June 3, 2012
American Tapestry The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama Rachel L. Swarns Amistad, $27.99 An intimate look at the First Lady's colorful family tree going back five generations, traversing through the Revolutionary and Civil wars, the great migration and on to the White House. (June) As Texas Goes… How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda Gail Collins Norton/Liveright, $25.95 How the conservative political agenda growing deep in the heart of Texas is creating social and economic consequences for the rest of the country.
October 14, 2011
The Puppy Diaries Raising A Dog Named Scout Jill Abramson Times Books/Henry Holt: 243 pp., $22
September 4, 2011
The lives of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edith Wharton and Emily Dickinson are explored in biographies including: "Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay," Nancy Milford, Random House, 2001. "What Lips My Lips Have Kissed: The Loves and Love Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay," Daniel Mark Epstein, Henry Holt & Co., 2001. "Edith Wharton," Hermione Lee, Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. "Edith Wharton: A Biography," R.W.B. Lewis, Fromm International, 1993. "Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds," Lyndall Gordon, Viking, 2010.
July 9, 2011
A Death in Summer A Novel Benjamin Black Henry Holt: 309 pp., $25
June 26, 2011
La Seduction How the French Play the Game of Life Elaine Sciolino Times Books/Henry Holt: 340 pp., $27
February 27, 2011 |
My Korean Deli Risking It All for a Convenience Store Ben Ryder Howe Henry Holt: 320 pp., $25 No one in Ben Howe's Boston family can remember the last person who "worked with their hands. " When Howe marries into a large Korean American family, his life becomes a series of contrasts. In an effort to save money, Howe and his wife, Gab, a highly disillusioned corporate lawyer, move into the basement of Gab's mother's house on Staten Island. From here, Howe commutes to his job ?