December 24, 2018

Ignoring your children and still living guilt-free

Bare Minimum Parenting:  The Ultimate Guide to Not Quite Ruining Your Child  by James Breakwell, BenBella Books,  US $16.95, Pp 252, November 2018, ISBN 978-1946885326 In […]
December 20, 2018

Among the ravens

The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London by Christopher Skaife, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, US $6.00, Pp 256, October 2018, ISBN 978-0374113346 After […]
December 19, 2018

Imagination-packed novels to read this winter

Of Blood and Bone: Chronicles of The One, Book 2 by Nora Roberts, St. Martin’s Press, US $28.99, Pp 464, December 2018, ISBN 978-1250122995 Virgil Wander by Leif […]
December 19, 2018

Among the pirates

   Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates by Eric Jay Dolin, Liveright Publishing Corporation, US $29.95,    Pp 380, September 2018, ISBN […]
December 11, 2018

The story of America reinvented — and retold

      Marooned: Jamestown, Shipwreck, and a New History of America’s Origin by Joseph Kelly, Bloomsbury Publishing, US $32.00, Pp 512,       October 2018, ISBN 978-1632867773 […]
December 10, 2018

Best novels to read this fall

Waiting for Eden: A novel by Elliot Ackerman, Alfred A. Knopf, US $22.95, Pp 192, September 2018, ISBN 978-1101947395 Holy Ghost: A Virgil Flowers Novel by John Sandford, G.P. Putnam’s […]
December 10, 2018

Race and liberty in the land of the free

          Appealing for Liberty: Freedom Suits in the South by Loren Schweninger, Oxford University Press, US $39.95, Pp 440, October 2018,      […]
December 7, 2018

Life and work of a medieval Jewish mystic

      Nachmanides: An Unusual Thinker by Israel Drazin, Gefen Publishing House, US $24.95, Pp 240, June 2018,       ISBN 978-9652298874 With at least fifty […]
December 6, 2018

Best thrillers and mystery novels for this fall

Consumed by J.R. Ward, Gallery Books, US $26.99, Pp 416, October 2018, ISBN 978-1501194900 The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly, Berkley, US $24.00, Pp 204, September 2018, ISBN 978-0399584596 […]
December 6, 2018

What you eat may kill you

What the Health: The Startling Truth Behind the Foods We Eat, Plus 50 Plant-Rich Recipes to Get You Feeling Your Best by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, BenBella […]
December 5, 2018

The queen of rock & roll tells her story

My Love Story by Tina Turner, Atria Books, US $28.00, Pp 272, October 2018, 978-1501198243 Tina Turner — born Anna Mae Bullock — is a living legend of rock […]
December 2, 2018

Hip, flavorful, mouth-watering and healthy

Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration by Carla Hall & Genevieve Ko, Harper Wave, US $29.99, Pp 320, October 2018, ISBN 978-0062669834 Sous Vide for Everybody: […]
November 30, 2018

Race, class, masculinity and guns

Citizen-Protectors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline by Jennifer Carlson, Oxford University Press, US $19.95, Pp 248, September 2018, ISBN 978-0190902148 Every time there […]
November 29, 2018

“Opera is a space where black people write themselves into history”

Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement by Naomi Andre, University of Illinois Press, US $27.95, Pp 270, June 2018, ISBN 978-0252083570 Opera is an old and revered genre that is also […]
November 29, 2018

Fighting the Trumpian ideology

Behold America: The entangled history of “America First” and “The American Dream” by Sarah Churchwell, Basic Books, US $32.00, Pp 350, October 2018, ISBN 978-1541673403 As he […]