- MARKED FOR LIFE: A Story of Disguise, Discovery, and Redemption
Throughout, she carried an albatross: a large, purple birthmark that covered her left cheek.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Monopoly: The Story Behind the World's Best-Selling Game
Two opening chapters cover the history of the game and of the city while the remainder of the book examines each set of properties in turn--from their statistical value to how well their role in the game corresponds with the character of the streets on which they are based.
- Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter
Mah revisits the territory she covered in her adult bestseller, Falling Leaves, for this painful and poignant memoir aimed at younger readers.
- 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.
- Silver, Sword & Stone: Three Crucibles of the Latin American Story
It’s a marvel for covering so much ground.
- Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire
Unfortunately, while this work is timely and filled with numerous entertaining “ready to tell” stories, it misses the mark by attempting to tackle too much under one cover.