- The Best American Mystery Stories 2013
The plots and settings are more varied than a reader might expect, but what surprises is how literary many of these stories are, like the opening entry, "Smothered and Covered," by Tom Barlow, about a down-and-out guy who sees a young girl just before her mysterious death
- The Day After Roswell: A Former Pentagon Official Reveals the U.S. Government's Shocking UFO Cover-Up
His claims are so outlandish, though, that the many readers he's going to attract likely will have difficulty discerning whether they are reading a hoax, ravings or the biggest story of the century.
- Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine: Stories
Other stories feature a hypochondriac layabout son tormenting his dying mother ("40, Still at Home"); an ambitious but clearly insane assistant principal who keeps a live deadly spider on his desk ("Tarantula"); a Viet Nam vet who endures his harrowing memories of atrocities by
- Texas Bound: 19 Texas Stories
Not unlike the Lone Star state itself, the 19 short stories here cover a wide range of territory in terms of style, subject matter and setting.
- Freedom's Daughters: A Juneteenth Story
Boosted by the inspiring cover image, vigorous targeting to both markets could result in admirable sales.
- Facebook: The Inside Story
Wired editor-at-large Levy (Hackers) treats Facebook largely as a projection of its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, whom he has covered for many years.
- Hard to Forget: An Alzheimer's Story
Among the scientists whose work Pierce covers are Allen Roses and Peter Hyslop, whom he labels the "Genome Cowboys" and who, Pierce claims, failed to receive due credit for their discovery of an early-onset gene because of rivalry in the scientific community.
- Anonymous Rex: A Detective Story
You might not believe any of this 30 seconds after you close the covers, and at odd moments the narrative veers into shtick, but while it's going on you're mostly going to be dazzled by Garcia's energy and chutzpah.
- Sapp Attack: My Story
With his outsized personality, Sapp, a former defensive star with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders, assisted by David Fisher, pulls the covers off the professional gridiron league in this blunt memoir with gleeful tidbits about the greats of the game he loved.
- Chinese Opera: Images and Stories
The main point of this book is Siu's 193 photographs, though Lovrick makes a worthy attempt at covering the long history, the complex of regional styles, the levels of different character types and decoding the meanings behind the abstractions (e.g. white face paint indicates duplicity; a
- A Kabbalah of Food: Stories, Teachings, Recipes
For example, Hecht repeats the story of a husband chastised at a Shabbat dinner for not covering the challah before the wine blessing and argues the reprimand was counter to the spirit of the tradition.
- City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male
) book covers much of the same turf—and air space—as that spring release.
- Vietnam: The Complete Story of the Australian War
Although the authors cover virtually all of the war’s important political and geopolitical aspects, the focus is on ground-level combat.
- You Think That's Bad: Stories
The protagonists in Shepard's elegant, darkly tinged stories of love, sometimes misplaced, are searching for something.
- Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms: Stories and Essays
A wistful Irish sensibility and memories from a 30-year career as a peace officer in the New York City criminal justice system haunt this solid collection of six stories and seven essays from McLoughlin (Heart of the Old Country).