- Clothbound: Iconic Fabric Design - Stories of a Handmade Process
Each copy of this cloth-bound book is covered in Paterson’s two favorite designs, cut from cloth dyed the way she prefers—by hand.
- Through Other Eyes: Animal Stories by Women
The works degenerate into cliche when they cover the predictable territory of human sympathy for and guilt about abused animals, such as May Sarton's dying donkey: ``How hot his head was, poor beastie!''
- In the Spirit of a Dream: 13 Stories of American Immigrants of Color
Framing poems serve as introduction and conclusion to biographies that cover figures with accomplishments in sports, music, literature, STEM, politics, and more.
- Best Little Stories from the Civil War: More Than 100 True Stories
In more than 100 brief vignettes, Military History magazine editor Kelly covers a range of Civil War-era people, events and curiosities that readers likely never learned in history class, including the venomous temper of Mary Todd Lincoln, the Alabama county that remained loyal to the U.S.
- The Devil Is a Black Dog: Stories from the Middle East and Beyond
This impressive debut collection of 19 stories comes from Jászberényi, a Hungarian news correspondent who has covered the conflicts in Eastern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
- The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities
Moreover, O'Brien covers an amazing amount of ground but rarely stops to linger, particularly when skimming over her early career.
- Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson
Readers will close the book understanding that there are many ways to be hero—and Robinson had all the bases covered.
- In Search of the Color Purple: The Story of Alice Walker's Masterpiece
The novel became the first work by a Black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and Tillet recounts the novel’s history, covering the controversy it stirred up when published, notably for its “use of a black dialect and its celebration of lesbianism.”
- Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story
The diverse topics he covers also include printing fonts, diacritics (“U is for Umlauts”), and the ways that the alphabet can be manipulated to encrypt secrets.
- Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
Though it could probably command a book of its own, the sizable third section of the book covers the complex topic of dyslexia, explaining clearly and expertly â€œwhat happens when the brain can't learn to read.â€ One of those rare books that synthesizes cutting-edge, interdisciplinary
- DIAMOND STORIES: Enduring Change on 47th Street
This modest, accessible if somewhat academic volume, part of Cornell's Anthropology of Contemporary Issues series, covers a lot of ground, including the fundamentals of diamond mining; the origins of Jews' entry into the trade; the minutiae of the business, which still observes verbal contrac
- Star Crossed: The Story of Astronaut Lisa Nowak
Investigative reporter Moore, who covered the criminal case of Lisa Nowak for Florida Today, explains in her gripping debut how Nowak, a decorated astronaut and mother of three, could risk everything for love.
- Blood in the Water: A True Story of Small-Town Revenge
Besides thoroughly covering the trial, which ended with Landry’s manslaughter conviction, Cameron fleshes out the backstories of everyone involved, endeavors to resolve what actually happened (including who was responsible for Boudreau’s death), and explores the morality of taking the law into one’s own ha
- Restless Creatures: The Story of Life in Ten Movements
He covers a range of creatures, from upright humanoids to Urbi, the common ancestor of all bilaterally symmetrical, repetitively structured creatures such as vertebrates and arthropods.
- Converts to Judaism: Stories from Biblical Times to Today
Epstein organizes material into eight chapters, covering different historical periods, from converts mentioned in the Bible up to modern conversion in the United States and Israel.