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The Baseball Whisperer by Michael Tackett


The Baseball Whisperer : a Small-Town Coach Who Shaped Big League Dreams by Michael Tackett Before Ozzie Smith ever heard the roar of excited Cardinal fans, he learned to listen carefully to the soft-spoken but demanding coach of an obscure semipro team playing ball among the cornfields surrounding Clarinda, Iowa. In chronicling the life of that coach – one Merl Eberly – ... Read More »

Invincible Summer by Alice Adams


Invincible Summer by Alice Adams Growing up and growing apart from friends is an inevitable-and bittersweet-part of life, one that has been poignantly captured in Alice Adams’ debut novel, Invincible Summer. The novel starts in 1997 as four friends graduate on the brink of a new millennium, and takes them through 20 summers…a delightful novel that is as insightful as ... Read More »

Black Widow by Daniel Silva


Black Widow by Daniel Silva Bestseller Silva’s riveting 16th novel featuring the legendary Israeli art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon finds Gabriel on the trail of a secret ISIS terrorist. Read More »

The Girls by Emma Cline


The Girls by Emma Cline Inspired by the infamous Charles Manson murders … a harrowing coming-of-age exploration of how far a young girl will go (and how much she will give up of herself) in her desperate quest to belong. Beautifully written and unforgettable. Library Journal Read More »

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler


Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler In the latest of Hogarth’s Shakespeare series, Pulitzer-winner Tyler retells The Taming of the Shrew, placing the sharp-tongued Kate and her would-be master Petruchio (where else?) in Baltimore. Read More »

Bill Cunningham New York


Bill Cunningham New York New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham died this week at age 87.  He was famous for pedaling around the streets of New York on his bicycle and capturing fashion on the street. This documentary of his life and work is well worth watching.   Read More »

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi


Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in ... Read More »

Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick


Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick An account of the complicated middle years of the American Revolution that shares lesser-known insights into the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Read More »

The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee


The Gene: an Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.  By the author of the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Emperor of All ... Read More »