‘Everything in Its Place’ by Oliver Sacks
WHO: Oliver Sacks
WHAT: EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE:
First Loves and Last Tales
WHEN: Published by Knopf April 23, 2019
WHERE: The author lived in New York.
WHY: “This final posthumous collection provides one last peek into the author’s generous, curious, and brilliant mind.
“This eclectic and satisfying collection of essays spans myriad topics: childhood remembrances, case histories, travelog, as well as explorations of various subjects that piqued the late neurologist Sacks’s interest over his lifetime.
“Thirty-four pieces are included, some of which are published here for the first time. Reading about Sacks’s love of swimming, his lifelong fondness of gefilte fish, and his joy when browsing library stacks is as compelling as reading the more scientific essays chronicling various case histories, aging, and dementia.
“One noteworthy essay is the previouly unpublished ‘Travels with Lowell,’ which recounts Sacks’s friendship and travels with photojournalist Lowell Hander, who has Tourette’s syndrome. In each informative and engaging selection, Sacks writes with his characteristic compassion and attention to detail.”
—Ragan O’Malley, LIBRARY JOURNAL
“This valedictory collection offers a fine coda to a remarkable life and career.”
“Piercingly insightful and delightfully strange, Sacks’s final collection is a treat for the chronically curious.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“Since the 1970s, Anglo-American literature has boasted an astonishing number of excellent writing physicians and scientists. Consider Oliver Sacks their dean.”
—Ray Olson, BOOKLIST
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508 pages. $35 ISBN 978-0-525-52088-7
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