The New York Times named Croke’s account of J.H. Williams, or “Elephant Bill” as he came to be known, one of its 100 Notable Books for 2014. It is extremely well researched and includes interviews with his surviving family members, maps, photos and drawings done
“China Dolls” is the story of three young women whose backgrounds are about as different as they could be. They become friends, rivals, enemies and friends again over a decade that begins in 1938 in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Grace Lee, 17 when the story begins, flees
When you think about your reading life as a child, do you remember going through phases? Maybe you couldn’t get enough of the Berenstain Bears as a preschooler? Maybe there was a time when Nancy Drew was the only fiction you would read? A
Talented and well-known women’s fiction writer Lucy Dillon has produced another engaging story where a vulnerable female protagonist contemplates the fine line and bittersweet differences between tragedy and opportunity. In “A Hundred Pieces of Me”, Georgina “Gina” Bellamy has reached a crossroads in life.
This is the true story of the 33 Chilean miners trapped in a collapsed mine for 69 days from August to October 2010, near Copiapó in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert. The story made considerable international news, due to massive worldwide rescue efforts and the fact that all 33
“The Nightingale” is a superbly written story of two sisters who fight Germans in World War II in different but admirable ways. One of the sisters, Vianne Mauriac, lives with her husband and young daughter Sophie in the village of Carriveau in France. World
With spring just around the corner, that means it is once again time for baseball, the American pastime. To get yourself ready, or just to impress your friends with your vast knowledge, why not read up on the history of the sport? If you want
If you are familiar with Anne Lamott’s works, you either embrace most of her thoughts and opinions on assorted subjects and concerns, or you shake your head and contemplate her sanity. Then again, Lamott would be the first to admit she fits right in
We are accustomed to our newspapers having two separate kinds of content: the unbiased news which presents the facts of both sides of an event or issue; and opinions, where the editor, readers, columnists and the like, present their own views on events and issues.
This is a nice mystery involving Christians and Druids in the sixth century in what is now Ireland. Its protagonist is Sister Deidre, who is in probably in her 20s. She joined the convent after her young son died and she left her husband, who,