- 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.
- Galley Talk: Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron
Benaron writes about Rwandans with great affection and intimate knowledge, populating her story with characters whose hearts and hopes prevail beyond the terror.
- Stepping Out of the Box: An Indie Success Story
I figured out some cover options and have been applying myself to learning how to reach readers.
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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
- The Poison Tree: A True Story of Family Violence and Revenge
Prendergast, who for Rolling Stone covered the trials of teenagers Richard and Deborah Jahnke in Wyoming for the 1982 murder of their father, has produced an objective, affecting account of the case.
- Petal Pusher: A Rock and Roll Cinderella Story
In between, along with some touching scenes from her youth, Lindeen skillfully details great and not-so-great gigs, horrible hotels, wonderful (if weird) fans, boyfriends and all sorts of strange events and locations ("The walls are covered with black Astroturf").
- To Bigotry No Sanction: The Story of the Oldest Synagogue in America
In covering these broad subjects, however, the author neglects some fundamental areas.
- Unlikely Brothers: Our Story of Adventure, Loss, and Redemption
Two intertwining first-person accounts cover a 25-year span in this double narrative: Mattocks writes about growing up in homeless shelters and heading into a heavy drug scene as a teenager, while human rights activist Prendergast, a director of African affairs at the National Security Council and
- Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life
Oltuski diligently covers the darker side of diamondsâhow the brutal conflicts in Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, and Angola were financed by and fought over the gemstoneâleavening it with precisely observed accounts of the delicate,
- 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.
- The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story
In February of that year, the British press began covering the activities of an alleged poltergeist in the Fielding home.