- The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon
The book starts with Arnold’s recollection of covering the 2014 FIFA World Cup matches in Manaus, a city in the Amazon rainforest, and closes as the torch relay passes through Manaus ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics.
- The Ghost Script: A Graphic Novel
Soon an expansive cast of characters is chasing the script, eager to either expose the red baiters or cover them up.
- The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty
Hoch, who covers the Yankees for MLB.com, entertains readers with colorful details about the team’s new roster, which features a mix of homegrown young stars and dependable veterans and brought the Yankees within arm’s reach of the 2017 World Series.
- Sh*tshow!: The Country's Collapsing . . . and the Ratings Are Great
Instead of covering fluff like pie-eating contests, LeDuff and his crew dug into stories about the Flint water crisis, the desperation of those who followed the siren song of the North Dakota oil fields only to find few jobs and low wages, and the rusting, corrupt husk of Detroit
- Chips in a Bag: Classy Mr. Murray
The premise for Clodagh and James’s love story is promising, with mature characters and a romantic setting.
- Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration
Corchado tells his own story of working as a journalist covering the border region, and he also ruminates on the juxtaposition of acceptance and rejection that his fellow Mexican immigrants are shown by individuals, industries, and the government.
- Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece
Unfortunately, Benson struggles to cover his protracted story, which is alternately sketchy and repetitive.
- Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse
The story begins in the fall of 1948, with Hemingway and his wife, Mary, setting off for Venice, where he hoped to finish an ambitious writing project.
- Welcome to Lagos
Quintessential African politics,” thinks one BBC correspondent covering the minister’s story.
- Tricks for Free
Though it doesn’t push the larger Covenant story line forward, it represents significant change and growth for Antimony’s corner of the world.
- King of the Birds
Though much of the story occurs in the wild, Utkin switches up earthy hues for bright backgrounds and beings that cover the range of colors—notably shades of bright blue and gold.
- Above and Beyond: John F. Kennedy and America's Most Dangerous Cold War Spy Mission
Using a novelistic approach that involves dramatically recreated scenes and interweaving story lines, the authors go back to the early lives and Korean War service of pilots Rudy Anderson and Chuck Maultsby, while also covering Kennedy’s WWII service and postwar political ascension.
- The Austin Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from Deep in the Heart of Texas
The book opens with an intense chapter covering techniques and recipes for Austin’s famed barbecue, which might be daunting for the uninitiated.
- A Perfect Shot
Yocum has crafted a harrowing yet touching story about friendship, loyalty, and doing what is right no matter the cost.
- The Whispering Sentinel
In the introduction to this winsome novel, Kyser (True Cover) declares she aims to “educate readers about Jesus Christ and His love for them” through the pleasing story of Sandy Martin and her grandmother’s mysterious old house.