- THE GRAND SLAM: Bobby Jones, America and the Story of Golf
From Jones's precocious early days on the Atlanta links to his sudden retreat from the media spotlight, Frost covers every detail.
- Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef: A Love Story
While the introduction does little to orient readers to the book's unconventional organization, it sets the tone for the highly intimate, lyrical essays that follow, covering the pair's whirlwind romance from meeting and eating ("That First Bite") to an Italian honeymoon, then cooking f
- MARKED FOR LIFE: A Story of Disguise, Discovery, and Redemption
Throughout, she carried an albatross: a large, purple birthmark that covered her left cheek.
- The Kitchen Readings: Untold Stories of Hunter S. Thompson
While Cleverly and Braudis try to puncture the media myth of Thompson the Indestructible (on his aborted attempt at covering Vietnam, they sardonically note that he seemed to â€œonly like danger when he was the most dangerous person in the roomâ€), itâ€™s a gentle ribbing; we s
- U.S. V. Microsoft: The Inside Story of the Landmark Case
Journalists Brinkley and Lohr, who covered the case for the New York Times, offer a giant, information-packed survey of the case's ups and downs so far, along with analyses of its prehistory and profiles of the main players and witnesses, among them Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson and th
- Tenderheaded: A Comb-Bending Collection of Hair Stories
Halima Taha, now a Muslim who covers her head, recalls being shunned as a teenager when she got her first Afro.
- Sugar in the Blood: A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire
Brilliantly weaving together threads of family history, political history, social history, and agricultural history into a vivid quilt covering the evolution of sugarâ"white gold"âand slavery and sugar's impact on the development of Barbados as well as on her own family.
- MY MOTHER'S WITNESS: The Peggy Morgan Story
Those expecting courtroom drama will be disappointed, as only three short chapters focus on Peggy's decision to testify, and Haines covers the trial via verbatim excerpts of Peggy's testimony.
- Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of Storycorps
Short but sweet, this single-disc audio edition boasts strong readings of tales that cover everything from racism and death to science and an abundance of things in between.
- Saving Yasha: The Incredible True Story of an Adopted Moon Bear
Kvatum tells the story of an orphaned moon bear, rescued in the Russian forest by Pokrovskaya and a fellow scientist, and its rehabilitation in a wilderness refuge.
- MY FORBIDDEN FACE: Growing Up Under the Taliban: A Young Woman's Story
Watch for the review of another very similar book, Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Battle for Freedom (Morrow) in Forecasts next week.
- It's Only Rock and Roll: An Anthology of Rock and Roll Short Stories
Then there is the mood of rueful mundaneness in Madison Smartt Bell's "Never Mind," covering a day in the life of a "covers" band, whose members know that it will never make the big time.
- One Day, the End.: Short, Very Short, Shorter-Than-Ever Stories
“For every story there is a beginning and an end,” Dotlich (All Aboard!)
- The Stars, the Earth, the River: Short Stories by Le Minh Khue
As a journalist who covered the Vietnam War and its aftermath, and later as a prominent writer in Vietnam, Khue has witnessed her compatriots at their noblest and most venal.
- Multiples Illuminated: A Collection of Stories and Advice from Parents of Twins, Triplets and More
Each story is short and sweet, replete with helpful information and examples of the ways in which parents have coped, and will appeal primarily to women, since every story (with one exception) was contributed by a mother.