Pop quiz! What other famous person was born on February 12, 1809? That’s right, it was Charles Darwin.
The biography “Charles and Emma: the Darwins’ Leap of Faith” by Deborah Heiligman shows how Charles’ family life impacted his research. It also depicts the struggle between religion, as represented by devout Emma, and science, as represented by the agnostic Charles, that we still face today. But it provides a beacon of hope, as Charles and Emma were completely devoted to each other and kept open minds regarding each other’s attitudes on the matter. If nonfiction reading is your forte, then be sure to check out this timely title.

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