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The Correspondents: Six Women Writers on the Front Lines of World War II

A must-read for those interested in women’s history and the Second World War.

Several People Are Typing

Existing in the slipstream of humanity’s and technology’s mutual march forward, this is a welcome if lightweight oddity that cuttingly observes the horror and humor of the modern condition.

The Perfume Thief

While the concept, the characters, and the well-researched details of the setting are intriguing, the plot drags, resulting in an underwhelming read.

How To Make an Apple Pie from Scratch: In Search of the Recipe for Our Universe, from the Origins of Atoms to the Big Bang

Cliff is an expert writer who artfully takes on a complex subject in a comprehensible, entertaining, and humorous manner. He even describes his own childhood attempt to uncover the chemical composition of an apple pie. This fascinating work is highly recommended.

Harlem Shuffle

Another can’t-miss from the versatile Whitehead, for readers who loved James McBride’s Deacon King Kong.


Sharp as a dog’s teeth and twice as ferocious, Yoder’s novel is a searing indictment of the way mothers are undervalued and ignored and expected to conform to one way of being. Not for the faint of heart (but then again, neither is motherhood), this debut’s prose pulses with energy and wit. Highly recommended for all literary fiction collections.

Beautiful Country

A haunting memoir of people and places that will stay with readers long after the last page.

Tall Men, Short Shorts: The 1969 NBA Finals; Wilt, Russ, Lakers, Celtics, and a Very Young Sports Reporter

Over 50 years after he first covered these games, Montville gives basketball fans a book they won’t want to put down.

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

The truth is often disturbing, and this thorough account by Keefe brings new truths to light. In recounting the exploits of the Sackler family, Keefe has written an engaging, unputdownable book.

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