Yesterday, Time Magazine listed Don Kulick’s new book, A Death in the Rainforest (published by Algonquin Books on June 18), as one of the “Books You Need to Read This Summer”:

What does it take to study a culture? Anthropologist Don Kulick visited the small village of Gapun in New Guinea on and off for 30 years to study its dying language, Tayap. Blending academic discourse, linguistics and his personal stories about life in the remote community, A Death in the Rainforest illuminates the ways a society can change over time and become swallowed by forces of the outside world.