Every week, The Thread checks in with booksellers around the country about their favorite books of the moment. This week, we spoke with Akbar Watson, the owner of Pyramid Books in Boynton Beach, Fla.
Watson rarely re-reads books, but he found himself pulling an older book off the shelf this month: "The Healing Wisdom of Africa" by Malidoma Patrice Some.
The book explores the role of ritual and nature in the lives of people in Burkina Faso.
It explores "spiritual principles that can enhance us in the West, about building relationships with the community, our health and family," Watson said.
"At the time we're in, there seems to be a disconnection. We seem to be fractured as a people. And this book is good at bringing some type of restoration or healing to us as a human family."