Read all about in this NYT article.
A Rain to Heavy for Kites chronicles the story of Sidney Shoemaker, and his battle to succeed as a “man,” a golfer, and a lightning knight. When his younger brother is killed in a playful “robotics” experiment gone wrong, Sidney takes to road while his father stays home heading the call of the almighty to build an ark in preparation for a coming storm. Life, love, ensues in only the most interesting way.
Pick up a copy here: http://www.amazon.com/Rain-Too-Heavy-For-Kites/dp/1477509283
A rather beautiful art object (and read) from Chronicle books, The Where, Why and How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science brings together 75 artists with 75 academics and scientists to contribute short synopses of the mysteries of science including things like, “Are there more than 3 dimensions?” “Why don’t animals atrophy during hibernation?” “Do rogue waves exist?” and more socially prevalent questions like “What Causes Autism?” and “Is Sexual Orientation Innate?” Each image is paired with an illustration or artwork by professional and emerging artists. Though not much variety in artistic styles, the penchant towards illustration was interesting and the design itself, done by ALSO (the designers of The Exquisite Book and Drawn In) is truly impressive. Some of the standout pieces include John Hendrix, Lauren Nassef, Ben Finer, Dave Zackin, and Edie Fake.
Check out some photos below and pick up a copy HERE.