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German ReunificationIn his memoir All Tomorrow's Parties, Rob Spillman, the son of American expat musicians, includes a flashback to his childhood in Germany. He paints a bleak portrait of East Berlin in the 1970s, with its worthless currency, 'sour-faced' military ... Beyond the Book
Arlie Russell HochschildSociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild's eleventh book, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, was a 2016 National Book Award finalist. She has also written several magazine and newspaper articles and essays, ... Beyond the Book
The Big Dry - Rivers and Drought in AustraliaThe Big Dry was a nine-year drought experienced in Southeastern Australia from 2003 to 2012. The region suffered the most severe dry period in recorded history and assumptions made by early pioneering colonists that there would always be ... Beyond the Book
Breathtaking ButterfliesNight of Fire frequently references butterflies, often ethereal, almost infinite in variation, and miraculous in their metamorphosis: '...the butterfly's resurrection was different: the winged angel risen from a worm...It showed that anything could ... Beyond the Book
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by Michael Chabon
One of the best writers around today is Michael Chabon. I really enjoyed "Wonder Boys" and "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay", so when I ...
The Ghost of the Mary Celeste
by Valerie Martin
I LOVE the author's "old style" of descriptive yet insightful and intelligent story telling. This book is not one you can breeze through immediately, you have ...
The Universe Within
by Neil Shubin
I often find myself wondering about what is out there in the world, beyond what our mere human form can reach. How did everything come to be? Why does the universe ...
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman
To say Ove was set in his ways would be a gross understatement. But Ove’s wife loved him and he loved her. Life was good until tragedy struck – twice. Now Ove is alone ...
A Spool of Blue Thread
by Anne Tyler
“There was nothing remarkable about the Whitshanks. None of them was famous. None of them could claim exceptional intelligence. And in looks, they were no more than ...
The Sense of an Ending
by Julian Barnes
Julian Barnes' novel The Sense of an Ending is an intriguing,well written reflection by a man exploring his past relationship with a school chum and an ex girlfriend. &...
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