The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro Stevens, an elderly butler who has spent 30 years in the service of Lord Darlington, ruminates on the past and inadvertently slackens his rigid grip on his emotions to confront the central issues of his life. PW called this Booker Prize-winner ``a tour de force--both a compelling psychological study and a portrait of a vanished social order.
"State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett is a work of fiction set in the Amazon rainforest. It is centered around flora in the rainforest that extends a woman's childbearing years. It raises the possibility that there are unknown and undiscovered plants in the rainforest that have pharmaceutical benefits. All this is woven into one woman's personal odyssey.
Read during the Psychology 101 Course given by Steve Joordens prof. at the University of Toronto Scarborogh :The man who mistook his wife for a hat - A book written by Neurologist Olive Sacks about damage done to the brain, specifically in the occipital and temporal lobes causing quite odd behavior. This gives us significant insight into the functions of the brain in these regions.