Three big league Princetonians have new books.
“The Patch,” scheduled for release November 13, is the latest from Pulitzer Prize-winning non-fiction writer John McPhee. The essay collection consists mainly of excerpts from pieces that were previously unpublished or had not appeared in book form.
Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, published “America: The Farewell Tour” in August. The books explores the ills plaguing America and asserts that neither current political party is equipped to address them. He appears at Labyrinth books on Tuesday, November 27, at 6 p.m.
Coming November 6 from Princeton University Press is “Millions, Billions Zillions: Defending Yourself in a World of Too Many Number” by computer science professor Brian Kernighan. He appears at Princeton Public Library on Thursday, November 8, at 7 p.m. to discuss how the media, politicians, and others use numbers to mislead — and how consumers can defend against that.
For the music library
Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves, the electro-country band led by Jeff Snyder, releases its newest album, “The Best of Your Lies,” on November 30.
Snyder, the director of electronic music at Princeton University, coordinated with his wife, children’s book author and fiddle player Anica Mrose Rissi, on the album’s two originals, the title track and “Wicked Heart.”