked-room thriller,  Hayden finds his father murdered in their lab with only one reason behind the killing: the Sisyphus Formula he and his father developed, which might one day reverse death. With the lab on lockdown, Hayden is trapped with four other people, one of whom is the murderer. With the lab's AI as his only ally, Hayden must find his father's murderer, or go insane trying.

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Nonfiction Choice:

The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language by Steven Pinker: If you've ever been interested in how language works, how children learn it, how it evolves and changes, and how we even understand random sounds strung together, Steven Pinker weaves together the vast history and knowledge of language as a human instinct. 

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