December 3, 2012
People have strong feelings about some of our lifetime’s greatest minds, but some are just not up for debate. Add to this group Christopher Hitchens, whose own brilliance remained evident even through his dying days, as he wrote his last work, Mortality.
October 9, 2012
'Reading isn’t the opposite of doing,' Will Schwalbe writes in his book. 'It’s the opposite of dying.' And herein lies the central theme of his memorable and poignant story.
April 21, 2012
Loretta Lynn is an icon in the world of country music. She makes no apologies for who she is or where she is from. The hit songs that she wrote and recorded are infused with her hard-scrabble upbringing in the mountains of Kentucky during the 1930s and '40s. Upon reading the preface and opening letter of her autobiography, Loretta Lynn: A Coal Miner's Daughter, it is immediately apparent that she is both bigger than life and down-to-earth at the same time.
January 12, 2012
Lunar Park is a tale that is as ironic as it is gripping, a fun read that makes your blood run cold, and a story that is excessively self-centered yet cathartic to the reader.