Mind Matters — Not Necessarily for the Beach Reading

Summertime is here, at least for a little while longer. The books thumbnail-reviewed here are hardly escapist beach reading, so perhaps you’ll choose to read them by a wintry fire. However, consider how they might engender great topics for conversation on a breezy summer evening.

So summer at least is an easy time to turn off that TV and read some hefty books in the hammock. Then go back to those mysteries that are so much easier to solve. Just remember: the bottom line is empathy.