Thanks to a media-friendly personality and bestselling books like Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Musicophilia, physician and author Oliver Sacks is a familiar cultural figure, sort of everybody's charming, eccentric, really brilliant uncle.
By Jory John and Benji Davies
Harper, $17.99; ages 4-8
Local author David C. Edmonds (Lily of Peru) will discuss and sign his thriller at 3 p.m. April 27 at Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St.
Men of music
New memoirs delve into the harmonies and discords of the lives of three accomplished (and very different) musicians.
With God Help the Child, Toni Morrison brings her brilliant multibook epic of black life in America into the present.
Without rain, we wouldn't be here, Cynthia Barnett tells us in her fascinating new book Rain: A Natural and Cultural History.
It was a book, How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by Stan Lee and John Buscema, that helped Riches, 29, realize his passion for art. He received it as a gift at the age of 6, and he immediately began tracing Lee's characters and "over time trying to replicate the …
The University of South Florida Humanities Institute's Poetry Month programs continue with a reading by poets Sandra Beasley (Theories of Falling) and Meg Day (Last Psalm at Sea Level) at 6 p.m. Tuesday; Beasley, Day and poet Erica Dawson will appear on a panel …
Between December 7 and 14, 1941, Imperial Japanese forces unleashed massive attacks upon Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaya, Wake Island, Guam and Midway. At the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, eight battleships, three cruisers and several destroyers were demolished or damaged. One …
Ersula Knox Odom (African Americans of Tampa) will discuss and sign her book of local history at 6 p.m. April 14 at C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library, 2607 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa.