Medical, cultural views of the heart subject of new book

Stephen Amidon will sign copies of his book, “The Sublime Engine, a Biography of the Human Heart,”on Aug. 5 at the Hotchkiss Library. Photo by Caryl Casson

SHARON — The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon will host the fifth annual Summer Book Signing on Friday, Aug. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Stephen Amidon, a resident of Greenfield, Mass., will be among the more than 30 authors there. He will sign copies of “The Sublime Engine: A Biography of the Human Heart,” written with his brother, Dr. Thomas Amidon. This is his first nonfiction work; his six novels are “Splitting the Atom,” “Subdivision,” “Thirst,” “The Primitive,” “Human Capital” and “The New City.”

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