BHSL’s Monthly Recommendations: September

Posted September 1st 2023

Check out Baylor Health Sciences Library’s  September recommendations.

Some of the featured books include:

  • The Lives of Great Composers
    • This updated and expanded edition of the perennial favorite traces the line of composers from Monteverdi to the tonalists of the 1990s. Schonberg discusses the lives and works of the foremost figures in classical music, weaving a fabric rich in detail and anecdote.
  • Year of Wonder: Classical music to enjoy day by day
    • Year of Wonder introduces readers to one piece of music each day of the year, artfully selected from across genres, time periods, and composers. Burton-Hill offers short introductions to contextualize each piece, and makes the music come alive in modern and playful ways.
  • The Brain and Pain: Breakthroughs in neuroscience
    • The Brain and Pain explores the present and future of pain management, providing a comprehensive understanding based on the latest discoveries from many branches of neuroscience. Current and thorough, it will be invaluable for a range of people seeking to understand their options for treatment as well as students in neuroscience and medicine.
  • Violeta
    • Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family of five boisterous sons. The ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth. As the Great Depression transforms the genteel city life she has known, Violeta’s family loses all and is forced to retreat to a wild and beautiful but remote part of the country.
  • Silver Nitrate
    • Montserrat, an overlooked but talented sound editor in Mexico City and her best friend, Tristán, a charming soap opera star meet Tristán’s new neighbor, cult horror director, Abel Urueta. Abel claims he can change their lives if they help him shoot a scene missing from his movie . . . but Montserrat soon notices a dark presence following her, and Tristán begins seeing the ghost of his ex-girlfriend.
  • Trejo: My life of crime, redemption, and Hollywood
    • Raised in an abusive home, Trejo struggled with heroin addiction and did stints in some of the country’s most notorious state prisons. Here he takes us through the ups and downs of his life. He reveals how he managed the horrors of prison, rebuilt himself after finding sobriety and spirituality in solitary confinement, and draws inspiration from the adrenaline-fueled robbing heists of his past for the film roles that made him a household name.

As always, come by the library and see our display and printed materials on all of the above and more!

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