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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wednesday, June 2 - Deborah Heiligman

Today on Bibliocracy: Emma Wedgwood loved Charles Darwin and God, too. And Darwin loved Emma Wedgwood. The scientist shared his doubts and his famous research with his loving young wife, who worried about his “soul” even as the two of them raised a family and her husband collected specimens and studied barnacles and insects in the backyard. In her prizewinning Young Adult biography of this remarkable pair, author Deborah Heiligman tells a heroic, touching story of lovers who were equals, and who shared a relationship built of deep trust and devotion. An elegant and entertaining telling of their amazing life story, Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith has been nominated for all kinds of awards, and no surprise, as Deborah Heiligman has written dozens of other terrific books for young people, many of them about science and religion. This one is for everybody, young and old.

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