A couple especially SOF-worthy: I just finished Rabbi Zoe Klein's lyrical "Drawing in the Dust." Think Umberto Eco plus Carl Sagan + the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Just before that was Thomas Lewis's yummy neuroscience book "A General Theory of Love" (no relation to Lewis Thomas, though Lewis cites Thomas mid-way through). I read and enjoyed (SOF guest Stuart Brown's) Play, and found Lewis's book more topical for my life. (Happily, I already do a lot of playing.)
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